Category Archives: BURNETT

Priscilla Carter Burnett’s Boys and Saunders’ Y-DNA Inheritance

One of the areas of inquiry pursued by this vikingsandvirginians.com website has been a mystery in the genealogical records of Bedford County, Virginia. There, the will of Williamson Burnett contained provisions denying his patrimony of three boys borne of his … Continue reading

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“Smoking Gun”: Williamson Burnett Sues Julius Saunders For “Ravishing” Priscilla Carter Burnett for Over Five Years

For anyone interested in discussing the evidence presented in this trial (and the subtext of that “evidence”, contact me at ffvsearch@yahoo.com. The following court documents present strong evidence that supplements corroborating y-dna studies conducted by descendants of William, Joseph and … Continue reading

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Bedford County, VA 1800-1815: Selected Items regarding the Burnetts, Johnsons, Carters and Saunders

Preface: We examine selected records from a decade and a half in Bedford County, VA, beginning 19 years after the end of the Revolutionary War, relevant to my family history: 1800 On 29 March 1800 Rees Hughes of Bedford Co. … Continue reading

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The Descendents of Julius Saunders and Priscilla Carter Burnett: Resolving a Genealogical Mystery, Part 2

WHB: I received the following e-mails, both from descendents of Priscilla Carter Burnett, who share my interest in determining the true relationships between Williamson Burnett and wife, Priscilla Carter Burnett, Julius Saunders and Priscilla’s sons William, Joseph and Christopher Ammon Burnett … Continue reading

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The Descendents of Julius Saunders and Priscilla Carter Burnett: Resolving a Genealogical Mystery, Part 1

Note from WHB – Documents from the 1820s and 1830s regarding the marriage of Williamson Burnett and PRISCILLA CARTER have perplexed genealogists. The last three children, supposedly of the marriage – William/Williamson, JOSEPH and Christopher Ammon – were disinherited by … Continue reading

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John Burnett (1834-1915) Bedford County, VA; Lynchburg, VA

1834 JOHN BURNETT, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA. October 10, 1834 – MARY ANN (POLLY) JOHNSON, daughter of BENHAMIN H. JOHNSON and AMELIA F. PRESTON, born in Pittsylvania County, VA. 1854 January 30, … Continue reading

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Clara Belle Burnett (1869-1937) Bedford County, VA; Lynchburg, VA

1900 1900 Lynchburg, Virginia; 1311 Grace Street; Head JOHN J[EFFERSON] BURNETT, Born June 1864, age 36; Merchant; house rented; wife CLARA B[ELLE], born July 1869, age 31; son GORMAN, born JULY 1891, age 9, can read and write; son Hampton, … Continue reading

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John Jefferson Burnett (1864-1936) Bedford County VA; Lynchburg VA

1864 Birth 17 Jun 1864 in Staunton, Bedford, VA, son of JOHN BURNETT and MARY ANN “POLLY” JOHNSON 1870 Year: 1870; Census Place:  Staunton, Bedford,  Virginia; Roll:  M593_1635; Page: 373B; Image:  750; Family History Library Film:  553134. 554/554 JOHN BURNETT, age 38, Occupation Farm Laborer, Value of real … Continue reading

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Gorman Lee Burnett (1891-1965) Lynchburg, VA; San Diego, CA

1900 Lynchburg, Virginia; 1311 Grace Street; Head JOHN J[EFFERSON] BURNETT, Born June 1864, age 36; Merchant; house rented; wife CLARA B[ELLE], born July 1869, age 31; son GORMAN, born JULY 1891, age 9, can read and write; son Hampton, born … Continue reading

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

  Parentage: Joseph Burnett, Jr was born in 1842. His father was Joseph Burnett Sr (see Joseph Burnett (1807-1885), Bedford County, VA.) His mother was Elizabeth Johnson Marriage: In 1865, to Malinda Jane Witt, born 1850, died December 30, 1889, Bedford … Continue reading

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