J. W. BURTON, retired farmer; P. 0. Piqua; was born in Franklin Co., Ohio, Feb. 19, 1826; is a son of John and
Mary (Wilson) Burton, who were both born in Pennsylvania, he in 1796 and she in 1804; they, by this union, had
ten children, of whom all reached maturity, of whom J. W. is the only one now living in this county; his grandfather
(Joshua Burton) was one of the patriots of the Revolutionary struggle, and died in 1835, in Franklin Co., Ohio;
the subject of this memoir was brought up to farming, and received an ordinary education; he, in 1863, came to
this county, and now owns a fine farm in Sec. 25, where he is nicely located, across the river from Piqua, at an
elevation of about seventy five feet above the level of the city, thereby affording a good view of the same. On
April 20, 1848, Mr. B. married May Gibbers, who was born in Franklin Co., Ohio, March 6, 1827, and Oct. 12, 1861,
departed this life; they, by this union, had four children, viz.: Margaret J., Francis A., Almead J. and Ella D.;
March 15, 1864, Mr. Burton married, for his second wife, Sarah J. Wiley, who was born in this county, Aug. 12,
1830, and is a descendant of the Wiley family, whose genealogy will appear in this work, under William J. Wiley's
sketch; Mr. and Mrs. (Wiley) Burton have two children, viz., Arabelle and Sarah W.
History of Miami County, Ohio
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