I just finished searching the 1850 Jackson Co., TN census for Staffords. My family went to MO before 1850 but I have been told that all the Jackson Co., Staffords are related. Anyway, while I was looking at the census entries, Burris was one of the names that kept popping up along side Staffords. Unfortunately your John was born in 1851 and not on that census or I could look him up. You might just check the 1860 census in Jackson Co. and see what you come up with. BTW, my Staffords went to Dallas, Polk, Webster and McDonald Cos. in MO. I do not have any of the people you mentioned in my database...sorry. If you want me to send you the census entries for Burris on the pages I copied, I will be happy to.
Cathey Jendeski - LBobina@aol.com