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William and his brother Milberry were two of the sons of Jehoiakim BURGHARDT/BURGET, Sr. (b. 1 Jul 1752, Loonenburg, Greene, NY to Coenraad BURGAART/BURGET/BURGHARDT and Judick VAN VALKENBURG). Jehoiakim married Sarah WHITE around 1770 in Schoharie or Middleburgh, NY (she was born 1753, NY; d. Geneva, Ashtabula Co., OH) [Jehoiakim Sr. probably died in either Kortright, Delaware Co., NY or Smithville, Chenango Co., NY, and Sarah [or the Indian maiden] presumably migrated from NY with her children to Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., OH, ca 1813. She was also presumed to have been buried on the homestead of her son, Jehoiakim BURGET, Jr., in Geneva, Ashtabula Co., OH [originally Harpersfield], because the locals would not allow an Indian to be buried in the local town cemetery.]
Excerpt from History of the Western Reserve by Harriet Taylor Upton - Vol. 3, 1910
'Prominent among the early settlers of Harpersfield township, Ashtabula County, was William Burgett, Sr., who came here from New York with his family in 1819, being then past forty years of age, his birth having occurred in 1776. Wild animals of all kinds then roamed at will through the dense woods, and a few Indians remained, but were for the most part friendly. Building a log cabin, he was here employed as a tiller of the soil until his death, in 1830. He married, in New York, Abbie Andrews, by whom he had seven children, as follows; Jehoiakim W., John, Reuben, Priscilla, William Jr., David and Ursula.'
Known children were;
~Jehoiakim W., b. 6 Dec 1799, Harpersfield, Delaware, NY; d. 23 Feb 1846, McHenry Co., IL; m. 4 Apr 1826, Trumbull, Ashtabula, OH to Sarissa Anne Patterson (b. 30 Jun 1810, NY; d. 9 Feb 1883, Rockford, IL)
~John A., b. 28 Dec 1801, NY (probably Harpersfield; d. 1858 (between Mar and Apr), Utica, Livingston, MO; m. 28 Dec 1826, Ashtabula Co., OH to Lucy M. Hoskins ; some of their children were...
Henry Burgett (1830 - 1888)
William Milbury Burgett (1832-1910)
Dama Abia Burget Singletary (1834-1901)
John Hoskins Burget (1836-1872)
Ira Alvinza Burgett (1837-1911)
Harriet Burget Wallen (1837?-1899)
~Reuben F., b. 1804, probably Harpersfield, Delaware, NY; m. ca 1825 to Alvira Patterson; d. after 1884, probably Kings Valley, Benton Co., OR; a son of Reuben and Alvira was William Burgett, (1832~1914)
~Priscilla, b. 1809, Smithville, Chenango, NY; d. 1862, Ashtabula Co., OH.
~Rhoda, b. 1810, Smithville; d. Chenango Co.
~Milbery, b. 1810, Smithville; d. Chenango Co.
~William, Jr., b. 22 Aug 1813, Smithville; m. 11 Feb 1838, Ashtabula Co., OH to Mary Pool (b. 10 Feb 1819, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 26 Jan 1886, Morgan, Ashtabula, OH); d. 28 Jan 1886, Morgan, Ashtabula, OH.
~David White, b. 13 Jan 1817, Harpersfield, Ashtabula, OH; m. 1861, Van Buren Co., MI to Lydia Priscilla Alger (b. 24 Feb 1840, OH; d. 1879, Columbia Twp, Van Buren, MI); d. 30 Sep 1903, Columbia Twp (bur. Gobles, Van Buren Co.).
~Lydian, b. after 1820, Ashtabula Co., OH; m. Edward Harvey.
~Ursula, b. after 1820 (probably 1826 or 1836), Ashtabula Co., OH; m. 15 Aug 1855, Livingston Co., MO. to Henry Russell.
Abigail Andrews Burget (1781 - 1861)
John A(ndrews?) Burget (1801 - 1858)*
Priscilla Burget (1809 - 1862)*
William Burget (1813 - 1886)*
David White Burgett (1817 - 1903)*
South River Road Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 17, 2009
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