Burton-Washburn Genealogy

John Pleasant Burton

Male 1758 - 1836  (78 years)


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  • Name John Pleasant Burton 
    Born 8 Jul 1758  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1836  Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3391  Burton & allied families
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2022 

    Father Richard Burton,   b. Abt 1720, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1779, Wilkes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Ann UNK,   d. Bef 1779 
    Family ID F965  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Stamper,   b. 22 Aug 1767,   d. 10 Aug 1845, Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1779 
    Children 
     1. Richard Burton,   b. Abt 1782, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1872, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
     2. Martha "Patsy" Burton,   b. Abt 1784, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1852  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Allen Burton,   b. Abt 1786, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1861  (Age ~ 75 years)
     4. John Burton,   b. Abt 1788, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1838, Green Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     5. Mary "Polly" Burton,   b. 6 Jul 1790, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1864, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. David Burton,   b. 19 Mar 1792, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1876, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. William Buchanan Burton,   b. 24 Feb 1794, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1846, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     8. Hutchins Burton,   b. 12 Feb 1797, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1869, Orange Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Hardin Burton,   b. Abt 1798, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1875, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     10. Zachariah Burton,   b. 12 Sep 1801, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1888  (Age 86 years)
     11. Ann Burton,   b. Abt Mar 1804, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1891  (Age ~ 87 years)
     12. Eli Burton,   b. 15 Oct 1807, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1899, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     13. Isom Burton,   b. 15 Oct 1807, Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1885, Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Names and dates from Bruce Burton's "John Pleasant Burton family genealogy, 2001 revision," which incorporated information from Nellie Knox's history as well as organized original research.

      Other research from Bob Burton of Gainesville, interspersed with others. It appears that the service record attributed to John Pleasant Burton and retained by the DAR for many years is really for another John Burton who lived in Accomack Co., VA. John Pleasant Burton probably served closer to home:

      1776: Montgomery County, Virginia formed from Fincastle (extinguished), Botetourt, and Pulaski Counties.

      1776: Capt James McDaniel's Company of Fincastle (Montgomery Co) Militia
      http://www.wvgenweb.org/nicholas/bd/donelson.htm
      George Recees [Reeves]
      John Burton
      Iuel Stomper [Joel Stamper]
      Isian Stomper [Josiah? Stamper]
      Jacob Stomper [Stamper]

      The 1778 tax list for that part of Wilkes which became Ashe:
      Name Value of Property
      **Northern Section
      Burton, John 431.08.08 <------------------------------------------------------LOOK HERE.
      Cox, John 60.00.00
      Osborn, Enoch 15.00.00
      Reeves, George 200.00.00
      **Southern Section
      Baker, Capt. Andrew 244.00.00
      Baker, James 152.03.00
      Baker, John 223.07.00
      Baker, Morris 257.14.00
      Baker, Robert 139.00.00
      http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/18cncnr.htm

      Wilkes Co., NC, Will Bk 1, p. 26, 8 June 1779. Administration Bond--John Burton, admr Richard Burton, dec'd 10,000 pounds; Andrew Baker & John Baker, bondsmen. [Richard Burton dyed without making a Will...John Burton, oldest son of Richard Burton...admr.]

      Wilkes Co. WB 1, p. 39, March Term 1780
      Inventory of Richard Burton
      4 Negroes
      1 horse
      4 hed of cattle
      2 Beds
      2 Pots, Some pewter
      1 Plow, 2 axes & 3 hoes

      By me, John Burton Administrator
      Returned to Wilkes Court
      March Session 1780

      Revolutionary War Soldiers in the Upper New River Valley
      http://www.newrivernotes.com/nrv/revros.htm
      John Burton Jr- On list of Captain James McDaniel's Company , 1782
      John Burton- On list of Captain James McDaniel's Company, 1782. On updated lists of Cox's
      Company, probably 1782 and 1783.
      George Reeces (Reeves?)- On list of Captain James McDaniel's Company, 1782. On lists of Cox's
      Militia Company for 1777, probably 1782 and 1783.
      Jacob Stamper- On List of Captain James McDaniel's Company, ca. 1782
      Joel Stamper- On List of Captain James McDaniel's Company, ca. 1782
      Jonathan Stamper- On undated list of Cox's Company, prob. ca. 1783.
      Josiah Stamper- On List of Captain James McDaniel's Company, ca. 1782

      John Burton served in Capt James McDaniel's company of the militia of Montgomery Co. (see above)

