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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Hon. McK. Burton is associate judge of the county court of Washington County, and was born in Guilford County, N. C., March 11, 1830. His father, Levi G. Burton, was also a native of North Carolina, and was born in 1809; the latter was reared on a farm in his native State, and in 1829 married Elizabeth Hall, of the same State. They subsequently moved to Tennessee, and in 1844, with an ox team, immigrated to Missouri, settling in Washington County. Levi G. Burton went to California in 1852, where he remained until 1855; during the late war he served three years in the Federal army. He is the father of eight children, viz.: McKenzie, Louis J., Sarah A. (now Mrs. Campbell), James M., Martha E. (now Mrs. Huddleston), Mary (now Mrs. Self) and Levi E. McKenzie Burton came to Washington County with his parents, and was reared to the occupation of farming. In 1850 he went to California, and for fifteen years lived on the Pacific slope engaged in mining, in which vocation he met with fair success. In 1859 he married Miss Harriet Salmon, a native of Pennsylvania, who died in 1860. Mr. Burton returned to Washington County, in 1866, and since that time has been engaged in agricultural pursuits. He has held the office of justice of the peace, and in 1884 he was elected one of the judges of the county court, which position he fills to the satisfaction of all and his own credit.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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