Thursday, May 30, 2013

John Eli Burns 1855-1933 (Descendant of David Burnes)

John Eli Burns & Family
Photo donated by: Larry A. Burns (descendant of David Burnes) 

John Eli Burns & Family - Early 1900's
Photo donated by: Larry A. Burns (descendant of David Burnes)

John Eli Burns & Family - Early 1900's (back of the above photo)
Photo donated by: Larry A. Burns (descendant of David Burnes)


Headstone of John Eli Burns and his wife Sarah Anna McCloud 


Snapshot of Find A Grave online memorial for John Eli Burns

Samuel Burnes & Martha Ursula Shaver Burnes and Their 10 Children


"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them." -George Eliot

About the photo:
 
Meet my great great aunt and uncle; Samuel Burnes & Martha Ursula Shaver Burnes 
 and their 10 children. Taken in 1910, in Hope, Indiana.

Front row from left to right: 
Nona Ann Burnes Snider, Myrle Belle Burnes Ferguson, Martha Ursula Shaver Burnes, Samuel Burnes, Mary Kathryn Burnes Patterson, Alma Burnes McNealy

Back row from left to right:
Gustie Lear Burnes Gates, George Clinton Burnes, Albert Lewis Burnes, Glen Washington Burnes, John William Burnes, Daisy May Burnes Davis


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Tribute to William Burnes on March 13th

My big bro has been cancer-free in heaven for 7 years now, and Grandpa hasn't had to deal with his bad heart for 57 years. I am remembering these great men today and how ironic that they both died on March 13th, exactly 50 years apart. I am so grateful that I will see them again someday. This is where my family history journey began. There were too many coincidences that left me wondering, and wanting to learn more. Now I know the truth and continue to learn about my family history; I love "connecting the dots". Let's take a moment to remember those who have gone before us, and are now free from their pains and sufferings.

William Aaron Burnes Bio >> http://www.myburnesclan.com/2012/01/william-aaron-burnes-bio.html
William Emry Burnes >> http://www.myburnesclan.com/2010/03/my-grandparents-william-ruth-burnes.html

Monday, March 4, 2013

Robert Burns {Scottish Poet} Family History & Family Tree

Before my brother William passed away, he had a hunch about our lineage; he thought we were related to the famous Scottish Poet, Robert Burns. It's been 7 years of extensive research and I'm still chasing Robert Burns, but this time, I'm one step closer to proving the truth. So here's to hanging on and breaking through those brick walls. PRESENTING... Robert Burns, Scotland's Greatest Poet!!

Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV
  • Born: January 25, 1759, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Parent's: William Burnes & Agnes Brown
  • Died: July 21, 1796, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Buried: Robert Burns Mausoleum at St. Michael's churchyard in Dumfries, Scotland
William Burnes & Agnes Brown had the following children: (Parents of Robert Burns the Poet)
  1. Robert Burns: born 25 Jan 1759, in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. He officially married Jean Armour on 5 Aug 1788. Nine children were born to this union. Named after his paternal grandfather; Robert Burnes.
  2. Gilbert Burnes: born 1760-1827. Married Jean Breckenridge. Interred in Belton Cemetery, near Hoddington. Named after his maternal grandfather; Gilbert Brown.
  3. Agnes Burnes: born 1762-1834. Married William Goult. Interred in Dundolk Cemetery. Named after her mother; Agnes Brown.
  4. Annabella Burnes: born 14 Nov 1764 in Alloway, Aryshire, Scotland. Died, 2 Mar 1832 in Grant's Braes, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. Unmarried. Interred in Bolton Cemetery, near Hoddington. Named after her paternal granmother; Annabella Brown.
  5. William Burnes: born 31 Jul 1767 in Mount Oliphant, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. Unmarried. Died, 24 Jul 1790 in London, England. Interred in St. Pauls Churchyard.
  6. John Burnes: born 12 Jul 1769 in Mount Oliphant, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. Died, 28 Oct 1785 in Mossgiel, Maunchline, Ayrshire, Scotland.
  7. Isabel Burnes: born 27 Jun 1771 in Mount Oliphant, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. Married John Begg. Died, 4 Dec 1858 in Bridgehouse, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.
The Family Tree of Robert Burns 
(copied from the Archives at Salt Lake City Family History Library)
 Click Image to enlarge

Robert Burns was descended from the Burness family of Kincardineshire, where his ancestors were tenant farmers.  His Father William moved to Ayrshire in 1750, where Robert was born in 1759.  Robert signed his name Robert Burness until March 1786, when he adopted the spelling Burns, which is a common name in Ayrshire.

