Person:James Burnside (12)

m. 8 Feb 1777
  1. William T Burnside1780 - Aft 1797
  2. Hon. Andrew Burnside1786 - 1868
  3. James Burnside1788 - 1868
  4. Judge Edghill Burnside1790 - 1859
  5. Thomas Edghill Burnside, Esq.1794 - 1828
  6. Gennet Burnside - Aft 1797
  7. Margaret Burnside - Aft 1797
  8. Elizabeth Burnside - Aft 1797
  9. Martha Burnside - Aft 1797
  10. Ann Burnside - Aft 1797
  11. Jane Burnside - Aft 1797
  12. Hannah Burnside - Aft 1797
Facts and Events
Name James Burnside
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1788 Laurens, South Carolina, United States
Other? 17 Aug 1797 Laurens, South Carolina, United Statesnamed in Will of James Burnside, his father
Residence[2] aft 1815 Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States
Death[2] 1868 Wisconsin, United Statesage 80 -
  1.   Burnside, in The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research. (Kingstree, South Carolina: Laurence K. Wells, 1973-)
    [Volume needed]:179.

    Will of James Burnside Senr of the County of Laurens: to my daughter Gennet Anderson, £ 3 sterling in money; to my son James Burnside the plantation where I now live, and that out of the same he is to pay to his sisters £ 30 sterling; to my son Andrew Burnside the plantation whereon he now lives, and he is to pay his sisters £ 20 sterling; to my son William Burnside, all my land on the south side of Little River including the new survey & part of the old; to my son Thomas Burnside the plantation where I now live including all the land on the east side of Little River, reserving to my daughters Margaret, Elizabeth, Martha, Ann, Jane & Hannah the free previledge of my dwelling house; remainder to be equally divided amongst children vizt. William, Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth, Martha, Ann Jane & Hanna …William Burnside, Thomas Burnside and Margaret Burnside executors… 17 August 1797.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Burnside, in

    [last accessed 20130918]
    ... James Burnside Jr. visited the Indiana territory in 1815, a year before the family moved. He had pre-selected the area to which the family would settle. James was born in Laurens South Carolina in 1788. He married Jane Crossan.
    James was a land surveyor by trade. He had found employment surveying for land warrants in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. He eventually moved from Indiana to Freeport, Illinois and then settled in Wisconsin for the remainder of his life. James died in 1868. His son, James Oliver Perry Burnside was a gallant officer in the Union army during the war between the states.
    Anna Margaret Burnside was also accompanied to Indiana by her sons Andrew, Edghill and the youngest, Thomas. Mrs. Burnside found that life in early Indiana was far too primitive for a decent lifestyle. After two years she, along with her son Thomas and daughter left Indiana to return to South Carolina. James and Edghill opted to remain. Not long after, James moved on into the Illinois territory leaving his brother in Indiana. ...
    [cos1776 Note: SOURCE IS IN ERROR. It was not James Burnside who married Jane Crossen and moved to Wisconsin, but rather his brother Andrew Burnside - see Andrew's page for details.]