Friday, July 20, 2012

ENOS BURT 1745-1836

[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), dauther of Sarah Sawyer Hastings (Snow), daughter of Salome Burt (Hastings), daughter of Enos Burt.]

Fought in the American Revolutionary War
Enos Burt - born 9-4-1745 Massachusetts - died 1836 New York
married (1) Sarah Sawyer - Private New Hampshire
DAR Patriot Index, Volume 1, page 409

Enos Burt (1745-1836), served as a private in Captain Daniel Carlisle's company, Colonel Bedell's New Hampshire regiment.  He was born in Northfield, Massachusetts; died in Herkimer, New York.
Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book, page 219

Enos Burt (1760-1822) was a private in Captain Joseph Ball's company, Colonel Edward Pope's regiment at the Rhode Island Alarm, 1776. He served several enlistments during the Revolution.  He erected the first school house of Taunton, where he was born and where he was buried.
Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book, page 141

Selectmen of the town in 1775, who took a census (of 357 including 38
persons gone into the army) were Heber Miller, Archelaus Temple,
and Waitstill Scott.
   On June 3, 1776 the town's Committee of safety recorded a petition,
those members being Joseph Burt, Ebenezer Britton Jr., and
John Chamberlain.
   On 14 March 1776 the General Congress passed a resolution which
requested the Selectmen and/or the town's Committee of Safety to
"require all males above twenty-one years of age (lunatics,
idiots and negroes excepted ) to sign to the declaration of the
paper, to pledge their lives and fortunes.. [aka the Association
Test]... it was signed by one hundred and thirty of Westmoreland's
citizens as follows: "Israel Amsby, Abiel Eddy, Benjamin Aldrich,
Jonah Edson, Caleb Aldrich, Nathan Franklin, James Butterfield,
Seth Gilbert, Ebenezer Britton, Gideon Gilbert, Ebenezer Bailey,
Jonathan Goodnow, Joseph Burt, Edmund Goodnow, Ebenezer Britton 2d,
Nahum Goodnow, William Brockway, Israel Goodnow, David Britton,
Asa Goodnow, William Britton, Fortunatus Gleason, Luther Baily,
James Gleason, Seth Britton, Benjamin Gleason, Jonas Butterfield,
David Glasier, Enos Burt, Elias Gates, Caleb Briggs, Jonathan Holton,
Gideon Burnham, William Hutchins, Moses Bennett, Abner How,
Ephraim Brown, Daniel How, Joseph Boynton, Josiah Hacket,
Daniel Blanchard, Samuel How, Moses Brown, David Johnson, Isaac
Cobb, Daniel Johnson, David Cobb, Willis Johnson, Henry Chamberlain,
Reuben Kendall, John Chamberlain, Daniel Keys, Roger Conant,
Ephraim Leonard, Thomas Chamberlain, Jacob Leach, Jedediah
Chamberlain, Sherebiah Leach, Jonathan Cole Jr. Zepheniah Leach,
Aaron Chandler, Josiah Leach Jr., John Cole, Aruniah Leach,
Jonathan Cole 3d, Isaac Leach, Increase Chamberlain, Josiah Leach,
John Cooper, Seth Leach, Isaac Chamberlain, Nehemiah Man,
Stephen Dutton, David Nathernell, David Darby, Benjamin Pierce,
Nathaniel Daggett, Ebenezer Pierce, Josiah Dodge, Daniel Pierce,
William Day, Amos Pierce, John Doyle, Joseph Packard, Jeptha Dow,
John Ranstead, Eleazer Robbins, Noah Whitman, Robert Robbins,
Joseph Wilbore, Ephraim Robbins, Philip Wilbore, John Robbins,
Nathaniel Wilbore, Jonas Robbins, David Wilbore, Eleazer Robbins Jr.,
Philip Wilbore 2d, David Robbins, Joseph White, David Robinson,
Moses White, Benjamin Rodgers, Esekiel Woodward, Micah Read,
Jonathan Willis, John Snow, Artemas Wille, Jonathan Sawyer,
Ephraim Wetherly, David Stacy, William Warner, Waitstill Scott,
Joshua Warner, John Scott, Joshua Warner Jr., Jeremiah Tinkham,
Job Warner, Alexander Trotter, John Warner, Reuben Tarbell,
Henry Walton, Elijah Temple, Samuel Works, Archelaus Temple,
Harridon Wheeler, John Veazy, David Winchester, Daniel Whitman,
Jonathan Winchester.
---And six refused to sign, namely--
Rev. William Goddard, Leonard Keep, Job Chamberlain, Aaron Brown,
Daniel Gates, and John Butterfield.  Why these six men refused to
sign the Test Oath is not apparent. Three of them, at least,
were true patriots and performed good service in the American
cause, namely--Keep, Brown and Gates, and there is no evidence
whatever that the other three men were Tories.

