James Anderson Burns
James Anderson Burns
James Anderson Burns, founder of the Oneida Baptist Institute, grew up as the youngest son of a Primitive Baptist preacher in the hills of West Virginia, where he hunted and sold ginseng roots to buy books so he could attend the first school in a nearby settlement. Eager to see and learn more, as a teenager he visited his father's homestead in Clay County, Kentucky, where he was pulled into the violence of defending family honor.
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Modesto's Johansen sends Enochs to 4th straight loss - Modesto Bee
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MODESTO -- The tape around his wrists had been stained brown and he wore Mother Earth like a layer of Teflon. Dirt on his pants and jersey. Grass hanging from his facemask. In an area full of flashy, pristine quarterbacks, meet the city
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Drug Enforcement Agency stages raid on Onondaga Boulevard dry cleaner - Syracuse.com
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“The only thing I can say is that we executed a search warrant,” said James Burns, special agent in charge of the DEA's New York Division. Burns said that the search was part of an on-going investigation. Agents removed “a quantity of currency” and "a
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Big, Bad Wolf: Sierra's Cota hopes to huff, huff, blow down 'Stangs - Modesto Bee
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M ANTECA — In a congested hallway, the central figures in Sierra's football program stand at opposite ends, roughly 20 feet apart. There's Jeff Harbison, the Timberwolves' seventh-year head coach, standing near the double doors,
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Modesto's Johansen boots GV on last play - Modesto Bee
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MODESTO -- Tyler Walsh skipped between the hashmarks, not a soul within 10 yards of the Johansen kicker. With four seconds left on the game clock, Golden Valley iced the brash senior, who spent most of the game
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Patients suffer due to national shortage of cancer medications - ABC Action News
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"They gave me a break for three months," says James Burns, who is spending the day at Moffitt Cancer Center getting an infusion of Fluorouracil or 5FU chemotherapy to treat colorectal cancer. The chemotherapy drug is one of many on the Food and Drug
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Polytechnic High student boxes professionally - The Rambler
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James Burns (18), 2010 graduate from Polytechnic High School, has been boxing since he was 11 years old. When Burns moved to the Poly area in 2005 he saw Wesleyan as motivation to move to the next level. Burns turned pro in April 2011 and will be
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Napa outraces Beyer in wild offensive show - Modesto Bee
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What do you get when you cross a picture of Ol' Blue Eyes and the St. Louis Arch with Beyer High quarterback McKay Marshall? Debbie Noda/dnoda@modbee.com - McKay Marshall, seen in a game here against Pacheco last week
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Body found in Guntersville identified as Gadsden man - Gadsden Times
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The Marshall County Sheriff's Department on Friday received confirmation the body is that of Jeffery James Burns, 53, Sheriff Scott Walls said. Burns' body was discovered Monday by a man walking through the woods along US Highway 431 between Ryan
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Modesto dad swims to raise money for accessible playground equipment - Modesto Bee
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Hundreds of kids spill out onto the blacktop, ditching their bags and inside voices at the cafeteria doors. "Who wants to play foursquare?" one yells to the pack, a red ball skipping away from him
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Traditional music offers insights into African culture - Binghamton University Research News - Insights and Innovations
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By Research Advancement Ethnomusicologist James Burns traces his interest in world music back to the days when he was part of a band. “One day a member gave me this book about a drummer who got interested in world drumming through meeting other people
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Crime Report: Harassment, Assault and Unlawful Sale of Alcohol to a Child - Patch.com
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James Burns from Huntington was arrested in Huntington for 2nd degree harassment with physical contact. Judy Cortez from Huntington Station was arrested in Huntington Station for criminal misconduct with the intention to damage to property
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'We hope we have seen the worst': Smith & Williamson - FT Adviser
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James Burns said the range, which comprises the £36.5m MM Global Investment fund, the £38.6m MM Endurance Balanced fund and the £8m MM Cautious Growth fund, had been defensive in the past nine months but was still maintaining equity exposure
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Investment Club: Sticking with portfolio principles saw loss of dividend but a ... - Scotsman
