William Burt of Halifax County, North Carolina wrote his will , dated 20 Nov 1804. It was presented to the November 1805 Court in Halifax County, bequeathing land to his wife Elizabeth Burt for the remainder of her life. At her decease the land was to be equally divided between sons Richard Burt, Willie Burt, Squire Burt; daughters Nancy Crab, Patsey Burt, and Betsey Burt were to recieve a bed and furniture each. Witnesses to the will were Benjamin Nevill and Robert Hogg.
Halifax County census records and tax lists during the late 18th century indicate the presence of two different William Burts in District #2 of Halifax County.  One of these was William Burt Sr.; the other, presumably the subject of this document, as follows:
The following deed was recorded in 1808:
Book 21, p. 184, 17 Mar 1808
Richard, Willie and Esquire Burt, and Elizabeth Burt to George Green, all of Halifax Co., for forty dollars current money, 20 acres in Halifax Co. on south side of Chappell Branch bounded by sd. Green.
Signed: Richd Burt, Willie Burt (his mark), Elizabeth Burt (her mark), Esquire Burt (his mark).
Wit: no witnesses listed, except at court Joseph Gee listed, May Ct. 1808.
1840 Federal Census, Halifax County, North Carolina by David B.
Squire Burt 2m 10-15 1m 15-20 1m 50-60 1f 0-5
1f 5-10 1f 10-15 1f 30-40 4AG
(between Robert Partin and James Partin)
1850 Federal Census, Halifax County, North Carolina by
David Bryant Gammon, 1981:
#715 (Airlie) Squire Burt 60 Margaret 46 Amason 21 Isabella 23 Leonard 20 Martha 17 Margaret 11 William 10 Sarah 8 Nancy 6 John 3 (all born Halifax Co.)
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