      John and his possible brother, William, paid personal property taxes in Montgomery Co., VA, in 1782. http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/mont782a.htm

      1782: Montgomery Co, VA Land Tax List
      Burton, Abraham- 400 acres
      Burton, John- 200 acres <------------------------------------------------------LOOK HERE.
      Reaves, George- 300 acres
      Reeves, John- 100 acres
      5 Stamper families
      http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/mont1782.htm

      1782: Montgomery Co, VA Personal Property Tax List
      Burten, William- 1 white tithe, 2 cattle <------------------------------------------LOOK HERE
      Burton, John- 1 white tithe <-------------------------------------------------------------LOOK HERE
      Reeves, David- 1 white tithe, 4 horses, 6 cattle
      Reeves, George- 1 white tithe, 3 slaves, 40 horses, 18 cattle
      6 Stamper families
      http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/mont782a.htm

      1789: Wythe County, Virginia formed from Montgomery and Grayson Counties.

      1789: Montgomery Co, VA Personal Property Tax List (Binns Website)
      **District A- Taken by Bird Smith
      Burton, John- 1 white, 2 horses
      **District B- Taken by James Newell
      Burton, Absalom- 1 white, 3 horses
      Burton, John- 1 white, 1 black, 3 horses
      Barton, Isaac- 1 white, 2 horses
      Burton, Robert- 1 white, 1 horse
      Barton, John- 1 white, 1 horse
      Reeves, Geo- 1 white, 1 white 16-21, 4 blacks, 10 horses
      Trett, Samuel
      **District C- Taken by David McGarock

      "Montgomery County, Virginia--circa 1790," by Schreiner-Yantis, 1972:
      John Burton paid tax June 24, 1789 and Oct. 23, 1789. The author thought it was likely that this John turned 21 in 1789. [If it was this John, that is 10 years after his real DOB]. His residence in Oct. 1789 was "Grassy Creek, Fox Creek, N side New River" and his neighbors were Daniel Blevins, Elisha Blevins, John Blevins, Patrick Kelley, Robert OSBORNE, Micajah Pennington, George Real, George REAVES, Canada RICHARDSON, Ezekial Young. At p. 103 of this book, John was "in the 1788 [tax] lists but not in 1789."

      1792: Grayson County, Virginia formed from Wythe and Patrick Counties.

      1793: Wythe Co, VA Personal Property Tax List
      **District A- Taken by James Davis
      **District B- Taken by William Drope
      Barton, John- 1 white, 2 horses
      Burton, Absolem- 1 white, 2 horses
      Burton, Robert- 1 white, 1 horse
      Burton, John- 1 white, 3 horses
      Barton, Isaac- 1 white, 4 horses
      Blevans, John
      James Sr
      John
      Willabee
      Daniel
      James
      James (Chesnut)
      Daniel
      James
      Osborn, Jonatha- 2 whites, 6 horses
      Osborn, Robert- 1 white, 2 horses
      Osborn, Jeremiah- 1 white, 2 horses
      Osborn, Stephen- 1 white, 1 horse
      Osborn, Solomon- 1 white, 1 horse
      Osborn, Ephram- 1 white, 5 horses
      Osborn, Solomon Jr- 1 white, 4 horses
      Osborn, Enoch- 2 whites, 3 blacks, 6 horses
      Reeves, George- 2 whites, 5 blacks, 10 horses
      Reeves, Jesse- 1 white, 10 slaves
      Trent, Alexander- 1 white, 1 horse
      **District C- Taken by James Davies
      none

      5/21/1793: John Burton listed as Constable for 2nd Battalion in Grayson Co, VA Militia.
      http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/graymil.htm

      1794: Grayson Co, VA Personal Property Tax List (New River Notes)
      James Blevins- 1 tithe, 2 horses
      Willoughby Blevins- 2 tithes, 2 horses
      John Blevins, 1 tithe, 5 horses
      James Blevins- 1 tithe, 1 horse
      James Blevins- 1 tithe, 1 horse
      John Barton- 1 tithe, 3 horses
      Abflour? (Abselom?) Burton- 2 tithes, 3 horses
      John Burton- 1 tithe, 5 horses <-------------------------------------------------------LOOK HERE.
      Daniel Blevins- 1 tithe, 1 horse
      Daniel Blevins- 1 tithe, 1 horse
      John Blevins- 1 tithe
      numerous Osborn families
      George Reves- 1 tithe, 2 horses
      Jesse Reeves- 1 tithe, 7 horses
      David Reaves- 2 tithes, 4 horses
      George Reaves- 1 tithe, 3 blacks, 10 horses
      James Stamper- 1 tithe, 4 horses

      1799: Ashe Co., NC formed from Wilkes. Watauga was formed from Ashe, Wilkes, Caldwell & Yancey in 1849. Alleghany was formed from Ashe in 1859.

