Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Burbees in:
 • Whittle and Hubbard Cemetery
 • Castle Rock
 • Cowlitz County
 • Washington
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Jonathan Burbee
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Feb. 12, 1799
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
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.
Family links: 
  Cynthia L Kesler Jackson (1811 - 1898)
  Augustus J Burbee (1832 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
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
Castle Rock
Cowlitz County
Washington, USA
Created by: Bob Lawrence
Record added: Jan 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104114174
Jonathan Burbee
Added by: Bob Lawrence
Jonathan Burbee
Added by: Maureen Piltz
Jonathan Burbee
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Piper
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service