Name: Elisha Burton
Birth: ABT 1770 in Mecklenburg Co., VA
Death: BEF 1840 in Surry Co., NC
This Elisha Burton appeared as a titheable in Mecklenburg Co., VA, from 1791 to at least 1805.
Notes from Bob Burton of Gainesville:
Mecklenburg Co. Deed Bk 12, p. 369, William & Nancy Allen sold 148 acres of land to Joseph Butler. Property was bordered by the lands of John Morgan, Young Hudson, Allen Young, John Hutcheson, Elisha Burton, John Pritchard, Henry Coleman and Richard P. Montgomery.
1820: Elisha Burton (M>45) appears as head of a family in Person Co, NC census, page 484. Also enumerated F26-45,M10-16,2M<10,2F<10. John Chamberlain (M>45) appears as head of a family in Surry Co, NC census, page 678. Josiah Cowles (M26-45) also appears on page 678.
1830: Elisha Burton (M50-60) appears as head of a family in Surry Co, NC census, page 099. Also enumerated are F30-40,M20-30,2M15-20,2F10-15. Josiah Cowles (M30-40) appears on page 083. Milly Chamberlin (M60-70) appears at the top of page 101. Also enumerated are F20-30, F5-10.
1842: A deposition made by Milly (-) Chamberlaine in Surry County, North Carolina, described this family. [deposition has not been located]
5/22/1843: Estate of Elisha Burton, Surry Co, NC.
A bill of expenses on trip by Calvin Josiah Cowles, adm of Elisha Burton, decd, to Tuscumbia (Franklin Co, AL)- Total $93.27.
Stage fair to Jonesboro (TN)
Fair from Jonesboro to Knoxville
Fair from Knoxville to Sparta
Fair from Sparta to Nashville
Fair from Nashville to Lawrenceburg (TN)
Fair from Lawrenceburg to Tuscumbia, Ala
Fair on railroad from Tuscumbia to Decatur (Morgan Co, AL)
Fair on steamboat from Decatur to Tuck
Hire horse to Chatanooga of ?????
Fair to Knoxville from Chatanooga
Fair to Jonesboro
Fair from Jonesboro home
Recorded in Surry Co, NC Inventories, Accounts and Settlements, File 20-A. Loose papers are also in estate files at the NC Archives.
8/12/1843: Calvin Josiah Cowles, administrator of Elisha Burton, decd, to be paid $30,00, for going on trip to Tuscumbia, Ala from 23 May till the 21st June, making 30 days out. Recorded in Surry Co, NC Inventories, Accounts and Settlements, File 20-A. Loose papers are also in estate files at the NC Archives.
8/15/1843: Settlement of estate of Elisha Burton. Administrator: Calvin Josiah Cowles.
To amount of cash recd from Lewis and Oscar A. Rolfe, excutors of the estate of Allen Burton, decd, late of Alaba
(net of expenses) $2,456.66
(less credits for other expenses) 187.43
(net from estate of Allen Burton) $2,269.23
Each Distributee has $453.84 3/5
X 5 $2,269.23
We, A. W. Martin and George W. Brown, two magistrates of Surry County; having examined the above voucher & exhibits, find the same to be correct as a final settlement of said estate given into our hands & seal this 15 day of August 1843. Recorded in Surry Co, NC Inventories, Accounts and Settlements, File 20-A. Loose papers are also in estate files at the NC Archives.
1840: Elizabeth Burton appears as head of a family in the Southern Division in Surry Co, NC census, page 126. Enumerated are F50-60,M30-40,F20-30,M<5. Milly Chamberlin (F70-80) appears on page 115. Also enumerated are F15-20. Josiah Cowles (M40-50) is a close neighbor to Milly Chamberlin.
1850 Census, Surry Co, NC, page 179.
Burton, Elizabeth Burton F64 NC $100
Martha F 9 NC
Sally F 6 NC
John (M51-VA) and Ibba (F49-NC) Chamberlin appear in the South Division on page 254. Josiah Cowles (M58-CT) appears as a merchant on page 267.
Father: Robert Burton b: 24 AUG 1732 in Henrico Co., VA
Mother: Sarah Traylor
Elizabeth Chamberlain b: ABT 1786
14 JAN 1805
in Mecklenburg Co., VA