Robert Burns had a total of twelve children with four different women, which includes his wife Jean Armour.  Seven of his children were illegitimate, including the first four by Jean Armour before they were married in 1788, although under Scots law they were considered illegitimate after their parents marriage.  Of Jean's children six died young and another William Nicol Burns had no children.  all living descendants of Robert Burns and Jean Armor descend from either their granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Maitland Tombs Burns (1821 - 1909), daughter of their fourth son James Glencairn Burns (1794 - 1865), or their granddaughter Anne Elizabeth Burns (c1820 - 1889), illegitimate daughter of their eldest son Robert Burns (1786 - 1857). Robert Burns & Jean Armour, also known as the "Belle of Mauchline" fell in love in 1786, and officially married on 5 Aug 1788.

Robert Burns & Jean Armour are the parents to the following children:
(Source of information: from the Burns family history preserved in the Salt Lake Family History Library).

  1.  Robert Burns II (twin), 3 Sep 1786 - 14 May 1857. Married Ann Sherwood in 1808. She died in 1835. They had one daughter, Eliza Burns, who died in 1878. She was taken to India by her uncle James Glencoin Burns and there met and married Dr. Everett of the Indian Medical Service. Of this marriage there was one daughter, Martha Everett. Martha married Matthew Thomson of Martinstown, Killinwick, Co. Wexford, Ireland, who managed the Everett estate. They had no issue. Robert Burns II married 2nd wife, Emma Bland. They had one son, Robert Burns III. Robert Burns III married Mary Campbell. Robert Burns III and Mary Campbell had one son, Robert Burns IV, and one daughter, Jane Emma Burns.  Robert Burns IV died in 1895 in Edinburgh. Jane Emma Burns married Thomas Brown. They had two daughters, Jean Armour Burns Brown and Isabella Ferguson Brown, (buried in Woodlawn Cemetery). Jean Armour Burns Brown died in 1937 in Dumfries. Jane Emma Burns Brown and Thomas Brown immigrated to Canada about 1870 and settled at Guelph Oat.
  2. Jean Burns (twin), 3 Sep 1786 - Oct 1787
  3. Infant Girl (twin),  3 Mar 1788 - 10 Mar 1788
  4. Infant Girl (twin), 3 Mar 1788 - 23 Mar 1788
  5. Frances Wallace Burns, 18, Aug 1879 - 9 Jul 1803
  6. William Nicol Burns, 9 Apr 1791 - 21 Feb 1872. Married Catherine Adelaide Crone. She died 29 Jun 1841.
  7. Elizabeth _iddel Burns, 21 Nov 1792 - Sep 1795
  8. James Glencoin Burns, 12 Aug 1794 -10 Nov 1865. Married Sarah Robinson 1797- 11 Jul 1821. Sarah died at Neemuch, East Indies while giving birth to her third child. The baby Sarah was sent home to Dumfries and was reared by her grandmother, Jean Armour Burns.                          James Glencoin Burns & Sarah Robinson had three children:
    1. Jane Isabella Burns, born 13 Jan 1819 and died at sea aged 4 years, 5 months. 2. 
    2. Robert Shaw Burns, born May 1820, died 11 Dec 1821. 3. 
    3. Sarah Elizabeth Maitland Tombs Burns, born Nov 1821.  
      • Berkeley Westropp Hutchinson and Sarah Elizabeth Maitland Tombs Burns Children:
        • Arabella Ann Hutchinson b. 30 May 1848, d. 7 Sep 1852
        • Arthur Vincent Burns Hutchinson b. 6 Jun 1849, d. 18 Sep 1852
        • Robert Burns Hutchinson b. 8 Mar 1851, d. 8 Sep 1852
        • Berkeley Burns Hutchinson b. 22 Jun 1853, d. 21 Mar 1854
        • Annie Vincent Burns Hutchinson b. 15 Jul 1854, d. 27 Aug 1935
        • Robert Burns Hutchinson+ b. 10 Nov 1855, d. 26 Aug 1944
        • Violet Burns Hutchinson+ b. 10 Jul 1859, d. 14 Jan 1951
        • Margaret Constance Burns Hutchinson b. 5 Sep 1860, d. 8 Dec 1917
        • Marion Burns Hutchinson b. 4 Mar 1862, d. 14 Mar 1862
  9. Maxwell Burns, 25 Jul 1796 - 25 Apr 1799
Robert Burns' children from other relationships:
  1. Elizabeth Paton Burns (1785–1817), was born to his mother's servant, Elizabeth Paton (1760–circa 1799)
  2. Elizabeth (Betty) Burns (1791 - 1873) daughter of Ann Park who married John Thomson in 1808.
  3. Robert Burns (1788-?), son of Janet (Jennie) Clow. Born in Edinburgh in 1788 and later became a merchant in London.
Source: Burness Genealogy and Family history

