Zacheus Burt + Elizabeth Burt
Family of Zacheus Burt and Elizabeth Burt
Zacheus Burt, son of Joseph Burt and
Elizabeth [-?-], was born in 1780 [19,20] in North Carolina [1,2]. He was married to
Elizabeth Burt, born about 1780 , the
daughter of William Burt Sr. and Elizabeth Hurt . He first appears in
official records in 1788, when he was listed in his father's estate settlement
in Halifax County, North Carolina.
By 1801, he was apparently living in Warren County, Georgia, as he is listed
that year in the county's tax digests  as was
Nicholas Burt . The 1805 land lottery registrant
list shows him still living in Warren County, where he failed to win on either
During this time period, other family members were also present in Warren
County. Warren County marriage records show that his brother James Burt
married Rebecca Burt (a sister of Zacheus' wife Elizabeth) on 6 Aug 1803 . An Elizabeth Burt of Warren County was also listed in
the 1805 land lottery registration, receiving a prize on the second draw. It
is unclear who Elizabeth was: one possibility might be Zacheus Burt's mother,
although she is not listed as a widow.
The following deeds involving Zacheus Burt were recorded in Warren Co.,
Book B, p. 620 20 Nov 1802
John Mathews to Zacheus Burt, land adjoining Nicholas Williams
Book B, p.619 19 Feb 1805
John Mathews to James Burt, land adjoining Zacheus Burt and Nicholas
Wit: Zacheus Burt, William Banks
22 Dec 1806
Benjamin Wright to Archilaus Flewelllin, land adjoining John Lock,
Elisha Hurt, Nicholas Williams and David Mims.
Wit: Zacheus Burt, James Burt
Book C, p. 492 12 Oct 1807
James Burt to Nicholas Williams, land adjoining Zacheus Burton
By 1813, Zacheus and Elizabeth Burt had moved to Putnam County, Georgia,
as he is found in the tax list for that year, along with Joseph J. Burt, James Burt
and Richard Burt. The 1820 census for that year recorded Zacheus Burt in
County, along with James, Richard and William Burt :
Zacheus Burt 2m < 10, 1m 10-16, 1m 26-45, 2f < 10, 1f 10-16, 1f
By 1850, Zacheus and Elizabeth Burt were living in Talbot County, Georgia, as
shown by the following census record :
22nd District, #653
Burt, Z. 70 M Farmer b NC
Burt, Elizabeth 70 b NC
Burt, Martha 18 b GA
[Bart?], Hillian 30 M b GA
[Bart?], Sarah 20 b GA
[Bart?], Joel 3 b GA
[Bart?], Anna 1 b GA
[Note: Hillian Bart above is Hilliard Burt, based on other information on this
Living nearby was the family of nephew William Blount Marshall , another
Burt household - that of Joseph Burt born about 1815 in North Carolina ,
daughter-in-law Mildred Owen Burt and children :
23rd District, #261
Burt, Mildred 37 b GA
Burt, Sarah 14 b GA
Burt, Joel 12 b GA
Burt, Daniel 10 b GA
Burt, Jane 8 b GA
Burt, Zachariah 6 b GA
On 16 June 1851, Elizabeth Burt died at the age of 72 in Talbot County,
- Nancy Hurt Burt 
b. 2 Feb 1803 [prob Warren Co., GA]
m. Samuel R. Pitts
- Joel Hurt Burt  [15,19]
b. 2 Jan 1807 [prob Warren Co., GA]
m. Mildred Ann Owen 17 Jan 1833 Talbot Co., GA
d. 8 Jun 1847 Pleasant Hill, Talbot Co., GA
b. Daniel Owen Cemetery, Talbot Co., GA
- William Washington Burt 
b. 11 Oct 1812
m. Jane E. Leseur 13 Dec 1839 Russell Co., AL
d. 28 Jan 1888 Salem, Russell Co., AL
- Hilliard Zacheus Burt 
b. 17 Sep 1815 Putnam Co., GA 
m. Sarah C. Smith 1 Sep 1846 
d.27 Jan 1897 Marion Co., GA [13,18]
- Emily Elizabeth Burt 
b. 3 Oct 1818
m. Sterling Pitts
d. 1854 Lee Co., AL [?] 
- 1850 census of Talbot Co., GA (from printed transcript compiled by Rhea
- Source 19 gives 8 Jan 1780; source 20 gives 30
- Halifax County deed and probate records.
- Georgia Tax Digests, 1800-1802, by ?
- Georgia Tax Digest, 1797, Greene County, p. 29 Nickless Burt. 1805
lottery registrant lists give a Nicholas Burt, of Greene County, who drew two
- Other allied families found in Putnam County during this time period
Flewellen, Carstaphane, and Mathews: the 1810 census included Alexander
Flewellen; the 1820 census also listed O. D. Carstaphine and Jesse Mathews.
- Burials and Deaths Reported in the Columbus,
Georgia Enquirer 1832-1872. The
death notice appeared on 15 July 1851; Zacheus Burt was apparently still living
as she was described as the wife (not widow) of Zacheus Burt.
- A Rockaway in Talbot - Travels in an Old Georgia
County, vol. 1, by
H. Davidson, 1985.
22nd District, #683, 1850 census
Marshall, William B. 54 Farmer b NC
Marshall, Mary 42 b GA
Marshall, William 21 Gin Maker b GA
Marshall, Rebecca 19 b GA
Marshall, James 14 b GA
Marshall, Stephen 12 b GA
Marshall, Samuel 8 b GA
Hurt, Amanda 24 b GA
Hurt, William 5 b AL
According to Sarah Sharpless, William Blount Marshall was the son of
Marshall and Elizabeth Burt (daughter of Joseph Burt), and grandson of David
Marshall and Mary Davis. He was born 16 May 1796 in NC. He married Martha D.
