Below are my notes on this family.
1738: Augusta Co, VA created from Orange Co.
1745: First court held in new Augusta Co, VA.
1749: Dale Parish became part of Chesterfield Co, VA.
12/26/1753: Joseph Burton owns land near the head of Nison's Branch in Chesterfield Co, VA near the Cumberland county (now Powhatan) line, Harrison's line, Caleb Burton's line and Henry Hatcher Jr's line. Recorded in an indenture from Josiah Hatcher and Henry Baker in Chesterfield Co, VA Deed Book II, page ???.
Aug 1754: Mary Elizabeth Sally, an infant by John Peter Sally, her father and next friend, vs. Abraham Dungleberry.--Action for breach of promise of marriage. Marriage was to have been performed 15th August, 1753. Decl. filed November, 1753. Recordeded in Augusta Co, VA County Court Minutes.
12/21/1754: John Peter Salling deeded to Joseph Burton and Mary Elizabeth his wife, of Albemarle, 200 acres on north branch of James River. Recorded in Augusta Co, VA Deed Book 6, page 521.
12/25/1754: John Peter Salling's will, farmer--To daughter, Catherine Fooler, 1 shilling; to daughter, Mary Elizabeth Burton, 1 shilling; to John Salling, son of daughter Catherine that she had soon after she married Henry Fooler, 100 acres known as the Meadow entry; to sons, George Adam and John Salling; to son, John, tract testator lives on, and also tract Peter Crotingal lives on, and horse bought from Joseph Burton, and a horse running at Hart's Bottom. John is infant. Executors, George Adam Salling. Teste: Jos. Bryan (Ryan), James Randal, Richard Borland (is this Borland? Burton? Boston?). Proved, 19th March, 1766, by Ryan and Randal. Recorded in Augusta Co, VA Will Book 2, page 092.
1756: Joseph Burton, of Augusta Co, VA sold to Christopher Robinson, of Chesterfield Co, part of tract whereon the said Burton's father lived...184 acres...except the burying place about which the said Burton's father was buried ..on Starkeys and John Burton's line..Caleb Burton's line to John Burton's corner. Recorded in Chesterfield Co, VA Deed Book ??, page ???.
Dec 1758: Read a petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that he had been a year in the Province and possesed of no lands therein and was desirous to obtain a grant of land for cultivation, having a wife, 3 children and 2 negroes , therefore praying for 400 acres at a lagoon from Savannah River on the north side of a place called the Spaniards Cabbin, and about a mile and a half from land granted John Davis, which if granted he engaged to cultivate and improve the same. Recorded in Georgia Colonial Governor and Council Minutes, page 859
1760: Joseph Burton was granted 300 acres in St. Paul Parish (later became Richmond Co, GA). Bounded on the east by the Savannah River. Recorded in Georgia Land Grant Book D, page 373.
Oct 1760: Caleb Burton was awarded Georgia Land Grant No. 45 for 100 acres on the Savannah River in St. Matthews Parish (now Effingham Co). Original warrant says tract located about three miles from Briar Creek between lands lately granted to Joseph Burton and Philip Howell. Warrant dated 10/7/1760. Surveyed 11/20/1760. Recorded in State Land Plat Book C, page 24. Per Georgia Colonial Governor and Council Minutes, petitioner Caleb Burton stated that he had been about 3 years in the Province and had had no land granted him and was desirous to obtain land for cultivation. Therefore, praying for 100 acres about three miles from Briar creek between lands lately granted Joseph Burton and Philip Howell. Petition is granted.
1761: Joseph Burton was appointed an appraiser of the estate of Samuel Hudson. Recorded in Georgia Colonial Administrations (loose papers), page 170. Samuel Hudson received Georgia land grants in St. George and St. Matthews parishes prior to 1761.
1761: Joseph Burton was a witness to the will of John Davis. Recorded in Georgia Colonial Wills Book A, pages 070-1. John Davis received Georgia land grants in St. John Parish prior to 1761.
5/9/1761: Alexander Rantowle received a land grant memorial for three tracts of land in Colleton Co, SC: (1) 200 acres, (2) 53 acres, (3) 557 acres. Recorded in South Carolina Memorials, 0030-002-0014-00086-04.
1764: Joseph Burton is mentioned in the estate papers of David Douglas. Recorded in Telamon Cuyler Collection (Box 7) at the University of Georgia. David Douglas received a Georgia land grant in St. George Parish prior to 1764.
