Allan A. Burton was the former U.S. Minister to Columbia. In 1871, Burton, Douglass and others were sent on an eight week mission to Santo Domingo in what is now the Dominican Republic. The purpose of the trip was to determine the viability of the U.S. annexing a part of the island of Hispaniola. Douglass was sent along in a subordinate role to Burton, who acted as lead secretary, but was still eager to bring America’s newly found freedom and hopeful prosperity to other black populations. In the end, the annexation never took place.
Allan A. Burton died on July 13, 1878 at the age of 58. He was buried in Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster, Kentucky.
Exact Grave GPS coordinates: 37.616041, -84.575914