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Sarah Burt (Belding)

Birthplace: Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in 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; Benjamin Burt, II; Abigail Burt; John Burt and 15 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

March 15, 1681
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
April 14, 1704
Age 23
Chambly, Quebec, Canada, UK
April 14, 1704
Age 23
Richelieu, QC, Canada
July 4, 1706
Age 25
born at sea
February 5, 1707
Age 25
Franklin, MA, USA
November 8, 1709
Age 28
November 8, 1709
Age 28
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA
November 9, 1711
Age 30
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA
November 9, 1711
Age 30