Seek parents and descendants of John Burnes/Burns (b. 1802, NY) and wife Aurilla (b. 1805, VT?).Came from NY (possibly Genessee County) to MI about 1846.
Family appeared in 1850 census for Mason, Ingham Co., MI. Had children Jerome (b. 1831, NY), John Jr. (b. 1833, NY), Miranda (b. 1835, NY), Isabella (b. 1838, NY), Frances (b. 1842, NY), and Josephine, b. 1845, OH?). John Sr. apparently died before 1860. In 1860 and 1870, Jerome and John Jr. were in Riley, Clinton Co., MI.In 1880, John Jr. was in Mancelona, Antrim Co., MI, and in 1900, Jerome was in Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI.Miranda married George Whitney and died in Montgomery, Hillsdale Co., MI, in 1923. Isabella may have married Norman W. Smith and moved to Mancelona.What happened to Frances and Josephine is not known.