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I. The Name and Family ok Barton . . 9 

11. Lieutenant William Bakton . 21 

III. Ensign EleaX^r Barton . . . -19 

IV. Dr. Jacob Barton .... "••* 
V. The Family of Jacob E. Barton . . 9 



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LI S T OF J J, 1. 1 r S TEA TJ ON S. 

William Barton's Fight for Freedom 

From painting by A. M.Willard Fr< 

The Barton Arms .... 

The Barton Crest ..... 
General Willian Barton 
Bible and rable of Lieut. William Barton 
Site of Lieutenant William Barton's Home . 
Site of 0)d Hibernia Furnace 
Book Plate With William Barton's Sword and F 

Barton's Bible .... 

Kettle, Tongs, and other relics of Lieut. William 13 
Margaret Henderson Barton's Spinning Wheel 
Graves of Lieutenant William Barton and Wife 
Congregational Church, Sublette, Illinois 
The .Sublette Public School 
The Zeek Cemetery, Marcelia, X. J, 
Portrait of Eleazar Barton 
The Old Swimming Hole, Bureau Creek 
Site of Eleazar Barton's New Jersey Home . 
Portrait of Lewis Read Barton 
Portrait of Eleazar and Hannah L. Barton . 
Portrait of James and Susan Barton 
Portrait ot Stephen Barton 

Portrait of Daniel Barton .... 
Portrait of Dr. Jacob B. Barton in 1887 
Portrait of Rachel Barton Pratt 
Portrait of William Newton Barfon . 
Portrait of Maria Hastings Barton 
Portrait of Nellie Barton Bastian 
Portrait of Fred K. Bastian 
Esther T. Barton in the Woods at Foxboro . 
Portrail of Dr. Jacob P.. Barton in 1900 . 
Portrait of Helen Methven Barton 
The Sublette Drug Store .... 
Portrait of Rev. Willian; Methven 




Portrait of Mary Sim Methven 

Portrait of Dr. Jacob B. Barton 1888 . 

Dr. facob B. Barten Among his Grandchildren . 

The Children of Jacob B. and Helen M. Barton 

Birthplace of Bruce F. Barton 

Birthplace of Charles \V. and Helen E. Barton 

Portrait of Rev. William E. Barton D.D. 

Portrait of Esther T. Barton .... 

Esthei T. Barton and Hei Children 

Portrait of Lewis Bushnell .... 

Portrait of Elizabeth A. Treat Bushnell . 

Esther T. Barton and her Great-Grandfathers Clock 

Birthplace of Esther T. Barton 

Congregationa' Church, Robbins, Tenn. 

Congregational Church.. Litchheld, Ohio 

First Congregational Church, Wellington, Ohio , 

Shawmut Congregational Church, Boston 

First Congregational Church, Oak Bark 

The Children of Rev. William E. and Esthei T. Bam 

Corner of Study, Jamah a Plain, Boston 

The Parsonage, ( )ak Park. 111. 

The Wigwam, Foxboio. Mass. 

Inside the Wigwam .... 

\\ illiam E. and Esther T. Barton, Silhouette 

Portrait of John and Marietta Treat 

Portrait of George M. Patterson 

Portrrit of Mary Barton Patterson . . . 

Mary Barton Patterson and Daughter Grace 

Portrait of John Jacob Barton 

Portrait of Grace Barton McLaren 

Portrait of Ira Loren McLaren. 



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* h "J" een ; edof P^babie interest to my immediate relatives and 

"indvi;,l7 t0 ?'f lIdren - Me ^-^s,ithasnotbeeuo: 
lamea without much c- »rt and i ;- ,„ - , 

, . u, uuu i jrim u to secure atonre its nrf«,--r 

Vat T 3Rd US «'«gc,nent. In presenting copie< " ,S " 
number of correspondents ,r,' m -. r I'-nuotf 

.,, i rt , f • , , ah -' In "° dl ^-«nt relatives, I uTer no 

fh^I^'h'" ? ke " her . o£coin P , ^n«s or proportion. Such as 

'irceo \Ze)TT ha . t ! tm ?- vbeofse "-ice to some- outside the 
-irele ot ! ho se for whom it is primarily intended. 

I ' n° ,her ? ° nSo1 Ulihani Barton, and 1 am able to pre-n, an 
^ ,ent P.>rtra,t of hin,|,v my friend Mr A. M. WilJd a, U," 

:;;;/;::;:;;;: , ; a : h<,f l ; ii ^ , ' iidr -'- ) ----i. i ha ve incited 

SEX -I ."*, IC ° uldobta,llofo ^'- Ascendents, togethei . 
brief biographical notes of collateral lines 

• Is!lall >gladif thost receiving this 1 k w ill send me forth r 

» nfo ™*'°n on any subjects relating to the Barton or al.i^f! "" 

The stiid.\ 

Firsr Cou.nregational Church 

Oak Park. Illinois, S-.-piemb.-i i. leoo. 

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J""J ARTON was a familiar family name in most, if not all, 
of the American colonies, and the immigrants who 
-.-*•„"' , = bore the name had come from various parts of Great 
Britain. The name moved West with the title ot im- 
migration, and lias been brought over by many 
. - mere recent immigrants, so that it is now found in 

probably every State of the Union. To prepare 
a complete genealogy of this widely scattered 
family would be a task quite beyond the leisure 
of a busy pastor. I have undertaken, however, a 
brief and all too fragmentary account of the de- 
scendants of my own immigrant ancestor, Lieutenant William 
Barton of Morris County, New Jersey adding some information 
winch has come to me concerning oth< r branches of the family, 
and of families which have intermarried with our own. 


The name of Barton is believed to have been derived from bar, 
a barrier or defense, and town, and to mean "defender of the 
town," Some authorities derive it from the Anglo-Saxon berejtiu- 
I'-y. and (tut,i\ plot of ground enclosed by a hedge; hence, in old 
English usage, t he d< mi sue inclosures attached to a manor. 'J lie 

lij Th-si- pr-fitrory |mji- haw b«H-n submitled to Mr. Krlmuni! Mills Barton, 
I .ii'i triad •-' che s i •■ -i '< n Ai I i , ■•■ irian S< •:• ty.Worci ?ti r. Ma??., to whom I am in- 

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former derivation has in its favor the aualogj of other old Eng- 
lish nauii s ending 1 in ton. most of which tire derived from totru. 


Old families of the name of Barton are found in England, 
Scotland and Ireland. Th<- In une • »f the Barton-family w as in the 
large county of Lancashire in the North of England, bounded on 
the west by the Irish sea. and lving near the Scottish border, 
ma! ing it easy for emigrants to find their way into both Ireland 
and Scotland. Most of the Irish Bartons are Protestants, and, 
probably came originally from England. 

The Barton family dates from the 12th century, and take- its 
name from a great manor in Lancashire, The original name of 
the present family was Xottuu, and the present name was ac- 
quired with the estate of Barton through marriage into the fam- 
ily of Grelle. The manor oi Barton had no less than tweut\ sub- 
ordinate tenures, Aspul. Brunsop, Halaehton. Hulton, Haliwell, 
Bright mere. Farnwood, Xorthende, Eccles, Marwinton. \Vork< 
deh, Westwode, YVithington, Xewam, Irwilhatn, Bromihurst 
Hulme, Domplinton. Quickleswicke, and Crompton, a!! of which 
are named in two charters at Trafford, in the reign of Edward 
1. One of these conveys to Robert Grelle and his heirs the entire 
estate, with all its privileges, which of course included the name, 
the deed being executed by John de Barton, "'son and heir of 
Gilberl de Barton, quondam milites," with all the right of dower 
derived from his mother, Cecilia de Barton. The date on one oi 
these deeds is "Apud Mamcestr die Jovis in festo S'ci Barnabi. 
Apli, Anno regis Edwardi quarto." I A. D. 127''.) (l J 

[j\ this transfer 1 lie estate passed to the baronial house of Grelle 
or Gredle, whose daughf* r Editha was endowed with the great 
manor, and became Lady of Barton. She married Gilbert de 
Xetten. fo iiider of the family of Barton. The earlier family of 
I he name, descendants of ( rilbert de Barton, doubtless assumed 
other names. The Bartons have long since disappeared from 
Barton, and the parish registers there show nothing of present 
value to the American inquirer. 

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The use of heraldic devices da'rt-.- 






from the rise of closed armor. The 
Anglo-Saxon poet, Wace, mi utions 
devices woru by Xonnans in the 
latter part of the 12th century, "that 
no Xorman might perish by the 
hand of another." Used at first 
only as badges by all the members 
of an army or detachment, they 
soon developed differentiation, as 
clans and then families adopted 
symbols which were displayed on 
the outside of a coat of mail or on 
the helmet. By the 13th century 
the transmission of arms iron; 
arms of barton of barton. father to son \v,i- a recognized 1'll.S 

torn. At first the armorial devices 
were very crude, but in lime a 
regular system was evolved, and 
the family bearings were emblasoned upon the hauberk, or coat 
of mail, and Idler the helmet crest was added. 
These devices, evoked at first from the exigencies of the battle 
■ field and for simple recognition, came in time to b< matter of 
family pride: and the coal and helmet, hung in the baronial hall, 
adorned with recognized and hereditary marks of service on the 
battle field, attained a derived significance as the family badge. 
From thi-: it was easy to proceed to the use of the same device 
upon the family plan-, and carriage, and to us< the cr< st on the 
family seal, which often was a substitute for, and still accompan- 
ies, the official autograph, as seen in the legal phrase, "hand 
and seal." 

B) the time the science of Heraldry was developed, main fami- 
lies were using coats <<f arms who had no hereditary right to 
them, and there were few records. In 1~>'2$ began the -erics of 
periodical " visitations" by the king's heralds, to rec in! !h in i 

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i 'u ,i :> ! <! a"_-'-i,\ ilin.-H boil i.-' ht-acl* 
.-abl.-. :ir:.'f il or: rv. - . h hoar's 1:< ni 
L'nlc=. <-h";..mI. urini'd urgent : motto, 

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of the gentry. This series oi visitations continued till 1GS0, and 
under it some nedigr* es v ere n corded as late as L704. 

The Barton anus are very ancient. From the time that Gilbert 
de Not tun. who had formerly sealed with a shield of three pales, 
married Editha. Lady of Barton, the family took armorial 1 tar- 
ings from the estate. Whether the earlier Barton family had 
'.!-< i! them or not dees not appear, but the arms of the Xottun 
famih were discarded, and instead the coat employed was of 
thiee boars' heads erected and erased. 

Almost all the earlier coats of arms were "canting"': thai is, 
thev were based upon s< me play upon the famih name. Often 
the pun was very far fetched. ,] The use of the boar's head 
seems to have been suggested b\ the name Barton, quasi Boar- 

The hoar's head is one of the principals of heraldry, and was 
assumed by warriors and huntsmen. Xo chase was moiv excit- 
ing than that of the wild bear; no feast was more merry than 
that of the Yule-tide when the hoar's head graced the table. 
The boar's headciest was a favorite with our Teutonic ancesti is, 
both Scandinavian and German, and it is prominent in literature 
from the lime of Beowulf, in ivhich we read, 

"When we in battle our mail hoods defended, 

When troops rushed together, and boars'-heads clashed." 

The Bartons of Barton us< d their arms for two and a half cen- 
turies before the college of arms was established. By the time 
of the visitations they had become slightly modified. A boar's 
head crest was added, and the motto, "Fide et fortitudine,''- 
"With faith and courage," was added, and the boars' heads no 
longer stood erect. 

In the Lancashire Visitation in b'CT by William Flower. King's 
Herald, the arms shown were, "Argent, 3 boars' heads eouped, 
sable (gul< s), armed or. (argent). Crest, a boar's head, eouped, 
gules, am ied arg< tit." 

This, with the motto "Fide et Fortitudine," stands as the his- 
toric Barton coat of ai ins. 

(1; St?.* th</ article on Hoialdry in th>; Encyclopedia Britaanica. 



Th'- earliest coats of arms had uo crests, bui crests were in 
common use wht-n the visitations began. Difb-r- 
ent Barton families employed different seals 
■ '' % with crests in part as follows, as shown in the 
v y : • v? ''Book of Family Crests." 

"^^iss^ssr Lancaster: A boar's head, couped, gules' 

Motto, '-Fide et Portitudine." 
Lancaster: An acorn or, leaved proper. 
Lancaster: An oak branch, vertical, acorned or. 
Norfolk: A griffin's head erased ppr. Motto, "Fort is et Veritas.' 
Kent : An o\\ 1 proper. 
Norfolk: A dragon's head couped. 

Kent: Auowl argent ducallj gorged or and another purpure. 
Kent: A wolf's head erased ermine, and another erased or. 
Kent: A dragon's head couped or, crowned of the same. 
Besides these and others, there was a Scotch family named 
Bartan or Bartane whose crest was a tent, azure, flag gules. The 
arms of the Burtons were. 1 suppose, originally those of some 
families of Barton. 


At least twenty-eight families of the name of Barton hav< 
registered coats of arms. To give them all would far transcend 
' the purpose of tin-* pamphlet and I have no records which con 
nect our family with any of them. I mention three of these 
families, however, because their arms, while doubtless later, art- 
very early, and two of them were recognized earlier even than 
those of the Bartons of Barton. 

Barton of Wiienby, Yorkshire, (also spelled Borton). Th< Visi- 
tation of Northern Counties by Thomas Tongue, 1530, shows the 
following arms: ''Quarterly, T. IV, Argent, on a fess gules three 
annulets of the first, the center one enclosing a crescent; II. Id f. 
Gules, three lions rampant in bend argent between two cotises of 
t he second and azure. 


Barton of Smith ells, Lancashire. The Visitation of ]'>'<:' 
shows the arms from which are derived those of the Barton?; of 
Stapletou, as contained in Burke's Commoners, iv, -105. "Ou a 
f, •: , between three bucks' heads or, a martlet gules, between two 
acorns leaved ppr. Crest, An acorn or, leaved vertical. Motto, 
"Crescitur eultu." 

This family lived in Notinghamshire. Their ancestor had been 
a merchant and dealt in fheep. He built ,£ a fair stone house"' at 
Holme near Newark, and "a fair chapel." In the window of hi- 
housc was {In- mot to. 

"I thank God and ever shall, 

It is the shcepe hath paid for all." 

No Bartons now live at Smithelis. The family ceased there in 
1689, and the parish register begins in lsOl. 

Barton of Cawton, a branch of the Bartons of \\ henby, Yisi- 
tation by William Dugdale, 1G65. .Anns of the Bartons of 
Wheuby, with "crest of a wolfs head argent, a crescent gules for 


The following references to printed pedigrees in Great Britain 
are from The Genealogist's Guide, London 1S79, j). 81. 

Bahton Surtees Socitty xxxvi. 124. Burke's Commoners (of Stapletou Park) IV 
40:>, Landed Gentry, 2. 8, I. :>: (of Thrextorj Hous. I Landed Gentry. S^upp. 3. 4. 5: (of 
Grove 2. 3, 4. :>; (of Clonellyi 2, 3, 4. .': (of t » » - • Waterfootj 2, : J ,. 4. 5: (of Straffan) 2. 
3. 4, 5: i of Glen lalnugti i 2, 3. 4, a: iof Greenfortj 4. supp. •">: (of RdcIh rtmvn) •-'. 3, 
J. Miscellanea Getiealojnca et Heraldica. new series, i. !T4. Foster's Visitation- 'if 
Yorkshire 5, 133, 1S2. Clietham Society, Ixxxi 21, 57; xcv, S7. Foster's Lancashire 
I'.. ',;_•(■••"-. Dickinson's History of Southwell, 2d Ed. !70. Ilamshire Visitation . 
printed by sir T, Philli:.;»s, 3: Whitak.>r's History of Whailey, ii, 319. Abram's 
Hi-t iry o f Blackburn, 2o2, ".02. < >:ii"rod's Cheshire, ii. ', l*). 

To Use f< r.-goini.' I add. Visitation of Leicester. 1010, pp. S3, 10r>, 200. Visinoion of 
No'. •!•(] nu-li:;-'. K>','i ii;n )10 Its. 2!Mj-"i . Lanea-iiir.; Visitation, I.Vm 2S, f'4. bm:a- 
shire !•::■. '<. 30. (n fore^oim:' see also BooMi. U l cliffe and Ash'.on. Also 1): .:■! il-'s 
\'i- !■. •;>.;: of 1005, an ! Visits ti ins of Notimjhaiii-hire and Yorkshire. Also "Ii iri tl 
in W.-:Miii:is f .<-i- Abbey," for Sani'iel Barton, J). I>. J. 1'. 15. and others. 


Barton of Smith ells. Lancashire. The Visitation of ] o33 
shows the arms from which are derived those of the Bartons of 
Stapleton, as contained in Burke's Commoners, iv, -105. "On a 
fesst between thi-eo bucks' heads or, a martlet gules, between two 
acorns leaved ppr. Crest, An acorn or, leaved vertical. Motto, 
"Crescitur cultu." 

This family lived in Xotinghamshire Their ancestor had been 
a merchant and dealt in >heep. He built "a fair stone house" at 
Holme near Xewark. and "a fair chapel." In the window of his 
house was the motto, 

"I thank God and ever shall, 

It is the sheepe hath paid for all." 

Xo Bartons now live at Smithclis. The family ceased there in 
1889. and the parish register begins in 1*01. 

Barton of Cawton, a branch of the Bartons of Y\ henby. Visi- 
tation by William Dugdale, 1065. Arms of the Bartons of 
Wheuby, with ••crest of a wolf's head argent, a crescent gules for 
different ." 


The following references to printed pedigrees in Great Britain 
are from The Genealogist's Guide, London 1.S79, p. 31. 

Bakton Surtees Society xxxvj. 124. Burke's Commoners (of Stapleton Park) IV 
-in:.. Landed Gentry, 2. :>,. I. r>: (of Threxton House) Landed Gentry. 2snpp. 3. I.5:i of 
Grove 2. 3, 4. :,; (of Clonellyi 2. 3, 4. 5: (of the Waterfootj 2, 3. -J, o: (of Straff an) 2, 
3. 1, 5: i of Glen laloughi 2, :'.. 4, 5: iof Greenfort) 4, sit pp. 5: (of RucIk -: nvi 2. 3. 
I. Miscellatn-a (..■n-;il.i:-ii .-i et Heraltlica. ne« series, i. 174. Foster's Yisita i • ■.- oi 
Yorkshire 5,133, 1S2. » hethani Society, lxxxi. 21, 57; xew ST. Foster's Lancashire 
l'.'ilijr.-. -. Dickinson's History of Southwell, 2d Ed. 170. Hamshire Visitariot , 
printed by Sir T. I'hillipps, '■': Whitaker's History of Wh alley, ii, 31H. Abram ■ 
Hit >ry o* Blackburn, 2;<2. :•''!. Omerod's Cheshire, ii. ;4!i. 

'i'o the f r.-g litiij i add. \ isitation of Leicesti r. I'il i, pp. S3, Um, 20D. \ i-v ion f 
:<■,-. •_■::■, mshii -.!-'' U)\ t HO IfS. 2W-'. . Lanea-hire Visitation, tat,', 2S, IV4. Lanca- 
shire l.V«. '■'. 30. In for.'iroiiiL' see also Koch. Ha cMffe and Ashton. Also l>: jd*l-'s 
Vi-itatioii of l'rtl?. a 1 Yi.-itati-»ns of Sot iti^han. -hire and Yorkshire. Al-o "l»n ial 
in V ■- minster AbbiM ," [or S imu.d Barton, i). H. d. V, l.j. and others. 



