son of Charles Burrington and Christine Devoloce (transcript of death record) or Charles Burrington and Dorothy (transcript of birth records).
Robert and Lucy Canedy married in 1836 . The 1850 US Census lists the couple living in Readsborough, with 13 year old Lucy, 11 year old Dorathee, 7 year old Susan, 5 year old Sarah, and 2 year old Robert. (Robert C. Burrington, married Kattie H. Mason in 1870. He died in Worcester, Mass in 1912; his Massachusetts death certificate states he was buried in Worcester.)
On September 21, 1861, Robert mustered in as a Private in Company I, 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry. He transferred to Company B two weeks later. Robert was taken prisoner at Savages' Station June 29, 1862, and paroled on September 13th. He was discharged due to disability, mustering out December 5, 1862.
The Argus and Patriot (Montpelier, Vermont), March 16, 1871. "Almost a Conflagrtion. -- Last week Friday morning the residence of Robert Burrington, the old soldier who lives alone inthe patriotic town of Whitingham,came very near being consumed. The old man, nothing daunted when he found his house on fire, seized an axe, chopped through a partitioin, and began to throw water, but without avail, the flames having spread over quite a space between the plastering and chamber floor. Just at thisi time a neighor happened along, and with his assistance the fire was got under. the property is insured in the Farmers' Mutual, of Montpelier."
The Vermont Gazette, The Vermont Gazette (Bennington, Vermont) on March 15 1873: "Resolved. That the members of Reynolds Post, G. A. R. deeply feel the great affliction which has visited them by the removal of their oldest and most esteemed comrade, Robert Burrington. His patriotism was an expression of his desire to promote the happiness of his fellow-men. He loved justice, and therfore of course, loved liberty and equality for every man. The controlling characteristic of his life was benevolence, and for this and for his early and courageous patriotism in behalf of his country. We to-night, inscribe his name in bright letters on the scroll of America's patriot dead.
Robert Burrington, Esq.