Written on the marriage certificate of Robert Burns & Jean Armour:
"REBUKE: 5 Aug 1788. Burns - Robert in Mossgiel and Jean Armour in Mauchline before the session upon 5 August and acknowledged that they were irregularly married some years ago.The session rebuked both parties for this irregularity and took them solomnly bound to share to one another as husband and wife all the days of their life."

Burns Cottage in Alloway, Scotland (place of birth of Robert Burns)

Robert Burns Poems written in the Scottish dialect

Burial: Robert Burns Mausoleum at St. Michael's churchyard in Dumfries, Scotland


Robert Burns statue  by David Watson Stevenson (1898) in Bernard Street, Leith


Robert Burns Signature



Robert Burns Biography "Scotland's Greatest Poet" 1759-1796


Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland, on January 25, 1759, he was the first of William and Agnes Burnes' seven children. His father, a tenant farmer, educated his children at home. Burns also attended one year of mathematics schooling and, between 1765 and 1768, he attended an "adventure" school established by his father and John Murdock. His father died in bankruptcy in 1784, and Burns and his brother Gilbert took over farm. This hard labor later contributed to the heart trouble that Burns' suffered as an adult.

At the age of fifteen, he fell in love and shortly thereafter he wrote his first poem. As a young man, Burns pursued both love and poetry with uncommon zeal. In 1785, he fathered the first of his fourteen children. His biographer, DeLancey Ferguson, had said, "it was not so much that he was conspicuously sinful as that he sinned conspicuously." Between 1784 and 1785, Burns also wrote many of the poems collected in his first book, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, which was printed in 1786 and paid for by subscriptions. This collection was an immediate success and Burns was celebrated throughout England and Scotland as a great "peasant-poet."

In 1788, he and his wife, Jean Armour, settled in Ellisland, where Burns was given a commission as an excise officer. He also began to assist James Johnson in collecting folk songs for an anthology entitled The Scots Musical Museum. Burns' spent the final twelve years of his life editing and imitating traditional folk songs for this volume and for Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs. These volumes were essential in preserving parts of Scotland's cultural heritage and include such well-known songs as "My Luve is Like a Red Red Rose" and "Auld Land Syne." Robert Burns died from heart disease at the age of thirty-seven. On the day of his death, Jean Armour gave birth to his last son, Maxwell.

Most of Burns' poems were written in Scots. They document and celebrate traditional Scottish culture, expressions of farm life, and class and religious distinctions. Burns wrote in a variety of forms: epistles to friends, ballads, and songs. His best-known poem is the mock-heroic Tam o' Shanter. He is also well known for the over three hundred songs he wrote which celebrate love, friendship, work, and drink with often hilarious and tender sympathy. Even today, he is often referred to as the National Bard of Scotland.

Poems by Robert Burns, Click here >>

Poems By Robert Burns

A Man's A Man For A' That
by Robert Burns

Is there for honest Poverty 
   That hings his head, an' a' that; 
The coward slave—we pass him by, 
   We dare be poor for a' that! 
For a' that, an' a' that. 
   Our toils obscure an' a' that, 
The rank is but the guinea's stamp, 
   The Man's the gowd for a' that. 