My knowledge doe? not enabh me to connect our family, or 
any of the American Burtons, with au> of the earlier Bartons of 
Great Britain. So oit! a family could but b» widely scattered, 
and the American Bartons are descended from many original an- 

A sketch of Clara Barton, written b\ her grand niece. Myitis Will 
mot Barton, begins in this interesting way: "The story goes that 
toward the end of the sixteenth century (here lived in Lancashire 
five brothers, who decided that not only was Lancashire too small, 
but England not quite large enough, to hold them all; so one 
went to Ireland, and from him come the Bartons of Grove; an- 
other wended his way to the land of the canu\- Scots, where in 
time the name became changed to Partem: a third crossed over to 
France, where his descendants bear the name of Bartin: ;■ fourth 
settled in southern England, under the name of Burton; and, 
after fifty years, the younger son of that Barton who remained in 
the old home, one Marmadiike by name, was seized with the 
wandering spirit of his race, and. coming to America within a 
dozen years after the lauding at Plymouth, founded the family 
of which Clara Barton is the brightest light. Thus she comes 
from a race of sturdy pioneers and volunteer soldiers; the very 
name I arton in the Anglo-Saxon means 'defender of the town.'" 

The Outlook, Jan. '.'.-,. js'jtj. 

Whether this is historical or matter of tradition, it is certain 
that Bartons with strong family resemblance have come to Amer- 
ica from England, Scotland and Protestant Ireland, ft i- quite 
impossible to trace 1 them to a single line of descent. Indeed, it 
is evident that before this migration referred to, the Bartons had 
been pushing out from Lancashire for three hundred years. 

Lieut. Bernard Barton Vassall, of Worcester, Mass.. win; had 
collected much material for a Barton genealogy, and whose la 
rneuted death cut short Ins plan, wrote: 

"As early as 1050 there were at least four s< parale heads of 
families located in Vmerica. Christopher Barton had come to the 
West Tnde<and set tied in Virginia: Roirer Barton had purchased 


land d' t!i<- Hutch in New York and locate;] at Rye. New York, 
and his descendants are found today iu New York and Connec- 
ticut - Kill us Barton bad s< ttled at Warwick, Rbode Island, from 
whom many of the Rhode Island Bartons arc descended; and 
Marmaduke Barton had become prominent in Essex County. 
Massachusetts. In addition to these, there were separate fami- 
lies. Edward, (who may have been a sun of Marmaduke). was in 
Exeter, New Hampshire, iu 161-1: Col. Thomas Barton was in 
Salem. Mass.. in 1710: James Barton was in Newton. Mas-., in 
l'liN Rev; Thomas Barton was in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 
about 1700. The Bartons in this country today are probably de- 
scendeJ from more than twenty immigrant ancestors." 



The following fragmentary notes may be of service to re pre 
sentatives of other branches of the Barton family. 

Massachusetts Bam ox s. James Barton, lnS8. of Nev ton. was a rope m iker. h.t-J 
a good estate, d. 1729 aged 3G. By wife, Margaret, he had Margaret, Job... li - '. ind 
other* s •■• Ja< kson's Hist, of Newton, p. 237. The Salem Bartons desc-nd-Hl from 
-jr.jJhn Barton, who came to>Vw England, L>i72. See Heraldrie Journal IV 3<>-l32 
Essex ( o. Hist. Coll., xxvii. l$ii-7. America Heraldic:) 1 IS. See also History ot Ox- 
ford, Ma-;?., and special articles on Clara Barton in Encyclopedias, various majia 
Kines for IV.'9. These Bartons are descended from Samuel of Oxford, Ma*». 

Joshua Barton cairn to LeicHS*.-r from OxforJ.172.): moved to sp-t.o i 1737. 

phineas. Caleb, b >tli from Oxford to Leicester. 

William, b. Eugland. came to America before Ittf.i. soldier in Indian and French 
\\ irs. d. Leicester 1702 Washburn's History oi Leicester, 3445: Draper's Hi ' speti- 

c :-.lV:. 

Samuel, one of the original settlers of Sutton. Benedict" a Hist, of Sutton, p. :■■■■. 
See. also Barry's Hist. Framingham, I7t>. 

Robert Calif of Boston, son of Robert, famou- as the opponent of Cotton M ili-r 
in the witchcraft trials, m. D c 23, VW. Margaret, daughter of James Barton of 
Watertown. Muss. Her p irents j.d\*- them a •• arehouse on Barton's wharf, li >-*•»•»- 
The) ha'.Uamt.-, Elizabeth. Ann, Margaret. 

Maine Haktons. Asa Barton came to Norway. Me., iu lb2>;, publish* i •-o.rf'.iril 
<>..-, T-.r.' l.apfcanVs lli.-t. Ni rway. Me . irjii.aiid Bethel, Me.. 474. 

Ni:v. )i..M' ~nr'.f. B.u:ti>> -. I. Ueel, Benjamin aud 1'et. : Button, brother-*, from 
Sutton, Muss . moved to Croydon, N. II.. daring the Revolution, Bezai. • •! v., , ,.. 
of the patriots < ho di-p.-i- >d the Massachusetts legisl itnre. See Croydon ( • it- n- 
Dial, pp. 73-7. Hi t. ol Newport.. N. II.. pp. 2945. 

VE'.OIoNf Baktox*. S ■■•• i i ••' ''■ ■ '■'• Vt - 

Conxecticxt Baktoxs. See A "nil-' : i ■;■■'- Middlesex Co. p. -I.".'. liir,:..-,'- 
1 nritan S.-tl lers of ' o; ■■'ti< at. etc. 



Khoue Island Bai:ton-=. Rufr.s Barton of Provid 'nee 'I-i fioia N. V., mJ th 
fi'.-;vei'utioii of the Dutch and -■■<!< A. 1610. at Portsmouth. R. I II- !•,. < !. - ■.:.' . -n , 
Ben.] .niiMi. Ma! :,•• • »:..! .Tilers Se ■ Austin's I; . I. I leu. Die. •.'"-.). A n-rir. - Am :• 
II. See alsosp, cial articles on G< n. William Burton. 

New s . ji:k Baktons. Roger Barton was a considerable landed proprietor under 
the Dutch in New Netherland a= early a= Dil>. His s >n was vi earl) -•••!• r of Rye. 
Raird's Hit. of Rye,2Pii. 

Mi. C. A. Rnu.hil of Brewster. N. V..ha- compiled from public records the fi How 
ii j data c mceniiruj the family of Roger U >rton. 
V<ii. Ai.'-, !*■ Lease. Rev. Eve: in! > B gard is to Roger Barton. 
l'.fii. June In. Recorder of Brookhaven, I.. I. 
l'.< 5. Ala:-. 1. Deputy at General A =sembly from Brookhaven. 
IM»;. May 21. At Brookhaven idered summoned by Gov. Nieo'.l*. 
1M>7. Witness to a deed a" Rye. 

1>;53. "Sr..'* aged i!0, deposed as to a riot, tov :i of Westchester. 

1701. Menti >ned a- former owner of tinct of land a: Ry< . 

17.r,"i. Sheriff, Wtstchi ster County. 

IT •-.). Captain of company of men from Westchester of which Noah Bartoti 

was 1st Li -lit. 
IT-:'. Sept. 22. Pat- ntee, v. ith Col. t'eartree.c! .if. at East Chester. 
1710. In list of inhabitants given as a»ed U. 

id. -Mr.."" aged 11 

1731. Mar. IS. Magistrate of Westchester. 

Thorn.™ T.ut. u of Rye. in his will dated Sept. 1713. mentio: - his brothers William 
and Jos >ph. his sister Rachel and his father Joseph. 

Joxtl -lint .. in his will dated 17<;2, he then of Dutches.^ i o.. New \~otk, nvhith. r 
bj the wa\ many of the families <•( Rye. Westchester, Greenwich, ttc went at oi 
about that tin. t>, mentions sons Ben jam in, K!igo\ , Wiliiam, Jot. ph. Lev. i-. Caleb, 
Roger, and datiL'hti r- Millicent. Sarah. Rachel. and grandson Joseph, son of J5en.i<upir.. 

!• also Bolton's Westchester Co. II 350; N. V. Gen. an ! Biog. R ■„-. III *.'. 

Barton, < aleb, of Stanfordville. b. 17.V3, d. 1527. married Damaris Hull). Am erics u 
Ancestry. I! p. 7. See N. V. G. n. Biog. Re< . III. 80: V. 147. Bolton's We-:, h. ■;• i 
Co. 11.3-0. 

Pennsylvania Babtoxs. See Pa. Mag. XIV,2l4, also biographies oi Dr Benj. 
Smith Barton, Rev. Thos. Barton and others. 

New Jeu«ey Baktons. Count) historie; and Force's "American Archives" show 
Bartons previous to or during the Revolution, in Monmouth, Sussex and Hunterdon 
Counties, N.J . 

Yikcinia Bautons descended from Rev. Thomas Barton of Lancaster, Pa., b. ; :i 
Monaghan. Ireland, 17*). d. in S>« York, May 25, 1730. (Set- American Ancestr) 
Vol. 9, j) l-' ; . also Appleton's I ". r. ; . -<f American Biography.) 

Pa ■ id \» '•■ iker. trratuNor of I' v . Thonii-.s -the Marshall> p. •.' •' . 

I;. mm !- Baktons. Rev. Titus T. Dm • •..>>. Granby. Ma -.. Feb. P. !>•' . a ■ '.•■; 
in the n- . .o.'i >,i. grad. Dartmouth. 17W, in. Mrs. Puth Ii. Wood. dai:. of s* ph. 
Iluse of > Hthu.'ii. \!a--.. move.i to Teunesse • in 1517. and in i-r. to Iliii <n- .\ b\ i< f 
a conn' of !he family ha^ been |)i inted b\ Rev. Charles 3. Barton •! J a kso ilk-.ttx 
olrli ■ i livi ip :'-..■ in i'e ,it' Illinois college. ThU. ftn. iiy i- <i. tin'-r from tie Illinoid 
Bartons descended from Kl-a ■ ir, =on of Li-u: . Wiliiam Barton. 

MrsrEi i > v ':■.[•-. See -.['. a- ■•• (..-... oi. t, for th : iiniiii ■ ■ I R i j lie in of W>ir« iek, 
R. I.:." .:.:<:- : ,a < !-...: ; !>J1 -. .'a:..-- o! N. ■.■■..: Y . la ns .f M i . 


\ i : - v of Sal in: St "phvn of Bristol: I'll n; is of M ;■--.;.! !n of S;il-->iJ!.arj'.! iinfu? 
.,f Pmvidfiici?. S*>e al- .Whitman *■:■■■ 1J3. A i«r. Ancestry. II. TJX, I •■.''> i ixn ;'■ 
M, hall.Oen 2ot;.3o3. X. En-. Hist, and G*n Kt?c. Ill 213, M7. Baciv r > si 

l. Ml ]7 

Sh Hoiton's 1'm'i-:: itits to America, p...- 3"3. tor Pavton. CJiri U \ h r, : :i th< 
- I ip Li;-. ' uiu >i».Tch;i ; to: Virginia. Jas. Cook. ( omnia nd-r. Oe;. 3. KJT'.t. (jariuu. 
!•- ...I-. Shi j> Evp^ctaeion. I orneiins Billin«$> mrih to Providence Ajiri! 1 '. Vi}7>, p 
B ii ' • • . ■' .' ■ '■ . i r ; the. K Ich. \S"-> t and Susan, for New England, I; iiph Parker. 
< oMiiuan ' •■!■. March 12, V " -. p. 34S. 

I <>r :■'•'. ; ., hies oi ij.d hi . !-■ se>' Appleton's Cyd > oi A m ■ ricai Bi • / . "\\ Ii •'- 
Who in. America." etc., N.- : ':::i yclopedia of Biography, Laini Co lop 
Bioir., Dictionary of Am Authors, etc. 


When I became interested in my great grandfather's Revolu- 
tionary service, a dozen or more years ago. I had no thought thai 
there probably had "been more than one William Barton who was 
a Revolutionary soldier. 1 readily found accounts of Gen. William 
Barton of Rhode Inland, and claimed him; and learning that hi> 
wife, Rhoda Carver, was a descendant of John Alden. 1 rejoi e i 
in d< scent from the Mayflower. My father and uncles insi te i 
that their grant! fat her was a lieutenant. [ attribute:! their state- 
ment to the fact that Geu. William was a lieutenant colonel 
when he captured Present t and became most widely known, i 
discovered soon, however, that my own great grandmother wa> 
Margaret Henderson, and that there must hare been at least two 
William Bartons. 

When. th< refore, I found a William Barton of Xe'.\ Jersey, who 
during most of the war was a lieutenant, 1 was at rest, an ! not 
at all disturbed that later he became a captain. It was i< ng be 
fore I discovered my mistake, and 1 believe that a pari of the 
record which is given under hi.s name b ilougs to 'ny i.-un wm es- 
tor. But ;ti length I found that he, too, was am th< i man, but 
not until i had placed on record ray supposed d< >e 'tit IV in l'iJs 
one With great labor I have endeavored to untangle in} own 
ancest >r, and with only partial success As present inten - ; in 
geiM al« igy in Amer ea centers about the Revel uti< >n. ! give ! ; i • re 
sull of my investigation. In some cases where con si I- lab! i \ 
pense attended J< investigation 1 haw ;_..!,. onl\ far; '•■ • 


be .sure thai the man named was distinct from th< rest: but in all 
eases which seemed to bear on my own inquiry I have made the 
Idlest possible investigation 

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1, General William Barton of Rhode Island. 

>'.. Warren, R. I., May 2(5. 174^; d. Providence, Oct 22, 1801. Ih 
j... \r.r. 2*\ 1771, Rhoda Carver, b. 174:', d. Dec. 15, 1841! dan. .it 
Josepl Can cr i f Bridge water, Mass. He captured Gen. Present, 

July 10, 1777, for which he received .• 
swoid and ihe thanks of Con ress 
Sketches of his iife are id be found in 
the encyclope li is, and in a quaint ikili 
hi graphy by Mrs. Catherine K. Wii- 
iiams, Providence, lS-:>9. 'i I . ■: Overt >r 
Mouse where !.. made his fain i ■ 
capture stn! stands near Xcwp< r, !< 
I. He [jei formed this fe it b\ taking 
pi '. >- mi n in whale i >oa. . ae.n -. c the 
hay, and seizing the general in i: ; - bed. 
the dnoi of his room btinjj hn '■: n in 
hy the head of Col. Barton's negro 
-J servant. His descent from Rufus Bar- 
'\ V.- ' - 5 . ton of X. y. is contained in Austin's 

; '; -'i I ,. r . ; '-' J "Ancestrv of Thirty-three Rhode Is- 
.I|f !•• { ! '-'.V Ianders,1880." His wife, Rhoda Carver, 

'i- ;> was descended from fchn Alden of 

the Mayflower. He purchased a town- 
ship in Vermont, where a toun i- 
named foi hirn, but a suit concerning the title to a part of it result ti 
in a judgment against him fur costs, and he was detained for 14 
year-, nf>iriinal! y a prisoner for debt, till 1824. when La! ; 
visiting Amvrica and 'earning oi it, paid the judgment with* m his 
knowledge und set him free. Whittier's indignant poem, "The 
Prisonei fur Debt," is said in have been suggested b\ his experi- 
ence. His rank was Colonel of Continental troops, and Brig. 
( leneral of Rhode island militia. 
2 Captain William Barton of the Artillery Artificers. 

This man might be catalogued from Ma achi ■ , where hi 1 

;„;,,!■ T,,,- War, from P •rtinsvi van ia. in whose regiment ' ', 




or from Connecticut, with whose troops he was enrolled. He was 
commissioned Capt. Lieut. Dec. 2, 1776, in Capt. Wingate New- 
man's Co., Col. Flowers' regt. "Artillery Artificers." He bei i i 
captain of the same and served till 17fi2. While ttie Artiricers were 
counted a Pennsylvania regt. this man and his son i No. 8; with, oth rs 
eniistinu from Connecticut, were credited to and paid b\ that State. 

...ting from Connecticut, wen 
rfe died about L793. See "Connecticut in the Revolution," p '29 

William Barton of the Artillery Artificers. 
Private and son of thi . hove, has service recorded in same place, 
but with, additional information on file in the Pension orifice at 
Washington, Feb. 5, 1833, he applied for pension. He stated that 
his father had been dead "about -l' 1 years;" that he had lived a; 
Springfield, Mas?., prior to the War, am' was then living, aged 70. 
at Cairo, Greene Co., N. V. His first enlistment was fur two y< irs, 

ie war, ani' \uis men living, ageu .v. 
His first enlistment was fur two yt irs, 
nit he served til! 1 7 V '_'. 

His wiie Clarissa, in. Feb. 11, 1790i applied for pension in 1855, 
nd received ISO acres of land. In her application she states that 
or husband died at Chatham, Conn., July 15, 1849. 

4. William Barton of Falmouth, Mass. 

Private, Capt. Nicholas Blaisdel's Co. Col. Wigglesworth's regt., 

5. William Barton of Hampshire Co., Mass. 

Enlisted July 1, 1778. disc. Dec. 31, 1778. Capt. Enoch Chapin's Co. 
Col. Jacob ' .< rrish's regt. 

6. William Barton of Massachusetts. 

Private, Capt. Abraham Tyler's Co. Col Thos. Poor's regt. Enlisted 
Feb. 1779. Possibly identical with No. 5. 

7. William Barton of Berkshire Co.. Mass. 

Private Capt. Daniel Brown's Co. Col, Miles Powell's regt. [ulv 23, 
1779, Sept. 1, 1779. 

8. William Barton of Raymond, Mass. 

Enlisted at Raymond, but resided at Falmouth, and possibly iden- 
tical with 4. Served in several companies from }.'.n. 1,1777, when he 
enlisted for 3 years to expire Jan. 1, 1780. 

The Massachusetts soldiers above are recorded in "Massach isetts 
Soldiers and Sailors of thi Revolution," pp. 74*2-3. This is the 
most complete of all State records of the kind, and the large num- 
ber of nana"- which it contains makes it very probable that similar 
completeness in other States w< jld show other soldiers of tea 
name. It is possible that '« and 7 mav be identical. 

posstolc that i> and 7 may be ident 
William Barton of Georgi; 


From the Secretary uf State of Georgia I learn that the re ords of 
his office show the services of Willab) Barton, Barnett Bai ton and 
William Barton from that State. 


10. Fifer William Bartou of Pennsylvania. 

He was a member of "The Guards, kept up in the Bouro igl I 
Lancastei for preserving the peace of the Bourough, keeping tm 
prison.: rs in order and protecting the maga/me. etc., and his n ime 
is borne on the records at Washington as a fifer. 

1 i. Private William Bartou of Now Jersey. 
The New Jersey records simplv show him as a member of Cap'. 
Win 15. Gilford's Co. 3rd N. 1. rect., commanded b\ Col. 1 has 
Dayton 2d. Estab. The Washington records arc confused, and 
give two different dates [oi his enlistment both different still Mom 
the New Jersev date He was missing April 10, 1 m", ana there •■ 
no further record that enables us to identify him. 
12. Capt. William Barton of the First New Jersey. 

The War Department at Washington lias furnished me with tin 
following concerning one, and possibly more than one. Capt. V\ m. 
barton of New Jersey. 
"It is shown by the records that one Win. Barton served as an 
-officer of the 4th New Jersey Regiment (2d establishment 1.." ■ 
commanded bv Colonel Eph'raim Martin, Revolutionary \\arHis 
name first appears on the pay-roll for the month oi Apr:. 1 , 
-Captain Abraham Lvon's company, with the rank of second <m (ten- 
ant. [The records of the adjutant general at 1 teuton showrtiat he 
was commissioned ensign of the 4th battalion, Nov. 2eth, 1. ,b.\ 1 he 
mister roll [or Mav, 1777, bears his name with the rank of en ign, 
commissioned Nov. 28, 177rt, wit! remark: 'Promoted to be^d 
iicut Feb is 1717.' He is borne on subsequent rolls to Nov, l.n s 
as second lieutenant. He was appointed first lieutenant, Nov. 1, 
1111 in Captain Holme's company, and is borne on rolls of that 
company (sometimes designated as Lieut. Barton's Company) w 
lanuar\,'l11'-», as first Ii< utenant.with remark on rod for March, I m 
: .-'ick absent;' on the roll for April, 1778, with remark, 'bicic at \ ailej 
For-e;' on roll for Sept.. 1778: 'Absent on furlough; and on rolls for 
Dei" 177* and Jan., 1770, with the same remark. His name also ap- 
pear* on the rolls of the field and staff of the regiment from August 
1778, to January, 1779, with remarks on rolls for December and Jan- 
uary, showing him absent, sick. 

