Name: Freeman BURNETT
Given Name: Freeman
Birth: 1803/1806 in VA
Death: 18 Mar 1878 in Washington Co., IL
A possible ancestor, Freeman Barnet appears in the 1782 Virgina Land Tax Records for New Ken t County with 50 acres, although the name as also been shown as Barnett Freeman. Thomas B. Ba rnett and Burnard Freeman were slave owners in New Kent Co., VA in 1784.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:07
According to family stories Freeman may have been born in Pendleton Co., VA, a son or grandso n of Revolutionary soldier Robert Burnett (1755-1820) and Susannah Hollingsworth. The famil y moved to Fayette Co., OH. In about 1822 Robert's sons Samuel and Amer (in 1830 and 1840 h e is in Cole Co., MO) went by keelboat from OH to MO, which would have been on the Ohio River .
According the birthplace of Freeman's wife and children he was probably married in TN about 1 822, moved to MO about 1827, and to IL about 1830, acquiring land in 1840 in Jefferson Co. an d in Washington Co in 1849.
In 1830 Freeman Barnett lived in Morgan Co., IL with a wife, 4 sons, and 1 daughter.
Durning the Black Hawk War Freeman Burnett joined the Muster Roll of Captain Wm. T Givens Com pany of the Brigade of Mounted Volunteers Commanded by Brigadier General Samuel Whitesides, M ustered into the Service of the United States at Beardstown, Illinois in April 1832. The Blac k Hawk War was a brief conflict fought in 1832 between the United States and Native American s headed by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of S auks, Meskwakis, and Kickapoos known as the "British Band" crossed the Mississippi River int o the U.S. state of Illinois in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was a pparently hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on land that had been ceded to the Unite d States in a disputed 1804 treaty. Freeman also assisted in burying the dead.
Freeman acquired 40 acres of land through the Shawneetown Land Office in Jefferson Co., IL o n 10 Oct 1840. He acquired 40 acres of land through the Kaskaskia Land Office in Washington C o., IL on 1 Jan 1849. He acquired a further 40 acres on 31 Jan 1855 in IL.
1850 Census, 20th District, Washington Co., IL (page 143-4): Freeman Barnet 46 VA) farmer, $1 ,000; Elisabeth (46 TN); Annis, 26, TN; Andrew, 20, MO, laborer; Mary, 18, IL; Jefferson, 16 , IL; William, 14, IL; Franklin, 12, IL; Matilda, 10, IL; Talitha, 7, IL; Elisabeth, 5, IL; C harles, 3, IL; Elisha, 1, IL.
In 1855 Freeman Burnet farmed in Washington Co., IL.
1860: Nashville, Washington Co., IL (page 749) - Freeman Burnett (56 VA), farmer, with wife E lizabeth (56 TN) and children Elizabeth (16 MO), Chas. (14 IL), and Elisha (11 IL), and a lab orer William Matterson (23 IL); the value of his land was $3000 and personal assets of $6,000 . Next Door: Jeff Burnett (25 IL), Mary A. (24 IL), Jas. B. (3 IL), and Anna R. (1 IL).
1870: Nashville, Washington Co., IL (page 445a) - Freeman Burnet (67 VA), farmer, with wife E lizabeth (67 TN) and sons Charles (24 IL) and Elisha (22 IL); the value of his land was $2,00 0 and personal property of $500.
Washington County, Illinois Index for Pre-1910 Probate Records, Index B:
Burnett, A. Estate 173
Burnett, A. Estate 176
Burnett, Freeman Estate 98
Burnett, Wm. Estate 28
Burnett, Wm. Heirs of 83
Elizabeth (Desirie) b: 1802/1804 in TN
- Annis BURNETT b: 1822/1823 in TN
- John BURNETT b: 1823/1824 in TN
- Amos BURNETT b: 1826 in TN
- James BURNETT b: 7 Mar 1827 in TN
- Andrew BURNETT b: 25 May 1828 in MO
- Mary Ann BURNETT b: 1831/1832 in IL
- Jefferson BURNETT b: 1833/1834 in IL
- William BURNETT b: 1835/1836 in Washington Co., IL
- Franklin BURNETT b: 1837/1838 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL
- Matilda BURNETT b: 1839/1840 in IL
- Talitha BURNETT b: 1842/1843 in IL
- Elizabeth BURNETT b: 1844/1845 in IL
- Charles BURNETT b: 1846/1847 in IL
- Elisha L. BURNETT b: 7 Aug 1849 in IL