Recently I came across a note on Dianna P Burns by Darran Thomas on Ancestry. I had thought all these years that she was the daughter of Walter Farr(Pharr) Burns and Sarah White Lily. All the Ancestry trees that I looked at said she was. One of her children with William Nicholas Parker, Walter Lily Parker, even has the middle name "Lily". BUT...Darran Thomas has proved that she is NOT the daughter of Walter Farr Burns and Sarah White Lily.
Here is the post from his tree:
"First let me state that his Dianna P, wife of Wm N Parker, may or may not be named Penelope. I know her maiden name is Burns from the death certificates of her children. There is and 1850 census that shows Walter F Burns, wife Sarah and a daughter Diannah, amongst other chilren, bu that Diannah was 14 in 1850 and the same 1850 census shows Dianna P, wife of Wm Nicholas Parker already married to WM Nicholas Parker and she is 23 at the time. So, while there may be a Diannah Burns, daughter of Walter Farr Burns and Sarah White LIlly, this is not her if the Walter F Burns and Sarah from the 1850 census I saw are those people."
Source: Ancestry.com Darran Thomas
Darran Thomas originally shared this on 06 Jan 2013