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Martha Welles Burritt
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1745
Stratford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1786
Mahopac Falls
Putnam County
New York, USA

The following dramatic account is of the capture of Rev. Blackleach Burritt. The account was received from Diantha Burritt Gray and written by her daughter, Mrs. Diantha Eloise Gray Sackett.

"At the seizure, in Greenwich, Connecticut, some privates burst into their bedroom. Grandmother sprang between the raised bayonets and her husband, holding them at bay, (heroic daughter of the Revolution, Patriot mother, wife!) till an officer ordered 'them to desist. As they did not then allow him time enough, or had not enough of human kindness to let him dress, his poor wife followed, clothes in hand, begging a chance for him to put some on, which finally they granted with rough oaths. She then followed to the water (Greenwich Harbor Marina) pleading for her two cows. With 'Let the damned Rebel minister's wife have one of them!' she drove it back to her desolated home, grief for her lost husband and pity for her helpless children dividing her heart."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Gideon Wells (1719 - 1805)
  Eunice Walker Wells (1719 - 1805)
 
 Spouse:
  Blackleach Burritt (1744 - 1794)
 
 Children:
  Eunice Burritt Hopkins (1766 - 1799)*
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Welles Burritt (1745 - 1786)
  Huldah Welles Blackman (1749 - 1820)*
  Deborah Welles Burritt (1752 - 1815)*
  Robert Wells (1756 - 1837)*
  Ruth Welles Hatch (1759 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Presbyterian Churchyard
Mahopac Falls
Putnam County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Member#47194125
Record added: Dec 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63044890
 


- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015

- Member#47194125
 Added: Aug. 2, 2013
 
 
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