Emma Jane Burns

24 August 1844–20 January 1908 (Age 63)
Texas, United States

The Life of Emma Jane

When Emma Jane Burns was born on 24 August 1844, in Texas, United States, her father, Robert Burns, was 37 and her mother, Susan Lewis, was 25. She married Charles F Walker on 18 August 1864, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Anderson, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 2, Henderson, Texas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 20 January 1908, in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Becks Chapel Cemetery, Cross Roads, Henderson, Texas, United States.

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Charles F Walker
Emma Jane Burns
Marriage: 18 August 1864
Mary H. Walker
Caroline C Walker
Dora Bell Walker
Bera Videra Walker
Emma Amanda Walker
David Franklin Walker
Laura Aurelia Walker
Willie Burns Walker

Spouse and Children

18 August 1864
Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War

Age 2

Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma J Walker in household of Charles F Walker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma Burns in household of Robert Burns, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma J Burns in household of Robert Burns, "United States Census, 1850"

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