The Burton Family

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Richard Burton's homestead in Red Willow Co. Nebraska
 

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John C.E. Christensen
ROOTS V, ver 5.01
August 3 1997
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Table of Contents

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BeckBurtonCatlettChristensenGintherHarmonMcelhoseMoorehousePaigeSanfordWaldo

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First Generation

1. John1 Burton birth date unknown. John died 8 September 1832 in Somercotes, Derbshire Co., Eng., at age unknown.(1)

He married (Unknown) date unknown in England.

John Burton and (Unknown) had the following children:

child 2 i.John2 Burton Jr. was born in Pear Tree Cottage, Sommercotes, Derbyshire, England before 1832. John died at age unknown.

child + 3 ii.Richard Burton was born 10 September 1832.(2)

Second Generation

3. Richard2 Burton (John1) was born in Pear Tree Cot., Sommercotes, Derbyshire, Eng 10 September 1832.(3) Richard died 10 May 1900 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE, at age 67.(4)

He married Ellen Fearn 27 December 1859 in Riddings, Derbyshire Co., Eng. Ellen was born 21 April 1843 in Riddings, Derbyshire Co., Eng. Ellen was the daughter of Joseph Henry Fearn and Mary Anne Siddons. Ellen died 23 May 1924 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE, at age 81. Richard Burton Obituary; from collection of Lillie Catlett, now held by John C.E. Christensen.

"Richard Burton was born at Pear Tree Cottage, Somercotes, Derbyshire, England, Sept. 10, 1833 {note: changed by hand to 1834}. Died at his home near Bartley, May 10, 1900. He was left an orphan, his father dying two days before his birth. He commenced working in the coalmines when but seven years old. He received what education he had in the Sunday School Class in the Methodist Church in England. He sang in the choir from a small boy until about twenty years of age. From that time he sang in the choir of the Church of England until he came to America. He was married in the year of 1859 to Ellen Fearn from which union was born nine boys and five girls, there being the wife, eleven children, four of whom are married, and twenty grandchildren to mourn his departure."

Richard Burton and Ellen Fearn had the following children:

child 4 i.Joseph Henry3 Burton was born in Eng 5 August 1861. Joseph died 5 October 1866 at age 5.

child 5 ii.Mary Ellen Burton was born in Eng 19 June 1863. Mary died 16 May 1951 at age 87.

child + 6 iii.Richard Burton Jr. was born 6 December 1864.

child 7 iv.Hannah Burton was born in Eng 7 May 1866. Hannah died 2 April 1896 at age 29.

child 8 v.Albert Burton was born in Esomer Coates, Derbyshire, Eng 25 February 1868. Albert died 21 March 1951 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE, at age 83. He married Eva Bayston date unknown. Eva was born 18 Jan 1865 in Orland, Cook Co., IL. Eva died 12 Oct 1933 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE, at age 68. Obituary of Eva Burton; from collection of Lillie Catlett, now held by John C.E. Christensen.

"Eva, daughter of Robert and Kezia Bayston, was born in Orland, Cook county, Ill., Jan 18, 1865, and departed this life at her home, October 12, 1933, aged 68 years, 8 months and 24 days. At the age of 14 years she moved with her parents to Panama, Nebraska, later moving to Bennett. She was married at the parental home Nov. 29, 1893, to Albert Burton of Bartley, Nebr. With the exception of two years spent in Louisville, Colorado they have lived continuously on their farm home north of Bartley. To this union were born two sons and one daughter. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Panama at an early age and has been a member of the M. E. church at Bartley since 1893. Prior to her marriage she taught school for several years in Lancaster, Frontier and Red Willow counties, teaching her last term in the primary room of the Bartley school. She was one of the few in this vicinity who attended Mallalien University at Bartley. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Albert Burton; two sons, Owen of Bartley and Floyd C. of Napa, Cal.; one daughter, Elsie V. of Bartley; tow grandchildren, Merwyn and Elaine; three sisters, Mrs. E. Young and Mrs. Lillie Barker of Adams, Nebr., and Mrs. Elizabeth Dickson of Panama, Nebr., and a host of other relatives and friends. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death, only 10 months having elapsed since the death of her twin sister, Mrs. Edith Dickson."

child 9 vi.Sarah Burton was born in Streator, LaSalle Co., IL 11 March 1869. Sarah died 3 November 1873 at age 4.

child 10 vii.Charlotte Burton was born in Eng 30 April 1871. Charlotte died 24 August 1953 at age 82.

