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Amos BURTON

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  • Name Amos BURTON  [1
    Born Abt 1824  Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 29 Aug 1824  All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Father recorded as a Husbandman; abode, Magham Down.
    Census 27 Jul 1850  1st District Ward 16, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Head of household Amos BURTON, 26, Carpenter, born in England; Sarah BURTON, 21, born in New York; Alfred E. BURTON, 2, born in New York; John BURTON, 2 months, born in New York.
    Occupation 27 Jul 1850  1st District Ward 16, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    a Carpenter 
    Naturalization 23 Oct 1852  Common Pleas Court, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Address: 88 West 17th Street, New York City; occupation: not given; former nationality: English.
      Witness: Mark BURTON, 145 West 16th Street, New York City.
    Census 28 Jun 1860  2nd District Ward 20, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Household recorded as Lydia Maria LEFEVRE, 35, born in New York, value of real estate, $20,000; Amos BURTON, 35, Carpenter, born in New York (sic); Sarah BURTON, 31, born in New York; Edward BURTON, 12, born in New York; Ellen BURTON, 3, born in New York; Mary BURTON, 1, born in New York; Letitia DAVIS, 14, Domestic, born in New Jersey.
    Occupation 28 Jun 1860  2nd District Ward 20, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    a Carpenter 
    Military-Begin 11 Jan 1862  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Union Army, 1st Regiment New York Engineers, Company H. Rank in: Private.
      Age, 37 years, occupation, carpenter, height, 5'91/2", complexion, fair, eyes, grey, hair, brown. Address: 248 West 35 Street, New York City.
    Military-End 10 Jan 1865  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Union Army, 1st Regiment New York Engineers, Company H. Rank out: Sergeant.
    Census 03 Jan 1870  West 31st Street (between 8th and 7th Avenues), New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Household recorded as follows:
      Ennis (sic) BURTON, 46, Carpenter, born in England; Sarah BURTON, 41, born in U.S.; Mina BURTON, 10, born in U.S. There was a STAGG family and then Ella BURTON, 14, and Eva BURTON, 5, both born in the U.S.
    Occupation 03 Jan 1870  West 31st Street (between 8th and 7th Avenues), New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    a Carpenter 
    Military-End 02 Jan 1880  United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • US Civil War Pension Files Index re Sgt. Amos BURTON H 1 NY Engrs. Was this his application for a pension? Was filed 02 Jan 1880. Application 340004, Certificate Number 197796. These references were recorded on the line Invalid rather than Widow or Minor.
    Census 01 Jun 1880  211 West 26th Street, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Household recorded as follows:
      Amos BURTON, Father, White, Widower, 55, Carpenter, unemployed 12 months in Census year, Chronic Rheumatism, born in England as were his parents; Minne BURTON, Daughter, White, Single, 20, Keeps House, born in New York; father born in England, mother in New York.
    Illness 01 Jun 1880  211 West 26th Street, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Chronic Rheumatism
    Occupation 01 Jun 1880  211 West 26th Street, New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    a Carpenter 
    Reference Number 317 
    Person ID I317  The BURTON Tree
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2015 

