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Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862

 
 
Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker
Inscription. Born a slave in Virginia, Burns escaped from servitude in 1854 and fled to Boston, where he was arrested under the Fugitive Slave act of 1850. Abolitionists came to his defence and serious riots ensued. This was the last trial of a fugitive slave in Massachusetts. Four months after his return to his owner in Virginia, he was sold to a North Carolina planter. However, in 1855 Burns was ransomed with money raised by the Rev. L.A.Grimes of Boston, and began studies at Oberlin College, Ohio. Burns came to Canada about 1860 where he served as pastor of Zion Baptist Church in St. Catharines. He is buried in this cemetery.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Location. 43° 9.693′ N, 79° 12.171′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Queeston Street (County Route 81) 1.6 kilometers south of Emmett Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast gate of Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 480 Queenston Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R7K6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria Lawn Cemetery 1855 (a few steps from this marker); In Honoured Memory of the Men of the Township of Grantham
Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker
Marker at Cemetery entrance, southeast side of Queenston Street. Queeston Street splits the cemetery diagonally.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cannon Barrel (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Bollard (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Fourth Welland Canal (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System (approx. one kilometer away); Welland Ship Canal (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .
1. Victoria Lawn Cemetery. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Anthony Burns - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker
Southbound Queenston Street. Marker at center of picture.
Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker
Wide view of marker and cemetery entrance.
Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
5. Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862 Marker
From behind cemetery fence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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