After visiting Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, a surprising connection was found. A few items on exhibit in the Shaker heritage village mentioned Shakers with my surname, Burnett. One is a drawing of a man named Micajah Burnett created in 1822. The other references appear in two documents from 1862 and the 1830s. I have yet to verify any true connection, but I am intrigued. It just goes to show that you never know what you’ll unearth while traveling.