|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1799|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1852|
Jonathan was a son of Jonathan Burbee (1767-1848) and Sarah [Plumley] Burbee
Jonathan represented Cowlitz County, Washington at the first Oregon Territory planning convention in Lewis County, Washington on August 20, 1851 to draft the petition to separate the Columbia Territory (later the state of Washington) from the Oregon Territory. He had also been selected as a delegate to the Monticello Convention of November 25, 1852 and would have been a signer of the Monticello Petition had he not drowned before that convention was held.
Jonathan went down with the schooner "Demenst" which was loaded with 300 tons of potatoes.
Cynthia L Kesler Jackson (1811 - 1898)
Augustus J Burbee (1832 - 1919)*
Jonathan Burbee was lost at sea. The following is engraved on the reverse side of the tombstone of his widow, Cynthia Louise [Kesler] Burbee Smith Jackson, which is located in this cemetery: "Jonathan Burbee, Born Vermont, Feb. 22, 1799, Shipwrecked, Columbia Bar, Jan. 6, 1852, Ore. Terr. 1847, Dig. Monticello Convention".
Whittle and Hubbard Cemetery
Created by: Bob Lawrence
Record added: Jan 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104114174