Name: Mary Jane BURNES
Birth: 28 MAR 1839 in Vermilion County, Illinois
Death: 1 APR 1892 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
Burial: 4 APR 1892 Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
Change Date: 25 JAN 2003
Daughter of James Burnes and Louisa M. Henson
Sister of Sarah, Lavinia, Harriet, Laura M. and John P. Bums
.....The Emporia Kansas News - March 24, 1860 - page 1, column 5
MARRIED: At the residence of the bride's father, near Emporia, on the 22nd, by Rev. G. C. Morse, Mr. JOHN W.
WEAVER to Miss MARY JANE BURNS.
.....Emporia Kansas Weekly Republican -April 7,1892-page?, column 4
OBITUARY OF MRS. WEAVER
In Saturday's Republican there appeared a notice of the death and burial of Mrs. John W. Weaver from her home
on Rock creek, some distance southwest of Emporia. Mary J. Burns was born in Vermilion county, Illinois, March 28, 1839, being a little over 53 years of age at the time of her death. In the year 1858 her parents removed to Lyon county. Two years afterwards, she was married to John W. Weaver and resided on the Weaver place near this city until 1888, when the family removed to Rock creek, on the farm where Mrs. Weaver died. Seven children was the result of the union. One girl died in infancy and four boys and two girls are with their father deeply mourning the loss. Mrs. Weaver was a charter member of the first I.O.G.T. lodge organized in Emporia and her life has been marked by devotion to the right. She leaves a world of sorrow to receive her heavenly reward. The family knew her as a kind and loving mother, a devoted wife and a wise counselor. She lived a life of usefulness and furnishes an example worthy of imitation. The friends and neighbors offer the kindest sympathy to the bereaved family in this, one of the saddest trials which they will ever be called upon to bear.
.....ANECDOTE: The marriage date and place was found on the Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-1873, listed on the internet at the Ancestry site. They list sources as: The Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, Summer 1955 and DAR, Oceanic, Hopkins Chapter, Margaret Grandle.
Father: James BURNES b: 1816 in Maryland
Mother: Louisa M. HENSON b: 14 DEC 1817 in Near Knoxville, Tennessee
John W. WEAVER b: 5 JUL 1835 in Vermilion County, Illinois
22 MAR 1860
in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
- Charles Cromwell WEAVER b: 25 DEC 1860 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
- Ada Mary WEAVER b: 13 NOV 1865
- Frank M. WEAVER b: 3 MAR 1870 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
- Prince A. WEAVER b: FEB 1872 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
- Emery J. WEAVER b: 1877 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
- Trixie May WEAVER b: MAY 1880 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas