|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1829|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1905|
Caleb Burns - is a son of Jonathan and Nancy (Williamson) Burns, who came from Berkeley County to Jefferson, in 1825. He was born in this county August 17, 1829 and is now a prosperous farmer residing in the Kabletown district. In Charlestown, February 7, 1856, he married J. Armand Lock, a daughter of William E and Rachel (Myers) Locke, whose home has always been in Jefferson County. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Burns are: J. E., born October 30, 1857, lives in Charlestown; William M, August 16, 1858 lives in this district; Ewell Winchester, deceased; Mary L and John L. April 26, 1865, the former living at home and the latter living in Charlestown. William M is a farmer and is married to Laura A Rohar. They have two children who are deceased. J. E. married Bettie Stugart, and one child was born to them, who died in 1881. During the troubled days of the last war, Caleb Burns held a responsible position in the commissary department in the Confederate Army, serving for eighteen months, till 1863. He is now engaged in agricultural pursuits, owning two tracts of land containing 401 acres, limestone and soapstone, with good orchards on both farms. His post office address is Rippon, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Caleb Burns (1829-1905)
The following obit for Caleb appeared in the August 20, 1905 local newspaper:
Mr. Caleb Burns, a prominent citizen of this county, died at Budland, his home near Rippon, Thursday morning. Mr. Burns was a retired farmer having given up active business some years ago. An attack of illness five years ago enabled his health to the extent that he never entirely recovered from it. His health failed seriously two weeks ago and for several days preceding his death little hope was entertained for this recovery. Death came on his seventy-sixth birthday.
A son of the late Jonathon Burns, he was born in this county, August 17, 1829. Socially, Mr. Burns was kindhearted and genial, and his death will be the source of genuine sorrow among a wide circle of friends. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Schuyler Bradley of Harrisonburg, VA and three-son s, Messrs. William, Mr. J. Ed and John Locke Burns of this county.
Funeral services were held on his late residence Sunday morning, conduct ed by Rev. Dr. A.C. Hopkins and Rev. C. Sydenstrucker after which the remains were interred in Edge Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. John Calston, B.F. Ramey, H.T. Miley, Clev Moore, William Wilt, William Beall, James H Conklyn and John W Locke
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Jonathan Burns (1798 - 1864)
Nancy C. Williamson Burns (1800 - 1862)
Mary Burns Anderson (1821 - 1904)*
John Caleb Burns (1827 - 1894)*
Caleb Burns (1829 - 1905)
Edge Hill Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Dec 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6046055