•Mi is also shown by the records that one (probably the samel 
Wm. Barton served as an officer of the 1st New Jersey Regiment 
'od'e'stablishutent 1777 83', commanded b> Coionial Matthias Og- 
cVn ' ou the pay-roll of Captain Mead's' Company oi that regi- 
ment, io- the month of February, 1779, he is borne as lieutenant, 
and his name also appears on the muster roll ot the field am: stat 
of the regiment for the month of February, 1779, ivith the grad. of 
lieutenant, 'commi sioned Nov. 1,1717.' His name a'.soappears 
on the rolls of the compatiN with rank as lieutenant and nr-i lieu- 
tenanl to July, 17*0. and on subsequent rolls of the field ana 


stall Hi the regiment to May, 1782, as quartermasn r. c ■ • 
sioned July 8, 1780; on roll for October, 1779, on furlough; on tin 
rolls for the period '": m May to July, 1780, 'Sick, absent;' and '-;j 
rolls from July, 1781, to May, ,7 V 'J, 'On recruiting sen :c< . His 
namt does not app< ir on subsequent rolls. 

"A return of the ofnc r> if the 1st New Jersey Regiment, in service 
Janu y (i, l7 -, '>, >! ... - Win. Barton, lieutenant, with remarl : '1 ime 
of service February 1, 1777, to August 1. 1780,' and William Bart :.. 
quartermaster, with remark: 'Time ol service. Mch. 11, 178o. ;. 
August 1, 1780.' His name also appears with the rank oi i iptain 
li t - f t'\ ofrici '- of the New [ersey line 'as they stan-l 
ci ! imissioned this 14th of June, 1782." 

"It is a!s > shown by the records that one Wm. Barton served as >. 
captain .A the 2d New Jersey Regiment, commanded by Colonel 
Elias Oayton. His name appears on the roil of the 8th company, 
for the month of bine. 1782, v, hich reports him captain, commis- 
sion* 1 Dccembei 27, 1781, absent with leave, and he is b me on 
subsequ >nt rolls to February. 1788, the last roll on which his name 
appears. On the roll for November, 1782, he is reported absent 
with leave: and un i >!1 for January, 1788, 'Fur!: nigh Jerse-. .' " 

Through the courtesy of Gen. \Vm. S. Stryker.New U:rr\. 1 am 
able to add the following facts. He had part In. Sullivan's expe- 
dition against the Indians in 1779, and his diary, covering Mav 31 
to ( >ctober9 of that year is in the library of the'N. J. Hist. Socletj 
of Newark. He was present at the surrender of Cornwaliis. He 
was transferred from the 4th to the 1st in 1778 and the N. J. 
records seem to s' .v thai he continued with the lit regiment 
ti!! th it close of the War. He was an origina member of the Cin- 
cinnati and attended its meetings in 17*:>, (5, 7. 'J and 9*. His 
eldest son, Gilbert, succeeded him in that society in 180K, and died 
iS'_'. His third son, Joseph L., succeeded him in 1812, the second 
son having died wit: • " admission. He has no living des end int 
in the Cincinnati. His fourth son was George, of whom i have no 
record, and he had a daughter Sarah. His wife Meribah and I : - 
mother Isabel survived him. His will was dated at Mi mm 
1802, in which year he died. He received a grant of land in Kn in 
Co., Ohio. The records of this grant are in Vol. 1, p. 121 of U.S. 
Military patent- in Ohio, W ashington band Office. 
13 William Barton of the Now Jersey Militia. 
Of him I shall have occasion to v. rite at length, quoting in this pia< e 
only .! e <>'.','•( i d reo >rd of the Ad jti tan c General of New Jersey that 
the Wiiiiam Barton here referred to, wl o was distinct from all ll ■:■ 
foregoing twelve, "served as a Minute Man in the Monmouth 
County, N'ev. ( • • r • \ Militia, during the Revolutionary War." 

11 Private- William Burton of NVw Hampshire. 
T!ie records i i the War Department rep rt hiro a< Pri\ate in 
Capt. Benjamin Sias' Co., Coi. Gilman's regt N. H. militia. En- 
listed Dec. '■'>. 17 7 •>. Tiir.i it; si ; vice, '■'< mos, 11 da vs. 



1") Fifer William Barton of Wilton, Xew Hampshire. 

Possibly identical with the above. Enlisted for 3 years April s . 
1777, in Capt. Isaac F rev's Co., 3rd N. H. rest., commanded i>\ 
Co!. Alex. Scaminell; m-omoted Fifer Julv 1, 177*; died in service 
Auz. 1. 1778. 







It is little wonder that the foregoing men are more or less 
mi>:ed,aud it is not at all impossible that some one of the above 
includes more than one man's service, or that there are others of 
the name whom 1 have not found. 

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Lieutenant William Barton came from England shortly be- 
fore tbe Revolutionary War. ami. at its close, made his home in 
Pequanuoek township, .Morris County, New Jersey, where his 
children were hum. and where he died, December 27. l v 3. 

Morn.-;. County was formed from a part of Hunterdon Co. in 
178S-9. It was noted in early days for its iron mines, which are still 
in operation, and William Barton, in clearing his large [arm. pro- 
duced charcoal, which he sold at the furnaces. 

As early as 1713 small furuaees were established in Morris 
County. These were latt-r operated by "The London Company" 
and managed by John Jacob Faesch. These were the leading in- 
dustry prior to the Revolution, and a much needed - mree of 
supply dm ing the \\ ar. 


Pequannock township is nann d from the Pequannock tribe el 
Indians. U is the largest town-hip in the county, being 10 miles 
long by 13 wide. The surface is much broken. Green Pond on 
the summit of a mountain is a picturesque body o f water, and near 
it William Barton made his home. A famous swimmer himself . 
he and his sons and his grandsons found joy in this clear, cool 
sheet of water; and my father has often told me of his frequent 
dreams, , fter removal to the prairies of Illinois, of the chestnuts 
of New Jersey and the clear, b autiful water of Green Pond. 

Of the early life of my greai grandfather 1 know very little, 
and that little is derived from tradition. Even in an honest fam- 
ily, tradition.while faithful tocertain general truths.varies wideh 
from exact fa< t. I give what is preserved, which is the most i sad 
information now available. 

William Barton's father is believed to have been named -him. >' 
Barton. All our traditions assert that he was a British soldiei m 
the French and Indian War and killed in Braddock's d« fi aUuly 
9, 1755. 1 have no data beyond this. An incomplete list of ofli 
cers and men killed in this battle is given in the Gentleman's 
Magazine foi August 1755. and copied in the Memoirs of the 
Historical Society oi Pennsylvania Vol. V. It does aoi contain 
the name of Barton. The British War office has no record for 
that war, and no muster rolls of any war before J.7H9. The Stah 
and Pension offices at Washington have no records that assist 
this inu.uirv.and if there were any at Richmond. Va.,they were dt 
stroved in the Civil War. It is possible that he was killed in 
some other battle with the French. The important thing is 
that he came to America as a soldier against the French and 

died here. 

Mv uncle Stephen write-. -'Grandfather was born iv. England 
and brot) er James, who remembers grandfather, says he was liv- 
ing in England with a sister much older, at the time of the baUl< 
of°Monongahela. Grandfather knew thai his father was in the 
Braddock Expedition, and that his sister numied a man named 
Clay, and this was a1)Out all he knew to a certainty." This sister 
is believed to have come to America and to lur e inairii d in Vir- 


g'inia, where she bore children and died. I have been unable as 
vet to trace her connection with the- Clay family there. 

William Barton was born October 21, 1751, ami died Dee. 27, 
1829. My uncle Stephen believes him to have beer, born near 
Whitehaven, England, but my father has a distinct impression 
that his family was among the Protestant refugees in Ireland and 
that he was hern there. I find that the regiments under Brad- 
<!< •'. were called Irish regiments, though composed of Seots and 
English as well as Irish. Father say- that William Barton never 
liked to admit his Irish birth. He was almost certainly not born 
at Whitehaven. The parish registers of St. Nicholas begun in 
IG93 and those of Holy Trinity begun in 17'2l do not show the 
name of Barton. 

All our traditions agree thai William Barton grew up with a 
love fur the land in which his father was buried. When a youth 
of about sixteen he enlisted in the British army. As he is said to 
have served six years in the British army, he probably spent two 
years or more in service in England. That he was drafted into 
the service is not known, but for some reason he looked upon his 
enlistm -et as an injustice. In 1771. probably, he left England, 
and arrived in Boston in June with one of the tour regiments 
commanded by Genera! Thomas Gage. Of his life in Boston no 
account is preserved exc< pt the fact that he participated, but with 
little le-art. in the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill, and that 
he found himself in growing sympathy with the colonial cause. 

Of those anxious m mt-ks when the strained relations l.v tween 
the colonies and the crown were bringing on the war, and 
thence on till he found himself doing his duty as it then .-■ emed. 
though with a growing conviction that the cause was wrong. 
there n preserver] no definite information, but his sons heard 
often from hie; and told to their sons how hateful a nd odious 
the si rvi'-e became to him 

When Boston was. evacuated, he went with the army to Hali- 
fax, and registered a, vow that, at whatever hazard, he would 
fight no more against the side in which now he had come t ) b ■■ 
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to eseapi from the service which had grown irksome and fah to 
him, but found no chance for several weeks. There followed 
thai long series of disasters to the colonial arms, the battle i ■ ■ 
Long Island, Harlem Heights. White Plain--, and the surrendei 
of Forts Washingti n and Lee. It was the d irkest hour, except 
Valley Forge in nil the history of the Revolution. Fort W; l j 
ington had fallen, and Washington v. as about to give up FoH 
Lee and begin his long retivai through the Jerseys. The U id- 
son River divided the armies. Theu seemed his first des};,< rai 
opportunity. Taking a bucket, he made his way through the 
lines to the river. On the way he met a moimte \ officer, wh> 
ordered him to return. Too eager now to be thwarted, he re- 
fused, and the officer drew his sword and struck at him. Ke 
beat the horse buck with his bucket, and for a time kept r '.. 
officer ai bay, backing meantime toward the river. At length the 
officer struck him aero-- the face, leaving a deep scar for luV: 
but he got the return blow with the bucket, and dismount I 
the officer, captured his sword, swam with i! \o the other side 
wounded as he was, entered the Continental army, and served 
with hono! to the close of the war. The sword which hi wore. 
and whirl: ] have, is said to be the one which he captured, and 
bore in 'his teeth across the Hudson. I like to go to the Fori Lee 
ferryin New York and look a1 the broad river, and think oi ih <\ 
brave fellow, wounded but desperately courageous, making hi ; 
way across. Surely that was a bold and heroic struggle for con- 
science and for liberty. 

Mr. A. II. Willard, the noted painter of revolutionary set m ■ 
has made this incident the subject of oik- of his strong paint 
ings. The sturdy soldier, armed only with his wooden "purgn ". 
oi bucket, stands at bay. His red coat, hastily thrown off, I- 
oii the ground, never to be worn again, and he stands brawn\ 
and agile, striking the perilous blow that ; s to release him at 
the risk of his li f '- from a. detested service. Behind him the 
river flows wide and deep, but beyond it is freedom—with priva- 
tion and danger. The picturt.- is full of life and spirit. The 
plunging horse, and falling red-coated rider, give, with the 



autumn foliage, a rich color effect. The painting is owned by . 
the writer, and its frame is decorated with the precious sword 
whose capture it depicts. 

Arriving with his raptured sword, on the west bank of the Hud- 
son, as our family tradition declaims, William Barton surrendered 
himself to the colonial troop-, and asked to see Washington. 
According to our family tradition, General Washington re- 
ceived him kindly, remembered his father with whom he had. 
fought at Fort Duquesne, and gave him a pass in his own hand- 
writing". This pass was in possession of the family within the 
memory of my father's older brothers, and was given to William 
Barton's oldest grandson, William Holloway Barton, who lost it 
at school. 

01 the pass, my Uncle James says, "It was signed by Washing- 
ton, written on parchment, authorizing him to go or come at any 
time through the American lines. In it he was called Lieutenant 
William Barton. It was a special favor from Washington, and 
not an ordinary pass." 

Uncle Stephen writes "] think it was not wholly his military 
record which gave him favor with Washington and secured that 
pass. 1 think that to this was added Washington's acquaintance 
with his father. It passed him through the lines at all times." 

My father was too young to remember the pass, but remem- 
bers well a conversation in HIS or 1850 between his own father 
and the boy- then grown to manhood, -who lost it. my grand- 
father blaming the boy's mother for letting him take it to school. 
His impression of the contents of the pass agrees with that of 
the two brothers James and Stephen. The relatives have been 
scattered so long from New Jersey to California, where James 
and Stephen live, that the tradition cannot have been greatly 
changed from fact. 

He participated al the battles of Trenton, Princeton and Mon- 
mouth, and spent a winter at Valley Forge and another at 
Morristown. Of his later experience in command of a guard at 
Hibernia Furnace the tradition is unanimous and consistent. 
These traditions, too mam and too direct and too con«i<tent to 



be untrue, must stand ir, place of more exact knowledge: for ex- 
cepting rri:= family Bible and its record, 1 do not know of a sin- 
gle scrap of documentary evidence which lias come down in the 

This fact is easily accounted for. His own father died in what 
was to him a foreign land, while he was in the cradle. He left 
his home and native land while yet a lad, and entered the army 
before he had a local habitation or a name in America, lit- was 
as likely to enlist from one State as from another, and while all 
tiie service of which we have definite tradition was performed in 
01 near New Jersey, it is by no means certain that his first en- 
listment was from that State. This surely involves difficulties 
enough, but when to this are added a lire in the night, burning 
his son's house and all its contents; and a removal of the family 
to a new .State, far from the older men whose knowledge and 
conversation would have supplied to the grandchildren the facts 
which they were later to recall with great difficulty, the only 
wonder is that anything should have survived and that traditions 
gathered from New Jursey to California could after so many 
years be pieced into a consistent narrative. 

For reasons which are apparent, it is extremely difficult to give 
the official record of my great grandfathers service. Through 
the kindness of General William S. Stryker, Adjutant General 
of New Jersey. I am able to give what was probably hi.- initial 
enlistment with reasonable certainty, but I still lad: the date 
and record of' his commission. General Stryker writes me: 

"I am of opinion that the man you are seeking is William 
Barton, a Minute Man of the Monmouth County New Jersev 
Militia and I enclose a certificate of his service. I think you 
will find that William Barton left Monmouth County and moved 
to Morris Count} - , and that is where his son. Eleazar Barton, 
started his military lift-. Monmouth County was the headquar- 
ters of Toryism in this State. The Minute Men had to light 
what were called the '"pine robbers." and frequent incursions 
were mad ■ in thai county from General rlowe's and General 
Carleton's headquarters in New York City. If William Barton 
did duty in protecting the furnaces oi Morris County, he could 
readily have dot if .-. . as a Minute Man of the Monmouth Count v 


Militia, for John Jacob Faeseh, a German and a patriot Ameri- 
can, had a large number of the Hessians captured at Trenton in 
his employ, making- shot and shell for the Continental Army. It 
is quite likely that after doing duty during the war he moved 
there, and the statements you make in your letter seem to he 
quite in harmony with the records. The William Barton whose 
record 1 give you so briefly, — and this is all we have cone* ruing 
him, -had a very honorable service, but I cannot say thai he re- 
ceived v commission as Lieutenant. It is very possible, but our 
records cannot prove it. For the purpose von desire it. however, 
1 do not think it makes much difference. " 

For traditions which supplement this record I have recourse 
to the memory of his older living grandsons, Lewis. James, and 
Stephen. James was more than ten years old at the tim< j of his 
grandfather's death, and remembers distinctly his funeral. He 
and Stephen agree in their recollection that Rev. Jacob Bostedo 
preached the sermon. In a letter dictated to his son Orlando, 
James says, "At Lieut. Barton's funeral there was a lai"g< assem- 
blage of his relatives and old friends and comrades of the Revo- 
lution. Both in the sermon and in their conversation there was 
much said of the life and, acts of Lieut. Barton, his desertion, 
and his high standing in the American Army." Stephen, also, 
remembers that in his own boyhood tales were current of his 
exploits. He write-.. "1 was present at an informal sort of 
reunion of sons and daughters of Revolutionary refugees, and 
heard a great many anecdotes which have mostly slipped my 
mind; but the idea remains that grandfather rendered some very 
important service on reaching the Continental lines." 

He further remembers that his mother had a distinct impres- 
sion that this special service was the capture of a notable ]<v]<- 
oner. 1 find that one Giles Williams, the leader of a band of 
Tory rnaurauders, known as the '"Pine Robbers," was captured 
May f-iv 1777, b\ Lieut. William Barton. The incident accords 
essential h with mygrnmln; »ther's recollection. (See Correspon- 
dence ol S. ■}. Fxecutive 177(5-1783. pp. fiO, Gl.) 

A relic which my uncles remember well, but which was 
destroyed by fire when grandfather Barton's house burned dur- 
ing the infancy of my father, was a large book presented to 


him by Lord Stirling, for defense of the Hiberuia iron Work-, 
on which the colonial ami} depended for cannon balls. Lord 
Stirling (Gen. William Alexander) bad a special interest in the 
foundry, being pari owner of it. besides needing its output. 

Uncle Stephen writes: '"'After tin death of grandfather, fathei 
went to the old home, and brought back with him a large book 
to be preserved as a keepsake. It was burned in our house when 
1 was seven or eight years old. James says the book ha J on the 
fly leaf something like this, "Presented by Lord Stirling to Lieut. 
Wm. Barton/ Lord Stirling was owner of the Hiberuia blast 
furnace, and grandfather commanded the guard there." 

The most cherished souvenir of Lieut. William Barton is his 
sword. Uncle James, who remembers his funeral, and the storv 
of the escape as told then, is confident that he brought this 
sword with him from the British army, and later earned the 
right to bear it, and this agrees with my own boyhood impre: 
siou as I gathered the story from my elders. Uncle James was 
ten years old at the time of the funeral, and thinks the sermon 
was pivached lo great-great-grandfather Bostedo. 

When my father (b >rn 1S31) was an infant. Ins father's house 
burned, destroying all relics of Lieut. William Barton in our 
branch of the family. Grandfather built a new house and 
obtained the sword from his youngest sister Margaret, to whom 
it had been given before her father's death. Uncle Stephen 
writes: "I never saw the scabbard. After our house burned, 
father went to Aunt Margaret's and brought home the naked 
sword. J think your father, when about two years old. thrust 
the hilt into the fire and burned oil' the leather." The leather is 
certainly missing, and there is no scabbard, but the sword is 
well preserved. 

