Henry Newman Burnett was born 5 Feb 1872 at Boone Furnace, Carter Co., Ky.
He died 11 Apr 1965 and is buried in the Burnett Cemetery at Iron Hill, off Tygarts Creek Road overlooking the location of the old homesite.
Henry married Lucy Jane Wicker on 28 Feb 1893.
Their children were: Orville, Everett, Hubert, Maggie Mabel, Edna Bell and William "Wille".
Henry's mother was Margaret "Maggie" (Newman) Burnett and he was adopted by Leroy "Lee" Burnett.
"I remember him mostly as bed ridden since he died when I was a little girl. But, I remember he kept a bag of horehound candy beside his bed
and he always gave me a piece when I visited him. There was an elderly lady from the community that he paid to stay with him and care for him
those last few years and Dad says that when they would come to visit he would holler for her to "get those kids a tarpin" tarpin was his slang
for biscuits. I also remember that he had a plum tree that grew just beside the front porch and I've never ever eaten a plum that tasted as good as those."
Submitted by: Sherry Lowe