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 Margaret 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.
English: habitational name from a placename 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’.
French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .