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Family Group Record: Jacob Biffle Burns and Martha E. (Pattie) Johnston

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen


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Husband
   Jacob Biffle Burns
   Born: May 17, 1832 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Married: ca. 1861 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: January 31, 1910 Place: Wayne or Lewis County, Tennessee; he is buried in the Burns cemetery located on the Buffalo River near the old village of Ashalnd
   Parents: Samuel L. Burns and Sarah Ann Baker

Wife
   Martha E. (Pattie) Johnston
   Born: August 8, 1843 Place:
   Died: January 31, 1911? Place: She is buried in the same cemetery as her husband
   Parents: John C. Johnston

Children

1 Sarah A. Burns
Sex Born: ca. 1862 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

2 Mattie V. Burns
Sex Born: ca. 1864 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

3 Elizabeth J. Burns
Sex Born: ca. 1865 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

4 Mary L. Burns
Sex Born: ca. 1867 Place: Tennessee
  Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

5 Anna L. Burns
Sex Born: ca. 1868 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

6 Edna Burns
Sex Born: June 7, 1869 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: June 18, 1869 Place: She is buried in the Burns Cemetery located on Buffalo River near the old village of Ashland

7 Lillie J. Burns
Sex Born: ca. 1871 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

8 Caroline K./N. Burns
Sex Born: February 1872 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

9 Lela K./N.Burns
Sex Born: ca. 1873 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: January 14, 1883 Place: She is buried in the Burns Cemetery located on Buffalo River near the old village of Ashland

10 Infant Burns (Buddie on gravestone)
Sex Born: ca. March 1875 Place: Tennessee
M Married: Place:
   Died: September 26, 1875 Place: He is buried in the Burns Cemetery located on Buffalo River near the old village of Ashland

11 Infant Son Burns
Sex Born: December 27, 1876 Place: Tennessee
M Married: Place:
   Died: December 27, 1876 Place: He is buried in the Burns Cemetery located on Buffalo River near the old village of Ashland

12 Florence B. Burns
Sex Born: January 1878 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

13 Willie J. Burns
Sex Born: December 1879 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

14 Myrtle Burns
Sex Born: June 1881 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

  • 1880 U.S. Census, District 6, Wayne County, Tennessee, T9-1284, p. 56D
  • 1900 U.S. Census, District 3, Wayne County, Tennessee, T623-1604, p. 32
  • 1910 U.S. Census, District 3, Lewis County, Tennessee, T624-1509, p. 28; Martha and Florence
  • As of 1887: Jacob B. Burns, one of Wayne County's pioneers, is a son of Samuel L. and Sarah A. Burns, and was born in 1832. His parents were Tennesseans and farmers; the father being an extensive stock raiser, in which business he became quite wealthy. he was sheriff of Wayne County two terms. He died on his farm on Buffalo River (which he purchased in 1837) in 1880. His wife died in 1877. His father, William Burns, was the first man to represent Wayne County in the State Legislature. Pattie E. Johnston became our subjects wife in 1861; she was born in 1843, daughter of John C. Johnston, and became the mother of the following interesting family. Sarah A., Mattie V., Elizabeth J., Mary L., Anna L., Edna (who died in 1876), Lillie J., Carrie K., Lela K., (who died in 1883), Florence B., Willie, Myrtle R, and two infants deceased. At the age of twenty-three our subject began doing for himself on the farm where he now lives, which was given him by his father. It consists of 500 acres, 300 acres of which are in a good state of cultivation. He raises corn, small grain and cotton and has recently paid considerable attention to stock raising. In 1867 he, in partnership with J. A. Clendennin, opened a mercantile house in the village of Ashland; but at the end of ten years our subject sold out and engaged in the same business on his farm, continuing about five years. His mercantile life did not prove successful, although he is a man of good business qualifications. He joined the Confederate Army in 1862 and served until 1863, when he was discharged on account of disability. After remaining at home about one year he re-entered the service, remaining about six months, when he again became disabled and did not again enlist. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and is a Democrat. His wife belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
 



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