Burnett family | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Burnett family
Historical Note: James Burnett married Violette Beattie in Marshall County, Illinois 1853. James Burnett bought a farm in 1877 which is referred to as "South-east quarter of section 10, in township 12, range 8 east of the 4th principal meridian in the county of Marshall in the state of Illinois" in legal documents. James died in 1915, as did his brother William. Elizabeth P. Burnett became the owner of the farm in 1916 and remained so until her death in 1926. After her death the farm was owned by Henry B. Burnett, and then by James Burnett Sr. The last owner shown in this collection is John K. Burnett in 1946.