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WILLIAM C. BURT, farmer, P.O. Linesville, was born in Fowler, Trumbull Co., Ohio, April 8, 1831; son of Alva and Cornelia (Colts) Burt, natives of Genesee County, N.Y., and who were among the pioneers of Trumbull County. Our subject was reared in Ashtabula County, and received a limited education in the common schools of Andover, that county. At the age of sixteen years he went on the lakes, and followed sailing one year, and at the age of seventeen purchased a farm of sixty acres in Richmond Township, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, which he paid for in six years, working at month’s wages. When twenty years of age he commenced lumbering in different sections of the country, which he followed up to 1866 for others, and then located in Pine Township, this county, purchased the farm where he now resides and embarked in the lumber business for himself, which he followed ten years. Since 1876 he has been principally engaged in farming. He cleared and improved his farm himself, lost a fine residence by fire in 1875 and rebuilt in 1876. His farm comprises 120 acres, about 100 of which are improved. Our subject was married in 1855, to Augusta, daughter of Alonzo and Priscilla (Prescott) Moulton, of Conneautville. His wife is a native of Maine. They have one child— Dorcas. Mr. Burt is an A.Y. M. He has held several offices in the gift of the township. In politics he is independent.