Moses Burns immigrated from the north of Ireland to America in 1800. In 1801 he married Catherine Sinclair, daughter of John Sinclair, an emigrant from Scotland, then living in New York. Later that year Moses rented a hundred acre tract of virgin forest at the head waters of the Little Delaware River from the Livingstons.
Over the years the family of Burns have spread out over the landscape of Bovina. The original farm occupied by Moses and Catherine passed out of the family in the late 20th century. Part of the sixth generation of Burns in Bovina were Robert Jr. and John (Jack). Bob and Jack married sisters from the farm over the hill, Marie and June Reinertsen. Jack and June bought their present farm on Bramley Mountain Road, which is the headquarters for Bramley Mountain Farm. A good portion of the herd is located at Marie's farm on Burns Road. Bob and Marie's daughter, Colleen, husband Ken Heavey, and their children Allison and Karlye have started a herd of their own and also help keep Bramley Mountain Farm in operation.