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Joseph BURT

M, b. 1731, d. August 1788
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4th great-grandfather of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
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     Joseph BURT was born in 1731 in Gloucester County, Virginia, son of John BURTT and Grace HOWARD.1
     Joseph BURT was baptised on 7 November 1731 at Abington Parish Church, son of John BURTT and Grace HOWARD.1 He was a planter and merchant. Brothers Joseph and Richard Burt moved to Edgecombe county, North Carolina by 1748 where they served in Capt. Nathaniel Bradford's company of Edgecombe County militia during the 1750s.
     Joseph BURT on 20 September 1750, with John and Lucy Burt, was a witness to Benjamin Rush's gift of 120 acres to his daughterJane, wife of George Bledsoe, whereon the Bledsoes now live, part of 640 acres owned by Rush on the south side of Lyons Creek on John Martain's line in Granville County. Joseph bought land from Joshua Perry on 28 February 1756 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Mr. Perry of Edgecombe County, North Carolina deeded 250 acres of land to Joseph Burt of same county for 30 pds. currency joining Haynes, a road and Rocky Swamp as by patent to Thomas Williams 3 July 1743. Witnesses were Thomas and William Wiggins.2 He and Edward STEVENS Jr. were sworn chain carriers surveying the land granted Richard BURT 13 October 1758 in Granville District, Edgecombe (now Halifax) County, North Carolina. The survey took place 7 Oct 1754, with Jno. Haywood the surveyor.3,4
     Joseph married Elizabeth (?) circa 1760. She may have been Elizabeth Walton.
     In 1758, Halifax County was formed from Edgecombe County. Joseph BURT was living on 4 July 1760 in Halifax County, North Carolina, as detailed by the following land grant: Lord Granville to John Hopkins 237 acres in Halifax County in the Parish of Edgecombe on the south side of Rocky Swamp, joining Joseph Burt, William Wiggins, John Worle, Drakes line, a Branch, and the said swamp. It was signed by mark. Witnesses were J. Montfort and Jno. Bradford. The land was surveyed 13 August 1759, sworn chain carriers Thos. Wiggins, Wm. Wiggins, Egbert Haywood (surveyor). Plat reads "...land surveyed for Francis Drake."5
     Joseph and Richard BURT were employed as surveyors on 5 July 1760 in Granville District, Halifax County, North Carolina. Land Granville granted to John Fish 450 acres in Halifax County in the Parish of Edgecombe, joining Fishes corner, the Thicket Swamp, William Jones, and William Oase. It was signed by John Fish with witnesse J. Montford and James Cane. The land was surveyed 16 July 1753 by Jno. Haywood, surveyor, and sworn chain carriers Joseph and Richard Burt.6,7 He witnessed the deed of an unknown person and John Scowles (or Seouls) on 27 June 1774 in Halifax County, North Carolina.8 Joseph is listed as a patriot by the Daughters of the American Revolution for services rendered during the Revolution. No details are given, but it is believed that he supplied the army with food and horses.9
     Joseph BURT bought land from John Worley on 9 August 1777 in Halifax County, North Carolina. The abstract is John Worley of Halifax Co., to Joseph Burt of same, for 120 pounds proclamation money, 200 acres which had belonged to William Tante. It was signed by John Worley and witnessed by Thos. Lt. Hall and John Harrington.10,11
     Joseph bought land from the State of North Carolina (No. 21) on 1 March 1780 in Halifax County, North Carolina. He purchased 135 acres joining Nasy Hall, George Angell, [John] Harrington, Mr. [John] Marshall and Wall.12,13
     Joseph BURT was included on a tax list in 1784 in District 11, Halifax County. He was taxed for 585 acres, one white poll and six black polls.
     Joseph BURT bought land from Parker Hopkins on 5 November 1784 in Halifax County, North Carolina. Both were residents of Halifax County. For 120 pounds specie Joseph purchased 121 1/2 acres on the west side of Rockey Swamp, joining Joseph Bertt, William Wiggins, Greens Branch, Pig Pen Branch, Parker Hopkins and Sarah Hopkins. It was witnessed by John Chappel and Wm. Hall. On 15 May 1784 John Chappell had sold to Parker Hopkins 3 acres joining Greens Branch. Joseph and John Burt were witnesses.14,15
     Joseph BURT appeared as head of household on a census enumerated 12 February 1786 in Halifax County, North Carolina. The household was listed as 2 males ages 21-60 [Joseph]; 7 males under age 21 or over age 60; 6 white females [Elizabeth]; 7 blacks, ages 12-50; and 4 blacks, under age 12 or over age 60.16
     Joseph BURT died in August 1788 in Halifax County, North Carolina.
     Joseph BURT left a will signed on 20 June 1788, and probated August 1788 in Halifax County, North Carolina. Joseph wrote his will as follows: "In the Name of God Amen. I Joseph Burt of Halifax County in the State of North Carolina, Planter, being weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God... I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Burt one Negro Girl Dilce... I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Joseph Burt all that Tract or Parcel of Land which was granted to me by Deed from John Worley in... [1777]... containing two hundred acres, more or less, also one Negro Boy named Simon, also one Bay Mare, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, and all the other things which I have given into his Possession... I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Stephen Burt one Negro Man named David also one bay Horse called Barny and one Feather Bed and Furniture, the Negro and Horse to be delivered to him the first Day of January next and the Bed when he comes to the Age of Twenty-one Years Old...I give and bequeath to my beloved Son William Burt one Negro Boy named Ned, and one bay Colt called Sparrow... I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Jesse Burt, one Negro Man named Sam, and one black Colt... the Negro to be hired out for him after two years from the first Day of next January... I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Zacheus Burt one Negro Man named Lewis... I leave one negro Girl named Jude to be Sold by my Executors and a Young Negro to be bought with the Money, which negro I give and bequeath to my beloved son James Burt, to him and his Heirs forever... I give and bequeath to my beloved son Richard Burt one Negro Girl named Millia... I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Salley Flewellen one Negro Woman named Millia and her child Essex... I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Burt one negro girl named Hannah to be delivered to her when she comes to the age of Eighteen Years old or sooner if she marries, and also one sorrel mare... I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Mary Burt one negro girl named [Roz?]... I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Burt two Negro women Viz. Lyd and Surprisor, during her natural Life also the Land and Plantation whereon I now live... I also lend to my Son John Burt the Land and Plantation whereon he now lives if he continues to live on it, during the Time that my Wife shall live. At the Death of my Wife, my Will and Desire is that the two Negro Women, Lyd and Surprisor, and their Increase, and all my Land except that which I have given to my son Joseph Burt, shall be Equally Divided, Share and Share alike between nine of my children Viz. John Burt, William Burt, Jesse Burt, Zacheus Burt, James Burt, Richard Burt, Salley Flewellen, Elizabeth Burt, and Mary Burt... I also lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Burt three Feather Beds and Furniture, and all the rest of my Estate which was not before mentioned during the Time of her natural life. And at her Death I desire it all to be divided between Seven of my Childen in the following manner, first giving Ten Pounds Specie to Zacheus Burt, also Ten Pounds to James Burt, also Ten Pounds to Richard Burt, and also Ten Pounds to Mary Burt, and then the remainder to be divided equally... between William Burt, Elizabeth Burt, Jesse Burt, Mary Burt, Zacheus Burt, James Burt, and Richard Burt..." Joseph Burt named as his executors "my beloved son John Burt and my trusty Friends, Benjamin Doles, Jesse Read, and William Burt." Joseph Burt signed the will by his mark, and witnesses were John Marshall, Shadrack F Ellen [Flewellen] and Edwin Drake.17,18
Last Edited=18 Aug 2012

