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Jehiel Hurd

Jehiel Hurd

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  • Name Jehiel Hurd  [1
    Born 8 Nov 1760  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 1812  ,,,Upper Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    War of 1812 
    • Captain in the 2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia participated in four engagements: at Prescott (4 Oct 1812), Salmon River (23 Nov 1812), Ogdensburg (22 Feb 1813), and the Battle of Crysler's Farm (11 Nov 1813).
    Died 2 Apr 1829  [1
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    Person ID I24608  Rgstrong Family genes.
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2013 

    Father Phineas Hurd, UE,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Hawley,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Lois Burritt,   b. 16 Oct 1756, New Milford,Litchfield,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1849  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1785  [1
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F8752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    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.

    2. [S957] United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada., UELAC, (http://www.uelac.org/ : 22 Oct 2004), accessed 17 Dec 2013), Submitted by Michael W. Broad, "Making the Loyalists: Loyalists and the War of 1812", Sons of Daniel Burritt, Sr. (Reliability: 3), 17 Dec 2013.
      Sons of Daniel Burritt Sr.
      Daniel Burritt, Sr. (1735-1827) was a Loyalist from Arlington, Vermont who, with his two eldest sons Adoniram and Stephen, fought alongside General John Burgoyne's forces at the Battle of Saratoga. In 1792 Daniel, with his wife Sarah Collins (1733-1815) and their children (except for two married daughters who remained in Vermont) moved to Grenville County, Ontario where Adoniram and Stephen, had already settled among the Loyalist community. Daniel and Sarah were the parents of four sons who served in the Upper Canadian Militia during the War of 1812. Adoniram, Stephen, Daniel Jr., and Major (his actual forename) were all officers in the 2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia.
      Grandchildren of Daniel Burritt, Sr. who served in the war (all in the same regiment) included Calvin Burritt (private), Adoniram Young (private, later sergeant), Ziba M. Phillips Jr. (sergeant, later ensign, and post-war captain), Henry Burritt (lieutenant, and post-war lieutenant colonel), and Edmund Burritt (ensign, and post-war lieutenant colonel).
      Additionally, three of his sons-in-law served during the war. Thomas McIlmoyle, husband of Nancy Burritt (born ca. 1777), served as a private in the 1st Regiment of Grenville Militia. Captain Jehiel Hurd (1760-1829), husband of Lois Burritt (1756-1849), and Captain Asahel Hurd (1768-1839), husband of Sarah "Sally" Burritt (1768-1803), were sons of Loyalist Phineas Hurd and they too served in the 2nd Grenville with the four Burritt brothers.
      In total, twelve members of Daniel Burritt, Sr.'s family participated in the War of 1812: four sons, five grandsons, and three sons-in-law.
      The 2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia participated in four engagements: at Prescott (4 Oct 1812), Salmon River (23 Nov 1812), Ogdensburg (22 Feb 1813), and the Battle of Crysler's Farm (11 Nov 1813). All members of the family survived the war.
      Daniel's sons received their commissions in February 1812. Adoniram, Stephen, and Daniel Jr. were commissioned captains, and his youngest son Major was commissioned a lieutenant.
      Captain Adoniram Burritt (1758-1856), a United Empire Loyalist in his own right, is missing from many of the wartime regimental pay lists, although his name does appear on the muster rolls at the very beginning of the war and toward the end of the war. While the reason for his absences is unclear, it may explain why Major (his youngest brother by a difference of seventeen years) had command of a company even though he held a lieutenant's commission rather than that of a captain (the typical rank of a company commander). Adoniram retained his commission despite his absence from pay lists at various periods during the war, which may have accounted for the delay in his brother's promotion to captain until a vacancy arose after the war. A large number of the officers in the 2nd Grenville during the war were Burritt relatives by either blood or marriage. One might speculate that Adoniram (who was fifty-seven by the final year of the war) may not have been asked to resign his commission due to family ties with many of the regiment's officers and due to respect for his status as a Loyalist veteran of the Revolution. Adoniram was married to Sarah Read (1778-1829, daughter of Loyalist Moses Read, Sr.), and they had ten children.
      Stephen Burritt (1759-1844), also a United Empire Loyalist in his own right, was commissioned a captain and quickly promoted to major. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 5 July 1812 and was appointed commanding officer of the 2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia. For a time, he had charge of the garrison at Fort Wellington. The regimental muster rolls and pay lists that he signed, often with notations, provide an invaluable resource for genealogists and historians. His time as commanding officer included the crucial battle at Crysler's farm. He was married to Martha Stevens (1771/2-1830, daughter of Loyalist Roger Stevens), and they had six children. He founded the village of Burritt's Rapids prior to the war, and eventually many of his family members relocated to the vicinity. After the war, Stephen continued to serve his community as a justice of the peace, and even had the pleasure of presiding over the marriages of several of the younger members of the large, extended Burritt family.
      Captain Daniel Burritt, Jr. (1772-1859), a Loyalist by descent, led a flank company. As the most senior captain, in 1813 he held the rank of acting major. At one point, Daniel Jr. commanded the artillery at Fort Wellington. When an American cannonball thundered into the officers' mess, he famously had it reloaded and fired back across the Saint Lawrence River to the American forces at Ogdensburg, New York. Fortunately, the occupants of the mess escaped injury when the iron ball crashed through, and when fired back to Ogdensburg it only hit the town's clock tower. The Americans saved the cannonball, and after the war presented it to Daniel Jr. as a token of goodwill. Unfortunately, the significance of this gesture of reconciliation and friendship has not received enough attention by historians. Daniel Jr. was married to Electa Landon (1778/9-1857, daughter of Loyalist Samuel Landon), and they had at least five children. Post-war, he succeeded Stephen as lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of the 2nd Grenville and by 1827 was given the honourary position of Colonel of the Regiment. Daniel Jr. donated the land in Burritt's Rapids upon which Christ Church was built, and also donated the land for the church's cemetery. Today, he is sometimes erroneously identified as "Daniel Hamlet Burritt," who was actually one of his sons and just a child at the time of the war.
      Lieutenant Major Burritt (1775-1863), like his brother Daniel Jr. a Loyalist by descent, was a company commander, a position usually filled by a captain but, as there was not a vacancy for a new captain in the regiment, he led the company as a lieutenant and acting captain. Members of his company included his nephews Edmund Burritt (1793-1880), Calvin Burritt (born 1795), and Adoniram Young (1784-1845). Major was married to Mary Towsley (1773/4-1844), and they had eight children. Post-war Major was promoted to captain, and in 1830 he was promoted to major –  which may have resulted in some mirth in the regiment when his rank and his forename became identical. He became a respected farmer, often appearing in documents as "Major Burritt, Esq.," and lived in Augusta Township for about forty-eight years before moving to Burritt's Rapids.
      Today, descendants of Daniel Burritt, Sr.'s family who fought in the War of 1812 may be found on both sides of the Canadian-American border, and this a testament to the friendship between the neighboring countries which should be celebrated as much as the war that once divided them is now being commemorated.
      —  Submitted by Michael William Broad