Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
We know Henry had a brother named Peter, from the marriage record of his daughter Lydia, who married Jacob Sulouff -
Jacob and Lydia (Burns) Sulouff were married in Zion Lutheran, Sunbury, by Lydia's uncle, Rev. Peter Born, professor at Missionary Institute (now Susquehanna Univ.), Selinsgrove PA.
1814 - Served In War Of 1812
Enlisted September 24 1814
PVT Capt Hummell's Co PA Mil
Discharged Dec 15 1814
The entire pension file is available on Fold3. It is primarily affidavits concerning Henry & Lydia's marriage, and Henry's death.
1818 - Marriage to Lydia Krimm
Union County Pennsylvania, USA
Source - Widows Pension, War of 1812
The pension file consistently lists her maiden name as Krimm. Her son Johnathon's death certificate lists it as Grimm.
1820 - Residence
Name Henry C Born
Home in 1820 (City, County, State) Penn, Union, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10 1 -??
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25 1 - Henry
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10 1 - ??
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 1 - Lydia
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture 1
Free White Persons - Under 16 2
Total Free White Persons 4
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other 4
If this is the correct census for Henry & Lydia, who are the two extras
1827 - Daughter Lydia Burns is Born
Source - Death Certificate
Lydia Burns Married Jacob Sulouff. This is my direct line, more information can be seen here:
1830 - Residence
Augusta, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Name: Henry Burns
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Augusta, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2
1831 - Son Lafayette is born
Lafayette Burns died suddenly at his home in Woodbury Sunday afternoon. After eating dinner he laid down on the couch and later was discovered dead by members of the family. He was aged 74 years, eight months and 13 days. He was a resident of this county at least 55 years He was a soldier of the civil war, having been a member of company H, two hundred and eight regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He is survived by his wife and the following children. George, of Everett; John, of Johnstown; Edgar and Mrs. Jennie Stayer, of Woodbury,
Bedford Gazette Edition of Friday, April 6, 1906.
The death certificates of three of his children, Charles, Ivan and Alice, tell us that he married Sarah Josephine Kellog. Although the census records show him as born in 1831, his civil war draft registration gives a birth date of about 1834. Since his brother Lafayette was born in 1831, I'm guessing Henry was probably born in 1832. It is a guess at this point.
1833 - Son Frederick Burns is born
I can find no records for Frederick. There is a Frederick Burns born in 1825 in Lycoming County, but he is the son of Daniel Burns, NOT Henry.
1834 - Daughter Mary Ann Burns is Born
She married Michael Lauver
1836 - Son Jonathan Burns is born
Jonathan married Catherine Pfeifer
Daniel Burns & Jacob Sulouff (husband of Henry's daughter Lydia Burns, sign an affadavit for the widows pension, in 1878. (see document under 1818, marriage)
1840 - Census
Name Henry Burns
Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Penns, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9 3
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture 9
Free White Persons - Under 20 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 3
Total Free White Persons 11
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves 11
Where is Henry in the 1850 census? He should still be in Union (Snyder) County on his farm, his will a year later describes the farm and orchard and crops.
1851 - Henry Died
Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Source - Widows Pension, War of 1812
Property was sold at a Sheriff's sale after Henry's Death - in the 1877 Atlas it is shown as the J. Shreffler property.
The Will Of Henry Burns
The last will and testament of Henry Burns of Delaware Township Juniata County. In the name of God I Henry Burns considering the uncertainty of this Mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, blessed by the Mighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lydia Burns the privilege, of two rooms in the house and all kinds of fruit enough for her use. And the use of the kitchen for cooking and a part of the garden and barn room for a cow. And feed for the cow.
Item. I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Burns the sum of $200 more than any of the rest of my children. He is to receive the money when the farm is sold.
If I am to depart this life soon, there is to be no appraisement to be made until the fall crop is in the ground. And the family is to have corn, oats, buckwheat and wheat and rye sufficient for feeding and house use until next Harvest.
I also give and bequeath unto my wife Lydia Burns all that the law allows to Widow as long as she remains my widow. But if she is to et married she is to have no use at the house, barn, fruit or gardens.
Not more than twenty four or twenty five acres of winter grain to be put out in one year on the farm. About six or seven acres of corn and four acres of oats and no buckwheat. No cattle or beast t of any kind to be turned into the orchard, and not more than five or six head of horn cattle, and two head of horses to be kept on the place. I wish to have fifty dollars worth of lime put on the farm.
Item. I give and bequeath the rest of my sons and daughters equal shared on my real and personal estate.
I hereby appoint Christian Lauver executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness of where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.
The 1860 Census Index is a disaster - but looking at the image, you find:
Burns Lydia 65 1795 Female Pennsylvania
Burns James 32 1828 Male Pennsylvania
Burns Henry 29 1831 Male Pennsylvania
Burns Sarah J 24 1836 Female Pennsylvania
Burns Ellen 3 1857 Female Pennsylvania
Burns Irvin 1 1859 Male Pennsylvania
That would be Lydia, with her son James, and her son Henry, and Henry's family - wife Sarah, daughter Ellen, don Irvin.
1884 - Lydia Died
Jan 2 1884
Children of Peter and Barbara Bohrn (Burn)
1. CHRISTIAN married ELIZABETH
2. Peter Jr. married Catherine Grimmen
3. Henry (Donegal twnp.)b. 1790 d. 4 Aug. 1851. Married M. Lydia Krimm.
4. John married Ehresman (Ehrehart)
5. Susanna married Jacob Nicholas Kephart
6. Catherine (died as child)
7. Sarah b. 1765 d. 5 Dec. 1842.
8. Barbara (died as child)
9. Christina d. 22 Set. 1817. Married John Breneman d. 19 Dec. 1816
10. Elizabeth b. 1760, d. 22 Sept. 1817. Married Christine Groff