Walter Pharr Burns, son of James Burns and Penelope Pharr, was born in North Carolina 15 May 1795 and died 27 July 1864. He married Sarah White Lily, daughter of Edmund Fleming Lily Sr and Elizabeth Billingsley, about 1827. He is my 3rd great grandfather.
1830 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson
1840 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson
1850 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville*
23 September 1850 by John M Waddell
Enumerated here with Walter Pharr Burns is his daughter Diannah who is my 2nd great grandmother. She married William Nicholas Parker.
1860 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville*
10 June 1860 by _____ Hammond
Walter Pharr Burns and Sarah White Lily had the following children:
Elizabeth Laura Burns 1823-1894
Robert H Burns born 1827
Diannah Penelope Burns 1828-1899
Julian W Burns 1829-1908
Arminta Catherine Burns 1831-1895
Henrietta Caroline Burns 1833-1913
Anne Mariah Burns 1835
Margaret B Burns 1838-1897
William H Burns 1840-1862
Henry H Burns born 1841
Walter F Burns born 1848
*It is thought that the community (Burnsville) took its name from Walter Burns, who operated an early tavern in the area.
Source: History of Anson County North Carolina 1750-1976 by Mary L Medley