Mainly Burkett Genealogy
Gravestone of John George Burkhard, Sr.
JOHN GEORGE BURKHARD/BURKETT
IS BURIED AT HESSVILLE ,OHIO ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF TOLEDO, NEAR FREMONT. JOHN GEORGE/ AKA JOHN BURKETT
WAS A MEMBER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S DRAGOON'S,
PERSONAL BODY GUARDS, A HIGHLY SELECTED GROUP OF 12 GERMAN SPEAKING
SOLDIERS. JOHN GEORGE IS BESS BURKETT HILL'S ANCESTOR,
ALSO ANCESTOR OF THE HOWARD AND DATHA REUNION LINE, PLUS A LOT OF FAMILY IN OHIO, AS LYNN BURKETT RUSSELL OF FREMONT, OHIO THAT WROTE A BOOK ON THE OHIO DESCENDANTS MAINLY, THE HESSVILLE CEMETERY HAS LOTS OF JOHN GEORGES DESCENDANTS BURIED THERE WITH HIM. HESSVILLE, OHIO WAS WHERE AN OLD GERMAN FELLOW MADE THE FIRST MERRY GO ROUND IN THE USA.
Cory on Brook's lap, Patricia and Nina.
STANDING IN MY FRONT YARD, I HAVE A SCENIC VIEW, A COUNTRY MILE, ARNOLD.
DUKE, ARNOLD'S HORSE, SON THEO RIDING DUKE, THEO IS NOW A PENNSYLVANIA STATE TROOPER.
SEE THE SCENERY OF THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND.
FLAY GREELEY WAS ABOUT 102 IN THE PICTURE, HE WAS ORIGINALLY FROM NORTH OF BROOKVILLE, PA, GREELEY ROAD.
FLAY WAS MY G GRANDMOTHER BARBA KRISE BURKET'S NEPHEW, SON OF HER SISTER LUCRETIA ELMIRA. HE WAS RELATED TO HORACE GREELEY, THERE IS A GREELEY, COLORADO. BESIDE FLAY IS ARNOLD'S SON KENNETH, HE IS NOW A CAPTAIN IN THE US AIR FORCE.
I will fill you in on Burkett's
All Burkett's are of German origin. Burkett family is one of the oldest in Europe.
There is a large colony of Burkitt's in Lincolnshire, England, they migrated from Germany.
There is about 18 Main Lines of Burket's in the USA. I would have to say all Burkett's are related way back in GERMANY, then they branched out all over the world.
There is about 50 different spellings for the name, the original name was Burkhard, In England they are the Burkitt's/ Burket's in Germany they are the Burkhard's/ Burkhardt's/ Burkard's. The Burket's were here with the Jamestown colony in 1607, that was before the Mayflower colony in 1621.
The Burkett main lines have became heavily entwined in the colonies and makes it very difficult if not impossible for most people to figure out their Burkett lineage.
In the state of Indiana, in Kosciusko county is the little town of Burket. Kosciusko county was named in honor of a Polish Prince Kosciusko that helped George Washington win the Revolutionary war, he volunteered and came here and did battle for us. Now you know how Kosciusko county got its name.
The town of Burket, Indiana, USA.
Nathaniel Burket, born 27 Aug, 1781,--died 3 Oct,1863,--married Elizabeth Kessler. She was born 15 Mar,1792, she died 25 April 1858. Her parents were John and Mary ( Custer ) Kessler. They migrated to Ohio in 1812, settled in Hamilton county, then in1813 Montgomery county, Ohio. In 1828 moved again to Hagerstown, Indiana, then again in 1851 moved to Miami county, shortly after to Kosciusko county. Nathaniel and Elizabeth Burket had 13 children. Mary was born in 1809, died 1895- never married. John was born 1810 married Elizabeth Stonebraker, John died 1845.
Elias, born9 Dec, 1812 wed Nancy Tingle lived in
Kosciusko county about 1860,
Elias is who the town of Burket, Indiana is named for. Elias died 14 May 1888.
Nathaniel Burket, Jr. born 1814, wed Susannah Eiler, he died 1878. Samuel Burket born 9 Feb, 1816 wed Hannah Bishop, lived at Warsaw, died 17 Feb, 1879.
Henry Burket born 1817 wed Mary Short, moved to Ottow, Kansas he died 1903.
Jesse Burket, born 9 Jan, 1820, wed Thurza Adamson, resided at Marshal county, Indiana, died 19 Feb, 1902. Enoch Burket born 1821 wed Margaret Miller, he died 1857. Simeon Burket born1823, wed Maria Davis, resides Vigo county, died 1874.
Ephriam Burket, born 1825 wed Sarah Jane Hartman, resided Mackinaw, Illinois, died 1863. Elizabeth Burket, born 1827 married more than once, first wed William
Hoover, number two husband was Powhatten Dodd, resided Tipton county died1899.
Benjamin Burket born 1829 wed Catherine Burns, Ben was a doctor at
Warsaw, Indiana, he died 1912. Asa Burket born 1832 wed Lucinda Fouts,
resided Macy, Indiana, he died 1895.
