On James Burns Jr death record it has his names Listed as James Burnes. He died of Gravel. Per https://www.family-history.co.uk/news/2016/07/death-by-gravel/ “gravel” was a word for the modern equivalent of kidney stones.
24 Jun 1845 Greenbrier Co., Deed k #16 p 488. Isaac Thompson of Greenbrier Co sells 126 acres of land. It joins that of James Burns and the heirs of Wm Bell deceased. !13 Dec 1851 James Crawford and Wm J D Bell executors of William Bell of Augusta Co and James Burns and Isaac Thompson of Greenbrier for $1 427 3/4 acres of land on Otter Creek on both sides of the turnpike road. !James Burns will dated 4 Feb 1853 was proved Oct 1853. Will Book #1 Greenbrier. Co., (W)V. !Robert Vachul. will 23 Jun 1821, proved Apr 1824. Heir: James Burns. Sons: James Vachul, Nathaniel Vachul, Joseph Vachul, John Vachul. Daughters: Jane Deitz, Nancy Price, Ann Cutlip. Granddaughter: Catherine Deitz. Executors: James Burns and John Vachul. Witnesses: Wm McClung and J McCutchen. Why is his daughter not mentioned in the will? She is the wife of the heir.
Burns name Variations Burns/Burnes/Byrnes/Biernes, etc. have found some records under Burnes surname for family.
James was born in 1768. He passed away in 1853.
https://Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973 Original data:
"West Virginia Deaths, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah. From originals housed in county courthouses throughout West Virginia. "Death Records.".
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