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QUERY: Wants photo of Granvil Burton

CM couldn't locate a photo of Granvil Burton, but query was reminder of the store of information on his father, Ambrose Burton. Any help for Vicki Burton Amos will be appreciated.
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Vicki Burton Amos writes:
Is there anyway you could try to help me locate a photo of my grandfather, Granvil Burton? He grew up in the Columbia area and was the son of Ambrose Burton. Unlike Ambrose, who seemed to like to have his picture taken, my grandfather must have been terribly camera shy because we have yet to locate any picture of him here in Indiana where he migrated to in the thirties looking for work. I think he always planned to move back but died before his time. He is buried at Bearwallow Cemetery.Thank you for any consideration you may provide.Vicki Burton Amos --Vicki Burton Amos
Thanks, Vicki Amos, for the query. Sorry, we didn't locate a photo of Granvil Burton.
But thanks for a reminder about his father, Ambrose Burton. That great writer, Jason Harmon, sent us an Ambrose Burton photo which you can see at this link (and we're reprinting by popular demand (yours) today: Ambrose Burton's enormous family touched Adair CO, KY, long after his death There's a photo here and one of Jason Harmon's masterpiece stories, which starts with the question: "Is a Gooley Burton just a Burton who is tight with his money?"




We're posting your query in "Reunions" in CM classifieds. Maybe someone will find other photos of this great patriarch of a great line of a great Adair County family. We'd also suggest you peruse the links at the Google Search of CM's files on Ambrose Burton. And there are always the verboten (in CM) YouOughtas: 1) You oughta join the Adair County Genealogical Society. 2) You oughta get learn ask Murrell Burton, 3) You oughta find the researchof E.H. Lepiarczyk, who has perhaps the most detailed and accurate history of the Adair County Burton family this side of Salt Lake City - and maybe better.


This story was posted on 2011-12-08 02:58:50
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One photo of the patriarch Ambrose Burton



2011-12-08 - Adair County, KY - Photo from collection of Jason Harmon. Reprint from CM files, 2005-12-31 - Adair County, KY - Photo courtesy Jason Harmon collection.
AMBROSE BURTON family: Seated, Ambrose Burton and Serena Goodin Burton. The children are, from left: Louetter Burton Cowan, Clem Burton, Sidney Burton and Alvin Burton. "The photo was given to me by George Arnold Burton. He is a great-grandson of Ambrose Burton and grandson of Clem Burton," Jason Harmon says.

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