Earliest settlers w/ Burnett surnames were frontiersmen,split into family lines,related to you?

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Do people searching for Burnetts in the USA know who jumped the pond (Atlantic) in the earlier years of their family line? (I see that one family went to New Zealand instead.) My family seems to start landing here via John Burnett (1610–1686), b. 25 DEC 1610 • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d.16 FEB 1686 • Old Rappahannock, Virginia, USA. His line then leads through 6 generations (5 of them direct line males) to my mother, Bernice L. Burnett (LNAD Hilse, my father's adoptive surname), b 1910 in a tiny town in SW Texas. The Burnetts were busy procreators along the way, as were so  many others. It's unlikely that no one on Wikitree already has a connection to my family line of Burnett men, so what is the most time-economical way to search for kin? (I understand that records are weak for Moses Burnett.) I and my sons have taken  auDNA tests and my female cousin who's in that line also. So Please speak up if you recognize any Burnett in this line as a member of your family:

The most current is Wm Ward Burnett, William Moses [B], Moses [B], Obediah [B], Jeremiah [B], b.1740 • Talbot, Maryland, US; d.JUL 1816 • Turkey Creek, Wayne, KY, US; Jeremiah [B] b.1718 • Southfarnham, Essex, Virginia, US; d. 22 OCT 1773 • Southfarnham Parish, Maryland; John Burnett, b.1660 • Old, Rappahannock, Virginia, US; d. MAY 1718 • Southfarnham Parish, Essex, Virginia, and his father Thomas Burnett, who was born and died in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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in Genealogy Help by Roberta Burnett G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)
I've hit a dead end on my Burnett line at a JOHN Burnett b. .abt 1821 in Illinois, d. 1890 in Missouri.

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One of my ancestors -Elisha Packwood born 1773 in Patrick Co. Virginia married Mary "Polly" Burnett. Her father is John Burnett born about 1750 I think. Mary was born about 1773. I did find her father and i did some research on him but I think I do remember coming across Jeremiah Burnett. But I haven't worked on it in a while but I hope too soon. Nancy
by Nancy Turney G2G6 Mach 2 (27.0k points)
Nancy, I'm Intrigued: Please tell me more:What tree is yours & where Mary Polley/y Burnett and her father come into view?? I'd like to see what you're seeing.

Mary Polley is a fairly common pairing for at least a century or somewhat more; there are in my tree two John Burnetts (father and son), but neither seems married to a Mary Polley. Her name as a married person would be Burnett, but not at DOB.
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I descend from Thomas Alexander Burnett Jr, who landed in Lynn, Mass in 1640. (9th g gf) He headed over to the Southampton/Long Island, NY area to settle down. As you said, the Burnetts were strong procreators back then LOL. He had 10 kids. He had a son named John, born 1647 (nicknamed 'Lot'). I don't believe this is your Thomas and John, BUT, if you can believe it, Thomas had TWO brothers also named Thomas, and they also emmigrated to the States. I haven't fleshed out their lines, but I'm willing to bet there's a connection. My 'immediate' Burnetts stayed in NY state for about 4 generations. Another Thomas was part of a semi-famous battle (Blockhouse battle) and that was enough for him. He traveled to Canada as a United Empire Loyalist, heading to Kingston, ON in 1796. The family is one of the earliest to help settle the area. Again, the Burnetts were like rabbits, but a number moved around Ontario and back to the US. There were a good number of women born, and so of course the Burnett name was lost in marriage. But some of the Burnetts stayed in the area. Indeed, 200 years later I was born and raised in Kingston. One of the coolest things we found out a while back is that we were living a five minute walk from one of the Burnett homesteads. The building foundation was still there. Weirdly though, my dad and his two brothers were they only Burnetts listed in the phone book when I was growing up. I haven't figured out where or if I have any living Burnett relatives!
by Shari Burnett G2G Rookie (200 points)

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