Grandfather brought this sword to Illinois. While the 
family prized was put to use. In winter evenings grand 
father had his boys shell corn by hand as they sat about the 
fire, and he, with the sword, cut out tin- first row from each 

But the sword in its new prairie home had other uses than 


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these akin to the plow- lure. It participated in certain modest 
prairie parades and celebrations, and the story of its various 
adventures was recounted. It was used as a decorative symbol 
at 4th of July celebrations, and as badge of rank in wolf hunts. 
My fathei remembers one of these latter in which Shabbona, the 

Pottawattamie chief, partici- 
q pated. The Knox Grove Cap- 

C% J^isiryx*? tain, Dr. Heath, rode up to the 

door of John Clink, whose fife 
was one of the most stirring 
memories i >f my boyhood, and 
called to him to come and ji >in 
iu the hunt. '"This sword," 
said he, "helped drive the 
British from America, and to- 
day it's going to help drive 
th<' wolves to Halifax:" The 
sword and Shabbona seem to 
have divided the honors of the 

Grandfather gave the sword 
to my Uncle Daniel, w h o 
loaned it to the Sublette Ma- 
sonic Lodge, where i t w a s 
used for a time by the tyler. lie then brought it to his home in 
Knox Grove and used it in the barn in its former service of corn- 
shelling. When Uncle Daniel moved to Iowa he lost and left the 
sword behind. .My Uncle Eleazar undertook to find it, and after a 
long search discovered it thrust into an old strawstack behind 
grandfather's barn. He took it to his home and kept it for years. 
Having no sou -A his own, In- promised it. in 18S3, to William 
Eleazar Barton, eldest son of his next younger brother. In H'.i.'i 
lie loaned him the sword, and in December 1898 presented it to 
him. It is the desire of the present owner that this sword 
together witli the Bible of Eleazar Barton shall descend togethi r 
along the line of the eldest surviring sou, and that they shall 

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ever remain in the Barton family. A picture of these two. with 
tin- motto of the ancient family of Barton, forms the bookplate 
t »f the present owner. The motto is strikingly in accord with 
the two emblems. 

B -in >s those relit s, the following, among others, are > : i 11 in existence: 

'lh- '■large kettle" mi ntioned in the inventor} cf hii tate: the table, a very neat 

v ilnitt table with drop leaves: a pancake griddle, made by a blacksmith to hang 
from a crane over an open fire:and several minor relics are owned by William B. 
Henderson. His uaUL'ht. r stood out beside the old kettle, with her great-grand- 
mother's tongs in hand and the gridd! nspended from a tree above, while I phi to- 
ijraphed her b< side the extemporized fireplace. 1 pre-ent tlie picture herewith. The 
griddle is a very interesting piece of kitchen ware. William It. Henderson told ine 
that ^reat-grandinother was famon; for the shortcakes she made on that griddle 

Tl ke of the griddle shows in the picture. On the rock is half a cannon ball 

mold from Hibernia furnace. 

Margaret Henderson Barton's spinning wheel is owned by Mary Ann Winters at 

William Barton's razor, hi- ax, the crane from his fireplace, the llatiron and 
tongs shown in the picture. and 
a cannon ball from Hibernia 
furnace, are owned by t h e 
\\ I'it'-r. 

William Barton's fam- 
ily Bible, containing the 
record of birth of him- 
m If and bis children ap- 
parently in hi s o w n 
handwriting, is still in 
possession of William 
Barton Henderson. The 
following re <• or d i s 
mad* 1 in another hand, 
probably that of his son. 
John Barton: 

"William Bai ton was 
born Oetobi r 24, 1751, 
and died December the 27th. 1^20. Aged 7-", years, 2 months 
and 3 days." 

"Martha Barton departed this life the 2nd day of Novem- 
ber 1829, aged 35 years and 20 (lays." 

After the death of William Barton, the Bible was taken by 




L IEU 1 'E X. L AT 1 i / L 1. 1 A M HA A' T < >.V. 


£1 " • - 

John Barton. A later record, made by bis sou David L. i-. 

"Eleanor Cobb, wife of John Barton, bom Dee. S. ITS';.; ml 
died August 6th. 1^14. David L. Barton's book." 

The book passed, however, from David to his Aunt Marg; ret. 
and so to her son. YVilliam Barton Henderson, who still ha? it. 
and has promised it. mi. his deeease. to Kev. William E. Bsrton. 

The book is a small Svo. and on its till.- page read--. "This 
Bible was published in the year 1815. Second Xew York Ediriou. 
Publish db} E. Duyckiuck, Collins & Co.. T. & J., Swords., Peter 
A. Mesier, Samuel A. Burtus, T. A. Reynolds, and C. & R. Waite. 
G Long-, Print. 1815." 

On the reverse of the fly-leaf is written: 

"Drink, child, of the water contained in this river, 
''For the sake of the author, and not of the giver. 

Sain'i Y. utio. 
"P. S. \<n the giver; June 24, 1843, " 

Rev. Samuel Young was a Congregational minister, remem- 
bered by nn father, and often at his father's home about 18-10- 

A very pretty and romantic story remains to bt told of William 
Barton'- courtship and marriage. I have this story from 0; 

lando D. Barton, who -ays. ••] 

7^^ have heard my father [James 1, 

*\ mother.and Uncle Stephi a all 

,/\ rehearse this storv, and T know 

^ \ / /f \ that it is true. 

=_!>', ^ - '.' 1 <>\\ ard the close of t he Revo- 

// lution. there was a guard at 
Hibernia, commanded by a 
lieutenant with a deep scar ou 
hi> face. He was tall and 
gaunt and aw kward a no' sen 
sitive about the sear. Xot till 
later v ere s uc h I hi n g - 
counted a source of honest 
pride. There was a merry- 
making at Hibernia, and the 

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belle of the evening was -on.- Margaret Henderson, a plump, 
vivacious little won, an. and just a bit coquettish. She was . 
descended from the Scotch-Irish immigrants to that regional 
the days shortly before the Revolution. The apples had been 
peeled 'ami put on to cook, and the apple butter was stirring.and 
the room was cleared for a game. It was "Drop the handker- 
chief." an ancient and innocent game that has had no small 
share in settling the social destiny of a considerable part of the 
people of the republic. As they were beginning to play, the 
lieutenant came in and took a seat on a bench near the door. 
They pressed him to join the game, but he refused. He wa.- 
over' twenty-five, and was considered a hopeless bachelor. He 
eyed Margaret Henderson a little; but there were a half dozen 
young fellows there, some of them his own soldiers, who were 
fully intending to see her home thai right. He drew his long 
legs under the bench to keep them out of the way. and watched 
the game. 

The handkerchief was dropped behind Margaret. She took it. 
and walked slowly around the ring, debating in her coque'. fish 
little head, behind which of the young men sin- should drop it. 
She walked entirely around the ring, and -till could not makeup- 
her mind. Shi- started a second time, and got half way round. 
Bless her heart,— she did not know how much was hanging on 
hei decision! But" she decided, and, turning on her heel, she 
flung the handkerchief full in the face of the lieutenant, and 


The lieutenant was a brave man. He was taken by surprise: 

but he rallied his forces, got his feet out from under the bench 

in an astonishingly short time, caught her half way round the 

ring, saw her home that night, proposed to her next day, and 

married her two weeks afterward. 

It was a shocking thing for Margaret to do no doubt, and 1 

hope. that her mother scolded her properly for it. Tin! 1 am 

glad that she did it. 

' Lieut. William Barton and Margaret Henderson were married 
probably in 1780! The next year thej ma !•< their home a half 




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dozen miles from Ilibernia. Tim Marcella postorBee is now on 
land owned by linn and afterward by his sou Eieazar. He was 
farmer, and burned charcoal a.- lie cleared hi.- laud, selling the 
coal to the furnace at Hibernia. He died in his own house, 
ge, double log- cabin, Dec. 27, 1829. His wife survived him 
a few weeks. She had. grown stout in her later years, and 
1...1 death resulted from ;t fall on the doorstone which i> still in 
place. They are buried in the Zeek cemetery, near Marcella, X. J. 
In lS9ti my fat) er visited .Marcella and identified the graves. 
The following -nn r I visited the place, and with the aid of 
William Barton ^nderson and Ira Zeek marked the graves 
wit!; unhewn granite stones, cut ' W. B.*' and "M. H. B.'! 
Before ins grave is a marker of the Sons of the American 
Revolution bearing a bronze tablet marked, 
'•WiL'.i \m Barton 
A Soldier from Xkw Jersey 



Tin/ graves are near the corner of the cemetery toward Mi. 
Zee!-/:- house and away from the road. Furthest up the hill is 
great-grandmother's grave, then William Barton's, then their 
s in James, who died in 1823. Still toward the road and down 
the slope, are the graves of the two infant daughters of grand- 
father, who died 18-13, ISIS. 

Lieut. William Barton was about 5 feet and 10 inches high, 
bony, erect and muscular. Be weighed 160 to 170 pouuds 
He was a famous swimmer, an athlete, and could carry a hue!;--! 
of wdtcr on his head and one in each hand. He was clean 
shaven and had blue eyes and reddish brown hair. He had a 
quick temper and a strong will, and was capable of stubborn- 
ness; but was warmhearted, generous and sympathetic. lie 
was fond of humor, and a singei of snatches of humorous 
songs. Most of his descendants have been lovers of music. In 
a time when drinking was almost universal, he was never known 
to be the worse for liquor. 

Uncle Stephen says: "He carried to his grave a terrible scar. 
James rem* mbersthe deep sear four, the cheek bone- diagonal!} 
across the bridge ol the nose to the forehead." 

This comprises practically all that I know of his personal ap- 
pearance and life. 


James Barton, born March 17. L7S2, d. July 22, 1823. 

M. Jan. 27, 1803, Elizabeth Van Houghton, b) whom he had (me- 

William Holloway (who lust the pass) m. Hannah Shanger (dau. 
ol Rev. Abraham Shanger, a local Met' h'st preachcrj by 
whom she had a son James and cue daugh 

James Barton sr. had also two or three daughters, who went to 
Pennsylvania after their father's death. He is buried with his 
parents in the '/.■■■■ k cemetery. 

Elizabeth Barton, bun: Oct. 7, 1 7 s.j. 

She m. 1st Jeremiah B. Finch, who entered the army in l^l - .' and 
n< .-: i rct'irncd; m. I'd Cummins Oliver; in. 3d James Scott, an 
Irish Presbyterian, by whom she had William, who m. Delia, 
dau. of Richard K. Si nth. 


Rosannah Barton, born Deo. 20, 1780. 
M ' VVil ' [ai " Uowen of Mornstoi n 1 v whom she ire' ■•. ' - • •• 

John Barton, bjrn March If), 1789. 

AL Elinor or Nellie Cobb (b. Dec R 17<)3 H \ „ , .■ lsn ■ 
v : »«had 5 children, William fes'se d ah'l^-i^ b / 

^eazak Barton, boru Jan. 12, 1791, d. Xov. 30, 1863 

-lore extended mention will be made of him and his descendants. 
Ann Barto.v, born An-. 5, I Till. d. May IS. 1796. 
Richard Barton, bom Jan. 20, 1793, cL March "19, 1795. 
Martha Barton, born Oct. IS. 1796, d. Xov. 2. 18^9 

burned to death. ™' l heir one chlld w *s 

Mary Barton, burn Oct. 27, ITsji. ,j. Aug. 1. 1320. 

Margarei Barton, born Xov. 7. 1800, d. March 9. 180J. 

Rachel Barton, born Jan. 2. 1803. 

M. John Smith, bv whom -he had Phn-h, ,-, \\~u\- 

A !<>•-■. 1 M ,r> \ ' »\--n- , . .' tna -o f - (-H. \\ illiam Austin i 

" 7 ,,! ' - , ,- Ann> ^i^iam, Lizzie, Margaret lohn Sr • '■• !- 
other children by a second m .-;,,,,. \v;i'i; • : '" : l: ' 

Margaret Barton, born Oct. 16, 1804. 

Kt n<Jer*un Larums spmnifiti-wbt-el. Thev live at >' U,Zit\ 
IW Bartom ° Umain ° n '^thatgrand/atherEleazir^;;! 

''who'-^V hnH 1 ; 1 "-"" 11 ' ^" - f ! r "Cher's youngest br en bv 

j • ..'", u ™"',Johi (drown I in infancv. and Wi la , 

h^Se"d der50n ' Wll0Stl11 ,iveson th < 0id ^HliaVn ' ; f! 
M- 'H iJavid Smith, by :vhor > she had.inter alia, a daughn r. "Sis." 



Following is the will of William Barton as recorded on p ■ 
•1 of Liber D. Morris County Wills. This will, executed just by- 
fore his death, is signed with ;» cross, evidently because of his 
sickness. On March 13, 1812, he signed his name to a deed. 

The Last Will and Testament ok William Barton of Pk- 

quannack Township, Morris County and State of 

Xew Jerse\. 

I.William Barton, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, 
■i ;i, i heing of sound mind and memory hlessed he Almight\ Cn d ior 
the f ime . d i make an ! publish this my last will and tesiam nt ' 
form following, (that is to say;. I \\ ill that all my just debts as slui 
m he oweing at my death together with my funorai expense; id ai 
charges toucl ing the pn ving of or otherw ise concerning this mv las! 
will and testament, shall first he fully paid and satisfied out o'i the 
avails of the eleven acre iut adjoining the property of mv s« : ' ea>er 
barton which 1 direct to be sold fortius purpose, and'ali the over- 
plus, il then sh mid be after paying .ill my just debts, to be put to In- 
terest and appropriated as afterwards herein named. 

All ins- remaining property whether persi mal i <r real estate ! din ; t 
to he given into the hands of my beloved wife, Margaret Barton, 
should she survive me, to be hers during her life time and .:;': i 
<-' i to be disposed i>f in the fi Bowing manner, namely: 

-" hst I give and bequeath unt mv daughter Margaret St - ns all 
the homesle id lot <>n which I now duel! cont lining twentv-tv. u -:. .- 
together with a lot adjoining on the west side cont lining sev< n acre? 
mi ire or less. 

Item 1 give and bequeath unto my son, John Barton, th < ne half 
<>{ the thirty-foui acre lot more or less which lies adjoining the home- 
stead t igether with a lot called the b >g meadow. 

hem I give and bequeath unto my son, Eie'azar Bam n, thi i 
maining hair of the above lot of thirty-four acres more or l< >s. 

hem -I givt and bequeath unto my grandson, William Barton, the 
son of my son James Barton, dec. thirteen acres of the lot called the 
I a rev lot. 

Item ] give and bequeath unto the children of my daughter.Pattj 
• : ' ■■ «• • •> th • remaining fifteen acre- of tht lot called the t.arev 
'■■ •' . Jin >re i ir less. 

1 '•• ■" i give and beqm ath unto my daughter, Elizah th S< ott, rif- 
le< i! dollars. 

>'- : ' '■ - 1 give :. ; i1 h q>j th i to my dan-liter, Rachi I S lith, fifteen 
doll irs. 



Item — 1 give and bequeath unto mv daughter, RosannaBowen, fif- 
teen dollars. 

1 give and bequeath unto the children of my daughter, Mary Os- 
borne, dec, fifteen dollars. 

hem— I give and bequeath unto my daughter.Susanna, thirteen dol- 






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And 1 hereby direct that these several legacies to my several daugh- 
ters above mentioned shall be paid first from the overplus of the 
avails of the eleven acrt lot after paying my debts if there should be 
any, next from the avails of my personal estate after the death i i my 
wife and lastly if that should not be sufficient to pay these several 
legacies the balance wanting to be paid by Margaret Stevens, John 
Barton and Eleazai Barton above named, each an equal share o! 
whatsoever may be wanting to be paid, in one year after the 
death of my wife. And I hereby direct that i! there should beany 
overplus afu r these sever. d divisions and legacies have been set off 
and appropriated, whether of my personal i r real estate, such over- 
plus shall be equally divided between Margaret Stevens, -John Bai 
ton and Eleazai Barton, m^ children above named, share and share 

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And lastly I hereby appoint my two trusty sons, John Barton and 
Eleazar Bart< n, to be exec itors of this my last will and testament 
hereby revoking all former wills by me made. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal tnis 
twentv-fourth dav of Decembei in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and twenty-nine. 

WILLIAM x BARTON [si ai.1 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Wil- 
liam Barton to be his last will and testament in the \ resence oi us, 
who, at his request and in his presence, have subscribed our names 
in witness thereunto. 

Gabriel Green, 

Gll>K< >N V. BOSTEDO, 

John Grimes. 
Morris County, ss. 

Gabriel Green, one of the witnesses to the foregoing will.being duly- 
sworn did depose and say thai he saw William Barton the testator 
therein named sign and seal the same and heard him publish and 
declare it to be his last will and testament and at the doing thereof 
the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory as 
his deponent verily believes, and that Gideon V. Bostedo and John 
Grimes the other subscribing evidences were present at the same 
time and signed their names as witnesses to said will together with 
this deponent in the presence of the testator. 

Sworn before me 

January 9th, 1830. GABRIEL GREEN, 

Jacob Wilson, Si rrogate. 
Morris County, ss. 

John Barton and Eleazar Barton the executors named in the forego- 
ing will did depose and say that the within writing cont lins the true 
last v. ill and testament of William Barton, the testator therein named, 
.■- due verily believe, and that they will well and truly perform the 
-;>■.'.■:■ r ■• jjaving lirst debts of the said deceased and then the lega- 
tes in said testament specified so far as the goods, chattel- and 
credit can thereunto extend. That they will make and render into 
i! ;: - ::■ jau.- office of the County of Morris, a true aiid pe rfect inven- 
tory of all and singular th< . u ids, < !i m< !s, rights a id • n dits oi • lid 
h-< i a -i-d that h ive or shall i >»ine to their knowledge or possession oi 



to the possession of any other person or persons for their use and ren- 
der a just and true statement and render a just and true account 
thereunto when lawfully required. 

Sworn befi re me January 9, l v '!'i, John Barton, 

Jacob Wu son, Strrog \tk. Ei eazar Barton. 

1, Jacob Wilson, Surrogate of the County of Muni-. 
SURROGATE'S do certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the last 
SEAL will and testament of William Barton, late of the 

County of Morris, d (eased, and that John Barton and 
Eleazer Barton the executors tin rein named proved the same before 
me and are duly authorized to take upon themselves the Administra- 
tion of the estate of the Testator agreeably to said wili. 

Witness my hand and seal of office the ninth day of January in this 
year of our lead one thousand eight hundred and thirty. 

JAO »b Wilson. 





THE /I I K CEMJ n ' I Y. MAI I I LLA, N. J. 
Notk. Tin tv 'i -•■ : ■ ■•■ tin ri a -a- tho • ol lie-v. Jacob !> 
'I'll ltiuy hi Lii Lit. V iii iui i I'.an : ;'- m<!ii ;i.u<il l.\ i !.•• liuvr. 



Ymv.i Liber 9 p. 170. Inventories. Morris County, NT. J. 
William Barton. 

Inventory of goods and chattels belonging: to William Barton dec, 
appraised by Gideon V. Bostedo, Ezra Bastider, Gabriel Green on 
the 1st das of January. 1830. 

1 vole? of ox. ;, 


40 00 

1 brindi-. white faced row 

11 "i 

1 oi ,ndl»'. w! :■.■■(] COW 

1 1 00 

1 black heife: 

n oo 

13 war Idh-ifei 

T 00 

1 >' do d ■ do 

6 0.: 

t'.i.ik nor-. 

50 00 

Bav i iar. 

35 00 

Mow of hav 

2-1 00 

Mow of oils 

3 00 

Rye straw 

1 50 

' iittina [.,,v 


Pitch fork rakes and flail? 


) stack of !i iv 

S 00 

1 do in the ! '_- mead n\ 

."> CO 

! coal body 

: oo 

2 shovel?, floating hoe, dteirinj 


hoe and fork 


PloiJL'h. crow b;-.' and axe 

2 00 


1 00 


2 ou 

Wagiron whirletre and tongue 


ID fO 

3 little wheels 

1 00 



Gras - scythe 


t barrels, rye bi in and flax in 



l ro 

Sundry in boxes, bran, half bu; 


el. bean- ami buckwheat 

1 00 

1 pair ofsli d runner: in the eh 




1 00 

Hoc skin 

1 00 

2 siiles of leather 

3 (X) 

Hoards in the chamber 


Bin of bui !:w heat and peck 


i) 00 

Lot of. corn 

3 00 

L'jt of old iron an i sundry art 



:>, OO 

Lot of tools 

3 L0 

S bell? 

