Biography of Benjamin Burt
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Burt, Benjamin, born at Warwick, Orange County, N. Y., March 9, 1750, came to Chemung in 1789 among the early settlers, where he died May 10, 1826. His wife was Johanna Parshall, and she was born February 16, 1754, and died at Chemung on March 20, 1850, aged ninety three. By her he had these children: Benjamin, Ruth, David, Keziah Beldon, Israel, Asahel, and Elizabeth. David Burt, born at Sugar Loaf, Lycoming' County, Pa., in 1886, married Phebe, daughter of Kenney Burnham, of Chemung, N. Y., and their children were Benjamin F., George W., David A. J., Mary, Isabella and C. Columbus (twins), Susan, John W., Phebe A. and William E. John W. Burt was born at Chemung in August, 1833. He married A., Sayre, of Chemung, daughter of Thompson Sayre, and their children are Zella and Helen. Mr. Burt owns and occupies his father's farm. George W. Burt was horn at Ridgebury, Bradford County, Pa., December 28, 1823, and in 1830 he came to Chemung, where he married Harriet daughter of George and Polly Baldwin. Their children were Jacob, Sarah, Emma, and Frank. He married, second, Abbe, daughter of John and Emmeline (Murrey) Benedict. They had one son, John B. His third wife was Rachel, daughter of Abram and Laura (Brink) Willis, of Union, Broome County, N. Y., by whom he has one son, Willis G. He is now a farmer in Chemung, where he has lived since seven years of age. He served in Company C, Fiftieth New York Engineers, from Ithaca, N. Y., for three years, when he was disabled, and in 1861 he received an honorable discharge. He now draws a pension.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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