Levi Burton

Brief Life History of Levi

When Levi Burton was born on 28 August 1814, in Neversink, Sullivan, New York, United States, his father, Israel Hulsey Burton, was 18 and his mother, Rachel Wood, was 19. He married Philana Clark before 1837. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Columbia Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 4 October 1860, in Rutland Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 46.

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Levi Burton
Elizabeth Elisa Hall
Trphenia Burton
Daniel Burton
Tryphosa Burton
Adaline Addie Burton
James Robert Burton
Mark Wesley Burton
Lunetta Nettie Burton

Sources (3)

  • Levi Burton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi Burton in entry for M Wesley Burton, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Levi Burton in entry for M Wesley Burton, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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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