Monday, April 19, 2010

Sarah's 7 Generations at a Glance

Sarah Marie Burnes > R.E.Burnes > William Emry Burnes > George Fredrick Burnes > James Jay Burnes > George Washington Burnes > William Burnes

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The William Burnes Correlation

William Aaron Burnes, grandson of William Emry Burnes. Both US Soldiers. Both named William Burnes. Both were the oldest sibling. Both died on March 13th, exactly 50 years apart. Coincidence??? I don't think so! This is where our story begins.

William Aaron Burnes Bio

William: 'wil' (will, desire) and 'helm' (helmet, protection).

William Aaron Burnes, a man with a STRONG WILL, fought a courageous battle against cancer, but lost the fight on March 13, 2006.  However, as many can attest, he lives on beyond the veil where the human eye cannot see. 

William was born in Napa, California on May 29, 1967 to Ronald Eugene Burnes & Linda Ann Johnson Burnes.  He was the Grandson of William & Ruth Burnes, and Aaron & Gloria Johnson, and was given the name William Aaron in honor of these two Grandfathers.

He lived life to the fullest and succeeded in all that he did.  “Work hard, play hard with a dose of humor” was his motto.  As a marine in the 3rd Recon Battalion for 5 years, he attended the Maritime Fire Academy.  He was passionate about the work he did as a Commercial Fisherman and a Chief Engineer Contractor.  He was well known for his creative talent and ability to build anything to which he set his mind. Classic cars brought him a great deal of pleasure, starting with his beloved 1978 yellow Camaro.  His travels took him to countries like Korea, Norway, Germany, Greece, Paris, England, and Japan, and enjoyed scuba diving in some of these remote waters. He loved to read positive books by authors such as C.S. Lewis and Lance Armstrong. He admired influential people like; Ronald Regan, WWII Soldiers and tough wild west Cowboys.

As the oldest of 11 children, Will provided an example to his siblings and extended family.  He had the desire to assist those less fortunate and was instrumental in helping many get a fresh start in life.  A strong passion for life, and his faith in God inspired by his Christian beliefs, empowered him to love deeper, give more, and fly higher than most could ever dream.

Before his passing, he felt a great connection with his ancestors and began learning more about them.  It was not long before they began calling him home. The pain was gone and he was welcomed into heaven by loved ones excited to see him again. 

“Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead, he is just away”.  - James Whitcomb Riley

William Aaron Burnes: May 29, 1967 – March 13, 2006

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Brother; William Aaron Burnes 1967-2006

William A. Burnes with fiancee Joell Sweeney

William A. Burnes with grandma Ruth Imogene Burnes

William A. Burnes photographing his pretty awesome garden in Grass Valley, California
10 Fun Facts about William Aaron Burnes:
  1. He was born on May 29, 1967
  2. He was the oldest of 11 children
  3. He played baseball as a child
  4. His first car was a yellow camero
  5. He was a US Marine in the 3rd Recon Battalion
  6. He was a Commercial Fisherman
  7. He never married but left behind a beautiful fiancee; Joell Sweeney
  8. He died on March 13, 2006 on the exact day, 50 years after his grandfather; William Burnes.
  9. He was born in Napa, California. (no my parents didn't grow wine :)
  10. He enjoyed scuba diving in many remote waters throughout the world.
William A. Burnes with Jasper the dog (his fiancee's dog)

William A. Burnes & Joell Sweeney holding his nephew; James Burnes

William A. Burnes with younger brother John Burnes (age 17)

William A. Burnes

William A. Burnes with brothers John Burnes & Ron Burnes (on left) and Grandma Ruth Burnes

William A. Burnes with sister and Bass Guitarist, Jen Burnes

William A. Burnes - US Marine - 3rd Recon Battalion

William A. Burnes kissing an Iceberg in Alaska

William A. Burnes - Commercial Fisherman - Anchorage, Alaska

William A. Burnes with brother James Burnes

William A. Burnes with co-workers on an iceberg in Anchorage, Alaska

William A. Burnes with Fiancee, Joell Sweeney

William A. Burnes in Greece

William A. Burnes (right) with brother James Burnes (left) and friend Dillon Petty (middle)

