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Yancey Lowndes Burton

Yancey Lowndes Burton, business man, was born near Chisholm Ferry, Tallapoosa County, November 6, 1858; son of Jacob Townsend and Mary Jane (Brooks) Burton, the former of Meriwether County, Georgia, the latter of Chambers County; grandson of Jacob and Rachel (Sewell) Burton, of Madison County, Georgia, and of Jefferson and Elizabeth Brooks, and great-grandson of an English emigrant to Virginia; his father was in Co. I, Eighth Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States Army.

Mr. Burton obtained his education in the schools of Lafayette; is a farmer and merchant. He is a Democrat and an Odd Fellow. He was representative from Chambers County in the legislature, 1915.

In 1884, to Fannie Hampton, the daughter of Dr. Hampton Hill and Mary Ann (Jones) Flint, of Monroe County, Georgia.

1. Clyde, m. Harry D. Driver;
2. Linwood Pierce;
3. Evyline Mary.


Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D., Volume III,
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Compnay, Chicago, 1921

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