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Re: Burnetts in MS
In Response To: Reeds and Burnetts in MS 1930? ()

Anderson Burnett m. Sara Reed in 1881 - Jefferson Co., MS.

1900 Jefferson co., MS (Beat 1)
Anderson and Sarah with Frank (b. 1892) [married 9 years]

Two household up:
Robert and Millie ROUNDTREE with children
and 1 'boarder', Camel? Burnet 13 M laborer

1880: There is an Anderson Burnett in Jefferson Co., but with another wife. This Anderson is 5 years older than the one found in 1900.

1870:Jefferson Co., MS [Township 8]
Robert Burnett and Jane with children
Andeson 17
James 15
Laura 12
Molly 5
Robert 2
Alise 6 mos.

1880: Jefferson Co., MS
Robert Burnett Mu 45 b. VA parents b. VA
Jane wife Mu 45 VA
James Burnett son B 25 MS
Mollie dau 16 MS
Robert son 12
Alice dau 10
Charles son 8
Trancy? [Frances?] dau 5


Jefferson County Marriages
(1) A James Burnett m. Joana Rountree in 1881 - Jefferson Co., MS.
--- In 1900, a Jim and Joe? A. were in Jefferson (Beat 1) with their son, Cornelius. - was this the same couple? Not sure.
In 1910, however, a 'James Burnett' (51) appears as 'single' in the household of Mollie Roundtree as a 'BROTHER'. Also in the household are:
Mayberry, Samuel son
------------, Carline? son
------------, Estella dau
------------, Leona dau
Roundtree, Mildred dau

(2) A Laura Burnett m. Green Littleton in 1876 - Jefferson Co., MS
--- Green and Laura are living in Jefferson, Beat 1, in 1880 with children: Mary, Melvin and Henrietta (Apr). - next to his "probable" father, Thomas Littleton. [A 15 yr. old Green is in the 1870 household of Thos and Francis Littleton.]
--- Green and Laura are with their 10 of their 11 living children in Jefferson , Beat 1, in 1900 MS.
Mary, Melvin, Marcus, Thomas, Lizzie, Marryman, Alice, Effie, Alverta, and Lillian.
--- In 1910, Green and Laura are still in Jefferson Co., MS. Laura has 12 living children (of 13). 7 are in the household (Mary, Thomas, [Merryman]?, Alice, Effie, Alberta and Emmett). Also in the house is Jane Burnette (70 year old mother-in-law), and four grandchildren.
--- In 1920, Marcus and Matie Littleton are in Jefferson Co., Beat 1, with children Marco and Essie May. Nearby (same house? next door?) are Thomas and Missie and their son Sidney. Not too far away are Green and Laura, in their 60's, with their last two children.
--- In 1930 Jefferson Co., MS (Beat 1 and Beat 2)
Melvin and Edith?
Green (75)and Laura (72) !
Marcus and Mattie with their two children.
Thomas and Missie with 7 of their children.
[to name a few]

Look at ALL the neighbors. These families appeared to be very close and stayed near family and extended family.


¹ 1870 and 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT:, Inc., 2003. Indexed by from microfilmed schedules of the 1870 U.S. Federal Decennial Census. Original data: Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. M593. and from Original data: United States. 1900 United States Federal Census. T623, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

² The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). 1880 Census online. Beat 1, Jefferson, MS. FHL Film #1254651. NA Film # T9-0651. Page 132C.

³ Hunting For Bears, comp. Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 [database online]. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004. Original data: Mississippi marriage information taken from county courthouse records, extracted by Nicholas Russell Murray and Dorothy Ledbetter Murray. Hunting For Bears, Inc., PO Box 25593, Salt Lake City, Utah 84125. David Murray.
“Forbear”, def. ‘A person from whom one is descended; [ancestor]’

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