Maria Catherine Fleischmann

#251, b. 26 January 1703/4, d. circa 1775

Relationship6th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence

     Conflicting evidence states that she died circa 1761 in Culpeper Co., Virginia.1

Major Life Events

     Maria Catherine Fleischmann was born on 26 January 1703/4 in Neuenburg, Schwarzwald, Württemberg, Germany.2,3 She married Hans Jacob Broyles, son of Johannes Broyles (Breuel) and Ursula Ruop, circa 1727 in Virginia.4 Maria died circa 1775 in Madison Co., Virginia.

Children of Maria and Hans Jacob Broyles

Narrative

     Maria was also known as Mary.

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, JesseJames Wilhite (Hans Jacob Broyles - Mary Catherine Fleishman Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S146] Gary J. Zimmerman and Johni Cerny, The Ancestry of the Broyles, Paulitz, Moyer, and Motz Families, page 34.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Buracker, Buroker, Boraker, Spitler Genealogy along with the Page County VA Ancestral Maze (Barbara Schone, ID: I02298).
  4. [S550] 1874-1942 The Broyles Family History Volumen I by Arthur Leslie Keith, Typed Manuscript The Sherrod Library.

Tobias Willheit

#252, b. before 15 July 1708, d. before 20 May 1762

Relationships6th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
3rd great-grandson of Georg Willert
ChartsDescendants of Tobias Willheit
Descent from Georg Willert to Researcher
FatherJohann Michael Willheit b. b 25 Jan 1671, d. b 26 Jun 1746
MotherAnna Maria Hengsteler b. b 9 Oct 1685, d. a 1746

Major Life Events

     Tobias Willheit was born before 15 July 1708 in Schwaigern, Württemberg. Tobias was christened on 15 July 1708 in Schwaigern, Württemberg.1 He married Catherine Walke, daughter of Martin Walke [Sr.], circa 1734 in Orange Co., Virginia.1 Tobias died before 20 May 1762 in Culpeper Co., Virginia.2,3

Children of Tobias and Catherine Walke

Narrative

     Most reseachers name only five children for Tobias and Catherine based on the names mentioned in his will. These five are Michael, Conrad, Jesse, William, and Mary. Reta C. Kirk, in a submission to the Wilhite-Wilhoit Connections first printed in Volume II, Number 2, page 75 and reprinted in Volume IX, Number 2, page 452, builds a case for additional children of Tobias and Catherine. The additional children normally have been listed as children of Matthias, a brother of Tobias, and are Catherine, Joel, John, Lewis, and Tobias. Additionally, she proposes that the Lewis and William listed with Matthias are the same Lewis and William listed for Tobias. She bases her analysis on Lewis' will which names as legatees his brothers Tobias, Jessee, William, and Joel and also mentions that William and Caty Cook have his mare between them. She places John as a son of Tobias based on the names of some of his children; Catherine, Tobias, Jesse, and Lewis.

     Without going into the full analysis of Ms. Kirk, I tend to agree with her and have listed the children of Tobias and Catherine based on her conjecture.

     Tobias made a will on 1 September 1761. The will of Tobias:

     In the name of God Amen
     I Tobias Wilhoit, of the County of Culpeper and Parish of Bru_sfield being in perfect sences and Memory do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following first I give my Soul into the hands of all mighty God that gave it hoping through the Merits of my Savior to receive pardon of all my Sins and my Body I bequeath to the Earth in sure and certain hopes of its Resarection to Eternal life to be decently Enterned at the Discretion of my Executrix and Executors herafter Named
     Item I leave to my two sons Michael Wilhoite and Conrade Wilhoit Two hundred of Acres of Land joining John Towles the open lane & Robert Hucherson to be laid of the greatest Conveniancy of Both in Case they Disagree for each to Chuse a man to act for them I leave the sd thus to them and their heirs forever
     Item I leave to my Beloved wife Catherine Wilhoite all the rest of my Estate During her widowhood in case she Marries, one Sarrell Mare and her Increase Two Cows to Yews Two Sows and feather Bed and Furniture a Poplar Chest one Iron Pot one frying pan in case she Dies a Widow all her part of my Estate to be Equally Divided amongst my children Except those I have left Lands and Mary Breils, if she marries what is here mentioned to be taken and the Rest of my Estate divided at the Day of Marriage
     Item I leave to my two youngest sons Jesse and William Wilhoite the Land I have Sent to my wife Catherine to be equally divided betwixt these my two sons in case they Should or Either Die without Issue the said Land to be the next youngest son to them without Issue the sd land to the next youngest son to them their heirs forever
     I Having disposed of my Estate as above I do appoint my wife Catherine and two sons Michael & Connerate Exetretrix and Executors of this my last will Testament Discounting all former wills I do fix my seal this first day of September 1761
     Sealed and Delivered Tobias Wilhoit Seal
     in Presents of
     Russell Hill: John Towles, Henry Hill.

     His will was probated on 20 May 1762 in Culpeper Co., Virginia. At a Court held for the County of Culpeper on Thursday the 20th Day of May 1762 This last Will and Testament of Tobias Wilhoit Deced was Exhibited to the Court by Catherine Wilhoit his widow & was partly proved by the oaths of John Towles and Russell Hill Witnesses thereto & Ordered to be Certified And at a Court held for the Said County on Thursday the 15th, Day of July 1762
     This said Will was fully proved by the oath of Henry Hill the other Witness thereto & Ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of Catharine Wilhoite and Michael Wilhoite two of the Executors therein Named Cerficate? is granted them for obtaining a Protest they having Sworn to the same and given Bond According to Law Connerate Wilhoite the other Execution Came into Court and Refused to take the Burthen and Executin Thereof
     Test Roger Dixon Clk.

Citations

  1. [S1] Johni Cerny and Gary J. Zimmerman Before Germanna No. 1, page 22.
  2. [S148] The Wilhite-Wilhoit Connexions, Volume IX, Number 1, page 444.
  3. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, AFN:G08H-LG.

Catherine Walke

#253, b. 1716

Relationship6th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Tobias Willheit
Descent from Georg Willert to Researcher
FatherMartin Walke [Sr.]

Major Life Events

     Catherine Walke was born in 1716 in Germany.1 She married Tobias Willheit, son of Johann Michael Willheit and Anna Maria Hengsteler, circa 1734 in Orange Co., Virginia.2 Catherine died in Orange Co., Virginia.2

Children of Catherine and Tobias Willheit

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, AFN:G08H-MM.
  2. [S1] Johni Cerny and Gary J. Zimmerman Before Germanna No. 1, page 22.

Johann Michael Willheit

#254, b. before 25 January 1671, d. before 26 June 1746

Relationships7th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
2nd great-grandson of Georg Willert
ChartsDescent from Georg Willert to Researcher
FatherMichael Willheit b. 9 Sep 1645, d. 23 Sep 1711
MotherAnna Maria Rüfflin b. c 1648, d. 27 Dec 1689

Major Life Events

     Johann Michael Willheit was born before 25 January 1671 in Schwaigern, Württemberg. Johann was christened on 25 January 1671 in Schwaigern, Württemberg.1 He married first Anna Dorothea Boger, daughter of Hans Phillip Müller, on 29 January 1696 in Schwaigern, Württemberg.2 He married second Anna Maria Hengsteler, daughter of Matthias Hengsteler and Maria Müller, on 16 February 1706.2 Johann died before 26 June 1746 in Orange Co., Virginia.3

Children of Johann and Anna Dorothea Müller

Children of Johann and Anna Maria Hengsteler

Narrative

     Johann Michael Willheit went by the name of Michael.

     Johann Michael had a twin, Matthias, who died 8 February 1671, about two weeks after birth.

     Johann Michael is believed to have been a member of the second Germanna Colony. The first Germanna Colony consisted of Germans recruited from the Nassau-Siegen region of Germany by Governor Alexander Spotswood as skilled laborers for his iron works. These immigrants have been throughly researched and documented.

     The members of the second Germanna Colony established in 1717 have been more of a mystery. Much of the mystery surrounding the second colony has been resolved by the examination of the records in Württemberg and Baden and documented in Cerny's and Zimmerman's Before Germanna No. 1, The Ancestry of Johann Michael Willheit and Anna Maria Hengsteler as follows:

     The immigrants of the second colony, comprised of Lutherans, left Germany on 12 July 1717 for Pennsylvania. Their choice of vessel was unfortunate. The vessel made the customary stop in London, but the colonists were detained for several weeks while the captain of the vessel was imprisoned for debt. Food supplies dwindled while the passengers waited for the captain's release. Starvation claimed the lives of several at sea. There is no details of the crossing, but the captain did not land in Pennsylvania. Instead he took the approximately 100 passengers to Virginia where he sold them as indentured servants to Spotswood to pay for their passage and confiscated their belongings.

