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Harriet Ellen Perkins Burton
Birth: Dec. 17, 1831
Death: Mar. 18, 1923

Daughter of Mary Ann (Richey) and Aaron Perkins; wife of William Burton; and mother of Paulina Jane, Claretta, Luretta, William Dane Bert, Mary Ellen Elizabeth, Joseph Bradford Lawrence, Samuel Sells, John Wesley, and Gertrude S. Burton.

A 1977 tape-recorded conversation made by Earl M. Bachman (great-grandson), Topeka, Kansas, of Douglas Burton, a grandson, contains several anecdotes about William and Harriet Burton: "Grandma Harriet went all out for religion, going up to the middle of the aisles and going round and round until she fell into the sawdust. . . . William and Harriet moved from Ridgefarm to Fairland, Illinois so they could be closer to church, having then only to walk across a field and over a turnstile. William E. Burton was a very humble person who prayed softly and humbly at church but his wife was very emotional and would sometimes get out of her seat and walk up and down the aisles with her hands up in the air shouting. When they went to church, Grandma Harriet walked fast ahead but William would trot along behind." 
Family links: 
  William Edward Burton (1831 - 1918)*
  Claretta Burton Bedinger (1855 - 1928)*
  Luretta Burton Carrier (1855 - 1941)*
  William Dane Burt Burton (1859 - 1935)*
  Gertrude Burton Lewis (1872 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairfield Cemetery
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Dorothea Bedinger Clymer
Record added: Sep 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21520334
Harriet Ellen <i>Perkins</i> Burton
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