Col Robert Burton

Col Robert Burton

Birth
Chase City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death 31 May 1825 (aged 77)
Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 19513869 · View Source
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Continental Congressman. He moved to Granville (now Vance) County, North Carolina in 1775 and owned and operated a plantation he called Montpelier. Burton served as a Quartermaster in the Revolutionary War with the rank of colonel. He served on the Governor's Council from 1783 to 1784. In 1787 he served as a member of the Continental Congress. After the Revolution Burton withdrew from public life and continued operation of Montpelier. In 1801 he served as a member of the commission that established the boundaries between North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Burton was the uncle of Congressman and Governor Hutchins Gordon Burton.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 24 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19513869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Robert Burton (20 Oct 1747–31 May 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19513869, citing Montpelier Plantation Cemetery, Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .