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William Fort Burton (1837 - 1923)

Rev. William Fort Burton
Born in Randolph, Missouri, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married 1 Jun 1865 in Boston, Bowie, Texas, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Slidell, Wise, Texas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Dec 2018
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BIll was born in 1837 as the oldest child of Ambrose Waller Burton and Martha Emily Fort. He enlisted in Company F, Missouri 3rd Infantry Regiment for the CSA army. [1]After the war he married Sarah Coleman Battle of Bowie County, Texas. We can find them in Denton, Texas by 1870 where Sarah's father had relocated and started a mercantile on the square. Bill was involved in starting educational opportunities first with organizing a Sunday School for the small town and then being involved with organizing the public school for Denton. He served as a missionary to the frontier that included many Native Americans. He was involved with the construction of the granite facade of the Denton County courthouse.[2]At the age of 77 he registered for his CSA pension in 1915.[3]He died in 1923 and is buried in the Slidell Cemetery in WIse County.[4]

  • Fact: baptism (1 Jun 1865) Boston, Bowie, Texas, United States
  • Fact: Residence (1920) Justice Precinct 4, Hale, Texas
  • Fact: Occupation Baptist Minister
  • Fact: Rev.
  • Fact: Burial Burton Cemetery, Higbee, Randolph, Missouri, USA
  • Fact: Church affiliation Baptist
  • Fact: Occupation surveyor, horse trader, minister, merchant, educator


  1. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles,
  2. C.A. Bridges, History of Denton, Texas From Its Beginning to 1960. Waco, TX: Texas Press, ©1978.
  3. U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958,
  4. Rev Wiliam Fort Burton on Find A Grave: Memorial #44316491 retrieved accessed 21 January 2019

See also

  • "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch ( : modified 08 March 2019, 07:53), entry for William Fort Burton(PID; contributed by various users.
  • 1850 US Federal Census: Census Place: Salt River, Randolph, Missouri; Roll: M432_411; Page: 274B
  • 1870 US Federal Census: Census Place: Precinct 1 Denton, Denton, Texas; Roll: M593_
  • 1880 US Federal Census: Census Place: Precinct 6, Wise, Texas; Roll: 1333; Family History Film: 1255333; Page: 219A; Enumeration District: 130
  • 1900 US Federal Census: Census Place: Slidell, Wise, Texas; Roll: T623_1681; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 148.
  • 1910 US Federal Census: Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Wise, Texas.
  • 1920 US Federal Census: Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Hale, Texas; Roll: T625_1808; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 105.
  • Texas Death Certificate, Wise County certificate #3562.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 21 January 2019), memorial page for Rev Wiliam Fort Burton (22 Aug 1837–25 Jan 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44316491, citing Slidell Cemetery, Slidell, Wise County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Meadows (contributor 47219916) .
  • H.B Battle, Lois Yelverton, and W. J. Battle, The Battle Book – A Genealogy of the Battle Family in America, Montgomery, Alabama, Paragon Press, 1930. Page 578
  • Homer T. Fort, Jr. and Ducilla Stovall Jones. A Family Called Fort. Midland, Texas: West Texas Printing Company, 1970. Page 357 and 360.

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