Burkett, M H B
Burkett, M. H. B.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Virginia, Jan. 11, 1811. He received a careful religious training, joined the Church in his youth, and in 1845, on the organization of the Church South, his residence being within its bounds, he was licensed to preach by it; and in its local ministry served until the beginning of the rebellion, when his strong Union sentiments necessitated his leaving his home. He went to Kentucky, and was appointed chaplain of the 23d Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers. In 1864 he entered the Kentucky Conference, and on the organization of the Holston Conference in 1865 was transferred to it. He died Nov. 12,'1875. No man of his time did more for the cause of education in East Tennessee than Mr. Burkett. He was kind, generous, and energetic. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1876, p. 140.