|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1761|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1814|
New York, USA
*He came to Michigan*
Jesse Burbank was born in Boxford, Essex Co., MA. Son of David Burbank and Deborah Gage. Grandson of Caleb Burbank and Hannah Acie. Brother of 8 siblings. Common law husband of Mary Sutton (English name; Mary was Native American. There were no white women in MI territory at the time) and husband of Sarah Hickley. Father of eight children with Mary Sutton. Jesse and Mary had to obtain a legal divorce in 1802 because they were together for 11 years. She got three of the children, her clothes and a cow. He got 5 children, the land and the bills.
Jesse fought in the American Revolution in MA when he was only 15 years old. He served in Captain Samuel King's company as private and also in Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. from August 1, 1776 to Nov 1, 1776 at Hull. He then became a sailor with Northwest Trading Company working for Angus Mackintosh. Jesse was the captain of the Ships "Caledonia", and "Charlotte", sailing the Great Lakes to Buffalo, NY, Montreal, Canada, and Sault St. Marie, MI. There is an account of a fire on his ship, "Charlotte", occuring in 1799. James Rough, captain of the ship, "Russell", helped him put it out. This account is in the book, "Detroit's First Decade", 1796 - 1895".
Jesse came to Mi Territory with his cousin John and brothers William and David. He bought land from the French on the River Rouge in MI and had to file claim to the property in 1811 to make it legal. James Madison was then president. In 1803 Jesse married Sarah Hickley on Jun 6 in Fort Erie, Niagara Region, Ontario and later moved to Buffalo, NY. When he died in 1814 the land went to his son, John, and his son, William, my 3rd great-grandfather, bought it from him.
Note: Mary Sutton's father or grandfather was Chief Konkapot of the Stockbridge Native American Mohican tribe in MA and removed to WI. Currently doing research on this with family members. His was a name my mother spoke of often because it was passed down in the family. There's always something new in genealogy.
~Maternal 4th great-grandfather~
~Thanks to my cousin, Cheryl, for local research~
William Burbank (1797 - ____)*
Created by: With Love, Gen Gal
Record added: Jan 27, 2008
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