      4/2/1799: John Burton enters 200 acres in Wilkes Co, on waters of Potatoe Creek; border: begins on north side of said creek and runs on the State line; includes various courses. Recorded in Wilkes Co, NC Land Entries 1796-1805, page ???.

      4/2/1799: John Burton enters 200 acres in Wilkes Co on waters of Piney Creek and runs various courses. Recorded in Wilkes Co, NC Land Entries 1796-1805, page 064.

      4/2/1799: John Burton enters 150 acres in Wilkes Co; border: begins at a branch of Rock Creek and runs on west side of Pinch Back Mountain to "Auston's" line; includes my improvement. Recorded in Wilkes Co, NC Land Entries 1796-1805, page 064.

      4/2/1799: John Burton received a 150 acre land grant (No. 85) from the state of NC. Recorded in Ashe Co, NC Deed Book D, page 027.

      4/2/1799: John Burton enters 100 acres in Wilkes Co on waters of Elk Creek; border: above David Collins' old mill; includes Walnut Grove. Recorded in Wilkes Co, NC Land Entries 1796-1805, page 065.

      The estate sale of Jonathan STAMPER implies that there were other sons or grandsons of Richard Burton (Robert and Jonathan):

      Wilkes Co., NC, Will bk 1 (1778-1799), p. 519, July term 1799, Acct Sale Estate Jonathan Stamper, Sr, decd held 4th & 5th June 1799; Purchasers Jesse Stamper (1 negro woman), Jacob Stamper (1 negro woman), John Burton, Jesse Toliver, Moses Tolliver, William Reavis, Reuben Parks, Joel Stamper, Robert BURTON, George Reeves, David Hickerson, Jacob Lyon, Jesse Alexander, Jonathan BURTON, Jonathan Stamper, James Stamper, Hezekiah Barker, George Lewis, Henry Johnson, Jos. Hammon, Willis Alexander, John Townzen, Owen Hall, Thomas Baker, William Reynolds. Amt 354:2:5 s/ Jonathan Stamper, Jesse Stamper, adms.

      1800: John Burton (M26-45) appears as head of a family in Ashe Co, NC census, page 073. Also enumerated are F26-45,3M10-16,F10-16,5M<10,F<10. Many Pennington families in same area. Jonathan Stamper (M>45) appears on page 087.

      1/30/1806: John Burton Sr enters 100 acres in Ashe Co on Rock Creek; border: begins on Jesse Reves' line and runs "various courses". Recorded in Ashe Co, NC Land Entries 1800-1809, page 049.

      1810: J. Burton (M>45) appears as head of a family in Ashe Co, NC census, page 010. Also enumerated are F26-45,3M16-26,2M10-16,3M<10,F<10. Stamper families are next door neighbors.

      1815: John Burton appears in Capt. Williams District in Ashe Co, NC Tax Digest, owning 350 acres. William Burton (100 acres) and Allen Burton (300 acres) also appear in this district. Appearing in Capt. Maxwell's District are numerous Stamper families, William Reaves (1,850 acres), Richard Burton (250 acres), Hutch Burton (250 acres). Another John Burton appears in Capt. Weaver's District, owning 250 acres on South Fork (area located in present-day Alleghany Co, NC just southwest of the Town of Piney Creek). William Reaves (30 acres) also appears in this district.

      1820: John Burton Sr. (M>45) appears as head of a family in Ashe Co, NC census, page 004. Also enumerated are F26-45,2M16-26,M16-18,2M10-16,F10-16. Stamper families are on pages 24-26. There is another John Burton on page 022.

      8/9/1824: John Burton, of Lawrence Co, IN, received Federal Land Certificate No. 645, for 94 acres for the east half of the west half of north fractional Section 15, in Township 3N, of Range 1W (land located about 2-3 miles SW of the present-day Town of Mitchell), in the district of Vincennes and State of Indiana.

      John and his whole family migrated to Lawrence Co., IN, in 1826.

      1830: John Burton Sr (M60-70) appears as head of a family in Lawrence Co, IN census, page 102. Also enumerated are F50-60, 2M20-30 (Eli & Isom), F<5.