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Harriet Jane Sweazy Burton
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1828
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: May 13, 1910
McHenry County
Illinois, USA

Harvard Herald, May 19, 1910

Mrs. Billings Burton died in this city last Friday at 1p.m. at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Kiser. Mrs. Burton was in her 83rd year and was an early day resident of the State Line Community near Sharon. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Burr Oaks.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Hollister and Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Gillis attended the funeral of Mrs. Billings Burton at Harvard on Monday.

Harvard Herald, May 26, 1910

At 1 o’clock on Friday afternoon May 13, 1910, after an illness of four months, during which she was a most patient sufferer, death came peacefully to Mrs. Harriett J. Burton, one of the pioneers of the township of Chemung. Mrs. Burton was a native of New York, her birthplace being Springfield, Otsego County, and the date October 22, 1828. She, being an only child, came west with her parents in the early forties and was united in marriage to Billings Burton in 1844. Three sons and nine daughters survive her. For several years she was unable to attend the services at church, but her heart’s interest in its work did not in the least abate. Her children and their children will always remember her with pleasure and look forward to meeting her again among the glorified.

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon on May 16 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kizer, Rev. E. K. Hester of Galena, Illinois, and former pastor of the Harvard Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Burr Oak Cemetery, the pall bearers being her six grandsons.

Father: Charles A. Sweasey (1810 - 1841)
Mother: Sarah Howard Lee Sweasey (1812 - 1885)

Mother to Rachel Lillie (Apr 1857 - 1922)
Mother to Hattie Englehardt (1866 - ????)
Mother to Kate Englehardt (1867 - ????)
Mother to Menzo Burton (1871 - ????)
Mother to Nora Quackenbush (1874 - ????)
Family links: 
  Sarah Dingman (1812 - 1885)
  Billings Burton (1821 - 1907)
  Sarah Jane Burton Corkins (1845 - 1932)*
  Sarah J. Burton Corkins (1845 - 1932)*
  Sarah Jane Burton Corkins (1846 - 1932)*
  Mahala Burton Piper (1848 - 1941)*
  James Orlando Burton (1849 - 1921)*
  Clara Burton Spicer (1852 - 1946)*
  Infant Son Burton (1854 - 1854)*
  Orabell Burton (1856 - 1856)*
  Orrilla Jane Burton Gillis (1858 - 1936)*
  Emmelette Burton Kizer (1860 - 1946)*
  Orin Aud Burton (1864 - 1933)*
  Kate M. Burton Engelhardt (1866 - 1938)*
  Anna Burton (1873 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Burr Oak Cemetery
Boone County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Arnold L. Corkins
Originally Created by: Lisa
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57007645
Harriet Jane <i>Sweazy</i> Burton
Added by: Phyllis Wallington
Harriet Jane <i>Sweazy</i> Burton
Added by: Phyllis Wallington
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- Arnold L. Corkins
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014

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