John R. Burns

Brief Life History of John R.

When John R. Burns was born about 1859, in Wood, Texas, United States, his father, Eli Jacob Burns, was 25 and his mother, Laura Phoebe Gibson, was 23.

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Eli Jacob Burns
Laura Phoebe Gibson
George W Burns
John R. Burns
Margaret Jamie "Jennie" Burns
Marion P. Burns
William J. Burns
Martha J. Burns
Peter Burns
Carolyn E. Burns
Robert Lee Burns
Minnie Belle Burns
Jesse James Burns

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    World Events (3)

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland and northern England): habitational name from any of various places called formerly Burnis, Burnes, or Burnhouse (named with burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Kincardineshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, and possibly Argyll.

    English and Scottish: variant either of Burn , with post-medieval excrescent -s, or of Barnes .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see Byrne ), with excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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