My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

WILLIAM L. BURNETT was born March 2, 1838, in Rutherford County, Tenn., and was taken by his parents to Hickman County, Ky., in 1840, where he grew to manhood. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution. His father, Brooken Burnett, a native of Mecklenburgh County, Va., was born in 1799, and is still living. Subject’s mother, Letitia, daughter of John Moss, was born in 1809, and died in 1854. To Brooken and her were born Sarah A. (McFall), Harriet (McFall and Moss), John R., subject, Thomas S. (died in the army), and Martin L. (died in the army). To Brooken by a second marriage was born Louisa C. (Sellars). Subject was married June 5, 1862, to Miss Mary L., daughter of Ephraim R. and Dionysia (Batte) Osborne, of Obion County, Tenn., and from this union sprang Gus H., Ella, Van O., Emmett J. and Felix C. For fifteen years, Mr. Burnett has been successfully engaged in the tobacco business. He is a farmer, owning 215 acres of well cultivated land. He belongs to the order of Knights of Honor, and is a member of the Christian Church and of the Democratic party.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

View additional Graves County, Kentucky family biographies here: Graves County, Kentucky Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.