Burgett, Burkett, Henderson, Kent, Purget
John Burgett and Catherine Henderson
Compiled by Judy Griffin, 2007 - email address
Simon Purget or Burkett
… 2 Frederick Burgett + Phebe Kent
....….... 3 John Burgett + Catherine Henderson
................ 4 Phoebe Burgett + John Laird
....................... 5 Squire Hamilton Laird + Mary Jane Purget
Proposed Descendants of Simon Purget or Burkett
Simon Purget or Burkett 1730 -
.. 2 Valentine Burget 1745 - + Magdalena Unknown 1750 –
....... 3 Catherine Burget - 1869
....... 3 Valentine Burget Jr. ca 1773 - 1829
.......... 4 Hannah Burget 1802 - + Thomas Griffith
.......... 4 Elizabeth Burget 1804 – + Thomas Diseson
.......... 4 Lettice Burget 1807 – + Robert Work
.......... 4 Mary Burget 1810 – + Jonas Mann
.......... 4 Valentine Burget 1811 - + Nancy Keaton
.......... 4 Samuel Burget 1812 – 1885 + (1) Harriet Parker, (2) Mary G. Braselton
....... 3 Aaron Burget 1782 – 1865 + Elizabeth Hodgkins
.......... 4 William Burget ca 1813 - + Hannah _?_
.......... 4 Valentine Burget ca 1816 - +Nancy _?_
.......... 4 Aaron Burget Jr. ca 1819 -
.......... 4 James Burget ca 1825 -
.......... 4 Perry Burget ca 1828 -
....... 3 Charity Burget + Robert Richey/Ritchie
....... 3 Margaret Burget + James Thompson
.. 2 Jacob Burget bef 1750 – ca 1805 + Sarah _?_
....... 3 Ann Burget + John Flim
....... 3 John Burgett - 1814 + Nancy Unknown
.......... 4 Elizabeth Burgett ca 1794 – 1868 + William Black 1784 -
.......... 4 Mary Ann Burgett bef 1802 -
....... 3 Charity Burget – 1852 + Moses Greenwade 1782 -
.......... 4 Rebecca Greenwade
.......... 4 Daniel Greenwade
.......... 4 Sallie Greenwade
.......... 4 Mary Greenwade + Abraham Parker
.......... 4 John Greenwade
.......... 4 Nancy Greenwade 1810 - + Thomas Cheney
.......... 4 Moses T. Greenwade 1817 – 1858 + (1) Mary Ann Long 1818 – 1853, (2). Rhoda Allen
.............. 5 John T. Greenwade 1839 - 1914
....... 3 Elizabeth Burget + John Poulson
....... 3 George Burgett bef 1774 – bef 1820 + Huldah _?_
.......... 4 Huldah Burgett
.......... 4 Eli Burgett
.......... 4 Jacob Burgett 1791 – 1850 + (2) Eliza Fryatt
.......... 4 Mary Ann Burgett ca 1794 -
.......... 4 Rachel Burgett ca 1803 - + Thomas Call
.......... 4 George Burgett ca 1805 - + Anna Cooper?
.......... 4 Henry Burget ca 1805 – ca 1837
.......... 4 Cassandra (Cassa) Burgett 1806 – 1874 + William Blackford Hurley 1806 - 1883
.......... 4 Sarah Burgett 1809 – 1868 + John Calhoun Hurley 1807 - 1879
.......... 4 John Burgett ca 1810 - + Leah Bradford
....... 3 Henry Burget ca 1780 – 1836 + Mary Dickson ca 1785 – aft 1850
.......... 4 Sarah Burget ca 1807 – aft 1880 + William D. Smith ca 1808 - 1856
.......... 4 John Alexander Burgett 1808 – 1852 + Susan Maranda Austin 1811 - 1878
.......... 4 Isabel Burget ca 1810 – bef 1835 + William Duncan
.......... 4 George H. Burget bef 1814 – bef 1852 + Mary Ellen _?_
.......... 4 Jacob W. Burget ca 1814 - + Mary A. Sapp 1818 -
.......... 4 James Q. Burget ca 1815 -
.......... 4 Robert Milton Burget ca 1816 - + Rebecca _?_ 1821 -
.......... 4 Joseph G. Burget ca 1820 – bef 1864 + Elizabeth Lane ca 1821 -
.......... 4 Washington Burget ca 1824 - + Louisa _?_ ca 1828 -
....... 3 Jacob Burget aft 1780 – 1821 + Sarah _?_ ca 1780 – aft 1850
.......... 4 Thomas Burget
.......... 4 Abraham Burget ca 1808 – ca 1840 + Eliza Wells
.......... 4 Sarah Burget ca 1810 - + Solomon McQuown
.......... 4 Nancy Burget ca 1811 - + Abner Wells 1810 -
.......... 4 Elizabeth Burget bef 1813 - + John Miller
.......... 4 Jacob Burget ca 1814 - + (1) Mary _?_ ca 1814 – ca 1860, (2) Mary _?_
.......... 4 Charity Burget ca 1818 - + Zadock (Zedikiah) Lewis
....... 3 Sarah Burget 1785 – 1848 + David Hatton 1781 -
.. 2 Frederick Burgett ca 1760 – 1825 + Phebe Kent 1867 – aft 1826
....... 3 Sarah Burgett + Barnett Dewitt – bef 1830
....... 3 Nancy Burgett bef 1790 - + Silas Simpkins 1790 -
....... 3 Jacob Burgett ca 1784 (possible)
....... 3 Frederick Burgett ca 1786 (possible
....... 3 Rachel Burgett ca 1788 (possible)
....... 3 Elizabeth Burgett ca 1791 (possible)
....... 3 Mary (Polly) Burget 1794 – 1857 + Jacob Foster ca 1779 - 1847
.......... 4 Jacob Foster 1811 -
.......... 4 Daniel Foster 1813 -
.......... 4 Sarah Foster 1815 -
.......... 4 John Foster 1817 -
.......... 4 Thomas Foster 1820 -
.......... 4 Silas Foster 1823 -
.......... 4 James Foster 1825 -
.......... 4 Mary Foster 1828 -
.......... 4 Elizabeth Foster 1830 -
.......... 4 Thomas Jefferson Foster 1833 -
.......... 4 Rachel Foster 1833 -
.......... 4 Phoebe Foster 1836 -
.......... 4 Lewis Foster 1837 -
....... 3 Silas Burget 1794 – 1847 + Sarah Henderson 1801 - 1851
.......... 4 Permelia (Amelia) Burget 1821 – 1899 + Lewis Shearer ca 1818 -
.......... 4 Frederick Burget 1823 – 1896 + (1) Mary Ann Knower, (2) + Hannah Moore 1826 - 1915
.......... 4 Daniel Burget 1825 – 1864 + Margaret Shortridge ca 1830 - , (2) Elizabeth Shortridge 1825 - 1850
.......... 4 Nancy Ann Burget 1827 – 1849 + John F. Miller ca 1825 -
.......... 4 Catherine Burget 1830 - 1842
.......... 4 David Burget 1832 - + Rebecca Fisher
.......... 4 Salinda Burget 1834 – 1904 + (1) Isaac Johnson, (2) Jack/James MacChesney 1817 - 1903
.......... 4 Sidney Burget 1837 – 1868 + Isaac Hanawalt ca 1835 – aft 1895
.......... 4 Silas T. Burget 1840 – 1913 + Mary Orr 1842 - 1909
.......... 4 Henderson Burget 1843 – 1918 + Mary Eliza Cawood 1843 - 1923
....... 3 Hulda Burgett ca 1796 - + Martin DeWitt 1793 - 1852
.......... 4 Silas Daywitt 1824 -
.......... 4 John Daywitt 1827 -
.......... 4 Huldah Daywitt 1833 - + Rev. Leander Carson
.......... 4 Barnet Daywitt ca 1839 -
....... 3 Phoebe Purgett ca 1798 – 1874 + William Long – bef 1861
.......... 4 Thomas Long 1816 - + Mary Ann Cuppy 1826 -
.......... 4 Daniel Long 1817 -
.......... 4 Silas Long 1822 - + Christina Bowers 1829 -
.............. 5 Amanda Long 1849 -
.......... 4 Margaret Long 1825 - + Nathaniel B. Tyler
.......... 4 William B. Long 1828 - + Eleanor Donon
.......... 4 Martha Long 1830 - + Isam G. Gwin
.......... 4 Permelia (Melia) Long 1831 - + (1) William West – 1851, (2) James A. Laird 1830 – 1905 (see Laird history)
.......... 4 James Long 1833 - + Martha Jane _?_
.......... 4 Andrew Long 1836 - + Mary Ann Richards
.......... 4 Alexander Long 1837 - + Frances Bowers
....... 3 John Burgett 1802 – 1851 + Catharine Henderson 805 - 1874
.......... 4 Elias H. Burgett 1825 – 1899 + Martha Ann Shaw 1830 – 1891, (2) Madama H. Thomas 1841 - , (3) Delilah H. Thomas 1841 -
.......... 4 Daniel Burgett 1827 – 1858 + Jerusha Middaugh 1833 -
.......... 4 Susan (Susannah) Burgett 1831 – 1863 + John W. Sampson 1830 - 1862
.......... 4 Lewis Burgett 1831 – 1893 + Mary Jane Laird 838 – 1904 (see Laird family history)
.......... 4 John Burgett 1832 – 1903 + Susan Amanda Middaugh 1834 - 1864
.......... 4 Phoebe Burgett 1833 – 1900 + (1) John Laird 1827 – 1874, (2) William M. Bicher 1828 -, (3) Joseph Nelson Cupp 1833 - 1901 (see Laird history)
.............. 5 Squire Hamilton Laird 1854 – 1916 + Mary Jane Purget 1858 – 1918 (see Laird and Purgett histories)
.......... 4 Sarah Burgett 1836 – 1904 + Andrew Jackson Archibald 1833 - 1917
.............. 5 Belinda Archibald 1855 -
.......... 4 Emeline (Emily) Burgett 1839 – 1903 + Cline Dillman 1834 - 1903
.......... 4 Catherine May Burgett 1844 – 1906 + Isaac Hedges - 1863
.......... 4 Perry Burgett 1845 – 1878 + (1) Caroline V. Marlatt 1846 -, (2) Carmelly Colbert, (3) Mary Elizabeth Robinson 1850 -
....... 3 Daniel Burgett ca 1803 (possible)
This document relies on land, court, early census and other records. The family is extremely difficult to follow, with inter-marriages, the Purgett and Burgett name confusion, etc. Much of the information came from the work of Madeline Dillman Bechtold.
Simon Purget/Burkett The father of our Frederick Burgett may be a Simon Purget or Burkett who was born circa 1730 probably in Maryland. His children are said to be Valentine, Jacob and our Frederick. The first mention of Simon was in a 1775 land transaction between Simon and Okey Johnson in Hampshire County, Virginia. Okey Johnson is important because of a number of land transactions with the Burgetts and a possible family connection.
Johnson to Purgatt Release [sic Lease] - March 14, 1775: This Indenture made the fourteenth day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy five Between Okey Johnson of the County of Hampshire Colony of Virginia of the one part and Simon Purgatt of the County & Colony aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Okey Johnson for & in consideration of the sum of five shillings of Virginia currency to him in hand paid by the said Simon Purgatt at or before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Simon Purgatt his heirs & assigns all that tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Hampshire on a branch Meadow Run a drain of Pattersons Creek containing two hundred acres . . . as the same was granted to the said Okey Johnson by deed under the hand & seal of the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax proprietor bearing date the 5th day of June 1767 . . . to have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land and all and singular ?her the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said Simon Purgatt his executors, administrators & assigns from the day before the date hereof for & during the term of time of one whole year from thence next ensuing fully to be compleat & ended yielding and paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn on Lady Day next (if the same shall be lawfully demanded) to the intent & purpose that by virtue of these presents & of the statue for trasferring uses into possession the said Simon Purgatt may be in the actual possession of the premises & be thereby enabled to accept & take a Grant & Release of the ??? & inheritance thereof to him & his heirs. In witness whereof the said Okey Johnson has hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written. Okey Johnson. Sealed & delivered in the presence of: T Coll???, Eschel totten, John Allinton [names difficult to decipher]. At a court held for Hampshire County the 14th day of March 1775. This deed of lease from Okey Johnson to Simon Purgatt was acknowledged by the said Okey Johnson and ordered to be recorded.
Johnson to Purgatt Release, March 14, 1775: This indenture made the 14 day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy five between Okey Johnson & Margaret his wife of the County of Hampshire and Colony of Virginia of the one part and Simon Purgatt of the County & Colony aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of forty pound of Virginia currency to him the said Okey Johnson & Margaret his wife in hand paid by the said Simon Purgatt at or before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and there of doth release, acquit & discharge the said Simon Purgatt his heirs, executors & administrators by these presents they the said Okey Johnson & Margarett his wife have granted, bargained, sold, ???, released & confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien release confirm unto the said Simon Purgatt (in his actual possession now being by virture of a bargain & sale to him thereof made by the said Okey Johnson for one whole year by indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the statue(?) for transferring uses into possession) and his heirs all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said County of Hampshire on a Branch Meadow Run a drain of Patterson Creek containing two hundred acres . . . the same was granted to the said Okey Johnson by deed under the hand and seal of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax proprietor bearing date the 5th day of June 1767 . . . Okey Johnson & Margarett his wife of in and to the said premises and all deeds evidences & writings touching or in any wise concerning the same to have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land and all(?) & singular other the premises hereby granted & released and every part & parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Simon Purgatt his heirs & assigns for ever to the only proper use & behoof(?) of him the said Simon Purgatt and of his heirs and assigns for ever and the said Okey Johnson & Margarett his wife for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant, promise & grant to and with the said Simon Purgatt, his heirs & assigns by these presents that they the said Okey Johnson & Margarett his wife now at the time of sealing & delivery of these presents are seized of a deed(?) sure perfect & indefe?ible estate of inheritance in fee simple of & in the premises hereby granted & released and that they have good power and lawfull & absolute authority to grant & convey the same unto the said Simon Purgatt in manner & form aforesaid. . . . in witness whereof the said Okey Johnson & Margarett his wife have thereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written. Okey Johnson, Maret M(?) Johnson, her mark. Sealed and delivered in the presence of T. Collins, Esekel [Ezekiel] Totten, John Allinton. At a court held for Hampshire County the 14th day of March 1775 this deed of release from Okey Johnson and Margaret his wife to Simon Purgatt was acknowledged by the said Okey Johnson & Margaret his wife she the said Margaret being first privately examined as the law directs and ordered to be recorded. Note: The next deed recorded was Ezekiel Totten to Okey Johnson.
