Burton-Washburn Genealogy

Jesse Burton

Male Abt 1760 - Bef 1830  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Jesse Burton 
    Born Abt 1760  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1830  Garrard Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1936  Burton & allied families
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2024 

    Father John Burton,   d. Abt Sep 1785, Cumberland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Agnes Merryman,   d. Aft 1810 
    Married 24 Aug 1752  Cumberland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zepporah Palmer,   d. Aft 1830 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Martha "Patsy" Burton,   b. Abt 1791
     8. Elizabeth Lauson Burton,   b. Abt 1797,   d. Abt 1838, Garrard Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     9. John Meed Burton,   b. Abt 1806
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, VA, Deeds, 1783-1790," Austin:
      Deed Bk 7, 1783-1786, p. 458, Burton from Burton Deed, February 22, 1785, between John Burton and Mary his wife of the County of Mecklenburg and John Burton of the County of Cumberland for 400 pounds, a parcel of land on both sides of Banister River containing by estimation 800 acres. Bounded: Jesse Carter's corner, on his dividing line, crossing the river, Hardy's line, William Davis's lines, Joshua Welch's corner in a great Meadow of Cherrystone Creek, crossing the said Meadow.
      s/ Jno Burton, Wit: Robt Smith, John Burton junr, Harry Smith, Benjamin Burton, Jesse Burton, Geo Craghead, R Williams, D Burton.

      Garrard Co., KY, Deed Bk C p. 129, Jesse Burton of Garrard Co. appoints his true friend Azariah Doty of the same county to recover the estate of Capt. John Burton deceased in the county of Cumberland stat of VA, which is now in the possession of Agnes Burton, the widow and executrix of estate. John Hatcher and Archer Allen securities for the said Doty - 1807.

      Ten children are attributed to Jesse and Zepporah. I have not yet documented any of this with primary evidence.

      Timeline from Bob Burton of Gainesville:

      1820-23: In one deed book, Jesse Burton authorizes Thomas Kennedy to sell his negroes, household furniture, crops and stock to pay Thomas Kennedy what he owes him. No wife signs this but in deed Bk H, p217 is Jesse and wife Zeporah - spelled Zeppora.

      1823: Jesse Burton is listed as insolvent in Garrard County, KY Tax List.

      11/12/1823: Jesse Burton sells the place where he now lives to Thomas Kennedy - the place adjoins Walter Adams and Samuel McMullins on Long Branch. (Walter Adams is the father of Elizabeth Adams who married William Lear 1819). Recorded in Garrard Co, KY Deed Book H, page 385.

      3/29/1824: Kennedy assigned the same land to John Meed Burton and Polly Asberry Burton.

      1830: Zeporah Burton (F50-60) appears as head of a family in Garrard Co, KY census, page 244. Also enumerated are F30-40, M20-30, 2F20-30, 2M15-20, F10-15.