Reverend Anthony Burns 1834-1862, The

Born a slave in Virginia, Anthony Burns escaped at the age of 20. Arrested, returned to his owner and then sold, he was subsequently ransomed by a Baptist minister from Boston. Burns himself became a minister in the Baptist Church and from 1860 until his death led a congregation in St. Catharines.


At the entrance to Victoria Lawn Cemetery, where his grave is located, Queenston Street, St. Catharines

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of St. Catharines