Daniel BURNETT, Sr.

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

It is believed that Daniel Burnett, Sr. was born in Onslow County, North Carolina circa 1771.  He received land in Bulloch County, Georgia in 1806.  In January of 1816 as a resident of Bulloch County, Georgia he made a deed, along with his wife, Hannah Gornto Burnett and Nathan Gornto to Elijah Taylor of Onslow County, N.C. for 235 acres of land on the Cowhead Creek.  Daniel was listed in the 1820 Federal Census of Irwin County, Georgia and in 1837 Daniel Sr. sold land to J.S. Whitfield; the deed states they are both residents of Lowndes County, Georgia.

Daniel voted in Madison County, 8 October 1838 for members to the State convention and the Legislative Council for the 17th Session of 1839.  Daniel Sr. also voted in the first statewide election, 26 May 1845, in Madison County.  He and his family were early members of the Shiloh Methodist Church that is still active today.

His grave is in the Cherry Lake Methodist Church Cemetery in Madison County, Florida and has two headstones.  The older stone states Daniel Burnett, Sr. died 3 August 1846 and a newer stone says only Daniel Burnett 1771 – 1846.

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