John Burns came from Ireland to NB in early 1800’s and settled at Mount Whatley, Westmorland County. He married Miss Harrison. They had six children.

PANB:MC80/45 Howard Trueman’s The Chignecto Isthmus and its first settlers, page 263. 

Kennedy Francis Burns b. 8 Jan 1842 at Thomastown, Tipperary, Ireland, s/o Thomas E. Burns and his first wife Mary Rose Ryan, d. 23 Jun 1895. He came with his family to NS then to Saint John, NB. Kennedy settled at Bathurst, Gloucester County in 1861 and married 24 Sep 1864 Harriett McKenna d/o John McKenna.

1) Minnie Burns m. Herman Vincent of London, England
2) Emma Josephine Burns b. – , d. 13 Oct 1947, m. 16 Sep 1902 James Paul Byrne
3) Helen Gertrude Burns m. 17 Aug 1904 Thomas M. Fraser and settled in Ottawa, ON. 

PANB:MC1156 Graves Papers: Kennedy Francis Burns, 1 page.