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Sarah Burt (Belding)

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: June 1749 (68)
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: unknown
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Belding and Elizabeth Belding
Wife of Benjamin Burt, Sr
Mother of Christopher Burt; Seaborn Burt; Abigail Burt; John Burt; Sarah Burt and 5 others
Sister of Stephen Belding; Richard Belding; Elizabeth Brooks; Nathaniel Belding; Mary Trowbridge and 7 others

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About Sarah Burt

She and her husband Benjamin Burt were captives after the French and Indian sack of Deerfield, a young settlement of Massachusetts, in 1704. Most of the people of that town were killed and a majority of her immediate family had been murdered during random incursions by the French and Indians during the French and Indian war prior to this event. She and Benjamin were taken, along with a few others, up into Quebec to be held as captives. She was pregnant with her first child Christopher at the time, and gave birth to him while in captivity. By the time an agreement was signed by the French and British, she was pregnant again and had her second child, Seaborn, on the boat heading back to Massachusetts. They were redeemed back to a nearby settlement where they lived out the rest of their lives and had many children. An interesting fact is that President Cleveland can trace his roots back to Benjamin and Sarah Burt, as can our family.

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Sarah Burt's Timeline

1681
March 15, 1681
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1704
April 14, 1704
Age 23
Richelieu, QC, Canada
1706
July 4, 1706
Age 25
born at sea
1709
November 8, 1709
Age 28
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA
1711
November 9, 1711
Age 30
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA
1714
June 4, 1714
Age 33
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA
1716
July 8, 1716
Age 35
Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
1718
February 5, 1718
Age 36
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA
October 9, 1718
Age 37
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA