LINKS IN THE BURNS WEBSITE
JAMES BURNS, ESQ.
BURNS FAMILY DNA PROJECT
WILLIAM TURNER BURNS
SOME INDIANA BURNS'
INDEX TO BURNS WEBSITE
JOHN B BURNS
JAMES BURNS 1790
OTHER PA BURNS'
CHARLES RUSHTON BURNS
CHARLES EARL BURNS
The webmaster of this site is Norma Burns Farmilo now at email@example.com
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There is some information about these people on my Indiana site.
WASHINGTON BURNS SR. (JAMES ESQ.,JOHN,JOHN, JOHN B, JOHN) was born 1788 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania. He is the son of JAMES BURNS, ESQ. and ELIZABETH MCGILL. He has a son WASHINGTON ALEXANDER BURNS (JR.?) as well as a nephew named WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON BURNS married ELLEN TURNER b. 12/6/1784 Lewistown PA, the daughter of JAMES H. TURNER b. abt 1765 and MARY BEATTY b. abt 1760 & the granddaughter of JOHN TURNER b. 1739. WASHINGTON BURNS died in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., PA in 1831. He had young children at that time.
1) WASHINGTON ALEXANDER BURNS b. 3/25/1820 in Mifflin Co PA d. 3/12/1895 in White Co Indiana, m. MARTHA J DELONG 3/28/1847 in Montgomery Co Ohio.
2) FRANCES MARION BURNS, minor (under age 14) in 1833. Orphan's Court papers.
3) WILLIAM TURNER BURNS (my ancestor) b. 1819 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co Pennsylvania. Married in Lewistown on 11/12/1840 to ANNA MARY (RUSHTON?) COOPER(click on the link).
4) MARTHA BURNS (Mifflin Co PA's Orphan's Ct 8/18/1831).
5) MARY BURNS (Mifflin Co PA's Orphan's Ct 4/8/1833).
6) MARGARET BURNS (Mifflin Co PA's Orphan's Ct 4/8/1833).
7) LIBERTY M. BURNS (WASHINGTON, JAMES, JOHN, JOHN, JOHN B, JOHN)
b. Mifflin Co PA. June 5th, 1810 d. 3/29/1879 Monticello, White, Indiana.
From: "Mark Lussky" email@example.com , Subject: Liberty Burns, Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:07:45 -0400
While reviewing the old newspapers at the Jefferson County History Center in Brookville, Pennsylvania I came across the name Liberty Burns in the New Era for Feb. 24, 1864. I note a different Liberty Burns, Maj. Liberty M. Burns, on your Burns family website. I thought you might be interested in the arrest and jail expense records I attach hereto. I also attach some other matter I have turned up. I have not analyzed these records yet; I suppose they were father and son Liberty Burnses in two different units in the civil war and that they were cousins of the Major. But I donít know (yet) which one was in jail. I wanted to get this off to you while the idea to do so was fresh in my mind. I know you can turn up this info on the web as I did, but Iím sure no one else has access to the old newspapers here but those of us at the Jefferson County History Center.
Very truly yours, MARK LUSSKY
From: PEGGY ALTMAN
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 2:40 PM
LIBERTY M BURNS Obituary 29 Mar 1879 - The Monticello Herald Journal in White Co IN.
"MAJOR LIBERTY M BURNS is dead. Not only has a family been stricken with grief and dear friends called to sorrow over the ravages of death, but the entire community has suffered a serious loss and is stirred with sincerest regrets. When of last Thursday, March 27th, 1879, just after midday, it was softly said along our streets and wherever two or three were together, LIBERTY BURNS has just died, just passed away, though sad, was not unexpected news. For months the worst has been looked for. Since last August his health had rapidly failed. For three months past his sufferings were severe. Disease had laid a strong and unrelenting hand upon vital parts of the body, and slowly but surely did its work. MAJOR B.(Burns) was born in Mifflin Co PA. June 5th, 1810. Would have been 69 years of age next June. In November 12, 1837, he was married to MISS AMANDA GRIGGS who survives him. He leaves but one child, MRS. BERKHIMER, of Missouri. His son SAMUEL, died in 1867. In 1830 he came to White Co IN. For about 40 years, Monticello or the immediate vicinity has been his home. In 1848 after the discovery of gold on the Pacific coast, he went to California making the trip across the plains.