What though on hamely fare we dine, 
   Wear hoddin grey, an' a that; 
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine; 
   A Man's a Man for a' that: 
For a' that, and a' that, 
   Their tinsel show, an' a' that; 
The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor, 
   Is king o' men for a' that. 

Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord, 
   Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that; 
Tho' hundreds worship at his word, 
   He's but a coof for a' that: 
For a' that, an' a' that, 
   His ribband, star, an' a' that; 
The man o' independent mind 
   He looks an' laughs at a' that. 

A prince can mak a belted knight, 
   A marquis, duke, an' a' that; 
But an honest man's abon his might, 
   Gude faith, he maunna fa' that! 
For a' that, an' a' that, 
   Their dignities an' a' that; 
The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth, 
   Are higher rank than a' that. 

Then let us pray that come it may, 
   (As come it will for a' that,) 
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth, 
   Shall bear the gree, an' a' that. 
For a' that, an' a' that, 
   It's coming yet for a' that, 
That Man to Man, the world o'er, 
   Shall brothers be for a' that.


A Red, Red Rose 
by Robert Burns

O my luve's like a red, red rose,
    That's newly sprung in June;
O my luve's like the melodie
    That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
    So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
    And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
O I will love thee still, my dear,
    While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve,
    And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
    Though it were ten thousand mile.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Charles S. Burnes & Josephine Trotter Burnes - Hope, Indiana

Charles S. Burnes  was born on 6 Oct 1905 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. He died on 30 Aug 1961 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA. 

Charles married Josephine Trotter  daughter of Garah Archie Trotter and Effie S. Sullivan on 8 May 1940 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. Josephine was born on 9 Jul 1915 in ,Bartholomew, Indiana. She died on 26 Sep 2006 in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. 

They had the following children:

+1 M i. Larry Lee Burnes 


Josephine Trotter Burnes & Charles S. Burnes (Donated by: Joanne Burnes)

Larry Lee Burnes - Son of Charles & Josephine Burnes (Donated by Joanne Burnes)

Samuel Clinton Burnes - 1913-1980 - Hope, Indiana

Samuel Clinton Burnes  was born on 19 Dec 1913 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA. He died on 4 Feb 1980 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. Son of Albert Lewis Burnes & Edith Loretta Patterson.

Social Security Death Index Source: (http://www.ancestry.myfamily.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693&enc=1)
about Samuel Clinton Burnes:
  • Name: Samuel Clinton Burnes
  • Last Residence:  47246 Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States of America
  • Born: 19 Dec 1913
  • Last Benefit: 47246 Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States of America
  • Died: Feb 1980
  • State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )
FUN FACTS:
Samuel Clinton Burnes served in WWII
Worked and retired as a US Postal employee.
Never Married.
Never had any children.

Samuel Clinton Burnes' Online Memorial >>



Samuel Clinton Burnes 1913-1980

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Glen Washington Burnes & Anna Hazel Fox Burnes From Hope, Indiana

Glen Washington Burnes was born on 31 Oct 1888 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. He died on 22 Dec 1981 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana.  The cause of death was massive stroke and pn. He was buried in Moravian Cemetery, Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. 

Glen married Anna Hazel Fox daughter of Adam Fox and Laura on 4 Apr 1912 in Moravian Parsonage, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA. Anna was born on 14 Oct 1892 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA. She died on 16 Oct 1977 in Hope, Bartholomew  Indiana, USA. She was buried in Moravian Cemetery, Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. 

They had the following children:

+ 1F i. Lillian Frances Burnes  was born on 16 Oct 1916. She died on 20 Dec 1954.

