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.