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Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Burt

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Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (1) and Bathsheba Burt, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, October 4, 1804, and died in Phelps, Ontario county, New York, January 14, 1885. He received his early education in the public schools of Brattleboro, and then determining to study medicine, he earned the money to pay for his professional education by teaching school and acting as clerk in the office of a stagecoach company. He graduated from the Geneva Medical College and then settled down to the practice of his profession in Phelps, New York, where he became one of the representative men of the town, and for over half a century was known as one of the best medical practitioners of II hat region of the state. For many years he was a member of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal church of ‘Phelps. He married, February 28, 1832, Mary Ann, daughter of Ziba and Orinda (Howe) Harris, who was born in Newtown, Connecticut, August I1, 1812. She was a niece of Colonel Samuel Howe. Children: George M., born February 22, 1833, died February 4, 1834; Erasmus D., born February 2, 1835, died February 20, 1879; Emily Jane, born March 20, 1838, died January 21, 1908; Sarah Maria, born June 17, 1843; Charles Harris, referred to elsewhere.


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