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George Washington Burns
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1846
St. Francois County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1931
Long Prairie
Todd County
Minnesota, USA

Born in St. Francis County, on a farm near Caseyville to Littlebury Crane Burns and Susannah Perdue.

He moved with his family to Fulton Arkansas where he was drafted into the Civil War in the Confederate Army at the age of 14. He deserted after 2 years and found his way to Illinois where he enlisted in the 20th Illinois Infantry Company C for the Union Army.

Married Martha Peterson on October 10, 1878 in Salem, Pierce County Wisconsin. They lived in Maiden Rock, Pierce County WI for 5 years then in Faulkton, South Dakota for 12 years before moving to Leslie Township in Todd County MN in 1894 where they farmed. They moved into Long Prairie at about 25 years of marriage.

George and Martha had 8 children: Ida, John, George, Sidney, Lawrence, Anna, Lester and Roy. They had 18 grandchildren.

George participated in the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) and was the last living member of the E.T. Wood Post. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Martha Peterson Burns (1853 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  George Andrew Burns (1884 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Long Prairie
Todd County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Lisa Moschkau
Record added: Feb 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104512321
George Washington Burns
Added by: Lisa Moschkau
 
George Washington Burns
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