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John Burns, County Treasurer, was born in Delaware County, N. Y., and September 4, 1831. Removed to Iowa, then returned to New York; soon after again moved, this time to Jewell County, Kan., in 1872. Was elected County Treasurer in 1873 and re-elected in 1875, and again elected in 1879, and still holds the office. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity? Was married in Delaware, N. Y. in July, 1864, to Miss Jane Love, and is the father of two children – Edgar A. and Lulu.