Person:Alexander Burns (2)

Alexander Burns, Sr
m. Abt 1746
  1. Samuel Burns, Sr1746 - Aft 1830
  2. Alexander Burns, Sr1747 - 1829
  3. John Burns, SrBet 1748 & 1751 - 1805
  4. William Burns, SrBet 1752 & 1754 - Bet 1843 & 1845
  5. Elizabeth BurnsAbt 1755 - 1783
  6. Andrew Burns1756 - Bef 1840
  7. Charles Burns, JrBet 1758 & 1759 -
  8. Ann Burns1760 - 1786
  9. Susan BurnsBet 1761 & 1765 - 1854
m. 7 Sep 1779
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Burns, Sr
Gender Male
Birth? 1747 Henry, Virginia, United States
Other? 1767 Pittsylvania, Virginia, United StatesTithes List
Other? 14 Mar 1768 400 acres land grant in Turkey Cock Creek area
Other? 1777 Joins Captain Joseph Martin's Unit under General Christy
Other? 1777 Served as sergeant in Revolutionary War campaign against the Cherokee
Other? 1777 Martinsville, Virginia, United StatesOath of Allegiance
Marriage 7 Sep 1779 Wilkes, NC, USAto Mary Ellen Roach
Other? Bet 1782 and 1787 Henry, Virginia, United StatesTax List
Other? 1788 Wilkes, North Carolina, United StatesPaid Poll Tax
Other? 1 Nov 1788 Wilkes, North Carolina, United StatesNamed to jury duty for purpose of viewing bridle way
Other? 1789 Wilkes, North Carolina, United StatesPaid Poll Tax
Other? 27 Apr 1789 Ordered to oversee the new bridle way from Thos. Robins to Martin Halls on Elk Creek.
Census? 1790 Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, USA
Other? 1 Apr 1793 Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, USALand grant in 12 Mile Creek area
Census? 1800 Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, USA
Death? Nov 1829 Blount, Alabama, United States
Burial? Nov 1829 Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, USABurns/Rivers Cemetery, Rickwood Caverns Park, Alabama

By 1790 Alexander was in the Pendleton District of South Carolina. On 1 Apr 1793 he was granted land on north fork of Twelve Mile River, Pendleton District, SC. On 11 Jan 1794 Alexander sells 115 acres, part of this April land grant to Moses Murphree. By approximately 1811 Alexander and his family are in Rhea County, TN. (He sold the remainder of his property in SC on 22 Oct 1810.) Alexander's son John's place of birth is listed as Tennessee. In late 1819 he moves with his sons Stephen, Alexander Jr, and his wife Martha "Polly" Richards whom he (Alexander, Jr) had married in Dayton, TN on 16 Dec 1815. Several of Martha's brothers moved with this family group. A large number of Polly's family were already in Blount County, AL. Alexander, Sr dies in Nov 1829; his wife Mary Ellen dies in Dec 1829 in Blount County, AL.

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