Date of Death: 13 Sep 1913
Subject: Phillip Burns
Source: Savannah Reporter, 19 Sep 1913
Phillip Burns was born in Morgon [sic] county, Ind., January 28, 1836. He departed this life at his home three and one half miles northwest of Savannah September 13, 1913, aged seventy-seven years, nine months and fifteen days. He was married to Isabell Simmons, April 23, 1860. To this union ten children were born of whom five are living. Mrs. R. M. Faires, Mrs. J. F. Adkins, Mrs. W. J. Vaughn, Mrs. R. F. Davidson, Mrs. Rolla Hurst. They all reside in this county. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren and nine great grand-children. The deceased has one brother and one sister living in Savannah. In the year 1864 he united with the Methodist church. The funeral was conducted from the home by Rev. A. R. Hunt and interment was in the Bennet Lane cemetery. Mr. Burns' father John Burns, was one of the early settlers here and was a very highly respected pioneer. He settled here sometime before 1854.