Daniel BURNETT, Jr.

Submitted by Descendants: Thomas Pope BURNETTE, Ansley Elizabeth, David Thomas, Jordan Alana, Melissa Myers Burnette, and Mikayla Myers CORSON

Daniel Burnett, Jr. was born in Georgia, possibly Irwin County, now known as Lowndes County.  Deed records in Madison County, Florida indicate that he purchased land there in 1838 from James Goff.  He voted in Madison County, along with his father, Daniel Sr., for members to the State Convention and Legislative Council in October 1838.  He and his father are also listed in the Madison County voting records for Florida’s First Statewide Election, 26 May 1845.

On 2 November 1840 he married Martha Ann P Sever in Madison County; they had at least eight children together before her death in 1864.  He then married Francis T. Gramling, the daughter of the pastor at this church, Shiloh Methodist and fathered several more children.  He is said to have been a Charter member of the Cherry Lake Methodist Church. He died in Madison County 3 March 1903 and is buried at Cherry Lake Methodist Cemetery, as are his wives and many of their children and relatives.

Daniel Burnett, Jr. was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2006