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Benjamin William Burt (1817 - 1899)

Mr. Benjamin William Burt
Born in Kanawha, VAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1847 (to 1870) in Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, USAmap
Husband of — married 11 Nov 1874 (to 1885) in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mouth of the Laurel, Lewis, KYmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jul 2016
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1st wife: Sarah Jane Rice b. 1820 Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio d. 1870 Laurel, Lewis, KY

Children: Richard (b. KY), Rebecca Ann (b. IN), John Riley* b. 1854 KY, Mary and Martha (twins) b. 1858 KY.

  • Son John Riley Burt married three times. 1) ? 2) Elizabeth Arms 3) Mary Westfall in Athens Co., Ohio on October 15, 1903. John Riley Burt had 23 children and died of dementia and arteriosclerosis in 1929 at Athens State Hospital. According to his marriage license his father was Benjamin William Burt and his mother was Sarah Jane Rice.

1872: Benjamin W. Burt, Minister runs away with another man's wife. He is caught and both are returned to Portsmouth. He removes to Jackson County, Ohio and officiates over the Baker marriage ( where his son John R. lives at the time.

1874: He returns to Lewis County, KY and weds Priscilla Evans, age 19.

2nd wife: Priscilla Evans b. 1855 Lewis, KY d. 1885 Lewis, KY, d/o Michael C. Evans and Minerva Dickson (Priscilla dies in childbirth with William Edward Burt).

Daughter Cordelia was born about 1874 KY m. Allan Yates d. Portsmouth OH had 1 child; Callie Mae Yates

Daughter Levina was born about 1875 KY m. William Lewis d. 1912 Lewis, KY buried Evans Cemetery.

Son Benjamin Franklin Burt was born February 24, 1877 in Carter Co, KY m. Jessie Maude Gentry d. 2 August 1943 in Portsmouth, Scioto, OH (Occupation: Barber).

Daughter Tiana was born about 1879 I Kentucky. Died young.

Daughter Nettie Minerva was born in 1882 in Carter Co., KY d. 1977 Lucasville, Ohio m. 1) Allen Brown 2) Harris. Guardianship papers in 1899 prove death of Benjamin W. Burt in Lewis Co., KY. Nettie Minerva lives with her oldest sister Cordelia (Burt) Yates who married Allen Yates. (Guardianship Bonds, Portsmouth, Scioto, OH 1899). She marries Allen Brown also 2 October 1899.

William Edward Burt b. 1885 Head of Grassy, Lewis, KY m. 1911 Nancy Jane Vermillion d. 1945 Portsmouth, Scioto, OH buried Greenlawn Cemetery. Enter the United States Army in 1905; WWI veteran; worked for the City of Portsmouth at the time of his death. On his father's death, William Edward Burt was apprenticed to the LAMB family and is found there in the 1900 US Census, age 14 years. When he enlists in the U.S. Army, age 19, his occupation is farmer.



Laurel, Lewis Co., Kentucky, USA, "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 August 2016), Benjamine Burt, Laurel, Lewis, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 59, sheet 82B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0428; FHL microfilm 1,254,428.

Children's Birth

Lewis Co., Kentucky, USA "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Benjamin W. Burt in entry for Mary Burt, 14 Jun 1858; citing Lewis, Kentucky, reference 2:WQC2ZT; FHL microfilm 216,831.

Lewis Co., Kentucky, USA, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Martha Burt, 14 Jun 1858; citing Lewis, Kentucky, reference 2:WQC300; FHL microfilm 216,831.

Children's Marriage

Athens Co., Ohio, USA, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), B. Burt in entry for J. R. Burt and Mary Westfall, 15 Oct 1903; citing Athens Co., Ohio, reference 2:3HVKR6C; FHL microfilm 311,596.

Scioto Co., Ohio, USA, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Allen Brown and Minerva Burt, 09 Oct 1899; citing Scioto, Ohio, United States, reference image 1 p 154; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 292,700.

Children's Death

Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio, USA, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Benjamin W. Burt in entry for Benjamin F Burt, 02 Aug 1943; citing Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, reference fn 52468; FHL microfilm 2,024,139.


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There are several men named Benjamin W. Burt born between 1800-1830. Please use great care in determining your patriarch. Other researchers claim this Ben W. Burt moved to Missouri. The papers on file between Portsmouth, Ohio and Lewis County, KY prove this Benjamin W. Burt never moved from the area. If you have questions, or match our DNA, please contact me.
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