     Spotswood may have recognized the injustice done these immigrants, but he nonetheless profited from the situation to extract eight years of indentured labor from them. They were not released until 1725, a year longer than the customary seven years for indenture service. Spotswood sued 19 of them in 1723 and 1724 to force them into their extended service. It is now believed that the second colony consisted of more than the 19 being sued by Spotswood. It may be that only those who adamantly refused to continue their indenture were enjoined in the suit. Others may have wanted to avoid conflict with the powerful governor and gave in to his demands.

     Few inter-marriages took place between the first and second colony. The first colony was composed of members of the Reformed faith, while the second colony were strict adherents to the Evangelical Lutheran religion.

     Even though he was not among the 19 colonists being sued by Spotswood, the belief that Johann Michael was part of the second colony is based on the fact that his name disappears from parish records in Schwaigern after 13 December 1715, the birth of his son Johann Cristian; he was granted land at the same time in 1724 and in the same Robinson River area as other recognized members of the second colony; and his family attended the Hebron Church in Orange County where the German Lutherans of the second colony worshipped. Also, most of his descendants married into other second colony families.

     Some genealogists have speculated that Johann Michael's second wife was Mary Blankenbaker whom he married in 1710. There is no record of such a marriage in Schwaigern records. On the contrary, the parish register shows that Anna Maria was alive and having Johann Michael's children in 1710. She had two children after that date. There is no mention of her death in Schwaigern records. It is therefore reasonable to assume that she is the wife who accompanied him to Virginia in 1717 and is the wife Mary mentioned in his will. Johann Michael's name was anglicized to Michael Wilhoit and it is not unlikely that Anna Maria's name was changed to Mary in the same way. Additionally, Evangelical Lutheran parish records in Neuenberg, Baden show that Maria Blanckenbuhler (Mary Blankenbaker) was the wife first of John Thomas 18 November 1711 and second of Michael Kaifer (date unknown) in Virginia.4

     Johann made a will on 1 January 1742 in Orange Co., Virginia. Will of Michael Willheit:

     In the name of God Amen, I Michael Willheit of the parish of St. Mark and county of Orange being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and perfect memory (thanks be to Almighty God for the same) do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: First I recommend my soul to God that gave it trusting and surely believing that through the merits of my Blessed Savior, Jesus Christ, to receive full remission and forgiveness of all my sins, my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my executors hereafter named. I will that after my decease my loving wife Mary Willheit do live and continue upon the plantation where I now live during the term of her natural life and I do herewith most earnestly enjoin and require all my children to love honor and respect her as their dear mother and I do give unto my said loving wife Mary all my personal estate during her natural life and to make sale of either house or cattle so long as the said my wife shall live and after her decease my will and desire is that all my personal estate be equally divided amongst my six children hereafter named. I will that my tract of two hundred and eighty-nine acres of land be equally divided unto two parts of which my son Matthias Willheit is to have one part and my youngest son Phillip Willheit is to have the other part whereon the house and plantation is and whereon I now do live, and it is my desire that after the decease of my loving wife Mary and when the above said my two sons Matthias Willheit and Phillip Willheit are at age 21 years each that then the aforesaid my two younger sons do pay 12 pounds currency to the four following my children as their share of inheritance, that is to say, unto Tobias Willheit 3 pounds currency unto John Willheit 3 pounds currency, unto Adam Willheit 3 pounds currency and unto my daughter Eva (now married to Nicholas Holt) 3 pounds currency.
     I make and ordain my loving friend Michael Holt and my dear eldest son Tobias Willheit to be executors of this my last will and testament revolking all other wills heretofore by me made and in witness that this my last will and testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the first day of January 1742/43.
     Witnessed by: Michael Willheit; Balthaser Blankerbaker; John Snieder; Michael Holt (Orange W.B. 2, page 87.)5

     His will was probated on 26 June 1746. His will was presented into court by Tobias Willheit. It was proven by Michael Holt and Balthaser Blankerbaker, the other witness refused to join. The executor with Ludwick Fisher and Lawrence Garr acknowledge bond. The total valuation of the inventory of Michael Willheit was 20.3.6 returned July 24, 1746 by Ambrose Powell, Stockeley Towles and Francis Mikill. An additional inventory valued at 2.15.6 was returned by the same appraisers February 12, 1746/47 (Orange W.B. 2, page 87.)

Citations

  1. [S1] Johni Cerny and Gary J. Zimmerman Before Germanna No. 1, page 19.
  2. [S1] Johni Cerny and Gary J. Zimmerman Before Germanna No. 1, page 20.
  3. [S3] Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia Incorporated Germanna Record No. 13, will of Michael Willheit, page 47.
  4. [S1] Johni Cerny and Gary J. Zimmerman Before Germanna No. 1, page 21.
  5. [S3] Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia Incorporated Germanna Record No. 13, page 47.

Anna Maria Hengsteler

#255, b. before 9 October 1685, d. after 1746

Relationship7th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Georg Willert to Researcher
FatherMatthias Hengsteler b. b 24 Feb 1654, d. 1 Apr 1693
MotherMaria Müller b. b 27 Feb 1667, d. 7 Apr 1688

Major Life Events

     Anna Maria Hengsteler was born before 9 October 1685 in Oberbaldingen, Baden. Anna was christened on 9 October 1685 in Oberbaldingen, Baden.1 She married Johann Michael Willheit, son of Michael Willheit and Anna Maria Rüfflin, on 16 February 1706.1 Anna died after 1746 in Orange Co., Virginia.

Children of Anna and Johann Michael Willheit

Citations

  1. [S1] Johni Cerny and Gary J. Zimmerman Before Germanna No. 1, page 20.

John Rose [Sr.]

#256, b. before 1727, d. 1792

Relationships5th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
Great-grandson of William Rose
ChartsDescendants of William Rose of Surry Co., Virginia, 4 Generations
Descent from William Rose of Surry County to Researcher
FatherRichard Rose b. c 1698, d. 1765
MotherUnknown ?

Major Life Events

     John Rose [Sr.] was probably born in Surry Co., Virginia, before 1727.1,2 He married Elizabeth Gray?.1 John died in 1792 in Wilkes Co., North Carolina.2

Children of John and Elizabeth Gray?

Narrative

     On 9 October 1759, John Rose of Southampton County, Virginia, mortgaged all his personal property to Thomas Adams also of Southampton to secure a debt owed by John to Adams. In 1762 John Rose (Sr.) and his son Hosea is listed in a tax list in Granville County, North Carolina.3

     In 1766 tax list for Bute County, North Carolina (formed from Granville County in 1764) John Rose is listed in a few listing from his son Hosea who is listed in the household of Joseph Wright. There are several Bute County interactions between the Rose and Wright families. There is no indication of any of John's sons marrying a Wright wife. However, since no daughters of John Rose have been identified there is a possiblility that a daughter may have married a Wright.3

     In 1769, John Rose purchased 200 acres in Bute County on Crooked Creek holding it a little over a year before selling it. It was another year before the sale deed was proved in court and some three months later on 15 May 1771, Elizabeth, John Rose's wife, appeared in court to release her interest in the property.Afterward the family moved west to Surry County, North Carolina, settling in that portion of Surry County that would fall within the bounds of Wilkes County when formed in 1778.4

     The will of John's father, Richard Rose, written in 1765 mentions only a son Burell and daughter Mary. Richard never owned any land. Therefore it is not unsual that his will would divide his small personal holdings among those that had the greatest need and still living nearby in Virginia. There would be no need for him to mention any additional blood heirs that may have been living in other states. John Rose had left Virginia several years before Richard drew up his will.5

     An Elizabeth Rose was mentioned in the 1756 will of Mary Grey, widow of William Grey of Surry Co., Virgina, as granddaughter. Researchers have thought this to be the Elizabeth that was mentioned as having released her interest in a tract of land sold by John Rose Sr. in Bute County, North Carolina, in 1770. Carl York in his article on Lt. Hosea Rose that appeared in the Tennessee Ancestors, questions that assumption. The Grays of Surry County, Virginia, were substantial, land-owning families and it would seem likely that they would assist their children in getting a start in life. John Rose Sr. was married for more than 20 years before he owned land and had been in financial shortfall while living in Virginia. If he had married Elizabeth Gray it would seem that the Gray family would have assisted the Rose family in those early years. According to Carl York a better candidate for the husband of Elizabeth Gray might be Robert Rose, brother of John Rose Sr. The first mention of Robert Rose was the 1758 Edgecombe County, North Carolina, deed detailing his purchase of land -- this by a man whose father was not in the land-owning class. It would be safe to assume that Robert's marriage may have been the event that permitted him to purchase land. The name of Robert's wife never appears in any document. While not conclusive this does raise the question as to whether Elizabeth Gray was John Rose Sr.'s wife or the wife of his brother Robert.6

Citations

  1. [S20] Christine Rose, "Hosea Rose Family."
  2. [S426] D. M. Rose Jr., copied 23 January 2000.
  3. [S3190] "Lt. Hosea Rose", Part I--Hosea Rose's Father, Siblings, and Children (Vol. 24, No. 1), page 45.
  4. [S3190] "Lt. Hosea Rose", Part I--Hosea Rose's Father, Siblings, and Children (Vol. 24, No. 1), page 46.
  5. [S3190] "Lt. Hosea Rose", Part II--DNA and the Search for Hosea Rose's Grandfather (Vol. 24, No. 2), page 79.
  6. [S3190] "Lt. Hosea Rose", Part III--The Remaining Kin of Hosea Rose Identify Themselves (Vol. 24, No. 3), page 158, 159.

