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Robert BURTON

(1747-1825)

BURTON, Robert, (uncle of Hutchins Gordon Burton), a Delegate from North Carolina; born near Chase City, Mecklenburg County, Va., October 20, 1747; attended private schools; moved to Granville County, N.C., in 1775; engaged as a planter; served in the Revolutionary Army and as quartermaster general attained the rank of colonel; member of the Governor’s council in 1783 and 1784; Member of the Continental Congress in 1787; member of the commission to establish the boundary line between the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia in 1801; died in Granville (now Vance) County, N.C., May 31, 1825; interment on his estate, “Montpelier,” at Williamsboro (now Henderson), Vance County, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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