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GENERAL JAMES BURNS Jr. was born at the home of his parents in Derry Twp., Mifflin Co. Pennsylvania on July 4, 1802. He remained until he reached his majority. His eduation being confined to such opportunities as the neighborhood afforded was therefore necessarily limited, though quick perceptive faculties and a remarkably clear and comprehensive mind made, in a great degree, amends for the lack of early attainments.
Having been made familiar with the labor connected with farming, JAMES BURNS, before the age of 22, left the homestead and rented a farm in the vicinity, which was cultivated for two years. He was, on the 13th of June 1823, married to Miss CARTES STEELY.
JAMES & CARTES BURNS moved to Lewistown PA. He started the Agency for the Pioneer Line of Packets and Stages. For 10 years he was in the business of contracting throughout the state. He chiefly built locks and constructed tunnels for Pennsylvania Railroad.
JAMES BURNS was a skillful political worker. He served two successive terms in the State Legislature. He was a member of the State Board of Canal Commissioners for four years. Part of that time he served as its President.
Private business influenced him to decline further political honors other than that of Treasurer of Mifflin County PA. Business interest of the Borough and being President of the Mifflin County National Bank kept him busy. He was always a leading spirit in the organization and construction of various railroads throughout the state.
GENERAL JAMES BURNS, though not connected by membership, was a warm supporter of the Presbyterian Church. His death occurred at his home in Lewistown on the 26th of October 1879 in his 78th year.
The wording of this biography is taken directly from the History of Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys, Vol 1. pp 528-530. Philadelphia. Everts, Peck and Richards. 1886.
GENERAL JAMES BURNS is buried in St Marks Presbyterian Cemetery in Lewistown, Mifflin Co. PA.
GENERAL JAMES BURNS JR'S parents are JAMES BURNS, Sr. and MARY DIXON. JAMES BURNS, Sr. was born on May 21, 1772 at the home of his parents in Derry Twp, Mifflin Co. Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. Their children all having been born in Mifflin Co PA were:
1) MARTHA BURNS b. 5/3/1800
2) JAMES BURNS JR. (The General) b. 7/4/1802
3) MARY BURNS b. 6/13/1804
4) ELEANOR BURNS b. 12/17/1806
5) WASHINGTON BURNS b. 3/2/1808
6) ROBERT BURNS b. 5/3/1810
7) SARAH BURNS b. 12/23/1813
8) DIXON A. BURNS b. 8/12/1815.
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