1 50 



C'njili cut! 

2 00 

3 barrel? pork at ! « 

1- 00 




i'.;.-l:.'t of t! rit-cl apple; 

1 00 

2 t«> 

1 He' 

1 75 

y to 

i i ,. 

1 50 

ti 00 
1 50 

1 50 
1 50 

•Iiil'~. stone pots, bottles etc. 
^ arthen ■••• tre ou the divs . 
5 pans, coffee pot and platter 


Sl-d runners out of doors 
lion pot. kettle, r.>a kettle and 

3 | tils and churn 

Loom. 19 spool-, warping bars, 
s'\ if''- 2 o iir of £'ears and i 

Large kettle 

Barrel and soap end wash tub 

Large wheel 

2 barrel' bran 
Cider barrel 
Frying pan 

Box oi dirtv buckwheat 
Bedstead, straw b d and bed- 

Harness am! saddle 

Stretcher, wliifrietree and chain 

Trammel and hooks 


s!iov.-l and tongs 

Pattent head 


sla'.' and powder horn 

3 chairs 

Small looking glass and boxes 
Bed and bedding .$357.00, 
Plow and harrow 
Razor and hone 

Ox yoke and chain 

Steel trap 
Pot i'u-- 

Th mips 

Quantity oi rails and cut? 

Brush - ; the 

Wearing apparel 

.Andirons and smoothing iron- 30 i« 

Gabkiel Green, 
Gideon V. Bastider, 

E7ICA X I'.')'- J EDO. 

The f >regoing inventory ••..,< proved ! t-forc me January '.». Js:j0 by 
oaths of Gabriel Green and Gideon Bastider, the ," ; raisers and i lm 
Barton and Eieazar Barton th< executors. 

5 00 

1 00 





1 00 

1 u) 

20 ({) 

3 00 

3 00 


1 •:, (JO 

2 ) 

.;:. 00 



2 50 

1 u i ui Wilson, Si kri ■(. \te 




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Eieazav Barton, third sou and fifth child of Lieut. William ami 
Margaret (Henderson) Barton, was born in Morns ( ounty,N. J., 
Jan 12. 1791. He enlisted in the army in the second war with 
England as substitute for his brother James. He entered May 
] 1812, for six months, and was enrolled in Capt. John Bench- 
man's compauv. Col. -Joseph Jackson's regiment, Sept. 1 ,.1812 
and was honorably discharged Dec. 17. 1812. He was stationed 
with his regiment at Bergen, X. J. His discharge was by order 
of Gen. John Armstrong. He served also as Ensign in t he ^irst 
Battalion 3d Kegiment, Morris County, New Jersey Militia. 
,,i sionedMa) d. 1S15, serving till the elo<e of the war. The 
Iwarti- of the (lag was formerly ;. commissioned oihYer. 


On April \ ISol he applied for bounty land and received 11) 
acres. Patent No. iSM'd X. E. Qr. S. E. Qr. Sec. 3-1 Tp. 'JO N. 
Range 2d W. in Iowa. The warrant was issued June IT. li>5J. 
and patent March 1,1 S55. A further grant of 120 acres Xo. 
24.233 was issued. This he transferred to James Barton May 5, 
1856, who located it Oct. 21. 186$, X. J of S. W. Qr. and S. E. 
Qr. of S. AY. Qr: See. 4 Tp. 17 S. of Range 26 E. Yisalia Dist. 

He married, Nov. S. IM6, Rachel Bostedo Read, and made his 
home near that of his fat hi r. There his children were horn. In 
1S4<S he moved with his family to Illinois, making his home at 
Knox Grove, near Bureau Creek, in Sublette township, where he 
difd oi apoplexy Xov. 30, 1S65. 


T have received from my father from time to time letters eon 
taining reminiscences of hi- father, from which I quote .it length' 

Your Grandfather Barton was about my height (about o feet '.i : _\ 
but of heavier build, and a little corpulent, lit- had light complex!* n, 
light colored hair, and blue eyes. The sanguine temperament pre- 
dominated. He was inclined to be cheerful, sociable and som< .. 
mirthful, without any inclination to frivolity or obscenity. He was 
diffident. We had many "stone frolics' in New Jersey. Probably 
mi one owning land near us, had not, more than •■nee, invited n : _ : - 
burs to come with oxen and sleds during an afternoon and haul 
stones off their land, and build stone fence.-. All hands turned mi on 
such occasions. They drank "apple jack" during the aitern n and 
had a veal supper in the evening, a few o] the neighbor womi n giv- 
ing the wife need- d assistance in feeding the crowd, father and "the 
boys' usua!h attended these frolics. He ate supper with the crowd. 
He seldom ate awaj from home on any other occasions. To digr< ss, 
there was p!ent\ of liquor, apple jack and run.-. 1 donor recollect 
hearing the word whiskey used. Nearly everybody— or quite kept 
liquor in their houses. Those who used liqu< r moderately at home, 
seldom drank "loo much" on these occ isions. Others who were fie- 
quentl) "the worse for liquor" ;<• hom< , and who got still worse when 
they went to town, were liable to get drunk at the frolic. Then v is 
sometimes fighting at such places, though I do not recollect that any 
fights occurred near us. i m ver knew ol fath r, i r any of our family, 
being in ; i indition i< [jpp i ching intoxication. 

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! spoke of father being diffident. 1 doubt if he ever ate a mea! at the 
table o( an j of his children without some embarrassment, i inherited 
some of his diffidence, but have overcome it. 

Father was fond of company. He was far above the average in 
generosit\ at his own table. It was very common fur some of our 
n< ighbors to come in on stormy days, visit and eat dinner with us. 
Father was often busy, meanwhile, tapping shoes, etc. Young men, 
with no settled home, would often make prolonged stays while they 
\\ ere lo iking f >r employment. 

Father had no craving for < ffice. He was school director and over- 
seer of the road constantly. And i recollect that the other directors 

I usually le 

ft him to do about as he pleased. II. 

:ted J i 

the Peace against his will and held that office at the time we left 
New Jersey. 1 well remember hearing some of the neighbors urging 
him to accept the office, and he pleading his lack of education. I d > 
not recollect his ever trying a lawsuit alone. He nearly always got 
the parties to settle. When he failed in this, he usually got Stephen 
Meeker, a younger man hut an older justice, to sit with him. I never 
knew father to have but one law suit. The matter was settled by ar- 
bitration, and I am free to say that father was wronged by the deci- 
sion. Rut he acquiesced. He never had serious trouble with an- 
other neighbor. He lived: in peace and made peace between ether 
r ighbors, when he well could. 1 have just recollected that he once 
si nt a pian by the name of Shanger to the penitentiary for steading 
hogs. Shanger swore vengeance. Soon after Shanger got out of 
] rison, our family awokt one stormy winter night with our house in 
flames. A thousand dollars worth of property, hard earned, wvs 
i irned into ashes in about one hour. 1, one year old, was carried out 
in a bed. Father's principal work in New Jersey was making char- 
o al. In winter he lured help, and made timber into cord wood. His 
own large timber was exhausted, but he bought timber elsewhere. 
< >ur la>t winter there, he cleared off a piece of ground near the old,— 
burned down — schoolhouse. In summer the wood was brought to- 
gether with oxen and home-made sleds, b was stood on end, leav- 
ing .i small space in th< c< nter for the lire. The pit was mad.,: two 
tiers or eight feet high and rounded on the top. The small, 
or "lap-wood", was used on the outside to give a smooth surface. A 
man, with a floating hoe. would prepare suds. The top of the pit was 
made rounding to shed rain. The wood was covered with sods and 
then liner earth. Air holes w< re made at the bottom. Fire would be 


[nit in at the top, the coa!s falling to the ground. When the firt was 
well started, the mouth of the pit was closed, the smoke escaping 
through the covering of earth. 

When the coal pit was sufficiently burned, father would "keel it off" 
with an iron rake. The larger pieces of sod wmild be raked out, and 
the entire pit covered with fine earth which smothered the lire,- ordi- 
narily. Next came the "drawing" of tin- coal, and hauling it to the 

forge. 1 think each pit held 
about one thousand bushels of 

Father would ordinarily be 
at the coal pit, a- soon as he 
could see to work. With his 
iron lake, he would "draw" a. 

load of coal. The ox bell told 
where to find him. The oxen 
would be yoked, hitched to the 
wagon, the coal loaded, and 
back to the house by the time 
breakfast was ready. 

I think that father, at one 
time, belonged to the M. E. 
church, at least, he affiliated 
with it. There was some 
trouble in the society. 1 do 
not recollect who was in- 
volved. But the preacher used 
arbitrary power, which father 
called 'popery," and lie ever 
a f teru ards rather disliked that 
denomination. It was bed ire 
my recollection, but I think 
that there was a si >ciet> i • f 
Protestant Methodists formed at that time. I am not sure if father 
united with 'hem; mother did. 1 think there was no church organiza- 
tion in oin neighborhood after my recollection, but the Protestant 
Methodist element predominated. Abrarn Shanger, a Protestant, and 
William Shanger his cousin, in I ;, ; - opal Methodist, preac hed to us 
somewhat irregularly. An elderly man, named Mac Doodle, w '. !■ id 
pr< a< \r-A tii ere before, preach* d regularly ah Lit a ;, ear. Re .-. Sam- 




U( 1 Young, the preacher who wrote a rhyme in grandfather's Bible, 
preached there two or more vears. He was Congregational. 

i » ul home in New Jersey was headquarters for most of the preachers. 
I do not think thatan\ other three families fed and sheltered n 
pn achers than we did! Then were but few who were in active sym- 
patic with them that had bett. r accommodations, and.l am sure, nom 
who 'made them more welcome than lather and mother did. Mr. 
Young's family lived some distance, ter. miles, perhaps, i presu ■■ 
he was at our h-)iise fulh -Ix months in all 

! spoke of'fathei going to bed early. There would be we k< u 


summer tim ■ that there would n :t b ■ a candle lighted in our house. 
Mr. Voting was not used to that. IK inclined to. sit up late and sleep 
in the morning. Father could not sleep if there was any noise. After 
he had become well acquainted, father made a proposition,- tin 
preacher must goto bed when father did and get up earlier. If he 
did not get sleep enough, he could jet a noonday nap. The prea< hei 
took it as a joke, but father called him next morning. 

Father left New jersey without an enemy so far as I recollect, ex- 
cepting incendiary Shanger, w'n >m I never saw, only on the day of 
our auction. S nut of the parting scenes are still vivid in my memory. 

I intended to sa\ more of father's relations to church affairs. In 
New fersey he nearly alwavs attended met tings, unless il was ncces 
sary for some one to sta\ at home. He made no public profc :sion of 
Christianity, during the years of my recollection, yet his outward !i! ■ 
was quite as consistent with Christian character, as was the life of the 
good church members. He had a musical voice. Vour mother said 
he had the best voice she had ever heard for a man of his age. He 
could sing vervhigh; learned tunes readily, and usually sang in meet- 
ings, though he could not have been induced to make himsell con- 
spicuous in doin g so. 

Father had very little schooling. He was however, a fair reader 
and speller, and had a remarkable faculty of solving mathematical 
problems mentally. Elea?.ar is the only one of the family that ap- 
proximated him in arithmetic, and I do not think he was father's 

After we cone to Illinois fathf r took less interest in public affairs. 
He made a number of ineffectual attempts before they got the log 
s< hool house. His home was not as comfortable as the New Jersey- 
home had been, still the preacln rs came quit< often and the school 
teachers were often with us and were welcome. 


As the Family grew up. the rocky farm in New Jersey proved 
too smalt for the boy-, tho older ones of whom were married. 
Eleazar Barton .set oui in !~"lo to the. West. His son Stephen 
preceded him, expecting tu locate in Ohio. Disappointed in Iris 
effort to secure 'and believed to have been duo the family for 
militan services, and finding the country well settled, lie ex- 
plored further west and thither tho family followed. On May "JO. 


!'• 'G. ray father, who was a la'.' at the time of the journey, \vr ->■ 

1 ii'ty vcars ago todav, we were on Lake Michigan, on the steamer 
\ i ara. She called at Milwaukee at night ami landed us in Chica- 
< i-arlv next monom . SI e wa ■ then the largest steamer on the lakes, 
and was burned sevei a! vears afterw ards on Lake Michigan. Shi i id 
made a trial trip from Buffalo to Detroit, 1 think. There was a h . \ 
1 t whi a w< came, we learned, that she could not cross the S unt 
> fiats. They were dredged out a few years later. Passengers 

and m st ot the freight were put aboard another, smaller steamer, 
lashed to hei side. Then the little steamer went ahead, and got 
almost, or quite out of sight. Passengers crowded to the side of the 
b a to watch for the Niagara. The b >at wo dd tip, then they would 
change their location, and tip the boat to the other side. At length the 
! rge steamer began to gain upon us, and soon passed us with her 
band in full blast. We fell safer when we got back upon the iarge 

Memory has recently gone over many of the scenes of that trip. We 
left home early Mon lay m truing, May 4, 1S46. Two or thre ; am 
brought us with James and family, two children, to New York City, 
f ■:-;. miles, that night. The teams crossed from Jersey City on the 
ferry boat, the first steamer I ever saw. Next forenoon the steamer 
I mded us in Albany. That afternoon we started westward, on the 
"H. Jacobs" canal boat. I think it took us eight days to go from 
Albany to Buffalo. 

In Chicago they f< und teams that were coming westward. \\ e i< ft 
the little city after dinner, arid stayed over night at Brush Hill,sixt< en 
miles distant. Next day the teams forded Fox Riser at Aurora, a: d 
the family crossed on a fo it bridge. There were few, if any, I ridges 
or culverts on the way. We stayed the second night at Little Rock, 
and the ihird night, May 22, met Stephen, who had preceded us, at 
Knox Grove. 


Concerning the journey and the experiences of the family in 
the new home m\ father has written me at length. I quote 
his reminiscences with little abbreviation, because they record 
events common to the life of all immigrants to the prame* in 
that day. 


Brother Stephen arid Charles Winter; started a- few weeks in ad- 
vance of us; prospected in Ohio; wrote us at Buffalo to conic to Chi- 
cago, and, on our arrival there, there was further word foi us tu com • 

on to the goodly land at Knox 
Grove. Before our arrival, Chas. 
Winters had obtained work as 
a blacksmith in the Grand G> 
Tour plow shops. Grand D-. 
Tour, though smaller, probabi\ 
equalled Chicago socially. Its 
plow shops and large flouring 
mills, shipping thousands of 
barrels of wheat flour from Peru 
down the- Illinois River, made it 
a very live!} town. 

At Knox Grove we found 
Stephen at the home of So! •■ 
mon Porter. Mr. Porter had a 
large house for those days; it 
had two rooms. The family- 
consisted of Mr. Porter and 
wife, YVhittock and Henry, two 
sons of uncertain ages. Oat 
family had nine m embers, 
fames, his wife and two chil- 
dren and the men who brought 
us from Chicago. J do not 
recollect any complaint that 
there was not room enough for 
JAMES and SUSAN' rarton, about 1885. all, or of any one's going back 

a half mile to Ward's tavern at 
the four corners for lodging. Most of us slept on the floor with 
blankets beneath us. 

Next morning we wen: on two miles towards Perkins Grove to the 
Kocp( r ho ise, which Stephen had rented for one dollar a month, it 
stood some thirt\ rods west of where the Kapser, or Knox 
Grove Evangelical, church now stands. There was a log house, per- 
haps 12 x Ifi, with no chamber, puncheon fl >or, one window, ! think. 
West of that was a frame house, about the same sizt about ten feet 


high. These houses were occupied by Horatio Erskine, his wife, ; is 
brother William, and three sisters of Mrs. Erskine, the younger one >>i 
which became y >ur Aunt Ann- Daniel's wife. They had two :>\ three 
hired men, making in all .it least twenty. They were expecting to 
move as soon .is Wm. A. Miller could get his log house read\ tu oc- 
cupy, and so move out of the one Erskine had bought. We all lived 
together a few days before Erskine's family got out. 

We set a large b )x in erne corner of the frame house, a smaller b >x 
on that, and perhaps a s ill sm ilier hex on that. 1 'at her and mot Ik r 
climbed those stairs at night. I was a boy and had no use for stairs. 
The house was enclosed with oak weather boards, one half inch thick, 
overlapping each oilier. I took hold of a stud by putting my fingers 
just above the upper edge of a 
weather boaid, dug my toes on 
top of a lower board and so 
went up and down stairs cat 
fash ion. 

We had no table, but ate off a 
large box, until after we got 
under our own roof. We got a 
few wooden chairs, the first of 
the kind i eve- saw, a churn 
and a few other things from 
Peru, soon after our arrival. 
Father bought two cows for 
$'_'•">, and James took one for 51:'. 
He also bought a yoke of young 
oxen, but 1 think did not own 
a wagon that summer. J do 
not think there were more than 
a do/en horses in the neighbor- 
hood and less than a dozen 

Soon after our arrival, I think 
the nextday.a Mrs. Maxwell and 
several children visited us. She- 
was a good hearted, well mean- 
ing -free Methodist." Mother had never cooked, norseenamaai cooked 
upon a stove. She knew how t > mike rye bread, bakin . it in ? brick 
or stone o\ en; "short cake" from wheat fio;:r, baked in a skillet or iron 




baker's pan; buckwhc it i akes, mush, rice pudding, etc., but f> li awk- 
ward in her new surroundings. Mrs. Maxwell took in the situation. 
Mrs. ETskinc furnished milk. Mrs. Maxwell made biscuit, hak d 
them in Erskine's stove, and weate our first meal of "prairie" cooking. 

There was no dav school at Knox Grove until next winter, rhen 
theymudd ed up the cracks in the log house that Mr.Knox had vacated, 
when he built the more pretentious home, that, in turn, he had soid to 
the Porter family, in the fall of 1S45. The Porter s ms were 51 h 1 >i 
teai hers, but the people most interested asked Stephen to teach and 
he did so. Here I attended my first spelling school. Thev chose 
sides and spelled around. At length thev "spelled down." The two 
scholars tit the foot of the class stood up first; that was the way to do 
it, we were told. When one went down, the next si holaron that side 
came to the gap. Elea^ar, for sjaic unexplainable reason, missed 
nearly his first word. He was a go id scholar in every branch he had 
studied, i spelled down seven scholars on the other side, Henrv Por- 
ter among them. Jane Williams, sister of, and two years older than, 
Daniel's Ann, faced me. We st tod a long while, I am not sine which 
went down first. But I rec >1 lect tint as i correctly spelled one word 
that Stephen had evidently thought m ire difficult than the >i:<*Ta^< . 1 
saw a pleased expression on his face, involuntary, probably, which 
I thought meant that he was pleased to see his slender brother mak- 
in ; such a record, in his first spelling school. 

I think it was two years later that the log schoolhouse was built on 
the meridian line, hall on .Mr. Porter's and half on father's land. Pos- 
sibly it was one year sooner. 

The next school, after Stephen's "quarter," was in Daniel Pratt's 
back room. They had a log house with some loft room, and a lean-to 
on the west side, aboul ten feet wide by perhaps sixteen feet l"iiL r . 
Hannah Camp, Louis Winter's mother, was the teacher that quarter 
school in the lean-to. In this room was held the first Sunday school 
(1S-17). Pratt had ten in their family. 

Levi Camp's house was often used, for meetings and Sunday 
school. When the Knox log house was used foi school, the meet- 
ings were held in that. A Methodist preacher came once in two 
week's ordinarily, preached, and had class meeting. The first Sun- 
day school was in the Pratt schoolhouse in the summer of 1847. The 
next summer it was in Mr. Camp's house. 

