162. Thomas BURNS
(508) was born in 1761 in Ireland.
(357) Thomas Burns was born in
1761 in Ireland. He died on Feb 2 1846 in Clarion Co., PA.
(579)(509) Thomas Burns died
on February 2, 1846, in Clarion County, PA. Thomas Burns served in the Revolutionary
War. -- Martha Burns.
Thomas Burns was father of Eleanor Burns, b: 2 July 1796 in Chester Co., PA,
m: 15 October 1815 d: 27 January 1865 in Nickleville, Clarion Co. PA. Eleanor's
mother was Margaret McNeil. -- Patricia Roberts.
Tom Burns, descendant of Thomas Burns, has extensive history of the Burns family
in his published family history. -- Burns History.
"There are only two clues, as far as I know, relating to the birthplace
of Thomas Burns. Perhaps the best, and first, is in a History of Thomas Burns,
written by Caroline Monks of Cleveland, OH., in 1976: "In the fall of 1946
I went to Kittanning and Clarion (PA) to see what I could learn at the courthouses,
and I went to Curlesville and Sligo (PA) to try to find someone descended from
Thomas and Margaret. Also, I hoped to locate their graves, but I did not accomplish
this. Someone suggested that I call on Mrs. Martha Hamilton of Hawthorn. I paid
her a brief visit one afternoon, and she graciously permitted me to copy some
information from a piece of paper which appeared to be a copy of a Bible Record,
but, although I have tried earnestly to locate this Bible I have never been able
to do so. As I believe that Thomas and Margaret lived with their son Archibald
for a number of years before their deaths, it would seem reasonable that if there
is a Bible which once belonged to them it must now be in the possession of some
descendent of Archibald. The paper,which Mrs Hamilton permitted me to copy was
headed: "Children of Thomas Burns,Senior, son of an Irish Peer, Ireland,
and of Margaret Montgomery of Scotland. It stated that Thomas was born in Ireland
in 1761." On this trip, I also visited Mrs Flora L. Ketner of Sligo,PA.,
who told me she was a grand daughter of Archibald Burns. She did not know where
Thomas and Margaret were buried, she did not know of a Family Bible, but she
did have some information which she promised to send to me. I received a letter
from her dated Nov. 19,1946, containing the same information I had obtained from
Mrs Hamilton. There was a difference in the heading, however. She wrote: "Thomas
Burns, Sr. was the son of an Irish Peer in Ireland. His wife, Margaret Montgomery,
was born 1769 and died June 1848." How can we then account for the records
given to me by Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Ketner? I have concluded that both of these
ladies misinterpreted this record, that Mrs Kerner s was a copy of Mrs Hamilton
s except that she actually stated that Margaret Montgomery was Thomas wife, which
both ladies believed. However, the record shown to me by Mrs Hamilton can be
interpreted in a different way, namely, these are the children of Thomas Burns,
who was the son of an Irish Peer of Ireland and Margaret Montgomery of Scotland.
This would mean that Margaret Montgomery was Thomas mother, and that it was his
intention to record where his parents came from. We know that his wife Margaret
was born in this country. Therefore I do believe that Margaret Montgomery was
his mother." *End of excerpts from Caroline Monk*" -- Burns History,
"The second clue can be found in a History of St. Joseph co. Indiana on
page 854. in an autobiography of Hon Albert Minnis Burns There is, I believe,
at least one error in this sketch, which says that Thomas Burns, his father,
was a native of the north of Ireland, born on the 5 of August, 1812, but when
a young man he came to America,. taking up his abode in Pennsylvania where he
became a prominent contractor and builder, devoting his entire life to that Pursuit
. ( if we now look at the Register of Relatives developed by William W. Burns,
a grandson of Thomas and Margaret Burns, we will find that there was a Thomas
Burns, b. 5th of August, 1812 to Thomas and Margaret Burns, but Thomas and Margaret
at that time were in Pennsylvania, not Ireland). we can readily conclude that
it was not Albert s father who was born in Ireland, rather it was Albert s grandfather.
It may be that an error was made by the publisher of the book in transcribing
information probably furnished by Albert M Burns." -- Burns History, p.1.
"From the Lycoming Gazette of July 10, 1825, page 3, found at the J.B.Library
in Williamsport, PA., this item: A certain messuage, or tract of land,situate
in Chapman Twp. ,in said county, containing 100 acres more or less, adjoining
lands of Robert Lusk,Esq., and others, on the north side of the west branch of
the Susquehanna, about two miles above the mouth of the Sinnamahoning creek,
with the appurtenances consisting of a Log Dwelling House and Barn thereon erected
with about thirty acres of cleared land, in the occupancy of Thomas Burns. Seized,
taken in execution, and to be sold as the property of the said Thomas Burns.
Sheriff's Sale of 100 acres more or less, adjoining lands of John Baird, John
Caldwell, and others and the river Susquehanna, with a cabin dwelling house,
and stable thereon erected, with about thirty acres of cleared land, in the occupancy
of John Barr Seized, taken in execution and to be sold as the property of Thomas
Burns and John Barr." -- Burns History, pp. 1-2.
He was married to Margaret MCNEIL (MCNEAL) in 1787 in Chester Co., PA.
