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Agnes Gray Burns
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1839, Scotland
Death: Apr. 23, 1915
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

PIONEER RESIDENT IS CALLED BY DEATH
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Mrs. Anges Gray Burns Died at Home of Her Daughter, Mrs. T. L. Reed Friday Aged 79 Years
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CAME TO THIS VICINITY IN 1857

Anges Gray Burns was born in Jedburg, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1839 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. L. Reed, April 23, 1915.
She was married to George Burns on New Years day 1857 and the following June came to America with her parents and two sisters.
They settled in Marshall County where they engaged in farming. In 1868 they removed to a farm in Hallock Township.
Nine children were born to this union; Mrs. John Gallup, of Blue Ridge, Jennie Burns, of S. Bartonville; Adam of Washington, Ill.; William of Northampton; Mrs. T. L. Reed, of Medina; Mrs. J. S. O'Dell of Abington, Ill; Mrs. R.E. Stephens, Great Falls, Montana and two who died in infancy.
All the children living were present at the funeral except Mrs. R. E. Stephens, who could not come on account of sickness in the family, and Adam of Washington, Ill.
After the death of her husband she removed to Chillicothe until 1912, thereafter making her home with her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Stephens, at Great Falls, Mont., until a few months ago, when failing health compelled her to return to Illinois.
Early in youth she untied with the Presbyterian Church in Scotland.
After coming to Chillicothe and not finding a church of her creed, she united with the Plymouth Congregational Church, of which she was a member until her death.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Martin of Blue Ridge assisted by Rev. Dr. Carr of Chillicothe.
The services were held in the church at Blue Ridge, Sunday, April 25th, where a large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to their dear, old friend.
Rev. Martin had known Mrs. Burns for many years. He conducted the funeral service of her husband and it was her last request that is Rev. Martin were living that he would conduct hers. Rev. Martin delivered an excellent eulogy upon the Christian life and character of Mrs. Burns, paying a fine tribute to her staunch fidelity to her husband and family and her abiding faith in all her friends.
Dr. Carr also paid a fine tribute to the strong, upright character of Mrs. Burns, to John Knox and the people of Scotland, for their firmness, and fidelity to their religion and God. 
 
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 Spouse:
  George Burns (1826 - 1899)
 
 Children:
  Isabelle Burns Gallup (1857 - 1930)*
  Adam Burns (1862 - 1930)*
  Jennie M Burns (1862 - 1939)*
  William James Burns (1864 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth B Burns Reed (1868 - 1930)*
  Nannie Burns O'Dell (1873 - 1953)*
  Susye T Burns Stephens (1878 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blue Ridge Cemetery
North Hampton
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: DauofaRanger
Record added: Apr 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50987788
Agnes <i>Gray</i> Burns
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Agnes <i>Gray</i> Burns
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