Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameHannah LAUGHTON 566
Birth Date23 Sep 1714566
Death Date21 Dec 1807
Burial PlaceHarvard, Massachusetts (Town Cemetery)567
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Posted by Dwight Spaulding Burgess on January 16, 1999 at 17:43:47:

In Reply to: Rachel FARNSW m Ebenezer BURGESS MA 1740 posted by Robert J. O'Hara on December 18, 1998 at 18:33:48:

Ebenezer Burgess, b. abt 1715, place unknown, married Rachel Farnsworth, 21 April 1762 in Harvard, MA by Rev Joseph Wheeler of the First Congregational Church. He died in Harvard on 21 Dec 1807. In his 60's he answered the Alarm on Lexington at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. He served only two days. Children were: Loammi Burgess (my lineage), b 1 Mar 1770, Harvard, Marrit Burgess, b 9 Jul 1765, and Sarah Burgess, b 31 Dec 1762. It is possible that Ebenezer earlier married a Hannah LNU but I have no details. I am looking for more details on Ebenezer's origins but have come up with nothing yet. Anything you find would be appreciated. Thanks.

The SAR Patriot Index identifies Ebenezer Burgess, b 23 Sep 1714, d 20 Dec 1807, m Hannah Laughton; they had a son John Burgess who m Elizabeth Wetherbee.

The entry in MSSWR568 that appears to pertain to this Ebenezer Burgess reads as follows: “BURGES, EBENEZER, Harvard. Private, Capt. Joseph Fairbanks’s co., Col. Asa Whetcomb’s regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; left place of rendezvous April 20, 1775; service, 2 days.”

Pages in Ancestral File identify this Ebenezer Burgess as the son of William Burgess and Eleanor Monroe (b 3 Mar 1685), who were married 21 Aug 1707 at Cambridge. The Monroe line is further traced through Lexington and Ross, Scotland. This may be correct and requires further investigation. Further data to be entered.

Futher information from Dwight Spaulding Burgess on GenForum:

Posted by: Dwight Spaulding Burgess
Date: September 24, 1999 at 09:08:11
In Reply to: William Burgess - Charlestown, MA - 1707 by Diane Rapaport

From my direct line I have William Burgess, b. 1683, Charlestown Ma, m. 21 Aug 1707, Cambridge, Ma to Eleanor Monroe, b. 3 Mar 1684/85, Lexington, Ma. Children were Ebenezer (my line) b. 23 Sep 1714, Lexington, Ma; William b. 1 Mar 1707/08, Lexington, Ma; Lucy b. 6 Jan 1709/10, Lexington, Ma; Mary b. 2 Feb 1711/12, Lexington, Ma.

My sourcing on William Burgess is the Vital Records of Charlestown, Ma. and the LDS Web page. Incidently the LDS web page will trace Eleanor Monroe back to 1567 to Hugh Monroe on her father's side and 1450 to John Ball, 1350 Hugh Coney, and 1360 John Copledike, on her mother's side. Check it out.

I am still looking for ancestors of William Burgess. The microfiche records for 1683 were partially obliterated (April-May). I can read his name and date of birth but cannot find any more details. Any new information would be appreciated.
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