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Anthony R. Butcher (View posts)
Posted: 4 Aug 2000 12:35PM GMT
Looking for information concerning my maternal grandmother, Clara Ima Wigley-Burns. She was born Jan. 25, 1905 in Whitsboro or Fort Worth, TX in Lamont or Sherman County). Her father was Mack Wigley, born in Mississippi and her mother was Christine Flory, born in Indiana. She had a brother named Otto and a sister named Mable. Christine later married a man by the last name of Burns who adopted the children. Clara was first married to James Holder, and bore him Harry Alvis (lived 17 months), Bobby Vernon (1930), Geneva Louise (1925), Marvin William (1920), Charlie Thomas (1927) and Otto Irvin (1922). After James' death, Clara married James' brother, Herman Osban Holder (my grandfather). She bore Herman three daughters, Marie, Wanda and Patricia (my mother). This probably took place around Dallas-Fort Worth. Have not found Whitesboro, but have found Whitsboro, which is in Grayson County on the Texas-Oklahoma border across from the Indian Territory. Any information concerning these people would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Burns, TX

Posted: 7 Nov 2000 7:04PM GMT
Edited: 30 Jun 2001 11:58PM GMT
Ther is Whitesboro in Grayson Co Tx. I have ancestors named Burns that lived in and around that county in 1890-1900.However none of the names are familiar to me. I am however looking for siblings to my g-gfather whois buried in Grayson County.He was Charles George Burns died in 1899.Know he had a brother named John and John's wife was Betty or Elizabeth,they lived in Gainsville,Cooke County Tx (adjacent).
Dorothy

BURNS, TX

Posted: 4 Dec 2000 7:06PM GMT
Edited: 22 Aug 2001 3:34AM GMT
MY BURNS FAMILY CAME FROM COOKE CNTY. MY GGRANDFATHER WAS EQUILLA. HE HAD BROTHERS NAMED GEORGE C., JOHN L,WILLIAM G AND SAMUEL 2 SISTERS MARY E AND VIRGINIA A. ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME BRANCH OF THE BURNS FAMILY? tHERE FATHER WAS GEORGE W.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BURNS

JUDY ALEXANDER (View posts)
Posted: 26 Mar 2001 8:56PM GMT
LOOKING FOR A GEORGE WASHINGTON BURNS WHO LIVED IN TX. NOT FOR SURE WHERE, BEEN TOLD IN RED RIVER CO, AND BEEN TOLD SOMEWHERE AROUND CLAUKVILLE, TX HAD 2 CHILDREN THAT I KNOW OF MARY E. BURNS BORN 2-16-1879( MY GRANDMOTHER) AND A SON GEORGE DAVID BURNS BORN 5-27-1886. IF YOU THINK IT MIGHT BE FROM YOUR BURNS ANY INFO WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED . JUDY ALEXANDER 25835 GLEN LOCH DR. SPRING, TX 77380 281-296-0723 , OR E-MAIL ME

Re: Burns, TX

Posted: 22 Feb 2006 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burns
Is this the family you are looking for??

Descendants of George W. Burns

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE W.2 BURNS (JOHN W.1) was born 1819 in South Carolina, and died 1880 in Burns City, Cooke County, Texas. He married JANE BELLINGTON Nov 08, 1843 in Marshall County, Tennessee. She was born 1824 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1880 in Burns City, Cooke County, Texas.

Notes for GEORGE W. BURNS:
BURNS CITY, TEXAS. Burns City is on Farm Road 372 fifteen miles southeast of Gainesville in southeastern Cooke County. The community developed in 1881 when mineral water was discovered near the homesite of a man named Burns, who, convinced of the healing properties of the water in the forty-foot well, planned to turn the area into a health resort. He built a sixteen-room hotel in what became the town square. In 1882 a Masonic lodge became the second building on the square, and on June 2, 1884, the residents of the settlement by then known as Burns City voted to incorporate. A post office operated there from 1884 until 1907. Over the next few years the town added a flour mill and a cotton gin. By 1890 the town had an estimated population of 300 and eight businesses, though by the mid-1890s its hotel was no longer in operation. The population of Burns City had dropped below 100 by the 1920s and was twenty-five in 1956 and seventy-five in 1968. In the 1970s Burns City comprised the New Hope Church and a number of scattered dwellings. From the early 1970s through 1990 a population of sixty-one was reported.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Gainesville Daily Register, August 30, 1948. A. Morton Smith, The First 100 Years in Cooke County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1955).
David Minor

More About GEORGE W. BURNS:
Census 1: 1850, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Southern Division, Pg. 174, Fam. 39
Census 2: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 3: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38
Census 4: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 13

More About JANE BELLINGTON:
Census 1: 1850, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Southern Division, Pg. 174, Fam. 39
Census 2: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 3: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38
Census 4: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 13

More About GEORGE BURNS and JANE BELLINGTON:
Marriage: Nov 08, 1843, Marshall County, Tennessee

Children of GEORGE BURNS and JANE BELLINGTON are:
i. JAMES R.3 BURNS, b. 1844, Tennessee; d. Date Unknown.

