Aaron D. Burton

                 Goodspeed 1890

Aaron D. Burton, planter, Hollywood, Ark. Nowhere in Clark County is to be found a gentleman of more energy, determined will or force of character than Mr. Burton possesses, and no agriculturist is deserving of greater success in the conduct and management of a farm than he. Born in Newberry County, S. C., on the 16th of may, 1844, he is the son of Robert and Permelia (Boozer) Burton natives of South Carolina, Born in 1816 and 1818 respectively. the father followed agricultural pursuits until his death in 1860. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. their family consisted of eleven children, six of whom are now living: Kay, Aaron D., Robert H., Elizabeth P., (wife of John Wilson, living in Pike county, Ark.), Sarah C. (wife of James Rowland, a planter living in Georgia), and Amelia. The mother emigrated from South Carolina to Arkansas in 1867 and settled in this county. she is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Aaron D. Burton was married in Clark county, Ark., in 1870 to Miss. Martha Malcom, a native of Georgia, born in 1850, and the daughter of Greene and Susan (Street) Malcom. To Mr. and Mrs. Burton were born five children, four now living: Robert, Malcolm, Nora and Thomas. Mr. Burton emigrated from South Carolina to Arkansas in 1866, settled in Clark County, and here he has since remained. In 1861 he enlisted under Capt. J. R. Spearman, of Holcomb Legion, serving some six months, and then enlisting in Company E, Seventh, South Carolina Calvary Regiment under Capt. J. W. Williams; he was in the battle of Williamsburg, White Oak Swamp, and a great many others, and received a gunshot wound in the battle of Cold Harbor, also receiving flesh wounds through both hips. He was with Gen. Lee at the time of the surrender. After the war Mr. Burton engaged in farming again, and is now the owner of 420 acres of good land, with 200 acres under cultivation. in politics he is Democratic, and socially is a member of the A. F. & A. M. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, page 128. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 03.19.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0140.HTM