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Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

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The following is a transcription of a biography of Jehu Burkett and his family, taken from the publication, “BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT.”

Burket Family Bio
Burket Family Bio – Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery; Page 1

 

Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery 2
Burket Family Bio – Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery; Page 2

lt has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home was in one of the Swiss Cantons, probably Berne, had two sons who came to America, sometime between 1742 and 1754. One of these is said to have been Jonathan and the other Christian. Rupp’s records no persons by either of these names, until the arrival on November 22, 1752, on the ship St. Michael, of Johann Burckhard, and on September 24, 1753, the arrival on the ship Neptune, of Johannes Burkhart. There is listed, however, the arrival on the ship Rosanna, on September 26, 1745, of Heinrich Burckhart. This person so nearly fits in with the known facts of the case, as to lead to the belief that this Henry, to use the English equivalent of his first name, was the progenitor of the family under discussion, in America. There is not much support to the traditional name of Jonathan, and it could easily be the case, in any event, that like thousands of others, there was the first name “Johan”, by which he might have been known, but omitted from the registration. It is stated that the immigrant’s wife died at sea, and that the father died four years after arrival. There were four children, Salome, probably the eldest, born August 14, 1734, Jehu, Nathaniel, and probably another boy said to have been named Christian. Salome, according to well authenticated statements, was seven years of age upon arrival, and this fact, as well as her marriage in 1759, she being then of marriageable age, seems to be controlling in fixing the approximate time of the arrival in America, that is at about the time of the arrival of Henry as above stated. Jehu married Madalene (Motlene) Croll or Kroll, who was the daughter of Ulric Croll, of Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, who came to America on August 19, 1729, aged 27 years, on the ship Mortonhouse. The brothers moved to Frederick county, Maryland, residing and working there at their trade, as well as farming, from about 1768 to 1775, after which Jehu and family moved to Reedy creek on the Yadkin, Rowan county, North Carolina. About 1809, Jehu moved to Montgomery county, Ohio, and became the owner of a 112-acre tract located on Salem pike, a few miles north of the city of Dayton, opposite the Brethren church at Ft. McKinley. ]ehu died in 1823, and his wife a few years before. He was the first Bishop or Elder of the church of the Brethren (Dunkard) in this vicinity, and assisted in the organization of the Lower Stillwater church of that denomination (still flourishing at Ft. McKinley) and out of which church sprung the church at “Happy Corners.” Despite his connection with one of the peace loving sects,.Jehu seems to have served in the North Carolina troops in the Revolution, as there is an entry in the Army accounts “of that state which would indicate that he was paid a fairly large sum presumably for military services. Again, in a muster roll of Capt. Andrew Long’s company of Col. Samuel Miles’ rifle regiment of Pennsylvania troops, taken on June 4, 1776, appears the name of “Jehu Burket”. This company came from western Bucks county, and there is authority for the statement that Jehu’s wife’s people were, or had been, formerly residents of that region. It could easily be possible that Jehu had returned to Pennsylvania before finally settling in North Carolina, and enrolled for a short time only as the records of that company would indicate, after which he returned to Maryland or North Carolina. From the extreme infrequency of the name Jehu, and the singular fact of it being attached in this case to the last name “Burket”, it appears to the writer as more than a coincidence. This conclusion might be further justified from the fact of the somewhat roving disposition of the person in question, who in the course of his life, removed three or four different times, and to distant points. Jehu and Motlene had nine children, Henry being the fourth. He, Henry, was born on May 13, 1771, in Maryland. On December 25, 1793, Henry married Elizabeth Rinker, in North Carolina,“ who was born on June 22, 1772, and who died on February 9, 1836. About 1815 or 1816 this family came to Montgomery county, where Henry’s father had already located. Henry acquired 400 or more acres of land on the so-called Stringtown pike, in Madison township, about a mile or so north of the village of Trotwood, and about the same distance west of the settlement on the Salem pike formerly known as Taylorsburg. He died in September 1817, leaving a will which was probated in due course. Henry and Elizabeth had the following children, all born in North Carolina: Mary (sometimes called Mollie) born October 27,1794; John, born December 27, 1795; George, born November 23, 1797; Elizabeth, born September 7, 1801; Isaac, born February 3, 1803; Charles, born March 13,1805; Amelia, born December 8, 1807; Anne, born December 8, 1809; Martin, born October 5, 1811; and Barbara, born April 20, 1815.

As previously stated in this narrative, Mary the first child of Henry and Elizabeth, married John Wogaman the second, on August 18, 1818, and their child was George, who married Catherine Hilderbrick on June 15, 1843. She was born on July 17, 1824, the daughter of David and Mary Hilderbrick, and Mary was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Holtry.

