JamesBurson, son of Edward and Elizabeth Blackledge Burson (dau. of Thomas Blackledge and Margaret Wright), was born 14 Feb 1779 (Bible) or 14 Feb 1780 (book on the history of Tenmile Co, PA).He married Elizabeth Myers in Hanover Town, Columbiana County, OH 11 Mar 1807 for which he was disowned by Westland Monthly Meeting.He left a LWT in Columbiana County written 11 Jul 1841, but no probate date is entered in the county records.However, his death notice says he died 3 Mar 1843.He is buried in Woodsdale Cemetery in Columbiana County.Elizabeth Myers was the daughter of William Myers and she, too, was disowned by Salem Monthly Meeting for marrying contrary to discipline."I do not show middle names for any of James and Elizabeth's children.Elizabeth was enumerated in 1850, died in 1865 and is buried with her husband.
James Burson, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Blackledge Burson (dau. of William Blackledge and Ann Lewis), was born in Springfield Township, Bucks County, PA on 27 Mar 1777.He married Deborah Stroud on 9 Apr 1801. Deborah was the daughter of Col. Jacob Stroud and Elizabeth MacDowell.James died 18 Feb 1855 (he was enumerated in the 1850 census) and is buried at Dansbury Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA.Deborah was enumerated in 1850 and 1860.She died in 1866.Two of Deborah and James' sons were given middle names.
At no point is either James shown with the middle name of Franklin - either in marriage or will documents.Keep in mind that middle names at this particular period of time were uncommon.Middle names began to be applied somewhat later than either of these men were born. Toby