John Burton

Alternate Names
John Robinson (Alternate Name)
Birth Date
Circa 1797 (Born)
Death Date
Circa 1865 (Died)

Company teamster.

Enslaved at the time of his immigration experience. 

"I sent our colored man, John, with some feed grain and provisions to raise something for us to come to. He went as a teamster for a brother with the pioneers. . . They arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley, 1847 . . . . We descended and entered the valley the first of October, 1848. . . . The next day I went south six or eight miles to see some corn that John our colored man had raised." (Joseph Lee Robinson, History of Joseph Lee Robinson, 65, 78)

Appears on the 1850 census as "John Robinson." Incorrectly identified as "John Robertson" in company records, in the Journal History of the Church, and possibly on other records too. 

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