New Family Tree DNA connection to James Burns 1746 A modern Texan FT Kit# 293989 who traces his line back through Rev. Laird Burns to his Father James Burns1746Penn/SC. is a 36/37 match to three other modern people. Giving us four modern DNA matches of descendants of the three sons of Laird Burns 1716 Pa/SC.
Kit# 293989 (TX) to Rev.Laird Burns 1784>James Burns 1746, Kit# 226866 (TX/Fl)to John Burns 1740-1782 SC Kit#64707 (Cal) to James Burns 1794 >John Burns 1740-1782 Kit#229446 (TN) to Leard/Lard Burns1756 SC/NC This gives us four modern descendants of the three sons of Laird Burns 1716 , mentioned in lairds SC will, who are DNA related 37/37 and 36/37 for one at worse.
We need Male descendants of John Burns 1788 (war of 1812)(the other son of James Burns1746) to be DNA/37 tested.WE have descendants of this John who do not match the DNA of descendants Laird 1716's three sons. The MORE people we get involved the better we can unravel this mystery.