His father's family consisted of 10 children, four sons and six daughters, but one brother, WASHINGTON A BURNS of this county, survives and three sisters, MRS. MCELHOES, near Monticello, one in PA and one in Dayton OH.
He became a member of the Presbyterian church of Monticello. He is buried in Old Monticello Cemetery on Main St".
2)SARAH BURNS is probably his sister. Again, where is the proof?
There is a SARAH BURNS WEST who d. 2/5/1896 age 84 years.
PAUL FRANCIS BURNS, JR joined the New Castle PA Chapter and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution with the following line through WASHINGTON ALEXANDER BURNS:
1) PAUL FRANCIS BURNS, JR (Paul Francis Sr.; Washington Alexander; Francis Marion; Washington Jr.; Washington Sr.; James, Esq.; John, John, John (B); John) b. 12/3/1927 born at 65 Stewart Ave, Greenville, Mercer Co, PA
2) PAUL FRANCIS BURNS, SR. b. 6/4/1904 White City, Indiana d. 3/10/1956 West Palm Beach FL m. to ETHEL IRENE UBER b. 12/15/1906 Armstrong City PA d. 2/25/1987 Greenville PA
3) WASHINGTON ALEXANDER BURNS b. 10/16/1883 Guernesy, Indiana d. 11/4/1948 Lafayette, Indiana m. URA HANAWAY b. 10/11/1883 Jasper City, Indiana d. 1942 Indiana
4) FRANCIS MARION BURNS, only son of WASHINGTON BURNS b. 10/18/1853 Guernsey, Indiana d. 3/14/1902 Union Twp near Guernsey, Indiana m. 10/29/1879 White Co Indiana to EMMA L. MOORE b. 1862 d. 12/10/1933 Guernsey, Indiana. Survived by his widow and two children: WASHINGTON A BURNS AND MARGARET O BURNS and an only sister, MRS JAMES V VINSON (History of White County [Indiana] p. 442)
5) WASHINGTON BURNS, JR b. 3/25/1820 Mifflin Co PA d. 3/12/1895 White Co, Indiana m. 3/28/1847 Troy, Ohio to MARTHA DELONG b. 2/10/1828 Montgomery Co, Ohio d. 7/27/1899 White Co, Indiana
6) WASHINGTON BURNS b. 1788 Lewistown PA d. 1831 Lewistown PA m. ELLEN TURNER b. Lewistown PA d. Lewistown PA
7) JAMES BURNS ESQ. d. 10/23/1814 Lewistown PA m. 12/26/1766 ELIZABETH MCGILL d. 12/1/1825 Lewistown PA
PAUL BURNS' proofs for his lineage on his application are as follows: generation
1) Birth cert., marriage licence, army discharge
2) Birth certificate., marriage licence, death certificate.
3) Obituary 11/5/1948 Herald Journal, Monticello, Indiana, death cert.
4) Entry from History of White Co, Indiana pg. 442, marriage licence, death cert.
5) Marriage licence, pension application, entry from White Co Indiana pg. 443
6) Orphan's court affidavit (1 and 2) on file Mifflin Courthouse in Lewistown PA
7) Military accounts records P.S.A., Rev. War Payment Record P.S.A. Entry from Venango Co PA Pioneers and People (J.H. Beers) Vol 2 pg 892
8) Marriage Licence, from PA Vital Records entry from minutes of Supreme Council P.S.A.pg 646 & 647, entry from History of Mifflin Co PA, pg. 176 & 177, Last will & testimony, entry from History of Mifflin Co PA P.S.A. pg 146 & 147, Assessment of Derry Twp for 1790.