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    Joel Burton, farmer; P. O. Casstown; born in Miami County April 9, 1826; is a son of William and Elizabeth (Saunders) Burton, who was born in North Carolina, and she in Pennsylvania; they were the parents of nine children, of whom six are now living, viz., Joel; Phoebe, now Mrs. A. J. Shidaker, living in Troy; Martha, now Mrs. D. Griggs, living in Illinois; George, living in Illinois; William, living in Indiana; and John, living in Illinois. Mr. Burton lived with his father until about 22 years of age. In November, 1847, he was united in marriage with Sarah D. Rogers, daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth Rogers. Mr. Rogers was born in Ohio and Mrs. Rogers in Virginia; Sarah coming to Ohio with her parents when only 3 years of age; by this union they have had seven children, viz., Elizabeth, now Mrs. William Simpson; Catharine, now Mrs. C. Lower; John T.; Lewis R.; George W.; Andrew W.; and Flora M. After Mr. Burton's marriage, he followed farming on rented property for two years; then he bought 80 acres of land in Staunton Township, upon which he lived about 3 years; then sold and bought the property on which he now resides; here he has a fine farm of 47 and 1/2 acres, upon which, when he bought, there was a saw-mill, run by water power, which he and his father transformed into a steam power mill; this mill he sold in 1858, bought it again in June, 1875; rebuilt it almost entirely and erected a circular-saw with capacity and conveniences equal to any mill in the county. Mr. Burton is one of those quiet, unpretending, men who desire no political office, or fame in that direction; has been Constable and School Director, and thankful that he has had no other office, desiring to attend to his own business, enjoy his own home and family, dealing honestly and straightforwardly with all men.

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