|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1799|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1901|
New York, USA
Wife of David Burnett. Daughter of Revolutionary War Patriot Uriel Moseley of Connecticut.
DAR Real Daughter
The Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Wednesday, October 30, 1901
Was 102 Years Old
Mrs. Asenath Burnett, Who Passed Away at Cape Vincent Thursday
Cape Vincent, Oct. 29 – Mrs. Asenath Burnett, of this place, who died early Friday morning, was born in July, 1799, and was an original Daughter of the American revolution. She was 102 years, 2 months and 25 days old and had lived in three centuries. The funeral took place at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. Mrs. Burnett, who was of English descent, was born in Connecticut, at Hampton, 40 miles from Hartford, July30, 1799. Her father, Uriel Moseley, was a member of Capt. Ebenezer Mosley's minute men, and served in the war of the American Revolution. He was sixth in descent from John and Priscilla Allen. In 1821 she married and with her husband left her New England home for the then wilderness of northern New York, settling first at what is now Gouverneur, in St. Lawrence county, and then moving to Cape Vincent.
Mrs. Burnett had two sons, Uriel M Burnett, with whom she lived, and who during the War of the Rebellion was first sergeant of company M, 10th New York heavy artillery, and a Lieutenant Burnett, who also served through the Civil war, and died about 20 years ago at St. Catherine's, Ont. Besides the son with whom she lived, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James Parker, of Watertown.
Mrs. Burnett was the only surviving member of her fathers family, and all were long lived. Her father lived beyond the age of three score and ten, and her mother died at the age of 97. Mrs. Burnett retained her mental faculties with rare clearness beyond her one hundredth birthday.
At the age of 13, in her New England home, she had heard and remembered the news of the war of 1812 that was read from The Boston News Letter, and when a centenarian and more, she was as keenly interested in the war in Cuba and the Philippines, read to her from the papers of today. Mrs. Burnett was one of the few surviving "original" Daughters of the Revolution, and was a member of the La Ray de Chaumont chapter, D.A.R., which annually celebrated her birthday.
Uriel Moseley (1756 - 1826)
Sarah Hammond Moseley (1762 - 1859)
David Burnett (1797 - 1875)*
Uriel M Burnett (1821 - 1904)*
James G Burnett (1822 - 1846)*
David Clinton Burnett (1824 - 1877)*
John Preston Burnett (1829 - 1900)*
New York, USA
Plot: Plot 20, Lot 1
Created by: geniebug
Record added: Dec 11, 2009
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