Biography of Lynn G. Burton
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Burton, Lynn G., was born in the town of Greenwood, N. Y., July 6, 1857, is the second of seven children born to William and Lydia (Stewart) Burton, he a native of Dryden, Tompkins county, and she of Penn Van, N .Y. The grandparents, William and Elizabeth (Vankirk) Burton, came from Eastern New York to Dryden, thence to Greenwood in 1838, where they died. He was a farmer and hotel keeper in the village of Greenwood. William Burton, jr., learned the blacksmith trade which he followed in Greenwood for over forty years, and was also deputy sheriff for many years. He was a member of Sentinel Lodge, No. 151, F. & A. M., at Greenwood, and was master several years. He died November 24, 1892, and Mrs. Burton March 5, 1883. Lynn G. Burton was reared and educated in the village of Greenwood, and learned the trade of his father, in which he has succeeded him. In 1885 he married Hattie, daughter of Jackson and Erella King of Greenwood. by whom he had two children: Maud and Stewart. Mr. Burton was for seven years justice of the peace at Greenwood. and at the caucus of 1893 he resigned for the nomination for supervisor, which office he still holds. In the fall of 1894 he has made chairman of the board. He is a member of Sentinel Lodge, No. 161, F. & A. M., of which he has been master for one year.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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