Children of Joseph BURT and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S19] Robert W. Robins, The Register of Abington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia 1677-1780.
  2. [S256] Margaret Hofmann, Edgecombe Co., NC Deeds, Edgecombe County Deed Book 6, pg. 1.
  3. [S59] Barbara Goodson, Burt Website, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~burtsou/, Family of Joseph and Elizabeth Burt.
  4. [S371] Margaret M. Hofmann, Granville District Land Grants, Patent Book 11, Patent 517, pg. 123.
  5. [S371] Margaret M. Hofmann, Granville District Land Grants, Patent Book 14, pg. 2937.
  6. [S371] Margaret M. Hofmann, Granville District Land Grants, Patent Book 14, pg. 2931.
  7. [S59] Barbara Goodson, Burt Website, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~burtsou/, Joseph and Elizabeth Burt pages.
  8. [S558] Deloris Williams, "Burt Deeds," listserve message 3 Mar 2005, Source: "Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina, 1771-1786", Deed Book 13, #294.
  9. [S178] Daughters of the American Revolution, Patriot Index, Joseph Burt, ancestor# A019678.
  10. [S558] Deloris Williams, "Burt Deeds," listserve message 3 Mar 2005, Source: "Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina, 1771-1786", Deed Book 13, #634.
  11. [S872] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Deeds of Halifax 1771-1786, pg.53, DB13 pg. 723.
  12. [S558] Deloris Williams, "Burt Deeds," listserve message 3 Mar 2005, Source: "Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina, 1771-1786", Deed Book 15, #1235.
  13. [S872] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Deeds of Halifax 1771-1786, pg.95, DB15 pg. 196.
  14. [S558] Deloris Williams, "Burt Deeds," listserve message 3 Mar 2005, Source: "Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina, 1771-1786", Deed Book 15, #1284 and 1269.
  15. [S872] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Deeds of Halifax 1771-1786, pg.98, DB15 pg. 265.
  16. [S255] Alvaretta K. Register, State Census of N. C., Joseph Birt household.
  17. [S59] Barbara Goodson, Burt Website, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~burtsou/, Joseph and Elizabeth Burt webpages.
  18. [S400] Halifax Co. Archives, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/halifax.htm, Will Book 3, pg. 152.

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