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Ulysses Grant, son of Hiram and Eliza Ann (Parsons) Burnette, was born in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, New York. October 1, 1865, and is now (1910) living there. He received his education in the Union school of Phelps, and then worked a farm for twenty years. In 1907 the came to the village of Phelps, where he engaged in the coal and produce business with Charles D. White, under the firm name of White & Burnette. He was road commissioner for three years. He is a member of Sincerity Lodge, No. 200, Free and Accepted Masons, and at one time master of the lodge; also a member of Geneva Chapter, No. 36, Royal Arch Masons; of Geneva Commandery, No. 29. Knights Templar; of Damascus Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and of Wide Awake Grange, No. 447. He is an attendant of the Universalist church. In political belief he is a Republican. He married, in March, 1890, Anna May, daughter of Horton and Mary E. Crosby. One son, Robert Crosby, born February 1, 1903.