Hi Debra, I have been searching for information on my great great grandfather John Burns. I found that a Jerusha Lousaro married a ? Burns in the year 1840 in Illinois and gave birth to a John Burns in 1843. I then found that she married Joseph Daniel Francisco Sanches on 13 Feb. 1844 in Texas. I do not know where my gggfather was born, or who his parents were, only that it was abt. 1844, and he married Isabel Garcia of NM.. They had two children, Roques Burns in 1870 in Tularosa, NM and my ggrandmother, Victoria Burns in 1872/73 in Socorro, NM. There may have been other children but I am not sure. I also do not know what became of ? Burns after 1840. I am only grasping at straws in trying to determine who, where and how my gggfather, John Burns, got to NM. The LDS family search record that I have shows that John Burn's mother was Jerusha and his father was Joseph, apparently his step-father. If you think that we may have a match, I would like to hear from you. My e-mail is TVC@wwdb.org.