The above are the children of Nathaniel Burket and Elizabeth Kessler Burket.
Nathaniel's father was Jehu Burket Nathaniel also had a brother Jehu Burket Jr. born around 1770, died Aug, 1829. Jehu Jr moved move from Rowan county,
North Carolina and settled in the northeastern part of Harrison county Indiana. Jehu Jr's children were, Adam, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Nancy, Mahala.
He had seven children.
Nathaniel Burket that married Elizabeth Kessler was the youngest of nine children.
Nathaniel's brothers and sisters. Mary Burket Huntsinger Christian Burket wed Catherine Peary, they had a Jehu Burket who moved to Jefferson TWP., Wayne county, Indiana. This Jehu had five children.
Jehu Burket Jr. Henry , went by Burkhard wed Elizabeth Rinker Magdaline Burket Faw Elizabeth Burket Hyer Abraham Burket (Note- wed Catherine Hyer moved from Davidson county, N Caroina to Putnam county, Indiana , had ten kids. Barbara Burket Hyer/ Ehrstine Nathaniel Burket wed Elizabeth Kessler
The father of Nathaniel Burket that married Elizabeth Kessler was Jehu Burkhard, he was a Revolutionary Soldier. Jehu was born 1738 in Basle Switzerland,
he was not grown up when his family came to the colonies in America, about 1750.
Jehu Burkhard married Magdaline Croll/Kroll, daughter of Ulrich Croll, of Elizabeth twp, Lancaster, Pa. Jehu lived around Libertytown, Frderick county, Maryland,
In the year 1775 Jehu moved to Reedy creek, Yadkin river country, Rowan
county, since has been changed to Davidson county,N. Carolina.
17 June, 1782 ,North Carolina gave Jehu Burkhard 64 pounds for his Rev. War
soldering., he used the money to buy more land. Jehu lived in N. Carolina till about 1810, then went to Montgomery County, Ohio. In 1816 he bought over 100 acres from Henry Croll near Dayton , Ohio along the Greenville pike, near the McKinley church of the Brethern. Jehu Burkhard died here in 1823, his wife passed away shortly before him by a few years. Jehu Burkhard was the son of Jonathan Burkhart, Jehu was born about 1738, the oldest of four children. Jehu Burkhard Nathaniel Burket had twelve kids, one daughter India ( Judith ) 1788 wed Peter Link, ( They are the ancestors of President Eisenhower ) Salome Burket Burgener, Christian Burket
Jonathan Burkhart's wife ( mother of the four above children ) died at sea on the way to America.
Emanuel Burkhart was the father of Jonathan whose wife died at sea. Jonathan also had a brother whose name is believed to be Christian Burkhart that came to America.
They were German, and German was the language also in America for these people.
Christian Burkhart born Switzerland, son of Emanuel.
Dau Sarah Burket mar John Hoover
Jesse Hoover born 1800 mar Rebecca Yount
Eli Hoover mar Mary Davis
Jesse Clark Hoover mar Hldah R. Minthorne
( thru his mother Huldah R. Minthorne President Herbert Hoover is a cousin to President Richard M. Nixon.)
Jonathan Burkhart born Switzerland,
son of Emanuel.
Nathanel Burkhard mar Katherine/ then Mary
India ( Judith ) mar Peter Link
William Link mar Esther P. Shindler
Elizabeth Link mar Simon P Stover
Juda Stover mar Jacob Eisenhower
President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Now we have three presidents of the USA that are cousins.
Sarah from Christian Burkhart,
India ( Judith ) from Jonathan Burkhart,
Sarah and India are first cousins once removed.
The Burket name is also spelled Burkhardt in reference to this family.
In the book, Ancestors of Presidents, its spelled Burkhardt for both Sarah and India.
There is one more president off the Burkett's, you figure it out. His mother was Sophia Birchard. Lived in Ohio. You can bet if your Burket settled in the state of Indiana they were most likely from this line off Jonathan or Christian, lot of their children moved from North Carolina to Ohio and Indiana, they are heavily populated in Ohio also.
There was also a few other lines of Burket's mixed in with them, entwined Burkettville, Maryland, near Hagerstown is named for the Jonathan/ Christian line,
also, Purgettville, W. Virginia is named for this line, Purgett is just another name for Burket.
There is a Burkettville ,Maine,
Burkett, Texas is my main line.
I just skimmed the surface of what I know about the Burkett's.
The url following will take you to our Texas Burkett cousins. Arn's cousin, Bill Brown, comes off of Mahalia, David's daughter. http://www.steenplace.com/john1/f793.htm
written by: W.L. McKeehan
Note: George Washington came down from Royalty, One side Irish nobility, the other side Scottish nobility. George Washington was 6 foot 3 inches tall, weighed 225.
The average man of that era was 5 foot six inches tall and 140 pounds.
The difference was because the diet from a lineage of abundant meat in George Washington's heritage, others , commom people lived mainly on
grains, and etc.
After the Rev. war was over, they wanted George Washington to be King Of
the Colonies, he said no, we just fought a war over that, we will have a
democracy, a govt. of the people, for the people and by the people.