Elizabeth Gray?

#257

Relationship5th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of William Rose of Surry Co., Virginia, 4 Generations
Descent from William Rose of Surry County to Researcher

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Gray? married John Rose [Sr.], son of Richard Rose and Unknown ?.1

Children of Elizabeth and John Rose [Sr.]

Citations

  1. [S20] Christine Rose, "Hosea Rose Family."

George M. Burnett

#258, b. circa 1819, d. between 7 July 1863 and 7 July 1864

Relationships2nd great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
4th great-grandson of John Burnett [I]
ChartsDescendants of Jean Pierre Bondurant
Descent from Jean Pierre Bondurant to Researcher
Descent from Charlemagne to Researcher
Descendants of Zachariah Burnett
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
Descendants of James Ford Jr.
Descent from Isaac Faure to Researcher
FatherZachariah M. B. Burnett b. c 1793, d. 1863
MotherJudith ? b. c 1777, d. probably before 1830

Major Life Events

     George M. Burnett was born circa 1819 in Knox Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 He married Nancy J. Ford, daughter of Elisha Ford and Elizabeth Duncan, on 20 October 1838 in Knox Co., Tennessee.5,6,7,2 George died between 7 July 1863 and 7 July 1864 in Knox Co., Tennessee.8 He was interred in Burnett Cemetery.

Children of George and Nancy J. Ford

Narrative

     By age 31, 7 April 1851, George had become ill and was released from work on public roads and paying poll tax. He had sire five children up to that time. By the 2nd of January 1854, until his death, he was unable to support himself and his family. An entry on that date in the Cunty Minute Book states "It is decreed by the Court that the Trustee of the County pay John M. Bowman the sum of $30 for the suport of George Burnett, a pauper, one year quarterly." In April 1860, George had become so ill by some dreaded disease that Jesse Burnett was allowed funds from the County Court for his support. Two months later, the 1860 Census was taken and the enumerator reported under remarks that "George was insane by [high] fever."9

     In 1861, Elisha Ford, brother of Nancy Ford the wife of George Burnett, wrote in a letter to their brother, Charles, that "George Burnett that married sister Nancy is insane and has live so for about __ (unreadable) years."10

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 14 November 1850, George M. Burnett was listed as a head of household in Subdivision 31, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 31, as having been born in Tennessee, and as insane. Also enumerated in the household: Nancy J. Ford, Judith Elizabeth Burnett, Joseph B. Burnett, Andrew Holston Burnett, Elisha B. Burnett and Lucinda Jane Burnett.3
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 17 June 1860, George M. Burnett was listed as a head of household in 15th District, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 44, insane with fever, personal property value of $100, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Nancy J. Burnett, Judith Elizabeth Burnett, Joseph B. Burnett, Andrew Holston Burnett, Elisha B. Burnett, Lucinda Jane Burnett and Elizabeth Ford.4

Citations

  1. [S5] The Huguenot Society Huguenot Pub. No. 38, Containing reprint of Pub. No. 10, page 92-93.
  2. [S581] Executive Board of the Tennessee Branch, Vol. Dedicated to Juanita Chisholm.
  3. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 7, dwelling 113, family 115.
  4. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229A, line 37, dwelling 927, family 763.
  5. [S555] Marr. Bond, George Burnett-Nancy Ford.
  6. [S5] The Huguenot Society Huguenot Pub. No. 38, Containing reprint of Pub. No. 10, pages 92-93.
  7. [S11] Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand and Virginia Carlisle d'Armand, Knox County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1792-1900, page 141 and page 347.
  8. [S383] Knox Co., Tennessee, Cemetery Index.
  9. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, volume 3, page 962.
  10. [S437] Letter, Elisha Ford to Charles Ford, 24 February 1861.

Nancy J. Ford

#259, b. 29 October 1813, d. 22 April 1897

Relationships2nd great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
2nd great-granddaughter of Jean Pierre Bondurant
4th great-granddaughter of Isaac Faure
ChartsDescendants of Jean Pierre Bondurant
Descent from Jean Pierre Bondurant to Researcher
Descent from Charlemagne to Researcher
Descendants of Zachariah Burnett
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
Descendants of James Ford Jr.
Descent from Isaac Faure to Researcher
FatherElisha Ford b. 21 Mar 1777, d. 19 Nov 1839
MotherElizabeth Duncan b. 16 Sep 1777, d. 20 Jan 1863

Major Life Events

     Nancy J. Ford was born on 29 October 1813 in Knox Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6 She married George M. Burnett, son of Zachariah M. B. Burnett and Judith ?, on 20 October 1838 in Knox Co., Tennessee.7,2,8,3 Nancy died on 22 April 1897 in Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 83.1,9 She was interred in New Hopewell Baptist Cemetery in Kimberlin Heights, Knox Co., Tennessee.9

Children of Nancy and George M. Burnett

Narrative

     After the death of her husband, George, in about 1863/64, Nancy lived with Joshua C. Monday and his wife Margaret E. Burnett. By the summer of 1880, at age 67, she was living with her son, Elisha B. and his wife Sarah Houk and may have died in their home.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Nancy J. Ford was listed at age 33, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in Subdivision 31, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 14 November 1850.10
Census1860Nancy J. Burnett was listed at age 58, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in 15th District, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 17 June 1860.11
Census1870Nancy J. Burnett was listed at age 56, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Joshua Clint Monday in District 15, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 14 July 1870.12
Census1880Nancy J. Ford was listed as mother at age 67, born in Tennessee, in the household of Elisha B. Burnett in Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 5 June 1880.13

Citations

  1. [S2832] Ruby Talley Smith, "Pedigree Chart for Ancestors of Nancy Ford," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 16 feb 2008.
  2. [S5] The Huguenot Society Huguenot Pub. No. 38, Containing reprint of Pub. No. 10, pages 92-93.
  3. [S581] Executive Board of the Tennessee Branch, Vol. Dedicated to Juanita Chisholm.
  4. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 8, dwelling 113, family 115.
  5. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229A, line 38, dwelling 927, family 763.
  6. [S1395] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 270, line 30, dwelling 21, family 19.
  7. [S555] Marr. Bond, George Burnett-Nancy Ford.
  8. [S11] Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand and Virginia Carlisle d'Armand, Knox County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1792-1900, page 141 and page 347.
  9. [S4223] "Burnett Families of Knox Co., Tennessee", Part 1--Jeremiah Burnett of Mill Shoal (later Burnett's) Creek A First Families of Tennessee Profile (Vol. 24, No. 1, page 24).
  10. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 7, dwelling 113, family 115.
  11. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229A, line 37, dwelling 927, family 763.
  12. [S1395] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 270, line 26, dwelling 21, family 19.
  13. [S617] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 346A, line 36, dwelling 84, family 88.

Joseph B. Burnett

#261, b. 1 November 1841, d. 1 April 1915

Joseph B. Burnett Tombstone
RelationshipsGreat-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
3rd great-grandson of Jean Pierre Bondurant
16th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
5th great-grandson of John Burnett [I]
5th great-grandson of Isaac Faure
ChartsDescendants of Jean Pierre Bondurant
Descendants of Zachariah Burnett
Descendants of James Ford Jr.
FatherGeorge M. Burnett b. c 1819, d. bt 7 Jul 1863 - 7 Jul 1864
MotherNancy J. Ford b. 29 Oct 1813, d. 22 Apr 1897

Major Life Events

     Joseph B. Burnett was born on 1 November 1841 in Knox Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 He married Martha Jane Payne on 7 February 1867 in Knox Co., Tennessee.8 Joseph died on 1 April 1915 in Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 73.1 He was interred in New Hopewell Baptist Cemetery in Kimberlin Heights, Knox Co., Tennessee.1

Children of Joseph and Martha Jane Payne

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Joseph B. Burnett was listed at age 9, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in Subdivision 31, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 14 November 1850.9
Census1860Joseph B. Burnett was listed at age 18, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in 15th District, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 17 June 1860.10
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 7 July 1870, Joseph B. Burnett was listed as a head of household in District 14, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 28, occupation as a farmer with no real estate value listed and personal estate value of $190, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Martha Jane Burnett and Isaac J. Burnett.4
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 8 June 1880, Joseph B. Burnett was listed as head of household in Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Martha Jane Payne, Isaac J. Burnett, Perry B. Burnett, Letisia I. Burnett and James Harvey Burnett.5
Census1900Joseph B. Burnett was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 4 June 1900, in Civil District 15, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 58, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Martha Jane Burnett, Letisia I. Burnett, James Harvey Burnett, Acey C. Burnett, Mammie Burnett, Alice Burnett and Delcie Burnett.6
Census1910Joseph B. Burnett was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 22 April 1910, in Ward 3, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 68, occupation as a carpenter, odd jobs, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Martha Jane Burnett, Letisia I. Burnett, James Harvey Burnett, Alice Burnett and Delcie Burnett.7

Citations

  1. [S539] Tombstone Readings, New Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee, Copy in researcher's file, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.
  2. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 10, dwelling 113, family 115.
  3. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229A, line 40, dwelling 927, family 763.
  4. [S1395] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 263, line 28, dwelling 204, family 194.
  5. [S617] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 337C, line 19, dwelling 98, family 99.
  6. [S1946] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED87, line 21, dwelling 42, family 42.
  7. [S1213] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8B, ED82, line 64, dwelling 148, family 188.
  8. [S11] Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand and Virginia Carlisle d'Armand, Knox County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1792-1900, page 142.
  9. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 7, dwelling 113, family 115.
  10. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229A, line 37, dwelling 927, family 763.
  11. [S1946] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED87, line 25, dwelling 42, family 42.
  12. [S1946] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED87, line 26, dwelling 42, family 42.