William A. Burnes getting dirty on the job as a commercial fisherman in Alaska

William A. Burnes & Fiancee Joell Sweeney with sister Sarah Burnes Heiner & Brady Heiner 
(brother in law)

William A. Burnes - Commercial Fisherman - Anchorage, Alaska

William A. Burnes with neice & nephew; Kayden Burnes & Havannah Burnes


Will's Obituary; Click here

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Parents: R.E. Burnes & Linda Ann Johnson

R.E. and Linda Burnes had the following children:
  1. William Aaron Burnes May 29, 1967 - March 13, 2006
  2. Christine Marie Burnes {living}
  3. Julie Ann Burnes {living}
  4. Jennifer Corrine Burnes {living}
  5. Ronald Lewis Burnes {living}
  6. James Emry Burnes {living}
  7. Sarah Marie Burnes {living}
  8. Ruth Ann Burnes {living}
  9. John Michael Burnes {living}
  10. Lorie Erin Burnes {living}
  11. Michael Brian Burnes {living}

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Grandparents; William & Ruth Burnes









Grandpa's Obituary; click here

Grandpa's Garage; click here

Grandpa's Death Telegram; click here

William Emry Burnes Family Group Sheet; click here

G-Grandparents; George Fredrick & Nina Isabell Burnes




George Fredrick Burnes Family Group Sheet; click here

GG-Grandparents; James Jay & Nancy Burnes

Modified Register for James Jay Burnes

James Jay Burnes  was born on 31 Dec 1838 in , Shelby, Indiana, USA. He died on 17 Dec 1905 in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA. He was buried in Rominger Cemetery, County Line, Jefferson, Iowa.
James married  Nancy Jane Walker  daughter of William Harrison Walker and Phoebe Robinson on 17 Nov 1859 in Jefferson, Iowa, USA. Nancy was born on 19 Feb 1840 in ,,Illinois. She died on 27 Sep 1878 in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA.

They had the following children:
  1. Eliza Ellen Burnes was born in Apr 1861 in Jefferson, Iowa, USA.Eliza married John Jay Jarrell  on 9 Aug 1888. John was born in Jan 1867 in ,,Tennessee.
  2. William Washington Burnes was born on 23 Mar 1862. He died before 1938.
  3. Charles Walter Burnes "Walla" was born on 27 Jun 1863 in Des Moines, Jefferson, Iowa. He died on 11 Jul 1922 in St George, Pottawatomie, Kansas. Charles married Amanda Amos  daughter of George N. Amos and Pheobe Ann Bonnett in Nov 1892 in ,Jefferson, Iowa. Amanda was born in Jun 1873 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa. She died in 1953 in St George, Pottawatomie, Kansas.
  4. George Fredrick Burnes was born on 4 Aug 1866. He died on 28 Apr 1924.
  5. Sallie Burnes was born in 1869 in Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She died in 1921 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA.
  6. James Jay Burnes  was born in 1870. He died in 1935.
  7. Nora Eva Burnes was born in Feb 1872. She died on 29 Apr 1932.
  8. Nancy Elizabeth (Bessie) Burnes  was born in Jul 1873 in Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She died in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana. She was buried in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana. Nancy married James H. Stevens  son of Aaron Stevens and Elizabeth Ross about 1904 in ,,Iowa, USA. James was born about 1861 in ,,Indiana.
  9. Angie L. Burnes was born on 24 Dec 1874 in , Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She died on 17 Apr 1880 in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She was buried in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA.
  10. Esta W. Burnes was born on 4 Jan 1876 in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She died on 16 Apr 1880 in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She was buried in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA.
  11. Prudence Burnes was born on 19 Oct 1878 in , Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She died on 3 Nov 1878 in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA. She was buried in County Line, Jefferson, Iowa, USA.


