Has anyone ever found any info on Sgt / Maj / Capt Lewis Burns?He is my GGG Grandfather by Ann Stone Jordan.
How can a man of his reputation be so elusive? He came to New Brunswick in 1810 with British Regular Forces. Stationed in "The Barracks" [?] Was court martialed 10/27/1827 an event of which he wrote a 49 pg Narrative and was published in 1828. He remained in NB after his service was over.
I can not find anything about him on-line other than an inquiry posted on Ruby M Cusack's Genealogy and Queries website.
What I have to date: born Ireland betw 1788-1791 died St John, St John co, New Brunswick, Buried Church of England Cemetery with 2nd wife Ann Stone Jordan [same place] 1st wife Mary Jordan, sister of Ann, daughters of James Jordan 3rd wife Amelia Maria Doane 1851 Census Kings & Sydney Wards, St John, NB a widower age 60.With him children Sophia age 20, Harietta age 18, Julia age 16, sons Lauchlan age 22 and James age 19 plus 2 servants.
He was a representative for the City of St John; President of the old Commerical Bank; on a committee that put up the old Breeze's Corner at King Square.