Burnett, Stephen 

Biography

15 Dec. 1813–14 Feb. 1885. Farmer, tavernkeeper, patent medicine salesman, nurseryman. Born in Trumbull Co., Ohio. Son of Serenus Burnett and Jane Burnes (Burnside). Moved to Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1815. Baptized into LDS church by John Murdock, 21 Nov. 1830, in Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co. Ordained a teacher, by 3 June 1831. Ordained an elder by John Whitmer, 11 Oct. 1831, in Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio. Ordained a high priest by Oliver Cowdery, 25 Oct. 1831, in Orange Township, Cuyahoga Co. Married first Lamira Gardner, 5 Jan. 1832, in Cuyahoga Co. Appointed to serve mission with Ruggles Eames, 25 Jan. 1832. Appointed to serve mission with Eden Smith, Mar. 1832. Served missions to New Hampshire and other eastern states, 1832–1834. President of LDS church conference in Bath, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, summer 1833. Correspondence with Campbellite minister published in Elders’ Journal, 1837. Left LDS church, by 1838. Treasurer of Orange Township, 1841. Moved to Vincennes, Knox Co., Indiana, 1852. Rejoined Campbellites, by Nov. 1853; elder in Vincennes congregation. Wife died, 1856. Married second Laura Bentley, 16 Feb. 1857, in Cuyahoga Co. Member of board of trustees for Vincennes University. Director of Knox County Fair Association in Vincennes. Elected president of Fourth Missionary District of Disciples of Christ (Campbellite), 1873. Married third, Mary Bentley Collins, 12 Nov. 1874, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska. Died in Vincennes.