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William Burns
b: 14 Oct 1757
d: 4 Sep 1845
Biography
Owsley County was formed from Clay County in 1843.
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PENS # S. 16669


Son of Charles Burns and Mary Morris Burns.
In 1777 William along with his father Charles and brothers all of the age 16 or older took the oath of Allegiance to Virginia and the New United States.




William served in the Virginia forces in Gen Christy''s campaign against the Cherokee Indians in east Tennessee in July 1776. Under Capt Martin Luit Brice Martin and ensign John Martin.
After the Cherokee campaign in December 10 1776 William enlisted for 6 months garrison duty along with 600 men, in July 1777 the Cherokee signed a treaty and William returned to Henry county Virginia. William moved to Wilkes county, North Carolina by 1778 ,Where He enlisted in the Wilkes co North Carolina Militia under Micajah Lewis Co of Col. Gordon''s regt. he later hired a sub to finish his tour of enlistment.
Five of his brothers also fought against the cherokee Indians. John, Andrew, Alexander and Samuel.


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William Burns,DAR Ancestor Number A018415, fought at the Battle of King''s Mountain.




For documentation, please refer to:
(1) Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution This book is based on Federal Pension Applications; State payments; Draper''s Manuscripts; Heitman''s List of Continental officers; Muster Rolls; and other primary resources. The entries are alphabetic by surnames and contain the following, if found: date and place of birth; name of wife; data and place of marriage. This is documented by: Bobby Gilmer Moss
Scotia-Hibernia, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages


(2)His Revolutionary War Pension Application.


William Burns Sr. married Nancy Chandler
Facts
  • 14 Oct 1757 - Birth - ; , Pittsylvania, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • 1840 - Census - "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org ; Clay County, Kentucky, USA
  • 4 Sep 1845 - Death - ; Trixie, Clay County, Kentucky, USA
Ancestors
   
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Charles Burns
Abt. 1720 - 1789
  
  
  
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William Burns
14 Oct 1757 - 4 Sep 1845
  
 
  
Merriwether Webb
20 Apr 1697 - 6 Feb 1774
 
 
Mary Ann Webb
1729 - 1795
  
  
  
Elizabeth Martin
9 Aug 1708 - March 08, 1805
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Charles Burns
BirthAbt. 1720Scotland
Death1789 Henry County, Virginia, USA
MarriageAbt. 4 Jan 1774to Ann Rea at Virginia, Colonial America
Marriage1779to Ann Rea at Henry County, Virginia, USA
Marriage1745to Mary Ann Webb at Virginia
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Webb
Birth1729Goochland, Goochland County, Virginia, USA
Death1795 Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Marriage1745to Charles Burns at Virginia
MarriageBef. 1745to Morris
FatherMerriwether Webb
MotherElizabeth Martin
CHILDREN
MWilliam Burns
Birth14 Oct 1757, Pittsylvania, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death4 Sep 1845Trixie, Clay County, Kentucky, USA
Marriage18 November 1795to Nancy Chandler at Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
FSusan Burns
BirthAbt. 1772Colonial America
Death
FAnn Burns
BirthAbt. 1759Colonial America
Death
MAndrew Burns
BirthAbt. 1757Colonial America
DeathAft. 1833Kentucky, USA
MSamuel Burns
BirthAbt. 1754Colonial America
Death
MCharles Burns
BirthAbt. 1753Colonial America
Death
MJohn Arthur Burns
BirthAbt. 1750Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death29 Jan 1805Haywood County, North Carolina, USA
Marriageto Nancy Ann Walker
MAlexander Abner Burns
BirthAbt. 1747Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death1 Nov 1829Blount County, Alabama, USA
Marriageto Mary Ellen Roach
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Burns
Birth14 Oct 1757, Pittsylvania, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death4 Sep 1845 Trixie, Clay County, Kentucky, USA
Marriage18 November 1795to Nancy Chandler at Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
FatherCharles Burns
MotherMary Ann Webb
PARENT (F) Nancy Chandler
Birth22 Nov 1761, , Virginia, USA
Death1808 , Halifax, Virginia, USA
Marriage18 November 1795to William Burns at Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MBrice Burns
Birth1780Buscombe, North Carolina, United States
DeathMay 1850Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
FSarah Burns
Birth1801, , Virginia, USA
Death20 Apr 1881, Clay, Kentucky, USA
MPhillip Burns
Birth18 Apr 1800North Carolina, United States
Death11 Jan 1886Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States
FKeziah Burns
Birth1805
Death1832Clay, Kentucky, United States
MWilliam Burns
Birth1802Carteret, North Carolina, USA
Death1868Buffalo Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky, USA
MAndrew Jackson Burns
BirthABT 1790Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Death17 MAY 1857Clay County, Kentucky, USA