Mary P. Burnett

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Mary P. Burnett (Kennedy)

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Canada
Death: January 10, 1878 (47)
Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Kennedy and Ellen Kennedy
Wife of John Alexander Cooper and Wesley Burnett
Mother of Charles Richard Cooper; Alexander J. Cooper; Helen P. Burnett; Lillie Everest Burnett; James Kennedy Burnett and 1 other
Sister of William Walker Kennedy; John M Kennedy; Elizabeth Kennedy`; James G Kennedy; Elizabeth Kennedy and 3 others

Occupation: Married John Alexander Cooper in about 1852 and they had 3 children. After his disappearance in 1860 she married Wesly Burnett June 4, 1860, in Santa Clara County, California, and they had 5 children.
Managed by: Christine C. Tutak
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About Mary P. Burnett

Mary Kennedy-Cooper Burnett came to California with the Cooper family, and in 1853 married John Cooper in Saramento. In 1854 John and Mary Cooper had a son Charles at the San Juan Batista Mission. John Cooper mysteriously disappeared and Mary married Wesley Burnett. Later, when the Burnetts were living a Cayucos, Mary was visited by her brother, Robert Kennedy, who had just been released from the Union Army. One day Mary was assisting her brother in the task of hitching a horse to a rig when it seemed necessary for her to give the horse a good whack on the rump with a stick. The horse responded with a hard kick which left Mary crippled with a bad hip and generally poor health. Burnett lost his wife on January 10, 1878. He buried her on a hill overlooking his Rancho Corral de los Mulos, on a tract of land which later would become the Adelaida Cemetery.

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Mary P. Burnett's Timeline

November 9, 1854
Age 23
San Juan Bautista, San Benito, California, United States
May 15, 1856
Age 25
Placerville, El Dorado, California, USA
January 24, 1862
Age 31
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Age 33
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
March 21, 1866
Age 35
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
December 1868
Age 37
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
January 10, 1878
Age 47
Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California, USA