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 John Archibald Burton

John Archibald Burton

Birth
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Death 1905 (aged 79–80)
Ouachita County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 147648175 · View Source
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Died between 1900-1905 in Columbia or Ouachita County.
Believed to be buried in unmarked plot in Bethesda Cemetery at Camden. A tombstone was erected years after his death.

From Goodspeed's Biographies, Southern Arkansas, 1890:

John A. Burton, one of the oldest and best known settlers of Ouachita County, Bridge Creek township, was born March 3, 1825, in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, a son of Jesse and Lea (Bomer) Burton, natives of South carolina. His father was a farmer by occupation and moved to Henry County, Tennessee in 1826, where he lived until his death, which occurred about 1870, at the ripe old age of eighty years. He and wife were members of the Missionary Baptist Church. The mother of the subject of this sketch was a daughter of Reuben Bomer, and by her marriage with Mr. Burton, was the mother of twelve children, two of whom only survive. They are John A., the subject of this sketch, and Lemuel H., a mechanic of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Burton knows nothing of his parents' history. Mr. Burton was reared in Tennessee on his father's farm. In 1848 he came toArkansas, locating in this county, where he entered a tract of wild land, on which he lived for three years. He then purchased a farm in the township and engaged in farming, and also owned and operated a saw and grist mill (water power), which was known and patronized throughout the township. In 1879 he moved to Columbia County, where he was engaged in the saw-mill business until 1884, when he came back here, and has since been living with his son, Jacob W. Burton. Mr. Burton was married January 3, 1844, to Miss Carolina Travis, a native of North Carolina, born in 1825, a daughter of Jacob and Mary (Miller) Travis, and by this union has had seven children, five of whom are still living, viz: Jacob W. (whose sketch immediately follows this), Mary L. (now Mrs. Smith, of this township), Thomas A. (owner of 200 acres of land), Jesse (a farmer of Columbia County). Mr. and Mrs Burton are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. socially Mr. Burton is a member of the Masonic order, the I.O.O.F., and the County Wheel. Politically, he is a staunch Democrat, and takes an active interest in politics, as well as all work for the good of the community.


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  • Created by: Gary B. Sanders
  • Added: 9 Jun 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 147648175
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Archibald Burton (3 Mar 1825–1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 147648175, citing Bethesda Cemetery, Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Gary B. Sanders (contributor 47044379) .