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John Burns
b.abt. 1745
d.bef. June 1805 Bath County, Virginia
m. abt. 1744
  1. John Burnsabt 1745 - bef 1805
  2. Margaret Burnsabt 1747 - bef 1785
  3. Catherine Burnsabt 1749 -
  • HJohn Burnsabt 1745 - bef 1805
  • WMary Shibeabt 1743 -
m. bef. 1769
  1. Peter Burnsabt 1769 - aft 1851
  2. Joseph Burnsabt 1771 -
  3. Margaret Burns1772 -
  4. Eva Burns1774 - 1853
  5. Mary Burnsbef 1775 -
  6. Sarah 'Sally' Burnsabt 1780 -
  7. John Burnsabt 1781 -
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Name John Burns
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1745
Marriage bef. 1769 to Mary Shibe
Death? bef. June 1805 Bath County, Virginia

John Burns was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Will Abstract

  • Pg. 319 - Will of John Burns of Bath, dated Feb. 7, 1805 & Apr. 12, 1805
  • Wit: Elisha Williams, David Monroe and John Crane
  • Probated June 1805 Court
  • Exec: Robert McAvoy
  • Beq: to loving wife Mary, for life, one-third of land where now live "in the red holes", one-third of profit arising from all the land and one-third of movable estate, to be sold
  • two-thirds of movable estate sold to children
  • to son Joseph land east of the top of "wallowing hole ridge"
  • to son John land west of this with the plantation where now living
  • Codicil: $30 each to daughters Mary, Eave, Sarah and Margaret
  • [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 41].


  • Pg. 323 - Inventory - John Burns
  • Submitted July 1805 Court by Joseph Mays, Thomas Wallace adn Mathew Wallace
  • horses 3, cattle 10, hogs 6, cooper's and carpenter's tools, farm implements, tableware, furniture, rifle, loom, bonds of Robert McAvoy, Elisha B. Williams and Henry McWhorter.
  • [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 41].


  • Pg. 325 - Sale of estate of John Burns, July 1805 Court
  • Buyers: Mary Burns, John Burns, James McAvoy, John Miller, Thomas Wallace, William Paine Jr., James McCourt, Isaac Fox, Robert Given, Daniel Monroe, Joseph Burns, Robert McAvoy, Henry McWhorter, George Graham, John Jones and Sarah Wallace
  • [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 41].

Information on John Burns

From Genforum.com post:


Re: John Burns and Mary Shipe Posted by: Gail Phares Walkley Date: March 08, 2002 at 18:59:33 In Reply to: Re: John Burns and Mary Shipe by Pat Ralston of 236

As yet, I've not run across a Jeremiah Burns in my Burns research. It would seem probable, however, that Jeremiah was related to John. The small community of Burnsville, VA (in Bath Co.) is named for my Burns ancestors and John and Mary (Shipe) Burns are buried in the Red Holes Cemetery there. Burnsville had previously been called "Red Holes". I'm uncertain as to how large Bath County was in the early 1800's. Your Jeremiah could have been part of that enclave at Red Holes -- or he could have lived miles and miles away as part of a totally different Burns family! This will take more digging. I'll get back to you if I come across your ancestors. [Source: http://genforum.genealogy.com/shipe/messages/149.html]