Melissa Burritt (1768 - 1849)

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Melissa Burritt was born on February 26, 1768 at Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut and died at Brady's Bend, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1849. She married at Duanesburg, New York on October 9, 1791, James Raymond, born September 3, 1767 at Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut and died at Franklin, Pennsylvania on November 15, 1852. He was a son of David Raymond and Bethia Newcomb.

She was activity involved in the temperance and the abolitionist movements as well an advocate for women's rights and female suffrage. She was a woman of unusual mental gifts and independence. It was said of her: "was noted for her strong traits of character which are perpetuated in her descendants." Her husband, James, was a founder of Sherburne, New York. They were the parents of three children: Burritt, Philander, and Celestia.

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