In connection with what has been said as to Jehu Burket, it should be mentioned that the material is based somewhat on a History of the Burgner family, published in 1892. This narrates an interview, in 1889, with a granddaughter of Salome Burket. This granddaughter well remembered Salome the sister of Jehu. She had married a Burgner, and after her husband’s death lived in Maryland near Frederick. Also, a pamphlet on the Burket family, prepared by Mr. John M. Burkett of Washington, D. C., has been useful and most essential in establishing some of the important facts of the story of this family. lt should also be mentioned that the family migrated in large numbers to Indiana in the early part of the nineteenth century, and many members have achieved prominence both in civil and professional walks of life, including farming and other lines of business.

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Isaac Burket.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Isaac Burket.

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The following text is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Isaac Burket of Darke County.

 

Last Will and Testament of Isaac Burket of Darke County.
Last Will and Testament of Isaac Burket of Darke County, page 1. (Click on the image for full size version.)

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Darke County Probate Court

Isaac Burket’s “Will,”

Be it remembered that on this the 7th day of May A.D. 1881, a writing was produced before this Court, purporting to the las will and testamet of Isaac Burket late of Darke County, Ohio, deceased. Thereupon came D. W. Sigler and Joseph Eichelberg in the subscribing witnesses to said last will and testament, and each in open Court on oath testified to the due execution and attestation of said will, And their testimony being reduced to writing, was by said witnesses subscribed, and the same has been attached to, and filed with said last will and testament, And it appearing to the Court that said last will and testament was duly executed and attested, and that at the time of executing the same, said Testator was of full age of sound mind and memory, and not under any apparent restraint, said last will and testament is therefore by the Court admitted to Probate, And it is ordered that the same, together with this order and the testimony of the said witnesses be recorded in the record of wills of this Court, And the same is in the words and figures following, to wit :-

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all:

I, Isaac Burket of Jackson Township Darke County, and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made,

And first I direct that my body to be decently entered by my Executors herein after named, and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate, and situation in life, And as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows :-

Item first, I give and devise to my beloved wife Catharine Burket in lieu of her dower the Farm on which we now reside, situate in Jackson Township County of Darke, Ohio, containing eighty acres during her natural life, and all the stock household goods furniture, provisions and other goods and chattels which may be therein, and every thing to me belonging, and all mortgages, bonds, notes, and book accounts due me, at the time of my decease during her natural life as aforesaid, she however selling so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay my just debts, At the death of my said wife the real estate aforesaid, and such part of the said

Last Will and Testament of Isaac Burket of Darke County.
Last Will and Testament of Isaac Burket of Darke County page 2 and 3. (Click on the image for full size version.)

 

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Record of Wills

Isaac Burket’s “Will,”

personal property or the proceeds thereof as may then remain unconsumed and unexpended, I give and devise to my sons as follows, to Henry Burket one hundred dollars, to Isaac Burket one hundred and fifty dollars, to Moses Burket one hundred dollars, to Jacob Burket one hundred dollars, After the foregoing payments are made the residue shall be equally divided share and share alike among my children Henry Burket, Isaac Burket, Moses Burket, Jacob Burket, Anna Burket intermarried to Israel Disler, Susan Burket intermarried to John Harris, May Burket intermarried to John Heckman, Sarah Ann Burket intermarried to Samuel Engle for her and her heirs Martha Jane Burket intermarried to Jacob House, Kate Burket intermarried to Thomas Lambert,
If my said wife should not survive me, the I devise and bequeath my estate to my children as aforesaid,

I do hereby nominate and appoint Henry Burket and Moses Burket Executors of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and empowering them to compromise adjust release and discharge in such manner as they may deem proper the debts and claims due me :-

I do also authorize and empower them, if it shall become necessary in order to pay my debts to sell by private sale, or in such manner, upon such terms of credit or otherwise as they may think proper all or any part of my real estate and deeds to purchasers to execute, acknowledge and deliver in fee simple –
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of January in the year 1873,

Isaac (his mark) Burket  (SEAL)

Signed and acknowledged by said Isaac Burket as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence,

D.W. Sigler

Joseph Eichelberger

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Darke County Probate Court :-

Isaac Burket’s “Will,”

The State of Ohio, Darke County, SSI

Personally appeared in open Court D.W. Sigler and Joseph Eichelberger the subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of Isaac Burket deceased, who being duly sworn according to law to speak the truth, the whole true, and nothing but the truth in relation to the execution of said will, depose and say, that the paper before them purporting to be the last will and testament of Isaac Burket now deceased is the will of said deceased, that they were present at the execution of said will, at the request of the testator subscribed their names to the same as witnesses, in his presence, and that they saw the said Isaac Burket deceased, sign and seal said will and heard him acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament, that the said Isaac Burket at the time of making, signing and sealing said will was of legal age and of sound and disposing mind and memory and under no undue or unlawful restraint whatsoever,

D.W. Sigler

Joseph Shelleberger

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this 7th day of May AD 1881.

J.S. Jobes  Probate Judge

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