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Esther Burritt

Esther Burritt

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  • Name Esther Burritt  [1
    Born 8 May 1765  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Jun 1835  [1
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    Person ID I24601  Rgstrong Family genes.
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2013 

    Father Ancestors Daniel Burritt, Sr. UE,   b. 22 May 1735, Newtown,Fairfield,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1827, Augusta Township,Grenville,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Sarah Collins,   b. 1 May 1733,   d. 2 Jun 1815  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1756  New Milford,Litchfield,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joseph Young,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1789  [1
     1. Adoniram Young,   b. 1784,   d. 1845  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F8759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ichabod Benedict,   b. 1759-1760,   d. 2 Mar 1822  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1789  [1
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F8760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S957] United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada., UELAC, (http://www.uelac.org/ : 22 Oct 2004), accessed 12 Dec 2013), Submitted by [descendants] Michael W. Broad, Jennifer Moon Labelle, Edwina Mullen, and Helen Huckle, "Making the Loyalists: Largest Loyalist Families", Sect. 13. Daniel Burritt, Sr. (12 children) (Reliability: 3), 12 Dec 2013.
      13. Daniel Burritt, Sr. (12 children)
      Daniel Burritt, Sr. was born on 22 May 1735 in Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut and passed away in Augusta Township, Grenville County, Ontario on 4 February 1827. He was the eldest son of Captain Stephen Burritt (b. 1706) and Mary Dayton (1716-1762). Daniel was a grandson of Josiah Burritt (b. 1681) and Mary Peat/Peet (b. 1683), great-grandson of Captain Stephen Burritt (1640/1-1697/8) and Sarah Nichols (1649-1730), and a 2nd great-grandson of William Burritt (d. 1651) and Mrs. Elizabeth Burritt (maiden name unverified, rumoured to have been "Jones;" d. 1681) of Wales who settled with their children in Fairfield County, Connecticut. On 8 February 1756, in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Daniel Burritt married Sarah Collins (1 May 1733 –  2 June 1815), daughter of Nathan Collins (b. 25 Nov 1703). A blacksmith by profession, he became a landowner in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont where he and Sarah moved their family by 1775.
      During the Revolution, the Burritt family was split between Loyalist and Patriot factions; quite literally brother against brother. While Daniel Burritt, Sr. fought for the Loyalist cause, his brothers Andrew (1741-1836), Israel (1744-1833), Josiah (d. 1813), and Sherman (d. 1833) fought on the side of the Patriots. Daniel Burritt, Sr. saw active service with Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's forces at the Battle of Saratoga. He and his wife Sarah endured several confiscations of land and livestock. His children were also of staunch Loyalist persuasion; indeed his two eldest sons, Adoniram and Stephen also became United Empire Loyalists for their efforts on behalf of the Crown.
      Following the Revolution, Daniel Burritt, Sr. and his family made their home in Augusta Township, Grenville County, Ontario. He bought land and was also granted Crown land (having submitted petitions between 1786 and 1802). His name appears on the Executive List of United Empire Loyalists. Sadly, Daniel and Sarah Burritt had to part from their daughters Phoebe (wife of Robert Buck) and Esther (wife of Joseph Young, and second Ichabod Benedict) who decided to remain in Vermont.
      The War of 1812 found the large, extended Burritt family in Upper Canada and the United States again on opposing sides. All four of Daniel and Sarah's surviving sons (Adoniram, Stephen, Daniel Jr., and Major) and two of his grandsons (Stephen's sons Henry and Edmund) were officers in the 2nd Grenville Regiment of Militia, and fought in four engagements against the American forces: at Prescott, Salmon River, Ogdensburg, and Crysler's Farm.
      Stephen Burritt, a Revolutionary War veteran who served with Roger's Rangers, founded the village of Burritt's Rapids, was a Justice of the Peace, and during the War of 1812 became commanding officer of the 2nd Grenville Regiment of Militia. Daniel Burritt, Jr. became commanding officer of the 2nd Grenville Regiment of Militia following the War of 1812, and served his community as a magistrate. Major Burritt, Esq. became a successful farmer and jurist.
      The twelve children of Daniel Burritt, Sr. UE and Sarah (Collins) Burritt, with their spouses:
      1. Lois Burritt, b. 16 Oct 1756, d. 21 Dec 1849, m. 1785 Jehiel Hurd, b. 8 Nov 1760, d. 2 April 1829, son of Phineas Hurd, UE and Anna Hawley.
      2. Adoniram Burritt, b. 16 July 1758, d. 10 April 1856, m. 21 Nov 1793 Sarah Read, b. 28 June 1778, d. 17 Sept 1829, daughter of Moses Read, UE.
      3. Stephen Burritt, b. 2 Nov 1759, d. 13 Jan 1854, m. about 1790 Martha Stevens, b. 1771/2, d. 2 March 1830.
      4. Edmund Burritt, b. 7 Dec 1761, d. 1796/98, m. Philena Hinds.
      5. Phoebe Burritt, b. 6 Oct 1763 m. Robert Buck, son of Lemuel Buck and Bethia McEwan.
      6. Esther Burritt, b. 8 May 1765, d. 30 June 1835, m. 1) Joseph Young, and in 1789 2) Ichabod Benedict, b. 1759/60, d. 2 March 1822.
      7. Urania Burritt, b. 13 Feb 1767, m. Ziba Marcus Phillips, UE.
      8. Sarah Burritt, d. Oct 1803, m. Asahel Hurd, b. 14 Nov 1768, d. 23 Jan 1839, son of Phineas Hurd, UE and Anna Hawley.
      9. Tamer Burritt, d. 28 Dec 1819, m. about 1796 David Wright, b. 16 Nov 1763, d. 25 Oct 1819, son of Ebenezer Wright, UE and Mercy Leach.
      10. Daniel Burritt, Jr., b. 22 March 1772, d. 27 April 1859, m. 1797 Electa Landon, b. 1777/8, d. 10 May 1857, daughter of Samuel Landon, UE and Sarah Sprague.
      11. Major Burritt, b. 13 Oct 1775, d. 27 Jan 1863, m. about 1796 Mary Towsley, b. 1773/4, d. 4 Jan 1844.
      12. Nancy Burritt m. Thomas McIlmoyle.
      The information contained herein has been compiled through the use of vital records, gravestone inscriptions, military records, land records, town and county histories, and reputable, published genealogies. Please note that the identifying labels of "Loyalist" and "Patriot" are used here as an honorable preference to the disrespectful and dated terms "Tory" and "Rebel."
      Submitted by direct descendants of Daniel Burritt, Sr. through his son Major Burritt: Michael William Broad and Jennifer Moon Labelle, and his through daughter Esther Burritt: Edwina Mullen and Helen Huckle Elford.