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Burnet M Easley
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Birth: May 29, 1825
Cumberland County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1850
Utah, USA

Third child -eldest son- of William and Sarah (Neathery) Easley. Birth and death dates taken from William Easley's family Bible. Burnet married Orpha Dorinda Garrett on 22 February 1848 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had two sons: Francis Marion, born 25 Oct 1848 & Robert Burnet, born 1 Sept 1850.
In the spring of 1850 Burnet Easley, along with two brothers - William D. & Francis M. Easley- sat out for the California gold fields. Only Francis M. Easley returned from California to tell the family what happened. William D. had been murdered while taking gold to be assayed at Mud Springs, California. Burnet did not even make it to California; he died on the way on July 16, 1850. Family tradition states that he died on the trail somewhere in the Utah territory from the effects of drinking alkali water and was buried in an unmarked grave. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Easley (1800 - 1868)
  Sarah Neathery Easley (1803 - 1831)
 
 Spouse:
  Orpha Dorinda Garrett Blackburn (1829 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  Francis Marion Easley (1848 - 1940)*
  Robert Burnett Easley (1850 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Easley Wagnon (1822 - 1904)*
  Martha Easley (1823 - ____)*
  Burnet M Easley (1825 - 1850)
  Robert Neathery Easley (1826 - 1847)*
  William D. Easley (1829 - 1850)*
  Francis Marion Easley (1830 - 1857)*
  Sarah Easley Ingram (1838 - 1885)**
  Margaret Easley (1839 - ____)**
  Mary Docia Easley Ingram (1850 - 1930)**
  Sytha Easley Matthews (1853 - 1931)**
  Jesse James Easley (1853 - 1926)**
  Benjamin Franklin Easley (1854 - 1941)**
  Lucinda Easley Hanson (1856 - 1945)**
  Susannah Annie Easley Graham (1858 - 1935)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Died on the way to California. Body buried and a campfire built over his grave to conceal all traces.
 
Created by: Kyle Dameron
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42719531
 


- stoneseeker
 Added: Jan. 15, 2017
my GGG grandfather
- joe easley
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- Linda Doyle Bow Ash of Kentucky USA
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