has a family of Burtons from VA. One of the descendants is
John Burton [718.104.22.168.2.3] (-c.1796) was given 123 acres on Pokeshock Creek by his father 22 February 1785.John?s widow was Sarah so we presume he was the John Burton who married Sarah Horner in Chesterfield County 6 August (bond) 1775. Sarah was a daughter of Benjamin Horner who left her ?1 Negro? in his 1766-will.Sarah?s mother, who had the distinctive name of Sabrina (?) Horner, left her daughter a bed and some household items in her 1773-will.She chose neighbor Benjamin Beasley her guardian 6 May 1774. Although another John Burton had wife, Sarah, this one named a son Benjamin, presumably after Sarah?s father. John did not appear in his father?s will for he died by 14 February 1797 when the Chesterfield County court granted Sarah Burton and Charles Burton administration of his estate.Sarah was evidently John?s widow as she later consented from a daughter to marry. A chancery court suit in September 1800 identified John?s heirs.
William Burton [722.214.171.124.2.3.1] was a legatee of the 1801-will of his paternal grandfather. He chose Miles Cary his guardian April 1801.With surety his brother-in-law John > Burton, William married Susanna Rigsby, daughter of Henry Rigsby, in Chesterfield County 28 November 1811.[R18.1]
Elizabeth Burton [7126.96.36.199.2.3.2] was a legatee of the 1801-will of her aunt Sally Burton.
Mary Burton [7188.8.131.52.2.3.3] married Samuel Hardin Pankey in Chesterfield County 11 October 1798.Her first cousin and husband represented his wife and her siblings in the lawsuit of 1800.
Frances Burton [7184.108.40.206.2.3.4], called ?Frankey.?
Sarah Burton [7220.127.116.11.2.3.5], called ?Sally,? daughter of John Burton, deceased, married John Burton in Chesterfield County 5 October (bond) 1809.