    Father Mark BURTON,   b. 1796, Hailsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1874, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary EASTLAND,   b. Abt 1800, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 07 May 1822  Herstmonceux, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Both of this parish, by banns.
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah J. HALL,   b. Abt 1829, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1847  New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Alfred Edward BURTON,   b. Abt 1848, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John BURTON,   b. Abt 1850, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ellen BURTON,   b. 1857, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary BURTON,   b. Abt 1859, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eva BURTON,   b. Abt 1865, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1824 - Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 29 Aug 1824 - All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1847 - New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 27 Jul 1850 - 1st District Ward 16, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a Carpenter - 27 Jul 1850 - 1st District Ward 16, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 23 Oct 1852 - Common Pleas Court, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 28 Jun 1860 - 2nd District Ward 20, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a Carpenter - 28 Jun 1860 - 2nd District Ward 20, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary-Begin - 11 Jan 1862 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary-End - 10 Jan 1865 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 03 Jan 1870 - West 31st Street (between 8th and 7th Avenues), New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a Carpenter - 03 Jan 1870 - West 31st Street (between 8th and 7th Avenues), New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary-End - 02 Jan 1880 - United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 01 Jun 1880 - 211 West 26th Street, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsIllness - 01 Jun 1880 - 211 West 26th Street, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a Carpenter - 01 Jun 1880 - 211 West 26th Street, New York, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1st New York Engineers.jpg
    1st New York Engineers.jpg
    Staged photograph of the 1st NY Engineers demonstrating sapping on Morris Island.
    Company E 1st New York Engineers.jpg
    Company E 1st New York Engineers.jpg
    [Petersburg, Virginia?]. Officer and men of Company E, 1st New York Engineers.
    NOTES
    Title from Civil War caption books.
    [Petersburg, Va?] Officers of Co. E, 1st New York Engineers.
    Corresponding print is in LOT 4187.
    Diary of a Yankee Engineer 2.jpg
    Diary of a Yankee Engineer 2.jpg
    This published Diary includes references to Sgt BURTON, Company H, 1st New York Engineers.
    On September 8, 1862, John H. Westervelt enlisted as a private into the 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps. That same year, he shipped out of New York on the "Star of the South" to South Carolina to fight for the North in the Civil War. The following April, he began a journal for his 13-year-old son Frazee so that his child could know of his experiences in the war. Sixty-two years later, John Westervelt's journal - 68 entries written on tattered, yellow pages, a record of "such things as may come under [his] personal observation" - was found in the trash outside his former home now West Farms. In early 1995, his drawings, meant to accompany the written journal, were discovered in the West Point Special Collections Archives. The two have been reunited in Diary of a Yankee Engineer. Westervelt's words, intended not for the history books but for the education of his young son, present a more humble vision of military life and of the North's struggle in the Civil War, than the often told sagas of glory. The journal gives us a rare look at the soldier's life of relentless tedium, the fatiguing fight of brother against brother - of pestilence and illness, giving us a "truer, if not beautiful" picture of war. This is the story of an ordinary man in an extraordinary time - a man who merely lived as he thought right and who died in consequence. Anita Palladino's introduction provides us with a brief history of the man and the events of his life. By salvagingJohn Westervelt's journal and reuniting its text with its art, Ms. Palladino has unearthed a rare, firsthand look at the men behind the war of Rebellion.

  • Notes 
    • Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story of John H. ...
      https://books.google.com.au/books?isbn=0823217248
      John Henry Westervelt, ?Anita Palladino - 1997 - ?Biography & Autobiography
      The Civil War Story of John H. Westervelt, Engineer, 1st New York Volunteer Engineer ... Our squad consists of Sergt Burton,2 myself and 4 others, and a group of darkies to do the ... Amos Burton, age 37, enlisted in New York City January 11.

  • Sources 
    1. [S201] SFHG ODA Baps Hurstmonceux All Saints 1751-1866.

    2. [S2643] US Census 1850 Amos BURTON.

    3. [S2644] Naturalisation Amos BURTON 1852, (23 Oct 1852).

    4. [S2645] US Census 1860 Amos BURTON.

    5. [S2646] Civil War Service Amos BURTON 1861, Company H, 1st Regiment New York Engineers, Union Army.

    6. [S2938] Amos BURTON Compiled Military Service Records, John Button.

    7. [S2647] Civil War Service Amos BURTON 1865, Company H, 1st Regiment New York Engineers, Union Army.

    8. [S2650] US Census 1870 Amos BURTON.

    9. [S2648] Pension Application Sgt. Amos BURTON 1880, Company H, 1st Regiment New York Engineers, Union Army.

    10. [S2649] US Census 1880 Amos BURTON.

    11. [S17] The Sussex Marriage Index, Compiler: Sussex Family History Group, (2004-2008, Period, 1538-1837).