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Benjamin Josiah Burnett (born January 30, 2000) is the eighth child and third son of John Burnett and Cheryl Burnett.

He is the brother of John-Clay Burnett, Hannah Dornink, Caleb Burnett, Abbie Duggar, Charity Wearden, Maggie Becerra Nino, and Carinna Penn.

He is the husband of Bethany Burnett.

Early life

Benjamin Josiah Burnett was born on January 30, 2000, in Oklahoma, to John Burnett and Cheryl Burnett. He was the couple's eighth and final child.

Benjamin hunted with his family growing up, and also participated in recreational shooting.

At some point while he was young, Benjamin most likely participated in Journey to the Heart, a Christian retreat for teens and young adults to spend time focused on God.

Along with his siblings, Benjamin was homeschooled in the Institute of Basic Life Principles program and attended the yearly conferences in Big Sandy, Texas.

Personal life

Relationship with Bethany

On February 10, 2021, Benjamin began talking with Bethany Meckle. On June 4, 2021, they officially began their relationship.


On July 15, 2021, Benjamin got engaged to Bethany Meckle.


On November 20, 2021, Benjamin married Bethany Meckle at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Fargo, North Dakota. Benjamin's best man was his brother John-Clay. His groomsman was his brother Caleb. The ring bearer was Benjamin's nephew Eric. Bethany's matron of honor was Benjamin's sister-in-law Sarah. Her bridesmaid was her friend Maddy Coulter.

Wedding involvement

Benjamin was a groomsman at his sister Abbie's wedding to John-David Duggar on November 3, 2018.