Descendants of Bernard Burney from North Carolina

Welcome to our web site! Many hours of work have been put into the research and documentation of these ancestors. We hope you will benefit from the information present here. Credit for this work is due many people, especially to Pauline Burney Brightman (deceased), who gathered data from many of us and published the book "The Burneys of North Carolina". This web site currently includes only one of the numbers of Burney lineages out of North Carolina. Any information that you may have, especially source documents and pictures, will be greatly appreciated.


Table of Contents

  Descendants of Bernard ? Burney
  Surname List
  Index of Names


Who to Contact for More Information

Email 
Send email to:            Lawrence Leland Harper     llharper@juno.com and/or to

                                    Leland Burney Norwood       LBNorwood@aol.com

Website issues only:  John Phillip Moore                w6sm@softcom.net


To our knowledge Bernard Burney had 2 sons, Charles and John. This web site primarily addresses the descendants of John Burney and contains additional data to that published by Pauline Burney Brightman. It is our intention to eventually include the data contained in Ms. Brightman’s publication for the Charles Burney line. Any information, source documents, pictures or source data that you have for either line will be appreciated and will be added to this web site for your use and for the use of others.

Click on John Burney to view his descendants

Please send information or questions on the John Burney line to:

Email 
Send email to:            Lawrence Leland Harper     llharper@juno.com and/or to

                                                Leland Burney Norwood       LBNorwood@aol.com

 

Click on Charles Burney to view his descendants

Please send information or questions on the Charles Burney line to:

Email 
Send email to:            Lawrence Leland Harper     llharper@juno.com


The Burneys of Kerr County Texas

 

INTRODUCTION

By Lawrence Leland Harper

 

   In Pauline Burney Brightman’s, “The Burneys from North Carolina”, I read where Lydia McCain Burney left McNairy County Tennessee (after her husband, Robert Hamilton Burney died there) with her sons and went to Kerr County Texas following friends.

   The sons, Hance McCain Burney, William DeWitt Clinton Burney and Robert H. Burney, born in North Carolina are considered pioneer founders of Kerr County Texas.  They served the county as lawman, judges, and other civic officials.

   A. J. Sowell, Texas Ranger, turned author, in one of his writings, Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas writes about these Burney boys – young men at that time.  In this book, Mr. Sowell is interviewing survivors of pioneer days.  The Burney family members are mentioned in several instances engaged in various activities. 

   While reading this book, I learned that Robert Henry Burney, eldest son of Judge Hance McCain Burney had been a Texas Ranger, become Judge and later a State Senator of Texas.  After reading this, I called the State Archives in Austin.  I wanted a picture of Senator Burney.  I got the picture along with 53 pages of material from other sources.

   L. E. Daniel wrote, Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas.  It was this book which contained Senator Burney’s picture and profile.

   In Kerr County Texas, 1856 – 1956, Bob Bennett tells us about Kerrville’s First Cabins, Early Court Sessions, Communities Established, Early School Days, Kerr County Texas, and Town Starts Upgrade.  Burneys are mentioned in each of these articles.

   Kerr County Texas, 1856 – 1976 by Clara Watkins is packed with information; such as names, dates and places of birth, plus dates of marriages and deaths – a real need for the Burney Family Genealogy buff.

   I have been made to realize the members of the Burney Family are remarkable for their exceptional physical and intellectual strength, and for longevity.

   San Antonio has been my home for 33 years now.  I have traveled to Kerrville several times; going through Comfort (Texas) and seeing road signs to other towns – Center Point, Camp Verde and others, but never did I think about my ancestors fighting for their very existence in this area until I got hold of and read this material.

   Mr. Sowell was great great grandfather of my son-in-law, Byron Spears.

Byron’s grandmother gave him a copy of the mentioned book for Christmas.  Upon reading, Sharon, our daughter, saw the Burney name mentioned over and over.  She told me about this and in checking, I found some of the same Burneys mentioned here as in Pauline’s work.

      I attribute Pauline Burney Brightman’s work to my becoming interested  

   in researching the Burneys from North Carolina.

Click on Robert Hamilton Burney to view his descendants

Please send information or questions on the Robert Hamilton Burney line to:

Email 
Send email to:        Lawrence Leland Harper  llharper@juno.com

   


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