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Biography: Bolling Clark Burnett born 1797




Lawrence County, Alabama

The fourth sheriff of Lawrence County, Alabama was Bolling C. Burnett was born in Williamson County, Tennessee. His parents were Taliafero Burnett (b. ca. 1763-7 VA. d. Williamson Co., TN) and Mary Baugh (b. ca. 1760-65- d. March 29, 1856 Williamson Co. TN.

The brother of Bolling Clark Burnett, Richard Burnett, moved to Lawrence County, Alabama as well and died there in 1827, leaving a widow with two children; Mrs Mathilda (Burnett) Manahan, wife of Edward Manahan and residents of Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi and Eliza Jane Burnett, wife of Napoleon Norman of Chickasaw Co., Missisippi.

Bolling had another brother, James T. (Taliaferro) Burnett who moved to Dallas County, Alabama.

“Bolling was a very sociable, talkative man, made a good officer, and was a Methodist and a man of consistent moral character. His married Mary T. Hall (ca. 1800 d. 1842) about 1817 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of a stout, lame blacksmith, living near Town Creek Bridge, commonly called Judge Hall. Bolling moved to the State of Mississippi, near Aberdeen in 1837.”

The children of Bolling and Mary Burnett were all born in Lawrence County, Alabama. They were:

  1. Frances Elizabeth Ann Burnett (b. Nov 9, 1818 d. May 31, 1851. ) She married Andrew Jackson Evans (b. 1817 d. 1854)
  2. Taliaferro Baugh Burnett (b. ca. 1820 d. ca. 1849) He married Siilbrina Redus
  3. Napoleon Bonaparte Burnett (b. ca. 1822 d. 11 December 1853. He married Jane Ragsdale
  4. Marie Louisa Burnett (b. 31 December 1824 d. 25 January 1852) She married William Varnum Denison b. 1813 d. 1867)
  5. Bolling Greenville Burnett (b. ca. 1827 d. ca. 1868) He married Mary Neely
  6. Cynthia Burnett (b. ca. 1834 d. ca. 1861)
  7. Mississippi Burnett (b. ca. 1836 d. ca. 1861 She married E. Hiram Watrous.

Bolling married 2nd Ellen C. Covant Oct 11, 1842 in Monroe Co., Mississippi. He died in Monroe County, Missisippi in 1862.



  1. My Southern Family 2000, 2005 Becky Bass Bonner & Josephine Lindsay Bass.
  3. The Burnetts & Their Connections” Vols. 1, 2, & 3; Pub. 1989 & 1993; by June Baldwin Bork, 9375 Bella Vista Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92308.
  4. Baugh Genealogy (English) from Updated: Jun 29 2001; Contact: Marvin Lynn Baugh EMail: [email protected]

This biography is included in the E-Book First Families of Lawrence County, Alabama Volume I


By (author):  Causey, Donna R

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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