Research of Carl York.
1B1623) Benjamin Burnett I, son of Joseph Burnett of Buckingham
[Corrections: Burnetts and Their Connections, Vol 1, pp.272-275:
Correction: did not marry Judah –
Correction: children listed are proven children of Jeremiah and Judith:
1) Nancy Burnettmarried Andrew W. Wrinkle
1B16232) Joseph Burnett married 1/Sara Brown; 2/ Elizabeth Jones.
1B16233) Jesse Burnettmarried Jane Monday
4) Jane M. Burnettnever married.
Records for Benjamin Burnett I; incorrect after 1814].
Benjamin was born 1771 in Buckingham County, Virginia and disappeared after 1814.He was shown for the first time on the 1792 Tax List under his father’s name as “B. Burnett.”Joseph along with his two sons, Jeremiah and Benjamin left Buckingham soon after 1792 and arrived in Knox County, Tennessee about 1794.
The last record found for Benjamin was a deed dated 12 March 1814: Benjamin Burnett sold to William Monday 179 acres he had purchased earlier from the state of Tennessee. This land was in Knox County some two miles south of the French Broad River.After the 1814 sale of this land, the older Benjamin Burnett disappeared.
A wife for Benjamin Burnett Sr has not been found.In search for his children, there are records in Knox County of a “Berry Burnett” who was not named in the Chancery cases concerning the children of Jeremiah and Judith Burnett. Berry Burnett enlisted in the War of 1812 (fought in 1814), just six months after Benjamin’s 1814 deed.The 1820 census of Tennessee is missing.
1B16231) Berry or LittleBerry Burnett, son of Benjamin Burnett (I) and —
Census records show Berry Burnett was born 1790/1800 and died about 1842.He served in the War of 1812 in Col. Edwin E. Booth's Regiment of East Tennessee Militia, the same unit as Jeremiah Burnett's sons Benjamin Burnett and Zachariah Burnett, enlisting the same day, 13 Nov 1814.His enlistment was 8 months after Benjamin Burnett’s disappearance.Berry was discharged on 18 May 1815 at Knoxville.
The tax records of Knox County show Berry Burnett paying poll in 1822 in Captain Kerr's Company (the same Knox County district as Jeremiah Burnett's son Benjamin Burnett).
In 1824, ten years after elder Benjamin Burnett’s 1814 deed, Berry Burnett bought vacant land from the state of Tennessee in the same area as Benjamin Burnett’s land with the Sevierville Pike passing through the middle of this 1824 parcel, then exiting across the top of the Benjamin Burnett land.Berry Burnett's land shared a common property line with the land Benjamin Burnett had owned and farmed before selling it some ten years earlier.
John Anderson and Berry Burnett witnessed two deeds for the sons of Jeremiah and Judith:
1826 Dec 3 - Knox Co, TNDeed Book U1, pp. 252-253
Benjamin Burnettto Jesse Burnett.. $200 for 50 acres on south side of French Broad River.
1826 Dec 20 - Knox Co, TNDeed Book U1, pp. 251-252
Benjamin Burnett (son of Jeremiah) to Joseph Burnett..$200 for 50 acres on south side French Broad River.
Berry Burnett was married twice in Knox County.First on 3 January 1820 to Elizabeth “Betsy” Ellison/Allison.The name on the bond was Berry Burnett, however the groom signed his name as “LITTLEBERY Burnett.”This record was the first and only time found where Berry Burnett used the name of LittleBerry, probably his legal name.
The second marriage of Berry Burnett was on 4 October 1825 to Nancy Payne, born about 1790 to 1800 and died before 1850.She was named as a daughter in the Knox County will of Chesley Payne. Chesley Payne owned land immediately adjacent to one parcel that had been granted to Jeremiah Burnett and within three miles of a tract Berry Burnett purchased and sold shortly before his marriage to Nancy.Bondsman for this marriage was James Allison.His name may indicate a connection between Betsy Ellison and James Allison.
The 1830 census of Knox County (p.385) shows Berry Burnett with a wife and three children.In 1840 (p.62), “Bory” Burnett (sic, Berry Burnett) and his wife were born 1790-1800, alongwith the same three children, plus another daughter had been born.This 1840 census also revealed that Berry Burnett was certainly kin to his next door neighbor: Judith Burnett (1771-1863), widow of Jeremiah Burnett who was a brother of Berry’s father, Benjamin Burnett Sr. In the same 1840 census, Chesley Payne Sr., (age 70-80; wife age 80-90) and his son’s Joseph and Samuel lived 18 houses from Judith Burnett and Berry Burnet.
Berry Burnett died about 1842 in Knox County, leaving his widow Nancy (Payne) Burnett. (Knox Co TN Administrator Settlements Book 7, pp. 360-361;Book 8, pp.19, 23).In July 1842, Joseph Payne, Nancy’s brother was appointed administrator.
Berry Burnett had four children: one son by his first wife Elizabeth Ellison, named Isaac, and three children by his second wife Nancy Payne named: Edmond M., Nancy and Cynthia Burnett.
1B162311) Isaac Burnett, son of Berry Burnett and 1/ Elizabeth Ellison
Born 22 June 1822 TN; died 30 March 1874 in Blount Co, TN.Isaac’s mother died shortly after his birth, therefore he was raised by his step-mother, Nancy (Payne) Burnett.Isaac married 29 July 1841 in Knox Co to Frances “Fanny” Payne (1819 - 1880), and removed to adjacent Blount County by 1847 (tax lists).Isaac and Fanny were found in the 1850 - 1870 census; his widow was listed in 1880.He served in the Civil War with his brother Edmond M. Burnett (continued).
1B162312) Edmond M. Burnett, son of Berry Burnett and 2/ Nancy Payne
Born circa 1828 TN; killed 27 Apr 1865 in Athens, McMinn Co, TN by an explosion of the steamer, Sultana.He married 16 May 1850 in Knox Co to Mary Jane McNutt and named his eldest son, Isaac Berry Burnett. Edmond also served in the Civil War and his children were listed in the Pension record of his wife.The records of this family were submitted in 1977 by Mr. Benjamin L. Burnett of Anacortes, Washington (continued).
3) Nancy Burnett, dau of Berry Burnett and 2/ Nancy Payne
Born about 1832 TN; was missing 1870 Knox Co;In 1860 (Knox Co, TN- Gap Creek, p.278), Nancy and her sister Syth (sic, Cintha) were living in house #911, six houses from their brother: #917, Ed Burnett and wife Mary (McNutt) Burnett.
4) Cynthia Ann Burnett, dau of Berry Burnett and 2/ Nancy Payne
Born about 1835; married 2 Jan 1868 to William B. Baker, son of Thomas W. Baker and Esther McMillan.William B. and Cynthia, his wife sold land in 1891 to Cynthia’s sis-in-law, Mary Jane (McNutt) Burnett, widow of Edmond M. Burnett.