Samuel Burnett

about 1819–3 July 1863 (Age 44)
Fishkill, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Burnett was born about 1819, in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, William Edmund Edward Burnet, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Ellen Cole, was 43. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with May Burnett. He died on 3 July 1863, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Burnett
1819–1863
May Burnett
1822–
Emily Burnett
1841–
Sarah Burnett
1843–
Frances Burnett
1844–
Mary E Burnett
1847–
George W Burnett
1848–
Millard F. Burnett
1850–1908
Chas W Burnett
1854–
Hannah E Burnett
1856–

Spouse and Children

    Male1819–1863Male

    May Burnett

    Female1822–Female

children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ ( see Brown ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Burnett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Burnett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Burnett, "United States Census, 1850"

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