Andrew Holston Burnett

#262, b. circa 1844, d. 1918

RelationshipsGreat-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
3rd great-grandson of Jean Pierre Bondurant
16th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
5th great-grandson of John Burnett [I]
5th great-grandson of Isaac Faure
ChartsDescendants of Jean Pierre Bondurant
Descendants of Zachariah Burnett
Descendants of James Ford Jr.
FatherGeorge M. Burnett b. c 1819, d. bt 7 Jul 1863 - 7 Jul 1864
MotherNancy J. Ford b. 29 Oct 1813, d. 22 Apr 1897

Major Life Events

     Andrew Holston Burnett was born circa 1844 in Knox Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 He married first Unknown ?.6 Andrew Holston Burnett married second Margaret Adaline Rolf on 14 February 1871 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.6,7 Andrew died in 1918 in Knox Co., Tennessee.6 He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.6

Child of Andrew and Unknown ?

Children of Andrew and Margaret Adaline King

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Andrew Holston Burnett was listed at age 6, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in Subdivision 31, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 14 November 1850.8
Census1860Andrew Holston Burnett was listed at age 16, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in 15th District, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 17 June 1860.9
Census1870Andrew Holston Burnett was listed at age 26, born in Tennessee, occupation as a farmer, as a member of the household of Joshua Clint Monday in District 15, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 14 July 1870.10
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 8 June 1880, Andrew Holston Burnett was listed as head of household in Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 36, occupation as working in a quarry, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Adaline Burnett, James M. Burnett, George Lafayette Burnett, Walter Scott Burnett and Lillian A. Burnett.11,4
Census1910Andrew Holston Burnett was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 18 April 1910, in Ward 3, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 65, occupation as a stone cutter, contractor, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Adaline King, Walter Scott Burnett and Grace Hayner.5

Citations

  1. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 11, dwelling 113, family 115.
  2. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229B, line 1, dwelling 927, family 763.
  3. [S1395] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 270, line 31, dwelling 21, family 19.
  4. [S617] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 236A, line 14, dwelling 239, family 240.
  5. [S1213] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED82, line 1, dwelling 1, family 1.
  6. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume III, page 964.
  7. [S11] Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand and Virginia Carlisle d'Armand, Knox County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1792-1900, page 140.
  8. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 7, dwelling 113, family 115.
  9. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229A, line 37, dwelling 927, family 763.
  10. [S1395] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 270, line 26, dwelling 21, family 19.
  11. [S617] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 236A, line 19, dwelling 239, family 240.

Elisha B. Burnett

#263, b. 15 March 1846, d. 4 November 1934

Elisha B. Burnett Tombstone
RelationshipsGreat-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
3rd great-grandson of Jean Pierre Bondurant
16th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
5th great-grandson of John Burnett [I]
5th great-grandson of Isaac Faure
ChartsDescendants of Jean Pierre Bondurant
Descendants of Zachariah Burnett
Descendants of James Ford Jr.
FatherGeorge M. Burnett b. c 1819, d. bt 7 Jul 1863 - 7 Jul 1864
MotherNancy J. Ford b. 29 Oct 1813, d. 22 Apr 1897

Major Life Events

     Elisha B. Burnett was born on 15 March 1846 in Knox Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 He married Sarah E. Houk on 30 October 1870 in Knox Co., Tennessee.10 Elisha died on 4 November 1934 in Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 88.2 He was interred in New Hopewell Baptist Cemetery in Kimberlin Heights, Knox Co., Tennessee.2

Children of Elisha and Sarah E. Houk

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Elisha B. Burnett was listed at age 4, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in Subdivision 31, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 14 November 1850.11
Census1860Elisha B. Burnett was listed at age 14, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of George M. Burnett in 15th District, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 17 June 1860.12
Census1870Elisha B. Burnett was listed at age 24, born in Tennessee, occupation as a farmer, as a member of the household of Joshua Clint Monday in District 15, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 14 July 1870.13
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 5 June 1880, Elisha B. Burnett was listed as head of household in Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 38, occupation as farming, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sarah E. Burnett, Henry B. Burnett, Nancy P. Burnett, Floyd F. Burnett, Mino O. Burnett and Nancy J. Ford.5
Census1900Elisha B. Burnett was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 19 June 1900, in Civil District 15, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 54, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sarah E. Burnett, Henry B. Burnett, Thresse E. Burnett, Mattie E. Burnett, Carrie B. Burnett and Elmer Clarence Burnett.7
Census1910Elisha B. Burnett was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 19 April 1910, in Civil District 3, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 64 and a widower, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Thresse E. Burnett and Elmer Clarence Burnett.8
Census1920Elisha B. Burnett was listed as father at age 78, born in Tennessee, in the household of Elmer Clarence Burnett in Civil District 17, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 20 January 1920.14
Census1930Elisha B. Burnett was listed as father at age 84, born in Tennessee, in the household of Elmer Clarence Burnett in 17th District, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 3 April 1930.15

Citations

  1. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 12, dwelling 113, family 115.
  2. [S539] Tombstone Readings, New Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee, Copy in researcher's file, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.
  3. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229B, line 2, dwelling 927, family 763.
  4. [S1395] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 270, line 32, dwelling 21, family 19.
  5. [S617] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 346A, line 36, dwelling 84, family 88.
  6. [S946] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED96, line 70, dwelling 328, family 328.
  7. [S1946] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 14B, ED87, line 63, dwelling 255, family 255.
  8. [S1212] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3B, ED108, line 53, dwelling 36, family 37.
  9. [S2393] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Knox Co., TN, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED143, line 3, dwelling 145, family 145.
  10. [S11] Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand and Virginia Carlisle d'Armand, Knox County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1792-1900, page 140.
  11. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 7, dwelling 113, family 115.
  12. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 229A, line 37, dwelling 927, family 763.
  13. [S1395] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 270, line 26, dwelling 21, family 19.
  14. [S2393] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Knox Co., TN, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED143, line 1, dwelling 145, family 145.
  15. [S946] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED96, line 67, dwelling 328, family 328.

Zachariah M. B. Burnett

#264, b. circa 1793, d. 1863

Relationships3rd great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
14th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
3rd great-grandson of John Burnett [I]
ChartsDescendants of Jean Pierre Bondurant
Descendants of Zachariah Burnett
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
Descendants of James Ford Jr.
FatherJeremiah Burnett b. c 1768, d. b Jul 1821
MotherJudith P. Blackburn b. c 1772, d. c 1 Apr 1863

Major Life Events

     Zachariah M. B. Burnett was born circa 1793 in Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 Zachariah married first Judith ? between 1817 and 1819.6 He married second Mary Ford, daughter of Elisha Ford and Elizabeth Duncan, on 23 September 1830 in Knox Co., Tennessee.2,7,3 Zachariah probably died in 1863 in Knox Co., Tennessee.1

Children of Zachariah and Judith ?

Children of Zachariah and Mary Ford

Narrative

     Zachariah apparently had a first wife and children. The 1830 Knox County Census shows Zachariah with 1 male and 3 females born between 1815 and 1830. No female old enough to be his wife is shown. He married his second wife, Mary Ford, in September 1830. Zachariah was a Justice of the Peace for Knox Co. and was licensed to perform marriage cermonies at least from 1842 to 1846 and perhaps longer8.

     Zachariah's second wife, Mary Ford, was an older sister of Nancy Ford who married George M. Burnett, Zachariah's son from his first marriage.

