Hannah Burns

Female 1766 - 1855  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name Hannah Burns 
    Born ca 1766  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 May 1855  Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Burns Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hannah (Burns) Tanner Foster
    Hannah (Burns) Tanner Foster
    (Great...grandson, Drew Burdett standing next to marker)
    Plot: Burns
    Notes 
    • "Major Martin Cossit, a Revolutionary soldier, settled in the village in 1798. In March, 1799, the settlement of Thorn Hill was commenced by David Earll, Eleazer Burns, John Wiltsie, and Nathan Tanner, who came hither from Washington county on sleighs drawn by horse teams and oxen. Mr. Earll died upon his original farm and was succeeded by his son, William, who, upon his death, was followed by his son, Shepard. This is one of the very few instances in Marcellus of perpetuity of title and actual residence. Thorn Hill, situated in the southwest corner of the town, was named from Obadiah Thorn, a later comer, who was instrumental in establishing the post-office and mail route, and who was for many years a highly respected citizen and widely known as an extensive wool buyer. He subsequently removed to the Baldwin farm, near Skaneateles."

      Albert Wiltsee in 1897 wrote of his grandfather, John Wiltsie that "He went to see a strictly Dutch girl" to get married and therefore be released from bondage of Mr. Buley (marriage was the only way he was told). We assume this is Polly Burns, his wife. With this bit of info I find in the History of Hoosac Valley that early(pre1746) "squatter" of the area of Pownal and Hooasc Valley included a "Franz Burns and his brother" - Many family history online note that Polly, Hannah, John and Eleazor's father was a Mr.Burns of Scottish descendant. I fine this not true at all. The record referenced is Virginia immigration records and there is no proof that the Virginia Burns is the same Burns in the Pownal areas. I think the new 'leaf' thing on Ancestry has taken some folks to believe all the suggestions are fact - and once one person adds that data, it multiplies without basis in real facts and soon the real clues are lost or become clouded.

      My theory is that the Thorn Hill Burn's are descedants of Franz and/or his brother(unknown name) Burns that settled in the Hoosac Valley. Franz (Englishized to Francis - a common name in the Burns family).
    Person ID I18785  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Mr. Burns 
    Family ID F10772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nathan Tanner, Jr.,   b. 22 Feb 1763, Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1785 
    Children 
    +1. Polly Tanner,   b. 06 Jul 1792, Easton, Washington Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1886, Alfred, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. Nathan Tanner,   b. ca 1798, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1865, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    +3. Ann Tanner,   b. 1802, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1871, Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Sally Tanner,   b. ca 1803
     5. Foster Tanner,   b. Abt 1810
    Family ID F5019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Foster,   b. 7 Apr 1753, Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1813, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Aft 1810 
    Family ID F5021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1766 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1855 - Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Burns Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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