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Walter Moses Burton
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1840
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1913
Richmond
Fort Bend County
Texas, USA

Politician: Born a slave in North Carolina, Walter Moses Burton was brought to Texas about 1860. At the end of the Civil War, he purchased land from his former owner, Thomas B. Burton, from whom he had also learned to read and write. Walter Burton became a successful farmer and in 1869 was elected sheriff of Fort Bend County. He was elected to the Texas Senate in 1873 and served four terms, representing Fort Bend, Wharton, Waller, and Austin counties. Retiring from the senate in 1882, he returned to farming and remained active in local politics until his death. (Texas Historical Marker) 
 
Burial:
Morton Cemetery
Richmond
Fort Bend County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Lanny Medlin
Record added: Jul 08, 2008
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Walter Moses Burton
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