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The ink was barely dry on last month's Investment Club report when the our prescient analysis - that one of the consequences of President Barack Obama's incompetent handling of America's finances would be to allow China to exert
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Christopher Burns, 50 - Iowa City Press Citizen
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Christopher James Burns, 50, of Iowa City, IA, formally of Des Moines, IA and Lincoln, NE, passed away Sunday, August 7th at Univer-sity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Chris was a proud business owner and operator of Capital Patio and Capital Container
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Ripon boy has a race to remember - Modesto Bee
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RIPON -- The temperature outside registers in the 90s, but Jake Goeringer still won't change out of his metallic gray, long-sleeved shirt. The 12-year-old with the mop-top haircut simply pulls the sleeves to his elbows and tugs on the
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James Burns: the utility trusts playing catch-up with the cycle - Citywire.co.uk
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The equity rally we have witnessed since global markets bottomed out post-Lehmans in 2008 has been pretty spectacular. However, there are some sectors that, although they have made gains, have lagged the broader
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A diving accident stopped him; determination jump-started him - Merced Sun-Star
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ATWATER -- This was supposed to be his moment of triumph, another deposit in the Bank of I Told You So. Yet as he sped through the finish line of the Run for Independence, Atwater's annual Fourth of July race, Eric Baker had only one
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  • 1945
    September 12, 1945, the forty-seventh year of Oneida Baptist Institute, James Anderson Burns, Founder, Builder, and President Emeritus, died in his room in Anderson Hall.
    More Details Hide Details The final services were in the school chapel on Friday afternoon with a great funeral oration by Dr. Elmer Gabbard, President of Witherspoon College, Buckhorn, Kentucky. Burial was on Cemetery Hill in Oneida, overlooking the buildings and grounds of the institution into which went his life and through which he forever lives."
  • 1934
    After James Anderson Burns retired in 1934, he moved to Anderson Hall.
    More Details Hide Details When he died, the following note was sent to his friends all across the USA: "At 4:00 p.m.
  • 1928
    Russell resigned in 1928 and Burns served a second term, 1928-1934.
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  • 1925
    They were married February 14, 1925 and James Benner Burns was born November 19, 1926.
    More Details Hide Details Mrs. Russell led a campaign to raise funds to build a home for the Burns' family. The new house was constructed on the hill overlooking the campus where Burns and McMurray had selected the site for the school.
  • 1923
    Burns resumed his lecture tours in June 1923.
    More Details Hide Details He met his second wife, Margaret Benner, on a tour.
  • 1920
    In October 1920 Burns suffered a mental and physical breakdown due to overwork and complications from influenza. Thomas Adams had served as Associate President since 1917 and was named president in 1921. The school was in major financial trouble. Neither Adams nor the teachers had received salaries for over a year when Adams resigned in January 1922. Sylvia Russell was named president in April 1922.
    More Details Hide Details With the help of Charles Goins, Russell was able to bring the school out of financial crisis.
  • 1912
    An article, "Burns of the Mountains" written by Emerson Hough, appeared in American Magazine in 1912.
    More Details Hide Details Hough told how Burns had stopped the feuds and built a school for the mountain children in Clay County. Speaking invitations came from everywhere. The Chautauqua and Lyceum Lecture Bureaus offered to pay Burns a salary, railroad fare and expenses. Burns delivered over 4,000 lectures in almost every state. Listeners were captivated, and many gave donations.
  • 1905
    As the enrollment grew, Burns turned students away because they could not find lodging in nearby homes. In 1905 he arranged to start the construction of a girls' dormitory while he raised the money.
    More Details Hide Details He made the rounds across the state to any church that would listen to his story. Burns said in The Crucible, "Somehow the payrolls were always met. Bob Carnahan took care of any overdrafts. In due time Carnahan Hall was completed and a home for 50 girls was provided." In 1908 Oneida Baptist Institute (the name had been changed in 1904) had its first graduation. Five men received high school diplomas. The teachers had studied at night in order to teach them during the day. All five went to Georgetown College, where they were put in the sophomore class. After hearing Burns speak in New York City, Elizabeth Anderson gave $5,300 to buy a farm. A year later in 1911, Anderson donated $11,000 for the construction of Anderson Hall.
  • 1901
    When Dr. Jones invited Burns to Louisville in 1901 to meet with Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Marvin, Burns told them about the need for a larger building.
