Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 1025, Estate of James W. Burnett (1789 - 1822)
Records, 1823 - 1838, 0.2 linear feet / 2 folders
Call Number: MG 1025
Principally receipts from Joseph C. Hornblower (1777-1864) as executor of the will of James W. Burnett (1789-1822), a Newark, New Jersey lawyer and the husband of Abi H. (Johnson) Burnett.
James Wheeler Burnett (1789-1822) was the son of Abigail Wheeler and John Burnet (1759-1811), and the grandson of Doctor William Burnet (1730-1791), the chief physician to the Continental Army. James W. Burnett lived in Newark, New Jersey where he practiced law and was a member of St. John's Lodge Number 2. In September of 1811 he married Abi H. Johnson, the daughter of Doctor Uzal Johnson (1751-1827), a Loyalist during the Revolution, with whom he had at least three children: John Wilmot Johnson (bapt. 1817), James Wheeler (b. 1820), and Jane Mary (1822-1823).
James W. Burnett's died in Newark on December 18, 1822 at the age of 33. He had appointed Joseph C. Hornblower (1777-1864) (his cousin's husband), Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862), and Elias Van Arsdale (1770-1846) as the executors of his estate.
Burnet Family File, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Burnet, Isabella Neff. Dr. William Burnet and his Sons Jacob, Isaac and David: A Chart of Their Forefathers and Descendants in America, 1640-1938 (published by Isabella Neff Burnet, 1938).
The source of this collection is unknown.
This collection contains 2 folders of James W. Burnett’s estate papers from 1823-1838, including receipts of payments made by Joseph C. Hornblower to Abi H. Burnett, indentures, and James W. Burnett’s will.
For more information on James W. Burnett and Abi H. (Johnson) Burnett see:
Processed by James Lewis, February 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The New Jersey Historical Society