John Burton

Brief Life History of John

When John Burton was born in 1797, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, his father, Zacariah, was 27 and his mother, Jenny, was 23. He immigrated to Valley View Memorial Park, West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1847. He died in 1865, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zacariah
1771–
Jenny
1775–
John Burton
1797–1865

Sources (9)

  • John Robinson in household of Joseph L Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Burton Robinson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Burton, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

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. 

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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Sidney Rigdon Burton (1838-1897)

SIDNEY RIGDON BURTON HISTORY - 2014 (Compiled by Donald Erle Burton - Great-Grandson, November 2014) NOTE: End Note Resources are shown at the end of each applicable sentence as a number in parenth …

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