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John Burgett and Catherine Henderson


Compiled by Judy Griffin, 2007 - email address




Burgett

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

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:

“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.



Jacob Burgett

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:

Widow: Sarah
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:




Frederick Burgett

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.


Phebe Kent

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.”

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:




John Burgett

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 son)
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.

The children of John and Sophia:



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:

Children of Elias and Madama:

‘Adopted’ child of Elias and Delilah:



Lewis Burgett

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:

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)



Endnotes

1 Official Roster - Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Ohio, Columbus, OH: F. J. Hear, 1929.

2 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 10, p. 230.

3 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 17, p. 439.

4 Burget =Purget of New Creek, very upper Potomac River of WV? Email from Hermon B Fagley to OHBROWN-L@rootsweb.com.

5 Re: Purgett/Burgett. Email from Gjohn45244@aol.com to author, 14 Feb 2000.

6 Carl N. Thompson, Historical Collections of Brown County, Ohio, p. 28.

7 Valentine Burgett 1773-1829, posted by Marian Robinson, 31 Oct 2000, on Brown County, Ohio Rootsweb message board. Citing Brown County Cemetery Book.

8 Prepared October 30, 2003 by Patrick Kenney.

9 5-28-1802 census Pleasant township, now Brown Co, Oh, posted by Hermon B. Fagley, 20 Apr 2002, on OHBROWN-L@rootsweb.com.

10 Clermont Co atlas, reprinte, has 1800-17 Brown Co pioneers. Posted by Hermon B. Fagley, April 20, 2002, on OHBROWN-L@rootsweb.com.

11 Val Burgett Jr bible. [Mouth of Straight Creek s BROWN CO]. Posted by Hermon B. Fagley, September 12, 1999, on OHBROWN-L@rootsweb.com.

12 Death Record Book 1:10.

13 Gjohn45244@aol.com, http://showcase.netins.net/web/sellerfamily/genny.htm.

14 Gjohn45244@aol.com, http://showcase.netins.net/web/sellerfamily/genny.htm.

15 Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19. Submitter Eric Dan Richhart.

16 Copy of will rec’d 6 Feb 1998 from Clermont County, Ohio Probate Court, 76 South Riverside Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Transcribed by T. Bodkin.

17 IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 North America. Margate Burget; Spouse: James Thompson; Marriage: 11 SEP 1805, Clermont, Ohio. Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. Source Information: Batch No.: M514461 Dates: 1801 - 1821 Source Call No.: 0327559 V. 1, 1A-1B Type: Film. Marriage records, 1801-1910, Probate Court (Clermont County), Microfilm of original records in the Clermont County Courthouse, Batavia, Ohio.

18 Valentine Lane/Lain/Layne, posted on OHCLERMO-L Rootsweb mail list, February 8, 2003, by Hermon B. Fagley.

19 Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Ohio Census, 1790-1890. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-.

20 Direct Data Capture, comp. War of 1812 Service Records. [database on-line] Ancestry.com, 1999-. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 M602, 234 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

21 Dillman-Kelley-Burgett Families of Tippecanoe, IN, Updated: Apr 13, 2002.

22 Virginia Land Office Northern Neck Grants, Book Q, p. 234.

23 Hampshire County (WV) deeds, Vol. 17, pp. 428, 433.

24 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 5, p. 208.

25 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 15, p. 82.

26 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 17, p. 439.

27 Early Records - Hampshire Co., VA, Sage & Jones, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969.

28 “Hampshire Co (W) Va Deed Book 5 for 1779-1781.” in Hampshire & Hardy Counties, (W) VA Abstracts compiled by Larry G. Shuck, published by Closson Press.

29 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 17, p. 447.

30 Virginia Land Office Northern Neck Grants, Book T, p. 353.

31 Virginia Land Office Northern Neck Grants, Book V, p. 194-95.

32 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 10, p. 230.

33 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 17, p. 439.

34 Virginia Land Office Northern Neck Grants, Book I, p. 121.

35 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 15, p. 85, 125-125.

36 Virginia Land Office Northern Neck Grants, Book X, p. 260.

37 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 17, p. 123.

38 Vol. 14. p. 24.

39 Virginia Land Office Northern Neck Grants, Book X, p. 259.

40 Virginia Land Office Northern Neck Grants, Book X, p. 260.

41 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 10, p. 536.

42 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 17, p. 443.

43 Sage & Jones, Early Records of Hampshire County.

44 Hampshire County Deeds, Vol. 15. pp. 82, 85.

45 Hampshire County (WV) deeds, book 17, page 428.

46 Hampshire County Minute Book Abstracts.

47 1880 History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties.

48 History of Pickaway County, Ohio, Edited and Compiled by Hon. Aaron R. Van Cleaf, Circleville, Ohio. Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Company, 1906, pp. 19, 276, 592.

49 History of Pickaway County, Ohio, Edited and Compiled by Hon. Aaron R. Van Cleaf, Circleville, Ohio. Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Company, 1906, p. 592.

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.

68 Lisa.

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.