     A Chancery suit seeking the division of the estate of Zachariah Burnett detailed his heirs.
Knox County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Docket #2813, filed 20 July 1875 -- E. F. Wilhite vs Z. H. Burnett, Juda Monday, Easter Sword, Nancy Burnett, E. B. Burnett, N. H. Burnett, Elizabeth Burnett, James Wilhite & wife Sinday J. Wilhite, J. B. Burnett and Leonodas Sherrod -- " Zachariah Burnett died intestate in the county of Knox in the year 1863 leaving the following heirs viz: his children, Z. H. Burnett, Judah Monday formerly Judah Burnett, Easter Sword formerly Easter Burnett, James R. Burnett, E. D. G. Burnett, Mary Monday formerly Mary Burnett, Martha Johnson, formerly Martha Burnett, Emiline Sherrod formerly Emiline Burnett, and George Burnett: and since the death of the said Zachariah Burnett his son George has died leaving a widow Nancy Burnett, and children as follows, viz: E. B. Burnett, Sindy J. Wilhite formerly Sindy J. Burnett, and also since the death of the said Zachariah, Emiline Sherrod has died leaving an only child, Leonodas Sherrod…."


     Zachariah served in the War of 1812 enlisting 13 November 1814 in Col. Edwin E. Booth's Regiment of East Tennessee Militia.9 On 16 June 1815, he and his brother Benjamin assigned power of attorney to Elliot Ingliss of Knoxville to pursue any further compensation due them for their war service. For Zachariah that service was recorded under the name of Zachariah M. B. Burnett. This is the only record showing middle intiails for Zachariah.91

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 14 November 1850, Zachariah M. B. Burnett was listed as a head of household in Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 66, occupation as a farmer with no property value given, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Mary Burnett, Zachariah H. Burnett, James R. Burnett, Elisha Douglas Gibson Burnett and Martha Jane Burnett.4
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 12 June 1860, Zachariah M. B. Burnett was listed as a head of household in District 15, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 66, occupation as a farmer with real estate value of $1,000 and personal estate value of $500, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Mary Burnett.5

Citations

  1. [S4223] "Burnett Families of Knox Co., Tennessee", Part 1--Jeremiah Burnett of Mill Shoal (later Burnett's) Creek A First Families of Tennessee Profile (Vol. 24, No. 1, page 24).
  2. [S5] The Huguenot Society Huguenot Pub. No. 38, Containing reprint of Pub. No. 10, pages 92-93.
  3. [S581] Executive Board of the Tennessee Branch, Vol. Dedicated to Juanita Chisholm.
  4. [S491] 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, & Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 55A, line 23, dwelling 116, family 118.
  5. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 278, line 28, dwelling 909, family 745.
  6. [S3129] Dennis Richards, "Zachariah Burnett Family Information," e-mail to Paul Lawrence, 11 February 2009.
  7. [S11] Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand and Virginia Carlisle d'Armand, Knox County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1792-1900, pages 144 and 347.
  8. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. I, page 507.
  9. [S4223] "Burnett Families of Knox Co., Tennessee", Part 1--Jeremiah Burnett of Mill Shoal (later Burnett's) Creek A First Families of Tennessee Profile (Vol. 22, No. 1, page 24).

Jeremiah Burnett

#265, b. circa 1768, d. before July 1821

Relationships4th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
13th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
2nd great-grandson of John Burnett [I]
ChartsDescendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherJoseph Burnett b. c 1742, d. a 4 Mar 1813

Major Life Events

     Jeremiah Burnett was born circa 1768 in Buckingham Co., Virginia.1 He married Judith P. Blackburn, daughter of John Blackburn and Mary Griffin, circa 1792.2 Jeremiah died before July 1821 in Knox Co., Tennessee.3

Children of Jeremiah and Judith P. Blackburn

Narrative

     Jeremiah can be first found on the 1789 Tax List of Buckingham County, Virginia, beside his father Joseph. He was 21 years of age at the time. He was listed the following year of 1790 and not shown thereafter. He first appears in Knox County, Tennessee, records about 1789 in John Burdin vs Jeremiah Burnett. In 1806 he was on the tax list with 1 tithe, 50 acres of land. In 1807 he is on three juries. Also in 1807, April 18, Jeremiah and Benjamin Burnett secure a bond of $5,000 for John Amonet, cotton inspector., and on August 4, there was a survey of 106 acres of land in the District of French Broad, So. Holston for Jeremiah by Robt. Armstrong, Deputy Surveyor. In July 1809 he was again a juror and on November 23 is granted 106 acres and one rod of land on Shooks Creek, Knox County. In 1810 there is a court case George Wrinkle, Admr. of George Wrinkle, dec'd … vs Jeremiah Burnett & Benjamin Burnett … a cost of debt of $33.37 plus $3.31, the debtors court cost in which 179 acres of land belonging to Benjamin Burnett is attached. On March 4, 1813, Joseph Burnett sold to Jeremiah Burnett, 77 acres and 1 rod for $200 on French Broad River joining George Wrinkle. This was a deed from his father and the last record of Joseph in Knox County. He died sometime after this date.4 This land was described as "for the use of academies on the water of Mill Shoal Creek" and was a parcel that would reserve its sales and tax moneysfor the general fund as a way of supporting schools. Other records would show that this tract was a little over 87 acres rather than 77 acres.5 Mill Shoal Creek would later be known as Burnett's Creek.

     Deed to Jeremiah dated 20 June 1810: 106 acres + 1 rod: beginning at a pine & running with Fosters line S57E, thence with vacant land S3E to a Postoak, S75W to a Hickory, S54W to a Pine, then with Chesley Paine line N47W to a stake, then with the vacant land N45E to the beginning. The sum of $106.25 being due and chargeble on said land with interest.6

     Bork in her Burnett Connections mistakenly assigned some of the children of Jeremiah to his brother Benjamin. The nine children of Jeremiah can be identified by a court case file in 1871 by his son Blackburn H. Burnett who felt that there was more due him from his father's estate than he had received and he also felt that there was a residue from the estate of his deceased brother Benjamin that had not been properly distributed. This filing can be found in Chancery documents 2235 and 2236 both which contains the original pleadings filed 23 January 1871. In one of these cases testimony by Jeremiah's son Joseph revealed the death of Jeremiah's widow Judith as "say about the first day of April 1863". Blackburn did not prevail in either of the two court cases and was left with nothing but a bill for the court costs. Further details on these case are discussed in the source cited here.7 He purchased land on 20 June 1810 in Knox Co., Tennessee.

     Jeremiah made a will on 26 March 1821 in Knox Co., Tennessee. Jeremiah's will:
In the name of God, amen, I, Jeremiah Burnett of the County of Knox and State of Tennessee, being Sick And weak of body but of Sound and disposing memory for which I thank God and Calling To mind the Uncertainty of human Life and being desirous to dispose of Such Wordly Substance as it has pleased God to bless me with -- I give and bequeath the same in manner following, that is to say: 1st, I desire that my perishable property be immediately Sold after my decease as much as will pay all my Just debts. 2nd, After my Just debts is paid I give my wife Judith all my real and personal estate during her natural life after her decease my desire is to divide my real and personal property Equally among my children all but my bible which I give to my youngest Son Wm when comes of age and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons Zachariah Burnett and Benjamin Burnett executors of this my Last will & testament hereby revoking all other wills or testaments by me hereto fore made in witness whereof I have Set my hand and Seal this 26th Day of March 1821 Jeremiah (X) Burnett (Seal), Witnesses to the same John Hawthorne, R. R. McBath.3


     His will was probated in Knox Co., Tennessee.
The last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Burnett Deceased was produced to court for probate where John Hawthorn, and R. R. McBath subscribing witnesses thereto made Oath that they saw the said Jeremiah Burnett sign and seal the said Instrument of writing and heared him pronounce publish and declare the same to be his last Will and testament that he was at the time of publishing of sound mind & perfect Memory to the best of their Knowledge and belief - which Will is ordered to be Recorded and is in the words & figures following to wit: (text of will)3


     Zachariah and Benjamin were "empowered to take possession all and Singular the goods and chattels right and credits of the Said testator" the first Monday of July 1821. An inventory of Jeremiah Burnett deceased indicated eighty four acres of land, one grist mill, two head of horses, twelve head of cattle, seventeen head of hogs, fifteen head of sheep, one pair of cart wheels, three feather beds and furniture, one cupboard and wares, one table, one pair of Stellyards, one chest, two cotton wheels, one check Reele, one pot, one oven, one skillet, six chairs, one loom, one plow and gees, two fallin axes.

