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Col Robert Burton
Birth: Oct. 20, 1747
Chase City
Mecklenburg County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 31, 1825
Vance County
North Carolina, USA

Continental Congressman. He moved to Granville (now Vance) County, North Carolina in 1775 and owned and operated a plantation he called Montpelier. Burton served as a Quartermaster in the Revolutionary War with the rank of colonel. He served on the Governor's Council from 1783 to 1784. In 1787 he served as a member of the Continental Congress. After the Revolution Burton withdrew from public life and continued operation of Montpelier. In 1801 he served as a member of the commission that established the boundaries between North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Burton was the uncle of Congressman and Governor Hutchins Gordon Burton. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  Hutchins Burton (1723 - ____)
  Tabitha Minge Burton
  Agatha Williams Burton (1757 - 1831)*
  John W. Burton (1776 - 1795)*
  Hutchens Burton (1777 - 1811)*
  Francis Nash Williams Burton (1779 - 1843)*
  Augustus Burton (1780 - 1828)*
  Robert Hutchens Burton (1781 - 1842)*
  Agnes Burton (1783 - 1796)*
  Alfred M Burton (1785 - 1857)*
  James Minge Burton (1786 - 1846)*
  Horace A Burton (1791 - 1865)*
  Fanny H. Burton Dickens (1793 - 1852)*
  Eliza Williams Burton Anderson (1795 - 1859)*
  John Williams Burton (1798 - 1860)*
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Montpelier Plantation Cemetery
Vance County
North Carolina, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: May 24, 2007
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Col Robert Burton
Added by: Bill McKern
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- Beloved~Yvonne
 Added: Jun. 29, 2016
Colonel thank you for your service to our country both in the Continental Army as well as the Continental Congress. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 31, 2016
From your 6th Great Granddaughter
- Kat Reece
 Added: Aug. 4, 2015
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