Essie A Burnett

1863–1955 (Age 91)
Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Essie A

When Essie A Burnett was born on 20 December 1863, in Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, her father, Green Burnett, was 29 and her mother, Amanda, was 20. She married William F Powell on 20 May 1885, in Lafayette, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Walker Creek, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 4, Falls, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 30 September 1955, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Essie A Burnett
William F Powell
Marriage: 20 May 1885
Herman Bethal Powell
Floyd Pauline Powell
Newton Burnett Powell
Holsten Green Powell
Fred Leslie Powell
Roy H. Powell
Viola Powell
Theodocia "Docia" Powell
Garnie B. Powell
Ruby Etta Powell

Spouse & Children

  • Female1863–1955Female

  • William F Powell


20 May 1885
Lafayette, Arkansas, United States


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Green Burnett


  • Amanda




  • Eloise A Burnett


  • Female1863–1955Female

  • Mickey E Burnett


  • Enoch C Burnett


  • Urchin A Burnett


World Events (8)

1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Age 1

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 25

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Essie Powell in household of Herbert M Bradley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Essie R Powell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Essey A Burnett in household of Green Burnett, "United States Census, 1880"

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