Burnett, Henry Cornelius

Life Span
to
Full name
Henry Cornelius Burnett
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
 Isaac Burnett (father), Martha Garrett Burnett (mother), Mary A. Terry (wife)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
US House of Representatives
Other state government
Local government
Military
Confederate Army

Henry Cornelius Burnett (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BURNETT, Henry Cornelius, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Essex County, Va., October 5, 1825; moved with his parents to Kentucky in early childhood; attended the common schools and an academy at Hopkinsville, Christian County; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Cadiz, Ky.; clerk of the Trigg County circuit court 1851-1853; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1855, to December 3, 1861, when he was expelled for support of secession; colonel of the Eighth Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; president of the Kentucky Southern Conference in Russellville, October 29, 1861, and of the sovereignty convention in Russellville, November 18, which passed an ordinance of secession and organized a State government; Representative from Kentucky to the Provisional Confederate Congress and served from November 18, 1861, to February 17, 1862; elected as a Senator from Kentucky to the First and Second Confederate Congresses and served from February 19, 1862, to February 18, 1865; resumed the practice of law; died in Hopkinsville, Ky., October 1, 1866; interment in East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Trigg County, Ky.
"Burnett, Henry Cornelius," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001120.
How to Cite This Page: "Burnett, Henry Cornelius," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5276.