Lease and Release - A deed of lease and release was an old form of conveyance of land. They are generally found as 2 separate documents, one wrapped inside the other and usually parchment. They are generally found in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and provided a secret form of conveyance that did not have to be enrolled. The lease would generally be for a year (occassionally 6 months) and the rent would be a peppercorn if legally demanded. [Note the mention of a peppercorn in the lease above.] This transferred an interest, although not the actually property to the lessee (or purchaser) who would then be in possession of the property as a tenant. They had physical possession of the property but the original owner still had an interest too. The release would be a dated a day later and the original owner’s rights in the property would be released to the purchaser.
Okey Johnson is thought to be the son of Abraham Johnson who was the son of Abraham Okey Johnson. An Abram Johnson had an original land grant on Patterson Creek in 1748.
Madeline Bechtold notes that Jesse Kent’s will, probated in 1805 in Ross County, Ohio, he left most of his estate to Jesse Johnson (his namesake?), the son of Okey and Margaret Johnson. He also left a cow and calf to his sister Phebe Burgett (wife of our Frederick Burgett). Madeline speculates that Margaret Johnson is another Kent sister (sister of Phebe Kent Burgett, possibly daughter of John Kent). It appears that Okey Johnson may be a distant relative.
Valentine Burget (Simon1) was born circa 1745 in Washington County, Maryland and may have died circa 1815. He was listed as Felty or variations in some records. He married Magdalena _?_ and was buried in Pisgah Ridge Cemetery, Brown County, Ohio. He was listed in the roster of soldiers of the American Revolution who were buried in Ohio. (1) His entry only provided his burial place, but did include “furnished information, Ripley Chapter.” Brown County was established in 1818 from Adams County to the east and Clermont County to the west. Some of the information on the Valentine Burgets below is from Clermont County.
Evidently Simon Burgett conveyed 80 acres of land to his son Valentine in the 1770s, part on Branch Meadow Run, a drain of Patterson Creek, and part nearby at the foot of a mountain. Valentine and his wife Modalin [sic?] then sold it to his brother Jacob in 1796. A Daniel Jones purchased 112 acres on Cabbin Run, a drain of Patterson Creek, from Valentine Purget, date unknown. Valentine may have sold the land when or after he moved to Ohio. On the Personal Property Tax Lists for 1787 (compiled by Netti Schreiner-Yantis) was Felte Purget [sic], living about 20 houses away from Jacob Purgett [sic?]. Felte paid tax on himself, one male under 16, five horses and five cattle. His neighbors were John Pierceall, Richard Stafford, John McBride, Christeen [sic] Stephens.
On September 14, 1795, 80 acres in two tracts, the first on Branch Meadow Run, a drain of Patterson Creek, and the second nearby at the foot of a mountain, purchased from Valentine Purgit, who “as son and heir” had them from Simon Burget. (2) This 80 acres was sold by the heirs of Jacob to John Culp on September 4, 1812. (3) However, that deed states that the whole tract was obtained by Jacob from Simon, neglecting to mention that 80 acres of the 200 acre tract was conveyed by Simon to Valentine, who then sold it to Jacob.
A researcher has stated that Valentine Burget lived south of Georgetown, Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio and that “Felty” is a nickname for Valentine. (4) He stated that earlier Valentine was on Patterson’s Creek west of Romney. Another researcher has stated that Valentine came to Clermont County, Ohio, the part that is now Brown County, before 1802 and that most, if not all, of his children were born in Virginia according to census records. (5) Jacob Burgett, Aaron Burgett and Valentine Burgett were some of the first settlers in Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio. (6) In the Purdum-Burgett Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Brown County is Valentine Jr.’s tombstone with the date June 4, 1829, age 56. (7) Also listed are a baby Felix and a Jacob who died in 1844 at age 22.
Posted on the OH-BROWN Rootsweb mailing list was a lineage that included Valentine and Valentine Jr. (8) Valentine Jr. of Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio, son of Valentine and Mahala Burgett, married a Mary Lane/Lain (born March 16, 1778) on September 30, 1799 in Bracken County, Kentucky. Valentine was born on June 8, 1773. They had at least two children: Valentine Burgett, born circa 1811 in Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio and married Nancy Keaton on October 16, 1839 in Johnson County, Indiana; Samuel Burgett, born January 25, 1812 in Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio.
A Hermon B. Fagley posted a number of messages to the OH-BROWN mail list that gives more information on this Valentine Burgett family. There was an 1802 census taken to determine if there were enough people to form Ohio from the Northwest Territory. In this census for Clermont County (now Brown County), Pleasant Township were Valentine and Jacob Burget. (9) In a reprint of an Atlas of Clermont County, Ohio for 1891, that includes additional information that Fagley estimates as 1800 or 1801, there is a petition signed by Jacob Purgett [Burgett]. (10) One of the most interesting items Fagley posted was a Valentine Burgett Jr. Bible record . (11) He also noted that there was a Valentine Sr. estate dispute in 1829-1835. From this is generated the probable descendants of Valentine:
Catherine Burget was born in the 1790s and died July 4, 1869, Brown County, Ohio. (12) Catherine married Michael Sellers. According to a researcher, (13) Michael Sellers died in 1843. Catharine was age 40-50 in 1840 census, age 65 in 1850 census, age 69 in 1860 census.
Valentine Burget Jr. was born circa 1773 and died on June 4, 1829. He married Mary Lane/Lain on October 14, 1799. Mary died on July 24, 1855.
Hannah Burget was born on January 28th 1802, married Thomas Griffith on April 15, 1819. Children: Thomas, born November 16, 1797 (Thomas’s son); Samuel, born February 12, 1820; Mary, born February 18, 1822; Elizabeth, born December 2, 1827.
Elizabeth Burget was born on March 28th 1804, married Thomas Diseson on February 12, 1829.
Lettice Burget was born on July 24th 1807, married Robert Work on December 16, 1824. Child: Mary J. B., born November 2, 1825.
Mary Burget was born on October 3rd 1810, married Jonas Mann on May 13, 1828.
Valentine Burgett was born circa 1811, married Nancy Keaton on October 16, 1839.
Samuel Burget was born on January 25th 1812, died February 26, 1885. Samuel married (1) Harriet Parker on October 20th 1831. Harriet was born October 16, 1813 and died November 18, 1831, age 18. Samuel married (2) Mary G. Braselton, February 20, 1839. Mary G. was born February 9, 1814, died November 4, 1890. Child of Samuel and Harriet: Harriet A., born November 18, 1831. Children of Samuel and Mary: George Washington, born March 24, 1840; John V., born May 11, 1843; Mary Cordelia, born June 25, 1845; Margaret Ellen, born March 28, 1849; Samuel W., born June 30, 1853; Felix, born November 28, 1856.
Aaron Burget was born in 1782 and married Elizabeth Hodgkins before 1800 (not in family bible, possible member of this family). According to another researcher, Aaron and Elizabeth Hodgkins moved to Indiana between 1830-40. (14) They purchased land in Indiana in 1827. She lists a daughter Hannah Burget who married Wright Hicks. An undocumented IGI source (15) has Aaron Burget born July 24, 1782 in Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, died November 14, 1865, buried Ninveh Township, Johnson County, Indiana. Aaron married Elizabeth Hodgkins in Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio. Elizabeth was born July 13, 1784, Hanford County, Maryland and died September 3, 1871, buried in Ninveh Township, Johnson County, Indiana. Elizabeth’s parents were Samuel Hodgkins and Rosa Barbara Lawrence. Son William born 1812. An Elizabeth Evans married James Hodskins on March 28, 1752. Children: James, Samuel, Joshua, Robbins, Slade, Lane. This seems to be the Elizabeth whose will named Burgets. Perhaps the son Samuel was the one who was the father of Elizabeth who married Aaron Burget. Michael Sellers (married Catherine Burget, daughter of Valentine above) witnessed the will of James Hodgskins in 1828, Brown County, Ohio. A search for information on Elizabeth Hodgkins reveals that Aaron Burget is likely to be related to this Valentine Burget line. In her 1814 will, Elizabeth bequeathed a sum to Mary Burget, wife of Voluntine [sic] Burget and to William Lain. (16) She also bequeathed a sum to Elizabeth Burget, wife of Aron [sic] Burget. The will seems to indicate that these were Elizabeth’s grandchildren.
The Aaron Burget family may have migrated to Indiana. A Valentine Burget, age 20-30 with a probable wife age 20-30, were found in the 1840 Johnson County, Indiana census. On the same page were Aaron Burgett and William Burgett. The family was found there in the 1850 census. Some of the children’s names are similar to those of other Burgetts. Aaron was age 70 and it appears that three of his adult sons were residing with him (James, Perry, Aaron) and two other sons, William and Valentine were on the same page. All of these children were born in Ohio. There was an Aaron Burget, age 78 (born circa 1781 VA) and Elizabeth, age 76 (born circa 1783 VA) residing in Ninevah Township, Johnson County, Indiana in 1860. Johnson County Museum of History Genealogy Section has the following Johnson County family histories in their library: Burgett Family by Gussie Burgett; Burgett Family by Betty Hunt, Descendants of Valentine Burgett.
William born circa 1813, Ohio and married Hannah _?_. Children: Sarah E., America, Indiana, Jacob, Aaron, Preston(?), Hannah, Mahala, Mary Jane.
Valentine Burgett born circa 1816 and married Nancy. Children, all born in Indiana: Williamson, Elizabeth, Aaron, Miles.
Aaron Burget Jr. born circa 1819.
James Burget born circa 1825.
Perry Burget born circa 1828.
Charity Burget married Robert Richey/Ritchie before 1800 (no marriage record). Charity was a widow by 1830. She was not in the family bible record. However, a William Richey, born 1807, was in the Bible record.
Margaret Burgett married James Thompson, on September 23, 1805, Clermont County, Ohio. Margaret was not in the family bible record. The IGI has a Margate Burget married James Thompson, September 11, 1805, Clermont County, Ohio. (17)
“Valintine Burgett lived in the Evans Neighborhood South-south East of Georgetown, an area in Clermont County until 1818, then Brown County, and the village of Georgetown date 1818-19. There were a few families by 1799 in the neighborhood. Wm Lain, 1802, in the general neighborhood of Pleasant township as Valentine Burget. Daniel and George Evans names, 1802, adjoin Wm Lain and 2 names further is Valentine Burget.” (18) A Valentine Burget and a Valentine Burget Jr. were both found on the 1806 and 1810 Clermont County tax lists (a Jacob Burget on the 1806 and 1809 lists). (19) It may be this Valentine, Jr. who served in the War of 1812. (20) Since Valentine is such an unusual name, it may be that these are the Valentine Burgett family descended from Simon.
Most of this information is from Madeline Dillman Bechtold. (21)
Jacob Burget (Simon1) was born before 1750, possibly in Maryland, and died circa 1805 in Cabin Run, Hampshire County, Virginia. He married Sarah _?_. Just two years after Simon Burget first bought land in Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia), Jacob Burget appeared in the land records. Jacob was probably either a son or a brother of Simon Burget – they were located in the same area. Most of Jacob’s lands were located in the Cabin Run/Knobly Mountain area of Hampshire County, Virginia. Today, this land is located in Mineral County, West Virginia. Cabin Run is a tributary of Patterson Creek. It drains off of Knobly Mt. north of Reese’s Mill. There is a small tributary of Cabin Run named “Pargut Run” or, according to a map from the West Virginia Division of Culture, “Purgets Run” [Purgits Run] The Hampshire County reconstructed early census shows a large group of Burget/Purgett families, probably all related, living alongside the Kents. In 1782, Jacob Berkit was listed as head of a family of seven, Henry Burkit headed a family of three. In 1784, Frederick Burket was shown with a family of three, Jacob Burgit with eight, Henry Purget with three, and a Joseph Burget with eight. Any possible relationship for Joseph is not known. Land records:
• On November 28, 1777, Jacob was granted 329 acres on the waters of Cabin
Run, a tributary of Patterson Creek. (22) In 1812, part of this land was sold by three of Jacob’s heirs – Henry, Sarah and Charity. (23)
• On September 11, 1778, Jacob bought 120 acres on Branch Meadow Run, a drain of Patterson Creek, from Simon Burkit/Purgat, who had purchased it in 1775 from Okey and Margaret Johnson. (24) On October 10, 1806, Jacob’s heirs sold this land (less 20 acres), to John Culp. (25) Then on September 4, 1812 they sold the rest of this tract to John Culp. (26) However, at that time, the tract was said to contain 200 acres. They were probably including the 80 acres that were conveyed by Simon Purget to Valentine Purget, who sold it to Jacob Burget.
• In 1781 Simon Burket sold 120 acres on Patterson’s Creek to a Jacob Burket. (27) Madeline found more information on this land transaction. (28) 11 Sep 1781; Simon Purgat to Jacob Purgat 120 acres for (Pound sign) 20 on Meddow Run of Patterson Creek, land obtained from Okey Johnson. Here the name was Purgat, Purgard, and Burkit. The filing clerk used Burkit. As noted above, Okey Johnson and his wife Margaret transferred 200 acres of land on Patterson Creek (lease and release) to Simon Purgatt, of Hampshire County, on March 14, 1775. This is of interest because in 1805, Jesse Kent’s will in Ross County, Ohio leaves his property to Jesse Johnson, the son of Okey and Margaret Johnson. The land was described as 200 acres, “a certain tract of waste and ungranted land on a branch of Meadow Run, a drain of Patterson Creek.”
