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Descendants of John BURNS

This genealogy was created by Jack Burns of Bovina Center and submitted by Ray LaFever, January 31, 2002.

First Generation

1. John BURNS. John married NANCY ---. They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Moses BURNS was born 1781 and died 1811.

Second Generation

2. Moses BURNS (John) was born 1781 in Ireland. He died 1811 after a fall off a roof, helping to build first frame house in Bovina. This house was located on Erksine farm on Boggs Road, now owned by Lapinell. Moses married Catherine SINCLAIR, daughter of John SINCLAIR, on 5 Jul 1803. Catherine was born in Orange County and died in Bovina Center, New York. She was buried in old UP Cemetery, Bovina Center. They had the following children:

3 F i. Betsy BURNS. Betsy married James KIRKPATRICK.

+ 4 F ii. Catherine BURNS.

5 M iii. Moses BURNS. Moses married Sarah MITCHELL, daughter of Robert MITCHELL and Sarah KERR. Sarah was born 7 Nov 1818. She died 31 Jan 1858.

+ 6 F iv. Nancy BURNS was born 1805 and died 1876.

+ 7 M v. John BURNS was born 7 Mar 1807 and died 16 Apr 1896.

Third Generation

4. Catherine BURNS (Moses, John). Catherine married John RENWICK. They had the following children:

8 F i. Mary RENWICK was born 14 Nov 1864 in Delaware Co., New York. She died in LeRoy, Mn.. Mary married Henry MEYER on 1864.

9 M ii. John RENWICK was born in Delhi, New York. John married Nettie MOAR on 24 Mar 1874 in McGregor, Iowa.

+ 10 F iii. Jeanette RENWICK.

11 F iv. Catherine RENWICK. Catherine married James WRIGHT.

12 M v. James RENWICK.

+ 13 F vi. Margaret RENWICK was born 22 Aug 1834 and died 11 May 1915.

6. Nancy BURNS (Moses, John) was born 1805 in Bovina Center, New York . She died 1876 in Grant County, Wisconsin. Nancy married William LEWIS, son of John LEWIS and Annie WILSON. William was born 21 Apr 1795 in Hawick, Scotland. He died 20 Feb 1868 in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. They had the following children:

14 M i. John LEWIS was born 2 Mar 1822 in Bovina Center, New York . He died 10 Mar 1910 in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. John married Frances LOUGHRAN, daughter of James LOUGHRAN and Phoebe BURGANDIS, in Bovina Center, New York . Frances was born 3 Mar 1824. She died in Patch Grove, Wisconsin.

+ 15 M ii. Thomas Elliott LEWIS was born 5 Jan 1826 and died 3 Mar 1913.

16 M iii. Moses LEWIS was born 16 Oct 1827 in Bovina Center, New York. He died in Madison, Wisconsin.

+ 17 M iv. William LEWIS was born 21 Dec 1829 and died 1 Mar 1912.

18 M v. Walter LEWIS was born 1831 in Bovina Center, New York . He died Nov 1903 in Ramone, Kansas. Walter married Francis WALTERS.

19 M vi. James LEWIS was born 21 Mar 1836 in Bovina Center, New York. James married Mary Ann RYAN on 1863 in Prarie Du Clair, Wisconsin.

+ 20 M vii. Alexander LEWIS was born 1840 and died 1874.

21 M viii. Andrew LEWIS was born 1846 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 1864 in Jacksonville, Tn.

22 F ix. Katherine LEWIS was born 27 Nov 1847 in Bovina Center, New York. Katherine married John RYAN on 19 Mar 1860 in Prairie du Clair, Wisconsin.

+ 23 M x. Wilson F. LEWIS was born 26 Jun 1852.

24 M xi. James LEWIS.

7. John BURNS (Moses, John) was born 7 Mar 1807 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 16 Apr 1896 in Bovina Center, New York. John married Nancy ORMISTON, daughter of William ORMISTON and Jane GRAHAM, on Apr 1832 in Bovina Center, New York. Nancy was born 2 Sep 1813 in Bovina Center, New York. She died 6 Nov 1877. They had the following children:

25 M i. Moses E. BURNS was born 18 Aug 1833. Moses married Mary J. SCOTT, daughter of Thomas SCOTT, on 11 Jul 1863 in Bovina Center, New York.

+ 26 M ii. William BURNS was born 28 Nov 1834.

+ 27 F iii. Jennette BURNS was born 3 Sep 1839 and died 15 Feb 1885.

