Honoring Burrton's Pioneers & Settlers
Page, George &
Lenora. George W. Page enlisted in September 1861 as
private in Co. 1, 8th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, served one year. Was
injured in the line of duty and sent to the hospital where he remained
seven months. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R.,
published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882. Page 2).
George W. Page was born in 1835 and died in 1920. He was married to
Lenora H. Page. George & Lenora are buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Block
2 Lot 44, Graves 2 & 3.
H. C. Palmer enlisted February 1862 as private in Co. H. 15th Iowa
Infantry. Served two years, was engaged in battles of Shiloh, and in
skirmishes near Goldsboro, North Carolina. (Our Old Soldiers, written
by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10,
1882. Page 2).
J. R. Parker enlisted as private in April 1861 in Co. I 39th
Ohio Infantry; served four years and seven months, was promoted through
the grades of Sergeant, Orderly Sergeant, second and first Lieutenants and
Captain, was in eight principle battles of the Army of the Cumberland, was
in the battles of Blue Mills, Lexington, New Madrid, Island No. 10,
Pittsburg Landing, Shiloh, Farmington, Corinth, Eastport, Decatur, and in
all the general engagements of Sherman's march through Georgia. Was
wounded in left hand at Mt. Prospect. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A.
Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882.
Parnham, Charles & Margaret.
Charles Parnham enlisted as private (afterward Corporal) in October 1861,
in Co. H (or Co. E) 77th Illinois Infantry. Served three years, was in
battles at Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Fort Gibson, Champion Hills, Black
River. Was wounded at Vicksburg in eye and right shoulder. (Our Old
Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor,
Friday February 10, 1882. Page 2). Charles Parnham was born April
23, 1836 and died May 29, 1911. He was married to Margaret A. Riley (Nov.
10, 1840 - May 22, 1907). Charles & Margaret are buried in the Burrton
Cemetery, Burrton, Kansas, Block 3, Lot 34, Graves 2 & 3. Next to them is
buried their infant son, Claude E. Parnham, born 1883 and died 1885.
Payne, Framcis & Ruth.
F. M. Payne enlisted in May 1861, as private (afterward Sergeant)
in Co. H, 1st kansas Infantry. Served three years. Fought at Wilsons
Creek, Corinth, Vicksburg, Champion Hills, Black River, Shiloh, Youngs
Point, Lake Providence and Victalia; was wounded at Wilson's Creek through
right shoulder, right ankle, and left wrist. Was taken prisoner at
Wellington and held ten days and then exchanged. (Our Old Soldiers,
written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday
February 10, 1882. Page 2). Francis M. Payne was born January 10,
1831 and died October 18, 1903. He was married to Ruth B. Payne
(1835-1924). They are buried together in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton,
Kansas, Block 2 Lot 9, Graves 1 & 2. Next to them is buried William S.
Payne (1869-1950) and Elizabeth Payne (1872-1953).
Adams Perry shipped as carpenter's mate September 2nd, 1864 on board the
U.S. Frigate Colorado for one year, afterward transferred to the Iron clad
Canonicus, was present at the storming of Fort Fisher, December 1864, also
at the taking of the same in January 1865 by the South Atlantic squadron
under Rear Admiral Porter. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry,
G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882. Page
2). Adams was born in Connecticut about 1836. He enlisted
September 2, 1864 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was promoted to a
Full Carpenter's Mate before being discharged from the Navy on June 30,
1865. He married Mary and they moved to Burrton before 1880.
Adams occupation in Burrton was Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. He
died before 1890. Neither he nor Mary are buried in Burrton.
Phillips, John B.
John B. Phillips enlisted August 31st 1861 as Sargeant, Company A 55th
Illinois Infantry. Was discharged in March 1862 at Pitsburgh, Tenn;
because of disability contracted in the line of duty. Reenlisted April
30, 1862 in Co. D. 23rd Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Served in
all, four years and a half, was on patrol duty on Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad most of the time, this being the dividing line between the two
armies. Was permanently injured by a ball, on the retreat from Williams
Fort, West Virginia, in January 1864. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A.
Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22,
1882. Page 2).
Proctor, John & Hannah.
