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Dr Eli Burritt
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1773
Pound Ridge
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1823
Troy
Rensselaer County
New York, USA

He was the son of Rev. Blackleach Burritt and Martha Welles.

born March 12, 1773 at Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York
died September 01, 1823 Troy, Rensselaer County, New York

Dr. Ely Burritt graduated from Williams College, class of 1800 and was licensed to practice medicine at Troy, New York, on March 29, 1802 and quickly gained recognition for his medical skills. A tradition of Dr. Burritt is, that on the capture of his father being then a boy of six years, he threw corn cobs at the British soldiers as an expression of his patriotic indignation! Dr. Francis Wayland (1796-1865), fourth president of Brown University, said the following about his former teacher: "Dr. Burritt was a man of remarkable logical powers, of enthusiastic love of his profession, and of great and deserved confidence in his own judgment. He stood at the head of his profession in Troy, and in the neighboring region, and was a person of high moral character."
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Blackleach Burritt (1744 - 1794)
  Martha Welles Burritt (1745 - 1786)
 
 Spouse:
  Mehitabel Stratton Adams (1779 - 1856)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Hamilton Burritt (1805 - 1877)*
  William Henry Burritt (1817 - 1847)*
  Julia Ann Burritt Robbins (1820 - 1839)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eunice Burritt Hopkins (1766 - ____)*
  Melissa Burritt Raymond (1768 - 1849)*
  Martha Burritt Gray (1770 - 1851)*
  Sarah Burritt Wells (1772 - 1831)*
  Eli Burritt (1773 - 1823)
  Gideon Burritt (1774 - 1858)*
  Diantha Burritt Gray (1776 - 1846)*
  Blackleach Burritt (1779 - 1830)*
  Prudence Burritt Welles (1782 - 1852)*
  Susannah Burritt Adams (1786 - 1881)*
  Deborah Burritt Hatch (1790 - 1854)**
  Selah Welles Burritt (1793 - 1810)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Ely Burritt, M D. This distinguished ornament of the profession of Medicine died Sept 1 A D 1823 aged 50 years
 
Burial:
Old Mount Ida Cemetery
Troy
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Brett
Record added: Jun 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27542567
Dr Eli Burritt
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