     In Jeremiah's estate inventory there is listed a Grist Mill. In 1848, some Jeremiah's heirs, William M. Burnett, Lemuel Burnett, Zachariah Burnett, and Blackburn Burnett, sold their "fee simple interest in the land to take effect and be united with the possessions after the death of Judith Burnett who had a life estate in the same," to their cousin, Joseph Burnett, son of Benjamin. A clear title could not be recorded until after the death of Judith in 1859. After Joseph bought the land in 1848, he sold it to his brother Jesse Burnett on March 27, 1849.8

Citations

  1. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 113.
  2. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 268.
  3. [S558] Historical Records Project, TN Estate Book #3, Knox Co., page 171, Will of Jeremiah Burnett.
  4. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. 1, pages 270 & 271.
  5. [S4223] "Burnett Families of Knox Co., Tennessee", Part 1--Jeremiah Burnett of Mill Shoal (later Burnett's) Creek A First Families of Tennessee Profile (Vol. 22, No. 1, page 21).
  6. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. 1, page 270.
  7. [S4223] "Burnett Families of Knox Co., Tennessee", Part 1--Jeremiah Burnett of Mill Shoal (later Burnett's) Creek A First Families of Tennessee Profile (Vol. 22, No. 1, pp 21-22).
  8. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. 1, page 271.

Judith P. Blackburn

#266, b. circa 1772, d. circa 1 April 1863

Relationship4th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherJohn Blackburn
MotherMary Griffin

Major Life Events

     Judith P. Blackburn was born circa 1772 in Virginia.1,2 She married Jeremiah Burnett, son of Joseph Burnett, circa 1792.3 Judith died circa 1 April 1863 in Knox Co., Tennessee.4

Children of Judith and Jeremiah Burnett

Narrative

     Judith was also known as Judah.

     Bork indicates that Jeremiah wife, Judith, may have been a Blackburn.

     Deed Book N2, pp. 432-433, Knox County, Tennessee, dated 3 April 1848, William M. Burnett, Lemuel Burnett, Zachariah Burnett, and Blackburn Burnett have a fee simple interest after the death of Judith Burnett who has a life estate in a tract containing 87A and 1 rood in District 15 of Knox, for $150 they sell to Joseph Burnett their interest in the land. S. McCammon and Joseph Payne witnesses. Geo. M. White and Geo. W. C. Cox witnesses as to B. Burnett.

     Deed Book V2, p. 168, Knox County, Tennessee, dated 30 November 1852, between Judith Burnett, Jane M. Burnett, Jesse Burnett, and Joseph Burnett of the one part and Isaac Hines, Jr. of the other part for $30 2A on Mill Shoal Creek except the of Nancy Wrinkle (one of the lawful heirs to the land), reserving the right to continue to dam the mill pond. James Wilson and Elkana A. Burnett, witnesses.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 14 November 1850, Judith P. Burnett was listed as a head of household in Subdivision 31, Knox Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 77, no occupation listed and no real estate value listed, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Jane M. Burnett.1
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 12 June 1860, Judith P. Blackburn was listed as a head of household in District 15, Knox Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 89, no occupation listed and no real estate value or personal estate value listed, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Jane M. Burnett.2

Citations

  1. [S986] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, and Lawrence Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 55A, line 38, dwelling 118, family 121.
  2. [S1092] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Johnson and Knox Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 278, line 10, dwelling 905, family 741.
  3. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 268.
  4. [S4223] "Burnett Families of Knox Co., Tennessee", Part 1--Jeremiah Burnett of Mill Shoal (later Burnett's) Creek A First Families of Tennessee Profile (Vol. 22, No. 1, page 22).

Joseph Burnett

#267, b. circa 1742, d. after 4 March 1813

Burnett Land in Knox Co.
Relationships5th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
12th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
Great-grandson of John Burnett [I]
ChartsDescendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherJeremiah Burnett [I] b. c 1718, d. 22 Oct 1773
MotherMary McDaniel b. c 1718, d. c 1746

Major Life Events

     Joseph Burnett was born circa 1742 in Virginia.1,2 Joseph died after 4 March 1813 in Mill Shoal Creek, Knox Co., Tennessee.1,3

Children of Joseph

Narrative

     June Baldwin Bork, The Burnetts and Their Connections, indicates that she cannot say for sure that Joseph was the son of Jeremiah Burnett. She believes he was from the records she found and from the names he gave this children.

     Joseph remained in Buckingham Co. Virginia for at least 29 years before moving to Knox Co., Tennessee. He was well established in Buckingham County by the time he appears tax list available in 1764 with 200 acres of land. He appears on all tax lists through 1792. Joseph married about 1765, probably in Buckingham Co., but there is no mention of his wife.

     Knox County was formed in 1792, the last year that Joseph appeared in Buckingham County. Reports of new vacant lands opening for settlers in Knox County had reached Buckingham. It is believed that Jeremiah preceded his father and brother to Knox County. It is likely they traveled the Great Wagon Road, the most important inland road of the pre-Revolutionary period.

     Joseph and his sons, Jeremiah and Benjamin, were the first Burnetts to settle in Knox Co. shortly after is was formed in 1792. They lived along the southern banks of the French Broad River and just across the river from the settlement of Mecklenburg.4

     Joseph bought 77 acres and 1 rod, land on French Broad River located from his father for the use of Academies in Knox Co., District of French Broad and Holston Rivers on waters of Shole Creek.5

Citations

  1. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 53.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ledbetter Family Tree (Jeremiah Burnett I - Facts).
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ledbetter Family Tree (Jeremiah Burnett II - Facts).
  4. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. 1, pages 113-116.
  5. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. 1, page 271.

Jeremiah Burnett [I]

#268, b. circa 1718, d. 22 October 1773

Relationships6th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
11th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
Grandson of John Burnett [I]
ChartsDescendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherJohn Burnett [II] b. c 1660, d. b 21 May 1718
MotherAmy Gatewood b. c 1680, d. 4 Apr 1749

Major Life Events

     Jeremiah Burnett [I] was born circa 1718 in South Farnham, Piscataway Creek, Essex Co., Virginia.1,2 He married first Mary McDaniel on 16 October 1738 in St. Peters Parish, Talbot Co., Maryland.1,2 Jeremiah Burnett [I] married second Rebecca Browne on 27 January 1746 in Burlington Co., New Jersey.2 Jeremiah died on 22 October 1773 in South Farnham Parish, Maryland.2

Children of Jeremiah and Mary McDaniel

Children of Jeremiah and Rebecca Browne

Narrative

     Jeremiah was born on Piscataway Creek in South Farnham Parish. Jeremiah's mother, Amy, evidently was pregnant with Jeremiah when her husband John died. Jeremiah was not mentioned in his father's will which was written 17 September in Essex Co. naming his five children. John died eight months later at age 47, shortly before 21 May 1718, when his will was proved in court. In 1771, Jeremiah's brother, Joseph, died intestate in Essex Co. where he had been a wealthy man with land in Essex, his home plantation, and also in Dinwiddie and Caroline Counties. Joseph's son, Richard, filed his Administrator Account with the Court in Essex on 22 October 1773 and listed on his account was the following words, "By articles inventoried and not sold which his brother Jeremiah Claims, totaling 15 pounds, 17 shillings and 6 pence. Joseph had sons Jeremiah, Joseph, Leonard … but when these names were listed by Richard, he said only their names and did not give relationship to his father, meaning Richard had to define who the above "Jeremiah" was. This statement proves without doubt that Richard was referring to two Jeremiahs, one the brother and one the son of Joseph.3

     When Jeremiah was 12 his mother and his step-father, David Scott, moved to Spotsylvania County and this is probably where he was raised.

     There is a marriage record dated 16 October 1738 in Talbot Co., Maryland to Mary McDaniel of St. Peter's Parish and another dated 27 January 1746 in New Jersey to Rebecca Brown of Burlington. According to Bork in The Burnetts and Their Connections neither of these have been researched and either or both could belong to this Jeremiah. This will need to be researched further.

     After the above marriages, there is no mention of Jeremiah again until the 1763 Tax List for Hanover County, where he is shown with 100 acres and his son, Isaac, with 128 acres. The Hanover tax lists did not begin again until 1782 and Jeremiah is missing. Isaac was still there with 319 acres and 9 white tithables, including his son John. Jeremiah served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. William Campbell's Company under Lt. Daniel Trigg and Alexander Cummings. In May 1774 Court Orders, Bedford Co., Virginia, Jeremiah Burnett was paid 8.6.6 for service in Capt. William Campbell's Company under Lt. Danile Trigg and Alexander Cummings. On 7 June 1774, Montgomery County, Virginia, Grants under the Royal Land Company by order of the Council (the charge was 3 pounds per 100 acres), Jeremiah Burnett surveyed 256 acres on Middle ford of Holston River joining lands of James Thompson, where he now lives. In the 31 March 1781, Court Orders, Bedford Co., Virginia, Jeremiah Burnett is listed in Lt. Triggs Company of Militia in Revolutionary War. Enlisted in Bedford Co. under Capt. Wm. Campbell. (This may refer to the 1774 record.)3

Citations

  1. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, page 52.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ledbetter Family Tree (Jeremiah Burnett I - Facts).
  3. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. 1, page 52.
  4. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Cunningham/Hamlett Families (Jeremiah Burnett, ID:I8203).
  5. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume 2, page 66.

