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James Lee Burns' brothers and sisters

I owe you all a post from last week . Hopefully you all had a very Merry Xmas and onto New Years. My goal wasn't to do this post so soon, however, this post was all ready to go so time to share it. Let's get to it!  Many of names you will see here were mentioned by the children of James Lee Burns and Emma Lee Hunter. And some of them have obituaries or even social security or military records attached which shows their birthdate and the date of death. Mancy - Birthdate and date of death unknown. She died at about 18-years-old. Turner - Apr. 30, 1894 to Nov. 27, 1951 per Social Security & US Army records Will - May 1, 1896 to May 1975 per draft registration card and obituary seen below Robert - was shown at 14-years-old living with Aggie & James Fairrow (Farrow) in Hinds County, MISS in the 1920 US Census  Emma - birthdate & date of death unknown Hattie - birthdate and date of death unknown. Was said to be seen by her niece (Lucyrene Robinson - one of James &

James Burns - 1900 US Census

James Burns was possibly living with the Rashen family in Hinds County, MISS - think Jackson, MISS which is the county seat there. He was there with his mother Aggie (Andrews) Burns and his older brothers Turner and William which is spelled Willima here. For some reason Ancestry wants to make Louis Rashen and Bessie Rashen the parents of Turner, James and Will probably due to the fact that one-year-old James and his family was living with the white Rashens (or Rathers). Louis Rashen was listed as the head of the household . Mr. Rashen is on the record with Bessie his wife and their three sons with presumably his mother Allie, and presumably his sister Argent E Cottingham. Then a Black servant Dan Franklin. And then baby James with his mother Aggie and two older brothers. The entire entry in the 1900 US Census is below. You see what I talk about with regards to the Rashens and note the number in the left hand columns. It's possibly two different housing units, however, you see Aggie

James Lee Burns - Tribal Chief

James Lee Burns was born on June 18, 1898 to Willie Burns and Aggie Andrews. Mr. Burns or some of the people who knew him called him "Bubba" was very quiet about his childhood and his family. For example, is Willie actually the name of his father? The social security records of one of his known brothers Turner shows the name of a different father. Also another mystery is how many children did his mother Aggie actually have. Looking through obituaries of some of James' known brothers and sisters another brother unknown to his descendants have been uncovered. A marriage record was discovered, however, the question now is that is this the fabled Willie Burns. Thanks to his enduring influence on his children and grandchildren it would be great to uncover the background of James Lee Burns, Tribal Chief .