FTDNA shows that I(226866) am closely related to two other people in the Burns Project.
See 'Project Results'
We all three independently trace our ancestry back to Laird Burns(1st) abt.1716 PA/SC.
Laird Burns(1st) had three known sons in PA and/or SC.
Laird's sons were : John Burns abt.1740, James Burns abt.1746 ,and Leard(Laird)Burns abt.1756. (no John "W")
Two of us related project members traced our ancestry back to above brother John Burns 1740.
The other member (related to us) traced his ancestry back to above brotherLeard Burns abt.1756*.
We NEED any descendant of the above James Burns1746 to get YDNA Tested and join our Byrnes/Burns Project. If anyone knows a James1746/related researcher , Please tell them.
"IF" we find that descendents of all three sons are related it will pretty well clear up any nagging doubts about Laird 1st's. known sons. (don't like loose ends)
* FWIW. Researchers over the last few decades have tried to connect a 'George M Burns b.1801NC' as a son to Leard Burns b.1756. No one was ever able to do so.
As there is a DNA connection to three modern Burns and they all find a common ancestor in Laird Burns 1st. And one of them traces his ancestry back through "George M Burns b1801"and Laird (2nd)1756 son of Laird 1st.
It appears to me that at least likley, that George M is the son of Laird 2nd.
See Google " George M Burns Family Bible"
Now thats cleared up We can all sleep a lot sounder . (((;
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