Mary J Burton

1841–1877 (Age 36)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary J

When Mary J Burton was born in 1841, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Burton, was 25 and her mother, Maria, was 25. She married James H. Gladding Sr on 18 August 1859, in Snow Hill, Worcester, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Accomack Parish, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Atlantic Magisterial District, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 14 March 1877, at the age of 36, and was buried in Withams, Accomack, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary J Burton
James H. Gladding Sr
Marriage: 18 August 1859
Mary Lee Gladding
Emma Gladding
Francis Gladding
Florence Gladding
Ida Gladding
Virginia G Gladding
Emily F. Gladding
Anna E Gladding
Ines E Gladding
Henry Arcemus Gladding
Unknown Gladding

Spouse & Children

18 August 1859
Snow Hill, Worcester, Maryland, United States


  • Mary Lee Gladding


  • Francis Gladding


  • Female1865–1872Female

  • Florence Gladding


  • Female1869–1972Female

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Burton


  • Maria




World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 3

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 20

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary J Burton in household of John Burton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Gladden in household of James Gladden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Gladding in entry for Francis Gladding, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"

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