Capt. George Burt by Charles “Ed” Laidlaw NSSAR #174735

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.

In the “Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia,” page 246, dated 1841, there is a list of William Brooks’ heirs including his wife, sons, and the married names of his daughters: “It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that William Brooks, deceased, was a Revolutionary pensioner, that he departed this life on the 24th day of January, 1841, leaving his widow, Anna Brooks, and the following being all his heirs and legal representatives, to wit, John Brooks, William Brooks, Richard Brooks, Thomas Brooks, James Brooks, Margaret Kirk, Elizabeth Stephenson, Nancy Clyburn, Sally Todd, Polly Brooks and Louise Asberry, it is ordered that the same be certified.”

William is buried next to his wife Nancy in a small fenced in area named the Brooks Cemetery located on a private farm in Thompson Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia.

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.

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