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William Holcomb Burns
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Birth: 1814
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1858
Hickory County
Missouri, USA

William was a doctor.

William was half Cherokee Indian. Williams' mother was full blooded Cherokee Indian and her name was most likely Jellica Jane Burns. She was the second wife of Williams' father, Kennedy Burns.

William married Lavina Wilkinson in Polk County, Marion Township, Missouri, on June 10, 1838. Certificate of marriage filed 22 August 1838.

William and Lavina had nine children. Their names are: Israel Whittington Burns, Proctor Mandeville Burns, Richard R. Burns, Eberle C. Burns, Lavina Burns-Epley, William P. Burns, John Burns, Florence B. Burns-McCullough and Anne Burns-? (married last name unknown).

In Hermitage, Hickory County, Mo., of pneumonia, on the evening of the 8th of January, Dr. Wm. H. Burns, in the 46th year of his age.

The deceased was born in The City of Philadelphia and emigrated when young, with his parents, to this State, and passed his boyhood in the City of St. Louis and St. Charles County, where he was principally educated.

Upon the threshold of manhood, he removed to Southwest Missouri and engaged in the practice of Medicine, to which profession he devoted the remainder of his life, and in which he had attained a high degree of distinction.

Dr. Burns was not without his faults and frailties, but when we placed them in the balance with his many virtues, they became scarcely perceptible.

Nature had withheld from him the combative, grasping, selfish qualities, so essential to worldly, pecuniary success, but had endowed him with a noble, generous spirit and superabundance of the milk of human kindness.

He ever labored to alleviate the suffering, aid the depressed and distressed, and to promote the happiness, welfare and prosperity of all around him. He was a firm, true friend, a kind husband and an affectionate and indulgent father a complete, but unfortunate gentleman."
Family links: 
  Kennedy Burns (1775 - ____)
  Levenia aka:Wilkinson Wilkerson Burns (1821 - 1863)*
  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
Created by: sharon duffin
Record added: Mar 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87252506


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