John Henry Burton

Male6 November 1832–6 July 1911

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Burton was born on 6 November 1832, in Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Burton, was 34 and his mother, Jane Shippobotham, was 36. He married Hannah Matthews on 7 March 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 6 July 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Burton
Hannah Matthews
Marriage: 7 March 1863
John Henry Burton II
William Thompson Burton
James Burton
George Oliver Burton
Albert Burton
Walter Edwin Burton
Sarah Jane Burton
Hannah Burton
Robert Burton

Sources (48)

  • John Burton in household of Samual E Hamer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Burton in entry for Hannah Burton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • John Burton in household of William Burton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 15

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 22

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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