• On November 6, 1786, 108 acres in Hardy and Hampshire Counties on Knobly Mountain and New Creek Mountain, adjoining James Fleming, purchased from Peter Hartman and his wife Charlotte. This land was deeded by two of Jacob’s heirs (Henry Burget and Charity Greenwade) to the husband of a third heir, David Hatton, whose wife Sarah was a daughter of Jacob. (29)
• On September 14, 1795, 80 acres in two tracts, the first on Branch Meadow Run, a drain of Patterson Creek, and the second nearby at the foot of a mountain, purchased from Valentine Purgit, who “as son and heir” had them from Simon Burget. (32) This 80 acres was sold by the heirs of Jacob to John Culp on September 4, 1812. (33) However, that deed stated that the whole tract was obtained by Jacob from Simon, neglecting to mention that 80 acres of the 200 acre tract was conveyed by Simon to Valentine, who then sold it to Jacob.
• On May 3, 1796, 125 acres on top and on East side of Knobly Mountain, a land grant. (34) On October 10, 1806, Jacob’s heirs sold this entire tract to Frederick Sheetz. (35)
• On August 4, 1796, 125 acres adjoining Spencer, Russell & Hoddy, a land grant. (36) On September 7, 1811, this land was sold by Henry Burget, “heir and joint legatee” of Jacob Burget, and his wife Mary, to Michael Baker. (37) Henry also sold another tract of his own land to Baker. (38)
• On December 19, 1796, 115 acres on George’s Run, a drain of Pattersons Creek, purchased from Valentine Purget and his wife Modalin. (41)
• On an unknown date, 21 acres on George’s Run, a drain of Pattersons Creek, purchased from Peter Putman, beginning at a large white oak (deed of purchase not found). Land was sold by Henry Burget and wife Mary, David Hatton and wife Sarah, of Hampshire County, Virginia and Moses Greenwade and wife Charity of Allegany County, Maryland to Lyons, Elisha. The land was the “same land that was allotted to the said Henry Burget as part of his share of the estate of Jacob Burget on a division thereof by the heirs.” (42)
There was a land deed to Jacob Purget from the Mineral County, West Virginia GenWeb. In a copy of a Virginia Land Grant to Jacob Purgit, Aug. 5, 1796: Robert Brooke, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, To All To Whom these presents shall come, Greetings: Know Ye, That by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrent Number twenty one thousand and thirty issued the thirteenth day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Purget a certin tract or Parcel of Land containing fifty acres of survey bearing date the second day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety four lying and being in the County of Hampshire, near the foot of Knobley Mountain adjoining his own and John Spencer’s . . . Robert Brooke (on back of Deed) Jacob Purget hath title to the within. Wm. Price, Re’d Off. Jacob Purget, 50 acres, Hampshire, Examined, Recorded and Entered, Book X page 259.
The original surveys for the Virginia land grants in Hampshire County, Virginia often have the names of “chain carriers” listed. These were probably men who assisted the surveyor. Jacob and his sons Henry, George, and John appear quite regularly as chain carriers from 1790 to 1800 (listed as Purget).
Jacob was found in the Virginia State Census for 1782, listed as Jacob Benkit with seven free whites. In 1784, listed as Jacob Burgit with eight free whites, one house and three other buildings. (43) He was listed in the Hampshire County Tax Lists from 1782 to 1804:
1782 Jacob Buckit, 1 white male > 16, 5 horses, 10 cattle.
1783 Jacob Burkit, 1 male > 21, 6 horses, 8 cattle.
1784 Jacob Burkit, 1 male > 21, 6 horses, 8 cattle.
1785 Jacob Burgit, 1 male > 21, 5 horses, 7 cattle.
1786 Jacob Purget, 1 male > 21, 4 horses, 6 cattle.
1787 Jacob Purgett, 1 male > 21, 5 horses, 9 cattle.
1788 Jacob Purget, 1 male > 21, 10 horses.
1790 Jacob Purgat, 2 males > 16, 7 horses.
1791 Jacob Purgat, 2 males > 16, 7 horses.
1792 Jacob Purgat, 3 males > 16, 8 horses.
1793 Jacob Purgat, 3 males > 16, 1 slave, 8 horses.
1794 Jacob Purget, 4 males > 16, 1 slave, 7 horses.
1795 Jacob Purget Jr., 1 male > 16.
1795 Jacob Purget, 3 males > 16, 1 slave, 7 horses.
1796 Jacob Purget, 3 males > 16, 1 slave, 9 horses.
1797 Jacob Burget, 2 males > 16, 1 slave, 3 horses.
1797 Jacob Burget (of Val), 1 male > 16, 1 horse.
1798 Jacob Burget, 2 males > 16, 4 horses.
1801 Jacob Burget Sr., upper district, 1 white tithable, 6 horses.
1801 Jacob Burget Jr., upper district, 1 white tithable, 1 horse.
1802 Jacob Purget Sr., upper district, 1 white tithable, 6 horses.
1802 Jacob Purget Jr., upper district, 1 white tithable, 1 horse.
1803 Jacob Purgit, upper district, 1 white tithable, 6 horses.
1804 Jacob Purget, upper district, 2 white tithables, 5 horses, 1 slave.
1804 Jacob Purget Jr., upper district, 1 white tithables, 2 horses.
Jacob Burget must have died about 1805. There is an estate appraisement for that year, but it has been difficult to obtain. The following two deed abstractions from October 10, 1806 give the most complete list of the heirs of Jacob Burget. (44)
Purget, Sarah senior; Purget, Jacob & wife Sarah; Purget, John & wife Nancy; Purget, Henry & wife Mary; Purget, George & wife Huldah; Flim, John & wife Ann; Poulson, John & wife Elizabeth; Green (sic: elsewhere he is Greenwade), Moses & wife Charity; and Sarah Burget, all of Hampshire County, VA. To Culp, John: Description: 100 acres, part of tract deeded to Jacob Purget dec’d by Simon Purget. Land was originally granted to Okey Johnson by patent on 5 June 1767. Johnson conveyed the land to Simon Purget, who conveyed it to Jacob Purget, now deceased. Land begins at two white oaks, thence northwest to a white oak and hickory . . . Culp paid 300 dollars. Witnesses: A. King, John Jones, Adam Hider, Wm Armstrong, Frederick Sheetz, George Culp, Michael Baker, Daniel Combs. (See Vol. 5, p. 208, Simon Burket to Jacob Burket, 120 acres; and Vol. 4, p. 78, Johnson to Simon Burget, 200 acres.)
Burket, Jacob & wife Sarah; Burket, John & wife Nancy; Burket, Henry & wife Mary; Burket, George & wife Hulda; Flim, John & wife Nancy (sic: she signed ‘Ann Flym’ he signed ‘John Flim’); Poulson, John & wife Elizabeth; Green, Moses (sic: elsewhere he is Moses Greenwade) & wife Charity; and Burget, Sarah of Hampshire County, VA. To Sheetz, Frederick of town of Frankfort, Hampshire Co., VA. Description: 125 acres on Knobly Mountain, between Jacob Burket’s old survey, and that on which Edward Amory dec’d formerly lived. Land is bounded ... beginning at three black oaks near the top of the mountain, thence along the mountain north ... Land was originally granted to Jacob Burket by patent bearing the date 3 May 1796. Sheetz pd 50 dollars. Witnesses: A. King, John Jones, Adam Hider, Jacob Adams, Will Armstrong (Note: this is all of the original grant of 125 acres.)
This Indenture made this 10th day of October 1806 Between Jacob Purget and Sarah his wife, John Purget and Nancy his wife, Henry Purget and Mary his wife, George Purget and Huldah his wife, John Flim and Ann his wife, John Poulson and Elizabeth his wife, Moses Green (other deeds name him Greenwade) and Charity his wife, and Sarah Purget of the county of Hampshire and state of Virginia on the one part and John Culp of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the aforesaid Sarah Purget Sen’r, Jacob Purget, John Purget, Henry Purget, George Purget, John Flim, John Poulson, and Moses Green and their wives and Sarah Purget for and in consideration of the sum of 300 dollars to them in hand by the said John Culp ... do grant and confirm onto the said John Culp, his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land ... in the county and state aforesaid being part of a tract originally granted to Okey Johnson by patent bearing the date the 5th day of June 1767 and conveyed by said Johnson to Simon Purget and by said Purget to Jacob Purget now dec’d and is bounded as followeth: ... (a bunch of trees and poles) ... containing 100 acres with ... In testimony whereof they have hereunto set their hands and seal the day and date first above written. Jacob Burget, John Poulson, Henry Burget, John Flim, Sarah Burget, Mary Burget, Sarah Burget, Elizabeth Poulson, Ann Flim, Sarah Burget, Sen'r. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of A. King, John Jones, Adam Hisler(?), W. M.(?) Armstrong, Frederick Sheetz, George Culp, Michael Baker, Daniel Combs. Madeline Bechtold noted that they did not get all the signatures and that the signatures all have “Burget.”
From these, the heirs in 1806 of Jacob Burget were:
Jacob & wife Sarah
John & wife Nancy
Henry & wife Mary Dickson
George & wife Huldah
Ann & husband John Flim
Elizabeth & husband John Poulson
Charity & husband Moses Greenwade
Sarah, not yet married to David Hatton
By 1811 and 1812, when the heirs were selling more land inherited from Jacob, only three were listed: Henry, Charity and Sarah (the daughter). Several of the others may have died, moved on, or, in case of the widow, remarried. Deed: (45) This Indenture made this 4th day of September in the Year of 1812 Between Henry Burget, Mary his wife; David Hatton, Sarah his wife, (all) of the County of Hampshire and State of Virginia; and Moses Greenwade (&) Charity his wife, of Allegany County and State of Maryland, of the one part, and Ann Aker of Hampshire and State of Virginia aforesaid of the other part. Witnessseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty four pounds Virginia Currency by the said Ann Aker to the said Henry Burget, D. Hatton, M. Greenwade, in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged ... (the grantors) have granted ... tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Hampshire aforesaid on the waters of Cabin Run, a drain of Patterson Creek, adjoining Adam Flick, Watson’s heirs, and bounded as follows ... containing 142 acres being part of two surveys. The one was granted unto Jacob Burget dec’d under the hand and Seal of the Right honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax bearing date by Patent the 28th day of November 1777, and the other by the State of Virginia bearing the date the first day September 1795 ... said land being left to the said Burget, Hatton, Greendwade (sic) and their wives by the said Jacob Burget dec’d being heirs and legatees of the said deceased ... Henry Burget (son), Mary Birget (sic), David Hatton, Sarah Hatton (daughter, Moses Greenwade, Charity Greenwade (daughter). Signed sealed delivered and acknowledged in presents of us: Ed McCary, Wm. Armstrong, John Spencer.
The heirs sold Jacob’s Burgett’s land on April 17, 1820: (46) “An indenture of bargain and sale for land from John Purget and Nancy his wife, Sarah Purget widow of Jacob Purget, dec’d, Henry Purget and Mary his wife and Sarah Purget heirs of Jacob Purget, dec’d to Jacob Flick.”
Children of Jacob and Sarah:
Ann Burget married John Flim. She was mentioned in the 1806 deed.
John Burgett was born in Hampshire County, Virginia and died circa February 1814 in Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Nancy _?_. Their children were: Elizabeth Burgett, born circa 1794 in Hagerstown, Maryland or Hampshire County, Virginia, married William Black (born 1784 in Chester County, Pennsylvania) on February 23, 1821 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died in 1868 in Pickaway County, Ohio; Mary Ann Burgett, born before 1802. John was in Circleville before 1810, possibly as early as 1802. He probably died in 1814, when Pickaway County had a probate case opened for that name. In 1810 John Burget served on the first grand jury of the court of common pleas, Pickaway County. (47) The estate administration papers for John Burgett were filed in 1814. Nancy and Henry Burget were named administrators.
The History of Pickaway County, Ohio gives information on John and his family (48) A tavern license was issued to John Burget on July 26, 1810 in Pickaway County. In 1812 Elizabeth and Sarah Burget were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. “In the year 1815 or 1816, the class was regularly taken under the care of the traveling ministry of the chuch (ie. Methodist). Soon after William McArthur, subsequently known as Judge McArthur, was appointed leader. The society formerly meeting at the house of Mr. Burget, east of the town, was transferred to this place. The names of John Burget, John Wright, Mr. Haselton, and others are remembered as being early added to the original number . . .” “About 1812 to 1815 . . . a class was organized under the supervison of these local ministers, consiting of eight persons, namely, Louisa Hare, Elizabeth Burget, Margaret Botkin, Margaret Davis, John Eli, Sarah Burget, and two colored women – Lydia Smith and her mother, Venice . . .” This class of members met at the home of John Burget and John’s name was added to the membership. Elizabeth Burget, who was born at Hagerstown, Maryland and accompanied her parents to Circleville in 1802, married William Black.
Madeline Bechtold is not certain that the Elizabeth Burget who married William Black was a daughter of this John Burget. According to the 1880 History of Pickaway County, “she accompanied her parents to Circleville in 1802.” Although this book says she was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, the 1850 census has her birthplace as Virginia. She was not listed among the heirs of Henry Burget, another early settler in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. This history stated that Edward R. Black was the son of William Black and Elizabeth Burget.
