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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Samuel Burt is a native of Scioto County, Ohio, born August 22, 1824, and is the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Swar) Burt, natives, respectively, of New Jersey and Ohio. The father, when a young child, moved with his parents from New Jersey to Ohio. He was a farmer, and to his marriage were born ten children, nine now living. Both parents passed their last days in the State of Ohio. Samuel is the third child. He remained with his parents until December 25, 1850, when he came to Franklin County, Mo., and here he has since continued to live, actively engaged in agricultural pursuits and in mining. On coming to Missouri he had only $10 to his name, but is now the owner of considerable property, 160 acres of improved land in Franklin County, and 120 acres in Crawford County. He is now beginning to operate, and has excellent prospects, in a mine near his home. In 1847 he married Mary Jane Brigs, a native of Scioto County, Ohio, born in 1830, and who bore him ten children, eight now living: Sarah, William, Amanda, Julia, Ellen, Henry S., Emma and Leslie. Mary F. and Clarence are deceased. In 1850 Mr. Burt went to Denver, Colo., where he worked in the gold mines, but met with very little success. He is an enterprising citizen, and a Republican in his political views. Mrs. Burt is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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