1844 Mrs. Pendleton’s, Main Street, Lynchburg, Virginia.
James Burney was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on September 5, 1844 in the Lynchburg Virginian (Lynchburg, Virginia). Daguerreotype Portraits. The subscriber would respectfully announce to the citizens of Lynchburg that he is now, and will remain for a few days at Mrs. Pendleton’s; on Main Street, and is prepared to take Daguerreotype Portraits, superior to any that have ever been taken in this place, and equal to any in the world. He has a variety of specimens on hand, and very respectfully invites ladies and gentlemen to call and examine them. He will execute his work with dispatch and elegance, at all hours of the day, at a very reduced price. James Burney. Sept. 2.
James Burney is not recorded as being active in Lynchburg, Virginia. A James Burney is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in New Burn, North Carolina in 1847-1848, it is unknown if they are the same person.