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John-Clay Byford Burnett (born August 4, 1986) is the first child and first son of John Burnett and Cheryl Burnett.

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

He is the husband of Sarah Burnett and the father of their three children, Eric, Samuel, and Joseph.

Early life

John-Clay Byford Burnett was born on August 4, 1986, in Oklahoma, to John Burnett and Cheryl Burnett. He was the couple's first child, and they went on to have seven more children after him.

John-Clay hunted with his family growing up, and also participated in recreational shooting.

At some point while he was young, John-Clay 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, John-Clay was homeschooled in the Institute of Basic Life Principles program and attended the yearly conferences in Big Sandy, Texas.

Personal life


John-Clay married Sarah Faith Ferraro on August 22, 2015.


The couple has 3 children.

The couple's first child, son Eric Steadfast, was born in June 19, 2016.

Their second child, son Samuel John, was born in September 26, 2017.

Their third child, son Joseph Byford, was born on October 15, 2019.

Wedding involvement

John-Clay was the best man at his brother Benjamin's wedding to Bethany Meckle on November 20, 2021.