Burnett Y-Chromosome

Burnett Y-DNA Kits and Other Matching Surnames (Autosomal also welcome)
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March 18 @ 10:22am
Hi all!! I have uploaded autosomal dna, I am not sure how to see if anyone from project matches or if I can tell by autosomal since I am a female. (My cousin Rickie Burnett has tested and we are awaiting his results). I descend from the Hanover, VA Burnetts. The most recent ancestor I can trace is David Burnett who married Sarah Sally Hill and begot Matthew Hill Burnett born in 1808.
John  Walker John Walker has a question!
February 6 @ 6:15pm
Why is Susan Kromer Hunt no longer a Co-Administrator of this group? She has been extremely helpful to me in understanding my testers' results and in my Burnett family research. Don Quigley Safety Harbor, FL
William Burnette
February 10 @ 11:19am
If you are you a member of this group, there is some discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/208317149732720/. You could message her via FB for her side of the reason.
Abram Burnett Abram Burnett
January 25 @ 2:07pm
A HORSE NAMED "MORGAN TURNER" by Abram Burnett,  Kit # B573194 I am posting this in hopes that it may ring some kind of "connectivity bell" somewhere in the Kingdom of the Burnetts. My line is that of the Colonial Virginia Burnetts, and my family was in Patrick County, Va, around 1800.  My Great Grandfather was John Adam ("Squire") Burnett 1836-1892.  His father was Jeremiah "Sweeper" Burnett 1790-1869 + Mary Elizbabeth Thomas.  His father was William Burnett, 1766-1859 + Elizabeth Henderson.  His father was Jeremiah Burnett 1735-1816 + Elizabeth Claybrook.  And so forth. The last two children of John Adam "Squire" Burnett (1836-1892) were my aunts, Nancy Maude 1883-1977 and Hallie Ada 1888-1979. I knew them both and talked with them several times about their parents, Squire and Mary Elizabeth.  Here is a story that both Hallie and Maude told me concerning the death of their father, the Squire.  Squire died in May 1892, so this story probably developed in the Winter months prior to that May. Squire knew he had "cousins" in Kentucky, but did not know them.  He received a letter asking him to come to Kentucky to "settle some business" pertaining to land in which he had an interest by virtue of the death of a relative. (I could get no further details on this...  Hallie and Maude did not know.  The land was said to have been "on Burnett's Creek,"  Kentucky (which creek I have never been able to locate.) Squire made the trip on horse-back, met his relatives whom he did not know, and became fast friends with one of his relatives named Morgan Turner.  Morgan Turner gave the Squire a horse.  (What happened to the horse Squire rode going out...?)  The Squire named the horse Morgan Turner, in honor of his relative, and set out for home in Virginia. Somewhere on his journey, the Squire was caught in a snowbank, suffered exposure, and "became sick" (pneumonia?)  Someone along the way found him, took him in, and tried to nourish him back to health.  That party, whomever it was, even drove him back to Patrick County in the back of a wagon, after the Winter weather had abated. Hallie and Maude both told me they saw the wagon pull into the front yard at their home, and they saw the Squire raise up and weakly wave to his children.  He never recovered from his sickness and died shortly thereafter.  (The terms "several weeks" and "perhaps a month" were used to describe how long he lived.)  The family kept the horse and continued calling it Morgan Turner. End of story.  Well, perhaps not... My second roommate at college (now more than 50 years ago) was a young fellow named Horace Turner.  I learned that he was from southeastern Kentucky and told him the story of the Squire going out to Kentucky and meeting his relative named Morgan Turner.  When I had finished the story, Horace said to me, "Very interesting.  My father's name was Morgan Turner, and he was from that part of Kentucky."  When I asked for more details, Horace told me he knew nothing about his father except for his name, as his father had died shortly after his birth. Perhaps this tidbit of information will be of use to someone scrounging through the dustbin of history... -- adb
Abram Burnett
January 30 @ 9:54am
Perhaps I should have added that my Great Grandfather was called "Squire" because he was the Justice of the Peace for the Smith River District of Patrick County, Va. He was also a land surveyor, a farmer, and for a while had taught school. My oldest son is an attorney and in the family we call him "Squire" in honor of his Great-Great-Grandfather.
Terry Barwin Terry Barwin
January 22 @ 10:06am
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Jeffery Owens Jeffery Owens
October 3 @ 4:58pm
Greetings all! I match closely to a Charles Burnett and noticed that my Y DNA might match a few others in your group.
