In 1860 Tallapoosa County I find:
William V. BURNY, W, 54, born GA
wife Lucy (GRANT)
Value of Real Estate $ 25,000
Value of Personal Estate $93,000
William Vardeman BURNEY, was born 1805 Green County, Ga to John BURNEY born 1760 NC and Elizabeth WALKER. Both Died Jasper County, Ga
John BURNEY and son John Walker BURNEY were 2 of the largest slave holders in Jasper County., Ga This is the same BURNEY family, who I believe may have held my BURNEY family of same county. Also sons Charles and Joseph held slaves in 1860 Jasper County.
Have you checked if William V. BURNEY held slaves in 1860 Tallapoosa Slave Schedule?. He died in 1866.
Lucy, wife of William V. BURNEY is still living in 1870 Tallapoosa County...as is their son William age 27, farmer.