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The first settlers in Burton Township arrived in 1825. There are two villages in the township, Burton and Newton. The village of Burton was platted in 1836 by Elijah M. King. A Post Office was established at Burton in 1840. Newton was laid out in 1839.


Early Settlers in Burton Township:
Elias Adams - 1825
Thaddeus Pond - 1829
John Wigle - 1831
Joseph Ferguson - 1831
Dennis P. Meachem - 1831
Abraham Hunsaker - 1831
Jno. Hughes - 1831
George Wolfe - 1831
Lewis Simpson - 1831
Jacob Hunsaker - 1831
Eli Littleton - 1831
Samuel Hunsaker - 1831
Long Davis - 1831
Joseph Rhodes - 1831
Andrew Hunsaker - 1831
Jno McBride - 1831
Samuel Ferguson - 1831
Jacob Sharp - 1831
William Richards - 1831

Abram Conger - 1831
Alvin Conger - 1831
Joseph Childers - 1831
Henry C. Davis - 1831
Henry Clinginsmith - 1831
Daniel Clinginsmith - 1831
John Clinginsmith - 1831
Jno. Strader - 1831
Henry Dotv - 1831
John Dotv - 1831

Burton Township Firsts:
First Teacher - William Medford
First Supervisor - William B. Tandy
First Town Clerk - J. S. Pullman
First store - Paris T. Judy
First Tavern E. S. Beardsley
First Blacksmith - David Karnes
First Wagon Maker - Samuel Cooper
First Church - Free Will Baptist organized by Rev. Caleb Sewell

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