- Robert Frederick Hoke (4 KB)
Frances Burton, the daughter of Robert H. Burton, married Colonel Michael Hoke.
Their child is Robert Frederick Hoke.
- Dolley Madison (3 KB)
On July 20, 1762, Robert Payne, Jr. married Ann Burton, daughter of Robert Burton III (witnessed by Josias Payne and. Val Paine, Goochland County, VA - Marriage Bonds; William and Mary College Qtrly., Vol. 7, No. 2 Transcribed by Kathy Merrill for the USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project. Robert Payne is the uncle of Dolley Madison, making Ann Burton her aunt by marriage.
- General Francis Burton Harrison (17 KB)
The son of Norvell Burton Harrison and Constance Cary Burton Harrison is General Francis Burton Harrison. He made the rank of general during the Spanish American War. Francis Burton was then appointed as Governor of the Philippine Islands. He truly enjoyed the Philippine Islands and for a great deal of his career worked vigorously for the independence of that nation. He is the author of "The Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia," which is a major resource book used for numerous genealogists.
- Governor Hutchins Burton (12 KB)
He was the Governor of North Carolina from 1824 to 1827.
- Bronze Bust of John Paul Jones (6 KB)
Robert Burton, presented the State of North Carolina with a bronze bust of John Paul Jones, which had been sculpted by the famous artist, Houdin.
- Congressional Appointment (64 KB)
He was a member of the governor's council, 1783-1785, 1800-1807, and 1813-1815, and president of that body in 1807, 1813, and 1815. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1785 but not seated until 1786. He was re-elected in 1787, but there is no record that he attended. He was also a member of the House of Burgesses.
- Camp Douglas (37 KB)
In 1864, Thomas Burton was captured for a second time at Altoona, Alabama and transported as a prisoner to Camp Douglas in Chicago Illinois. He died while imprisoned there, possibly from diphtheria.
- Plantation Owners (61 KB)
John Burton's brother, Thomas, owned Cobbs Plantation. As such, he was referred to as "Thomas of Cobbs". John was referred to as "John of Longfield." Source: "A History of a Colonial Land Patent" 1639-1864 Ancestral Home of Thomas Burton from 1656-1685.