“Capt. Edward R. Black, a prominent resident of Salt Creek township, and an honored veteran of the great Civil War, resides on a well-cultivated farm of 172 acres, to the value of which he has materially added by the placing of excellent improvements. Captain Black was born in Pickaway township, Pickaway County, Ohio, on August 22, 1836, and is a son of William and Elizabeth Burget Black. The father of Captain Black was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He came to Pickaway County from his native State, in 1811 and during the War of 1812 he served as a soldier on the frontier. He settled at Circleville, then a village, and as he was a carpenter and contractor he had much to do with the construction of what is now Pickaway County’s metropolis. He erected the first Court House here and buildings stand in good preservation - in various sections of town and county - which testify to his honest work. Later he removed to a farm in Pickaway township, on which he resided until his death, in 1868, in his 83rd year. He married Elizabeth Burget, who was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, and accompanied her parents to Circleville in 1802. Thus on both sides of the family, Captain Black represents old pioneer families.” (49)
Charity Burget married Moses Greenwade, who was born circa 1782 in England. They were married before 1810 in Allegany County, Maryland or Hampshire County, Virginia. Charity died on September 4, 1852 in Allegany County. Their children were: Rebecca; Daniel; Sallie; Mary, married Abraham Parker; John; Nancy, born February 10, 1810, died in Scotland County, Missouri, married Thomas Cheney in 1830; Moses T., born June 26, 1817 in Allegany County, died October 3, 1858 in Allegany County, married (1) Mary Ann Long, (2) Rhoda Allen.
Elizabeth Burget married John Poulson.
George Burgett was born before 1774, and died circa January 1825 in Darby Township, Pickaway County or Franklin County, Ohio. He appeared on the 1810 Pickaway County Tax List. He married Huldah _?_ beore 1794. Possible marriages for the widow, Huldah Burget, and the daughter, Huldah Burget: Huldah Purget to George Robey June 3, 1847, Pickaway County, Ohio; Hudy Purget to Isaac Lewis April 13, 1846, Pickaway County, Ohio. John Poulson was appointed the administrator for George Burgett’s estate in 1825, according to Franklin County, Ohio Chancery Records. This John Poulson was probably George’s brother-in-law, the husband of his sister, Elizabeth. John Poulson was also appointed the administrator for the estate of Henry Burget in 1837. Henry was probably the son of George.
The Franklin County Chancery Records, has a petition to the court of common pleas from John Poulson, administrator of the estate of George Burgett, to issue a deed for land located in Franklin County. (50) This land was conveyed to James Gardiner by Benjamin Melvin in 1820. The land had been conveyed to Benjamin Melvin by George Burgett in 1818. The land was on Darby Creek, and was originally part of survey 2601 entered in the name of George Gilpin, and patented to John Graham. This petition listed the heirs of George Burgett (George Jr., born 1805, was not named). They were: Henry Burget, Thomas Call and wife Rachel, Sarah Burget, Wm B. Hurley and wife Cassandra, John Burget, Jacob Burget, Huldah Burget, Mary Ann Burget, Eli Burget.
Children of George and Huldah:
Huldah Burgett, named as an heir of George.
Eli Burgett, named as an heir of George.
Jacob Burgett was born circa 1791 possibly in Hampshire County, Virginia, died before 1850 in Harrison Township?, Pickaway County, Ohio. Married (2) Eliza Fryatt on April 1, 1820 in Pickaway County, Ohio. His first wife is unknown. Jacob was found in the 1840 census for Harrison Township, Pickaway County. He was between ages 40-50. Jacob was named as an heir of George. Jacob’s children were: Jacob, James, Jane (married William Duvall), Bartholomew, Sarah (married Andrew Duvall), Mary, and Julia Ann (married Peter Stuckey). Jacob’s son, James, was born circa 1812 and married Sarah Ann Cutter on October 11, 1847. In the 1840 census of Pickaway County, an Enos Cutter was living in Harrison Township, enumerated on the same page as Jacob. In the 1850 census, Enos Cutter was living with James and Sarah. James may have first married Catherine Adams on March 29, 1845 in Pickaway County. In the 1850 census for Harrison Township there are Adams family members (and Cutters) living with James. In 1836 a John C. Peters deeded land to Jacob Burget. Peters is probably the father of Jacob’s son Bartholomew. Regardless, a Jacob Burget and his wife Catherine sold the land in 1850.
Mary Ann Burgett, born circa 1794, named as an heir of George.
Rachel Burgett, born circa 1803, married Thomas Call on December 09, 1819 in Pickaway County, Ohio. She was named as an heir of George.
George Burgett, born circa 1805, married Anna (Cooper?) on October 26, 1826 in Madison County, Ohio. He was not named as an heir of George. It appears that George moved to Jasper County, Indiana. There is a George and Anna Burget there in the 1850 census. George was 45, born in Ohio and Anna was 44, born in North Carolina. Their children listed were: Abigail, age 19, born Ohio; Mary, age 17, born Ohio; Jacob, age 15, born Ohio; Susan, age 13, born Indiana; Elizabeth, age 11, born Indiana; George, age 8, born Indiana; and Matilda, age 5, born Indiana. Listed in the household was Hulda Wethers, age 22, born in Ohio. She was probably a daughter of George and Anna. Three of these family member were buried in the Smith Cemetery in Jasper County: (51) George, born 01 Feb 1805, died 15 May 1859, age 54 yrs, 3 mos, 14 days; Anna, died 13 October 1856, age 49 yrs, 10 mons, 29 days, wife of Geo Burgett; and George, died 21 May 1871, age 27 yrs, 4 mos, 23 days.
Henry Burget, born circa 1805, died circa 1837 in Darby Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, wife unknown. He was named as an heir of George.
Cassandra (Cassa) Burgett, born on November 20, 1806, died on May 21, 1874 in Jasper County, Indiana. Married William Blackford Hurley, born February 27, 1806 in Hamilton County, Ohio, died April 11, 1883 in Jasper County, Indiana. She was named as an heir of George.
Sarah Burgett, born on January 8, 1809 in Ohio, and died on February 16, 1868 in Jasper County, Indiana. Sarah married John Calhoun Hurley on December 30, 1830 in Logan County, Ohio. John Hurley was born December 26, 1807 in Hamilton County, Ohio, died 1879 in Jasper County, Indiana. Sarah was named as an heir of George.
John Burgett, born circa 1810 in Ohio, married Leah Bradford in 1833 in Madison County, Ohio. He was named as an heir of George.
Henry Burget was born before 1780 in Virginia and died in 1836 in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Mary Dickson circa 1803 in Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia). Mary was born circa 1785 in Pennsylvania and died after 1850 in Pickaway County, Ohio. Henry Burget and his wife Mary Dickson came from Hampshire County, Virginia circa 1811. They lived in Washington Township, and later in Circleville. Henry’s biography: (52) “Henry Burget came from Hampshire county, Virginia, to Pickaway county, in 1811, and in 1812 bought the farm owned by Mr. Denny, just north of the corporation of Circleville. There he lived till 1836, when he removed to one of his houses in town, only to die, and be buried in what is now called the old cemetery. He had married in Virginia, about 1803, Mary Dickson, of whom he had nine children - four born in Virginia, the rest here. All these are dead but two sons and one daughter. The two sons, James and Washington, live in Illinois, and the daughter, Mrs. Sarah (Burget) Smith, still lives in Circleville. She married, in 1826, William D. Smith, of this place, a farmer by occupation, who died in 1856, having had, in all, sixteen children, nine of whom are still living.” Henry and his wife, Mary, are probably the ones who were named as heirs of Jacob Purgett of Hampshire County, in the Minute Book Abstracts: 1820, April 17: “An indenture of bargain and sale for land from John Purget and Nancy his wife, Sarah Purget widow of Jacob Purget, dec’d, Henry Purget and Mary his wife and Sarah Purget heirs of Jacob Purget, dec’d to Jacob Flick.” Henry’s will did not name all of his children, but this is probably their family:
Sarah Burget was born circa 1807 in Virginia and died after 1880 in Pickaway County, Ohio. Sarah married William D. Smith on April 15, 1826 in Pickaway County, Ohio. William was born circa. 1808 in Virginia and died in 1856 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
John Alexander Burgett was born in January 1808 in Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, WV), and died on January 28, 1852 in Wabash County, Indiana, buried Lagro Township Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana. He married Susan Maranda Austin, probably in Clinton County, Ohio. Susan was born on April 2, 1811 in Clinton County, Ohio, and died on April 7, 1878 in Wabash County, Indiana.
Isabel Burget was born circa 1810 in Virginia, and died before 1835. She married William Duncan in April 1828 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
George H. Burget was born before 1814 in Virginia, and died before 1852 in Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Mary Ellen _?_.
Jacob W. Burget was born circa 1814 in Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Mary A. Sapp (born circa 1818 in Pennsylvania) on July 12, 1835 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
James Q. Burget was born circa 1815 in Ohio, and probably died in Illinois.
Robert Milton Burget was born circa 1816 in Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Rebecca _?_ before 1840 in Ohio. Rebecca was born circa 1821 in Ohio.
Joseph G. Burget was born circa 1820 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died before 1864 in Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Lane (born circa 1821 in Ohio) on August 25, 1842 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Washington Burget was born circa 1824 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and probably died in Illinois. He married Louisa _?_ (born circa 1828) before 1845 in Ohio.
Jacob Burget was born after 1780 in Virginia and died circa August 1821 in Darby Township, Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Sarah _?_ before 1808, probably in Hampshire County, Virginia or Ross County Ohio. Sarah was born circa 1780 in Virginia and died after 1850. There is information on Jacob’s estate and additional information in the Burgett Supplement. An article in the 1880 History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties mentions Jacob Burget’s hunting in the section in Darby Township: (53) “Game was quite abundant in the township, in its first settlement. . . . Jacob Burget and Cornelius and William Poulson, while out hunting wild hogs on one occasion, surrounded an enormous old boar, with emmense tusks. . . . His tusks are said to have measured over a foot in length. The wild hogs were not valued for their flesh, but were regarded simply as dangerous pests, and were hunted, mainly to rid the country of them. Jacob Burget, above mentioned, was a great hunter. It is said he wore an Indian suite of deer-skin, and that it was impossible to distinguish him from an Indian, a few rods away. He killed a great many deer, wolves, wild hogs, and, also, several bears, and made hunting a sort of business.” Children of Jacob:
Abraham Burget was born circa 1808, and died circa 1840 in Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. He married Eliza Wells on August 21, 1828 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Sarah Burget was born circa 1810. She married Solomon McQuown/McQuinn on November 28, 1829 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Nancy Burget was born circa 1811 in Pickaway County, Indiana. She married Abner Wells (born 1810 in Virginia) on February 06, 1835 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Elizabeth Burget was born before 1813 in Ohio and married John Miller on April 2, 1833 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Jacob Burget was born circa 1814 in Ohio. He married (1) Mary _?_ (born circa 1814 in Ohio, died circa 1860) before 1836 in Ohio, (2) Mary _?_ before 1866.
Charity Burget was born circa 1818 in Pickaway County, Indiana. She married Zadock (Zedikiah) Lewis on July 20, 1838 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Sarah Burget was born on October 15, 1785 in Hampshire County, Virginia and died on February 2, 1848 in Audrain County, Missouri She married David Hatton (born October 1, 1781 in Loudoun County, Virginia) on circa 1807 in Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia). Sarah and her husband, David Hatton, moved to Kentucky about 1814, then moved to Audrain County, Missouri before 1837.
Frederick Burgett (Simon1) was born circa 1760, Hampshire County, Virginia and married Phebe Kent. Phebe was born circa 1767. In 2004 Madeline Bechtold reported that she found a deed, dated October 13, 1826, that listed the heirs of Frederick Burgett. (55) Of the 8 listed, 7 of them were among the early settlers of Tippecanoe County. The heirs were all of Tippecanoe unless noted otherwise. Not named were Jacob, Frederick Jr., Rachel, Elizabeth, Daniel. At the time of the deed, all the families from Pickaway came to Tippecanoe soon after selling this land and settling Frederick’s estate. Only the Fosters didn’t come to Tippecanoe, they settled in Warren County, Indiana (see this deed below).
Phoebe Burget, widow
Silas Burget and Sarah his wife
John Burget and Catharine his wife
Barnett Dewit and Sarah his wife [Barnett died circa 1830]
William Long and Phoebe his wife
Martin Dewit and Huldah his wife
Jacob Foster and Mary his wife, of Logan County, Ohio
Silas Simpkins and Nancy his wife, of Tippecanoe.
Frederick could have been the son of Henry Purget, whose 1835 will listed his second son as Frederick. Or he may be the son of Jacob Berkit (Burgit), since Frederick named his first son Jacob. He may be the Frederick Burkit listed as head of a household of three in 1784 in Hampshire County, Virginia. All but the last of Frederick and Phebe’s 10 children were born in Virginia (later West Virginia). Frederick and Phebe moved to Ross County (in 1810 became Pickaway County), Ohio, about 1802. On November 1, 1803, The Scioto Ohio Gazette & Chillicothe Advisor ran a notice stating that Frederick Burget would no longer be responsible for the debts of his wife, Phebe, since she had left him. He may have returned to Hampshire County, Virginia. The census records show that a Frederick Burgett lived there in 1810 and 1820, and died intestate, his estate being appraised May 16, 1825 and settled Nov. 14, 1831.
In 1781 Frederick was 21 years old, and from Hampshire County, Virgina, when he was recorded in the “Register of non-commissioned officers and privates” at the Old Court House in Albemarle. (56) His occupation was “planter” and his birthplace was Maryland. He enlisted in Hampshire County on April 3, 1781, for three years, as a substitute (meaning he was paid to take the place of another). He was “sized” (for a uniform?) on May 28, 1781. The document was hard to read, but it looked like the 14th Virginia Regiment was his military unit. He was described as 5 feet 9 inches, with brown hair, gray eyes and a fair complexion.
Frederick was listed on the Hampshire County Tax Lists (those listing a Frederick Purget are not listed, but could be Frederick Burgett):
1783: Frederick Burkit, 1 male > 21, 1 horse
1797: Frederick Burget, 1 male > 16, 1 horse
1798: Frederick Burget, 1 male > 16, 2 horses
1801: Frederick Burget, 1 white tithable, 2 common horses
In 1788 Frederick Burgett was granted 50 acres by the state of Maryland in Allegany County, in a region west of Fort Cumberland. His land was Lot #3741 west of George’s Creek (Deakins Survey). This area was just across the Potomac River from Hampshire County, Virginia. Between 1781 and 1795 there were three land grants to a Frederick Burket in Augusta County, Virginia. It is not known if this is our same Frederick Burget. It seems doubtful. On June 15, 1795, “John Reasoner is appointed surveyor of the road from Patterson’s Creek to John Kent’s in the room of (??) and Frederick Burgit from the said Kent’s to the state Road.” (57) This must certainly be our Frederick, living near his wife’s father.