Nancy Jane Walker (My GG-Grandmother) 1840-1878


Original Marriage Certificate of James Jay Burnes & Nancy Jane Walker

Headstones of James & Nancy Burnes buried in Rominger Cemetery, County Line, Jefferson, Iowa

James Jay Burnes Family Group Sheet; click here

GGG-Grandparents; George Washington & Sarah Burnes

George Washington Burnes  was born on 20 Jan 1805 in Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, USA. He died on 14 Aug 1890 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA. He was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana.
George married Sarah Walker  daughter of Samuel Walker and Elizabeth Reed on 5 Nov 1829 in ,Shelby, Indiana. Sarah was born on 31 Mar 1810 in , Clark, Indiana. She died on 31 Aug 1885 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana.

They had the following children:
(the + means they had children, M = Male, F = Female, roman numerals = order of child)

  1. M i. Joseph Justus Burnes  was born on 22 Aug 1830. 
  2. F ii. Polly Mary Burnes  was born on 5 Jan 1832. She died on 22 Jul 1870. 
  3. M iii. William Henry Harrison Burnes  was born on 25 Sep 1834 in ,Shelby, Indiana. He died on 11 Sep 1876. He was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana. 
  4. M iv. Thomas E. Burnes  was born on 20 Oct 1836. He died on 28 Nov 1915. 
  5. M v. James Jay Burnes  was born on 31 Dec 1838. He died on 17 Dec 1905. 
  6. F vi. Elizabeth Leah Burnes  was born on 10 Jan 1840 in ,Shelby, Indiana. She died on 5 Sep 1851 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA. 
  7. F vii. Eliza Ann Burnes  was born on 20 Jan 1842. She died on 1 Apr 1899. 
  8. F viii. Sarah Jane Burnes  was born on 22 Jun 1844 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She died on 27 Aug 1845 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA. 
  9. F ix. Harriett Luiza Burnes  was born on 9 Mar 1847 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She died on 30 May 1851 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. She was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA. 
  10. M x. George Washington Burnes  was born on 9 Apr 1849. He died on 20 Jan 1909. 
  11. M xi. Steven Van Ranchler Burnes  was born on 18 Mar 1851 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. He died on 21 May 1851 in Hope, Bartholomew, Indiana. He was buried in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA. 
  12. F xii. Martha Ellen Burnes  was born on 2 May 1852. She died on 3 Jan 1939. 
  13. M xiii. Samuel Burnes  was born on 16 Oct 1855. He died on 12 Oct 1924.

Headstone of Sarah Walker Burnes, wife of George Washington Burnes
buried in the Norristown Cemetery, Shelby county, Indiana

Headstone of George Washington Burnes
buried in the Norristown Cemetery, Shelby county, Indiana


Headstones of George Washington Burnes & Sarah Walker Burnes
buried in the Norristown Cemetery, Shelby county, Indiana

George Washington Burnes Facts; click here

George Washington Burnes Biography #1; click here

George Washington Burnes Biography #2; click here

George Washington Burnes info; click here

George Washington Burnes Obituary; click here

George Washington Burnes facts from Bertha Eggenberger; click here

George Washington Burnes Family Group Sheet; click here

The only picture I have of George Washington & Sarah Burnes at their 50th Wedding Anniversary, November of 1879. This Grand Event took place at their home in Hope, Indiana.

George Washington & Sarah Burnes 50th Wedding Anniversary Article; click here

The home of GW & Sarah Burnes built around 1836 in Hope, Indiana. Their home is still standing. I had the opportunity to visit this home and walk through it. It was amazing to me how detailed the wood work was for those days of only having simple hand tools. They raised their 13 children in this small 4 room home. It only had a kitchen and family room on the main level, and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Crazy!



Front View of the Burnes Homestead built around 1836
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

 
Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | Best Web Hosting Coupons