Peter H. Burnett

15 Nov 1807 - 17 May 1895

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Peter H. Burnett

15 Nov 1807 - 17 May 1895
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Peter Hardeman Burnett, is the grandson of Thomas Hardeman of Tennessee. Peter moved to Missouri and was a lawyer there. He assisted in the defense of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith. He then moved on to the west and eventually to California. He was elected the first governor of the state of Califo
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Peter H. Burnett

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Santa Clara Mission Cemetery

490 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
United States

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I Believe In God, I Love God, And I Will Obey God. Wife- May She Rest In Peace

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In Honor Of Peter Hardeman Burnett First Governor Of California Placed By The California State Society Daughters Of The American Colonists August 28, 1950 Wife: In The Holy Catholic Faith Aged 67 years, 6 months, and 26 days.
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February 27, 2012
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February 24, 2012

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Defender of Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith, and 1st Gov.of California

Contributor: dkgriebe Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Peter Hardeman Burnett, is the grandson of Thomas Hardeman of Tennessee. Peter moved to Missouri and was a lawyer there. He assisted in the defense of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith. He then moved on to the west and eventually to California. He was elected the first governor of the state of California. He wrote a biography called: "Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer" by Peter H. Burnett.

Life timeline of Peter H. Burnett

1807
Peter H. Burnett was born on 15 Nov 1807
Peter H. Burnett was 11 years old when Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, FRS was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of British Java (1811–1815) and Governor-General of Bencoolen (1817–1822), best known for his founding of Singapore and the British Malaya.
1819
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Peter H. Burnett was 18 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
1825
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Peter H. Burnett was 24 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
1831
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Peter H. Burnett was 33 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
1840
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Peter H. Burnett was 52 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
1859
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Peter H. Burnett was 55 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
1862
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Peter H. Burnett was 72 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
1879
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Peter H. Burnett was 76 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
1883
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Peter H. Burnett died on 17 May 1895 at the age of 87
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