John Burnett [II]

#269, b. circa 1660, d. before 21 May 1718

Relationships7th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
10th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
Son of John Burnett [I]
ChartsDescendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherJohn Burnett [I] b. b 25 Dec 1610, d. Feb 1686
MotherLucretia Johnston b. b 22 Mar 1629, d. Oct 1709

Major Life Events

     John Burnett [II] was born circa 1660 in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia.1 He married Amy Gatewood, daughter of John Gatewood and Amy ?, before 1702 in Essex Co., Virginia.2 John died before 21 May 1718 in Essex Co., Virginia.1

Children of John and Amy Gatewood

Narrative

     John was born on Piscataway Creek where his father had settled. Old Rappahannock Co. was abolished in 1692 and this area became South Farnham Parish, Essex Co.

     When his father died intestate, John, as the oldest son, would have inherit his father estate by the laws of primogeniture after a portion was set off for his mother, Lucretia. In August 1691, there were some problems between John and his mother, perhaps regarding their share of John Senior's estate. John Junr. may have taken over more than his share. This may be why Lucretia named her only other son, Thomas Junr. as the executor of her will. John owned a tobacco plantation and along with his brother Thomas Junr. was in the tobacco importing and exporting business.3

     John owned a tobacoo planation and was in the business, with his brother Thomas, importing and exporting tobacco. John and Thomas owned at least one ship and were in and out of the Virginia Colonies by way of the Rappahannock River that flowed into the Atlantic Ocean. On three occasions, indented servant boys imported by John Burnett II, were brought into court to establish their ages and thereby their time of indenture. They were: in 1699, Thomas Reed, age 12 years; in 1700 Thomas Dudding, age 14, and in 1702 John Rice/Price?, age 9 years. When they became of age or their indenture ended, John Burnett, their master, was to give each an allotment of corn for planting and new clothes to start a new life in a new country. Dudding and Rice came together on the same ship before 1700, as in 1704, John was granted a Certificate for 500 acres for importing 10 persons into the Colony. The two boys were on that list.4

     John evidently did not know that his wife was pregnant with another child, Jeremiah, when he wrote his will as he is not mention nor were there any mention that his wife was expecting. The accounting of the estate of his son, Joseph, who died in 1771 in Essex Co., said "By articles inventoried and not sold which was his brother Jeremiah claims." This establishes Jeremiah as a son of John.

     John made a will on 17 September 1717 in Essex Co., Virginia. The abstract John's will is dated 17 Sept. 1717, in Dorman's abstracted and compiled Essex County, Virginia Records. However it also says that the will was proved 21 May 1717, and the bond of Amey Burnett as executrix of John Burnett also is dated 21 May 1717. There would appear to be something wrong with one of these dates. Bork in her book The Burnetts and their Connections gives the later date as 21 May 1718 which is probably the correct date.

     Will of John Burnett of Essex County, being sick and weak of body, dated 17 Sept. 1717.
     Unto my dear & loving wife, Amey Burnett, one Negro man Will
     To my son John Burnett a melato girl, Cate
     To my son Joseph Burnett a negro girl,
     To my daughter Elizabeth Burnett, a negro boy Sam
     To my daughter Anne Burnett, a negro woman Jane
     To my daughter Amy Burnett, a negro girl Moll
     My sons John Burnett and Jospeh Burnett be of age at the year of 16 and they receive their estate then.
     All the rest of my estate equally to be divided between my loveing wife and my five children. My loveing wife Amey Burnet have the use of the third part of my land and plantation during her natural life.
     All my land equally divided between my two sons, John Burnett and Joseph Burnett when they arrive at the age of sixteen.
     My loving wife Amey Burnett and my welbeloved brother, Thomas Burnett Juner my executors. Signed John Burnett - Wit: James Boughan, John Fargeson, Thomas Ralton.5

     His will was proved on 21 May 1718 in Essex Co., Virginia. The inventory of John's estate was recorded 16 June 1718. A violin was included in the inventory. Total valuation of £244.02.03, including seven Negroes valued at £141.6

Citations

  1. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, page 3.
  2. [S633] Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, Series I, Volume I, page 227.
  3. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, page 13.
  4. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, vol. 1, page 13.
  5. [S752] John Frederick Dorman, Essex Co., VA Records Deeds and Wills, page 45.
  6. [S752] John Frederick Dorman, Essex Co., VA Records Deeds and Wills, page 54.

Amy Gatewood

#270, b. circa 1680, d. 4 April 1749

Relationship7th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherJohn Gatewood b. by 1635, d. b 10 Jan 1706/7
MotherAmy ? d. b 18 Jun 1745

Major Life Events

     Amy Gatewood was born circa 1680 in Rappahannock Co., Virginia.1 She married first John Burnett [II], son of John Burnett [I] and Lucretia Johnston, before 1702 in Essex Co., Virginia.2 She married second David Scott after 1718 in Rappahannock Co., Virginia.3 Amy died on 4 April 1749 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.4

Children of Amy and John Burnett [II]

Family of Amy and David Scott

Narrative

     Amy was born on Hoskin's Creek in South Farnham Parrish near where John Burnett II's family lived.

     In 1730 Amy and David Scott moved to Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. David died there and Amy was appointed Administratrix of his estate on 4 April 1749. Amy probably died in Spotsylvania Co. also as Bork indicates that there was no evidence of her returning to Essex Co.

Citations

  1. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 10.
  2. [S633] Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, Series I, Volume I, page 227.
  3. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 13.
  4. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ledbetter Family Tree (Jeremiah Burnett I - Facts).

John Burnett [I]

#271, b. before 25 December 1610, d. February 1686

Relationships8th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
9th great-grandson of Alexander Burnard
ChartsAncestry Chart of John Burnett I
Descendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherThomas Burnett d. 13 Sep 1644
MotherMargaret Johnston

Major Life Events

     John Burnett [I] was born before 25 December 1610 in Aberdeen, Scotland. John was christened in St. Nicholas Parish on 25 December 1610 in Aberdeen, Scotland.1 He married Lucretia Johnston, daughter of Andrew Johnston and Janet Matheson, circa 1657 in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia.1 John died in February 1686 in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia.1

Children of John and Lucretia Johnston

Narrative

     John Burnett is listed among "Persons of Quality" at age 24 aboard the ship Abraham of London, Mr. John Barker, Master, bound for Virginia, arriving 24 October 1635. This may have been a first visit to Virginia to survey the situation prior to bringing his own ship with supplies from England and Scotland prior to receiving the warrant from the King. The earliest known land patent to John was on 23 May 1637 to John Burnett, Merchant of Edinborough, 150 acres in the upper county of New Norfolk.2

     On 2 July 1638, King Charles I granted a license from Greenwich, England to John Burnett, a warrant in trade in Virginia, to wit: "Warrant from the King to the Governor of Virginia or other officers whom it may concern for John Burnett of Aberdeen, the sole merchant of our Kingdom of Scotland, that hath supplied the plantations of Virginia and become Our tenant there, and his factors to have free commerce and traffic between Scotland and Virginia" upon paying the usual customs and entering into bond to unlade anywhere other thatn in the Ports of Scotland. The cargo, which John arranged to ship to Scotland, was primarily tobacco. One of the records of trading between Aberdeen and Virginia paid 1.00 for his anchorage. No doubt the Burnett ships returning home to Virginia carried a variety of Scottish goods as well as those of the European countries with which Aberdeen had strong trading links.3

     On 28 December 1668, Thomas Gaines deeded 365 acres of land "for diverse good causes and valuable consideracons me thereunto moveing" to John Burnett. The 365 acres was part of a patent of 730 acres.4 On 15 May 1691, this land was surveyed at the request of Jno Burnett, Son to the within Jno. Burnett and described "beginning at the great leaning Red Oake above ye land of Hold by ye Maine Pocoson of Piscattaway Creeke being the beginning of ye said Patent, and runing thence North 11d E. 220 poles to a red and white Oak on ye North side a branch, thens S. 88 d. E. 190 poles to a red Oake by a Path; thence N.W. 287 poles to two Cornr: red Oakes on a levell; thence South West 128 poles to ye tow white Oakes by a Path; thence S. 21 d. 15 m. W. 268 poles to ye siad Pocoson to three Maples, and thence down alongst ye said Pocoson its severall courses to ye place it began."5

     It would appear that John Burnett did quite well and could be considered among the upper class of the Colony. The will of his wife, Lucretia, contained many luxury items that would be used by a lady of the upper class.6

     John sons, John II and Thomas Junr., also took part in the importing and exporting of goods, primarily tobacco.

     In her book, Bork state that she believes that John became ill, perhaps even wounded by Indians, in the later part of 1685. By 3 March 1686, he had died and his estate was ordered inventoried.

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter, June Baldwin Bork to Paul E. Lawrence, 5 May 1997.
  2. [S484] Nell Marion Nugent and Dennis Ray Hudgins Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. I, page 58.
  3. [S478] Eileen A. Bailey, James C. A. Burnett, Charles J. Burnett and Ian B. D. Bryce, Crannog to Castle, Burnett Family, page 42.
  4. [S560] Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Essex Co., VA Record Abstacts 1692-1693, page 52.
  5. [S560] Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Essex Co., VA Record Abstacts 1692-1693, page 53.
  6. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, page 7.

