Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns

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Personal and Family Information

Sarah was born in 1800 in Elbert County, Georgia, the daughter of Robert Burns and unknown McIntosh.

She died after 1870 in Auvergne, Jackson county, Arkansas.

Her husband was Holman Freeman Simmons, who she married on 24 DEC 1818 in Franklin County, Georgia. Their ten known children were Anna Jane (1819-1912), Holman Felix (1824-1893), Robert (c1825->1860), Joseph Bibb (1831-1893), Mary Ella (1833-1882), Martha (1835-?), Fletcher (1835-c1865), George McIntosh Troupe (1836-1897), Henry Clay (1838-1898) and Susan Burns (1843-1918).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns
(1800->1870)

 

Robert Burns
(<1775-?)

 

Robert Burns
(1759-1796)

 

William Burness
(1721-1784)

 
   

Agnes Broun
(1732-1820)

 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

unknown McIntosh
(<1775-?)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1800
Place: Elbert County, Georgia
Agency: 1850 Census Ala
DeathAFT 1870
Place: Auvergne, Jackson county, Arkansas
Census21 DEC 1850
Place: Tallediga, Talladega, Alabama
Age: 50 born Georgia
Address: dwelling 1850, family 1896 with husband and seven children
Agency: 1850 census Ala
Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
Source: Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
Date: DEC 1850
Publisher: US Federal Census

Census6 AUG 1860
Place: Talladega County, Alabama
Age: 60 b Ga
Address: dwelling 1038 family 1061 Brownsville Post Office
Agency: 1860 Census Ala
See Note 2
Census24 AUG 1870
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 72
Address: dwelling 13 Family #13, Breckenridge Twp with daughter's family
Agency: 1870 census Ark
Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
Source: Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: 21 AUG 1870
Publisher: ancestry.com

See Note 3
BurialAFT SEP 1870
Place: Auvergne, Jackson county, Arkansas
Address: maybe Bowens Ridge in an unmarked grave, not found daughter Mary Mallory and family are buried Sand Hill Cemetery, west of Bowens Ridge. Inventory made 4 Jan 1964 by James Logan Morgan, Mary Shaw Makima, Jan 1969
Grav May be near John Boen
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Other Event1860
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Agency: Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Archival Treasures
See Note 4
Other Event25 DEC 1861
Place: Talledega Territory, Alabama
Address: Christmas Celebration
Agency: The Old South by HM Hamill, D.D.
Doc-Simmons, HF and Eliza
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Notes

Note 1

This story was shared by Kimberly Foster on Ancestry.com trees, 2 April 2010:

As far as Sara's middle name here is an excerpt from another story I found on the Burns side in relation to the poet Robert Burns (I believe Hawkins came from her grandmother's maiden name) if you are interested:

I would like to add some more information. This info came from a letter,dated 1901, to my grandmother, Mary Eliza Simmons Bigelow. The letter was from Anna Jane Simmons Hamil, the daughter of Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns. The letter has since been stolen from a trunk in my grandmothers house after her death. In fact the whole trunk was stolen.

Robert Burns, illigitimate son of Robert Burns, Poet and Jannett 'Jenny' Clow was born in 1779 in Edinburgh Scotland. Jenny Clow was born in 1762 in Newburgh Fife Scotland. and died in January of 1780 in Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland. She was the only one of Burns mistresses to ask for money from him and he came to the home she was living in with a very small amount of money. Burns only saw his son on this one occasion. Robert Burns was only 4 months old when Jenny Clow, his mother died. He was then raised by his aunt and uncle James Masterson and Mary Adams Masterson. She was his mothers sister. They themselves had no children. At a still early age for Robert, this family sold their small cottage and migrated to canada, Prince Edward Island. ca. 1793. They later migrated down to New York having found no work in Canada.

Later, having heard of the free land lottery in North Georgia, Masterson applied and won 260 acres in Hall Co. Georgia. It is said that as an adult, that Robert Burns looked almost identical to his father, the poet. He married in the later part of 1798 in Hall Co. Georgia to Mary Margaret Mcintosh, Cowden. Her first husband was Col. James Cowden, He died shortly after their marriage. Coweta was her Creek Indian name. She was the daughter of Sarah Eliza Hawkins and Captain William Mcintosh, insiTdently also the father of Chief William Mcintosh by his second wife, a Creek Indian maiden of the Wind Clan. by the name of Senoya He Na Ha. Later Robert Burns was an inn keeper and lived all his life in Hall and Franklin Counties Georgia. He died at the age of 56, Circa:1836. There were 7 children, Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns being the oldest. She was born on May 12 1798 in Hall Co. Georgia.

Note 2

Holman F Simmons age 60 male, Farmer,

Eliza ", age 60 born Ga

Martha ", age 25 born Ga

Susan ", age 17 born Ala

Note 3

Simmons, Eliza 72 FW no occupation Georgia --Mother of Mary E

son H Felix next door dwelling 13

daughter Susan B Saxon near in dwelling 9

son Joseph B close - RichWoods Twp, dwelling 20, family 24

Note 4

Is this Eliza?

State Land Records

Last Name Simmons

First Name:Sarah

Date:7/23/1860

Box:214

File:4

Record Type:Swamp Land Application

Notes:Appl. # 1608

Location:

Sources

  1. Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
    Source: Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
    Date: DEC 1850
    Publisher: US Federal Census
  2. Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
    Source: Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: 21 AUG 1870
    Publisher: ancestry.com