David Burnett Jr.

27 February 1834–20 April 1920 (Age 86)
Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

When David Burnett Jr. was born on 27 February 1834, in Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Robertson Burnett, was 20 and his mother, Isabella Mary Ruxton, was 22. He married Jane Buist on 25 June 1852, in St Vigeans, Forfarshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to World in 1883 and lived in Oxford, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Clyde, Butte, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 20 April 1920, in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Burnett Jr.
Jane Buist
Marriage: 25 June 1852
John Burnett
David Burnett
Child Burnett
Daniel Mc Arthur Burnett
Alexander Burnett
Isabell Burnett
James Burnett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1852St Vigeans, Forfarshire, Scotland
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1836 · Brooklyn Borough Hall Begins Construction
    Age 2
    The historic Brooklyn Borough Hall laid its cornerstone and foundation in 1834. However, due to financial problems construction on the rest of the building was halted until 1845. The Greek Revival style building was made of tuckahoe marble with a large staircase that lead to had six large, fluted columns supporting a triangular pediment. The interior’s two story rotunda and courtroom were elaborately decorated with ornate plasterwork and carved wood paneling. The building served as Brooklyn’s City Hall for fifty years until the consolidation with New York City.
    1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
    Age 27
    The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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    Story Highlight

    David Burnett Autobiography

    The following is a copy of an autobiography that David included at the end of his missionary journal (Typed from the hand written original by Lura Buist, wife of Richard Buist): “I, David Burnett, wa …

    Sources (35)

    • David Burnett in entry for Daniel M Burnett, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • David Souter in household of Alexander Burnet, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • David Burnett in entry for Isabell B. Coffin, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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