Lucretia Johnston

#272, b. before 22 March 1629, d. October 1709

Relationship8th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Burnett I
Descent from Alexander Burnard to Researcher
FatherAndrew Johnston b. b May 1585
MotherJanet Matheson b. b 16 Dec 1582

Major Life Events

     Lucretia Johnston was born before 22 March 1629 in Aberdeen, Scotland. She was christened St. Nicholas Parish on 22 March 1629 in Aberdeen, Scotland.1 She married John Burnett [I], son of Thomas Burnett and Margaret Johnston, circa 1657 in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia.1 Lucretia died in October 1709 in Essex Co., Virginia.1

Children of Lucretia and John Burnett [I]

Narrative

     Lucretia Johnston left a will on 17 June 1709; Lucretia's will:

     Will of Lucretia Burnett of the Parish of Southfarnham and County of Essex, widow, being sick and weak of body, date 17 June 1709.
     To my eldest son John burnett two pewter dishes, two of my hammer'd plates, one of my tankards, my table, my large roan coloured ox, my sorrell mare and three ells of fine linen.
     To my said son Jno. Burnett one shilling sterling money. to my son Thos. Burnett Sern. one shilling sterl. money.
     To my daughter Sarah Bell, three pewter dishes, six plain plates, my two pewter basons, tow tin milk pans, by brass kettle, my two smalless pots and the pot hoos belonging too them and the hangers, and my copper sauce pan, and brass skellet, my pewter chamber pot and two pewter tankards, my best frying pan, one box iron and the heaters, two wheat shifters and one meal sifter, one flock bed and bolster, my two worst rugs and fourt curtains, also my canvas bed. Also all my ready mlade cloathes, as gowns, pettycoats, shoes, stockings &c, but not of these cloaths that formerly belonged to my daughter Phebe Burnett. Also one new holland shift, also ten ells of fine linen, also all my hoggs, piggs and shoates (except my largest barrow hott), aslo my black mare called Binney, also all my Indian corn and the meat that I have provided for this year's provision. Also to my daughter Sarah Bell and Tho. her husband all the debts that both of them owes me. To my said daugher Sara Bell one shilling sterling.
     To my daughter in law Amy burnett my tamerine gown and peticoat, my muslin head dress with narrow lace and yellow top knott, one new fine shift, one new fine apron and handkerchief, one pair of sleeves.
     Unto my grandaughter Mary Curran my damask gown and seven yards of stuff for a peticoate, one pair of paragon bodies that was formerly my daugher Phebe's, one new muslin apron and sleves, one new holland shift, one laced handkerchief, one hed dress and black hood with yellow topknot, also one pair of laced shoes.
     To my grandson Charles Burnett one shilling sterling money.
     To my granddaughter Lucrece Bell one three year heiffer called Pink and ll her female increase, the male increase until my granddaughter come to age to fall to her mother Sarah Bell. Also one whole sute of decent aparell.
     All the rest of my estate to my son Tho. Burnett Junr.
     Tho. Burnett Junr. executor.
     Signed: Lucreece (T) Burnett. Wit: Joseph Baker, John Young, Wm. (W H) Holt. 10 Oct. 1709.2

     Her will was proved on 10 October 1709 in Essex Co., Virginia. Proved by Joseph Baker, John Young and Wm. Holt.

     10 8ber(Oct.) 1709. Bond of Thomas Burnett Junr. as executor of Lucretia Burnett. Unto Fra. Gouldman of Essex County, Gent., in behalf of the Court. For 500 pounds sterling. Securities, John Gatewood and Ridhare Gatewood.
     Signed Thomas (B) Burnett Junr., John (J) Gatewood, Richard Gatewood.
     Wit: Ja. Alderson, robt. Jones. 10 Oct. 1709 Acknowledged.3

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter, June Baldwin Bork to Paul E. Lawrence, 5 May 1997.
  2. [S554] John Frederick Dorman, Essex Co., VA Deeds and Wills, page 64, Will of Lucretia Burnett.
  3. [S554] John Frederick Dorman, Essex Co., VA Deeds and Wills, page 64.

John Gatewood

#273, b. by 1635, d. before 10 January 1706/7

Relationship8th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Gatewood was probably born in Scotland or England by 1635.1 He married Amy ?.2 John died before 10 January 1706/7 in Essex Co., Virginia.2

Children of John and Amy ?

Narrative

     John made a will on 14 November 1706. Will of John Gatewood:

John Gatewood of Shouth Farnham Parish, Essex County, planter, being very sick and weak of body, dated 14 Nov. 1706. To my eldest son John Gatewood 100 acres that I formerly brought of Edwin Thacker lying on John Cheek's line. To my eldest daughter Frances Shackelford one shilling. Unto my son Richard Gatewood the plantation I now live upon and the land pertaining thereto. Unto my son Thomas Gatewood 150 acres, part of land that I formerly bought of Capt. Richard Haile, now decesed, being also part of 5000 acres which did formerly belong unto Collo. Thomas Goodrich, Mr Henry Aubrey and Maj. George Morriceall, deceased. Unto my son Henry Gatewood 75 acres beginning at a corner tree standing against Simon Copner's house who is now deceased and running toward Joseph Billender's land. Also one six year old stear and one cow and calf. Unto my daughter Amy Burnett 4000 pounds of tobacco and one bay mare with a blase in her face branded on the new buttock with this brand 3. All the rest of my worldly estate to be equally divided between my three younger children and my beloved wife, Amy Gatewood, namely between my beloved wife and Sarah Gatewood and William Gatewood amd Francis Gatewood. My beloved wife Amy Gatewood and my son Richard Gatewood, executrix amd executor. Signed John Gatewood Wit: Joseph Baker, Thomas Wheeler.2

     His will was proved on 10 January 1706/7. Proved by Joseph Baker and Thomas Wheeler.

     On 10 March 1706/07, the appraisal of the estate of John Gatewood was returned by Anne (Amy) Gatewood and Richard Gatewood, executors. Total valuation of £187.17.9 appraised by Leonard Chamberlin, John Gaimes (Games), James Fullerton, Wm. Johnson. Appraisers sworn 3 Jan. 1706/07 before James Boughan.3

Citations

  1. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 9.
  2. [S752] John Frederick Dorman, Essex Co., VA Records Deeds and Wills, page 11.
  3. [S752] John Frederick Dorman, Essex Co., VA Records Deeds and Wills, page 20.

Amy ?

#274, d. before 18 June 1745

Relationship8th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     She married first John Gatewood.1 She married second Joseph Baker before 9 May 1710.2 Amy died before 18 June 1745 in South Farnham Parish, Virginia.3

Children of Amy and John Gatewood

Family of Amy and Joseph Baker

Citations

  1. [S752] John Frederick Dorman, Essex Co., VA Records Deeds and Wills, page 11.
  2. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 10.
  3. [S551] June Baldwin Bork The Burnetts and Their Connections, Volume I, page 9.

Elisha Ford

#275, b. 21 March 1777, d. 19 November 1839

Relationships3rd great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
Great-grandson of Jean Pierre Bondurant
3rd great-grandson of Isaac Faure
ChartsDescendants of Jean Pierre Bondurant
Descent from Jean Pierre Bondurant to Researcher
Descent from Charlemagne to Researcher
Descendants of James Ford Jr.
Descent from Isaac Faure to Researcher
FatherJames Ford Jr. b. 14 Mar 1742/43, d. 26 May 1787
MotherSally Burit b. c 1745, d. c 1807

Major Life Events

     Elisha Ford was born on 21 March 1777 in Buckingham Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Elizabeth Duncan, daughter of Jacob Duncan and Mary Newton, on 10 November 1796 in Buckingham Co., Virginia.1,3,4 Elisha died on 19 November 1839 in Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 62.5,2

Children of Elisha and Elizabeth Duncan

Narrative

     Elisha Ford and his brother Joseph and their families came to Knox Co., Tennessee in 1810. Elisha settled in the old 15th District, Knox Co., while Joseph settled in the old 14th District.

     Elisha died intestate. In court in Knoxville, Tennessee, on the first Monday of November 1839, Elisha Ford Jr. and Andrew Baker are granted administration of Elisha's estate.6

Citations

  1. [S5] The Huguenot Society Huguenot Pub. No. 38, Containing reprint of Pub. No. 10, pages 92-93.
  2. [S1091] Cary, "Information on Elisha Ford Family," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 26 September 2003.
  3. [S633] Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, page 43.
  4. [S2832] Ruby Talley Smith, "Pedigree Chart for Ancestors of Nancy Ford," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 16 feb 2008.
  5. [S7] Larry Ford, Faure Ford Fore Foree of Manakin Town, page 36.
  6. [S1595] Knox Co. Court Records, November 1839.