There are a number of transactions involving land in Hampshire County from 1799 to 1820 involving Frederick and, at times, his wife. In 1799 they sold their 50 acres in Allegany County to a William Shaw, the land Frederick had been granted in 1788. Frederick then purchased 112 acres on Cabin Run, a drain of Patterson Creek, Hampshire County, Virginia. This 112 acres had originally been owned by Valentine Purget. They sold this property in 1807 to Samuel Dobbins, the same Dobbins that purchased the 150 acres in 1826 after Frederick’s death. In 1813 Frederick entered 50 acres on Patterson Creek. In 1820 Frederick purchased 150 acres on Cabin Run. This land adjoined the land of Samuel Dobbins and William Buffington. This is the land that was sold by Frederick’s heirs in 1826:
On October 13, 1826, the heirs of Frederick Burget sold the 150 acres on Cabin Run, which Frederick purchased in 1820, to Samuel Dobbins, as noted above. Deed Book 28, page 51: This indenture, made the 13th day of Oct. in the year of our Lord 1826, between Phoebe Burget widow of Frederick Burget dec’d, Silas Burget and Sarah his wife, John Burget and Catharine his wife, Barnett Dewit and Sarah his wife, Wm Long & Phoebe his wife, Martin Dewit and Huldah his wife, of Pickaway County State of Ohio; Jacob Foster and Mary his wife, of Logan County and state aforesaid; and Silas Simpkins and Nancy his wife of the County of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana, the said Silas Surget, John Burget, Sarah Dewit, Phoebe Long, Huldah Dewit, Mary Foster and Nancy Simpkins being children, heirs & legal representatives of said Frederick Burget dec’d of the one part and Sam’l Dobbins of Hampshire County Virginia of the other part. Witnesseth: that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars current money of the United States unto them in hard paid by the said Sam’l Dobbins at or before the sealing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof they do hearby acknowledge, and thereof do release, acquit and discharge the said Sam’l Dobbins, his heirs, executors, admininstrators by these presents: the said parties of the first part have granted, ... unto the said Sam’l Dobbins, his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land ... in the said County of Hampshire in the state of Virginia, on Cabbin Run, a drain of Pattersons Creek, & bounded by the lands of the said Sam’l Dobbins on the upper side of said run and the lands of William Buffington dec’d on the lower side, estimated to contain 150 acres be the same more or less and being the same land which was conveyed to said Frederick Burget by Samuel Hatton and Rebecca his wife by deed bargain and sale dated the 14th day of April in the year 1820 ... and which by the death of the said Frederick Burget descended to his said children in fee simple subject to the dower of the said Phoebe Burget, party hereto; and is a part of the tract of land conveyed by Moses Williams to said Sam’l Hatton by deed dated the 13th day of October in the year 1791 and recorded in the said county of Hampshire, comprising all the lands of which the said Frederick Burget was in possession on said run at the time of his death ... In testimony whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year fast above written. Phoebe Burget, Silas Burget, Sarah Burget, John Burget, Catherine Burget, Barnett Duwhitt, Sarah Dawhite, Nancy Simpkins, Wm. Long, Phoebe Long, Martin Duwhit, Hulda Duwhitt, Jacob Foster, Polly Foster, Silas Simpkins. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Isaac Radcliff, Elias Feborence(?), Sam'l Newell, James Paige, O. L. Clark, Joseph Gordon.
Frederick Burgett, his wife, and all of his children moved from Hampshire County, Virginia to Ross County, Ohio about 1800, or shortly thereafter. They settled along Darby Creek in an area that was later to become Darby Township of Pickaway County. Evidently, Frederick and his wife, Phoebe, separated, at least for a time. Frederick must have returned to Hampshire County. He was listed in the 1820 census for Hampshire County. (58) Frederick was over 45, and has 2 younger males: one 10-15, one 26-45. One female, age 26-44 is living with the household. Neighbors included Okey Johnston, John Totten, Phillip Umpstott, George Rinehart and others recognizable from other associations. On the next page was John Burgett, age 26-45.
Phebe probably remained in Ohio, while Frederick returned to Virginia. She is likely the female aged older than 45, living with her son Silas Burget in the 1820 Pickaway census. However, she might be the female, aged 26-44, living with Frederick in Hampshire County in 1820. In any case, she was named as Frederick’s widow in his estate settlement. After Fredrick’s death, in the late 1820’s, all of Frederick’s grown children, except for his daughter Mary (Burgett) Foster, moved to Tippecanoe County, Indiana. His widow no doubt accompanied them, but was not found on the 1830 census. The History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio, in a section about the early settlement on Darby Creek of Pickaway County: (59) “Widow Burgett, with a son, Daniel, and four daughters, lived on Darby Creek for a number of years, when they left for some other location.”
It is probable that at this time, Phebe’s eldest son, Jacob, now 22, was out on his own. Rachel was probably married. John and Silas may have been with their father. The four girls, Elizabeth, Mary, Huldah and Phebe, with infant Daniel, remained with their mother. For 1814-15, Phebe Kent Burget was listed as a property owner on the tax lists for Pickaway County. The 1820 census in Pickaway County showed a woman over 45, undoubtedly Phebe, living with her newly married son, Silas. The History of Pickaway County, Ohio: (60) “Muhlenberg Township, formed in 1830 from part of Darby – Darby Creek flows through – early settlers in the township included Mrs. Burget.” Phebe purchased 100 acres of land in Pickaway County from Rachel and James Inglish in November 1824. On January 21, 1825, Phebe deeded 50 acres in Pickaway County, to her son John Burget, witnessed by Silas, and 50 acres to Silas, witnessed by John. The last known record for Phebe showed that she paid the 1825 taxes on the property. She may have gone back to Hampshire County, Virginia to help settle her husband’s estate.
The 1820 census for Pickaway County, Darby Township lists Moses Henderson, David Henderson, Stephen Henderson, Barnet Duwit, Jacob Burgat, Christopher Wells, Jacob Foster, William Ken, John Henderson, Silas Burgat.
In November 1805, Jesse Kent wrote his will, probated in Ross County, Ohio. In it, he left his “sister Phebe Burget a cow and calf, which said cow and calf the said Phebe Burget has now in possession.”
Jesse or John Kent
..... 2 John Kent
..... 2 Silas Kent
..... 2 Margaret (possible)
..... 2 Phebe Kent
..... 2 Jesse Kent
..... 2 Thomas Kent.
There was a Jesse Kent was born in 1742 and died on May 29, 1778 in Hampshire County, Virginia, married Isabel Johnson circa 1765. Lois Kent, The Jacob Foster Family, 1994 states, “A navy Midshipman killed in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.” Jesse Kent, Sr. served as a midshipman from Virginia during the Revolution. He died in the Navy in 1780. His widow, Isabel, was back in Hampshire County, Virginia, shortly thereafter. If this is the same Jesse Kent, mentioned by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, then it is known that he died with his ship in May 1778, and that his son Thomas claimed his back pay and ultimately drew his land bounty of 2666-2/3 (?) acres in Aug. 1786. Said son Thomas also served in the Virginia Navy and drew 100 acres of land bounty for himself on November 16, 1786. Madeline Bechtold gave the following information from a Charlotte Siegfried’s notes. In the Hampshire County, Virginia, 1782 tax records, John Kent was listed as head of family of eleven. Isabel Kent headed a household of three. In 1784, John Kent’s household had nine, while Isabel Kent is not shown. Isabel was the widow of Jesse Kent, a Navy midshipman killed in 1778, during the Revolutionary War. She probably returned to live near his, and possibly, her relatives in Hampshire County, after he died. She brought with her, their two children, Phebe and Jesse Jr., whom the International Genealogical Index shows as born about 1776. What happened to the 2,666 acre land grant to her deceased husband is unknown. In 1782, the tax enumeration lists Isabel Kent with three in her family, living in northeast Hardy County (then part of Hampshire County, Virginia) and John Kent with eleven in his family, living in the Patterson’s Creek area (now part of Mineral County, West Virginia). It is thought that John Kent is Isabel’s father-in-law.
Children of Frederick Burgett and Phebe Kent:
Sarah Burgett married Barnett Dewitt. Barnett died before 1830 in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Sarah was named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. We know that Barnett was one of the early settlers of Tippecanoe County in circa 1826, along with our John Burgett and a John Martin. Madeline cites an 1830 deed that seems to indicate that Sarah and Barnett had a daughter, Mary, who married a Jesse Large. Madeline also cites the 1848 will of Sarah DeWitt that indicates that Sarah married a John Martin. In her will Sarah named a son John Martin, a daughter Elizabeth Farmer, and grandchildren John and Permelia Large.
The 1830 Deed: (61) “Know all men by these presents: That we Jesse Large and Mary Large his wife formerly Mary Dawhitt and daughter and only heir of Barnett Dawhitt Dec’d of Tippecanoe County and State of Indiana in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to us in hand paid by John Martin of the County and State aforesaid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have remised released and forever quit claim to the said John Martin his heirs and assigns forever all that tract of Land being and lying in the County of Tippecanoe, it being the East fraction of the south west quarter of Section thirty-one in Township Twenty-four North of Range three west in the district of Lands offered for sale at the Land office in Crawfordsville, Indiana containing Eightly acres ... And we the said grantors covenant for ourselves, heirs, executors and assigns that we are lawfully seized and possessed of the said premises in our own proper right as the only heirs and Legatees of the said Barnett Dawhitt deceased, and that there are are no other Lawful heirs to the said deceased ... November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.” Signed: Jesse (his mark) Large, Mary (her mark) Large
A Jesse Large married Polly Dawhett in Tippecanoe County on June 25, 1829. (62) Madeline notes: “Jesse Large is an early settler in Washington Township. His wife, Mary ‘Polly’ DeWitt, is the daughter of Barnett DeWitt and Sarah Burget. Barnett DeWitt died about 1830. His widow’s will, dated 1848, named her son, John Martin; daughter, Elizabeth Farmer; and grandchildren, John Large and Permelia Large. So, the John Martin, in this deed, is probably the half-brother of Mary (DeWitt) Large. On Jan. 11, 1831, John Martin entered for 80 more acres located on the East Half of NE Quarter of Section 31, Township 24 North of Range 3 West.”
Will of Sarah DeWitt, Tippecanoe Co. Will Book Vol. 2, page 93-94: (63 I Sarah Dewitt of Tippecanoe County, and State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First I direct that my boddy (sic) be decently entered (sic) and my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life, and as such wordly estate as it has pleased God to intrust (sic) me with I dispose of the same in the following to wit: I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expences (sic) be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first money that shall come into the hands of my executor from any portion of my estate, and I also direct that a fair valuation or appraisement be made by three judicious neighbors of all my pesonal property including my household furniture and after being by them signed with their names; that a copy by them be given to my Executors. I also direct that all my personal property be sold which I shall die seized or possessed shall be sold by my executors for its reasonable value for cash or on such credit and the amount thereof be secured in such manner as is usual in like cases to insure the full and punctual payment thereof. I also direct that my sone (sic) John Martin and my daugher Elizabeth Farmer to each I bequeath the sum of two dollars, and I also direct that the net product of my personal estate herein before ordered by me to be disposed of be equally divided between John Large and Permilia Large my Grandchildren except that Permelia Large receive thirty dollars more than John. And I further bequeath to John and Permelia Large twenty five dillars each which is cash on hand, and I further direct that an equal division of all moneys due me be made by my Executor to John and Permelia Large and I further direct that all my estate whatsoever be equally divided between John and Permelia Large with the foregoing exceptions, and I hereby make and ordain my worthy and esteemed friend Lewis Shearer Executor of my last will and testament. In witness whereof I Sarah Dewitt the testatrix have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 18th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Sarah Dewitt (seal). Signed sealed and published and declared by the above named Sarah Dewitt as her last will and testament in the presents (sic) of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presents and in the presents (sic) of each other. Jesse L. Watson (seal), Nelson Littleton (seal), Jacob Bimm (seal). Will was probated and recorded on 6 Nov. 1848.
Nancy Burgett was born before 1790, married Silas Simpkins. Nancy was mentioned as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. Silas Simpkins appeared in the 1830 Tippecanoe Census, on the same page as John and Silas Burget. The “Old Settlers” article lists him as an early settler in the vicinity of Lafayette. In 1827 he entered 80 acres, located in Sec. 2, T23-N R4-W, at the Crawfordsville Land Office. In 1829 he entered 80 acres in Sec. 11, same township and range. This is in the northeast corner of Fairfield Township. The Indiana Marriage Index has a marriage for a Nancy Simpkins to John Cunningham, December 22, 1844 in Tippecanoe County. It is unknown if this Nancy Simpkins is the widow of Silas Simpkins, daughter of Frederick.
Jacob Burgett was born circa 1784. He was not named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed.
Frederick Burgett was born circa 1786. He was not named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. There was record of a Frederick Purget on the Ross County, Ohio, census for 1840, and in 1850 this same man was listed as being 64 years of age and born in Virginia. He was probably the son of Frederick and Phebe Burget. In the Ross County 1830 census for Turin Township a Frederick Purget was between 40 and 50, therefore born 1780-90.
Rachel Burgett was born circa 1788, married James Inglish. She was not named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. Madeline does not feel that this Rachel is one of Frederick’s children or that this Rachel Burgett married John Inglish.
Elizabeth Burgett was born circa 1791. She was not named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed.
