Here’s a short version of what I have. If any relatives found here, would like
to put together a group or mail list to keep contact info. See my questions at
George Burnau m. Frances Gorham (Gorum) b. in Virginia
George #1 is found near Paris , KY in Bourbon Co approximately 1792 – 1810
Frances parents: Thomas Gorham and Margaret Cotton of Lourdon Co VA; moved to
Fayette and Borbon, etc. KY ).
Children: Thomas G., John “Bannough”, Betsy, Polly, Peggy, George (II).
Siblings of Thomas G not found: John “Bannough” Burnau, Betsy, or Susan. Not
found any vital info on John, Betsy and Susan.
Related surnames in Bourbon or Nicholas County location: George II m. Catharine
“Kittie” Crouch; William Hamilton m Polly Burnau 1817; John Nesbit m Margaret \
Peggy Burnau. George’s wife Kittie m. William Hamilton after their spouse’s
Frances’s children Polly and George can be found in Nicholas Co KY records after
George #1’s death in 1810. Found a partial transcript of Frances “Burnan’s”
will dated 1823. I assume she moved to be with Polly ( Hamilton ).
Other spellings of Burnau found in (transcribed) records: Bronaugh, Bernow,
Barnaw, Branaugh, Burnaw, Burnough, Bernoe, Bournaugh,
Thomas Gorham (Burnaw) Burnau born 4 April 1794 in Stoner Township , Bourbon
Married Elizabeth “Betsey” McCausland in 1817 in Bourbon Co. They became
members of the Christian church in 1817. Thomas G. Burnau and Elizabeth moved
to near New Paris OH, Jefferson Township , Preble County OH in fall of 1819
Parents of Elizabeth : Mark ?Marcus m. Sarah, buried in old cemetery New Paris,
OH, Preble County .
Children total: Eliza (m. John D. Niswonger) Howard Co IN, George #3 (m1
Frances ?, m2 Hannah Craig) of Memphis TN, Thomas M (see below), Sarah Ann (m.
Charles B. Austin), Susannah (M. Lindsey Irwin), Julia Ann (M. Eli Mitchell
Morrison), Baby d. 12 AUG, 1851, John Marcus (m. Edit W ) of Oskaloosa KS,
Leander (m. Mary A Watson) of Monon IN, Nathan Worley Burnau (m ?) of Kokomo IN,
Nancy Cail Burnau (m. Samuel King) of New Paris OH.
Thomas McCausland Burnau (b. July 22 1822 , d. March 12 1902 ) m. Lydia Aughee
(1825-1902) in Preble Co. Ohio , June 6 1842 .
Lived near Noblesville for about 9 years, some family in Rush Co. Moved near to
Uniontown, Union township, Wells County , Indiana 1879.
Lydia ’s parents were Job Aughee and Sarah ?.
Children 16 total: Sarah? (died young), Clarisa (died young), Mary C. (m.
Philip Ertel) of Rush Co IN, Hannah M. (M. Marion Quick) of Markle, short time
in South Dakota, Barton W (M. Mary Eliza Marshall), Winfield S. (m. Melissa
Agneline Marshall) of Hamilton Co IN, Margaret Fidella (Della) (m. Christian
Roudebush) of Wells Co IN, Thomas W m Elisa J. Scott, Ida G (died young), Alice
S (see below), Roley Henry (m1 Leta Patterson m2 Ida S. Walters), Lilla (died
young), Rosella (dau. Flora Temple Burnau m1 Monroe Thomas m2 John Morron),
William S. (m1 Carrie S. Littler, M2 Ida E. Zion), Isa (died young), Laurel (m1
Augusta Bonham m2 Clara Wert)
Alice (Allie) S. Burnau m. Amos Maddux (of Markle, Huntington County )
Parents of Amos: Henry Maddux and Lydia Sparks (m1 Noah Redding),
Henry 2nd marriage
Children: Hazel Ann Maddux (M. Jesse L. Ulrich) – my grandparents
Who are George’s family and where did they come from? Found some families that
migrated to Bourbon and on to New Paris (Morrison’s and Purviances) came from
Rowan Co. North Carolina. There is a John “Burnaw” in Onslow County NC , found a
land grant record in the 1770’s. John Gorham (Francies’s Brother) also has
links to being in NC.
Thomas Gorham is known to be an overseer for William Bronaugh Sept 1760 in
Loudon Co VA, but there is no family link from the Brounaugh’s to my George
“Burnau”. However it does seem quite a coincidence that Thomas’s daughter
(Frances) married a similar spelling.
Siblings of Thomas G not found: John “Bannough” (Burnau), Betsy, or Susan
Found a George O. Burnau, originally of New Paris OH. Listed Nancy Burnau King
as nearest relative on military records. Lived in Chicago Cook Co before
returning to Ohio . Not sure how related to these Burnau’s.
Is Burnaw’s and \or Bernau\Bernaugh’s related but using a different spelling?
These spellings are also found in Bourbon and \ or Nicholas County . There is a
George BERNAUGH Gorham (b. April 10, 1847 , Paris , Bourbon, Kentucky ; d. May
9, 1879 , Paris , Bourbon, Kentucky ). Elizabeth Bernaugh per obit. was a
native of Bourbon Co KY. She married Thomas Benton Maddox and they moved to
CallawayCountyMO. I found a tree where their son is named George “Bernaugh”
Maddox. Elizabeth Bernaugh’s parents were Bernau, William F. Bernau and
Elizabeth Miller. Besides Elizabeth , other children were: James D “Barnaw”,
Henry (or Harry?), and Lucy E (1860 census).