Elizabeth Burnet

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Burnet was born from 1757 to 1758, in Madison Borough, Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, James Burnett, was 38 and her mother, Ruth Halsey, was 37. She married Elias Bruen in 1777, in Madison Borough, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 13 March 1834, in her hometown, and was buried in Madison Borough, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Elias Bruen
Elizabeth Burnet
Marriage: 1777
David Bruen
William Bruen
Harriet Bruen
Juliet Bruen
Harriet Bruen
Preston Bruen
James Bruen
Phebe Wood Bruen
Lucinda Bruen
Sylvester Bruen
Albert Bruen
Ira Bruen

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth Burnet Bruen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Bruen in entry for Canarodore D. Hamlin and Martha T. Bruen, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Elizabeth Bruen in entry for Ira Gen...ng, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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World Events (8)


"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

Name Meaning

Scottish (central and eastern Scotland): variant of Burnett .

French: status name or topographic name from a shortened derivative of Buron ‘hut, cottage’.

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

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