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Cheryl Denise Burnett (née Clay) (born July 28, 1959) is the matriarch of the Burnett family.

She is the wife of John Burnett and the mother of their eight children, John-Clay, Hannah, Caleb, Abbie, Charity, Maggie, Carinna and Benjamin.

Personal life


Cheryl married John Burnett on May 2, 1981.


The couple has eight children.

Their first child, son John-Clay Byford was born on August 4, 1986. He is married to Sarah Ferraro. They have three children, Eric Steadfast, who was born on June 19, 2016, Samuel John, who was born on September 26, 2017, and Joseph Byford, who was born on October 15, 2019.

Their second child, daughter Hannah Joy was born on May 10, 1988. She is married to Dustin Dornink. They have four children, Evan Trust, who was born on June 19, 2014, Ransom, who was born on January 4, 2016, Harrison, who was born on March 16, 2017, and Kelly, who was born on April 23, 2019.

Their third child, son Caleb Andrew was born on August 30, 1990. He is married to Kasey Goodwin. They have a daughter, Erin, who was born in June 2019.

Their fourth child, daughter Abbie Grace was born on April 16, 1992. She is married to John-David Duggar. They have a daughter, Grace Annette, who was born on January 7, 2020.

Their fifth child, daughter Charity Faith was born on April 13, 1994. She is married to Samuel Wearden. They have a son, Brendan, who was born on August 9, 2018.

Their sixth child, daughter Maggie Ruth was born on August 2, 1996. She is the twin of Carinna. She is engaged to David Nino.

Their seventh child, daughter Carinna Elizabeth was born on August 2, 1996. She is the twin of Maggie. She is married to Daniel Penn. They have one child, Baby Girl Penn, who was born in November 2020.

Their eighth child, son Benjamin Josiah was born on January 30, 2000.



Cheryl has appeared a few times on the TLC show Counting On as the mother-in-law of John-David Duggar.