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Burnet M Easley

Birth
Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA
Death
16 Jul 1850 (aged 25)
Utah, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown. Specifically: Died on the way to California. Body buried and a campfire built over his grave to conceal all traces.
Memorial ID
42719531 View Source

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.

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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  • Maintained by: Comanche County Museum
  • Originally Created by: Kyle Dameron
  • Added: 5 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 42719531
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42719531/burnet-m-easley: accessed ), memorial page for Burnet M Easley (29 May 1825–16 Jul 1850), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42719531, ; Maintained by Comanche County Museum (contributor 49520926) Burial Details Unknown, who reports a Died on the way to California. Body buried and a campfire built over his grave to conceal all traces..