John Burgett
(Abt 1802-Abt 1851)
Catharine Henderson
(Abt 1805-1874)
Phoebe Burgett


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1. John Laird
2. William M. Beicher
3. Joseph Nelson Cupp

Phoebe Burgett 1 2

  • Born: 28 Nov 1833, , Tippecanoe, IN 1 2
  • Marriage (1): John Laird on 27 Mar 1851 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN
  • Marriage (2): William M. Beicher on 1 Feb 1883 in Watseka, Iroquois, IL
  • Marriage (3): Joseph Nelson Cupp on 20 Feb 1894 in , Iroquois, IL
  • Died: 12 Feb 1900, Milford, Iroquois, IL at age 66 1 2
  • Buried: 14 Feb 1900, Goodwine: Amity Cemetery, Iroquois, IL, USA 1 2

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Phoebe Burgett was born on November 28, 1833 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and died on February 12, 1900 in Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois. She married (1) John Laird on March 27, 1851 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, son of Samuel J. Laird and Delilah Albin. He was born on July 14, 1827 in Ohio, and died on September 30, 1874 in Iroquois County, Illinois. See Laird history. She married (2) William M. Bicher on February 1, 1883 in Iroquois County, son of John Bicher and Sarah E. Sands. He was born circa 1828 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She married (3) Joseph Nelson Cupp on February 20, 1894 in Iroquois County, son of Joseph (or Jasper) Cupp and Elender Lepter. He was born on March 28, 1833 in Franklin County, Indiana, and died on April 23, 1901 in Iroquois County, Illinois. (See Laird history). Joseph Cupp married twice before his marriage to Phoebe. In the 1900 Iroquois County census Joseph Cupp was listed in the County Poor Farm.

2. Census in 1850 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3 The 1850 census recorded John Burget, farmer, 47, living with wife Catharine, 45; Daniel, 23; Susan, 20; Lewis, 19; John, 18; Sarah, 15; Emaline, 11; Catharine, 5. Also in the home is Perry Burget, 37. Everyone was born in Indiana except parents John and Catharine in Virginia.

3. Obituary: on 14 Feb 1900 in Watseka, Iroquois, IL. 4 Mrs. Phoebe Laird, daughter of John and Catharine Burgett, and widow of John Laird, was born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., Nov. 28, 1833. She was married to John Laird, March 27, 1851. In the spring of 1858 they removed to Iroquois county and settled in Milford. Only one child, the only son, Squire H. Laird, three sisters in Indiana, and one brother, John Burgett of Woodland, survives her. Her death came as a great shock to the community and especially to her grand-daughter, Erma, who was alone with her at the time. During the day she had been unusually well and lively. Death found her well prepared and willing to go, leaving a blessed memory behind. Mrs. Phoebe Laird died at her home in Milford, Monday Feb. 12, 1900, aged 66 years, 2 months and 14 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday the 14, with interment at Milford cemetery.

Phoebe married John Laird on 27 Mar 1851 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. (John Laird was born on 14 Jul 1827 in , Guernsey, OH,5 died on 30 Sep 1874 in , Iroquois, IL 5 and was buried in Goodwine: Amity Cemetery, Iroquois, IL, USA 5.)

Phoebe next married William M. Beicher, son of John Beecher and Sarah Elizabeth Sands, on 1 Feb 1883 in Watseka, Iroquois, IL. (William M. Beicher was born in 1828 in , Lancaster, PA,6 7 8 died on 28 May 1890 in Milford, Iroquois, IL 7 8 9 and was buried in Milford: Maple Grove Cemetery, Iroquois, IL, USA 7.)

Phoebe next married Joseph Nelson Cupp on 20 Feb 1894 in , Iroquois, IL. (Joseph Nelson Cupp was born on 28 Mar 1833 in , Franklin, IN,10 died on 23 Apr 1901 in Milford, Iroquois, IL 10 and was buried in , Iroquois, IL 10.)


1 Bechtold, Madeline Dillman, Dillman-Kelley-Burgett Families of Tippecanoe, IN (

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3 1850 United States Census, Pheby Burget in household of John Burget, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana.

4 Iroqouis County Time-Democrat (Watseka, Iroqouis, Illinois.).

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6 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Bloom Township, Series: M653 Roll: 960 Page: 150.

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8 Iroquois County, Illinois - Death Record, 1878-1901, Family History Center Film 1321549 Item 2.

9 Iroquois County Genealogical Society (, Obit index listing William Bicher.

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