Jeremiah Burns


From History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen LL.D., Volume III; Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921, page: 263
Submitted by Robin Sterling.


Jeremiah Burns, farmer, teacher, and legislator, was born September 23, 1887, at Delmar; son of William Riley and Rebecca (Lovett) Burns; grandson of Jerry and Frances Burns, and of Arch and Betsey Jane Lovett, the former a Union soldier during the War of Secession, who died from disease and is buried in Corinth Cemetery. The Burns family came to Winston county from Wayne County, Tennessee. He was educated in the rural schools of Winston County; attended the G.R.C. College, Henderson, Tennessee, 1904; and the West Alabama Agricultural School at Hamilton. He is a farmer and teacher, having taught in the rural schools for about ten years, beginning in 1905; served as superintendent of education for Winston County, 1913 1917; and was elected in 1918 to the house of representatives from Winston County. He is a Republican; Baptist; and a Mason. Married: July 8, 1909, near Double Springs, to Nelsie Victoria, daughter of Miles LaFayette and Cordelia (Curtis) Thomas, of Double Springs, granddaughter of Frank Thomas who saw service in the C.S. Army, and of James Curtis, a Union soldier. Children: 1. Will; 2. Ellie May; 3. Odie. Residence: Double Springs.


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