Soon after our arriv d Eleazar and 1 went to m< eting in th( - I- 

house on the south side of Perkins Grove. A Methodist preacher 


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preached there once a fortnight. A Baptist had the alternate Sun- 
day. There, 1 first heard the hymn. "The Star of Bethlehem," sung 
to the tune of "Bonnie Doon." Or rather, 1 heard the last verse ol it. 
It was then customary, as soon as there were a few peoplt in the 
meeting house, for some one to start a hymn, and quite likely to sin." 
one hymn after another until the preacher was ready. The next 
time 1 heard that hymn and tune I appropriated them, and now often 
sin g the entire hvmn on a lonelv 

ride home after dark. 

I wish that the old custom of 
singing before meeting, singing 
the whole of a hvmn, instead of 
catting out verses, and singing 
over the grave of a dead Christ- 
ian would become customary 
again. In the earl} days nearlv 
all sung '•the air." J like the har- 
mony of four parts. But there 
was a power in the old way of 
singing, that I think does not 
exist in the music of the pres- 
ent da\ . 

\ou are waiting, impatiently, 
perhaps, to hear of the house 
building, while memory has led 
me over a long route that I 
would like to commemorate in 
story, if 1 had the imagination 
necessary to supply the con- ! 
necting links. 1 would rathe- [ 
hear stories of these olden time s, • 
on our old settler days, than 
listen to fine oratory. 

Stephen bargained for the 
"Rose and Mitchell" land in Knox ( hove, for 8750. Father paid the 
purchase money in a few days after^our arrival. It was the timber 
land, that made it valuable. Only four acres of prairie sod were 
broken. Stephen planted corn on that May 1. i in- board fence was 
not dreamed of. The man who could not buy a small piece o[ ti, ;■ 
bc-r, to supply him witl rails and fuel, could not « t'de. From Ward's 


w r._ 

DANII i. l'.AK'i 'i is. 



Corners to Paw Paw, along the Chicago and Princeton road, we went 
nearly twelve miles without a house, shrub, fence, or mark of a plow. 
On the Peru and Grand De Tour mad, we went some seven or eight 
miles south and as tar north over virgin prairie. Mr. Erskine re- 
m. irked, when we lived in the same house, that the time would never 
corne when thi se prairies would be settled so but that the inhabitants 
Could not only pasture their stock en the commons, but could also get 
all the prairie hay he needed for his stock. Father disputed him, and 

added that Mr. Erskine might 
see the day when these prairies 
would all be owned and settled 
and he roads, instead of follow- 
ing ridges, would be forced to 
the section lines. Father lived 
to see what came sooner than 
he expected. 

To return from mj wandering 
again. We brought our axes 
from New Jersey. They were 
too thin to stand Illinois oak, and 
soon gave place to western axes. 
Trees were soon cut down, and 
saw logs hauled to Inlet, where 
there was a saw mill at each end 
of the dam. 1 think the one at 
the north end went into disuse 
after Miller Dewey, spoken of 
in "The Banditti of the Prai 
ries," went to the penitentiary 
Corydon Dewey sawed our logs. 
My first trip was with Daniel, 
just after the fourth of July. 
The two roads, (from Porter's' and Ward's,) came together some- 
where about where O. E. Clark afterwards lived. Thence to Sand 
Grove, and connected with the Chicago and Galena road (which 
ran through Mel igin's and Paw Paw, and met 'die Princeton branch) 
a little distance south-east of Tripp's log tavern. We had a 
yoke of oxen and one saw log. I recollect I was very thirsty, yet 1 
thought the- prairies b«-autiful, there were so many wild (towers and 
the prairie gias- was *vaving in (he wind. 

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OR. JACOB I'.. BARTON. 1887, 



The -ills and floor beams of our house were hewn. James, a car- 
penter, had a broad axe. A common axe "scored" the log and the 
carpenter smoothed it with his broad axe. 1 rather think that the 
studs and braces were also hewn. They all were morticed into the 
sills and plates. A wooden pin through each end of the brace. Xo 
| ar< e nails. The shingles were oak, made by hand from trees cut for 
the purpose. 1 think the window-casing was made from <Kik boards, 
but am' not sure if the window sash were home made The glass were 
S x 10 the 7 x '•' class being somewhat out of style. Both sizes were 
in emmon use for years. Probably live years later Mr. Camp got 9 x 
12 glass. 

The house was sixteen feet wide, twenty feet long and perhaps 
twelve feet high; was 7J< feet clear, between the beams of the two 
floors, set on blocks sawed from trees. There was no brick nearer 
than Princeton. The stone quarries at Lee Center had not been ele- 
ven iped. 

1 am not sure whether the joists foi the upper floor were hewed or 
sawed. 1 rather think they were hewn. The floor boards were rough 
o.ik, laid down without matching. We did not have enough to cover 
up stairs. One night I dreamed of hearing the buzz of a rattlesnake. 
1 sat up in my bed spread on the floor, and partly awake recol- 
lected that the snake was not the only danger; I might fall to the 
lower floor if I moved far. We moved into this house with a quilt for 
a door. The few rows on that side of the grove inclined, to flock to- 
gether. Mr. Porterhad a Durham hull which they brought from Michi- 
gan, lie was old enough to be insolent. He did not like the look's of 
our door and we sometimes felt apprehensive lest he walk through it 
in the night. 

In autumn, father bought a number eight, wood cook stove. Western 
cord had not been discovered. The winter was quite severe. We had 
only green wood to burn. 

Accustomed to a warmer home in New Jersey, with a tire place in 
each of the lar^e rooms below, and a fire place up stairs in the room 
wiierc we boys slept, we felt the- cold, but probably no worse than our 
neighbors, who f, It less able to use wood freely. 

In those da>s people did not dress as they do now. Very few 
women had rubber shoes— probably not one pair in that neighbor- 
hood. Men had no overshoes whatever; though later, the wealthier 
men got ov -rsh >es made of leather solt s and buffalo skin uppers. A 



min with woolen piatalo.xis, lined with cotton sheeting, was fairly 
dressed. Those .vith "canton flannel" drawers were rather extra 
dressed. Very few had overcoats. Sheep were scarce and woolen 
goods quite expensive. Eight yards of calico made a dress for a < urn 
mon woman. I have known a man to carry the calico home at nhf'nt; 
the next night, the wife, caring for a numbei of children, would have 
the dress made and on her at the supper table. Leather shoes for 
women, b its for the men. Starched shirts quite rare. In winter men 
often went t i meeting with the same clothes they had worn through 
the week, excepting a clean shirt. In summer a man with a hickorv 
shirt, blue jean overalls, a vest, a homemade straw hat, and coarse 
boots was dressed for church.— the shirt and overalls being recentlv 
washed. Men often went to meeting bare foot. Thev drove ox teams 
and a lumber wagon. Sometimes chairs for seats, especially for the 
mother and baby. Mostly, a board laid across the top of the wagon 
box. The only soring seats were two oak sticks, small stud- the 
length of the wagon box, supported at the four ends bv iron hooks. 
The seat board- short enough to rest upon these supports and move 
up and down. 

An unusual amount of prairie sod was broken in the summer of 
1840. The decomposition of so much vegetable matter helped cause 
much ague. Some who had lived here two or three vears before we 
came had their first "shake" that fall. Sometimes there were not 
enough well ones in a family to care for the- sick. 1 had my first 
shake in "hazel nutting time." Had just fifty shakes before settled 
weather next spring. A shake every day rapidly. Usually, 
in less than two weeks it would run its course and leave me. After a 
few week- of respite, it would seize me again. A life-long character- 
istic of father was, whenever he had a little fever he became talka- 
tive. Jason fared the worst, and was often delirious. His case 
took the form of dumb ague and his mind would be wild one, two 
or three hours. One day lather got a slate and pencil and showed 
Jason how to cipher, but Jason saw a deer jump over our house. 
Father told him to wait a minute am! we would hear Mr. Williams 
(you will recollect him and Ids son Sid), shoot the deer. 'I he;, lie went 
on with the slate. Ho .vould see a s!iv< run the door, and think th tt 
was going to jump through him. Hi. Heath, who then lived north of 
the Grove, failed to help him. They sent for old Dr. Gardner of 
Temperance Hill, four miles north of Anibo'y, I it to no purpose. The 
doctors of La Motile, Avery and Gorham were both allopath, and 


practiced bleeding, blistering and a g ■ id calomel sure mouth. Father 
had a severe experience with calomel about the time of my infancy, 
and would not patronize them. At length Dr. Heath broke the I old 
of the disease with quinine. 

So far as 1 recollect quinine was a comparatively new remedy, and 
thert was quite a popular prejudice against it. 

Ague pills were abundant, but thev cost a dollar a box. A man 
would split rails all <\.i\\ eat a cold lunch at noon, for 40 01 50 cents. 
Dollars .vcre scarce. The pills usually gave only temporary relief. 
My Ague Bals im and Cathartic Pills would have been a boon in those 
days. Thev came later, and the Balsam did go >d work. 

You « ill see that my mind 
inclines to linger over the inci- 
dents of the olden time. I ver\ 
often think of the conversation 
I heard, principally with latin r 
and Mr. Erskine, with a mini 
her of others present. Fathei 
had been in this State less than 
a wee'-;,- I think but two Oi 
three days. Father inquired ii 
they had no timothy or clovei 
hay. Mr. E. said that we had 
none, and would never - need 
them; there would always be 
plenty of prairie u'i' ;|?s - I' was 
then that father told them thai 
the time was not far distant 
when these prairies would al 
be settled, cattle and hogs kept 
in pastures, and roads forced t< 
follow straight lines insteai 
of following ridges. Thesi 
thoughts seemed wh< i'.y im 
probable to the older settlers. 

Tin re was a neighborly hos- 
pitality in those day ; tha< A es 
not exist now. Nearly every- 
body wore common r.iothcs, and lived cheaply A strangei could 
get lodging in tho tittle homes far easier than I now rind a i v 


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foi the night where people have an abundance of room and sur- 
plus beds. The leather bed would be laid upon the floor for a 

stranger or for neighbor's hoys 
who happened toTbe caught 
away] from home in a* severe 
thunder storm. As I said re- 
cently at an old settlers' meet- 
ing, the young men took their 
sweethearts out buggy riding 
in a lumber wagon drawn by- 
oxen. The family made the 
girl's wedding trousseau. 

I have said nothing of prairie 
wolves, rattlesnakes, prairie 
chickens, etc. 1 could write .if 
them if you wish. All were 
abundant. Had the "Massa- 
Saugers" been a really vicious 
enemy, he would have had 
many more victims. Uniess 
trodden upon, he would usu- 
ally elevate his tail, give warn- 
ing and move away. But a 
stone "canteen" in the harvest 
field was excusable. 

White clover came in spon- 
taneously. Where a track was 
made, the prairie sod killed, 
and the track abandoned, white 
clover succeeded the prairie 
grass. It now appears to be 
on the decline. It used to be 
our best plant for bees/! It has 
had very little honey the last 
twenty years, and is not as 
abundant as it used to be. 

Both fatherland mother had 
strong sympathies. X" one suf- 
fered where they could rdievi the suffering. Their children came 
honestly by their s>mpati otic nature. I lie > were both generous, and 



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alwavs ready to assist those who tried to do well. The Bartons have 
sometimes been obstinate whin unduly crowded, but would usually 
suffer injustice rather than quarrel. Father and mother were in aci ord 
in sustaining religious work, were interested in the schools of the 
n< ighb >rh i >d. and assisted whatever they could that was intended to 
make the world better. Mother was more outspoken against wrong- 
doing than father, and received more criticism; but she no less than 
fall r had n generous appreciation of all that was good. They were 
industrious, respectable and honest, standing in principle and moral 
purpose with the better class of our neighbors. 

Eieazar Barton and his wife wen;- plain, hard-working people, 
with no affectation or pretense. They spent their active years in 
rearing their children and building a home in a new common- 
wealth, and had little time for 

reading or aesthetic culture. 
They had a few books — Raeh- 
ael Barton's copy of "The 
Anxious Inquirer" covered 
with cloth of her own spin- 
ning is in my possession, and / 
several of her books, similarly | 
covered, still exist. She was j 
an industrious spinner, and 
undertook to spin a coverlet 
for each of her suns, but died 
when she had finished three. 
These were prettily woven by 
a Knox Grose weaver, and 
have her name' wrought into 
the design. These 1 went to 
her daughter Rachael, and 
her sons Daniel and Eieazar. and I" think all of then) are 

Eieazar Barton's Bible is preserved, and, with his father's 
sword is shown in the writer's book-plate, ft was published by 
Edmund Cushing at Lueuberg, Mass.. in 1832, and bears on its 
fly leaf, in ink made by father's mother, an ornamental design by 






MARIA Hastings BARTON, 1899. 


LI El ~TL S. \ XT WILLI A .\ I B. 1 R TO.\. 

a schoolmaster nam d Smith, "'Eleazar and Rachel Barton. Dec. 
2nd. A. D. ISIS." It contains the record ol their family. 

I barely remember my gran Ifather Barton, a full faced, rather 
florid old man sitting beside the great open fire.the only one of the 

kind 1 remember in my 1 oy- 
hood. Such a fire be in- 
sisted upon having while he 
• lived. 

He and his son-- were 
Democrats until the time of 
the Missouri Compromise. 
He was an Abolitionist all 
his life; but hi> familiarity - 
with s'.avi rv as it existed in 
New Jersey made him con- 
servative, and be was U01 
among the most radical of 
the Abolitionists. He was a 
patriot, and bis beart was at 
the front in the day- of the 
Civil War. 

He was deeply interested 
in the second election of 
Lincoln and as it ap- 
proached oi'teu said that he hinged to live to vote that day. 
He had not been outside bis door for weeks nor up bis own 
stairs for mouths when he drove to Mendota in a storm to vote 
for Lincoln in 1S6L The election was held in a ball upstairs in 
Rust's block, and refusing proffered help," he went up stairs on 
his knees, and so to the ballot box. lx was a rare exhibition of a 
fine sentiment in the old man, too simple-hearted to know how 
beautiful a thing he was doing. He scarcely expected to survive 
that day, and went to the p >lls as other men were going to the 
battle. He was too unaffecte 1 to suppose that the act would b ■ 
remembered, but in it was an exhibition of the finest spirit of de 
voted and conscientious citizenship. 




EXSIi J.V El. EAZER B. 1 R T< >.V. 

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I remeinb >r his fuueral. and the face which they held me up to 
- ■. an 1 1 Uii-.v even then that a good nun. au 1 on ■ honored !\\ 
his neighb; >r-. had gone. 

Kl'- -r/ ir ,m 1 Rtehe! Barton and deceased members of this fam- 
ily were bad vl in the K'i >s Grove Ce:n 'tery. but within recent 
wars the bodies have been removed to the better and more pi r- 
manent cemetery at Mendota. 

Timber Ian I on the prairie > steadily diminishes, ant] Knox 
Grove will be obliterated before many years. It lay along Btuvau 
Creek, near the corner of Lee. Bureau and La Salle counties. 
Lleazar Barton's land was at the junction of the creek and the 
third principal meridian of the State. 

Through the courtesy of Mr. Charles Gardner of Sublette I am 
able to give a picture of Bureau Creek where it is crossed by the 
Illinois Central Railway. "The old swimming hole" on p. 49 
i> the scene of what little fishing and swimming I was able to do 
in 1) ivhood, and is not far from the place where Shabbona and 
his braves used to ramp on gran Ifather's land during his early 
ye irs in Illinois. . 


Rachel Bostedo daughter of Lewis Read and Rachel 
Bostedo, was born in Morris County, N. J., May 9. 17iU. m. Xov. 
S, l^bi Eleazar Barton, and died of typhoid fever at Knox Grove. 
111., Aug. 22. 1849. 

The marriage record is as follows: 

■■I i ertif* that on '!:•• eighteenth d iv of November, eighteen hundred and rift^n. 
I married M,-a/ar Barton to kai lie] Read both of the Township of Pequantiack in 
th* County of \Iorris and State of New Jer.-ey. Witness my hand this tiiruieeuth 
day .,f November in the year of < ir Lord eii;hti eti hundred a::'l fifteen. 
Haknakas King, 

Mini-'- r of the Gospel 1st Prest. Church at Rockawav." 

Liber B. p i *'. M.,rri- Co. Record. 

Of his mother, my father writes: 

Mother, like most of the Bostedo's had quite a large frame. Her 
complexion was hardly dark, nor was it quite light. She had dark 
hair and eyes. The bilious temperament predominated. We the igl t 
hei good cook. She made excellent bread and butter, and these i 
with mush and milk, were "the chief of our diet." While she was 
womanly, she had rather mere "drive" than father had. She was 



industrious and economical. In New Jersey she got a system by 
which she cut men's clothing, and sometimes cut for our neighbors at 
Knox Grove. Most of her otherwise- leisure time was employed hi 
patching or making clothe?, she, meanwhile, humming some turn . 

She could card woo!, though 
■ that was generally don< at a 
carding mill. She spun rol is 
into yarn; and wove the \ irn 
into cloth. She wove her o\\ n 
| carpets. Eleazar learned t 
i weave after mother got the 
' warp into the loom. I did 
most of the quilling. Me and 
I were engaged in an up- 
] stairs room, where Eleazar 
I and 1 played our first and 1 
presume, our last game of 
! cards. Cousin Eleazar Hen- 
derson, about Eleazar's age, 
standing outside, attracted our 
attention by whistling. He 
beckoned us to crime down. 
We told him to come uj>. lie 
came. Showed us a pack of 
\ cards. He appeared to know 
j| the names of some of the 
I cards. We certainly did not. 
1 The £,ame had hardly com- 
-' menced when the. door opened 
suddenly; mother seized some 
of the cards and threw then; 
into the open fire, saying, "I'll have no can! [.hiving in my house." 
Father would have stopped the card playing, but probably in a 
milder v. ay. 

Mother was equal to some doctors in sickness. She often attended 
mothers at the time of births, and so far as I know, without any com- 
pensation. She \%as regard< d as .1 skillful nurse. She made quite a 
number of remedies whi< h we thought valuable. One was an excel- 
lent healing salve, which was often needed by wood choppers. 
Father had little skill in caring for the sick. Hi would ■/■•■ thn .:„'. 





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dark and storm for a doctor; do anything that was needed, hut 
seemed timid about being around the sick bed. 

Mother was as fond of music as I am. She has a clear, strong. 
accurate voice. She learned tunes readily, and sang much at home, 
In spending an afternoon away with some neighbor, she often took a 
hymn book with her, and spent part of the time in singing hymns. 
Kather regarded her as much the best female singer in the m ; hhor- 
h<»id oi Knox Grove. 


Mother never sought prominence for the sake of being promim ut. 
Hut she would stand wherever she believed that duty called her 
Preachers quite frequently called upon her to close their meetings 
j with prayer. 


Lewis Head, father of Rachel, wife of Eieazar Barton, came to 
Morris County. X. J., probably from New England. There he 
married Rachel, daughter of Rev. -Jacob Bostedo. She died in 
giving birth to her only child. Rachel Bostedo Read, b. Hay 9, 
1799. The infant daughter was reared by her maternal grand- 
parents, and the discouraged young father went to what was 
then lite far west, "the Lake Re.gion" of central New York, and 
j was lost to his wife's relatives in New Jersey. 


in the history of Morris Co. p. 336 then* is reference to Jacob 
Bostedo as one of the n< ited men still remembered by old men in 
Morris County. He was no! settled over a church, but had a 
farm on which was a tannery, a small iron furnace, etc., and 
preached at different places on Sunday. lie was a Presbyterian. 
Fie and his wife are buried in the Zeek burying ground. Their uies read : 



j IN THE SO;, y: •.;. 0F HI 

J A N E 

\vi dow or 
who me!) REY.JA< 0BB0STED0E. 