Jeffery Owens
October 10 @ 11:45am
I match this kit number 69638 Charles Horace Burnett
Larry Burnette
October 13 @ 7:44am
To All; I do not know who my biological grandfather was, but am almost certain that I am a direct descendant Levi Jackson Burnett (1850-1923) who was the son of Andrew Jackson Burnette (1816-1854), because Levi's known descendants show up as my cousins. All of us are from the Tuscaloosa area and know that Levi was from GA, then the family moved to the Talladega area over a hundred years ago. Any information will be appreciated. Kit No: 328191
Charles Burnett
October 18 @ 6:27am
Jeffery - Charles Burnett (my 1st Cousin dec.) kit # is 543551. Griffin
Bartlett K Burnett
November 3 @ 8:49am
Jeffrey - the Charles Burnett kit you are posting about is managed by Marilyn. Go to her kit in the match list and click on the envelope icon and you can email her. Last we spoke, she was still actively researching.
Beth Billingsley Beth Billingsley
August 12 @ 12:48pm
Hello All, I uploaded my DNA and then went to possible projects. It was suggested I join the Burnett project. I am from John Burnett of Scotland's line and my mother was a Burnett.What are we trying to accomplish or determine by joining this project?
Terry Barwin
September 9 @ 8:42am
Beth - please read the "About" page on this site to see the objectives for the project. If you have joined with an autosomal (Family Finder) kit only, the primary benefit for you is to be able to see others in the project to whom your autosomal DNA matches. On the DNA Results page, you will be able to see those the various groups of Burnett's. Each group has testers who share a common Burnett ancestor. If you are descended from John Burnett b. 1610 Aberdeen, your YDNA line is R1b-C. It would be very helpful for you to find a surrogate tester (a living male Burnett descended from your line). YDNA testers in the project have access to a lot more information. You should also reach out to Susan Kromer-Hunt who is the lead Administrator for R1b-C and can give you more information.
Susan Hunt
September 10 @ 1:21pm
Beth please email me at susankromerhunt@outlook.com
Terry Barwin Terry Barwin
September 9 @ 8:53am
All - this Activity Feed is to enable all of you to share with each other. I often forget to check it for weeks. If you have a question about your kit that is time-sensitive, please email either myself or Susan by clicking on the envelope icons on the left side of this page.
Larry Bartlett Larry Bartlett
June 29 @ 8:57am
This is the Bartlett/Burnett family around 1863
Terry Barwin
September 9 @ 8:51am
Larry - thank you som much for joining the project. What a wonderful photo. The man in the back row left and the man in the back row right resemble my grandfather! I will send you a picture of him so you can see for yourself.
James Burnett James Burnett has a question!
July 15 @ 11:55am
How do I get in touch with Kit #357991? We match with a GD of 1 on the 67 marker test.
Terry Barwin
September 9 @ 8:46am
On your match list, you will see an envelope icon under the name of each match. Click on this icon to email a match.
Larry Burnette Larry Burnette
July 22 @ 8:52pm
Terry, I have been try to verify Aunt Lorraine's copy of the family tree from the old Bible. There is plenty of documentation for Jesse Burnett (1733-1820) as he is one of 17 heads of family in the 1790 VA census a Revolutionary War soldier and a Planter with more than 20 slaves, and his son William Clayborn Burnette (1769-1848) who died in NC. and his son, Valentine Burnett (1797-1854), b. in NC, d. in Carroll County GA. That is an odd entry, when you look at how many people were in the house and their ages. I have found at least 5 different men in the U. S. in the 19th century named Andrew Jackson Burnett, but cannot prove that Levi's father is the same one that was Valentine's son. Further confusing matters, there were at least 2 Valentine Burnett's, one the son of Mark Anthony Burnett, the other the son of William Clayborn Burnett.
William Burnette
August 9 @ 1:31pm
Hi Larry, I just ordered my test, so am awaiting proof, but I have the same Jesse Burnett in my tree. My sister has done most of the work on Ancestry.com, and shows us as descended from Jesse's son, Eldridge.
Larry Burnette
August 11 @ 8:36pm
It has just been proven to me that I'm not descended from that line. It seems that my Andrew Jackson Burnett is a different one from the from the son of Valentine. He is also not the son of Mark, so I'm back to square one, trying to find which Burnett had a son named Andrew Jackson in 1816 in AL.