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William Burnet
Birth: Dec. 2, 1730
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1791
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

U.S. Continental Congressman. He graduated from Princeton College, in 1749, studied medicine in New York and commenced to practice medicine in Newark, New Jersey. He was chairman of the committee of public safety in Newark, in 1775, also superintendent of a military hospital in Newark, in 1775 and was presiding judge of the court of common pleas for the New Jersey State Legislature, in 1776. During the American Revolution War, he served in the Continental Army as Surgeon General of the eastern district of the United States, (1776-83). In 1780, he was elected to the Continental Congress, serving until 1781, when he resigned from office due to his wife's illness. After leaving Congress, he was first judge of Essex County, in 1781 and president of the New Jersey State Medical Society, in 1787. His son Jacob Burnet, was later a U.S. Senator from Ohio. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ichabod Burnet (1687 - 1774)
  Hannah Burnet (1701 - 1758)
 
 Children:
  Ichabod Burnet (1751 - 1783)*
  Nathaniel Burnet (1757 - 1768)*
  Hannah Burnet Kinney (1761 - 1832)*
  Jacob Burnet (1770 - 1853)*
  Isaac Gouverneur Burnet (1784 - 1856)*
  David Gouverneur Burnet (1788 - 1870)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Burnet (1730 - 1791)
  Icabod Burnet (1732 - 1756)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard Memorial Garden
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Mass grave
 
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Record added: Nov 19, 2002
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William Burnet
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Thank you, sir for your patriotic service to our country during our American Revolution. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Oct. 7, 2016
GOD Bless you and all which do. And/or the ones which may come here top view too..!!Thank you !
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Nov. 3, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014
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