James Jefferson “Jeff” Burnett, my G grandfather, is the youngest child of Alfred and Julia Burnett.
In 1889 Jeff Burnett purchased 162 acres from the US Government for $16.54. This land is located south of LA Highway 12 in Kernan, Louisiana. Kernan is located in Beauregard Parish, just west of Ragley. Jeff and Leona built a home and raised a family on this land. The US Land Patent can be found clicking here.
After Jeff’s death, the heirs held the land until 1965 when they sold it for $16,000. The party who purchased the land was as follows: “Robert E. L. House, married and living with Adrienne House, born Parker and Gussie Vincent, born Reeves, wife of Lester Vincent, both residents of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.” 
|Red boundaries showing Jeff Burnett land, Google Maps 15-Feb-15.|
|Jeff Burnett purchase of land, US Tract Book Volume 20 Page Number 086|
 538.00546: US Tract Book Volume 20 Page Number 086 (Opelousas District) https://wwwslodms.doa.la.gov/WebForms/DocumentViewer.aspx?docId=538.00546&category=H#1
 Beauregard Parish Courthouse Land Records, Book 220, page 18-19.