More About JAMES R. BURNS:
Census 1: 1850, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Southern Division, Pg. 174, Fam. 39
Census 2: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Douglass, Beat 8, Pg. 121, Fam. 845

2. ii. EQUILLAH BURNS, b. 1846, Tennessee; d. Date Unknown.
iii. JOHN L. BURNS, b. 1848, Mississippi; d. Date Unknown.

More About JOHN L. BURNS:
Census 1: 1850, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Southern Division, Pg. 174, Fam. 39
Census 2: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 3: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38
Census 4: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 13

iv. WILLIAM G. BURNS, b. Jul 1850, Mississippi; d. Date Unknown.

More About WILLIAM G. BURNS:
Census 1: 1850, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Southern Division, Pg. 174, Fam. 39
Census 2: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 3: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38

v. GEORGE C. BURNS, b. Dec 24, 1852, Nacogdoches County, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About GEORGE C. BURNS:
Census 1: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 2: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38

vi. VIRGINIA A. BURNS, b. Dec 24, 1852, Nacogdoches County, Texas; d. Nov 29, 1929, Ravia, Johnston County, Oklahoma.

More About VIRGINIA A. BURNS:
Census 1: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 2: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38

vii. SAMUEL BURNS, b. Abt. 1855, Nacogdoches County, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About SAMUEL BURNS:
Census 1: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 2: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38
Census 3: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 13

3. viii. MARY E. BURNS, b. Abt. 1858, Nacogdoches County, Texas; d. Date Unknown.


Generation No. 2

2. EQUILLAH3 BURNS (GEORGE W.2, JOHN W.1) was born 1846 in Tennessee, and died Date Unknown. He married MARGARET ?. She was born Abt. 1847 in Tennessee, and died Date Unknown.

More About EQUILLAH BURNS:
Census 1: 1850, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Southern Division, Pg. 174, Fam. 39
Census 2: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 3: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 11

More About MARGARET ?:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 11

Children of EQUILLAH BURNS and MARGARET ? are:
i. GEORGE4 BURNS, b. Abt. 1870, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About GEORGE BURNS:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 11

ii. WILLIAM BURNS, b. Abt. 1871, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About WILLIAM BURNS:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 11

iii. NELSON BURNS, b. Abt. 1874, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About NELSON BURNS:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 11

iv. THOMAS BURNS, b. Abt. 1875, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About THOMAS BURNS:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 11

v. MARTHA BURNS, b. 1879, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About MARTHA BURNS:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 11


3. MARY E.3 BURNS (GEORGE W.2, JOHN W.1) was born Abt. 1858 in Nacogdoches County, Texas, and died Date Unknown. She married DAVID OZMENT. He was born Abt. 1849 in Mississippi, and died Date Unknown.

More About MARY E. BURNS:
Census 1: 1860, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Briley Town, Beat 6, Pg. 105, Fam. 744
Census 2: 1870, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, Pg. 6, Fam. 38
Census 3: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 12

More About DAVID OZMENT:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 12

Children of MARY BURNS and DAVID OZMENT are:
i. MARGARET4 OZMENT, b. Abt. 1875, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About MARGARET OZMENT:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 12

ii. GEORGE OZMENT, b. 1879, Texas; d. Date Unknown.

More About GEORGE OZMENT:
Census: 1880, Cooke County, Texas, Pct. 3, 3.114.2, Fam. 12

Re: BURNS, TX

Posted: 10 Jun 2006 4:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BURNS
STELLA,

I HAVE LOST YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS. PLEASE CONTACT ME.

THANKS,
DOROTHY NEWBERRY
2212 MARTIN LANE
TYLER, TX 75701

903 593-0500

Re: Burns, TX

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 4:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burns, Hays
Hello,

Well, I don't think it is my line, but lots of the places and names are the same as my line. Just havent figured it out yet. I know my g grandfather was a Charles George Burns and he lived in Grayson County, had roots in Fannin county, but was born in Alabama. The only sibling I have proof of is a sister Martha Jane Burns Hays of Crowell, Foard Co. TX. I also believe another sibling was John Cunningham Burns of Gainesville, Cooke County Tx. Do you have any info on any of these? Also know that Martha stated on her death cert. that her father was Equilla Burns and mother was Bruce. Assume it is Lucinda Gaines Bruce.
Thanks,
Dorothy Newberry
Tyler, TX
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