Photo 1:
Glen Washington Burnes (left), Lillian Frances Burnes Ziegler (back center) Anna Fox Burnes (right of Lillian). Children: Gary Ziegler (left), Ronnie Ziegler (right) 

Photo 2: Glen Washington Burnes & Anna Hazel Fox Burnes' 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Hope, Indiana. April 1962

Photo 3: Glen Washington Burnes standing on the steam machine in back.
Man & child in the front are unknown

Photo 4: Glen Washington Burnes & Anna Fox Burnes in the backyard of the original Burnes Homested; where they lived. Hope, Indiana. March 1962

Samuel Burnes & Martha Ursula Shaver Burnes From Hope, Indiana

Samuel Burnes  was born on 16 Oct 1855 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. He died on 12 Oct 1924 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. He was buried in Norristown Cemetery, Norristown, Shelby, Indiana. 

Samuel married Martha Ursula Shaver  daughter of George W. Shaver and Elizabeth Jane Snepp on 27 Sep 1877 in Shelvyville, Shelby, Indiana. Martha was born on 8 May 1858 in Jackson, Shelby, Indiana. She died on 21 Jul 1932 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She was buried in Norristown Cemetery, Norristown, Shelby, Indiana. 


They had the following children: (+ means that person had children, M & F stand for Male and Female, and the roman numerals stand for the order of children.) 


+ 1 M i. John William Burnes  was born on 6 Jul 1878. He died on 8 Jan 1965. 

2 F ii. Hallie Burnes  was born in 1879 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She died in 1886 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She was buried in Norristown Cemetery, Norristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA. 
+ 3 F iii. Daisy May Burnes  was born on 10 Dec 1880. She died on 3 Nov 1954. 
+ 4 F iv. Nona Anna Burnes  was born on 13 May 1882. She died on 23 Mar 1980. 
+ 5 F v. Alma Burnes  was born on 9 Dec 1883. She died on 18 Dec 1957. 
6 F vi. Sarah Jane Burnes  was born on 8 Aug 1885 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She died on 5 Nov 1906 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana.  The cause of death was Typhoid Fever. She was buried in Norristown Cemetery, Norristown, Shelby, Indiana. 
+ 7 F vii. Gustie Lear Burnes  was born on 6 Feb 1887. She died on 30 Dec 1968. 
+ 8 M viii. Glen Washington Burnes  was born on 31 Oct 1888. He died on 22 Dec 1981. 
+ 9 M ix. Albert Lewis Burnes  was born on 15 Jun 1891. He died on 4 Jul 1961. 
+ 10 M x. George Clinton Burnes  was born on 8 Mar 1894. He died on 8 Jan 1971. 
+ 11 F xi. Myrle Belle Burnes  was born on 25 Jul 1898. She died on 1 Aug 1982. 
+ 12 F xii. Mary Kathryn Burnes  was born on 10 Mar 1901. She died on 10 Apr 1989. 

Photo 1:
Samuel Burnes & Martha Ursula Shaver Burnes and their living posterity of 62 people. Photographed at the original Burnes Homestead in the summer of 1919. 

-Click images to enlarge.
Front Row (from left to right): Nona Ann Burnes Snider, Myrle Belle Burnes Ferguson, Martha Ursula Shaver Burnes, Samuel Burnes, Mary Kathryn Burnes Patterson, Alma Burnes McNealy

Back Row (from left to right): Gustie Lear Burnes Gates, George Clinton Burnes, Albert Lewis Burnes, Glen Burnes, John William Burnes, Daisy May Burnes Davis


Photo 2: Family photograph of Samuel & Martha Burnes' descendants;
62 total living people.



Photo 3: Family photograph of Samuel & Martha Burnes' descendants; 62 total living people.
Same photo as above but numbers are added to each person for indexing.


Photo 4: Family photograph of Samuel & Martha Burnes' descendants; 62 total living people.
Same photo as above but numbers are added to each person for indexing.

Photo 5:
 Hand written Number Index for the above photographs of the 62 living Burnes family members. (Written by Anna Fox Burnes before her passing)

Photo 5: Typed Number Index for the above photographs of the 62 living Burnes family members

CREDIT: Photos and indexes were compiled and donated by Gary Ziegler (4th cousin to Sarah Burnes Heiner)
Online Memorial for Samuel and Ursula, click here >>

You'll notice the spelling of BURNES is sometimes spelled BURNS. Many of the SAMUEL BURNES Family dropped the "E" out of BURNES.


Note:
You have my permission to copy and print any of these documents for family use only. -Sarah
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