    More Details Hide Details A few days later Dr. and Mrs. Marvin sent $5,000. The new building was completed in 1902 and named Marvin Hall in their honor.
  • 1900
    In the spring of 1900 Dr. Carter Jones invited Burns to speak to the State Board of Missions meeting in Louisville.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, Broadway Baptist Church pledged to send $70 a month to the school.
  • 1899
    When the board of trustees met on December 20, 1899, they named the school Mamre Baptist College in Buring Spring Ky and Burns was named the first president.
    More Details Hide Details On the opening day of school he read to 100 students—boys, girls, men, and women—Psalm 127:1: "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it " The school was now in session with three teachers, Burns, McMurray, and C.A. Dugger. Classes ranged from grades one through eight. Tuition was $1.00 a month. Only a few were able to pay cash. Others brought farm animals, produce or coal dug on the family farm.
  • 1897
    Burns married Martha Sizemore in 1897.
    More Details Hide Details They had six children—Myrtle, Dugger, Dixie, Holly, Robert and Marvin. Perhaps the climax of the Burns saga was the meeting of the clans in the old mill near Oneida. Around 50 men from both sides of the feud gathered to hear Burns speak about his dream of building a Christian school. He said, "We've been teaching our children to hate each other for more than a hundred years. Let's teach them to love each other and then we will have peace. Let's join together to build a school and teach our children the story of our Saviour's love." After several minutes of silence two men, Lee Combs and Frank Burns, from opposite sides of the feud came to the middle of the room and shook hands. At that moment, a school was born. Burns and McMurray went up Sandlin Hill, climbed an oak tree, looked down on Oneida and picked a site for the school. The knoll they selected was owned by Martha Coldiron Hogg, who donated the property. Soon after Burns laid the cornerstone, men came from both sides of the feud to help build their school. "Big Henry" Hensley gave fifty dollars and Robert Carnahan gave twenty-five. Others brought lumber. The men often worked until midnight and slept on shavings. Burns had announced that the school would open on January 1, 1900. By Christmas they still needed of lumber.
    During the school year 1897-1898 Burns taught at Berea College, where he met Rev. H.L. McMurray.
    More Details Hide Details They became close friends and Burns told McMurray about the vision God had given him for the children of the Clay County Mountains. McMurray agreed to return with him.
  • 1893
    From 1893-1897 he taught in Clay County public schools.
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  • 1892
    After attending Dennison for seven months, Burns returned to Kentucky in 1892.
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  • 1883
    The next year, 1883, James and his mother moved to the old "Burns Homestead" near Oneida.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after Burns arrived in Clay County his only living uncle took him to the family graveyard. Pointing to the graves, his uncle told him stories of the untimely deaths their relatives had suffered. Burns left with a burning determination to avenge their deaths. For the next four years, Burns earned an almost legendary reputation in logging and feuding. Then an event occurred that would change the direction of his life. He and several of his relatives attacked a cabin on Newfound Creek.. Burns was hit over the head and left for dead. In The Crucible he wrote, "When I regained consciousness I went to the top of a mountain and spent two days in lonely vigils. On the third day I slept. When I woke up the urge of vengeance was gone and peace reigned within. I was determined that the feuds should be stopped."
  • 1865
    Called "Burns of the Mountains," James Anderson Burns was born August 2, 1865, in West Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details His father, Hugh Burns, a farmer and Primitive Baptist minister, had moved there from Clay County, Kentucky. After his first wife died, Hugh married Elizabeth Collins. James had three older siblings, Robert, William and Elizabeth. The nearest school was away so the Burns children studied in the evenings after chores. They learned to read from the Bible and an almanac. At night they gathered around the fireside while Hugh read Bible stories and prayed. At age 14 James learned that a new school was being built away. He wanted to go, but had no money for books. He spent his summer digging ginseng roots and earned enough money to buy books and his first pair of store-bought shoes. By age 16 James had completed the school's curriculum, but what he wanted most was to learn about Kentucky. When he asked why they had left, his father told him about the feuds. James felt that his father had left their relatives to fight the battle alone and said, "I'm going to Kentucky." His father made him promise to wait a year. A week later Hugh died from a heart attack.
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