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Sgt Israel Whittington Burns
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1839
Polk County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1879
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

Fought in the Civil War for the Union.

Israel married Almena (Almedia) Francis (AKA: Fannie) Donaghe on 24 April 1863. The certificate of marriage was recorded 23 May 1863, Polk Co., Missouri.

1870 U.S. Census shows Israel and Almena (Fannie) living in Greenwood, Sebastion Co., Arkansas. Israel's occupation was given as a school teacher. Almena's brother, George Washington Donaghe, was living with them.

Fort Smith, Arkansas, Criminal Case files, 1866 to 1900, has two matches for Isreal Burns. Apparently he was involved in bootlegging liquor. This offense also appears in several cases involving the Donaghe family during the same period.

Israel was a Sargent in Company M, 8 Mo Cavalry. He was in the same unit as his brothers, Proctor and Richard. Fought on the side of the Union in the Civil war.

Israel was a school teacher and 41 years old when he died. Israel died of consumption.

Israel is buried in the U.S. Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas. 
Family links: 
  William Holcomb Burns (1814 - 1858)
  Levenia aka:Wilkinson Wilkerson Burns (1821 - 1863)
  Almeda Frances Donaghe Burns (1846 - 1889)
  Charlie Lewis Burns (1871 - 1947)*
  William Henry Burns (1874 - 1964)*
  George Eberlie Burns (1877 - 1951)*
  Israel Whittington Burns (1839 - 1879)
  Proctor Mandeville Burns (1841 - 1918)*
  Richard R. Burns (1843 - 1914)*
  Eberle C. Burns (1845 - 1857)*
  Lavina Burns Epley (1847 - ____)*
  William P Burns (1849 - ____)*
  Florence McCullough (1853 - 1932)*
  Anne Burns (1855 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Grave 3334, Section 6, Row 20
Created by: sharon duffin
Record added: Apr 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107880068
Sgt Israel Whittington Burns
Added by: Alan Wesley Raybourn
Sgt Israel Whittington Burns
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I find it comical that you were a bootleggerr! You rascal! That's. Funny! Thank you for serving our country! At least you were on the right side there! :)
- sharon duffin
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013

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