HISTORY OF MORGAN COUNTY ILLINOIS Its Past and Present Chicago: Donnelly, Loyd & Co., Publishers. 1878
BURNETT, Micajah, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 29, P.O. Waverly. To trace the successive improvements of a county, to follow the fortunes of hundreds in a biographical sketch, is at times a perplexing task. Mr. Burnett was born in Morgan Co., on the old homestead of his father, Isham Burnett. On this farm he performed a great deal of hard work; he received his education at district school. When the Stars and Stripes were flung to the breeze, and the call came for troops, at the early age of nineteen Mr. Burnett enlisted at Jacksonville, in 1861, in the first regiment organized, being the 14th Ill. Vols., Co. I., mustered into the service at Jacksonville; shortly afterward went to the front; took an active part in the battles of Fort Henry, Pittsburg Landing, Vicksburg, Wahachee, and some smaller engagements; honorably discharged at Huntsville, Ala.; mustered out at Springfield, ill.; returned to Morgan Co. Shortly after married Miss Sarah M. Marston, daughter of Jefferson Marston, an early settler of Morgan Co.; four children, Isham S., Ida L., Felix E., and Edith D. Mr. Burnett owns an estate of 70 acres of well-improved land.
Biography Submitted By Shirley Alegaus.