Posted By:Boice Burns
Post Date:February 22, 1998 at 16:16:37
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Forum:Tennessee Genealogy Forum
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JOHN B. BURNS b1681 Scotland d1784 Cumberland CO, PA spouse unknown. Three known children:
Leard, Ann & Martha. No info available on Ann or Martha. Leard was born in PA d1784 Chester CO,SC.
Married to Jennett -?-.LAIRD BURNS and wife Jennett had 7 children including JAMES BURNS b1746
Cumberland CO,PA d1814 Christian CO,KY. Another son was LEARD(Laird/Lard?)BURNS#2 b1756 Cumberland CO,PA
d1840 Roane CO,TN married to Jane -?-. JAMES BURNS b1746 in PA(spouse unknown)had two known children:
LAIRD(Leard/Lard?)#3 b1784 SC d 1858 Hopkins CO,TX and married 1812 Logan CO, KY to MARY POLLY WEAR.
The other child of James Burns was JOHN BURNS married to Margaret -?-. No other info on this John or
Margaret. It has come to my attention recently that when LEARD BURNS#2 migrated into Roane County,TN,
about 1802 his son JOHN WILLIAMSON BURNS became separated from the family and they lost track of him completely.
My GGGF was John Burns who appeared "out of the woodworks" ca1800-05 in Bedford County,TN and married
MARGARET WILSON there in 1811. Can anyone tell me if my GGGF John Burns is the same as John Williamson
Burns? Or is my GGGF John Burns the same as John the son of JAMES BURNS and the brother of LEARD BURNS#2
who married Mary Polly Wear in Logan Co,KY? Any help at appreciated!Boice Burns,14019 East Cypress Forest DR,
Houston,TX 77070-3009.