John Henry Burton

31 March 1821–15 October 1884 (Age 63)
DeKalb, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Burton was born on 31 March 1821, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Harrison Burton, was 39 and his mother, Mary Williams, was 35. He married Margret Dyer in 1848, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 15 October 1884, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mount Holly Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States.

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John Henry Burton
Margret Dyer
Marriage: 1848
William B. Campbell Burton
Mary A. Burton
Manson M Burton
Martha Emaline Burton
Samuel Fite Burton
Margaret America Burton
Anro Clemancy Burton
Miranda Caroline Burton
Isaac Denton Burton

Spouse and Children

DeKalb, Tennessee, United States


    William B. Campbell Burton


    Mary A. Burton


    Manson M Burton


    Martha Emaline Burton


    Samuel Fite Burton


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 14

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Burton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John H Burton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Burton, "United States Census, 1880"

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