Showing posts with label George Washington Burnes. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

George Washington Burnes & Sarah Walker Burnes' 50th Wedding Anniversary


The Shelby Democrat
Thursday, November 20, 1879
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GOLDEN GLORIES
How Mr. & Mrs. Washington Burns Celebrated
The Fiftieth Anniversary Of Their Marriage
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The grandest event that ever occurred in Hawcreek township, Bartholomew county, the fiftieth anniversary of the married life of Mr. & Mrs. Washington Burns. At 9 o'clock a.m., the guests began to arrive. Carriage after carriage came laden with the old pioneers, their sons and daughters, all intent on honoring the aged couple, at whose residence they were assembling for a day of recreation, amusement and enjoyment. Noon found about five hundred guests assembled to pay their respects to Mr. & Mrs. Burns. Among those present I saw Mr. Thomas Essex, I. A. Vogler and Mrs. Fannie Hauser, of Columbus; Mr. Ben Jones and lady and David Lancaster, of Shelbyville; Mr. John Nading and lady, Mrs. Matilda Walker and John Walker of Flatrock Station; Mr. Thomas Smiley and lady, of Rockcreek township; W. H. Dye and lady, Carney's Station; Hon S. D. Spellman and lady, D. C. Dodds and lady, John Conger and lady, Robert Titus and lady and L. E. Nelson, of Norristown; Mr. Aaron Essex and lady, Flatrock township; Rev. F. R. Holland, Rev. E. Regeness, Dr. S. Stapp and lady, Dr. J. K. Righter, L. J. Rominger and lady, Edward Fishel and lady and L. E. Hege, of Hope; Mr. George Fry and lady, Rev. John Keeling and lady, Solomon Lambert and daughter, Adam Fishel and lady, Robert Jones and lady, William Powell and lady, Charles Rominger, Sr. and lady, John Rominger and lady, Lewis Essex and lady, Isaiah Carter, John Droneberger, Thomas Reed, Charles Brunner and lady, of Hawcreek township, and a host of others too numerous to mention. I have only mentioned some of the oldest in attendance.

A bountiful repast was spread. Mr. Burns had prepared a whole beef, sixty loaves of bread, and turkeys and chickens without number, and an immense number of cakes, pies, potatoes, and all the other delicacies of the seasons. Mr. J. Schaub, of Hope photographed the assembled multitude, at the conclusion of which a table- one hundred and twenty-three feet long was filled with guests ready to discuss the rich viands.
We must not omit to mention the Hope Coronet Band, and were composed of the following persons: George Hartsell, leader, E. T. Potter, George Kemp, Julius Fishel, M. Hartsell, Charles Hartsell, Charles Cook, Irving Rominger, William Styers, Willie Hartsell, Leona Snyder and George Burns. Mr. Burns was the recipient of the following presents: A gold headed cane with the name of Mr. Burns engraved thereon, as well as the doner, Mr. John Nading, five dollars in gold by L. A. Vogler; one dollar in gold by William & Eliza Powell, who have been married 31 years; three dollars in gold by Adam & Eliza Fishel, married 27 years; Mr. Fishel is 61 years old and Mrs. Fishel is 66 years old; ; one dollar in gold by Ben Jones and lady; one dollar in gold by Joseph Holder; two dollars and fifty cents in gold by Thomas Powell; one dollar in gold by Lewis Essex and wife, married 45 years, Mr. Essex is about 67 and Mrs. Essex is 68; two dollars in gold by Solomon Lambert, aged 62; one dollar in gold by L. J. Rominger and lady, married 40 years.
One pair of gold rimmed spectacles by the following named persons: George Fry, Charles Brunner, George Haas, C. B. Woehler, Charles Beitrick, J. A. Miller, Charles Neighley, Dr. J. K. Righter, Christian Baner, Will Marlin, E. A. Jones, Adam Fox, Lewis Dillman and Dr. Stapp; one dollar in silver by George Burns and lady; one silver watch by W. H. Conner and wife.

