Philetta Burt

23 March 1788–
Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Philetta

When Philetta Burt was born on 23 March 1788, in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Ebenezer Burt, was 41 and her mother, Ruth Peters, was 41.

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Ebenezer Burt
Ruth Peters
John Burt
Abigail Burt
Philetta Burt
Subinita Burt

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    Abigail Burt



    Subinita Burt


World Events (3)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 3

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert .2 German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Philitta Burt, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Philitta Burt, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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