28 M iv. John Sinclair BURNS was born 2 Aug 1841 in Bovina Center, New York and was christened 1863 in Served in NY144th Reg War Between States. He died 1 Apr 1863 in Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Alexandria, Va. and was buried 1863 in Died from sickness, not battle.

+ 29 M v. James BURNS was born 6 Jan 1845.

+ 30 M vi. Alexander BURNS was born 8 Dec 1848 and died 5 Oct 1939.

+ 31 M vii. John Douglass BURNS was born 9 Sep 1858 and died 1934.

Fourth Generation

10. Jeanette RENWICK (Catherine BURNS, Moses, John). Jeanette married Peter HERON. They had the following children:

32 F i. Cora HERON.

13. Margaret RENWICK (Catherine BURNS, Moses, John) was born 22 Aug 1834 in Delaware Co., New York. She died 11 May 1915 in Cresco, Iowa. Margaret married Thomas Elliott LEWIS, son of William LEWIS and Nancy BURNS, on 28 Apr 1853. Thomas was born 5 Jan 1826 in Delaware Co., New York. He died 3 Mar 1913 in Cresco, Iowa. They had the following children:

33 M i. John A. LEWIS.

34 M ii. William LEWIS.

35 M iii. James LEWIS.

36 F iv. Jennett LEWIS.

+ 37 F v. Margaret LEWIS.

15. Thomas Elliott LEWIS (Nancy BURNS, Moses, John) was born 5 Jan 1826 in Delaware Co., New York. He died 3 Mar 1913 in Cresco, Iowa. Thomas married Margaret RENWICK, daughter of John RENWICK and Catherine BURNS, on 28 Apr 1853. Margaret was born 22 Aug 1834 in Delaware Co., New York. She died 11 May 1915 in Cresco, Iowa. They had the following children:

38 M i. John A. LEWIS.

39 M ii. William LEWIS.

40 M iii. James LEWIS.

41 F iv. Jennett LEWIS.

+ 42 F v. Margaret LEWIS.

17. William LEWIS (Nancy BURNS, Moses, John) was born 21 Dec 1829 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 1 Mar 1912 in Lancaster, Wisconsin. William married Catherine RYAN on 11 Nov 1854 in Prairie du Clair, Wisconsin. Catherine was born 7 Aug 1835 in Albany, New York. They had the following children:

+ 43 M i. James Monroe LEWIS was born 7 Aug 1855.

44 F ii. Nancy Deborah LEWIS was born in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. Nancy married Joseph DONNELLY.

20. Alexander LEWIS (Nancy BURNS, Moses, John) was born 1840 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 1874 in Sedgwick City, Kansas. Alexander married (1) Rosa GILBERT. Alexander also married (2) Rosan GILBERT on 1870 in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. They had the following children:

45 M i. George LEWIS. George married Minnie SMITH.

46 M ii. William Lee LEWIS. William married Pearl SMITH.

23. Wilson F. LEWIS (Nancy BURNS, Moses, John) was born 26 Jun 1852 in Bovina Center, New York. Wilson married Mary Jane WOFFENDEN, daughter of John WOFFENDEN and Mary NOWEL, in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. Mary was born 18 Oct 1849 in Ulster County, New York. They had the following children:

47 M i. Frank A. LEWIS was born 17 Jun 1876.

48 F ii. Mary A. LEWIS was born 23 Jan 1878.

49 M iii. John LEWIS was born 4 Sep 1879.

50 F iv. Sarah LEWIS was born 11 Jan 1885.

51 F v. Mabel LEWIS was born 11 Mar 1882.

52 F vi. Daisy LEWIS was born 22 Apr 1887.

53 F vii. Nancy LEWIS was born 5 Jun 1890.

26. William BURNS (John, Moses, John) was born 28 Nov 1834. William married Emily Jane MCFARLAND. They had the following children:

+ 54 M i. William Douglas BURNS.

55 F ii. Lula Emily BURNS was born 28 Oct 1867. Lula married Charles A. FONES.

56 M iii. Clarence Sinclair BURNS. Clarence married Alice M. LEWIS.

27. Jennette BURNS (John, Moses, John) was born 3 Sep 1839. She died 15 Feb 1885. Jennette married Frank Coulter ARMSTRONG, son of John C. ARMSTRONG and Isabella COULTER, on 2 Jul 1863. Frank was born 7 Jan 1838 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 6 Oct 1925 in Bovina Center, New York. They had the following children:

+ 57 M i. William M. ARMSTRONG was born 16 Feb 1870 and died 1943.