child 11 viii.Harry Burton was born in Eng 24 October 1872. Harry died 5 July 1959 at age 86.

child 12 ix.John James Burton was born in Eng 1 December 1874. John died 17 January 1942 at age 67.

child 13 x.Walter Burton was born in Eng 2 December 1876. Walter died 25 March 1960 at age 83.

child 14 xi.Herbert Burton was born in Eng 22 January 1878. Herbert died 16 September 1964 at age 86.

child 15 xii.Joseph Fern Burton was born in Eng 5 January 1880. Joseph died 24 June 1964 at age 84.

child + 16 xiii.Lillie Lois Burton was born 30 March 1882.

child 17 xiv.William Arthur Burton was born in Streator, LaSalle Co., IL 2 January 1884. William died 6 March 1971 at age 87.

Third Generation

6. Richard3 Burton Jr. (Richard2, John1) was born in Pear Tree Cottage, Sommercotes, Derbyshire, England 6 December 1864. Richard died 8 January 1934 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE, at age 69.

He married Mattie Jennings 4 Apr 1894 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE. Obituary, Bartley Inter Ocean

Richard Burton was born in Somercotes, Derbyshire, England, Dec. 6, 1864. Here he was baptized and became a member of the chrurch of England, and as a boy rendered services to his Master by singing in the choir. Early in life he came with his parents to America, making their home in Pennsylvania. Two times he went back to the old home in England, and before settling in Red Willow County they lived in Pennsylvania, Iowa and Illinois. In 1884 the parental home was established three miles north of Bartley, and there he lived until April 4, 1894 when he was united in marriage to Mattie Jennings. They lived 4 miles north of Bartley with the exception of two years spent in Louisville, Colo., until the year 1926 when they left the farm and moved to Bartley. Mr. Burton was always a busy man, a good citizen, a helpful neighbor, a devoted husband and a loving father. To this union were born six children, 4 girls and 2 boys; Lyman R. Burton, Bartley; Lola Ellen Ginther, Pichey, Montana; Hannah Fearn Teter, Bartley; Levi Burton, Bartley; Grace M. Miller, Albion, Wash.; Alberta E. Wolf, Alma, Nebr. During the Christmas vacation all of the children were home, and of the 20 grandchildren all but the three little Ginther boys. These days brought an unspeakable joy into the life of Mr. and Mrs. Burton. Then the sorrow came and Mr. Burton passed away at his home January 8, 1934, being at the time of his death 69 years of age. Not only does he leave his family but also seven brothers and three sisters and many friends to mourn his loss.

Richard Burton Jr. and Mattie Jennings had the following children:

child 18 i.Lyman R.4 Burton.

child + 19 ii.Lola Ellen Burton.

child 20 iii.Hannah Fearn Burton.

child 21 iv.Levi Burton.

child 22 v.Grace M. Burton.

child 23 vi.Alberta E. Burton.

16. Lillie Lois3 Burton (Richard2, John1) was born in Streator, La Salle Co., IL 30 March 1882. Lillie died 11 April 1965 in Blair, Washington Co., NE, at age 83.

She married twice. She married an unknown person 16 September 1908 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE. She married Rev. Charles Eugene Catlett Wednesday Evening, 16 September, 1908 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE. From the Bartley Inter Ocean

"One of the prettiest home weddings ever celebrated in this community occurred Wednesday evening of this week at the home of Mrs. Ellen Burton when she gave her youngest daughter Lillie Lois, in marriage to the Rev. Charles E. Catlett, of University Place, Neb., the Rev. Ernest B. Crippen, of Bradshaw, Neb., officiationg. Miss Ethel Clark presided at the organ as the bridal party entered the room and took their places in the nook prepared for them. Miss Nellie Rittenburg was bridesmaid and Mr. Joseph Burton was best man. The bride was dressed in white silk chiffon and lace and carried in her hand a shower boquet of bridal wreath flowers. The groom was dressed in the conventional black. Immediately after the ceremony and congratulations a bountiful wedding supper was served to the over hundred guests present. Charley and bride will begin house keeping in a week or two in University Place, Neb., where he has but recently built a modern new home. Mr. Catlett will graduate from the Wesleyan University as a full-fledged Methodist preacher in June. The bride has grown to young womanhood in this community, has taught a number of most successful terms of school in Bartley, and with her husband who was also raised in this community, enjoys a wide circle of acquaintance who will unite with the Inter Ocean in wishing them all possible success and happiness in their wedded life. They were the recipients of many beautiful and useful wedding presents from admiring relatives and friends"

Charles was born 3 December 1877 in Sidney, Fremont Co., IA. Charles was the son of Robert Clinton Catlett and Nancy Jane Irons. Charles died 2 April 1951 in Bartley, Red Willow Co., NE, at age 73. Charles was employed date unknown.

