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497    BURNS, WILLIAM [R20.2]

      Location - Oakland Township. On the west side of Lydia Perry Rd. about 0.9 miles north of L.W. Burns Rd. Near the driveway for 2136 Lydia Perry Rd.

      Coordinates: 35d 35m 21.0s N; 79d 13m 59.8s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1972, W. Harold Broughton recorded 9 markers and noted other graves unmarked. On 8 Aug 1984, James Vann Comer recorded 10 markers and one steel marker not marked.

      View #2 of the cemetery.

      Owner: Unknown. Formerly Linnus Burns.
      Legal Description: Parcel 80501. Between parcels 65809 and 18158. No deed. Plats 89-153 and 89-344.
      Topo Quadrant: Colon.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 11.
      Cemetery size: 52' x 55' - 0.05 acre.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes. Can be accessed from Lydia Perry Rd.
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 10.
      Last burial: 1917.
      First burial: 1811. Early 1811 stone in style typical of that era.
      Markers damaged: Yes, neglect, treefall.
      Hazards to cemetery: Site is becoming overgrown with pine. Treefall will be a growing concern.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39.
      Historical significance: Burns family settled this area very early.

      Miscellaneous information: W. Harold Broughton recorded 9 markers and noted other unmarked graves in 1972. On 8 Aug 1984, James Vann Comer recorded 10 markers and one steel marker with no inscription. David and Rebekah Smith photographed the site in June 2011.

      Last canvassed by: James Van Comer. Date: 8 Aug 1984. David and Rebekah Smith. Date: 10 Jun 2011.


  1. Bright, Sheba Burns   (b. 7 Nov 1833 - d. 27 Oct 1901)
      • 2nd Wife of H. T. Bright. "Heaven my home". W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39.
  2. Burns, Delila   (b. 24 Aug 1799 - d. 12 Jun 1876)
      • Wife of William Burns. obelisk. Age 76.. W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39 Family Bible of William Burns. Material marble. Condition good.
  3. Burns, Dilly   (b. 1825 - d. 29 Sep 1878)
      • Age 53 years.. W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39 Family Bible of William Burns. Material marble. Condition good.
  4. Burns, Mary Ann   (b. 1840 - d. 26 Jan 1893)
      • "Sweet Rest in Jesus". Age 53 years.. W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39. Material marble. Condition good.
  5. Burns, Patsey   (b. 1816 - d. 19 May 1882)
      • Age 66 years.. W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39 Family Bible of William Burns. Material marble. Condition good.
  6. Burns, William   (b. 3 Feb 1793 - d. 11 Sep 1862)
      • Husband of Delila Burns. "Sacred to the memory of". obelisk. Age 68.. W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39 Family Bible of William Burns. Material marble. Condition good.
  7. Rogers, Happy Burns   (b. 1836 - d. 29 Oct 1895)
      • Wife of John Calvin Rogers. "Blessed are the dead who die in the lord.". Age 59 years.. W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39 Family Bible of William Burns.
  8. Rogers, Infant son   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Infant son of John Calvin and Happy Burns Rogers.
  9. Rogers, John Calvin   (b. 1887 - d. 1 Apr 1917)
      • Husband of Happy Burns Rogers. "Although he sleeps his memory doth live.". W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39 Family Bible of William Burns.
  10. Tomlinson, John L.   (b. Abt 1790 - d. 1 Feb 1811)
      • [son of Nancy Burns and John Tomlinson]. Aged 21 years and six months. Stone signed MA Boyd.. W. Harold Broughton, 1972, p. 39. Material marble. Condition fair.


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