58 F ii. Bessie ARMSTRONG was born 13 May 1880 in Bovina Center, New York. She died 6 Jun 1951 in Delhi, New York 13753. She was buried in Bovina Center Cemetery. Bessie married (1) William Armstrong GLADSTONE, son of George GLADSTONE and Helen STRANGEWAY, on 23 Nov 1905. William was born 11 Mar 1878. He died 23 May 1909. Bessie also married (2) Ted FULLER, son of Ed A. FULLER and Lottie MILLER, on 25 Nov 1914 in Walton, New York. Ted was born 22 Sep 1883. He died 1937.

29. James BURNS (John, Moses, John) was born 6 Jan 1845 in Bovina Center, New York. James married Elinor J. MCFARLAND on 10 Jun 1875 in Bovina Center, New York. They had the following children:

+ 59 M i. Ralph J. BURNS was born 21 Jan 1884.

30. Alexander BURNS (John, Moses, John) was born 8 Dec 1848 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 5 Oct 1939 in Bovina Center, New York. Death certificate lists areterio sclerosis as cause of death. Alexander married Nancy Isabella MILLER, daughter of John Thomas MILLER and Nancy ARMSTRONG, on 15 Feb 1871 in Bovina Center, New York. Nancy was born 21 Aug 1852 in Bovina Center, New York. She died 27 May 1931 in Bovina Center, New York from exhaustion due to old age. They had the following children:

60 F i. Agnes Belle BURNS was born 25 Sep 1872 in Bovina Center, New York. She died 12 Aug 1964 in Bovina Center, New York. Agnes married David DRAFFEN, son of John DRAFFEN and Eliza Jane STEUPES, on 15 May 1895 in Bovina Center, New York. David was born 8 Jan 1871 in Zena, New York. He died 1942 in Bovina Center, New York.

+ 61 F ii. Ellen Miller BURNS was born 5 Nov 1874 and died 21 Mar 1908.

+ 62 M iii. John Sinclair BURNS was born 22 Mar 1888 and died 7 Nov 1955.

31. John Douglass BURNS (John, Moses, John) was born 9 Sep 1858 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 1934 in Bovina Center, New York. John married Margaret DOIG, daughter of William S. DOIG and Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, on 20 Nov 1879 in Delhi, New York 13753. Margaret was born 20 Nov 1856 in Andes, N.Y.. She died 21 Jun 1925 in Bovina Center, New York. They had the following children:

+ 63 M i. Arthur BURNS.

+ 64 F ii. Eva Jennette BURNS was born 10 Dec 1885.

+ 65 F iii. Elizabeth BURNS was born 1 Jan 1887.

+ 66 M iv. William Clinton BURNS was born 20 Feb 1888.

Fifth Generation

37. Margaret LEWIS (Margaret RENWICK, Catherine BURNS, Moses, John). Margaret married R.J. MITCHELL on 16 Aug 1899 in Cresco, Iowa. They had the following children:

67 F i. Madeline MITCHELL.

68 F ii. June Virginia MITCHELL.

69 M iii. James MITCHELL.

42. Margaret LEWIS (Thomas Elliott LEWIS, Nancy BURNS, Moses, John). Margaret married R.J. MITCHELL on 16 Aug 1899 in Cresco, Iowa. They had the following children:

70 F i. Madeline MITCHELL.

71 F ii. June Virginia MITCHELL.

72 M iii. James MITCHELL.

43. James Monroe LEWIS (William LEWIS, Nancy BURNS, Moses, John) was born 7 Aug 1855 in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. James married Marie COLLIER on 17 Jun 1883. Marie was born Sep 1855. They had the following children:

73 F i. Bessie LEWIS was born 25 May 1884. Bessie married Leslie T. HILL.

74 F ii. Sada LEWIS was born 25 Feb 1886. Sada married Charles HARVEY.

54. William Douglas BURNS (William, John, Moses, John). William married Elizabeth TERRY. They had the following children:

75 F i. Mildred Lorena BURNS.

76 M ii. William Aubrey BURNS.

77 F iii. Agnes Eileen BURNS. Agnes married Fletcher L. RENTON on 22 Jan 1925.

57. William M. ARMSTRONG (Jennette BURNS, John, Moses, John) was born 16 Feb 1870 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 1943 and was buried Bovina Cemetery. William married Mary KAUFMAN, daughter of George KAUFMAN and Leaurina SPRAGUE, on 10 Feb 1890 in Bovina Center, New York. Mary was born 24 Aug 1871 in Margaretville, New York. She died 1929. They had the following children:

78 M i. George ARMSTRONG was born 18 Jun 1892 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 10 Mar 1893 in Bovina Center, New York.

