Alexander Burt

Male8 April 1837–14 February 1913

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Burt was born on 8 April 1837, in Torryburn, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Burt, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Dunlop, was 24. He married Agnes Watson on 11 June 1858, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1858. He died on 14 February 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Burt
Agnes Watson
Marriage: 11 June 1858
Andrew Dee Burt
Robert Burt
Alexander Burt
Mary Elizabeth Burt
Agnes Euphemia Burt
Agnes Jane Burt
Harriet Euphemia Burt
Jeannette Burt
Alexander Burt Jr
Alma Burt
Robert Watson Burt
Peter Burt
James Watson Burt
Sarah Belle Burt

Sources (104)

  • Alexander Burt in entry for Andrew Howard Burt, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Alexander Burt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alexander Burt in entry for Alexander Burt and Josephine H Follette Hall, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1858Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

    Age 20

    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): variant of Bird , Bright , or Burd .

    German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.

    Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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    Story Highlight

    ALEXANDER BURT (1837-1913)

    Just one week after his nineteenth birthday, on 15 April 1856, Alec left his native Scotland to join the Saints in Zion. Along with 763 other Saints, under the direction of Elder James G. Wil …

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