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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Elizabeth Jane Hill

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 80-81, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "Eliza Hill, (Feb. 8, 1826 - Feb. 18, 1913); m. May 2, 1850, Alfred Hadley Lindley (May 3, 1821 - Feb. 16, 1905), son of Thomas and Mary (Long) Lindley, of Cane Creek, Chatham Co., N.C.; was graduated from New Garden Friends' School (now Guilford College); M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 1850; practiced medicine at Cane Creek until 1861, then removed with his mother and family to Indiana (Walnut Ridge Monthly Meeting), and in 1865 to Minneapolis; was associated in the practice of medicine with his brother-in-law, Dr. Nathan Branson Hill, and had extensive business interests; was a benefactor of Earlham College; Lindley Hall, Earlham, was erected in his honor. Issue, five children, all born in North Carolina." Image.


Samuel Hill Lindley M.D.

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 81, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "Samuel Hill Lindley, (Dec. 7, 1851-1887); M. D., Jefferson Medical College; was associated with his father in the practice of medicine." Image.


Clarkson Lindley

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 81, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "Clarkson Lindley, b. Oct. 17, 1857; A. B., Amherst; m. Dec. 11, 1895, Anna Gale,  daughter of Samuel Chester and Susan A. (Dawson) Gale. Issue, four children, born in Minneapolis." Image.


Ward Cotton Burton

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 81, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "son of Hazen and Alice Gertrude (Cotton) Burton; A.B. Harvard. 1899; merchant, real estate operator. Issue, four children:
1. Gale Cotton Burton, b. July 18, 1918.
2. Alice Whitney Burton, b. Sept. 30, 1919.
3. Lindley James Burton, b. April 1, 1921.
4. John Cotton Burton, b. March 12, 1923." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35793094. Image.


Ella Lindley

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27875046. Image.


Gale Cotton Burton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35792892. "Blake '37, Harvard '41, U.ofM. '43
A.S. 690 469 U.S. Coast Guard Academy." Image.


Lindley James Burton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35793054. "Blake '38. Harvard A.B. '42. A.M. '43. Ph.D. '48
Married Emma Cadbury June 16, 1947." Image.


Elinor Gale Burton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136136779. "Excerpts from an obituary in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, May 22, 2011:
Cammann, Elinor Gale Burton age 76, died April 20 at her home in Snohomish, Washington after a bout of pneumonia, where she had lived with her sister Hazel for the last twenty-two years.

She was born on July 27, 1934 in Minneapolis to Ward C. Burton and Ella Lindley Burton. She attended the Deephaven, Northrup and Groveland Schools in Minnesota, and the Devereaux School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1954. After receiving her BA from Hamline University in 1959, she taught at the Sister Kenny Institute before marrying Philip G. Cammann of New York in February, 1963. Phil and Elinor made their home in Excelsior, Minnesota and Concord, New Hampshire until Phil's death in 1982.

Elinor was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Gale Cotton Burton and Lindley James Burton; and her grand-nephew David Lindley Painter. She is survived by her sisters ...; her brother ...; sixteen devoted nieces and nephews, and twenty grand-nieces and grand- nephews.

Eli suffered from significant health issues throughout her life, but will be remembered for her wonderful laughter, her love of swimming and her cat Snowball and basset hound Ziggy, and her loyalty to her entire family. ... A memorial service will be held in Greensboro, Vermont on August 7 [2011]." Image.


William Robert Movius

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=164684138. Image.


Alice Whitney Burton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=164683833. Image.


John Cotton Burton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=140124001. "John Cotton Burton of Deephaven, Minnesota, died on Friday, December 5, 2014. He lived on Carsons Bay, Lake Minnetonka, where he spent most of his 91 years on land first settled by his grandfather, Hazen Burton, in the 1880's.

A lifelong athlete, John sailed, fished, skated and played hockey on the lake and played tennis and cross-country skied on its shores from early childhood. At The Blake School and later at Harvard College, John excelled at tennis and hockey; at Harvard he won the freshman class tennis championship and as a senior he won the John Tudor Memorial Cup, the prize given to the most valuable player of the hockey team. Commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy after college, John served on landing ships in North Africa and Italy. After the war, he earned a law degree at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1948.

At a Christmas dance that same year, Janette Johnston of St. Paul, spotted John across the dance floor. Six months later they wed. While their courtship was a whirlwind, their devotion to each other lasted the rest of their lives. In Deephaven they raised their five children, introducing the next generation - and the one that followed - to sports and wildlife around the lake.