79 F ii. Buelah ARMSTRONG was born 16 Mar 1894 in Bovina Center, New York and was christened in Buried in Bovina Center Cemetery. She died 17 Aug 1966. Buelah married Art DECKER, son of George DECKER and Ada TOMPKINS, on 10 Sep 1918.

80 M iii. John ARMSTRONG was born 1903 and was christened in Buried Bovina Cemetery. He died 1968. John married Blanche ROBSEN, daughter of Robert ROBSEN and Nettie SILVER, in Bovina Center, New York.

59. Ralph J. BURNS (James, John, Moses, John) was born 21 Jan 1884. Ralph married Ethel HUDSON. They had the following children:

81 M i. Renwick H. BURNS. Renwick married Dorothy RIDDELL on 9 Oct 1925.

61. Ellen Miller BURNS (Alexander, John, Moses, John) was born 5 Nov 1874 in Bovina Center, New York and was christened 24 Oct 1875 at Bovina U.P. She died 21 Mar 1908 in South Bay, New York and was buried in North Bay, New York cemetery. Ellen married Sylvan Ackerman LA FEVER, son of Benson D. LAFEVER and Jane BEDFORD, on 17 Nov 1897 in Bovina Center, New York. Sylvan was born 5 Nov 1873 in Rosendale Plaine, Ulster Co. New York. He died 10 Jan 1940 in Patterson, N.J. They had the following children:

82 M i. Benson Alexander LA FEVER was born 15 Jun 1900 in Bovina Center, New York . He died 15 Apr 1982 in Massena, N. Y. and was buried in Bovina Cemetery. Benson married (1) Anna Bell BARNHART on 31 May 1923 in Bovina Center, New York. Anna was born 7 Nov 1893 in Bovina Center, New York. She died 7 Mar 1980 in Watertown, N.Y.. Benson also married (2) Margaret NAMYNAMIK on Oct 1981 in Massena, New York.

83 M ii. Clarence LA FEVER was born 18 Aug 1904 in Norwich. He died 23 Dec 1979 in Long Island, New York. Clarence married Paige GRAHAM.

84 F iii. Ruth Isabella LA FEVER was born 2 Jul 1904 and died 20 Sep 1906.

62. John Sinclair BURNS (Alexander, John, Moses, John) was born 22 Mar 1888 in Bovina Center, New York. He died 7 Nov 1955 in Margaretville, New York and was buried Bovina Cemetery. John married Elizabeth Jane CARNRIGHT, daughter of Alfred CARNRIGHT and Mary Jane DRAFFEN, on 1 Jan 1913 in Kingston, New York. Elizabeth was born 1 Sep 1888 in Chichester, New York. She died 16 Jul 1952. They had the following children:

85 F i. Mary Isabelle BURNS

86 F ii. Agnes Vivian BURNS

63. Arthur BURNS (John Douglass, John, Moses, John). Arthur married Matie E. ROBINS. They had the following children:

87 F i. Ruth E. BURNS.

88 M ii. Arthur J. BURNS.

64. Eva Jennette BURNS (John Douglass, John, Moses, John) was born 10 Dec 1885 in Bovina Center, New York. Eva married Howard E. MCPHERSON, son of A. Fitch MCPHERSON and Julia FULLER, on 13 Dec 1910. Howard was born 25 Jan 1881. He died 18 Oct 1932. They had the following children:

89 M i. Hugh Worthington MCPHERSON was born 7 Apr 1912. Hugh married (1) Wilma PAGE. Hugh also married (2) Katherine PARKS on 1935.

65. Elizabeth BURNS (John Douglass, John, Moses, John) was born 1 Jan 1887. Elizabeth married James RUTHERFORD, son of John Sinclair RUTHERFORD and Lucinda SIGNOR. They had the following children:

90 F i. Evelyn L. RUTHERFORD.

91 M ii. James Douglas RUTHERFORD.

66. William Clinton BURNS (John Douglass, John, Moses, John) was born 20 Feb 1888 in Bovina Center, New York. He died in Bovina Center, New York. William married Emily Eleanor ELLIOTT, daughter of John ELLIOTT and Ella SQUIRES, on 15 Feb 1915 in Kingston, New York. Emily was born 3 Nov 1887 in New Kingston. She died 3 Jul 1966 in Delhi, New York 13753. They had the following children:

92 M i. Robert Elliott BURNS

93 M ii. James Leroy BURNS

94 F iii. Eleanor Margaret BURNS

95 M iv. John Clarence BURNS

96 F v. Kathryn Elizabeth BURNS




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