JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

PIONEER BURNS FAMILY


1.  THOMAS BURNS was born in Easky, Co. Sligo, Ireland 22 Dec 1787.  Thomas and his family migrated to Watertown, 
Jefferson County NY in 1849 to join his children Patrick and Margaret who had arrived earlier.  Thomas and his wife lived
with their son Patrick at 35 (now 741) Gotham Street.  He died 15 Oct 1867 and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Watertown. 

He married

MARY FLYNN who was born 1794 in Templeboy, Co. Sligo, Ireland. She died 26 Sept 1867 and was buried in 
Calvary Cemetery.

Children, BURNS:

     2     i   MICHAEL BURNS married CATHERINE BURKE

     3    ii   BRIDGET BURNS married GEORGE BENSON (they remained in Ireland)

     4   iii   MARY BURNS married JOHN WILIAMS (they remained in Ireland)

+    5    iv   PATRICK BURNS married MARY KINNEY

     6     v   ANDREW BURNS

     7    vi   MARGARET BURNS married THOMAS HALEY

     8   vii   ANNE BURNS married JOHN FRANCIS WARD

     9  viii   THOMAS BURNS

    10    ix   JOHN BURNS married ELLEN DUNN
        

5.  PATRICK BURNS was born 17 Mar 1824 in Easky, Co. Sligo, Ireland. He crossed to Quebec with his sister Margaret
(later Mrs Thomas Haley) in 1847 and was living on Beebees Island by 1849.  In 1852 he purchased land from 
Orville Brainard on Gotham Street where he lived at No. 741 until his death.  After they settled in Watertown 
the rest of the family arrived (1849)--parents and half a dozen siblings. They pretty much populated the current 
700 block of Gotham Street.  Patrick was a stonemason and contractor.  Watertown streets were named after 
the Haley and Ward families.  An earlier Burns Avenue off Factory Street, where the family had rental properties
 and maintained offices for its construction business, has disappeared.

During the 1850s and 60s Patrick, John, and Thomas had a grocers store at 28 Court Street, in addition to
 the construction/contractor enterprise. PATRICK BURNS died 3 Apr 1902 and is buried in Calvary 
cemetery, Watertown.

He married

MARY KINNEY who was born in Evans Mills 27 Jan 1837.  She died 29 Apr 1901

Children, BURNS: (Of the unmarried, only Justin and Helen lived to adulthood.)

     11     i   PATRICK FRANCIS BURNS (1)

     12    ii   THOMAS JAMES BURNS married SARAH COLL

     13   iii   PATRICK FRANCIS BURNS (2)

     14    iv   MARY COLETTE BURNS married PHILIP HENRY BELCH
     
     15     v   JOHN FRANCIS BURNS

     16    vi   JULIA FRANCES BURNS

     17   vii   ANNE ELIZABETH BURNS

     18  viii   CELESTINE CORMACK BURNS married ELIZABETH JANE MALONEY

     19    ix   GEORGE HENRY BURNS  married MARY MATILDA MARTIN

     20     x   JUSTIN JEROME BURNS

     21    xi   JOHN JULIAN BURNS married CORNELIA MAPLEDORAN

     22   xii   HELEN TERESA BURNS

     23  xiii   JOSEPH PATRICK BURNS married (1) MARY CORR; (2) MARY VALIN

     24   xiv   LOUIS ANDREW MARIA BURNS married ELIZABETH CARROLL

 

For further information, contact: Paul Burns



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