Mary “Polly” Burgett was born on January 2, 1794, Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia) and died on January 20, 1857. She was named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. Mary married Jacob Foster on February 28, 1810 in Franklin County, Ohio. Jacob was born circa 1779, Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and died in 1847. Mary Polly and Silas may be twins. The children of Mary and Jacob were: Jacob Foster, born March 11, 1811, Pickaway County, Ohio; Daniel Foster, born 1813, Pickaway County, Ohio; Sarah Foster, born 1815, Pickaway County, Ohio; John Foster, born 1817, Logan County, Ohio; Thomas Foster, born 1820, Logan County, Ohio; Silas Foster, born 1823, Logan County, Ohio; James Foster, born 1825, Logan County, Ohio; Mary Foster, born 1828, Hancock County, Ohio; Elizabeth Foster, born 1830, Hancock County, Ohio; Thomas Jefferson Foster, born 1833, Hancock County, Ohio; Rachel Foster, born 1833, Hancock County, Ohio; Phoebe Foster, born 1836, Hancock County, Ohio; Lewis Foster, born 1837, Hancock County, Ohio.
Silas Burgett was born May 15, 1794, Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia) and died on April 21, 1847, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He was named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed He married Sarah Henderson on March 25, 1820 in Pickaway County, Ohio. Sarah was born on June 7, 1801, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (?) and died on September 20, 1851, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. She may be the daughter of John Henderson and Phoebe Gano. See Henderson history. There was an elderly man, aged 90-100, living with the Silas Burget household for the 1830 Tippecanoe County census. (64) Their children were:
Permelia (Amelia) Burget was born on February 16, 1821 in Pickaway County, Ohio and died on June 16, 1899 in Cornwall Township, Henry County, Illinois. She married Lewis Shearer on March 18, 1843 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, son of James Shearer. He was born circa 1818 in New York, and died in Cornwall Township. Their children were: Sarah, Grace, Mary Ann, Lewis, Albert James, Bruce, Norman, Lewis Ross.
Frederick Burget was born on February 6, 1823 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died on October 28, 1896 in Chalmers, White County, Indiana. He married Mary Ann Knower on October 16, 1845 in Pond Grove, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He then married Hannah Moore on September 2, 1847 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, daughter of Joseph Moore. She was born on June 14, 1826 in Ohio and died on November 8, 1915 in Chalmers, White County, Indiana. Their children were: Silas Burget, born 1848 in White County, died in 1848; William Burget, born 1851, died July 28, 1916 in Cass Township, White County, married (1) Margaret A. Armstrong and (2) Elmira Turnipseed December 25, 1873 in White County; Elmira born circa 1852, died March 27, 1911 in Cass Township, White County; Morgan Burget, born 1857, White County, died circa 1939, married Emma J. Fisher; Laura Belle Burget, born circa 1863, White County, married William Stephan December 26, 1882 in White County, William born circa 1855.
Daniel Burget was born on August 20, 1825 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana and died May 8, 1864 in Monticello, White County, Indiana. He married (1) Margaret Shortridge, daughter of Jesse Shortridge and Catherine “Caty” Crum, born circa 1830; married (2) Elizabeth Shortridge on January 20, 1848 in Carroll County, Indiana, also daughter of Jesse Shortridge and Catherine “Caty” Crum, born 1825, died on January 1, 1850; married (3) Rose Ann Morgan, August 10, 1854 in White County, Indiana, born circa 1835 in Indiana. The children of Daniel and Elizabeth were: Clinton Mortimer, born January 6, 1849, died August 15, 1849; Elizabeth Burget, was born on December 23, 1849 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died January 1, 1850 in Tippecanoe County. The children of Daniel and Rose Ann were: Sarah Burget, born circa 1852; Carey M. Burget was born circa 1855 in White County, Indiana; Mary Violet Burget, born circa 1856, married Jonathan Pettit on December 31, 1876 in White County; Nancy Ann Burget, born circa 1858 in White County, married Edwin Fisher February 25, 1885 in White County, Indiana; John Burget, born after 1860; Emeline (Emma) Burget, born after 1860, married Levi Patton in 1882; Perry Burget, born circa January 1860 in White County.
Nancy Ann Burget was born on September 14, 1827 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on April 26, 1849 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County. She married John F. Miller on November 5, 1847 in Tippecanoe County. He was born circa 1825. The child of Nancy Ann Burget and John F. Miller was William Miller, born circa 1848.
Catherine Burget was born on March 24, 1830 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana and died on October 16, 1842 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County.
David Burget was born on October 9, 1832 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He married Rebecca Fisher on February 26, 1854 in White County, Indiana.
Salinda Burget was born on December 29, 1834 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died in 1904 in Annawan Township, Henry County, Illinois. She married (1) Isaac Johnson on November 4, 1851 in Tippecanoe County. She married (2) Jack\James MacChesney on January 30, 1861, son of Andrew T. MacChesney and Mary Henderson. He was born on March 17, 1817, and died in 1903. Their children were: Agnes, Anna, James, Howard, Morgan.
Sidney Burget was born on August 23, 1837 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, and died on May 16, 1868 in Burnettsville, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana. She married Isaac Hanawalt on June 2, 1854 in Monticello, White County. He was born circa 1835 in Pennsylvania, and died after 1895. Their children were William and Mary.
Silas T. Burget was born on July 20, 1840 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on December 15, 1913 in Long Beach, California. He married Mary Orr on November 25, 1860 in Atkinson, Henry County, Illinois. She was born on May 20, 1842 in Ireland and died on May 8, 1909. Their children were: Lua Burget; Frederick Burget, married Catherine Orr; Charles Burget; Mabel Burget; Orr Burget, married Selina Mitchell; John Edwin Burget, born circa 1862 in Illinois; Matthew Burget, born circa 1864 in Illinois; Mary Burget, born circa 1868 in Illinois; Dolly Burget, born circa 1869 in Illinois; Frank Burget, born November 17, 1875 in Atkinson, Illinois, died on May 26, 1944 in Eugene, Oregon; Wilfred Burget, born December 22, 1877, died August 15, 1926, married Edna Helen Stuffel.
Henderson Burget was born on August 12, 1843 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on June 14, 1918 in Brookston, White County, Indiana. He married Mary Eliza Cawood on April 16, 1868 in Monticello, White County. She was born on February 22, 1843 in Champaign County, Ohio, and died on January 27, 1923 in Brookston, White County. The children of Henderson and Mary were: Ruth Burget, born September 2, 1870, White County, died in 1923, married William French on April 6, 1898 in White County; Ross Burget, born February 3, 1873, White County, died September 1954, married (1) Estella Lazenbee, (2) Eliza R. Mohler on November 23, 1904 in Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana, (3) Lula M. Livengood on March 17, 1923 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Hulda Burgett, possibly Hulda I. Burgett, was born circa 1796 and married Martin Dewitt/Daywitt on February 6, 1814 in Pickaway County, Ohio. She was named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. Hulda and Martin were buried in Smith Cemetery, Barkley Township, Jasper County, Indiana. Martin was born 1793 in Clark County, Kentucky and died on July 19, 1852 in Jasper County, Indiana. He served in the war of 1812. Martin DeWitt, private, served in Capt Geo Williams Company (probably from Franklin County, Ohio) from August 26 - October 10, 1812. He then served in Capt. Conrad Flesher’s Company probably from Ross County, Ohio from July 28 - August 5, 1813 and March 12 - April 16, 1814. Martin DeWitt along with Peter DeWitt were listed as witnesses of the will written by Solomon Grooms on February 18, 1810 in Clark Co, Kentucky. The will was probated there on April 23, 1810 – “My wife, Sarah My eldest daugher, Mary Darnall, money due me from Achiles Darnall My eldest son Richard My second daughter Hanah Chaney My second surviving son, William My third daughter Sarah Written: February 18, 1810 Witnesses: Peter and Martin Dewitt Probated April 23, 1810” (65) The children of Hulda and Martin were: Phoebe, born December 4, 1813 in Ohio; Elizabeth Mazilla, born March 28, 1816 in Ohio; Barnett, born February 2, 1818 in Ohio; Nancy, born September 14, 1821 at Logan County, Ohio; Silas Daywitt, born September 12 or 22, 1824 in Ohio; John Daywitt, born in April 1825 or circa 1827 in Barkley Township, Jasper County; Martha, born 1832 in Ohio; Hulda Jane, born March 29, 1833, married Rev. Leaner Carson. After Hulda died between 1833 and 1838, Martin married Nancy Morrison and had one son, Martin F., born October 12, 1838 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Martin married, third, Mary Ann Bott on April 7, 1850 in White County, Indiana. Daughter Elizabeth Mazilla probably married John E. Comer, married in Carroll County, Indiana on May 5, 1835. (66) Hulda Jane, age 17, was listed with John E. and Mazilla Comer in the Jasper County 1850 census. John E. Comer may have died in 1874. Son Silas and his wife Sarah A. were also in Jasper County with their children Martin C., age 3, and Solomon, age 6/12. Son John and Mary were also found in in Jasper County in this census. These burials in the Smith Cemetery, Jasper County are probably Martin and his descendants: (67)
Daywitt, Martin ; 19 Jul 1852, age 59 yrs, 3 days
Daywitt, Silas; 14 Nov 1854, age 30 yrs, 2 mos, 2 days [son Silas]
Daywitt, Sarah A.; 28 Aug 1856, age 27 yrs, 6 mos, 19 days; Wife of Silas Daywitt
Daywitt, John W.; 12 Feb 1857, age 10 mos, 9 days; Son of J & M Daywitt [grandson, John’s son]
Daywitt, Evaline; 02 Dec 1856, age 1 mo, 19 days; Dau of B & E Daywitt [daughter of Barnett?]
Daywitt, Elizabeth H.; 26 Feb 1851, age 1 yr, 6 mos, 20 days; Dau of B & E Daywitt [daughter of Barnett?]
DeWitt, Jasper; (Stone Broken) [could be the Jasper, age 3, listed with Parker family 1850 census, Jasper County]
Carson, Huldah J.; 31 Mar 1859, age 26 yrs, 2 days; wife of Rev. Leander Carson [daughter Hulda Jane]
Carson, Mary E.; 29 Dec 1858, age 3 mos, 1 day; dau of L & HJ Carson [Hulda Jane’s daughter]
Comer, Mazilla; 16 Nov 1858, age 2 yrs, 13 days; dau of JE & M Comer [granddaughter, Mazilla’s daughter]
Phebe Burgett (Purgett?) was born circa 1798 in Virginia and died on May 19, 1874 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, buried Union Cemetery, Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe County. She was named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. She married William Long on September 19, 1816 in Greene County, Ohio. William was born in Virginia and died before 1861 in Tippecanoe County. Another researcher lists their marriage as September 16, 1816 in Green County, Ohio. (68) They had a son Andrew there and then later moved to Indiana. The children of Phebe and William were:
Thomas Long was born in 1816 in Ohio, and married Mary Ann Cuppy on May 4, 1848 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Mary Ann was born in 1826 in Indiana. Their children were: William, Peter, Catherine, Minor.
Daniel Long was born in 1817, and died in Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Silas Long was born on October 22, 1822 in Ohio, and married Christina Bowers on February 4, 1848 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Christina was born in 1829 in Ohio. Their children were: Amanda, John Wallace, William A., Mary E., Emily, Florence A., Jessie E.(female).
Margaret Long was born in 1825, and married Nathaniel B. Tyler, circa 1848 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
William B. Long was born in 1828 and married Eleanor Donon on January 15, 1850 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Martha Long was born in 1830 anad married Isam G. Gwin.
Permelia Long was born on February 16, 1831 in Ohio and married (1) William West in 1848. William died in 1851. She married (2) James A. Laird on March 4, 1852 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. James was born on May 30, 1830, Guernsey County, Ohio and died on March 26, 1905, Iroquois County, Illinois. Their children were: Marion W., Mary A., George William, Clara, Phoebe, Albert R., Charles, Nora May, Samuel and James F. See Laird history.
James Long was born in 1833 and married Martha Jane _?_.
Andrew Long was born in 1836 and married Mary Ann Richard on March 28, 1861 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. A child was William, born in 1865.
Alexander Long was born in 1837 and married Frances Bowers on March 17, 1879.
Daniel Burgett was born circa 1803 in Ross County, Ohio. Not named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed.
John Burgett was born on September 26, 1802, Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia) or Ross County, Ohio and died on January 20, 1851, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He was named as an heir of Frederick in the 1826 deed. See below.
John Burgett (Frederick2, Simon1) was born on September 26, 1802, Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia) or Ross County, Ohio and died on January 20, 1851, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. John married Catherine Henderson February 4, 1825 in Pickaway County, Ohio. Catherine was born circa 1805 in Hampshire County, and died in 1874 in Tippecanoe County (see Henderson history). John, and probably Catherine, was buried in Harrisonville Cemetery, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe County. Tippecanoe County was formed in January 1826, and soon after our Burgetts settled there.
The History of Washington Township in Tippecanoe County gives information on John’s 1826 arrival and others in this family: (69) “This township is situated in the northeastern portion of Tippecanoe County. . . . The first white man known to have resided within Washington township was Jesse Jackson, who came in 1826. Later that year he was joined by John Martin, John Burgett, and Barney De Witt. . . . The majority of these settled between Sugar Creek and Buck Creek. . . . During the year 1831 others settled at various point in the township . . . Silas Burgett, . . . David Lyon died in September 1830, and Barney De Witt and Eliza Schoolcraft died about the same time. . . . ” South of Tippecanoe River, on the borders of the Pretty Prairie, there was a settlement in early times, composed of the following families, viz: . . . Further South, between Pretty Prairie and Prophets Town lived James Shaw, John Burget, Peleg Babcock, John Shaw, John Roberts, John S. Forgey, Thomas Watson and Flemings. . . .’” (70)
A Silas Burgent [sic] entered land in Tippecanoe County on April 3, 1829 (name listed as Silas Burget in a 1923 correction). Silas Burget, John’s brother, entered land on January 11, 1831. Our John Burget entered land on January 3, 1831 and March 18, 1837. John Burget is said to have founded the town of Harrisonville in 1834, which was later absorbed by Battle Ground. (71) The town was named after William Henry Harrison, commander of the American forces of the Battle of Tippecanoe and 9th president of the United States. In the 1850 census, Harrisonville is only named on the page listing John Burget, the other pages merely list Tippecanoe Township. There is a Harrisonville Cemetery (a.k.a. Methodist Campground), now located in Battle Ground. Tombstone transcriptions give the following (our John and his brother Silas families):
Row 1, Lot 18
Burget, Perry Corp. Co. H 40th Ind. Inf. (John and Catherine’s
Row 1, Lot 16 Sampson, John W. 01 Jul 1862 age 31y 6m 1d (Susannah’s husband)
Lot 12 Miller, Nancy* 26 Apr 1849 age 21y 7m 7 or 12d (brother Silas’s daughter)
Row 4, Lot 15 Burget, Silas 21 Apr 1847 age 47y 11m 6d husband of Sarah (John’s brother)
Row 4, Burget, Sarah 29 Sep 1851 age 50y 3m 20d wife of Silas
Row 4, Burget, Elizabeth 01 Jan 1850 age 21y 27d wife of Daniel Burget (Daniel, Silas’ grandson)
Row 4, Burgett, John (1833) 20 Jan 1851 age 18y 4m 26d (our John, transcription error, 48y?)
