Notes for John Hoskins Burgett: SOURCE: Livingston Co., MO Probate Document State of Missouri County of Livingston I, Cyrus McDonald administrator of the Est. of John A. Burget deceased do solemly swear that Henry Burget, Milbury Burget, and Ira Burget are, or were, residents of the State of California when last heard from; and John Burget and Amy Moore and Harriet Burget and David Burget are residents of Livingston Co., MO; and that they are all the heirs at law of John A. Burget deceased; and further that I will make a perfect inventory of the Estate of said deceased and faithfully adminster said estate and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the law directs; and further that said John A. Burget died without making a will. [Signed] Cyrus McDonald Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of April 1858 Amos Bargdoll, Clerk [Note: John's wife, Lucy, died previously in Livingston Co., MO in 1852. After the death of his father, John Hoskins Burgett and his wife, Sarah, migrated from MO to Montague Co., TX along with John's older sister, Dama Abia, and probably her husband, Leander Moore. Harriet went to California with her older brother, Henry, upon his return to California after a visit to Ashtabula Co., OH in 1863. David apparently died in MO.]
SOURCE: The signature of John Burgett appeared on a petition in Montague Co., TX in December 1859 that advocated that the County Seat not be removed.
SOURCE: Confederate States of America Military Records These records indicate that John H. Burgett enlisted on 9 Aug 1862 at Fort Washita "for three years or the duration" and served in Company I of the 31st Regiment Texas Cavalry (Dismounted), where he held the rank of 2nd Sergeant on August 1863. The Company Muster Roll for January and February 1864 list him as being "absent without leave since 4 December 1863". A List of the "Brush Battalion" dated 12 December 1863 at Bonham, TX remarked that he "formerly belonged to Co. I, Hawpes Regiment, Dismounted Cavalry. The "Brush Battalion" consisted "of men who assembled at Oxford Lake, Collin County, Texas on the ____day of November 1863, under an agreement made between them and the Confederate States authorities on or about the 26th day of October 1863, for the purpose of organizing and entering the service of the Confederate States, on the frontier of Texas." Another footnote indicated that "The 'Brush Battalion' , C. S. A., was organized for frontier service November 6, 1863, with five companies, which were composed of deserters, conscripts and militia, who had taken to the brush in to escape arrest by the conscript officers and who had been collected upon the promise that they would be pardoned and utilized on the frontier as a protection from Indians who were hostile."
More About John Hoskins Burgett: Burial: Aft. 31 October 1872, Pilot Point, Denton, TX. Census 1: 1850, 51st Dist, Livingston Co., MO. Census 2: 1860, Montague PO, Montague, TX. Census 3: 1870, Pilot Point, Denton, TX. Occupation 1: 1860, Farmer. Occupation 2: 1870, Farmer. Residence: Abt. 1859, Montague Co., TX.
More About John Hoskins Burgett and Sarah Elizabeth Doty: Marriage: 01 July 1855, Livingston Co., MO.
Children of John Hoskins Burgett and Sarah Elizabeth Doty are:
+John Samuel Burgett, b. 26 December 1862, Forestburg, Montague, TX, d. 01 February 1950, Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA.