George Burt (1747 - 24 May 1794) from Raynham, Massachusetts, was captain of a vessel running from the Ware, about one mile from the Court House in Taunton. The vessels were towed by horses to and from the Ware. He enlisted as a private in Captain Isaac Thayer’s Company, Col. Thomas Marshall’s Regiment, June 17, 1776. He was still in service January 1, 1777.
Patriot Burt is shown in Burt family genealogy records with the title of "Captain," but this is probably derived from his occupational title.
References and Notes
Burt, William Lee. "Richard Burt, William L Burt of Taunton By 1944." 44-13510: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, Washington, DC 20540.
--submitted by Charles “Ed” Laidlaw NSSAR #174735