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Corp Lafayette "Tate" Burnett
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Birth: May 25, 1839
La Vergne
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1887
Wise County
Texas, USA

Born to John Burnett (1810-1900) of Tennessee & Sarah Ann Elizabeth Priestly Hoover Gregory Burnett (1807-1873) of Kentucky. Both these parents are buried in La Vergne, TN, but their graves have been lost.

Sarah Ann was first married to Philip Hoover (1782-1833) on Oct. 4, 1827, in Davidson County, TN. They had 3 children before Philip died in August 1833. The only child who lived to maturity was Martha Jane Hoover Mason (1833-1862; Memorial# 126223689). Sarah Ann next married Edwin Gregory (1786-1839) on April 7, 1834 in Rutherford County, TN, and they had one daughter, Sophronia Anne Gregory (1836-1864; Memorial# 12947893) before Edwin died in 1839. Sarah Ann married third husband John Burnett on May 25, 1838, in Rutherford County, TN. Besides Lafayette, siblings of this third marriage are Isabella Burnett (1840-1909; Memorial# 94978390), Myrtilla Martin Burnett (1842-1928; Memorial# 21811820), Caroline Burnett (1847-after 1860; what became of her?) & John Tyler Burnett (1849-1912; Memorial# 43904748).

Tate served in Company I of the 55th Tennessee Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War, achieving the rank of corporal.

After the war's end, Tate married Margaret Ellen Peach (1847-1931) on Jan. 21, 1868, in Lebanon, TN. They moved from Tennessee to Texas between 1880 and 1882.

Six children:
Annie Priestley Burnett Ramsdale (11/20/1868-6/12/1944; m. J.M. Ramsdale Nov. 1, 1884, in Wise County, TX)
Zula Zong Burnett Ward (7/13/1873-after 1880 in TN)
Walter Lafayette Wycliff Burnett (1876-1943)
Ezra Burnett (1880-1954)
Maggie Myrtilla Burnett Klepper (1882-1947)
Ben Orvil Burnett (1886-1918)


After a distance of 150 years, it becomes easy to lose sight of the impact the Civil War had on our country. This paragraph by William Woodward Dixon, a Southerner, written in 1915, is telling:

Finally, we have used the term, Civil War, throughout this history--not through ignorance, dear critics, but because it is the name commonly employed by our people who fought and suffered in and through it all, and afterwards called it so. Were we of the North, we would call it the War on Slavery; as we are of the South, we individually think of it as the hell that robbed our people from the cradle to the grave; the canker of care that took the peach and bloom from our women's fair faces; that left our chimneys the solitary spires of our sorrows; that made the countless battlefields white with the bleaching bones of our loved ones; that caused for every drop of blood shed, two tears to course their way down the cheeks of our mothers and sisters; that made Sherman's expression war's true definition-- "war is hell." The Prince of Peace so taught it; the greatest living American so proclaims it, and you and I deep down in our souls so believe it. Apropos of War: It is something that we should ever strive to put at an infinitude of distance from us, as States in an indissoluble Union of indestructible States; something among nations that should be kept as far removed as the East is from the West, as far as the Earth is from the cobalt vault above us, where Omnipotence hangs His jewels. 
Family links: 
  Margaret Ellen Peach Burnett (1852 - 1931)
  Walter Lafayette Wycliff Burnett (1876 - 1943)*
  Ezra Burnett (1880 - 1954)*
  Maggie Myrtilla Burnett Klepper (1882 - 1947)*
  Ben Orvil Burnett (1886 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Company I, 55th (McKoin's) Tennessee Infantry, CSA
Paradise Cemetery
Wise County
Texas, USA
Plot: 8S, 15, 1522
Maintained by: Dawn Kelley
Originally Created by: WiseCountyTexas
Record added: Nov 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43904749
Corp Lafayette Tate Burnett
Added by: Garry Kinzie
Corp Lafayette Tate Burnett
Added by: Dawn Kelley
Corp Lafayette Tate Burnett
Added by: Dawn Kelley
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