Mrs. Sarah Burns was the recipient of the following presents: One pair of gold rimmed spectacles by the following persons, jointly: Mrs. Clara Schaub, Dr. S. Stapp, Mrs. Lucinda Glidewell, Robert Jones, B. A. Lewis, Hetty Marlin, Sophia Kurtz, Rebecca Rominger and Malinda Essex; one gold ring by Mrs. Rose Vogler, Mrs. Fanny Hauser, Miss Sarah Bauchman and Mr. Mathias Nauman; one dollar in gold by Elizabeth Powell; one dollar in gold by Mrs. Ben Jones; two dollars and fifty cents in gold by Thomas Smiley; one dollar in silver by Mrs. Camilla Maze; one dollar in silver by George Burns and wife; one shilling in silver by W. H. Conner and wife. There were present Thomas Moore, married 36 years; Mr. J. T. Higgins, 75 years old. The oldest persons present was Isaiah Carter and Joseph Holder. Mr. Burns will be seventy-five years old next January; came from Harrison county, Kentucky in the fall of the year 1820 and landed at Spring Hill, in what is now Decatur county, and slept in a shanty on a sheep skin during the winter among the wild beasts then common all over Indiana. When moving from Kentucky Mr. Burns' father hired a gentleman to move his household goods to this State, which he did on horseback, the rickety vehicle having broken down the second day out. Mr. Burns' father, mother, brothers and sisters footing it all the way from Kentucky to Indiana. Mrs. Burns is now in her 70th year; born in Clarke county, Indiana, whose father settled there among the Indians, and therefore Mrs. Burns knows about the hardships of pioneer life in Indiana. Mr. Washington Burns and Mrs. Sarah Walker were united in marriage in Shelby county, Indiana, this State. The ceremony was performed by Samuel Drake, November 5, 1829. Together they have moved on through these fifty years, settling down in the primeval forest soon after their marriage on the present homestead.

 Submitted by Barb Huff


GEORGE WASHINGTON BURNES & SARAH WALKER BURNES ARE THE GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDPARENTS OF SARAH BURNES HEINER (AUTHOR OF BURNES CLAN).

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

George Washington Burnes & Sarah Walker Burnes Portraits

Okay, I can't bottle my excitement any longer. Portraits DO exist, and my 6 year search is over. Presenting... George Washington BURNES, & Sarah Walker BURNES my Great, Great, Great Grandparents. 13 children, married 55 years, Christian, 700 acre farm, Hope Indiana, Norristown Cemetery. A HUGE Thank you for this photo goes to Gary Ziegler, my 4th cousin from Indiana!  It's so great to finally see their faces 6 years after I first discovered them. Thanks to facebook and the internet, my distant cousins are finding each other and communicating. GENEALOGY IS TRULY AMAZING!!!

There's finally a face to his name, George Washington Burnes my GGG-Grandfather






"Connect The Dots" -Sarah

Friday, May 4, 2012

BURNES Homestead Aerial Photograph, Hope, Indiana

My last trip to Indiana was one I will never forget!! Mainly, because of the distant cousins I met while I was there. I enjoyed spending time with Gordan, Cathy, JoAnne, Ronnie & Frankie while they showed me around Shelbyville and Hope Indiana. I spent time with them exchanging family information and taking photographs of family heirlooms and historical documents. I had to photograph this aerial photo of the Burnes Homestead that is currently owned by my 4th cousins; Ronnie & Frankie.
I couldn't believe how generous and gracious all my cousins were.  I guess growing up in California took it's toll, because I didn't know people like this existed. I even came home from my trip and asked my husband if we could buy land in Indiana. He said "are you joking?!" I said "are you joking??!!" I am still working on him, he'll come around one of these days :) I have already picked out a spot in Carmel, Indiana.

I ended up staying in the Marriott Hotel in Carmel, Indiana. The location and hotel were beautiful, but the commute to Hope, Indiana everyday was horrendous especially because the main road to get to state road 9 was closed. I will be staying in Columbus next time.

My top 10 visited places while in Indiana:
  1. Norristown Cemetery, (located in Norristown, Shelby, Indiana)
  2. Shelbyville Library
  3. Shelbyville Antique Store
  4. Gordan & Cathy's Home
  5. Ronnie & Frankie's Home
  6. Carmel, Indiana LDS Church
  7. Original  Burnes Homestead 
  8. Lunch with Cathy & Gordan at some really cool deli in Shelbyville, IN
  9. Moravian Cemetery (located in Hope, Indiana)
  10. JoAnne Burnes' Home
Thanks to my cousins for making my stay away from home, feel like HOME.

Friday, March 19, 2010

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
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