Burget, John d. 22 Dec 1854 Age 4y 28d Son of Elias & Martha B. (John’s grandson)
Burget, Clinton d. 15 Aug 1849 Age 8m 9d Son of D. & E (Daniel and Elizabeth, grandson of Silas)
Burget, __ d. 12 Feb 1859 Age 26y (unknown, b. circa 1833)
John and his brother Silas were listed in the Tippecanoe County 1830 and 1840 censuses. In 1830 they were enumerated on the same page in Fairfield Township. In 1840 John was probably in Tippecanoe Township, Silas was in Washington Township. John and Catherine were ages 30-40. There were two(?) males under 5; one male 5-10; two males 10-15; three females under 5; one female 10-15. Catherine and John were listed in the 1850 census in Tippecanoe Township. John was 47, Catherine was 45, Daniel was 23, Susan was 20, Lewis was 19, John Jr. was 18, Pheby was 16, Sarah was 15, Emaline was 11, Catherine was 5. Living with them was Perry Burgett age 37, born in Indiana. This may be an error in age listed and probably was the last child of Catherine and John. Living nearby were their son Elisha H. and daughter Sarah and her children. Elisha H. was living next door to Elias Laird, William Long, and John Shaw.
In the 1870 census for Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe Township, there was a Catherine Burget, head of household, age 64, born Ohio, living very near Frederick Burget, the son of John Burget’s brother Silas. This may be our Catherine, the age is certainly in the right range, the birthplace is not correct for our Catherine. Living with Catherine were an Alice Burget, age 12, and Nancy Burget, age 7 (whose children these were are unknown). Living with Frederick Burget was John B. Sampson, the son of our Catherine’s daughter Susan. There was no real estate value listed for Catherine, Fredrick’s real estate was valued at $18,000.
Four years before she died, Catherine Henderson Burgett was involved in a lengthy and complicated court case over the land that was distributed after her husband’s death. Catherine died in 1874. There is no record of her burial, although she was probably buried in the Methodist Campground Cemetery, formerly the Harrisonville Cemetery. Many of the stones there were badly damaged. She was probably the daughter of John Henderson and Phoebe Gano.
Elias H. Burgett was born on November 28, 1825 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died on July 21, 1899 in Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois. See below.
Daniel Burgett was born circa 1827 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and probably died between circa 1859 and 1866. He married Jerusha Middaugh on March 8, 1855 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, daughter of John K. Middaugh and Clarissa _?_. She was born circa 1833 in Ohio. Jerusha’s sister married Daniel’s brother John. Jerusha remarried Thomas Thompson on August 11, 1866 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County. One source states that Daniel died on June 27, 1860 in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas.
Susan (Susannah) Burgett was born circa 1830 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died circa January 10, 1863 in Tippecanoe County. She married John W. Sampson on February 20, 1851 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County. He was born on December 31, 1830 in Kentucky, and died on July 1, 1862 in Tippecanoe County. Their children, all born in Tippecanoe County: Daniel W., born circa 1852; John C. B., born circa 1857; Charlotte T., born circa 1862. Charlotte was probably living with our Phoebe Burgett Laird in Iroquois County in 1880, listed as a niece (see Laird history). Charlotte married Luther Stanley on January 10, 1882. John B. Sampson was living with Frederick Burget, son of Silas, in the 1870 census.
Lewis Burgett was born on April 1, 1831 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on October 29, 1893 in Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois. See below.
John Burgett was born in May 1832 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana and died on May 14, 1903 in Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois. He married (1) Susan Amanda Middaugh on February 18, 1855 in Tippecanoe County, daughter of John K. Middaugh and Clarissa Unknown. She was born in 1834 in Ohio, and died circa 1864 in Newton, Montgomery, Indiana. He then married (2) Sophia Steward Morrison on January 21, 1869 in Tippecanoe County. She was born circa 1835 in Ohio. He married (3) Elizabeth N. Pierce on January 7, 1896 in Watseka, Iroquois County, daughter of William Pierce and Elizabeth Howe. She was born circa 1838 in Wabash County, Indiana.
The child of John and Susan:
Alice Josephine Burgett was born in August 1859, and died in 1934 in Summit View, Guthrie County, Oklahoma. She married George Washington Anderson on February 20, 1879 in Iroquois County. Their children were: George L., born in August 1887; Onie B., born in June 1889, married George W. Stocker on December 25, 1900.
The children of John and Sophia:
Katherine Burgett was born in 1869 in Indiana. She married Samuel Bennett on January 13, 1891 in Iroquois County, Illinois, son of Abraham Bennett and Elizabeth Evans. He was born circa 1864 in Illinois.
Emma Edna Burgett was born on March 1, 1874 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on September 17, 1936 in New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois.
Phoebe Burgett was born on November 28, 1833 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on February 12, 1900 in Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois. She married (1) John Laird on March 27, 1851 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, son of Samuel J. Laird and Delilah Albin. He was born on July 14, 1827 in Ohio, and died on September 30, 1874 in Iroquois County, Illinois. See Laird history. She married (2) William M. Bicher on February 1, 1883 in Iroquois County, son of John Bicher and Sarah E. Sands. He was born circa 1828 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She married (3) Joseph Nelson Cupp on February 20, 1894 in Iroquois County, son of Joseph (or Jasper) Cupp and Elender Lepter. He was born on March 28, 1833 in Franklin County, Indiana, and died on April 23, 1901 in Iroquois County, Illinois. (See Laird history). Joseph Cupp married twice before his marriage to Phoebe. In the 1900 Iroquois County census Joseph Cupp was listed in the County Poor Farm.
Sarah Burgett was born on February 1, 1836 in Indiana, and died on November 2, 1904 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. She was buried in Battle Ground Cemetery. She married Andrew Jackson Archibald on April 16 (or 12), 1854 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, son of David Archibald and Rachel _?_. He was born on January 12, 1833 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, and died on April 22, 1917 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County. Their children, all born in Indiana, were: Belinda, born February 1855; Ellen, born 1856; Willard C., born December 30 1857, died 1924 in South Bend, married Emily Jane Swatts; Orlando, born 1859, died 1940, married Amanda Boyd; Elmer, born circa 1860, married Clara Bell Thomas; Henderson, born 1864.
Emeline (Emily) Burgett was born on June 17, 1839 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on June 8, 1903 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County. She was buried in Battle Ground Cemetery, Tippecanoe County. She married Cline Dillman on May 1, 1856 in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan, son of Joseph Dillman and Harriet Shryock. Cline was born on March 16, 1834 in Ross County, Ohio, and died on October 19, 1903 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, buried in Battle Ground Cemetery. Their children, most born in Tippecanoe County: Unknown; Frank V., born circa 1857, died January 21, 1909; John, born circa December 1859, died before 1870; Martha L., born January 1863, died after 1903; Squire W. (William S.), born February 3, 1867, died November 13, 1923, married Bessie Josephine Hurst; Emily (Emma) L., born August 1869, died July 6, 1939; Charles, born August 1872, died July 6, 1939; Guy D. (Dick), born October 21, 1872, died March 13, 1936; Herman Arthur, born September 27, 1880, died September 14, 1951, married Lizzie May Lamb.
Catherine May Burgett was born October 27, 1844 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana and died on March 25, 1906 in Tippecanoe County, buried in Battle Ground Cemetery. She married (1) Isaac Hedges on December 12, 1859 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County. Isaac died before January 1863 in Tippecanoe County. Catherine married (2) John L. Comstock on April 10, 1866 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County. John was born in July 1844 in Ohio, and died in 1909 in Tippecanoe County, buried in Battle Ground Cemetery. The child of Catherine and Isaacwas Luther. The children of Catherine and John L. were, Cora Elizabeth, Hattie.
Perry Burgett was born circa 1845 in Indiana, and died on January 19, 1878 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Perry married (1) Caroline V. Marlatt in August 1863 in Tippecanoe County. Caroline was born circa 1846. He married (2) Carmelly Colbert on April 10, 1866 in Tippecanoe County. He married (3) Mary Elizabeth Robinson on August 29, 1867 in Ash Grove, Iroquois County, Illinois. She was born circa December 1850. The child of Perry Burgett and Caroline V. Marlatt was Nancy Burgett, born circa 1864 in Indiana. Nancy married George Washington Haines on March 10, 1880 in Iroquois County, Illinois, son of Harvey Haines and Jane Freeman. George was born circa 1858.
Elias H. Burgett
Elias H. Burgett (John3, Frederick2, Simon1) was born on November 28, 1825 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died on July 21, 1899 in Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois. He married (1) Martha Ann Shaw on January 30, 1848 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, daughter of John Shaw and Nancy Jackson. Martha was born circa 1830 in Indiana, and died after 1891 (divorced). Elias married (2) Madama H. Thomas before 1861 in Pickaway County, daughter of William Thomas Jr. and Mary Jane Harness. She was born circa 1841. Elias married (3) Delilah H. Thomas on March 17, 1867 in Iroquois County, daughter of Asa Thomas and Margaret Robertson Johnson. Delilah was born on May 27, 1841 in Milford, Iroquois County and died on June 26, 1910, Iroquois County, buried in Body Cemetery. Delilah was first married to Oliver Kendall in June 1860. In the Illinois Marriage Index, Elias H. Burgett married Delilah Kendall on March 17, 1867 in Iroquois County. (72) In 1860 Delilah was living with her parents, enumerated on the same page as Elias’ brother Lewis.
Elias served in the Civil War: (73) Elias H. Burgett, Middleport, May 14, 1864, Company B, 134th Infantry, served five months. He joined the GAR on March 6, 1886. According to Madeline Bechtold, he served from May 14, 1864 to October 25, 1864.
Madeline provided this information on Elias and his first wife. Martha A. Shaw and Elias H. Burgett married in Tippecanoe County, on January 30, 1848. Elias was of lawful age, and she had the consent of her father. They were listed in the 1850 census for Tippecanoe Township, Elisha H. Burget, wife Martha A. Shaw. Martha’s family, headed by John Shaw, were living next door. Their daughter may have been the Elzina Burgett who married Philip Guntrip on December 16, 1870. Elias and Martha evidently had another son, John Burget, Jr., who died December 22, 1854, aged 4 years, 28 days, and was buried at the Methodist Camp Ground Cemetery in Battle Ground. Martha filed for divorce on October 3, 1859. Their children’s names and ages were given as Elzina, 11; Louis, 7; and James, 2. Martha and Elias had been having marital difficulties for some time. She had moved back into her ather’s household, and Elias had left for Illinois. She evidently was awarded custody of the children. In the 1860 census, she was living with her parents, John and Nancy Shaw, along with her three children. A John Shaw was co-administrator of Elias’ father’s, John Burget, Sr., estate in March 1858, along with Elias Burget. On September 18, 1862, Martha married a second time to Humphrey L. Carr. This Carr family were found in the 1880 census. H.L. Carr is 52 and born in Ohio. Martha is 50 and born in Indiana. James Burgett, age 23, was living with them, as was John Jackson, a 21 year old nephew. The 1878 Business Directory for Tippecanoe Township listed Humphrey L. Carr as a farmer in Burnett Reservation, Tippecanoe Township. He settled in Tippecanoe in 1857.
Elias H. Burgett served as one of the administrators of his father’s estate in April 1858. The other administrator is John Shaw (father of his soon-to-be ex-wife). Each of the ten children of John Burget received a share of $92.53, of the surplus personal assets. The property had evidently already been divided. This was for the settlement of John Burgett’s personal property only.
Elias and his third wife Delilah were listed in the 1880 census, Belmont, Iroquois County. Elias was age 53, a carpenter. Delilah was age 40. Phoebe age 17, Salinda age 16, Sidney E., age 5 are listed as Elias’ children, Sidney E. was the child of a relative of Delilah.
Elias’ death: “Old Soldier Killed: Death Came in a Railroad Accident at Woodland. Elias Burgett, an old soldier, aged 74 years, a pioneer of Iroquois county was run over by a north-bound C.& E. I. train Friday afternoon, at about 1 o’clock, at Woodland, a small town 5 miles south of Watseka. His left arm was severed from the body at the shoulder, and he received internal injuries that resulted in his death at 5 p.m. Deceased had just stepped out of the office of the grain elevator near the track, and apparently did not notice the moving train, which was backing south on the side-track at that time. (74)
Elias had a small disability pension from the Army, and after his death, his widow, Delilah Thomas Burgett had a small widow’s Army pension. Her affidavit, dated Nov. 24, 1899: “General Affidavit. State of Illinois County of Iroquois SS: Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, within and for said County and State Delilah H. Burgett of Woodland P.O., County of Iroquois State of Illinois who, being duly sworn upon her oath declares as follows: ‘I am the widow of Elias H. Burgett who died July 21, 1899. I own no property of any character except a small house and lot located in Woodland, Ill., and worth about $400.00 and a small amount of (something illegible) old furniture worth not to exceed $40.00. I have no income from any source except a small amount from the little labor I am able to do. No person has been legally found to provide for me since death of my late husband, Elias H. Burgett. The above covers the time between July 21, 1899, date of my husband’s death to this date. I was married to Oliver Kendell in March 1864, who died about six months later. I remained unmarried until my marriage to Elias H. Burgett, March 28th 1866. Since his death, I have remained unmarried.’ Her Post Office address is Woodland Ill....” signed by Delilah H. Burgett and Henry R. Fields, Notary Public.
