John Davidson Burt III

Male12 January 1827–6 May 1906

Brief Life History of John Davidson

When John Davidson Burt III was born on 12 January 1827, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, his father, Andrew Burt, was 22 and his mother, Isabella Hill, was 22. He married Elizabeth Patterson on 27 August 1848, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 May 1906, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Davidson Burt III
Elizabeth Snowball
Marriage: 7 March 1863
Mary Ellen Burt
Alice Alberta Burt
Thomas Albert Burt
William Alphonso Burt
Ralph Alonzo Burt
John Snowball Burt
Isabella or Belle Burt
Louisa May Burt
Marteill Burt
William Wallace Burt
Matilda Burt
George Clemens Burt
Jane Gean Burt

Sources (56)

  • John D Burt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John D. Burt in entry for Elizabeth Snowball Burt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • John D Burt, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 3

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1851 · Brigham City is Settled

    Age 24

    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    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

    John Davidson Burt & Elizabeth Patterson parents of David Patterson Burt

    John Davidson Burt: Came to America on the ship ERIN'S QUEEN which left Liverpool, England, on 7 Sep 1848 and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 28 Oct 1848. The church leader was Simeon Carter. …

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