Tuesday, October 31, 2017

F.N.W. Burton Pay Voucher

© Kathy Duncan, 2017

Isn't this shiny and pretty? It's a War of 1812 pay voucher made out to F. N. W. Burton, aka Frank Nash Williams Burton, on 18 July 1814 for $69.30. Additionally, it shows that he served as Aid to Governor Hawkins.

When Frank Burton's wife, Lavinia (Murfree) Burton, applied for a widow's pension based on Frank's service, she stated that he was an aid to Governor Hawkins. However, she had no documentation. Since F.N.W. Burton could not be found among the North Carolina service records, Lavinia was denied the pension that she needed. Here's her documentation--over 100 years too late.

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