Turner 20 Feb 1817 in Putnam Co., GA. He was secondly married to Mary Annice
- This is probably Joseph Burt (son of Joseph Burt Jr.
and Ann Reed) and his wife Elizabeth Baker (dau of Willis Baker):
16th District, #80, 1850 census
Burt, Joseph 34 Farmer b NC
Burt, Elizabeth 27 b GA
Burt, Amanda 10 b GA
Burt, William 7 b GA
Burt, Lucinda 4 b GA
Burt, John 1 b GA
Green, William 68 Laborer b VA
- Source  gives the following children:
1. Alpheus Joel Burt b 16 Mar 1834, m Amanda Kimbrough 5 Oct 1858, d
2. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Burt b 28 Apr 1838 Talbot Co., GA, m William
d 27 Feb 1911
3. Emily Isabella Burt b 29 Jul 1841 d 18 Jun 1911
4. Mildred Owen Burt b 5 Nov 1846 m Jesse Belton Butts d 22 Mar 1922 b
Meriwether Co., GA
- Two other as-of-now unconnected Burt marriages, probably children of
Hilliard Burt, from :
John P. Burt m. Fanny Lou Blount (b. 1852)
Hilliard Eugene Burt m. Carolyn Evelyn Jones
- Probably a daughter of Zacheus and Elizabeth:
Emily E. Burt m. Marbary H. Pitts 1 Dec 1836 Talbot Co., GA
(from AA CD)
- Probably named for Joel Hurt (or a descendant), whose name appears in
deeds in 18th century Halifax Co., NC as a neighbor to Richard Burt.
- Will of a Hilliard Burt was probated in Halifax County, NC in 1868
book 5, p.171) from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index 1665-1900.
- Cemeteries and Genealogy: Warren County, Georgia
Immediate Vicinity 1792-1987 by Daniel Nathan Crumpton.
- DAR Application #437183 of Kathryn Goodroe Wallace,
a descendant of Zacheus Burt, 1955. This application gives one son of Hilliard
as Joel Eugene Burt, b. 10 Oct 1847 Talbot Co., GA, d. 25
Nov 1917 Talbot Co., GA, m. 24 Feb 1880 Mary E. Patrick, b. 17 May 1852
Columbus, GA, d. 21 Sep 1932 Talbot Co., GA. The following record related to Joel E. Burt
was transcribed by Sarah Sharpless, June 2000: Talbot Co., GA, Court of the Ordinary Minutes -
Book C, pp. 139-140, R 5 Dec 1881: "Mollie E. Burt, wife of Joel E.
Burt - Petition for Exemption of Personalty." "The petition of Millie E.
Burt of said county shows that she is the wife of Joel E. Burt, the head of
a family, consisting of your Petitioner, who is aged twenty seven years, and
three children, as follows: Willie Patrick, aged 10 years, Corral Patrick,
aged 8 years and Hilliard Burt aged 1 year. Petitioner further showeth that
her husband, Joel E. Burt, fails and refuses to avail himself of a Homestead
and Exemption, under and by virtue of the laws and Constitution of said
state." With this application is Exhibit A - property of Joel Burt & Mollie
Burt consisting of crops, furniture, animals, etc., and Exhibit B - a list
of creditors of Joel E. Burt.
- "Hilliard Burt Family Bible" in possession of Mrs.
Rosebud Burt Brady of Manchester, GA, cited in Daniel Grant Owen: His
Ancestors and Their Kin by Frances Benson Chandler, 1968.
- DAR Application #437183 of Kathryn Goodroe Wallace.
Her sources listed as "On file under National Number 407438, Bible Records,
Mem. of Georgia, Census Records, Tombstone Record."
- Information and comments from Sarah Sharpless:
According to Frances Benson Chandler's book on Daniel Grant Owen, a
Sterling Pitts reportedly married Emily Burt, dau. of Zacheus Burt &
Elizabeth Burt. Barbara Goodson (e-mail of 25 July 1997) says that an
Automated Archives marriage CD shows Emily E. Burt m. Marbary H. Pitts, 1
Dec 1836, Talbot Co., GA. Marbary Pitts also shows up on the Talbot Co.,
GA, GenWeb site: Marriage -- Mabray H. Pitts & Emily E. Bush [sic], 1 Dec
1836, Talbot Co., GA. (sites.rootsweb.com/~gatalbot/Talmar1.htm)
A Sterling and Emily Pitts are buried in the Salem Methodist Church
Cemetery, Lee Co., AL.
Our Father / Sterling H. Pitts / Born / Jan. 19, 1815 / Died / May 24, 1891
Our Mother / Emily E. / Consort of Sterling H. / Pitts / Born Dec. 3, 1818 /
Died Aug. 28, 1854
From a transcription of census records:
Russell Co., AL, 1850:
Sterlin Pitts, 35, M, Farmer, $2,500, GA
Emily, 32, F, GA
Ann, 8, F, AL
Emily, 5, F, AL
Lee Co., AL, WB A, pp. 337-338. Will of Sterling H. Pitts, w. 29 May 1884,
p. 8 Jul 1891:
"my grandson Sterling Pitts Wiggins" - $150
"my Grand Daughter Annie F. Wiggins" - $150
"my Grand Daughter (Linnie ?) Bell Wiggins" - $150
"my Daughter Emily Fletcher Marshall"
"my grandson William H. Kimbrough" - Sterling Pitts divides the rest of
his property between Emily Marshall & William Kimbrough.
Exr: Samuel Marshall, William H. Kimbrough
Wit: H. S. Pitts
The Samuel Marshall named in Sterling Pitts' will may be the son of William
B. Marshall of Talbot Co., GA.
This page last updated on: 28 July 2000
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