In 1775 Westmoreland was assigned to the First Regiment. The
command of the regiment was given to Samuel Ashley, Esq. of
Winchester.  Isaac Butterfield, of this town, was its major.
This was afterwards known as the Sixth New Hampshire Regiment.
After the battle of Lexington in April 1775, a convention held
at Exeter voted to raise two thousand men.  As a result
the Eighth Company of Col. Reed's regiment contained the following
Westmoreland men (and was under the command of Capt. Jacob Hinds):
- Isaac Stone, lieutenant
- George Aldrich, second lieutenant
- John Cole, sergeant
- Caleb Aldrich, corporal
- Samuel White, corporal
- Nahum Goodenow, drummer
- privates: Ebenezer Aldrich, Thomas Amsden, Job Brittain [sic],
  Ebenezer Chamberlain, Eleazer Robbins, Samuel Robbins,
  James Simonds, David Wetherell, Henry Chamberlain, David Warner,
  Daniel Carlisle, Nathan Wilbore, David Darby, John White,
  Silas Farnsworth, Job Warner, Samuel How, David Glazier,
  William Hutchins, Aaron Whiting, Jude Hall, John Ranstead,
  Ephraim Leonard, Caleb Balch, David Robbins, Ephraim Stone, Q.M. Sgt.
This company consisted of 65 men, including its officers. This regiment
was engaged in the memorable struggle at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775
and together with another NH regiment, under Colonel Stark, repulsed
two desperate attacks made by the flower of the British army, led
by General Howe in person, and held their advanced position until
their ammunition was exhausted, and, having but a few bayonets, they
retreated in good order...  On the 21st of June 1775, four days after
the battle, Colonel Reed at Winter Hill, made his regimental return,
in which we find that Capt. Hind's company is credited with 39 men fit
for duty, two wounded, two sick, fourteen uninjured, one missing,
five absent.  These regiments were soon after reorganized as
"Continental troops," or regulars, and did excellent service at
Trenton and Princeton.

