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John Henry Burrows
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Birth: 1852
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1926
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA

John Henry Burrows was born in 1852 in Missouri. He came to Indian Territory in the early 1890s and located near what is now Copan, Washington County, Oklahoma, on the Little Caney River.

On December 24, 1874, in Shoal Creek, Newton County, Missouri, John Henry married Mary Elizabeth Medlen, daughter of John and Sarah (Landers) Medlen, of Missouri. Born to John and Mary were their seven children, William, Marion, Perla, Maude, Nettie, Lemuel, and John Burrows.

Mary Elizabeth (Medlen) Burrows died March 13, 1898 and is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas. Sometime after Mary Elizabeth's death, John Henry Burrows moved with his children to the eastern part of the State of Oklahoma and took up residence on the Quapaw Indian Reservation, located near Quapaw, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, between Miami and Picher, Oklahoma.

After the death of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Burrows, John married Synthia Stansberry around 1910 in Oklahoma. She had two children by a previous marriage, Ora and Frank Stansberry who lived with them and John's children by Mary.

Nine years before his death, in 1917, John Henry was farming in Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, and living with his son, John Maynard Burrows.

John Henry Burrows, 74, died September 22, 1926 in Cherokee County, Kansas and is buried in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Cherokee County, Kansas.
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  Mary Elizabeth Medlen Burrows (1853 - 1898)
  Cynthia A Main Burrows (1854 - 1931)*
  Marion Wesley Burrows (1876 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Lowell Cemetery
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Sally Medlen Bishop
Record added: Oct 13, 2008
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John Henry Burrows
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