John took great pleasure in following his children and grandchildren as they enjoyed the sports and activities he loved: his son, Tom, sailing A and E scows, his son, Mark, competing in collegiate hockey and tennis tournaments, his daughter, Sarah, skiing on his favorite nordic trails, his daughter, Lisa, skiing in the Sierras, and his daughter, Mary, bird-watching. Later he relished watching his grandchildren compete in sailing, hockey, skiing (both nordic and downhill), running -- even football, rugby and mountain biking, sports he did not pursue. John's own athletic activities continued long after his school days ended. Through his nordic ski racing during and after law school, John earned a place on the U.S. Nordic Ski Team and participated in the Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway in 1952. Fifty-seven years later, he traveled with his son, Mark, to Maine for the first reunion of his team since Oslo. While continuing to ski competitively and sail with the Minnetonka Yacht Club, John took up running in his middle years, completing 53 marathons after age 50, including two Boston Marathons. In his 60's, he took up competitive in-line skating. Modest despite his many victories, he was quick to compliment his rivals, often displaying more interest in their times and triumphs than in his own. John's humility and genuine interest in others made him a beloved figure in masters racing. He remembered every race, and kept detailed notebooks to back up his recollections; but, his reminiscences would invariably focus more on the achievements and sportsmanship of others. John ran his last marathon, his 17th Twin Cities Marathon, in 2001 at age 78; but, contracted shingles, the lingering effects of which brought his athletic career to an end.

A master of many sports, John also worked as a banker, a stockbroker and a lawyer, but most enjoyed teaching. John taught English and coached hockey and tennis at The Blake School in the fifties, where many of those he taught and coached became friends, their grammar and stick-handling improved by his tutelage. With Janette, he taught cross-country skiing in the seventies and eighties, helping many learn to love the sport. After the death of his father, Ward Cotton Burton, John concentrated on managing the family property. From John and Janette's home on Carsons Bay, he continued to sail, ski and run as long as he could. He was devoted to Janette and helped care for her through her last illness, aided by many of the same loving caregivers who later cared for John in his last years.

Born in Minneapolis on March 12, 1923, the son of Ward Cotton Burton and Ella Lindley Burton, John was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Janette Johnston Burton (1926-2006); his brothers, Gale Cotton Burton and Lindley James Burton; and his sisters, Whitney B. Movius and Elinor B. Cammann.

John is survived by his sister, Hazel B. Gray; his five children, Mary Lindley Burton of New York City, Lisa B. Ericson (Bruce) of San Francisco, California, Sarah B. Marshall (Paul) of Deephaven, Thomas Ward Burton (Georgia) of Deephaven, and Mark Harrison Burton (Jean) of Osterville, Massachusetts; his six grandchildren, Elizabeth and Christopher Marshall, Harrison and Charles Burton, and John and Whitney Ericson; and 14 nieces and nephews; 20 grand-nieces and nephews; and four great-grand-nieces and nephew.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, P.O. Box 911, Hayward, WI 54843; Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, 19802 Minnetonka Boulevard, Deephaven, MN 55331; Minnesota Distance Running Association, 5701 Normandale Avenue, Edina, MN 55424; Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association, 18313 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on December 27, 2014, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.
Private burial." Image.


Janette Johnston

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35793141. "Northup School '44. Smith AB '48.
Mother of Mary, Lisa, Sarah, Tom and Mark." Image.


Samuel Bette Hill

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 82, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "Samuel Bette Hill , b. Feb. 2, 1829; m. Dec. 31, 1851, Nancy H. Nevlin, b. Feb. 18, 1831, daughter of John and Rebecca Newlin, of Alamance Co., N. C." Image.


Lydia Branson

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 82, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "Lydia Branson, b. 1800. According to Branson Records, she married a Hussey. He was her second husband. She married (1) in Back Creek Monthly Meeting, March 31, I8I6, Thomas Nixon, b. April 4, 1792, son of Phineas and Millicent (Henley) Nixon, of Randolph County. Thomas died Feb. 22, 1825. Lydia Hussey, formerly Nixon, was disowned by
Back Creek Monthly Meeting A p r i l 25, 1832, having "Married out". Thomas and Lydia (Branson) Nixon had at least two children:." Image.


Lydia Branson

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 82, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "Lydia Branson, b. 1800. According to Branson Records, she married a Hussey. He was her second husband. She married (1) in Back Creek Monthly Meeting, March 31, I8I6, Thomas Nixon, b. April 4, 1792, son of Phineas and Millicent (Henley) Nixon, of Randolph County. Thomas died Feb. 22, 1825. Lydia Hussey, formerly Nixon, was disowned by
Back Creek Monthly Meeting A p r i l 25, 1832, having "Married out". Thomas and Lydia (Branson) Nixon had at least two children:." Image.


William E. J. Nixon

1Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 82, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "William E. J . Nixon, m. Oct. 5, 1842, Nancy J . Henley, b. Feb 2, 1826, daughter of Jesse and Margaret Henley, of Randolph Co. May 28, 1851, William E. J . and Nancy Nixon and their daughters, Eleanor and Lydia, requested a certificate to Salem Monthly
Meeting, Henry Co ., Ind." Image.