Joseph Burnett, Jr (1842-1911), Bedford County and Lynchburg, VA



Joseph Burnett, Jr was born in 1842. His father was Joseph Burnett Sr (seeĀ Joseph Burnett (1807-1885), Bedford County, VA.)

His mother was Elizabeth Johnson


In 1865, to Malinda Jane Witt, born 1850, died December 30, 1889, Bedford County, VA

Second marriage to Mildred Thomas Wilson in 1891.


The Children of Joseph Burnett, Jr (except where otherwise noted, from correspondence of Mrs George W. [Phyllis] Martin).

Ida M. Burnett, born September 21, 1867 [WHB – married George K. Hogan]

Clara Belle Burnett, born July 18, 1869 [WHB – married John Jefferson Burnett; died 1936]

Otey Munford Burnett, born December 6, 1870, died 1948

Henry Clay Burnett, born June 18, 1872

Lillian B. Burnett, born March 7, 1874

Myrtle D. Burnett, born December 1, 1875

William Penn Burnett, born April 18, 1878

[WHB – Ollie P, born 1880, died 1880, age 3 months]

Linwood B. Burnett, born August 9, 1893

Lewis V. Burnett [WHB – born 1885

Otha T. Burnett (died of burns as a child) [WHB – born, 1881, death in 1884]

Harold Carlton Burnett [WHB – born 1887]

Hattie Ward Burnett, born September 23, 1888

Joseph Burnett III (half-brother) [WHB – Joseph McKinley Burnett, child of the second marriage.]

Sorry this is not complete. Aunt Hattie’s daughter Shirley Evans Childress is out of town at present. I’ll phone her later to learn the time of Hattie’s death.

P.S. Harold Carlton Burnett was a sereant of the U. S. Army. He was almost as handsome as Linwood, his older brother.



Death of Mr Joseph Burnett (Jr) – [provided on typewritten sheet by Mrs. George W. Martin]

Mr Joseph Burnett died suddenly yesterday at 6 o’cock from heart disease, at his home, 203 Twelfth Street, aged 69 years. Mr Burnett was a Confederate veteran and was well known in this city, having lived here for twenty-one years.

He is survived by six sons Otey M., William, P., Linwood B., Louis V., Harold Carlton and Josephe, all of this city, and four daughters – Mrs J. . Burnett, Mrs O. J. Barton, Mrs. M. F. Burnett and by three brothers, Messrs Lafayette, James and William B., and by two sisters, Miss Martha Burnett and Mrs Pricilla Crouch, all of Bedford county.

The deceased was born in Bedford county in 1842.

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