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James Burns[1]

Male - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name James Burns  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I2714  Main
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2018 

    Father James Burns,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susanna Hawkins,   b. 1776,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    John Rhodes 8 Aug 2012 - Article.
    John Rhodes 8 Aug 2012 - Article.
    John Rhodes article in 8 Aug 2012 - Chatham This Week. "Miller recalled that Thomas Stone was a prominent dry goods merchant and could remember when his store was founded in the mid 1850's."

    Miller is quoted:'I remember when this business establishment was founded by the late Thomas Stone, father of the present Spencer Stone who is president of the company. For a good many years, my family bought all their dry goods from this store, and the first overcoat, which I ever purchased myself, was bought from Mr. Stone Sr., founder of the store when the latter was a clerk in a store run by his uncle, Mr. Burns, just across from where the post office (southwest corner King and 4th streets) now stands.'

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

    2. [S629] Rhodes - A Community on Thames, John Rhodes, (published in1987.), P923-924.
      "Walker Stores was long considered to be one of the two anchor stores of downtown Chatham, the other being Eaton's.  The store was founded in 1852 when Thomas Stone and his partner, Mr. George Turnbull purchased the dry goods business of James Burns (Mr. Stone's uncle)."