Delilah appears to have been living with her adopted son Sidney after Elias’ death in 1899. She was listed as a boarder, age 59, in Sidney Evett’s household on South St. in 1900. In 1910 she is listed as the head of household, age 68, aunt of Edward Evett and his family who were living with her. By 1920, this Sidney/Edward was now listed as S. Edward Burgett, living on South St. with the same family listed in the two earlier censuses. Thereafter Sidney used the name Edward or Sidney Burgett. He died in September 1968, Watseka, Iroquois County (SSDI), said to be buried in Body Cemetery, Woodland, Belmont Township. Although Delilah stated that she had four children, none living, in the 1910 census, none of these children have been found.
Madeline Bechtold found information from another researcher that gave more information on Sidney. Sidney Edward Burgett was the adopted son of Elias H. Burgett and his third wife, Delilah H. Thomas. His birth parents were John Henry Evett and Eleanor Sapp. Eleanor Sapp was the daughter of Elijah Sapp and Allie Thomas, who was a much older, half-sister to Delilah H. Thomas. Cheryl Wixon Gocken, who has a Gedcom on World Connect stated: “Now, Sidney Burgett is a real interesting case. He is not the son by blood of Delilah and Elias, he is the son by adoption (informal). Sidney belonged to one of Delilah’s nieces. The family was real poor, and the mother died a couple of months after Sidney’s birth. Delilah had no kids of her own so ended up with Sidney. Depending on his mood, he went by Evett or Burgett and his kids are Burgett.” Sidney’s mother Eleanor Sapp died on November 17, 1874 in Iroquois County, Illinois. “Last Tuesday morning the wife of Henry Evetts, known as Henry Lucky, died after three days sickness. Dr. Pittwood says she suffered with an effusion of the brain.” (75) Elmer Henderson Archibald (son of Andrew J. Archibald and Sarah Burgett) also married into this Thomas family. Sarah Burgett was the daughter of our John Burgett and Catherine Henderson. Elmer Archibald married Clara Bell Thomas, October 10, 1885 in Iroquois County. She was the daughter of Samuel Thomas, another half-sibling to Delilah H. Thomas.
A Harvey Hoover gives more information on Delilah and the Evett/Burgett relationship (Melissa Montgomery and Mrs. Dan Johnson were children of Elias and his second wife Madama): (76) Died at the home of her son, June 26, 1910, Grandma Burgett. Her maiden name was Delilah Thomas. She was born May 27, 1841, at Milford, IL, She was first married to Oliver Kendal. He died shortly after at Effingham, IL. She was married again to E. H. Burgett of Milford, 25 Mar 1867. Mr. Burgett passed away July 21, 1899. She has since made her home with her adopted son Edward, who with his wife has given her all the care and love that own children could bestow on a parent. She leaves to mourn her loss one half brother of Milford, one sister of Chicago Heights, two stepdaughters, Melissa Montgomery of North Dakota and Mrs. Dan Johnson of Woodland, and Edward Burgett, her adopted son, besides a host of relatives and friends. (77)
Children of Elias and Martha Ann:
Elzina Burgett was born circa 1848, and died on April 9, 1926. She married Phillip Guntrip on December 16, 1870 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, son of John Guntrip and Jane Katel. He was born on June 15, 1842 in Pinner, Middlesex County, England, and died on November 6, 1915. They are buried in Bickford Cemetery, Ellis County, Oklahoma. Elias and Martha’s eldest child’s name was variously Eliza, Elmira, Elzina.
John Burgett Jr. was born circa November 1850 in Tippecanoe County Indiana, and died on December 22, 1854 in Tippecanoe County. He was buried at Methodist Camp Ground Cemetery, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County.
Louis W. Burgett was born circa 1851 and may have died after 1891 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He married Belle Coins. Their child was Estol P. Burgett, born in February 1878, married John F. Gourley. John was born in 1869 and died in 1914. They had six children, two of which were Blanche and Ruth.
James W. Burgett was born circa 1857.
Children of Elias and Madama:
Melissa J. Burgett was born on January 26, 1861 in Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois. Melissa married William A. Montgomery on February 1, 1882 in Iroquois County. William was born in April 1849. Their children were: Maud, born in December 1882; Samuel, born September 1885; Guy, born July 1887; Bertha, born August 1890; William, born October 1892; Sarah, born January 1895; Mabel, born August 1897; and Clarence, born September 1899.
Selinda Burgett was born on February 15, 1865 in Illinois. She married Daniel Johnson on January 11, 1882 in Iroquois County. Daniel was born in December 1857 in Vermilion County, Illinois. Their children were: Minnie M., born October 1882; Viola, born April 1885; Orley H., born March 1887; Elias H., born April 1889; Freetie, born August 1894; William O., born April 1897; and Anna M., born April 1899.
Phoebe Burgett was born circa 1866 and died in 1880.
‘Adopted’ child of Elias and Delilah:
Sidney E. Burgett was born on August 3, 1874 in Iroquois County, Illinois, and died in September 1968 in Watseka, Iroquois County. He married Amanda White on December 31, 1898 in Iroquois County. Their child was Louisa M. Burget, born in October 1899.
Lewis Burgett (John3, Frederick2, Simon1) was born on April 1, 1831 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on October 29, 1893 in Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois. He married Mary Jane Laird on September 23, 1855 in Indiana, daughter of our Samuel J. Laird and Delilah Albin (see Laird history). Mary Jane was born on October 16, 1838 in Ohio, and died on April 4, 1904 in Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois. “Mary J. Burgett, widow of the late Louis Burgett, died at her home south of Milford, April 4, aged 65 years.” (78) The children of Lewis and Mary Jane were:
Jacob Burgett was born circa 1857 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on July 17, 1918 in Iroquois County. He married Mary (Carr) McMahon on March 16, 1886 in Iroquois County. Jacob’s children were: Robert born in June 1886; a child born on September 19, 1888; and Ray, born in June 1890 and died in July 1976 in Milford. In 1900, Jacob was living next door to his mother, Mary Jane. His wife was not listed, and had probably died. Robert’s mother was listed as born in Scotland, Ray’s mother born in Illinois. Since Robert was born just three months after Jacob married, he may be a son of Mary’s first marriage.
Charles Burgett was born circa 1860 in Milford, Iroquois County. He married Mary Louisa Jeffry on December 11, 1887 in Iroquois County. They had a child born on July 28, 1891 in Milford, Iroquois County.
Charlotte Burgett was born circa 1862 in Indiana. She married William Thomas Wakley on July 29, 1890 in Iroquois County, son of George Wakley and Nancy Jane Wilson. He was born circa 1863 in Warren County, Indiana.
Emma (Emily) Burgett was born in March 1864 in Milford, Iroquois County. She married Gilbert A. Strean on March 17, 1886 in Iroquois County, Illinois, son of David Strean and Elizabeth Axtell. Gilbert was born circa 1860 in Rossville, Illinois. By 1900, Emma and Gilbert were living in Prairie Township, Warren County, Indiana (census).
Amanda Burgett was born in 1868 and died in 1870.
Dora Burgett was born on June 23, 1871 and died on October 16, 1872. Amity Cemetery: Dora Burgett, died October 6, 1872, 1 year, 3 months, 13 days.
Edward O. Burgett was born circa 1872 in Milford, Iroquois County and died in 1903. He married Lillian Thomas on September 23, 1896 in Iroquois County, Illinois, daughter of Elmore B. Thomas and Alice Spain. Lillian was born circa 1877 in Milford, Iroquois County.
Riley Burgett was born in January 1876 in Milford, Iroquois County. Riley married Ethel Parkes on January 30, 1895 in Iroquois County. Their children, born in Iroquois County, were: Lena, born in May 1896; and Rubia, born in May 1898.
Lillian T. Burgett was born on April 15, 1879 in Iroquois County, and died on March 13, 1947 in Kankakee, Iroquois County. She married John Erly Scott on April 20, 1897 in Iroquois County. Their son Loyd was born in November 1898 in Iroquois County. John Scott and his family were listed as tenants on Lillian’s mother, Mary Jane’s farm in the 1900 census. In the 1910 census, Milford, Iroquois County, John and Lillian were listed with four children: Loyd W., Elsie M., Ruby, and Harlan G.
Blanche May Burgett was born on January 22, 1881 in Milford, Iroquois County, and died in March 1983 in Rockford, Illinois. She married Earl Q. Davis on December 18, 1901 in Iroquois County. Their daughter was Lucille Maxine.
Louis Burgett was a farmer in Milford Township, Iroquois County, Illinois. A number of records list his name as Lewis. His father John died in 1851 and Lewis probably inherited land or money to enable him to purchase land in Illinois. Their first child was born in Indiana, so Lewis and Mary Jane must have come to Illinois circa 1858-59. Mary Jane’s father, our Samuel Laird, had already settled in Milford Township in 1854. In 1860 his farm was valued at $950, with a personal estate of $450. By 1870 Lewis’ farm was valued at $3,000 and his personal estate at $600. The agriculture and business census showed that he had 133 acres, improved, value $3,000. His farm implements were valued at $15. He paid $28 in wages. His livestock consisted of four 4 horses, two cows, 30 cattle, 20 swine at a value of $600. His farm produced 300 bushels corn, 12 bushels Irish potatoes, 100 lb butter, 4 tons hay, valued at $777.
Lewis died of Brights disease on October 28, 1893 at 5:30 a.m., age 63 years, 6 months, 28 days and was buried in the Amity Church Cemetery on October 30th. (79) Lewis did not leave a will. His farm must have gone to Mary Jane, in the 1900 census she was listed as owning the farm she lived on, with no mortgage. Lewis’ estate was administered by James Rothgeb, distributing a final total of $150.87 to his wife and eight living children in 1896 (Amanda and Dora had died young). Mary Jane received $49.45 and the children $12.36 each. The probate report of distribution, Box 11, lists all his living children: Jacob, Charles, Charlotte Wakely, Emma Strean, Edward O., Riley, Lillan, and Blanch M. Daughter Emma’s husband, G. Strean, was named as a guardian for Riley, Jacob Burgett named as guardian for Lillian and Blanch M. Descendants of Mary Jane Laird and Louis Burgett in 1980 included Vernon Burgett, Mrs. Eva Matson, Mrs. Annabelle (Delmar) Trudeau and Mrs. Ethel (Delbert) Allen and their families. (80)
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50 Franklin County Chancery Records, Vol. 1, pg. 48, dtd 11 May 1835 (LDS microfilm 1299073).
51 Smith Cemetery, Barkley Township, Jasper County, Indiana, www.marknehemiah.com/gorrells/Cem.JAS.Smith.html
52 History of Pickaway & Franklin Counties, 1880, p. 214.
53 History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties published by the Williams Bros., 1880, p. 288, section on Darby Township.
54 Dillman-Kelley-Burgett Families of Tippecanoe, IN, Updated: Apr 13, 2002.
55 Hamphire County, Virginia (West Virginia) Deed Book, Vol. 28, p. 51.
56 Register of non-commissioned officers and privates, 1777-1783. Accession 24296. State government records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219. 1 Volume, 120 pages. Revolutionary Army register, division 3, volume 1. “Register & description of noncommissioned officers & privates at Albemarle Old Ct. House -- B”
57 Hampshire County, VA, Minute Book, page 20.
58 1820 census, Hampshire County, Virginia, p. 256.
59 History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, 1880, p. 335.
60 History of Pickaway County, Ohio, edited by A.R. Van Cleaf, p. 146.
61 Deed Book B, page 489.
62 Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850.
63 Tippecanoe County, Indiana Will Book Vol. 2, pp. 93-94.
64 1830 census, Tippecanoe County, Fairfield Township, M19_31, p. 134.
65 Will Records of Clark County, Kentucky, Volume II August 28, 1809 - April 1826, OS p. 13.
66 Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850. Comer John E Daynitt Mazetta Carroll 5-5-1835.
67 Smith Cemetery, Barkley Township, Jasper County, Indiana, www.marknehemiah.com/gorrells/Cem.JAS.Smith.html.
69 James Willison-Ttippecanoe Co., Indiana. Email to WILLISON-L@rootsweb.com, March 2004. Citing Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, 1888.
70 Lafayette Daily Courier, Thursday, November 10, 1859.
71 “Old Tippecanoe Towns Brought To Mind By Yorktown Demise,” Lafayette Journal and Courier, March 4, 1969. A town called Harrisonville was founded in 1834 by John Burget, but it later was absorbed by Battle Ground. Harrisonville was near the site of Battle Ground High School.
72 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol. A, Book 6, lic. 104, Iroquois County.
73 J. W. Kern, Past and Present of Iroquois County, Illinois, Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1907, p. 695.
74 Elias Burgett obituary. Email from Madeline Bechtold, January 23, 2000. Citing Weekly Commercial (Danville IL), Tues July 25, 1899.
75 Iroquois County Times (Watseka, IL), November 20, 1874. On Rootsweb Family Tree. Thomas Family Charles Co., MD to Iroquois Co., IL, March 13, 2004, Cheryl Wixon Gocken.
76 Harvey Hoover Family Tree, Aug 25, 2001, Harvey Hoover, Ancestry.com family tree, accessed May 2004.
77 Watseka Republican (Watseka, IL), June 29, 1910, p. 29.
78 Watseka Republican (Watseka, IL), April 13, 1904.
79 Lewis Burgett entry. Iroquios County Death Record, Vol. 1, p. 193, No. 159.
80 Milford Sesquicentennial Souvenir Book 1830-1980, p. 144.
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