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Jacob Burnet

Also Known As: "Jacob Burnett"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
Death: Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. William Burnet and Mary Burnet
Husband of Rebecca Burnet
Father of Elizabeth Groesbeck; Caroline Thew McLean; Hannah Burnet; George Whitfield Burnet; Robert Wallace Burnet and 4 others
Brother of Dr. William Burnet and Ichabod Burnet
Half brother of Hannah Burnett Kinney; David G. Burnet, Interim President, 2nd Vice President & Secty.of State of Texas and Isaac Gouverneur Burnet

Occupation: Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Jurist
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About Jacob Burnet, U.S. Senator

Jacob Burnet (sometimes spelled Burnett) was an American jurist and statesman from Ohio. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 22, 1770, the son of Dr. William Burnet. He studied law, moved to the Northwest Territory and settled in Cincinnati in 1796. His half-brother David G. Burnet was the first president of the Republic of Texas. His father, William Burnet, was a member of the Continental Congress and Surgeon General of the United States during the Revolutionary War.


Jacob Burnet was considered the "father of the Ohio constitution" and was an associate justice on the Ohio Supreme Court from 1821 to 1828,[2] and U.S. Senator from 1828 to 1831. His "Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-western Territory" is a primary reference on the early Northwest.

He died in Cincinnati on May 10, 1853, aged 83. He was initially buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery and was later removed to Spring Grove in 1865.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Burnet

Jacob Burnet (February 22, 1770 – May 10, 1853) was an American jurist and statesman from Ohio.


He was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 22, 1770, the son of Dr. William Burnet. He studied law, moved to the Northwest Territory and settled in Cincinnati in 1796. His half-brother David G. Burnet was the first president of the Republic of Texas.


Jacob Burnet was considered the "father of the Ohio constitution" and was an associate justice on the Ohio Supreme Court from 1821 to 1828, and U.S. Senator from 1828 to 1831. His "Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-western Territory" is a primary reference on the early Northwest.


He died in Cincinnati on May 10, 1853, aged 83, and is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery there.


Publications

Burnet, Jacob (1847). Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-western Territory. Cincinnati: Derby, Bradley and Company.

U.S. Senator, Author of Ohio's first Constitution. A native of Newark, New Jersey, he graduated from the College of New Jersey, became an attorney, and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1796. As a member of the Federalist Party, he was appointed to the Territorial Council of Ohio in 1799 while also serving as the Territorial Judge. When Ohio became a state in 1803, Burnet accepted a position at the Cincinnati College and Medical School as President. He became a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives from 1812 to 1816 and then served as President of the Cincinnati Branch of the United States Bank. He was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and served from 1821 until his resignation in 1828 to accept an appointment to the United States Senate. Representing Ohio, he was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Harrison. He served from 1828 until 1831 and was not a candidate for renomination. An account of his frontier experiences, entitled "Notes on the Early Settlement of the Northwestern Territory", was published in 1847. Burnet was also the author of Ohio's first Constitution which was adopted in 1851. He died in Cincinnati in 1853 when he was 83 years old. He was initially buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery and was later removed to Spring Grove in 1865. His father, William Burnet, was a member of the Continental Congress and Surgeon General of the United States during the Revolutionary War. (bio by: K Guy)

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Jacob Burnet, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1770
February 22, 1770
Newark, New Jersey
1800
October 27, 1800
Age 30
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1805
1805
Age 34
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1806
July 20, 1806
Age 36
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1810
November 23, 1810
Age 40
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1813
June 24, 1813
Age 43
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1814
September 26, 1814
Age 44
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1818
1818
Age 47
1820
August 26, 1820
Age 50
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
1853
May 10, 1853
Age 83
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States