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Re: Eaton Plantation descendants NC
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I have a copy of the original document from Granville County. He gave this land to Robert Burton "for the love and affection I feel for my son in law" well before his death. There was more than one house on Montpelier. I have diagrams of the sites as well as extensive local history. At any rate, John Williams only had one daughter. She married Col. Robert Burton. They lived at Montpelier all their days. I have a copy of Robert Burton's will dividing Montpelier between his children with the exception of the son that was provided for by his grandfather, Judge John Williams. They also had extensive holdings on the western waters (Kentucky) that were their share of the Transylvania Company settlement. I have traced my family back to this plantation because my ancestors are named in Col Burton's will. I have been there and spoken with the descendants of both families, visited the churches in the area, etc. The house is no longer there. It burned for the second time in the 1990's, but the grave yard is there and both Judge John and Col Burton are buried there. I never refute someone's research because it doesnot agree with mine. There are thousands of documents and more than one side to every story, so why can't both stories be true? There are probably three or four other stories that can be thrown in as well. I thought we were supposed to keep an open mind. By the way, my ancestors were on this land until the last of Col. Robert's children died( those that stayed in the area), about 1906. I hesitate to provide people with the results of my research because of exchanges such as this.
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