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Died: He died abt April 19, 1845 in Jefferson Co, IN

Burial: There is not a cemetery called "Halls Ridge Cemetery" It seems that his exact place of burial is unknown, only that it was on Halls Ridge Road. May have been buried on a family farm. This is probably why the DAR put his gov. marker at Manville Cemetery.

Per Bob Scott:

Manville Cemetery:

"Burton, George, U.S. Soldier, Rev. War, served in NW Indian War. [The DAR transcriptions give the military record. Burton is not buried here.

The book Soldiers and Patriots buried in Indiana say he is buried on Halls Ridge."

Service: eveidently not since you don't have his regiment info. George Burton was with the 3rd VA Militia. If it is the correct George Burton he is listed in the Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution by Gwathmey published by Genealocial Publishing Co. There is also a Valley Forge web site that there is a long list of Burtons and a George Burton is listed there as Pvt. in the VA Militia.

The following info is on the Muster Roll Data Sheet of the Muster Roll Continental Army

Personal ID: VA14028
Name: Burton, George
Rank: Private
Rank Type: Rank and File
State: VA
Regiment: 3 VA
Division: 3rd Div.
Brigaade: 3rd BA Brigade
Company: Lee's

Monthly Status Data December 1777 Several month in between this and last monthly date of June 1778





Per DAR notes:

"George Burton.
Pension record
shows that he was not in the War of the Revolution but served in the Northwest Indian Wars. George Burton's will was recorded April 19, 1845 (will bk. F-413) mentions son(s) Thomas, Henry, George W., David, William and Hiram; John, son of John M., dau Polly Loughridge's heirs, dau Maria Baker, dau Nancy, and heirs of Mallory Burton. He lived in Milton Twp. He was a tavern keeper who came to Madison in 1809; lived on east side of Jefferson below Second St. The early history of the Methodist Church tells of Burton forming a class in 1811.

George Burton served eight months as a private and marched 75 miles from Salemtown to Neals Station then to Robinson's Station and back. Buried Halls Ridge, Shelby twp. His government marker is in Manville Cemetery. "United States Soldier."

Will Records:

"Burton, George. (Probate Book F-413) Will Wr. 27 Aug. 1841. Rec. 19 Apr. 1845. Son: Thomas, John Burton, son of John M. Burton. Daughter Polly Loughridge’s heirs; son Henry B. Burton; daughter, Maria Baker; Mallory Burton’s heirs. Sons: George W., David, William and Hiram. Son-in-law, Thomas Barker, daughter Nancy, land W1/2 NE 3-4-11 and pension money, lot in Prestonville, Carroll Co., Ky. Land rec. in Henry and Gallatin Co., Ky. Pg. 432. Nancy Burton, age 17."

The land description in the above will abstract MAY be a clue as to where he was buried. The Brown Cemetery is the closest cemetery to the land in the will. It is supposed to be in Section 3, Town 4N, Range 11 East (Milton Township). This cemetery has not been checked & recorded since the DAR surveyed it, and I have not been there. Halls Ridge Rd. runs north out of section 3, Milton Twp. into section 34, Shelby Township.

A few cemeteries near Halls Ridge Rd., in Shelby Twp. is the Lee, Lemen Cemetery & Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Jackie Owen and I went out to these cemeteries a few years ago. I took some pictures of the stones. They are at:

Lemen Graveyard

Mt Pleasant Cemetery

Lee Cemetery

Information about the Cemetery, Will and DAR record was provided byRuth Hoggatt.

Billie Jean(Ballenger/Burton)Reese

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