Category: Burton

Whitaker Family Bible and Oliver Cromwell

A Bible, and a possible ancestor, places our family right in the middle of a huge change in British history. Our 8G Grandmother,  at least according to some, Margaret Lisle Whitaker’s family was in the heart of what is called in History, the Glorious Revolution. The Whitaker Bible itself tells much of the story. Bruce […]

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John Burton and Asheville, NC

John Burton, founder of Asheville has been written about before. This account from: Asheville and Buncombe County by Sondley, F. A. (Forster Alexander), 1857-1931, (1922) gives a detailed account of Burton’s role in Asheville. THE town of Asheville was founded by John Burton. What street in Asheville bears his name ? What has ever been […]

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John Burton: Founder of Asheville NC

A plot of land was presented by John Burton to the county for a courthouse with the condition that upon discontinuance of its use for a courthouse, it would revert back to the family. The court house is now located elsewhere, and the old courthouse plot has long since been a public park. Still, Burton […]

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