Biography of William Bourne's son John D Bourn
John D. Bourn is a native of Missouri and was born August 5 1850. His father, William Bourn, was born in Kentucky, but moved to Missouri in in an early day, where he was one of the leading farmers of his county. He was a Master Mason, a justice of the peace of Scotland county a number of years, a member of the Baptist Church almost from infancy, and died in that faith on the 12th of December, 1887.
John D. Bourn is the third in a family of fourteen children named as follows-Eliza C., Ambers E., John D., James W., Lucy F., Benjamin F., Nancy J., May W., Mary S., Joseph A., Thomas J., an infant that died unnamed, Charles A., and Martha E.
-From page 99 of the "Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families" by F.A. Battey, 1978.