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Robinson KEARNES
Melissa (---)
Nathaniel A. BALL
Hester Mary WICKHAM
Cornelius KEAIRNS
Flora Clementine BALL
Sarah Jane KEAIRNS


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2. Solomon Madison HATTERY
3. George W. BURCH

Sarah Jane KEAIRNS 2

  • Born: Mar 1874, near Mapleton, Monona Co, IA 3
  • Marriage (1): UNKNOWN about 1891
  • Marriage (2): Solomon Madison HATTERY about 1892
  • Marriage (3): George W. BURCH about 1905 1
  • Died: 28 Aug 1952, Independence, Jackson Co, MO at age 78 4
  • Buried: 2 Sep 1952, Mound Grove Cem, Independence, Jackson Co, MO 4

bullet  General Notes:

Sarah's son, Solomon Hattery, was taken in by Sarah's aunt Diana Ball Leach when Solomon was about 2. Diana later adopted him and changed his name to Elisha Ellsworth Leach.

1900 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, Center Twp: Cornelius "Keairns", Aug 1857, 48, married, married 29 yrs, b. IA, father b. Ireland, mother b. IL, well digger; dau. Sarah Bowman(?), Mar 1874, 26, married 0 yrs, 0 children, 0 living; son George "Kearns", Apr 1876, 24, single, farmer; son William Kearns, Mar 1884, 16, single, farm laborer; dau. "Malissa" E. Kearns, July 1887, 12; son Clifford T. Kearnes, Apr 1892, 8. All children were b. IA and parents b. IA.

1905 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, Center Twp, Mapleton P.O.: C. "Kearnes" (Krames?), Sarah, Geo., Willis, Hester, Clifford.

1910 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, Jordan Twp: Geo. W. Burch, 41, married 4 yrs, b. IA, birthplace of parents unknown, farmer, farm; wife Sarah J. 38, married 4 yrs, 2 children, 2 living, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IL; son Donald R., 2, b. IA, parents b. IA; son Thomas C., 1, b. IA, parents b. IA.

1920 MO CENSUS, Jackson Co, Blue Twp: George W. Burch, 50, b. IA, parents b. PA, laborer, veneering mill; Sarah J., 45, b. IA, parents b. IA; son Donald L., 12, b. IA, parents b. IA; son Thomas C., 11, b. SD, parents b. IA.

1930 MO CENSUS, Jackson Co, Blue Twp: George W. Burch, 61, 1st marriage age 36, b. IL, father b. US, mother b. VA, laborer, saw mill; wife Sarah J., 56, 1st marriage age 31, b. IA, parents b. IA.

OBIT: Independence Examiner (MO), Friday, August 29, 1952 - Burch Services Tuesday - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Burch, 79, of 1300 E. Hayward, who died Thursday night at the home, will be held at 10 am Tuesday at the George C. Carson Chapel. The burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Burch was born near Mapleton, IA, and moved to Independence from Ute, IA, 37 years ago. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She is survived by four sons, Thomas C. Burch, 128 E. Walnut; Donald L. Burch, 932 E. Stone; Elisha E. Leach, 1525 N. Spring St., and Clifford Keairns, Sloan, IA; a sister, Mrs. Esther Willett, Sioux City, IA and two brothers, George Keairns, Sioux City and William Keairns, Sioux Falls, S.D. (Obit provided by Patti Combs.)


Sarah married UNKNOWN about 1891.


Sarah next married Solomon Madison HATTERY, son of Solomon HATTERY and Sarah (---), about 1892. (Solomon Madison HATTERY was born on 2 May 1873 in Clinton Co, IA 5 and died after 1930 1.)


Sarah next married George W. BURCH about 1905.1 (George W. BURCH was born in 1869 in IA or IL,6 died on 25 Nov 1937 in Independence, Jackson Co, MO and was buried in Mound Grove Cem, Jackson Co, MO.)



1 1930 MO Census.

2 1885 IA Census.

3 1900 IA Census.

4 Obituary of Sarah J. Keairns Burch.

5 WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

6 1920 MO Census.

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