IN MKMOI.1 '-i|r 


Feb. 1".k. l ».,•:. tho mt i> 

Si.l-I. 4th., IS!0. 
is 1 iik SSth V E KR of h er ALE 


The children of Jacob and Jane Bostedo were Abram. Peter. 
Gideon. Rachel. Jane (m. David Losaw), Susanna (in. Matthias 
I fogencamp I. 

Rachel Bostedo visited her granddaughter in January 1*31, 
and the sou born at that time (Jan. 5) was named for her hon 
ored husband, then two years (had. Jacob PnsUdoEart< u. the 
father of the writer. Her husband is believed to luo'e been 
of Connecticut stock: but her own ancestry was Dutch. II t 
maiden name was Snider, which her lather probably spelled 
Schneider: her mother was a Van \\ inkle. 


The children of Eieazar and Rachel lJ. Barton were born near 
(hven Lake. Pequannack Township, N. J. Their name- are: 

I. Lewis Read Barton, b. June 3, I^JT. m. Agnes Masaker. They 

live at Mendota, 111. He was a wagon maker in New Jersey 
and a farmer in Illinois, but sold his farm several years ago 
and is living in town. Their children are: 

1. Infant daughter b. April 9, 1813, d. April 26, 1813. 

2. Sylvester Barton, b. Sept. 15. 1811. m. Feb. 1S69 Roena 
Sawyer. The} live at Littleton, Colorado. Their children 

Clarence Noble, and Clara Mabel, twins, b. Meriden, 111., Aug. 
lit. 1873. Clara died Dec. 21, 187(5. 

3. Rachel Jane. b. Nov . 16, 1S16, d. April 9, 181S. 

1. Caroline Barton, b. Aug. 17. 1852, m. Nov. 28. 1872, White- 
field S.Crawford. They live at Geneva, Xeb., and have' 
no children. 

5. Emeline Barton, b. Aug. 17, 3852, m. Jan. 3, 1853, Albert 
Minkler. J hey live at Mendota, 111. They have one 

Carrie Agnes, b. Aug. 20, 1885. 

II. James Barton, b. Oct. IS, 1819, m. 1813, Susan, ib. Oct. 1- 

lS23j dan. of Enos and Fanny! Iv « epers) Davenport. In 1K16 
la accompanied his parents to Illinois, where he lived till 
1850 when he v<-\)>. >ved to Iowa, and in 1865 to California, lie 
was Justice of th* 1 Peace in Illinois, and he Id the same office, 
foi 3 vears in low;!. For J7 yearn he was a prominent mem- 
tv-i of the Board of Sunervbors of Tulaie Co., Cal., and l«- 



liim isdue the retention of the Count} seat a u »1 the building 
of the court house at Visalia. ![<■ lives at Three "Rivers. Cal. 
The children of James and Susan Barton are: 

1. Hudson De Camp Bnrtou.b. March 21 1844. He lives at 
Orosi, Tulare Co.. Cal. !!<• in. 1S70. Sarah Harmon, dan. 
of Isaac Harmon, by whom lie had seven children as fol 

1. lames IV Camp, b. 1^71, m. Nellie St. Clair, 1803. 

Tli.-i! . liiWr n iro. '-\ U in. b. Ls I !. (i ill- r-r. b. I-'.'. 

2. Franklin Frederick, b. 1872, 

3. Go* rge Albertus, b. 187-3. ni. Clara Moor, 1899, 
1. ( >i learn . b. 18"i ?, m. Albert Wraight, 1 V ''T. 

The\ have one s m, b.iSgS. 

5. Ri v, '».. 18*1, 
C>. Hugh, b. 1<83, 
;. Maud, b. ! v -." ; . 

2. James Scott Barton, b. April 21. 1815, d. Dec-. 2. 1883. 

.".. Orlando IV Win Barton, b. Sept. fi. 1847. Hem., 18S0- 
Maggie Allen, b. 1864, d. 1888. He lives at Auckland. Cal. 
His children are: 

1. Phabe. b. 1881. 

2. Cornelius Fasten b. 1S82. 

1. En os Da v<m port Barton, b. Dec. 21. 1850,is unmarried. He 

lives at Auckland. Tulare Co.. Cal. 
t>. Florence Barton, b. 1854, d. 1880. She m. \Y. H. i'yrd, 

(b. 1850). date 1874. 
They have one son Clarence F.dgar, b. 1875. 

0. Jane Barton, b. 1856, m. James Weathers son of Ben F. 
Weathers. Tiny live at Visalia. Their children are: 

1. Carrie Weathers, b. 1878. 

2. Grover L. Weathers, b. 1885. 

7. Adelaide Barton, b. 1858, m. James Butts. They !iv<> ai 
Han ford. Kings Co. California. They have one child: 
Ida Mav Butts, b. J*77. Married H. Ha:nilt< n, 1607. 
Ida Mav Hamilton's cl ildreu are a son b. Ibi 1 and a daughu r 
b. 19w. 

Mhlis>ii Carton, b. I. SOl. She m. 1878,I\obert Haidin.son 
of Benj. Hardin. Tin y livi ai Visalia, Tulare Co.. Cal. 
T! cir children are: 

1. N"oi man, b. 1>7'.\ 

'. i ianche, b. I - : 83. 

3. lit njamin. 


9. Jason Barton, b. 18:51. m. Mi-. Mary Griffis. ISOn He 
lives at Three Rivers, Cal. Their children are: 

1. Vernon, 1). 1397. 

2. Robert, b. 1S9V>. 

10. Millon Montgomery Barton. b. Feb. 15. 1867. Fie in.. 1S8S, 
Ha trie P 'master. Th -y live at Three Rivers, Tulare Co., 
Cal. Their children are: 

1. Nellie, 1). 1802. 

2. Ralph, b. 18D8. 

III. Man.von Buu'ox,b. Jan. 26, 1S22. d. June 11. 1821. 


oris' o varo\ T , 

b. Nov. 5, 1825, d. Dec. 20. 182i 

V. Stephen Ba 'it n, b. Nov. 2, 1826, preced -A his fatlier to Illi- 

nois in 1816, in which year he taught the first public school 
in Sublette township. In 1851 he moved to California : in. 
March 10. 1893, Mrs. Helen Jeanette (Metcalf) Potter (h. 
Ashford, Conn., .lulv 2, 1851). daughter of Job and Helen 
Metcalf and widow "of H. R. Potter. He was editoi of The 
Viwlia. Daltrt,l$lQ 1876, Th* Iron Age, 18715 78. and is the 
author of "A Rigid Earth.: or Geology as Applied to .Min- 
ing.'* He has contributed to the Delta for over thirty years; 
has also c >ntribu;ed to many other papers and was the au- 
thor of a series of articles on Riparian law at the time of the 
first turning of public attention to irrigation, and has al 
length seen the right of the "bank owner" to "wash his 
lands in time of drouth" recognized as the teachings ol the 
law <>! nature, so far as California is concerned. He lives a1 
Isabella. Cal., being the founder of the town. He has no 

VI. Daniel Barton, b. Feb. 27.1829, d. Jefferson. Iowa, Feb.7,lS93 

Hem.. 1st, Nancy Ann Williams (b. April 27, 1839.d. in Sub- 
lette, 111., Sept. 17, 1886; by whom he had: 

I. Alice Alvina. b. Apr. 6. 1856, in., Feb. 1, 1S77, Philip Burg 
1). Nov. 27, ISltiJ. Their children are: 

1. Klien March t, b. Nov. 1. 1878. 

2. Minni. Manila, b. [unc •_".'. 1883. 
:;. Nancy Ann-, b July 1, 188o. 

4. K uhrina imi ■. b Nov. 7, 1887. 
'>. Frank Daniel, b. !--'' 

6. Mary Josephine, b. IV.'l, d. 18'.>I. 

7. Delia." 

8. Lc Uov L< -' :-. 


:. ; . Am.-.-,' Lewis Barton, b. March 1. 1^> S . 

iJ'Mi.i Barton*, m.. 2d.Marinda Robinson. 1). July 20, 1*- 12, 
in. Oct. 1. 1867. Their children were: 

3. Fred Barton, b. June 1, 1858. m. Addie V. Johnson. <J>- 
Feb. 3. L867) \pril 3. 1890. They hud: 
Claire Marinda, b. June 15, lSVil. 

-J. MertonAlonzo Barton, b. Nov. LO. 1870. in. Esther Alice 
Van Emmon (b. Feb. 2. 1875) March 10. 1897. Thev had: 
I'aul Ford, b. Aug. 3, 18'JV>. 

5. Albert Guy Barton b. Oct. 12, 1.873, m. Ida Jane Lewis. 
July 1, 1897. 

(J. Le Roy Jason Barton, b. July 10. 1875. 

7. Mary Melissa Barton, b. Sept. 12.1885. 

V 1 ) . Eleazae Barton, b. June 11, 1831. m. March 31, 385-1, 
nah L., dan. of Nathan ana' Hannah B. Turner. For many 
years he was located at Meriden, 111., where he engaged in 
the manufacture of wagons, lie was Justice of the Peace. 
and held other public ollices. and was aetivt in the work of 
church and Sunday school. They now live at Freed'.*:!!. 11!. 
They have two adopted children: 

Silas Edgar Barton, b. Jan. 30. 1862. m. Marcli 28, 1S83, 
Alice, dau. of Justus 0..and Eliza R. Carter. They live at 
Ottawa, 111. They have had four children, of whom three 
arc living. 

Jennie Clausou Lai tun. I). Oct 13, IS S, m. March 21. 1892. 
Daniel Collins. They live ai Freedom, 111. 

VI IF. Jacob Bostedo Barton, b. Jan. 5.L-3L m., lst,Juue8. I-- 1 '". 
Helen Methven who d. April 18. 1893; in., 2d,' Mrs. Angel- 
ina Eastman Ellsworth, Aug. 15. lV.U. 
The children of Jacob B. and Helen Methven Barton are: 

1. William Eleazar Barton, b. -Tunc 28. 1861, m. July :- ; :;. 
] c -85. Esther Treat Bushnell. ' ^ 

2. Man Ra.-hel Barton, b. Aug. 3, 18*52, m. May 20, 188*1, 
Geor< • M. Patterson. 

3. John Jacob Lai ton. b. Sept. 20. 18G5. 

L (..-: ; - ■ iferbert Barton, b. Sept. 7. 1809, d. Jan. 17, 1873. 
: >. Grace Helen 1 arlon, b. Jaw. :*>, 187-1 : m. June 14,1900, 
Ira 1 ,or< u M<- Laren. • - ■ • '■_, 

IX. J a: n B.-.hton. b. Oct. 25. 1830, d. June 30. 1861. 


X. Racuel Amanda Barton, b. Oct. 12. 1838. in. April 29, 1856 

Rev. Edward Crandall Pratt, l>. March 4. 1833. son of Daniel 
and Elizabeth (Skinner) Pratt. He entered the Methodist 
ministry in 1876. and has served man} of the churches of the 
Des Moines Conference and now lives at Sharpsburg. Iowa. 
Their children born at Knox Grove. 111., are: 

1. Izetta, b. April 25, 1857. d. Taylor Co., Iowa. May 7,1875, 

2. Arthur Laverne. b. Xov. 2, 1858, m. March 27. 1 SS-l. Xancy. 
dan. of Thomas Compton. Their children are: 

1. Ernest Karl, b. Feb. ti, 1885. 

2. Edward rhom is. b. June 2, 1- 6. 

3. lessie, b. [an. 10, 1889. 

4. Arthur, h. Aug. 2-, 18**0. d. Amu. 81, 1891. 

5. Eunice Golda, b. Feb. 20, 18yG. 
G. Helen, b. April 18, 1898. 

3. Rachel .Jane. 1). Aug. 13, 186*1, d. Feb. 28. 1S63. 
•1. Addie J., b. March 20. I860. 

5. Frank Pratt, b. June 28. 1S70, m. Feb. 17. 1892. Mrs. Xauey 
A. (Bycroft ) Coukler. They have one child. 
Bertha Elizabeth, I. Jan. 28, 1893. 

XI. William Xewtox Barton, b. Sept. 11. 18-11. m. Maria L. 
Hastings, (d. Oct. 1899) enlisted as a private in Co. i . 7th 
Illinois Cavalry and died at Eastport, Tenn., Ma\ 4,1865. 
Maria Louise Hastings was burn in Morefield.Ohio, in l s .'!7. 
and came to Mendota with her parents in 1851. Her parents 
were John and Jeannie (Kuoxj Hastings of Scotch and Irish 
descent. Frior to her marriage she had been a teacher, and 
when left a widow she again took up that work and contin- 
ued it foi twelve years. In 1891 she was stricken with par 
alysis. The last three years ot her life she spent with her 
daughter in Fulton, where she died October 20, 1S99. She 
was a member i il the Mel ! i >dist Episcopal church of Mend< >ta 
and up to the tim ■ of her last great allliction. was a w«mmn 
oi superior attainments, genial manners and kiudlv disposi- 
tion. The chil Irencf William Xewlou and Maria L. Barton 

Samuel N'i-a ton, I), i 863. 

Xeliie an Lti . b. Feb. I< . IS 15. m.. Aug. 21 IS* I Fred K. 
Bastian E litoi of the Pultun Joumnl. The* live at Ful- 
ton, 111 la l lvno.\ Bastian ua> 6 »rn in Roahesl t.X. V., 
in 1 -•"■'-, and is the -on oi Van S. and Ann (Knoxj Bastian, 


to fill 

ith his narenb 

I Villi 


brought upon a farm in Bureau Comity. His education was 
procured through his own t [Torts and he successfully en- 
gaged in teaching scho >l foi three years. In 1879 he ac- 
cepted a position as reporter on the Sterling Ga~ctf< and 
was connected with that paper until l Cs -l when he pur- 
chased the Fulton Journal, the oldest paper in Whiteside 
Count v. For seventeen years he was editor of t!ii- ; paper. 
In 189*8 he sold the Journal and is now employed in the 
Fulton bank. Mr. Bastian is well known in politics and 
is ;wi active worker for his party interests in Whiteside 
County. In 1895 he received the Democratic nomination 
fur- congressman from the tenth congressional district.nnd 
in 1898 his name was again placed on the party ticket for 
representative to the State Legislature from tin' thirty-first 
senatorial district, and received the full vote of his party 
which is in the minority in Whiteside Couuty. In I89(i he 
was appointed postmaster of Fulton bv President Cleve- 


KS'l II : i. T. IJAKTO 

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Jacob Bostedo Barton, eighth son of Eleazar and Rachel B. born in Morris County, New Jersey, Jan. 5, 18.T1. 
and was named by his great grandmother, who was with his 
mother at the time, in honor of her own deceased husband, the 
Rev. Jacob Bostedo. Later she presented him with a little red 
dress with yellow spots, the glory of which he still remembers. 
In 1816 he removed with his parents to Illinois. Attending 
local schools and improving his meager home advantages, he 
fitted himself to teach school. He studied medicine with Dr. 
Heath of Paw Paw. His active practice as a physician was 
limited, as he soon established himself in a drug stun: in Sub- 
lette, though the more stringent laws of later years caused him 
to agister as a legal physician. He built the drug store and 
house which he occupied on Richmond Street, near Main, in 
Sublette, and here his children were born. The hewn walnut 
beams of this house were wrought by a neighbor, Mr. Camp, in 
payment of his family doctor bill. 

His activities in the little village were many. He established 
and operated a small printing office. He was postmaster for 
manv vears, and also Notary Public and Village Clerk. Finan- 
cial reverses am! failing health drove him from his store and 
home, and he established a new home in another part of the vil 
lage on vacant lots owned by him. Several vears of gardening 
amloutdooj life largely restored his health, and helms occupied 
his recent year- in manufacturing and selling remedies com- 
pounded and used bv him in previous years. 

Of his own youth and the means by which he fitted himself 
for his lite work he write-: 

I was a weakly hoy, physically. Mother carried me into a chilly 
room when I was about six weeks old. A bad cold and pneumonia 


resulted. I was active. They called m: "the weazel," but I was 
never strong as most hoys of my age. 1 think it was in the year of 
18o0, or possibly 1851, we had a heavy snow on the fifth day of April. 
Next day the north west win 1 blew, and it was a terrible dav. Father 
had started tn go to Xew Jersey the first day of April. The cars came 
as far west as Aurora. Eleazar carried him and Esquire Meekerthere 
with horses and wagon We feared that chev would be on the lakes 
in that storm. 

Iwas 0llt during much of that storm caring for voung lambs. I 
took a \>j,\ cold, and from that time on was an invalid. ° I coughed 
badly, spat some blood, and was debilitated. Settled weather came 
but ! . dld not improve. Dr. Heath, of Paw Paw, came to see me a 
few times, and I experienced a temporary improvement. 

I read small medical books, whatever f could get. I gathered 
roots and herbs, not merely for myself, but that 1 might benefit the 
neighbors in minor ailments. In 1852 I originated a formula of 
Diarrhea Drops which I have used ever since, and as its success 
was marked, I made other compounds. The neighbors came to me 
for simple remedies and sometimes wished me to go to their houses. 
In the meantime, I had obtained larger and reliable works on the 
practice of medicine. 

The J fmes brothers and Dr. Avery of I. a Moille were the recog- 
nized physician- at the time, but my practice grew, until 1 was doing 
a large share of the doctoring in that neighborhood. 

1 had never settled in my mind whether I ought to be a doctor or a 
preacher. My weak lungs, my diffidence, and poor edui ition, caused 
me to choose medicine. I was carrying too much responsibility in 
some critical cases. I felt that I must get out of that, or qualify 
myself better. I went to Paw Paw, where 1 studied in the office 
of Dr. Heath. I had little thought of ever entering a medical col- 
lege. Many of our old, and some of our most successful physicians, 
'had no diploma.-. Dr. Heath, who had almost phenomenal' success! 
probably nevei .-aw the inside of a medical college. 

The confinement in the drug -tote and the study wore on me. 1 
saw that a doctor's life meant travel in the worst of storms, long 
nights without sleep, and no rest by day. 1 never would be able to 
endure the hardships and exposures of such ;: life, beside-, I had 
grown weak and thin, and my ahU-bodted stomach hardly relished 
the good food tha: Mother Dettamore, a woman that i revere,) set 
before her boarders. 



■ ■■ 

As I gave up the hope of being a doctor, the impression that I 
ought to be a Gospel minister, grew stronger. I reasoned that if 1- 
had a drug siore of my own, 1 could take more libeities. My health 
demanded that 1 leave Paw Paw. The same amount of study tha! 1 
had given to medicine in Paw Paw, would give me some knowledge 
of g r a m in a r. I f 1 
could correct my 
grammatical errors, 1 
could hone to attain 
<• imcthing in o t li e r 

Soon after coming 
home my health, recu- 
perated. I spoke to 
father about the drug 
store p ro ject. He 
promised to aid me. 
I located in Sublette; 
soon found the cares 
of business too exa< t- 
ing to permit much 
studying, and here 1 
a rn. 

Your Father, 
Jacob P.. Barton. 

Helen Methven Barton. 

Dn. Jacob BostedO 
BAkTON, in. .Juno S, 
1S00, Helen, daugh- 
ter of Rev. William 
Methven ami Mart 
Sim. his wife S I; e 
vva.s bom in Dundee 
Scotland. Oct. 10* 

1827, came to America with her mother in isli, her father 
having preceded them to this country six years before. Her 
marrii d life was spenl in Sublette, where she died April 18, 1893. 




