Benjamin Burt, Sr

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Benjamin Burt, Sr

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: May 20, 1759 (78)
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Titicus, Fairfield, Ct, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Burt and Mary Root
Husband of Sarah Foote Burt
Father of Christopher Burt; Seaborn Burt; Benjamin Burt, II; Abigail Burt; John Burt and 5 others
Brother of Jonathan Burt; Henry Burt, of Northampton; Mary Burt; Sarah Porter; Hannah Burt and 6 others

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About Benjamin Burt, Sr

See About Me of his wife, Sarah Belding. She and her husband, Benjamin Burt, were taken captive in the Deerfield Massacre of 1704 and taken to Canada. They were released in a deal in 1706. Their son, Seaborn Burt, was born on the voyage home from Canada.

Sarah Belding's father, Daniel Belding, had been taken captive in 1696 with his daughter, Hester, and son, Nathaniel. In that raid, his wife, Elizabeth and three children, Daniel, John, and Thankful, were killed. Two others Abigail and Samuel were wounded. Three escaped.

The following information was graciously provided by Barbara Burt, whose husband is a sixth great grandson of Benjamin Burt.

"He was born in 1680 in Springfield, Ma. His parents were David and Mary Holten Burt. And he was the grandson of Henry and Eulalia Marche Burt, who were "the immigrants" that came from England in the 1630's.

Benjamin was married to Sarah Belden on Oct. 19, 1702, supposedly in Deerfield, Ct. They had 10 known children, who were as follows: Christopher, Seaborn, Benjamin, Abigail, John, Sarah, Daniel, Thankful #1 who died young, Thankful #2, and Mary."

From Nancy, a descendant: "A correction on the information on Benjamin Burt in the Ridgefield Cemetery. He was married in Deerfield MA and was taken hostage by the French and Indians along with his pregnant wife Sarah Belden/Belding. This is well documented in the History of Deerfield MA by Geo. Sheldon."

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Benjamin Burt, Sr's Timeline

November 17, 1680
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
April 14, 1704
Age 23
Richelieu, QC, Canada
July 4, 1706
Age 25
born at sea
February 5, 1707
Age 26
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, United States
November 8, 1709
Age 28
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, United States
November 9, 1711
Age 30
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, United States
Age 30
Titicus, Fairfield, Ct, United States
June 4, 1714
Age 33
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, United States
July 8, 1716
Age 35
Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States