George Burgett was born in Germany about the year 1766. He emigrated to America and settled in Washington County Pennsylvania. Here he married Miss Fannie Rogers, June 25,1791, by whom he had nine children, all of whom are deceased but Joseph, Eliza and Susannah. George, the youngest son, came to Ohio in the spring of 1813, and settled in what is now Ashland County, about three miles west of Ashland. At this time but one log cabin made up the town of Ashland, or as it was then called Uniontown, and so dense was the forest, they were compelled to cut a way for the teams. He lived but three years after his settlement here, and his wife died seven years later. All the hardships common to pioneer life, they experienced. Joseph is the only living representative of this family now in this county. He was married June 12,1829, to Ann Raburn, by whom he had six children: J.R., Fannie, Eliza J., George F., Sally, and Melissa, all of who are living but Fannie and George. Two of the daughters, Eliza and Sally, married ministers, Milissa married George B. Masters, with whom Mr. Burgett makes his home; he has reached the ripe old age of seventy-nine years, and is in the full possession of his faculties.
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