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Sgt Israel Whittington Burns

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Sgt Israel Whittington Burns

  • Birth 7 Aug 1839 Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 10 Nov 1879 Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
  • Plot Grave 3334, Section 6, Row 20
  • Memorial ID 107880068

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.

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  • Created by: sharon duffin
  • Added: 5 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107880068
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Israel Whittington Burns (7 Aug 1839–10 Nov 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107880068, citing Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by sharon duffin (contributor 47543760) .