5/10/1764: George Adam Salling, of Orange County, North Carolina, and Joseph Burton and Margaret Elizabeth ( ), of Saint Mathew's Parish and upper district of Abenezer in the Province of Georgie, sold to Thomas Paxton, millwright, for £180, 200 acres on east side North Branch of James River; Henry Fuller's corner. Teste: Nathaniel Evins. Delixered: Thos. Paxton, June, 1766. Recorded in Augusta Co, VA Deed Book 11, page 583.
August 1764: Read a petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that in Aprill 1759 he had surveyed for him 300 acres of land in the Parish of St. Matthew bounded east by the river and on all sides by land vacant, that on a resurvey since made, the said tract was found to want 102 acres of its measure as by certificate of the Surveyers General. That there was a vacant piece at the back of the said land containing 113 acres, therefore praying for the said 113 acres by extending the back lines of his said tract. Petition is granted. Recorded in Georgia Colonial Governor and Council Minutes, page 195.
Nov 1764: Read a petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that he had had 300 acres of land granted him and was desirous to obtain an additional tract, having a wife, 6 children and 5 slaves. Therefore praying for 400 acres viz 375 acres on Lamberts Creek and 25 acres being an island in the Savannah River above Poor Robin and opposite to the 300 acres before granted him. Petition is granted. Recorded in Georgia Colonial Governor and Council Minutes, page 229.
1764: Joseph Burton was awarded Georgia Land Grant No. 42 for 375 acres on Lamberts Creek (later in Screven County?) in St. George Parish. Warrant dated 11/5/1764. Surveyed 12/11/1764. Survey recorded in Plat Book C, page 23.
10/29/1765: Jos. Burton received a land grant for 113 acres in St. Matthews Parish, GA. Tract located above Poor Robins, 60 miles west from Savannah. Bounded on the east by said Joseph Burton, south and west by John Waters, north by Townsend Robinson. Recorded in Georgia Land Grant Book F, page 47.
Sep 1766: Read a petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that he had erected a saw mill on Savannah River and was desirous of obtaining some pine timber for the use of timber for the said mill. Therefore praying for 1,000 acres of pine land on purchase near or to adjoin land heretofore ordered Christopher Hudson. Petition granted. Recorded in Georgia Colonial Governor and Council Minutes, page 619-20.
4/7/1767: Jos. Burton received a land grant for 1,000 acres in St. Matthews Parish, GA. Bounded on the west partly by William Howell and partly by vacant land, south partly by Christopher Hudson and partly by vacant land. Recorded in Georgia Land Grant Book F, page 374.
2/2/1768: Jos. Burton received a land grant for 25 acres in St. Matthews Parish, GA. Tract is an island in the Savannah River opposite a tract of 300 acres formerly granted to the said Joseph Burton. Recorded in Georgia Land Grant Book H, page 006. Per the book "History of Screven Co, GA", the land awarded to Joseph Burton was between Brier Creek and Poor Robin.
Mar 1768: Read a petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that he had been many years settled in the Province, had had only 300 acres of land granted him and was desirous to obtain an additional tract, having a wife, 8 children and 7 negroes. Therefore, praying for 100 acres about a mile and half back from the Savannah River to adjoin land of Christopher Hudson in St. Matthew's Parish. Petition is granted. Recorded in Georgia Colonial Governor and Council Minutes, page 441.
2/14/1774: Robert Mitchel sold to Joseph Burton, for 10 shillings, 200 acres being part of 400 acres on Ninety-Six Creek originally granted to Emanul Miller, for one year. Wit: Robert Simpson, John Moore. Recorded in Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 22, pages 349-52.
7/28/1774: John and Susana Hunter sold to Joseph Burton, hatter, both of Barkly Co, for 100 pds, 100 acres in Berkly Co on the north side of Enoree River on a small branch adjacent land of Wm Cannon, Robert Hanna, originally granted to Isaac Gray and by said Isaac Gray made over to John Hunter. Wit: George Dunrumple, James Slon, John Dunlap. Recorded in Charleston Co, SC Deed Book N-4, page 076-9.
1774: Per Burton Families (Fall 1981): per Kegley(?), page 151, Joseph Burton was living in St. Matthews Parish, GA.
1777: Joseph Burton appears on Petit Jury List for 96 District, SC. Per The Carolina Genealogist. #4 May 23, 1998.
8/9/1784: Joseph Burton, hatter, of Camden Co, 96 District, SC sold to Caleb Howell, planter, of Effingham Co, GA, 1,000 acres adjacent to lands of William Howell, Christopher Hudson. Witnesses: John Burton, Julius Nichols J.P. Probated in 96 District , SC before William Moore J.P. Recorded in Effingham Co, GA Deed Book A(?), page 098. What about Book A&B, page 100?
