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T.J.Burton
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Descendants of Thomas J. Burton


Generation No. 1

 

1. THOMAS J. BURTON was born 1827 in, probably, White or Sumner County, Tennessee, and died 1908. He married (1) SARAH Abt. 1844 in Tennessee. 
He married (2) FRANCES PARRADINE SIMMONS September 21, 1861 in 
Jefferson County, Illinois, daughter of JOEL SIMMONS and CLARRISSA 
MEADOR. He married (3) SURRILDA E. JACKSON August 02, 1875. 
He married (4) SARAH A. WILLIAMS August 16, 1876.

Notes for THOMAS J. BURTON:
In April 1866, nineteen people met at the Simmons School House to 
organize a church.
Joel Simmons was an elderly man, an old time school master and was an 
eloquent speaker. Many of the nineteen were his kinfolks:

1. Tinnah P Burton was his daughter, and Thomas J. Burton was her husband

2. Silas Jefferson Simmons was his son.

3. Mary Ann Simmons McDaniel was his daughter.

4. Lucinda Simmons Alvis was his sister.

Joel was the forefather of most of the Simmons. He was born in Franklin 
County, Virginia, in 1804, and lived for a while in Macon County, Tennessee. 
He came to this locality (Panther Fork, Jefferson County, Illinois) in a covered
 wagon in the year of 1840.

In June 1867, the Reverend Thomas J. Burton was elected as pastor. 
He was elected again in 1868 as pastor.

s/Ruth Byars

(This was taken from the writings of Myrtie Hanes)

More About THOMAS J. BURTON:

Fact 1: Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois
Fact 2: 1860, Census shows wife Sarah and children.

Marriage Notes for THOMAS BURTON and FRANCES SIMMONS:

"Jefferson County, Illinois, Marriages, Book 2, page 18, (1819-1874)" by 
Helen Wells, DAR Library

Children of THOMAS BURTON and SARAH are:

    • 2. i. SAMUEL M.2 BURTON, b. 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee; 
      d. January 14, 1864, Franklin County, Tennessee.

    • ii. FRANCES O. BURTON, b. Abt. 1851.

    • 3. iii. ELIJAH MADISON BURTON, b. January 14, 1849, DeKalb 
      County, Tennessee; d. March 15, 1924, Burkett, Coleman County, 
      Texas.

    • iv. JAMES M. BURTON, b. Abt. 1853, Illinois.

    • v. ALONZO LEMUEL E. BURTON, b. Abt. 1858, Illinois; m Cynthia E.
       Williams in Jefferson County, Illinois July 25, 1877.

Children of THOMAS BURTON and FRANCES SIMMONS are:

    • vi. JOEL S.2 BURTON b. 1863, Illinois.

    • vii. LOUISA C. BURTON b. Abt. 1866, Illinois.

    • 4. viii. Sharlotte P BURTON b. April 08, 1864 Illinois; d. 
      February 10, 1960.

    • ix. WILLIAM A. Burton b. Abt. 1870, Jefferson County, Illinois.

    • 5. x. JOHN DAVID BURTON, b. December 30, 1872; d. 
      May 15, 1955.


Generation No. 2

 

2. SAMUEL M. BURTON  was born. 1846 in DeKalb County, Tennessee, 
and died January 14, 1864 in Franklin County, Tennessee. He married 
AMANDA LOUISA HILL January 10, 1862 in Jefferson County, Illinois.

More About SAMUEL M. BURTON:

Other: Died in the War but not as a result of fighting. 
Records show he died of "unknown disease of the lungs".

Child of SAMUEL BURTON and AMANDA HILL is:

    • i. ANN ELIZABETH BURTON, b. January 08, 1863.

3. ELIJAH MADISON BURTON was born January 14, 1849 in DeKalb County, 
Tennessee, and died March 15, 1924 in Burkett, Coleman County, Texas.
 He married CYNTHIA JANE MEADOR March 22, 1868 in Jefferson County, 
Illinois, daughter of BLUFORD MEADOR and PERLINA MEADOR.

Children of ELIJAH BURTON and CYNTHIA MEADOR are:

    • i. BLUFORD LEAMON3 BURTON, b. March 03, 1869.

    • ii. FRANCES ELIZABETH BURTON, b. May 20, 1871.

    • iii. CHARLES T. BURTON, b. March 24, 1873.

    • iv. WESLEY MADISON BURTON, b. October 26, 1875.

    • v. LUCRESHA JANE BURTON, b. May 10, 1878.

    • vi. ISAAC OMER BURTON, b. July 21, 1880.

    • vii. ARFEY LUESITIA BURTON, b. February 12, 1883.

    • viii. DELILA MYRTLE BURTON, b. February 28, 1885.

    • ix. WILBERN LON BURTON, b. February 24, 1888.

4. CHARLOTTA P. BURTON  was born April 08, 1864 in Illinois, and died 
February 10, 1960. She married WILLIAM LEE BYARS, son of WILLIAM BYARS 
and MARY MEADOR.

More About CHARLOTTA P. BURTON:

Fact 1: Buried Zion Grove Cemetery, Marion, Illinois

More About WILLIAM LEE BYARS:

Fact 1: Farmer, Kell, Illinois
Fact 2: Buried Zion Grove Cemetery,

 

Child of CHARLOTTA BURTON and WILLIAM BYARS is:

    • i. WINIFRED MILDRED3 BYARS, b. May 31, 1901, Kell, Marion 
      County, Illinois; d. 1944; m. DONOHO.

5. JOHN DAVID BURTON  was born December 30, 1872, and died 
May 15, 1955. He married FANNY ALMIRA WILKINS 1892 in Marion County, 
Illinois.

More About JOHN DAVID BURTON:

Fact 1: Buried Bell Cemetery, (old part), Marion County, Illinois

More About FANNY ALMIRA WILKINS:

Fact 1: Buried Bell Cemetery, (old part), Marion County, Illinois

Children of JOHN BURTON and FANNY WILKINS are:

    • i. BENNY BURTON.

    • ii. JOHN DAVID BURTON, JR..

    • iii. FANNY LOVELL BURTON, m. LESTER BLACKBURN.

    • iv. VERDA BURTON.

    • v. CHARLES BURTON.

    • vi. GRACE ETHEL BURTON, b. February 03, 1892; d. November 07, 
      1961; m. HARRY SENTER, August 14, 1912.

    • vii. PEARL EDITH BURTON, b. May 29, 1895; d. June 24, 1987; m. J. A. THOMAS.

    • viii. UNA OCAI BURTON, b. October 1899; d. September 08, 1915.

    • 6. ix. SHIRLA PARADINE BURTON, b. September 09, 1901; d. May 02, 1941.

    • x. BUELA ANGELINE BURTON, b. 1903; d. April 28, 1915.

    • xi. RUBY BURTON, b. January 09, 1913; d. January 1914.


Generation No. 3

 

6. SHIRLA PARADINE BURTON  was born September 09, 1901, and died May 02, 1941. She married ESTEL S. PAYNE.

 

Child of SHIRLA BURTON and ESTEL PAYNE is:

    • 7. i. LILY PAYNE.


Generation No. 4

 

7. LILY PAYNE . She married JAROME ELLSWORTH BRANSON, son of 
KIRBY BRANSON and HERTHA MICHAELS.

   Child of LILY PAYNE and JAROME BRANSON is:

    • i. LARRY JAROME5 BRANSON, b. February 02, 1947.


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