Isaac Gouverneur Burnet

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Isaac Gouverneur Burnet

Birthplace: Newark, Essex County, NJ, USA
Death: Died in Walnut Hills, Hamilton County, OH, USA
Place of Burial: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. William Burnet and Gertrude Rutgers Burnet
Husband of Keturah Winne "Kitty" Gordon
Father of Julia A Burnet; Mary Thew Resor and Staats Gouverneur Burnet
Brother of David G. Burnet, Interim President, 2nd Vice President & Secty.of State of Texas
Half brother of Dr. William Burnet; (Major) Ichabod Burnet; Jacob Burnet, U.S. Senator and Anthony Armstrong Rutgers, IV

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About Isaac Gouverneur Burnet



Mayor of Cincinnati. A native of Newark, New Jersey, Isaac Gouverneur Burnet moved to Cincinnati in 1804. An early member of the city's prominent Burnet family, he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and became a lawyer. When Cincinnati became incorporated as a city in 1819, Burnet was chosen as Mayor.

Although he was disabled and physically weak, he was very popular as Mayor and served in that capacity until 1831.

He was also the editor of a newspaper, the Liberty Hall. He died at his residence in Walnut Hills when he was 71 years old.

He was buried at the 12th Street Presbyterian Grounds and was later removed to Spring Grove Cemetery.

His father, William Burnet, was a member of the Continental Congress and Surgeon General of the United States during the Revolutionary War. His brother, Jacob Burnet, was a United States Senator. Another brother, David G. Burnet, was the first President of the Republic of Texas.

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Isaac Gouverneur Burnet's Timeline

July 7, 1784
Newark, Essex County, NJ, USA
August 1812
Age 28
June 25, 1814
Age 29
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States
June 21, 1827
Age 42
March 11, 1856
Age 71
Walnut Hills, Hamilton County, OH, USA
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, USA