Isaac G. Burnet, 1st Mayor of the City of Cincinnati

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Isaac Gouverneur Burnet

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Birthplace: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Walnut Hills, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. William Burnet and Gertrude Burnet
Husband of Keturah Wynne Burnet
Father of Julia A. Burnet; Mary Thew Resor; Nancy Wood and Staats Gouverneur Burnet
Brother of David G. Burnet, Interim President, 2nd VP & Sec. of the Rep. of Texas
Half brother of Dr. William Burnet; Maj. Ichabod Burnet; Jacob Burnet, U.S. Senator and Anthony Armstrong Rutgers

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About Isaac G. Burnet, 1st Mayor of the City of Cincinnati

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First Mayor of the City 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 (prior to this, it was chartered as a village), 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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From his Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_G._Burnet

Isaac Gouverneur Burnet was a Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on July 7, 1784, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

Burnet moved to Cincinnati in 1804.[1] He married Keturah Wynne Gordon in 1807. They had 11 children.

Isaac G. Burnet was chosen mayor April, 1819. "Mayor Burnet was a man of more than ordinary ability and tact", as was manifest in the fact that he served the city as chief executive until 1827. In 1829 Isaac G. Burnet was again re-elected mayor, the total vote cast being 2,628. In 1827 the city was divided into five wards, and the division so continued until 1838.[1]

He died on March 11, 1856 in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio. His body was moved in 1856 from Presbyterian Church cemetery at 12th Street to the new Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

References

  • 1. Charles Theodore Greve (1904). Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens, Volume 1. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 508. Retrieved 2013-05-22.

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From his obituary in the March 20, 1856, The Daily Union of Washington, DC:

Recent deaths: Isaac Burnet, one of the oldest and most respectable citizens of Cincinnati, died in that city on the 11th inst., in the 72d year of his age. In 1817. Mr. B. became one of the proprietors of the Cincinnati Gazette and its editor. Subsequently, he held the office of mayor of the city for twelve successive years.

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Isaac G. Burnet, 1st Mayor of the City of Cincinnati's Timeline

1784
July 7, 1784
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
1812
August 1812
Age 28
1814
June 25, 1814
Age 29
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States
1815
December 7, 1815
Age 31
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1827
June 21, 1827
Age 42
CINCINNATI, OHIO
1856
March 11, 1856
Age 71
Walnut Hills, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
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Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States