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Burnett's Pension Records Info

Robert Burnett was born about 1833 in VA, parents not named. Robert was sold to the slave traders and held in the slave pens in Richmond, VA, where he became acquainted with his future wife Jane Harris.

Robert and Jane were sold in Natchez, MS, probably at the Forks of the Road Slave Market, to John Torrey of Union Church, Jefferson County, MS. He and Jane arrived at the Torrey Plantation on February 01, 1852, which was also the day they were given the permission of John Torrey to marry which was in accordance with the customs of slavery.

Robert enlisted with Company C, 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry August 19, 1863, at Natchez. While in the service, he was treated for various ailments. Robert mustered out April 30, 1866, at Vicksburg, MS. Robert returned to the Torrey Plantation and worked on the farm.

Robert was denied a pension. He died May 03, 1892, at his home in Union Church. Jane recieved her widow's pension of $12 monthly. She died August 08, 1912 at the home of her daughter Mollie (Mary) Roundtree near Union Church.

Surnames found within the pension records are: BRYANT, BUIE, CLAIBORNE, CLARK, CULVER, GREEN, JACOBS, LITTLETON, MAYBERRY, MCCORMICK, MCLEAN, MCMILLAN, REED, ROUNDTREE, TORREY, and WEED.

Linda
"Remembering Their Names"


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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