Lillie Lois Burton and Rev. Charles Eugene Catlett had the following children:

child + 24 i.Dwight Eugene4 Catlett (still alive).

child + 25 ii.Willard Burton Catlett (still alive).

child + 26 iii.John Stewart Catlett (still alive).

child + 27 iv.Lyle Marlin Catlett (still alive).

child + 28 v.Charles Richard Catlett was born 21 June 1918.

Fourth Generation

19. Lola Ellen4 Burton (Richard3, Richard2, John1) birth date unknown.

She married Unknown Ginther date unknown.

Lola Ellen Burton and Unknown Ginther had the following children:

child 29 i.First Son5 Ginther.

child 30 ii.Second Son Ginther.

child 31 iii.Third Son Ginther.

24. Dwight Eugene4 Catlett (Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Dwight Eugene Catlett and Dorothy Elizabeth Fetters had the following children:

child 32 i.Charles Eugene5 Catlett (still alive).

child + 33 ii.Judith Alice Catlett (still alive).

child 34 iii.Jean Ruth Catlett (still alive).

child + 35 iv.Frederick Dwight Catlett M.D. (still alive).

25. Willard Burton4 Catlett (Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Willard Burton Catlett and Louise Elizabeth Butherous had the following children:

child + 36 i.Wayne Willard5 Catlett (still alive).

child + 37 ii.Anita Louise Catlett (still alive).

26. John Stewart4 Catlett (Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

John Stewart Catlett and Martha Louise Weary had the following children:

child + 38 i.Duane Stewart5 Catlett (still alive).

child + 39 ii.Gerald Allen Catlett (still alive).

child + 40 iii.Mary Louise Catlett (still alive).

child + 41 iv.Walter John Catlett (still alive).

child + 42 v.Rebecca Sue Catlett (still alive).

27. Lyle Marlin4 Catlett (Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Lyle Marlin Catlett and Para Mae Hinricks had the following children:

child + 43 i.Marlene Kay5 Catlett (still alive).

child + 44 ii.Norma Jeanne Catlett was born 21 June 1945.

28. Charles Richard4 Catlett (Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) was born in Stratton, Hitchcock Co., NE 21 June 1918. Dick died 29 Dec 1994 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, at age 76.

He married twice. Obituary, Lincoln Journal Newspaper Catlett - Charles R.Sr., 76, 5710 Holdrege ST., died Thursday (12/29/94).

Retired labor representative, United Food and Commercial Workers Association. World War II Navy verteran. Member, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge 15, Fremont, York Rite Masonry, Sesostris Shrine, Lincoln, American Legion Post 3, VFW, Capital City Kiwanis, Lincoln Senior Chorus. Past Commander, Mt. Taboer Commandry 9, Fremont.

Survivors: wife Pearl; sons, Charles R. Jr., Lincoln, James, Pickney, Mich., John Lexington, Ky.; daugher, Alice MeElhose, Fremont; brothers, Dwight, Hastings, Willard, St. Charles, Mo., Stewart, Tecumseh, Lyle, Denver; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren, ; stepchildren;: two great grandchildren; stepchildren, Clarence and Cynthia Waldman, Lincoln, Jody and Dave Caruthers, Kearney; five stepgrandchildren. Services; 11 am, Tuesday, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church 1015 Lancaster Lane. Visitation; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Butherus-Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice, the family or charity of choice.

Charles Richard Catlett and Emma Ruth Stafford had the following children:

child + 45 i.Alice Ruth5 Catlett (still alive).

child 46 ii.Charles Richard Catlett Jr. (still alive).

child + 47 iii.James Douglas Catlett (still alive).

child + 48 iv.John Ralph Catlett (still alive).

Fifth Generation

33. Judith Alice5 Catlett (Dwight Eugene4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Judith Alice Catlett and Richard Glen Christensen had the following children:

child 49 i.John Christian Eck6 Christensen (still alive).

child 50 ii.James Metcalf Christensen (still alive).

child 51 iii.Charles Richard Christensen (still alive).

35. Frederick Dwight5 Catlett M.D. (Dwight Eugene4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Frederick Dwight Catlett M.D. and Penny Carol Hudnall had the following child:

child 52 i.Jennifer Lynn6 Catlett (still alive).

