Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Colonial Virginia

I have posted a short history of the settlement of colonial Virginia at this link. This will give you the idea of the hazards our early ancestors faced.

Settlement in Kentucky

At this link I have posted some information on the settlement of Kentucky. Ambrose Burton, son of May Burton Sr., was an early Kentucky settler.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Life in the Peidmont Region in Virginia During the 17th and 18th Centuries

I have gathered information on life in the Piedmont region of Virginia during the 17th and 18th centuries at this link. This also contains some information on our Burtons.

Civil War in Missouri

At this link you will find some information on the Civil War in Missouri, with emphasis on partisan activities in North Central Missouri, the area where my Burtons (and I) were raised. Also listed are Burtons involved in the Confederate cause from the Randolph Co MO area.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Joesph Wisdom Burton and Orpha Brooks and Sarah Ann Pyle

Joseph Wisdom Burton was the son of May Burton II, grandson of Ambrose Burton Sr. and great grandson of May Burton Sr. He was born on June 1, 1816 near Lexington, in Shelby Co. KY and died Jan 5, 1911 in Randolph Co MO. He married first Orpha Jane Brooks, and after her death married Sarah Ann Pyle. Also at this link is Thomas Waller Burton, the son of Joseph Wisdom Burton. T.W. married Matilda Abigail Terrill on November 29, 1866. T.W. Burton is my great grandfather. View their information at this link:

Joseph Burton and Margaret Gaines

For information on Joseph Burton, son of May Burton Sr. and Margaret Gaines, wife of Joseph Burton, please see this link:

Mary Burton and John Rucker

For information on Mary Burton, daughter of May Burton Sr. and her husband, John Rucker, see this link:

James Burton Sr., Mary White, Elizabeth Goodridge

For information on James Burton Sr., son of May Burton Sr, and his first wife, Mary White, and second wife, Elizabeth Goodridge see this link:

Frances Burton and Ambrose Medley

For information on Frances Burton, daughter of May Burton Sr., and her husband, Ambrose Medley please go to this link in google documents:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

William Burton and Sarah Sanford

View my information on the family of William Burton and Sarah Sanford at this link. William is the son of May Burton Sr.

John Burton and Elizabeth Hudson

View my information on John Burton, son of May Burton Sr. and John's wife, Elizabeth Hudson at this link.

May Burton Jr and Sarah Martha Head

You can find my information on May Burton Jr and Sarah Martha Head at this link:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ambrose Burton Sr. and Caty Wisdom Family Information

This will conect you to the information I have on Ambrose Burton Sr and Caty Wisdom. This is my direct ancestor.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

May Burton Sr. and Hannah Medley Burton

You can view my chapter on May Burton Sr. and Hannah Medley Burton of Orange Co VA at:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Orange County Burtons During the Revolution

You can access my chapter on Orange County Burtons During the Revolution at this link:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Some pictures from my Orange County Trip

To see pictures from my Orange County trip use this link:

(I'm playing with this feature to see how difficult it is to download pictures)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

John Burton of Orange County Virginia

For this chapter of my Burton Book go to this link:



Book- The Burtons of Orange Co VA

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Bob Burton