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Robert Taylor Burton

October 25, 1821–November 11, 1907

1 Born at Amherstburg, Essex County, Upper Canada; son of Hannah Shipley and Samuel Burton. 2 Baptized in Upper Canada, 1838. 3 Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, 1845. 4 Married Maria Susan Haven; participated in plural marriage. 5 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young pioneer company, 1848; settled in the Salt Lake City Fifteenth Ward. 6 Appointed bishop of the Fifteenth Ward, 1867. 7 Served as sheriff, assessor, and collector of Salt Lake County; major general of the Utah militia; a city councilman of Salt Lake City; and a member of the Utah Territorial Council. 8 Presided over the eastern states mission, 1869–1870; served a mission to Europe, 1873–1875. 9 Ordained second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, 1875. 10 Died at Salt Lake City. 11 (See Document 3.24)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed Oct. 2014); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 1563/635 (1907), Robert T. Burton. “Gen. R.T. Burton Ends His Career,” Deseret Evening News, Nov. 11, 1907, 1.
  2. [2] Robert T. Burton, “Autobiography of Robert Taylor Burton,” typescript, n.d., pp. 1–2, CHL. Utah death certificate, file no. 1563/635. Janet Burton Seegmiller, “Be Kind to the Poor”: The Life Story of Robert Taylor Burton (Robert Taylor Burton Family Organization, 1988), 7. “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org, accessed Aug. 2014), Robert Taylor Burton (1JQ1-0J).
  3. [3] Burton, “Autobiography,” 3. Seegmiller, “Be Kind to the Poor,” 20.
  4. [4] Burton, “Autobiography,” 3–4. Seegmiller, “Be Kind to the Poor,” 27–36.
  5. [5] Burton, “Autobiography,” 6, 12. “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org, accessed Aug. 2014), Robert Taylor Burton (1JQ1-0J).
  6. [6] Burton, “Autobiography,” 8–9. “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Apr. 2014), Robert Taylor Burton. 1860 U.S. census, Great Salt Lake City Ward 15, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 231, Robert T. Burton; database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Aug. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1313.
  7. [7] Burton, “Autobiography,” 18. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901), 1:241.
  8. [8] Burton, “Autobiography,” 15, 18–19. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 240–241.
  9. [9] Burton, “Autobiography,” 18–19, 20–22. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 241.
  10. [10] Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 241. Seegmiller, “Be Kind to the Poor,” 312.
  11. [11] Utah death certificate, file no. 1563/635. “Gen. R.T. Burton Ends His Career,”. 1“Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Dec. 29, 2015), Robert Taylor Burton KWNJ-99V .