Henry Clay Burnett

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Henry Clay Burnett

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Macon County, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1898 (75)
Place of Burial: Needmore, Swain, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Burnett and Rachel Burnett
Husband of Matilda Eleanor Burnett and Louisa Delilah Burnett
Father of James "Dad" Washington Burnett; John Burnett; William A Burnett; Amanda Roper; Leander Burnett and 2 others
Brother of George W Burnett; Sarah Burnett; Cynthia Ann Burnett; James Burnett; John C Burnett and 1 other

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About Henry Clay Burnett

His tombstone lists his birth year as 1823; however, there are many sources that indicates that his birth year may have been otherwise. Did the engraver misread the instructions and use a '3' instead of an '8'? Or, was there some confusion when he died?

The census of 1850 would indicate that he was born in 1828. The census in 1860 would indicate that he was born in 1829. The 1870 census would indicate that he was born in 1826. The 1880 census would indicate that he was born in 1825.

So, take your pick!


Henry C. Burnett, Private, Enlisted in Macon County at age 34, July 8, 1862 for the war in Co. C., 7th Battalion N.C. Cavalry. . Present or accounted for through February 1863. "Absent without leave" when transferred to 2nd Company G, 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) August 5, 1863.

1850 Macon Co.,NC census: Henry living with family of Solomon Truitt (age 22).

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Henry Clay Burnett's Timeline

Macon County, North Carolina, United States
February 13, 1860
Age 37
January 11, 1862
Age 39
July 10, 1864
Age 41
August 2, 1866
Age 43
August 5, 1870
Age 47
March 16, 1872
Age 49
June 13, 1874
Age 51