1840, Swannington, Leicestershire, England.
After Burton’s parents emigrated to America, he studied at Beloit College, Wisconsin, graduating with honors.
He served as a Methodist Episcopal minister for a time, then returned to England and entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1865, working chiefly in Lancashire and London.
As of 1911, Burton was living in Charnwood, West Kirby, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
His works include: