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Benjamin Franklin Burnett

A recent enquirer sought to trace the ancestors of Benjamin Franklin Burnett born on 14th April 1826 in North Carolina.

We were able to refer them to a publication “A Burnett Family of the South – Thomas Burnett 1755-1780 of Virginia and North Carolina and his Descendants” by Frances Gass published in 1964 which includes research on Benjamin Franklin Burnett and an illustration of him. Unfortunately, the ancestry of Thomas Burnett, who married an Elizabeth Littleberry in 1777/78, was not found by the author of the book during their research. It would be most interesting to find out if Thomas, born in Virginia, was a descendant of John Burnett (of the Burnett of Leys family) born in 1610 in Aberdeen, Scotland who settled in Virginia in 1635.

Eileen Bailey