John Henry Burton

Male31 March 1821–15 October 1884

Brief Life History 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 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.

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John Henry Burton
Margaret Dyer
Marriage: 1848
William B. Campbell Burton
Mary A. Burton
about 1852–
Manson M Burton
Martha Emaline Burton
Samuel Fite Burton
Margaret America Burton
Anro Clemancy Burton
Miranda Caroline Burton
Isaac Denton Burton

Sources (7)

  • John Burton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Henry Burton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Burton in entry for Martha E. Jones, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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  • Marriage
    1848DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (14)

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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 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 .

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

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