10/20/1784: Joseph Burton received a citizen grant of 100 acres near Halfway Swamp adjoining lands of Peter McDowell's old lines. Recorded in 96 District Plat Book A (1784-1785).
4/9/1787: Joseph Burton was drawn to serve as a grand juror at next term of court. Recorded in Edgefield District, SC Court Minutes, page ???/
1/10/1788: Joseph Burton vs Caleb Holloway, trover, continued. Recorded in Edgefield District, SC Court Minutes, page 146.
10/13/1788: Joseph Burton vs Caleb Holloway, trover, discontinued by mutual consent. Recorded in Edgefield District, SC Court Minutes, page 227.
1/11/1790: Joseph Burton was granted permission to keep a tavern. Recorded in Edgefield District, SC Court Minutes, page 304.
1790: Joseph Burton appears as head of a family in Abbeville Co, SC census, page 468. Enumerated are 3-1-1 plus 14 slaves.
8/27/1792: John Harris and Willey his wife sold to Joseph Burton, Tavern Keeper of Ninety-Six, for 100 pds, sold 88 acres, originally granted 2/15/1769 on Ninety-Six Creek unto Michael Thomson who conveyed 7/7&8/1769 to Benjamin Durboron, now decd, adjoining north by heirs of Thomas Brown, west by Daniel Mickel, south by Emanuel Millar at time of survey. Wit: Allen Glover, William Perry, Luke McHahan, Drury Glover. Recorded in Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 8, pages 077-082.
10/3/1796: James Goudy sold to Allen Glover, for 100 pds, 150 acres????????? Recorded in Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 13, pages 408-11.
1800: Joseph Burton (M>45) appears as head of a family in Abbeville Co, SC census, page 39B. Also enumerated are F>45,M16-26 plus 8 slaves.
12/24/1801: Joseph Burton, of Abbeville District, sold to William Burton, for $642, 14 acres on Ninety-Six Creek being part of land belonging to said Joseph Burton supposed to contain 80 acres beginning on Wm Shaw's line on said creek; also 200 acres joining the above tract of 14 acres, beginning on Ninety-Six Creek at the place above mentioned, along Wiley Glover's line, near to where Joseph Burton formerly had a mill, said 200 acres being part of 400 acres originally granted to Elijah Fowler. It is to be observed that if the said William Burton should raise a mill at the place as above mentioned, the said Joseph Burton is to keep the said William Burton indemnified for all the low grounds the mill pond shall or may cover. Wit: A. C. Jones Jr, Thomas Richey, John Oakley. Recorded in Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 21, pages 165-8.
1802: Robert Mitchel to Joseph Burton. Recorded in Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 22, page 349.
1/10/1803: "Richard Eskridge of Abbeville District sold to Jonathan Moore, for $1,100, 200 acres on Henlys Creek of Saluda River near Cambridge (appears to be located in present-day Greenwood Co, just north of Hwy 178) adj Toliver Bostick, Joseph Burton, Wm Shaw, originally granted to Thomas Brown and descended to Richard Brown, conveyed to Benjamin Farrar and by him conveyed to Tacitus Gaillard, and on 6 November 1801, conveyed by Isaac Gaillard as executor and part heir to Richard Eskridge.
Signed, Richard Eskridge
Witnessed: Tolr Bostick, Nathan Lipscombe, Jr.
William Nibbs JQ certified relinquishment of dower rights by Nancy Eskridge, wife of Richard Eskridge, 2 March 1803. Signed, Nancy Eskridge.
Recorded in Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 23, page 088.
1809: Joseph Burton sold to Aaron Weeks. Recorded in Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 30, page 343.
1810: Joseph Burton (M>45) appears as head of a family in Abbeville Co, SC census, page 32. Also enumerated are M16-26, F16-26 plus 3 slaves.
1811: Will of Joseph Burton, dated 9/5/1809, was recorded 3/14/1811 and estate appraised 4/8/1811.
Wife: none mentioned
Sons: John, William, Josiah, Douglas
Daughters: Mary (and her daughter Edy), Elizabeth, Sarah, Catharine, Mahatabel,
Executors: sons John and William Burton.
Witnesses: Revd Benjamin R. Montgomery, Ann Montgomery, Mary Dunlap, Samuel Geddis.
Dec 12, 1811 paid Wm Howard for paling graves at Cambridge $4.00.
Recorded in Abbeville Co, SC Will Book 1, Box 10, package 188.
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