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James Nelson Burnes
Birth: Aug. 22, 1827
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1889
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. In 1837, he moved to Platte County, Missouri and graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1853. Admitted to the bar, he commenced to practice law in Missouri. He was Attorney of the District of Missouri in 1856 and served as judge of the court of common pleas, (1868-72). He also engaged in the construction of railroads, served as president of the Missouri Valley Railroad Company and was owner-president of the St. Joseph Waterworks Company. In 1883, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses and served until his death at age 61. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Burnes (1779 - 1853)
  Mary Thompson Burnes (1787 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Skinner Burnes (1828 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Phinehas Skinner Burnes (1849 - 1852)*
  Daniel Dee Burnes (1851 - 1899)*
  Adda Skinner Burnes (1860 - 1861)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlotte Burnes*
  Lewis Burnes (1810 - 1879)*
  Susanna Burnes Mason (1817 - 1911)*
  Fielding Burnes (1819 - 1896)*
  Daniel Dearborn Burnes (1822 - 1867)*
  James Nelson Burnes (1827 - 1889)
  Calvin Fletcher Burnes (1830 - 1896)*
  Milton Burnes (1852 - 1859)*
  Mary Burnes (1853 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Mora Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 14, 2002
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James Nelson Burnes
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Happy Heavenly Birthday and rest in peace, eternally.
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