When Benjamin N Burnett was born in 1842, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Vardeman Burnett, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Mayes, was 24. He married Anna King on 21 February 1870, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 6 August 1873, in his hometown, at the age of 31.
Scottish and Irish (Tyrone and Antrim): descriptive nickname of Norman origin, from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown ), or possibly in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of burnete, a high quality woolen cloth, originally dark brown in color.
Probably also an altered form of English Barnett .
In some cases also an altered form of French Burnet ; compare Burnette .