Tombstone Tuesday – July 2, 2018 – Burton Carpenter


Burton Carpenter was the son of Simeon and Anna (Burton) Carpenter. He was born on March 5, 1785 in Norwich, Vermont. Simeon and Anna had eleven children; Anna ( 1770), Thena (1773), Jesse (1775), Daniel (1776), Luther (1778), Galana (1780), Vina (1781), Burton (1785), Elam (1787), Elizabeth (1789), Almon (1792).

Burton married Sarah Ingraham Root on December 3, 1807. The first census in which Burton is found is the 1810 Federal Census. Burton and Sarah were living in Billymead, Vermont. Burton and Sarah had nine children; Carpenter son who died (1808-1808), Burton B (1810), Hannah Elizabeth (1813), Charles B. (1815), Cynthia C (1816), Laura Adelia (1818), Chester B (1821), William (1827), Carpenter son (1832-1832).

Burton became an ordained Baptist Minister and first served in Socharie County, New York. In 1838, the family came to Illinois where he served in a Baptist Church in Decatur, Illinois from 1847 – 1848. Burton was burdened with impaired health. One hundred sixty eight years ago, Burton died of Cholera on July 4, 1849.

He is buried in Grand Detour Cemetery in Grand Detour, Illinois.

Grand Detour

Rest in Peace, Burton!

Love, Jan

Burton is my fourth cousin six times removed.


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