In a document signed Sept 19, 1775, the subscribers acknowledge the
receipt from Ichabod Rollins Esq payment for being enlisted in
Capt Hind's COmpany in Colonel Reed's Regiment, and includes:
"John Ranstead, Job Warner, Ebenezer Aldrich, Benjamin Minott,
David Warner, David Glazier, Aaron Wheaton, Nathaniel Whitcomb,
David Thompson, and Jonathan Thompson.
    In a document signed October 4, 1775 the signers of the document
state they belonged to Capt. Hind's Company in Col. Reed's
Regiment, and acknowledge receipt of payment.. "John Cole,
William Farwell, Richard Coughlan, William Hutchins, Nahum Goodenow,
Samuel Robbins, Reuben Tarbell, Luther Winslow, Daniel Warner,
Ira Evans, Elijah Elmer, David Glazier, Nathaniel Whitcomb,
Elijah Taylor, Ebenezer Aldrich, Eleazer Robbins, Jude Hall,
Ephraim Stone, Elijah Cooper, Ebenezer Chamberlain,
Nathaniel Pettingil, James Simmonds, John Meginnis, Israel Thomas,
David Stoddard, David Robbins, Jonathan Thompson, Daniel Carlile,
Lemuel Wentworth, Moses Belding, Josiah Powers, Jonathan Barrit,
David Thompson, John W. Mitchel, Caleb Aldrich, Henry Chamberlin,
Jonathan Wright, Job Warner, Elisha Belding."
A brigade composed of three regiments, one of which was under
Colonel Nichols, composed of ten companies, the Eighth of which
went from Westmoreland, assembling at Keeps hotel on Park Hill
July 22, 1777. The roll of this company consisted of sixty-one men,
some of whom were from Chesterfield. It was the third company to
report to General Stark at Charlestown.. Provisions being scarce,
Aaron Wheeler and Job F. Brooks, two of our thrifty farmers, each
carried up to Charlestown a two-horse load of supplies. This
company contained the following Westmoreland men:
- Amos Pierce lieut.
- Jonathan Holton, lieut.
- Jonathan Sawyer, Sergt.
- Ephraim Saywer Sergt
- Jonathan Cole, corporal
- Sam'l Robbins, corporal
- Benoni Tisdale, fifer
- Privates: Ephraim Amidon, Elisha Belding, Nehemiah Brown,
Simeon Cobb, Simeon Daggett, Daniel Glazier, Richard Haselton,
William Haselton, Josiah Leach Jr., Benjamin Pierce, Jonathan Robbins,
Solomon Robbins, Eleazer Robbins, John Robbins, John Ranstead, and
John Warner.
  Of this company, later in the year, when ambushed by "Tories,"
"Ranstead fell pierced with sixteen bullets and Tisdale was shot
through the lungs. No other Westmoreland man was killed; but others
were wounded, among whom was Lieutenant Jonathan Holton, a ball nearly
tearing off his upper lip and passing out of his right cheek; at
the same time a buck-shot entered his left cheek and lodged near his
right eye.  The New Hampshire Assmebly granted Holton, August 20,
1778 the sum of 11 pounds 6d. and half pay.
  At the Battle of Bennington, two Hessian prisoners taken at this
battle, Abner Darby and Daniel Frazier, afterwards settled in this
town [of Westmoreland].
    In the rolls of the officers of the First Regiment, under Colonel
Cilley, we find the following men from Westmoreland: Jason Wait,
captain COmpany 2; William Hutchins, lieutenant.
   In Captain Hutchin's company we fine Stephen Lord, aged forty,
enlisted April 19, 1777; also David Johnson Jr., aged twenty-one,
enlisted June 6th.
  In Scammell's regiment, in Capt John Grigg's company we find
Josiah Powers, aged thirty-three, mustered May 1777 for three years;
also Calvin Chamberlain, mustered February 4, 1778. In February 1781
we find Caleb Aldrich, sergeant in Captain Benjamin Ellis's company.
  In the Second Regiment, under Colonel Rice, we find Benj.
Whitcomb, major; Geo. Aldrich, captain, and Jonas Butterfield, lieut.
  The First New Hampshire Continental Regiment was recruited and
organized in April 1777. Col. John Stark having resigned, Col. Joseph
Cilley was appointed to its command. This regiment, with the Second
and Third NH were assigned to a brigade commanded by General
Sullivan, whose headquarters at this time were at Ticonderoga.
The First Company of the First Regiment was under the command of
Capt. Isaac Farwell, and contained many Cheshire county men, and
James Simons from Westmoreland.  The record speaks of him being
twenty-six years of age, is credited with eighteen miles mileage
(from Westmoreland to Charlestown); he received twenty pounds bounty.
   Other soldiers recorded in various documents of the town for
service during the American Revolution include, James Simons, Lieut.
Ebenezer Britton Jr., William Martin, Solomon Robins.
 found on

Enos Burt had landed in Westmoreland in 1772, and was living there in 1790. About 1793 he moved to New York. He was one of the signers of the Articles of Association, 12 June 1776. 

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