(357) Thomas Burns married Margaret
NcNeil or NcNeal in 1787 at Chester Co., PA. Thomas Burns and Margaret McNeil
has 14 children, and all but one had children. William was the only one who
did not, as he died as as an infant. -- Martha Burns
There is extensive history of all descendants of the 14 children of Thomas Burns
and Margaret McNeil in the Burns family history written by Tom Burns. -- Burns
The Burns History and Wendy Muir agree on the names of the 14 children and all
of their birth dates and places, except for the date of William Burns. -- Muir,
163. Margaret MCNEIL (MCNEAL)
(508) was born on Feb 22 1769 in Chester Co., PA.
(357) Date and place of birth. She died on Jun 4 1848 in Clarion
(509)(357) Date and place
of death. "Thomas Burns, b. 1761, was in Chester County [PA] and in the
right township during the years when Margaret McNeil [granddaughter of Elizabeth
Hamilton] was of marriageable age. The Margaret McNeil identified [as the granddaughter
of Elizabeth Hamilton in Elizabeth's will] is believed to have become the wife
of Thomas Burns, b. 1761." -- Tom Burns
Margaret McNeil was one of many grandchildren mentioned by name in the will of
Elizabeth Hamilton. Elizabeth Hamilton had two sons, Hector and Archibald.
Elizabeth could have been the child of either one. -- Tom Burns.
Margaret McNeil was the mother of Eleanor Burns, b: 2 July 1796 in Chester Co.,
PA, m: 15 October 1815 d: 27 January 1865 in Nickleville, Clarion Co. PA. Eleanor's
father was Thomas Burns. -- Patricia Roberts. Children were:
Esther BURNS was born on Apr 15 1789 in West Marlborough, Chester Co., PA.
Birth date and place. She died after 1889.
Hector BURNS was born on Feb 14 1791 in Chester Co., PA.
(585)(357) Birth date and
place. He died on Jul 14 1858 in Wayne Co., OH.
(586) Death date and place.
Catherine BURNS was born on Dec 19 1793 in Lycoming Co., PA.
(587)(357) Catherine Burns
was born on Dec. 19, 1792, maybe in Lycoming, PA. -- Burns.
Catherine Burns was born on Dec. 19, 1792, in Lycoming, PA. -- Muir.
was born on
Jul 2 1796 in Chester Co., PA.(589)
(357) Eleanor Burns was born July 7, 1796, Lycoming Co. (?), PA. --
Eleanor Burns was born July 7, 1796, Lycoming, PA. -- Muir.
Eleanor Burns was born July 2, 1796, in Chester Co., PA. -- Gale Myers, Patricia
Helen, married to George S. Myers, was 64 in the July 1860 Census. -- 1860 Census.
She died on Jan 27 1865 in Nickleville, now Venango Co., PA.
(386) Eleanor Burns died on Jan. 2, 1865. -- Burns.
Eleanor Burns died on January 27, 1865, in Nickleville, Clarion Co., PA. -- Gale
Eleanor Burns, b: 2 July 1796 in Chester Co., PA, m: 15 October 1815 d: 27 January
1865 in Nickleville, Clarion Co. PA Age at death: 68. Burial: Georgeville Cemtery,
Myers Mill, Venango Co., PA. Father: Thomas Burns, Mother: Margaret McNeil.
-- Patricia Roberts.
Eleanor Burns died at age 68 of consumption. -- Helen Myers.
Ellen. -- T.H. Myers.
Eleanor. -- Martha Burns, 1850 Census.
Helen. -- 1860 Census.
Elizabeth BURNS was born on Aug 21 1798 in Lycoming Co., Berkeley, PA.
Elizabeth Burns was born August 21, 1798, in Lycoming Co., Berkeley,
PA. -- Burns.
Elizabeth Burns aws borh August 21, 1798, in PA. -- Muir.
She died in 1848 in Davis Co., IA.(594)
Date and place of death.
James BURNS was born on Aug 21 1798 in Lycoming Co., PA.
(595)(357) Date and place.
He died on Mar 9 1873 in Van Buren, IA.(596)
Date and place.
Nancy A. BURNS.
Archibald BURNS(357) was born
on Mar 31 1802 in Pine Creek Township, Lycoming Co., PA.
(357) The wives and children of Archibald Burns can be found in the
Wendy Muir family tree. -- Muir.
William W. BURNS was born on Oct 23 1804 in Pine Creek Township, Lycoming
Co., PA.(597) William Burns was born
Oct. 23, 1794, in Pine Creek Township, Lycoming Co., PA. -- Burns.
William W. Burns was born Oct. 23, 1804, in Pine Creek Township, Lycoming Co.,
PA. He died Infant.(531) Thomas Burns
and Margaret McNeil has 14 children, and all but one had children. William was
the only one who did not, as he died as as an infant.
Margaret Gallagher Montgomery BURNS was born on Jan 18 1806 in Pine Creek
Township, Lycoming Co., PA.(357)
Harriet Duncan BURNS was born on May 17 1807 in Pine Creek Township, Lycoming
Richard BURNS was born on Jun 17 1801 in Pine Creek Township, Lycoming Co.,
Thomas BURNS(357) was born on
Aug 5 1812 in PA.(357) The wives and
children of Thomas Burns can be found in the Wendy Muir family tree. -- Muir.
Stephen Duncan BURNS(357) was born
on Dec 25 1814 in Pine Creek Township, Lycoming Co., PA. The wife and children
of Stephen Burns can be found in the Wendy Muir family tree. -- Muir.