William Burt

30 January 1797–19 May 1900 (Age 103)
Copiah, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William

When William Burt was born on 30 January 1797, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States, his father, Levi Lawrence Valentine, was 33 and his mother, Mary Bates, was 3. He married Mary Ann Fowler in 1846, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 19 May 1900, at the age of 103, and was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Copiah, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burt
1797–1900
Mary Ann Fowler
1808–1890
Marriage: 1846
Amaralis Burt
1829–1909
Henry Burt
1832–
Andrew J. Burt
1834–
Daniel Burt
1836–
Ann Burt
1837–
Ivan L Burt
1838–1909
Elizabeth Burt
1838–
James Burt
1839–
Burt
1840–
Burt
1841–
Martha Burt
1841–
Minerva Burt
1843–
John F Burt
1845–
I. Emanuel Burt
1847–1899
George Washington Burt
1849–1906

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1846
Copiah, Mississippi, United States
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1817

Age 20

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 28

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 (3)

  • William Burt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Burt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Burt, "United States Census, 1860"

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