Person:May Burton (1)

Capt. May Burton, Jr.
  1. Capt. May Burton, Jr.1752 - 1829
  • HCapt. May Burton, Jr.1752 - 1829
  • WSarah Head1760 - 1842
m. 29 Sep 1776
  1. Lucy Burton1778 - 1837
  2. Frances Burton1780 - 1872
  3. Elizabeth Burton1781 - 1863
  4. Benjamin Burton1784 - 1862
  5. Hannah Burton1786 - 1850
  6. Judith Burton1788 -
  7. Sarah Burton1790 - 1853
  8. Margaret Burton1792 - 1851
  9. Martha 'Patsy' Burton1794 - 1851
  10. Harriett Burton1797 -
  11. Mary Mariah Burton1798 -
Facts and Events
Name Capt. May Burton, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1752 Orange, Virginia, United States
Marriage 29 Sep 1776 Orange, Virginia, United Statesto Sarah Head
Death[1] 13 May 1829 Greene, Virginia, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 May Burton Jr [1], in

    May Burton Jr
    Born: 1752 Orange County, Virginia, United States Died: 13 MAY 1829 - Greene County, VA

  2.   Family Recorded, in Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, c1981), 1:203.

    ... Hannah Burton, born June 30, 1786, daughter of Capt. May Burton, Jr., who married September 29, 1776, Martha, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Head and Grace Shearman, his wife. Capt. Burton was the son of May Burton Sr., and his wife Hannah, daughter of John and Eleanor Medley, of Essex County (W&M (2) 8, p. 211). ...

  3.   Family Recorded, in Alvord, Idress Adaline Head. Head : descent of Henry Head (1695-1770) in America. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983), 37.

    [May Burton Jr served as ensign in 1777 in Captain J. White's Company; as 2nd Lieut. in 1778 in Captain Benjamin Head's Company; as 1st Lieut. in Captain Robert Miller's Company in 1779 and was commissioned a Captain on May 15, 1780. By all accounts May Burton Sr was a wealthy man and May Burton Jr, who inherited much on his father's wealth, added greatly to his father's lands by the time he died in 1829.

    In 1811 May Jr gave bond as Sheriff of Orange County Virginia. He was also a lay reader of the Old Orange Episcopal Church for many year and was a member of the Court of Orange County.

    The Burton home was said to have been the first within a 20 mile radius to have glass windows and with a roof so high and pointed "that it would split a rain drop in two".]