There are reported to be two Kirby aka Kerby lines in and around Spartanburg Co.
One line was John Jr and Jemima Bolling Kerby/ Kirby from Halifax/ Pittsylvania Co VA , who settled on the Union/ Spartanburg County line. Another was Richard Kirby aka Kirby from same area of VA in Spartanburg,.
John Jr and Jemima Bolling Kirby's son Bolling and Milly Campbell Kirby was also in the same area around Spartanburg, their daughter Lucinda married Wm. Tolleson Bryant a grandson of old John Tolleson who founded Buzzard Roost aka Pacolet.
So, this Burns is most likely a in-law of this Kirby lines.
Check the marriage records of both Union and Spartanburg Cos. Was he a Confederate soldier, which war did he serve in?http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&...