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Elizabeth Kinnear Burns
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1820
Jennings County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1908
Decatur County
Iowa, USA

Mr. and Mrs. BURNS were married July 14, 1836, and have lived together fifty years. They have had eleven children, seven of whom are living THOMAS, living in Montana Territory; ROBERT, in Nebraska; ISAAC, in Pueblo, Colorado; CALVIN, in Nebraska; ISABEL, at home; ADDIE, wife of B. M. SHANK, of Centerville, Iowa, and JOHN. The deceased are HENRY B., who served in the Fourth Iowa Infantry, and was wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge. After the war he engaged in the lumber trade at Des Moines. August 11, 1867, he drowned, while fishing in the Des Moines River. He was twenty-five years of age. EMMA died at the age of seventeen years. The other children died in infancy. ISSAC served in the Second Colorado Battery during the war. He was wounded at the battle of Blue River. Mr. and Mrs. BURNS are now in fair health, and are members of the Baptist church, at Leon. In early life he was a Whig, but has been a Republican since the party was organized.

Decatur County Journal
April 23, l908

ELIZABETH KINNEAR BURNS, daughter of ROBERT and KETURAH KINNEAR, was born in Vernon, Indiana, November 23, l820, and died at the residence of her son in Leon, Iowa, April l8, l908, at the advanced age of 87 years, 4 months and 25 days.

The deceased was united in marriage to ABNER M. BURNS in Franklin, Indiana, July l9, l836, living together as husband and wife 57 years.
She was the mother of eleven children; seven of this number preceded the mother to the city of the departed, while four remain to mourn the absence of a true, kind and tender mother, ISAAC, of Pueblo, Colo.; CALVIN, of Junction City, Oregon; JOHN R., and MRS. BELLE HARVEY, of Leon, Iowa. The deceased and husband came to Davis County, Iowa, in l849, and to Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, in l853, where as early settlers they endured many of the trials and privations of pioneer life.

Sister BURNS was converted at the early age of twelve years and became a member of the church, giving the best of her life to the delightful service of God for a period of 75 years. She and husband were consistent members of the First Baptist Church at Leon; she was conscientiously a Baptist because she believed the principles as taught by them as God's people, yet she often worshipped with the membership of the other churches represented in the city; she was a firm believer in the old time religion and was strongly attached to the covenant meetings of the church; she was a constant reader of the precious Word of God as the old Book left in the home bears witness by the number of marks found. Since the death of her aged husband, which occurred fifteen years ago, she made her home with her son, JOHN, and wife, receiving at their hands kind care and attention till the end came, caused by paralysis, and she is at rest, precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

The funeral occurred at the Baptist Church in Leon, April 20, l908, at 2 p.m. and was largely attended by kind friends and sympathizing neighbors, the services being conducted by Rev. F. Edwards, of Osceola, an old time friend and Pastor, assisted by the resident Pastors of the city, after which the remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband and children in the Leon Cemetery to await the resurrection of the just. May the kind Father comfort the hearts of the bereaved ones
left to mourn.
Oh how sweet it will be
In that beautiful land,
So free from all sorrow and pain.
With songs on our lips,
And harps in our hands,
To meet one another again.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
September l5, 200l
Family links: 
  Robert Kinnear (1795 - 1877)
  Keturah Chenoweth Kinnear (1797 - 1875)
  Abner M. Burns (1815 - 1893)*
  Henry B. Burns (1842 - 1867)*
  Isaac T. Burns (1847 - 1925)*
  William F Burns (1852 - 1855)*
  Margaret Isabella Burns Harvey (1855 - 1931)*
  Emma D Burns (1857 - 1875)*
  Addie M Burns Shank (1860 - 1888)*
  Elizabeth Kinnear Burns (1820 - 1908)
  Ruhamah Kinnear (1841 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Leon Cemetery
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Sec.D, Lot 57
Created by: Susan Stott
Record added: Aug 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116170831
Elizabeth <i>Kinnear</i> Burns
Added by: Susan Stott
Elizabeth <i>Kinnear</i> Burns
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Elizabeth <i>Kinnear</i> Burns
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