36. Wayne Willard5 Catlett (Willard Burton4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Wayne Willard Catlett and Janice Marie Halamka had the following children:

child 53 i.Douglas Wayne6 Catlett (still alive).

child 54 ii.David Anton Catlett (still alive).

37. Anita Louise5 Catlett (Willard Burton4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Anita Louise Catlett and John Stewart Paige had the following children:

child 55 i.David Allen6 Paige was born in Bridgeton, St. Louis Co., MO 31 Oct 1967. David died 1973 in St.Charles, St.Charles Co., MO, at age 5.

child 56 ii.Michelle Louise Paige (still alive).

child 57 iii.Timothy John "T.J." Paige (still alive).

38. Duane Stewart5 Catlett (John Stewart4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Duane Stewart Catlett and Jean Marie Hineline had the following children:

child 58 i.Christopher Todd6 Catlett (still alive).

child 59 ii.Michelle Maree Catlett (still alive).

39. Gerald Allen5 Catlett (John Stewart4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Gerald Allen Catlett and Virginia Lynn Nyhoff had the following children:

child 60 i.Abi Lynn6 Catlett (still alive).

child 61 ii.Jani Lynn Catlett (still alive).

40. Mary Louise5 Catlett (John Stewart4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Mary Louise Catlett and Thomas Robert Beck had the following children:

child 62 i.Robert Scott6 Beck (still alive).

child 63 ii.Brent Beck (still alive).

41. Walter John5 Catlett (John Stewart4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Walter John Catlett and Jolene Rae Kissler had the following children:

child 64 i.Cara6 Catlett (still alive).

child 65 ii.Janna Ruth Catlett (still alive).

child 66 iii.Joshua Catlett (still alive).

child 67 iv.Joel Catlett (still alive).

42. Rebecca Sue5 Catlett (John Stewart4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Rebecca Sue Catlett and Bruce Waldo had the following children:

child 68 i.Justin6 Waldo (still alive).

child 69 ii.Ross Stewart Waldo (still alive).

43. Marlene Kay5 Catlett (Lyle Marlin4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Marlene Kay Catlett and Henry L. Harmon had the following child:

child 70 i.Anna Marie6 Harmon (still alive).

44. Norma Jeanne5 Catlett (Lyle Marlin4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) was born in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE 21 June 1945. Norma died 8 Dec 1989 in Denver, Denver Co., CO, at age 44.

Norma Jeanne Catlett and Kendall T. Sanford had the following children:

child 71 i.John Kendall6 Sanford (still alive).

child 72 ii.James Kendall Sanford (still alive).

child 73 iii.Jeffery Paul Sanford (still alive).

child 74 iv.Jeremy David Sanford (still alive).

45. Alice Ruth5 Catlett (Charles Richard4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

Alice Ruth Catlett and Kenneth R. Mcelhose had the following children:

child 75 i.Erin Melissa6 Mcelhose (still alive).

child 76 ii.Coleen Ann Mcelhose (still alive).

child 77 iii.Tara Lyn Mcelhose (still alive).

47. James Douglas5 Catlett (Charles Richard4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

James Douglas Catlett and Jamie Bokowski had the following child:

child 78 i.Teresa Marie6 Moorehouse (still alive).

48. John Ralph5 Catlett (Charles Richard4, Lillie Lois3 Burton, Richard2, John1) (still alive).

John Ralph Catlett and Maureen Depriest had the following children:

child 79 i.Matthew Martin6 Catlett (still alive).

child 80 ii.Cassandra Ann Catlett (still alive).

John Ralph Catlett and Sherry Cundiff had the following child:

child 81 iii.Heather Leann Catlett (still alive).

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Notes and References

1Died in a Coal Mine accident
2Raised by Grandmother Slater after escape from Work House.
3Raised by Grandmother Slater after escape from Work House.
4Obit.: 'The Bartley Inter-Ocean'; Vol 18, #28 (May 18, 1900)

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Index

(unknown)

(Unknown), (marriage to John Burton) (i327)

Bayston

Bayston, Eva (marriage to Albert Burton) (i1119), b.1865-d.1933

Beck

Beck, Brent (i1086) (still alive)
Beck, Robert Scott (i977) (still alive)

