Barker Burnell

Barker Burnell

Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 Jun 1843 (aged 45)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 118
Memorial ID 7505224 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected as a Whig to represent Massachusetts' 10th and 11th Districts in the Twenty-Seventh Congress, he served from 1841 until his death in office. Burnell was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and maintained a law practice there for over 20 years. He served in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1819) and State Senate (1824 to 1825), and was a delegate to 1820 State Constitutional Convention and the 1840 Whig National Convention. Burnell was already ailing from tuberculosis when elected to Congress and was absent from his seat for several months before his death. He was originally buried in Washington DC's Congressional Cemetery, where a cenotaph stands in his memory. In 1844 he was reinterred at Prospect Hill Cemetery in his native Nantucket.

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Member of the Congress of the United States
Died at Washington City, June 15, 1843
Aged 45 Years


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