John BURTON, b. ca 1740 in
VA d. 28 Jan 1824 in Asheville, NC. He lived in Augusta Co, VA
for a period of time, when in about 1789 he migrated with his
daughter, Sarah Burton Craig and son-in-law John Craig among others
from the Augusta Co area looking for new frontiers, to Buncombe, NC where he laid out and founded the
township of Morristown, NC, which later became known as Asheville.
He served as a soldier with the 1st VA regiment commanded by Col. Wm Byrd III, ca 1760, where he
of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Vol I, Order Book XX
18 Sep 1787 pg 404: John Burton, a pensioner, proved that he
received his wounds in 1760, in the old Virginia Regiment--is
aged 46 and resides in this County
19 feb 1788 pg 454: John Burton, a pensioner, to receive £10.
Augusta Co Court Records:
Burton, John Pen. 59 1787-1806
Soldier, 1st Virginia Regt. (French And Indian War)
Buncombe Co Nc 1787-1806
I do, with the advice of council, hereby certify that John
Burton, aged about 46 years , late a private in the 1st Virginia
Regiment in the year 1760, was disabled in service, by a wound
in the back, and he is allowed the sum of ten pounds yearly, to
commence on the first day of January 1786. Given under my hand
as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, at Richmond this
13th day of
Copy teste: T. Meriwether
I do with the advice of council hereby certify that John Burton
is continued on the list of pensioners with his former allowance
commencing on the first day of January one thousand seven
hundred and ninety seven. Given under my hand as Governor of the
Commnonwealth of Virginia, at Richmond this 6th day of January
1803. signed: John Page
Copy: Samuel Coleman
30 December 1806--same document as above signed by William H.
Last document certified.
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Vol I Order Book XX
SEPTEMBER 18, 1787.
(404) John Burton, a pensioner, proved that he received his
wounds in 1760, in the old Virginia Regiment--is aged 46 and
resides in this County.
FEBRUARY 19, 1788.
(454) John Burton, a pensioner, to receive £10.
JANUARY 20, 1789.
(674) John Burton to be paid his pension of £5 for 1788.
FEBRUARY 15, 1791.
(383) Joseph Maze to be paid £8, his pension for 1790; John
Dickinson to be paid £50, his pension for 1790; John Burton to
be paid £5, his pension for 1790;
JUNE 18, 1793.
(294) John Burton to be paid £5, pension for 1791, and same for
FEBRUARY 19, 1794.
(54-57) Alex. McFarlin to be paid #10, pension for 1792, same
(57) John McKinney to be paid #15, pension for 1793. John
Wheeler be paid #8, pension for 1793. John Burton to be paid #5,
pension for 1793.
FEBRUARY 17, 1795.
(221) Joseph Mays to be paid #8, pension for 1794. Alex.
McFarlin to be paid #10, pension for 1794. John Burton to be
paid #5, pension for 1794.
22d August, 1791.--John Burton's assignment to James Johnson
four years of his pension for 1791-92-93-94. Test: John Craig,
who deposes, 1st April, 1793, that on the 14th of last February,
John Burton was alive at his house in Boncom County, North
Carolina. 31st October, 1793.--Henry
Lee certifies that John Burton, formerly a private in the Old
Virginia Regiment, in year 1760, and disabled in service of this
Commonwealth, continued a pensioner at £5 yearly.]
Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776 pg. 47 (Land Warrants)
John Burton, soldier in the 1st Va. Regt., Col Wm Byrd commanding, in late war between Great Britain and France. Augusta Co, Mar. 21 1780