Burton

Burton, Albert (i338), b.1868-d.1951
Burton, Alberta E. (i1110)
Burton, Charlotte (i340), b.1871-d.1953
Burton, Grace M. (i1109)
Burton, Hannah (i337), b.1866-d.1896
Burton, Hannah Fearn (i1107)
Burton, Harry (i341), b.1872-d.1959
Burton, Herbert (i344), b.1878-d.1964
Burton, John (i326), d.1832
Burton, John James (i342), b.1874-d.1942
Burton, John, Jr. (i328), b.1832-
Burton, Joseph Fern (i345), b.1880-d.1964
Burton, Joseph Henry (i334), b.1861-d.1866
Burton, Levi (i1108)
Burton, Lillie Lois (i41), b.1882-d.1965
Burton, Lola Ellen (i1106)
Burton, Lyman R. (i1105)
Burton, Mary Ellen (i335), b.1863-d.1951
Burton, Richard (i329), b.1832-d.1900
Burton, Richard, Jr. (i336), b.1864-d.1934
Burton, Sarah (i339), b.1869-d.1873
Burton, Walter (i343), b.1876-d.1960
Burton, William Arthur (i346), b.1884-d.1971

Catlett

Catlett, Abi Lynn (i974) (still alive)
Catlett, Alice Ruth (i988) (still alive)
Catlett, Anita Louise (i959) (still alive)
Catlett, Cara (i1087) (still alive)
Catlett, Cassandra Ann (i994) (still alive)
Catlett, Charles Eugene (i48) (still alive)
Catlett, Charles Richard (i46), b.1918-d.1994
Catlett, Charles Richard, Jr. (i989) (still alive)
Catlett, Christopher Todd (i971) (still alive)
Catlett, David Anton (i963) (still alive)
Catlett, Douglas Wayne (i962) (still alive)
Catlett, Duane Stewart (i965) (still alive)
Catlett, Dwight Eugene (i42) (still alive)
Catlett, Frederick Dwight, M.D. (i50) (still alive)
Catlett, Gerald Allen (i966) (still alive)
Catlett, Heather Leann (i1102) (still alive)
Catlett, James Douglas (i990) (still alive)
Catlett, Jani Lynn (i975) (still alive)
Catlett, Janna Ruth (i1088) (still alive)
Catlett, Jean Ruth (i49) (still alive)
Catlett, Jennifer Lynn (i571) (still alive)
Catlett, Joel (i1090) (still alive)
Catlett, John Ralph (i991) (still alive)
Catlett, John Stewart (i44) (still alive)
Catlett, Joshua (i1089) (still alive)
Catlett, Judith Alice (i7) (still alive)
Catlett, Lyle Marlin (i45) (still alive)
Catlett, Marlene Kay (i980) (still alive)
Catlett, Mary Louise (i967) (still alive)
Catlett, Matthew Martin (i993) (still alive)
Catlett, Michelle Maree (i972) (still alive)
Catlett, Norma Jeanne (i981), b.1945-d.1989
Catlett, Rebecca Sue (i969) (still alive)
Catlett, Rev. Charles Eugene (marriage to Lillie Lois Burton) (i36), b.1877-d.1951
Catlett, Walter John (i968) (still alive)
Catlett, Wayne Willard (i958) (still alive)
Catlett, Willard Burton (i43) (still alive)

Christensen

Christensen, Charles Richard (i10) (still alive)
Christensen, James Metcalf (i9) (still alive)
Christensen, John Christian Eck (i8) (still alive)

Fearn

Fearn, Ellen (marriage to Richard Burton) (i333), b.1843-d.1924

Ginther

Ginther, First Son (i1112)
Ginther, Second Son (i1113)
Ginther, Third Son (i1114)
Ginther, Unknown (marriage to Lola Ellen Burton) (i1111)

Harmon

Harmon, Anna Marie (i986) (still alive)

Jennings

Jennings, Mattie (marriage to Richard Burton Jr.) (i1104)

Mcelhose

Mcelhose, Coleen Ann (i997) (still alive)
Mcelhose, Erin Melissa (i996) (still alive)
Mcelhose, Tara Lyn (i998) (still alive)

Moorehouse

Moorehouse, Teresa Marie (i1000) (still alive)

Paige

Paige, David Allen (i1083), b.1967-d.1973
Paige, Michelle Louise (i1084) (still alive)
Paige, Timothy John "T.J." (i1085) (still alive)

Sanford

Sanford, James Kendall (i984) (still alive)
Sanford, Jeffery Paul (i1094) (still alive)
Sanford, Jeremy David (i1095) (still alive)
Sanford, John Kendall (i983) (still alive)

Waldo

Waldo, Justin (i1092) (still alive)
Waldo, Ross Stewart (i1093) (still alive)

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