John Proctor enlisted November 1861 as private in Co. C 52nd Indiana
volunteers, discharged November 1862 for disease contracted in the line of
duty, re-enlisted January 1865 and served through the rest of the war, was
at taking of Fort Donaldson. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry,
G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882. Page
2). John Proctor was born December 21, 1838 and died October 4, 1923. He was married
to Hannah Whittaker on March 15, 1866 in Dearborn County, Indiana.
Hanna was born in Indiana on June 22, 1845 and died May 14, 1933.
They moved to Burrton after 1870 and before 1882. They are buried together in the Burrton
Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 198, Graves 1 & 2. John & Hannah had 2 children who
died young while living in Burrton (Frankie Proctor died Nov. 1, 1882, and Eddie Proctor was born
Sept. 13, 1882 and died Sept. 18, 1884). Another son, Hailey Proctor, was a veteran of World
War I. Other children included Cora, George Russell, Manona Jenny,
Nettie, and Collie (born 1867, died Oct. 27 1870 in Indiana).
Hailey Arthur Proctor was born to John & Hanna Proctor on March 12,
1888 in Burrton. He was unmarried and farming in Webb, Colorado in
1917 before joining the Army. He was a veteran of World War I, serving as
Co Pfc 158th Infantry 40th Division. Military records indicate he
was "Tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair, with floating cartilage of the
knee." Hailey died April 1, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. He is buried in the Burrton Cemetery
next to his parents in Block 3, Lot 198, Grave 3.
Purcell, Andrew J & Elena.
Andrew James Purcell was born February 26, 1826 in New Jersey.
He married Elena P. Cook in
1850. Elena was born Feb. 11, 1826 in New Jersey. They
pioneered in Lake Township south of Burrton before 1880, where they were
farmers. They were members of the Christian Church in Burrton.
The moved from Burrton to Texas prior to 1898. A.J. died March 16,
1900 in Galveston, Texas; his wife died there June 14, 1898. The
photo of A.J. Purcell at right provided courtesy of Crystal Tabor.
Purcell, Albert F
Albert Franklin Purcell was son of Andrew James & Elena B. (Christine)
Purcell. He was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 3, 1858, and moved to
Burrton with his parents, settling in Lake township, prior to 1883.
They moved to Texas after 1900. While living in Burrton, two of
their sons died: Galen & Herbert. Another son, Harry Purcell,
remained living in the Burrton for the rest of his life.
Galen Edgar Purcell, son of A.F. & E.C Purcell, was born July 23, 1894
in Newton, Kansas. He died February 24, 1900, aged 5
years, 7 months, 0 days. Burial in Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 36 Grave
2, next to his brother Herbert.
Purcell, Harry &
Harry Levi Purcell was born in Kingman, Kansas Feb. 22, 1885, to Albert F
& Elmira Purcell. He moved to Burrton with his family prior to 1883.
In Burrton he married Anna E. Marr on July 24, 1912. Harry died June
4, 1953, in Burrton, and is buried next to his wife and two brothers in
Burrton Cemetery Block 3 Lot 36. Anna E. Marr was born April 23,
1897 and died January 21, 1982. Harry & Anna had two known children:
Cecil and Joe.
"Herbert Fulton Purcell, son of A. F. and E. C. Purcell died at the family
residence near Burrton, Kansas, on Monday morning April 30, 1883, at the
age of 13 years, 4 months and 24 days. He was sick but a few days, and
the announcement of his death was a startling one to a large portion of
the community. The funeral service was held on Wednesday May 2nd at which
there was a very large attendance of neighbors and friends. Rev. D. Kingery, the pastor of the family preached a sermon from the text 2 Kings
4:26. 'Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well
with the child? And she answered, It is well.' Rev. A. Ellelt assisted in
the service. Bert was a pleasant boy, always cheerful and lively. And he
died in the same pleasant cheerful way as that in which he had lived. He
calmly talked of his approaching death, and showed that it was not a
terror to him. He quietly gave direction as to what should be done with
such things as he had and especially that certain things should be
disposed of and the proceeds given to missions." (The Burrton Monitor,
May 11, 1883. Page 3. Transcribed by Darren McMannis). Burial in
Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 36 Grave 1.
Graveside service for Jayne M. Purcell, 82, a former resident of
Hutchinson, who died Jan. 10, 2009, in Inverness, Ill., will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, with the Rev.
Katrina Palan presiding. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to
1:30 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Memorials may be sent to the
donor's choice, in care of the mortuary. Please visit
www.elliottmortuary.com to leave personal condolences for the family.
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