She was a woman of sweet spirit, who lived a modest, sim- 
ple, sincere Christian life. In youth she was a pretty little 
girl with rosy cheeks. Her uncle, \l^\ . Theophilus Methven, 
called her the "flower of the tlock." Aunt June wrote of her 
youth, "Almost everyone liked her. She was good at school, 
and learned well, but father's leaving put an end to her school- 
ing. It was all we could do to live." She was .still a child when 
with her mother and the other children she came to America. 
The conditions of frontier life are hard, even for strong men. 
They are harder for delicate women. Helen Methveu was a 
sensitive sou), with a strain of poetry in her nature. .She had a 
good mind and was well read in the best literature. She was 
gentle and retiring, inheriting her mother's sweet temper, and 
her fathers love of books. In her last years she suffered from 
partial deafness, which shut hei in from the world, and she was 
known to only a limited circle of friends. But her children rise 
up and call her blessed. 


Rev. William Methven, father of Helen Methveu Barton, was 
born in Scotland. Oct, !'.». 1794, came to America 183$, and died 
in Sublette. 111., Sept. 30, 1874. He was the son of David and 
Mary (Adamson) Methven. 

I remember Grandfather Methven well. He was a man c f str< oig 
character and of indomitable will, and a constant student of 
the Bible, of poetry, philosophy and theology. He had a rich 
Scotch brogue, was fond of controversy, and always ready for 
theological debate. He was a Congregationalism and protested 
strongly against the extreme Calvinism of the Scotch kirk. 
With others he withdrew and founded an independent church, 
where he preached, and for which body he wrote some theolog- 
ical pamphlets. He had an alert and logical mind with a strong 
legal bent. At otic time he became involved in a lawsuit in 
America, and quite enjoyed the experience, refusing to employ 
Counsel, and pleading his own case. lb greatly delighted in 


the til's with the lawyers, and won his case, much to his own 

William Methven had meager educational advantages, yet 
was taught to read 
wideh and t h i n k 
well. He spent his 
youth in gardening. 
Aboul 1818 hr mar 
i i ed M a f y S i m, 
daughter of Sergeant 
John biin, then sup- 
c r i n t e nd en t of a 
bleachery at Claver- 
house, and. securing 
emp lo y in e n t as a 
bleacher, rose in his 
work, till on the re- 
tirement of hi* fa- 
ther-in-law he suc- 
ceeded him as super- 
intendent, and held 
the position for 17 
years. Shortly before 
the panic of 1 S37 he 
had begun manufact - 
uring on his owu ac- 
count, 'out i he panic 
ruined him. and lie 
o a in e t o America, 
where for six yeai's 
he work' d trying to 
make ,i home for his 

wife and children. These were hard years for the family. Mother 
aad her j'ounger sister Amu had to leav< school, and the burden 
wa> heavy upon their mother ami brother John, who then a lad, 
as ev< r. proved his fidelity, and was the main slay of the fa mil). 




My mother and her sisters, together will) all who knew him. 
how >red my Uncle John. 

William Methven was a man of unusual ability. Thoroughly 
conscientious, and zealous for Scriptural and political truth, he 
was sometimes instant out of season in pressing his views upon 
others. His education was not proportionate to his abilities and 
he was the victim of unfortunate circumstances which hampered 
his life and irritated his energetic, impetuous nature. Properly 
trained he would have been a man of mark. His sermons were 
strong and able. His lectures on the Bible were instructive and 
commanded attention of the thoughtful. His constant reading 
in a measure made up for his lack of early advantages, and his 
logical mind, ready speech and mental acuteness sharpened by 
constant discussion made him a strong as he was ever a fear- 
less disputant. An intense Abolitionist, he carried the discus- 
sion of the question of slavery into unwelcome quai'ters, and at 
least once was egged for his zeal an experience that in no wise 
diminished his ardor. His views on tin- Apocalypse made his 
friends anxious for a brief commentary from him, and he 
attempted t.o dictate it to his. son John; but he could not go 
slowly enough for his son's writing. His active mind was too 
eager fen- the speed of the pen. and the task was postponed and 
at length abandoned. 

Grandfather was a great reader. While much given to Bible 
study, he sought a variety of reading, and disliked it that his 
father-in-law cared only for one lx>ok. Hepreachedand lectured, 
not only on religious, hut on scientific subjects, delivering a 
lecture at Mt. Morris Seminary on optic,-,. ]n Scotland he had 
been tin- friend and neighbor of Thomas Dick, and had himself 
made a telescope of considerable power. The making of another 
and a larger telescope was one of the unfulfilled hop.- of his 
later years. He had imported the lenses some time before his 
death. I regret to say thai they were not preserved; and 
almost the ..inly artieh of his which 1 possess is his pocket 
compass, brought to America in 1838. 

He published one or more theological pamphlets, of which 1 


have been unable to secure a copy, and the only specimen of 
his literary work which 1 have is the following poem preserved 
in a clipping from a religious paper: 


v ilt thou no; froi!) this time cry unto rue, i\iy 
fathertnoti an the guide of my youth, Jeremiah 

Wh \t kind inviting \ oiee i- t hi-, 

\\ hich I'M- u ■ all my fear? dismiss. 

The mighty God who reign on high. 

Look- with a sympathetic eye. 

And bid? me. to him, Father, cry. 

Rut will he 1 ive. ..nan he bear 
A sinful child's imperfect prayer? 
He pleads with me to se-k his face, 
That he ma-, till my soul with bliss, 
And set me in the children's place. 

And is it to Jehovah know si 
The countless evils I have done 
Yes, all my sins before him li--. 
\ et he my \ ileness passes by . 
And bids me. to him. Father, cry . 

Why 'iicli solicitude, say why 

'I nat I sh mid to liim. Father, cry. 

It is that 1 may turn again, 

Xoi see the ab\ .--. nor feel the pain, 

Where s- i ■ i and woe malignant reign. 

Aim! oh, v ha' more my heart t" move. 
What proofs of ardent, active love:. 
For me he L'ave iii- Son to ■ I >-. 
That from hi- throne in yonder sky. 
He might sayvAbba Father, cry." 

Shall nut my heart with love expand, 
To such a Father, such a Friend, 
And humbly tell the deb' 1 owe. 
That all may tv-ar. that all ma; know. 
That gratitude and praise may [low. 

W. M. 

Gr^at-grandfather David Methven was a shoemakei in Dairsie, 
Fifoshire, Scotland. Of him and his wife Mar} Adamson their 
daughter 1 1 • 1 < - n (for whom my mot In r was named i said, "The} 

walked in all t li<* c-(Hnmaiidm«>iits and crdinanees of the Lord, 
blameless." "He was particularly nice in his shoemaking."' 


wrote Aunt .lane. "There was no bad leather or poor work. His 
daughter Helen ami May bouud the shoes, and nothing could 
exceed their neatness and exactness." He had a verv severe 
temper, bul a staunch character, and was an active member of 
ihe Presbyterian church, He was a (all spare man. He died 

of apoplexy, being over sev- 
enty y< 'cirs of age. ( )f his 
parents I know m ithing. 

Mary Adamsoji, wife of 
David Methveu d i ed a t 
Bron g h t y Ferry about 
1832. Of her ancestry. T 
ooly know that through 
her we are related to if not 
descended from the Sel- 
kirk-. In my boyhood my 
oid} pride of ancestry was 
in w li a t U ra n d fa t her 
told me of a relationship 
which he was able to trace 
with Alexander Sel kirk, 
Robinson Crusoe. Mary 
Adamson was a very plain, 
sallow-looking woman, bad- 
ly marked with small pox. 
bul with a manner so pleas- 
ant and a voice so remark- 
ably sweet that she seemed 
beautiful to her friend.--. She was noted for hei cleanliness, her 
quickness al work, and her great kindness I o neighbors in dis- 
tress. Aunt Jane wrote. "I never saw Grandmother but once, 
and that was after she and Aunt Helen and Mary moved to the 
Ferry, where the daughters supported themselves by dres.smak 
ing. She was then ver\ feeble, sitting in an easy chair. They 
led her out to sit in the garden. 1 '• was not long before her 
death, about 1832, at the a^e of 81." 



Man Sim, wife of Rev. William Methven,, was tin- daughter 
ol John Sim and Christina Stewart. John Sim was a bleacher, 
tin 1 only son of a wid >w, ami a tail, fair, handsome man. A st< -<:y 
is told of a fortune teller who insisted on telling his fortune, 
but he refused an.! turned away. "] will tell you one thing - ,'' 
said the old woman. "'You will I" 1 a soldier.' There was no 
one t hing hi abhorred mi ire; 
but he laughed and said. 
f, If 1 must be a soldier, 1 do 
not want to be a private.'' 
'"Xo." said she, "You will 
have a small command.'" 
Some years afterward when 
his eyes were suffering from 
e o n s taut examinatii >n of 
white cloth, he met a. re 
cruiting officer, and ent< red 
tin- ai hit as sergeant. This 
was some time before the 
devolution, but the Revo j 
hit ion came, and with it he 
came to America. My Aunt 
jane t dd me as a boy that 
he told her mother that he 
hail little love of fighting, 
and at the expiration of his 
sen icew asstrongly tempte< I 
to remain in America. He 
h a d found acquaintances 
here, and a number i ' f yi >ung 
men offered t > help him 
char land and make a home. But he returned to Scotland. 

He was a vn\ religious man. a Congregati malist, and thougli 
calm in his disposition, was fervent in prayer. A volume ol his 
manuscript prayers exists and Ls now in my possession. The 
writing i.- clear and distinct, and the phraseology is strongly 








MARY SIM MI.) ll\ FN. 



Biblical. He was a friend of struggling - young men. and taught 
many to read and write. He loaned money without interest, 
and was never defrauded. 

Of Christina Stewart we know only that she was a remarkably 
prett} girl, "the bonn)- lass of Banehill." She died at the age 

of 84. She kepi the 
small library a* ( 'la - 
verhouse. She lacked 
the religious fervor 
of her husband, but 
posses- ed a reverent 
and inquiring mind, 
a n d w as f o n d of 
poet ry, quoting of ti -n 
from Young's Night 
Thoughts, and Mil- 
ton's Paradise Lost. 
My mother remem- 
bered her, and her 
interesting instrue- 
t i v e Bible stones. 
She was a small wo- 
man, and even in old 
age retained some- 
thing of the beauty 
of her early years. 

.) o !ni Si m a n d 
Christina S t e w a r t 
were the parents of 
five children. Their 
two s o n ~- died in 
i n f a u cy : their 
daughters lived and 
married. Tin eldest, Jane, married a man nam'';! Sher- 
wood, fur whom Aunt Jane, was named. A tall brass candle- 
stick which she gave to her neice Jane Sin rwood "Met liven now 
belongs to Grace Barton' McLaren. Sh< was k-ft a widow with 











I \< l US 1'.. BAK l"< IN". «S»S. 


three s ms and three daughters, she proved a capable energetic 
woman and brought up her children well. Anne, the second _ 
daughter, married Thos. Patterson and had one daughter Mary. 
The third daughter was Mary, wife of Rev. William Methven. 

1 remember my grandmother distinctly. She was a plain, 
quiet, deeply religious woman. She inherited her father's tem- 
perament. She carried a reticule containing red apples for her 
grandchildren. 1 recall her funeral. *\v died Aug. 2. 181)5, 
and i- buried with her husband at Sublette. 111. 

William Methven's children were: 

1. John Sim Methven b. Aug. 1-!. 1819, came to America, 
18ti, d. Oct. 16, 1888. 

Married, 1856, Sarah Pratt, who died Jan. ] 857, leaving one 

daughter Sarah, h. Jan. 21. 1857, d. Feb. 21, 1363. 
M. Cornelia S. Hunting (b. I >ec. 16, 183'.).). Their children are: 
1 Marv Augusta b. Sublette, III. J?n. 20, 1862. M. John 

Kirkpatrick June 18, 1S82. rheir children are: 
( harl. • l'.i i •■. b Ni ?hvil1 », T. ■: in .. Ma> 2. 1 S3. Alan M-thven b. S< pt. '■>. 

1S3>. Edith May, b. March 3, 1^3. Helea Hunting, b Jan. 3. 1SD0, John. 

b. ISS.7. 
2. fames Kirkpatrick b. March 13, 1865, d. Sept. lb, lK6o. 
:;. Charles Sumer b. May J'-, 18G6, m. 1900, Alice Crosby. 

2. Jan-is Shkrwood Methven b. Dec. 1821, d. unmarried. Sub- 
lette, 111. dan. 9, 1895. 

3. Mary Methven b. 1826, d. Juu< 23, l v >^. in. dames Kirk- 
patrick, d. April lit, 186£ 

Their children are: 1. Wjliiam b. Dec. 23, 1848, m. Eliza Fer- 
guson, and afterward Charli tte Banks. 
2. John h. Aug. 12, 18.54, m. Marv Augusta Methven. 3. 
fames b. Aug. 31, 1861. 4. Thomas died in infancy. 5. 
Marv Jane. 6. Helen m. Thos. Hill Methven decease d. 7. 
Annie. 8. Agnes. '•». Euphemia m. Aug. 14, 1890 Char- 
les Whvtt-. 10. Alice. 
■1. Helen Methven born Oct. 19, 1827, m. Dr. Jacob B Tar 
ton, died April 18, L893. Their children are mentioned 
elsewhere. . 
5. Anne Methven l>. 1833, m. Robert Dickason, and died 
about 1885- Their home al first was al Peru, HI., alter- 



wards at East Grove ami finally at Perryville,' Ind. Their 
children were: Frank, b. Jul) 1S56, John, b. 1S57, Mary, 
b. 1S5S, Helen, b. 18(50, in. James M. Hain, and lives at Terre 
Haute, Ind., Edward, b. 1862, Alice, 1>. 1864. in. John B >lla, 
and lives at Perryville, Ind. 












Jacob B. and Helen M. Barton became the parents of five 
children, William Eleazar, bora June 28. 1861; Mary Rachel, 
born A hk- 3, 18C»2; John Jacob, born Sept. 20, 18G5; George 
Herbert, born Sept. 7, 186'.), d. -Jan. 17, 1873; and Grace Helen, 
bora Jal. L -2'^ J 1871. All these were born in the house built by 
their father as a drug store and residence on Richmond Street, 
near Main. Almost, directly across the street stood that center 
of tillage lite, the town pump. 



The name Sublette is said to have been suggested by the fre- 
quency with which the contract for building the portion of the 
Illinois Centra] Railroad which passes through it was sublet by 
successive contractors. Possibly some such incident mav have 
influenced the choice, but the original spelling within my mem- 
ory, Soublette, shows that it was named for the Venezuelan sol- 
dier, Carl- Soublette, b. 1790, d. 1S70. 

Sublette was in the region firs! brought to the knowledge of 
the world by the Black Hawk war. General Scott's army then 
marched through it. The "army trail" through Knox and Pal- 
estine Groves was easily followed in my boyhood, and I doubt 
not is still visible in places. One incident, the hasty retreat of 
General Atkinson before a body of supposed Indians who turned 
out to be a company of militia occurred where the village now 

The village numbers some three hundred souls, of whom a 
very greatly, increased proportion are now Germans. Tt is in 
Lee County, on the watershed between the Illinois and Rock 
Rivers, not quite a hundred miles west and a little south from 
Chicago. It is not a picturesque village, and to many outsiders 
life in it might appear monotonous enough, but in my own 
youth we had no oppressing sense of social or intellectual isola- 
tion. The public schools wen- fairly good. The churches were 
social centers of some power; and there were literary societies 
and singing schools quite as stimulating and useful as man) 
larger communities afford. My teacher, Mr. C. L. Xettleton, 
organized a debating society when 1 was about twelve years old, 
and 1 was a charter member. A year or two after this, the Red 
Ribbon movement resulted in a strong temperance society with 
a marked literary impulse. The Amb >y Journal and the Dixon 
Telegraph, stili flourishing and well-edited county papers, 
offered aspiring boys and girls a chance to see their work in 
print, and uol a few of us availed ourselves of the privilege. 

There was alwaj-s a burning topic in Sublette. Political 
meetings were large and enthusiastic. The Fourth of Jul} 
never lacked a celebration of some soil. John Clink's band of 



fifes and drums never failed to bring us oui in procession, and 
later there was a more or less illustrious brass band in which 1 
played a bass horn at first, and later tried other instrum *• 
till my college days, when 1 attained the dignity of leader of 
the baud. 1 do uol think of our life as one of intellectual dearth. 
The preaching we heard did uol seem to us poor; and while 
in my boyhood, daily Chicago papers were not so common as 
now. we had them when tin re was news of importance, and we 
were industrious readers of the w< i klies, thus we learned some- 
what promptly of movements in the outej world. 

My own earliest recollections are ol the Rebellion. Popular 
interest registered itself at the postoifice, and it did not fail to 
impress me. 1 remember distinctly the departure of my uucli 
William Newton; I remember his funeral; 1 remember the as- 
sassination <.':" Lincoln and the return of the troops. 

After the war there were stirring meetings. As a lad 1 ac- 
companied a great procession to Ambo} to hear .John A. Logan, 
and we brought 'back a flag awarded "to the town with the larg- 
est delegation. The boys were ready to hang it out on slight 
provocation, and there was powder to burn whenever any great 
event occurred. On March 5th, 1S7T, wheu Hayes was inaugur- 
ated alter week:: of uncertainty, Sublette shared in the celebra- 
tion. We had no cannon, but two anvils answered the purpose. 
We fired a gun for each electoral vote, and 1 poured in the 
powder from a gallon bottle. '1 o the fact that the premature ex- 
plosion which occurred after I he sixteenth gun did not ignite the 
whole bottle 1 owe my own life; and to the fad that 1 winked,— 
whether !>y coincidence or instinct, 1 know not, * I owe my eye- 
sight; for I was on my knees over the anvil and received the 
explosion in the face at close range. Suffering the most intense 
pain in the hours that followed, I heard the remaining guns 
with somewhat diminished interest. On the whole it seems to 
me lo have been worth while tojje born in a time of great his- 
toric interest and to have spent nn early years in a community 
who^e little pulse thrilled with the heart beat of great nation d 
movements. It was not and is not a trreat town, and even its 



inhabitant* have a habit of speaking deprecatingly of it, hut 
1 am not sure that it was nol a good place to be born in. 


80 fur as 1 ;;in able to assign my memories a definite chrono- 
logical arrangement, T place first an experience at family wor- 
ship wherein 1 refused to be quiet until bribed by bread and 
butter and brown sugar. Preferring the sugar to what was 
underneath, T attracted the coustaut' attention of the maid 
who had spread the slice for me, and who. during the prayer, 
charged me in a whisper to "Bite through." I remember the 
mental process by which at length I interpreted the words 
which at first I did not quite understand. 

Soon my sister Mary and f were in Sunday school in the 
town hall. It was a Methodisi Sunday school. My father was 
superintendent, and led the singing in church services; my 
mother taught the infant class of which Mary and 1 \\x-\f mem- 

1 re;;i( ;:ib"r an early '"coin ert ' in which we bath participated. 
1 recited a poem of Dr. Watts insisting that tin- word "chas- 
tised" should be pronounced ""check-chased" which to my mind 
represented the repression and pursuit of evil. Mary, in the 
same entertainment "spoke a piece* , and was held up on the 
pulpit that she might be seen while speaking. 

After a time a Congregational church was formed, and my 
parents, together with Uncle .John Methven's family, withdrew 
to it. and in that church we all had our training. The church 
originally had a graceful spire, which it lo- 1 in the tornado of 
1890. A picture of it as it now appears is show n on page -12. 

The church was never large; four churches in a town of 800 
cannot be large, and so responsibility came early upon us. 
Mary was organist while still a child, and f was janitor at. 
fifteen. We united with the church, she at twelve and 1 at 
fourteen, both under the pastoral care of lav. Bruce S. Hunt- 
ing, and were baptized by an old friend of our parents, Rev. 
•lame.-, Brewer, ■ •£ bee Center. 



We all had our training in the public schools of Sublette. 
The 'brick building is still in use, and both my sisters have 
since taught there. Mv. Gardner has kindly made a photograph 
from which the picture on p. 13 is made. At the ago of sixteen 

I set out to make my fortune, and spent nearly three vears at 

. .. 

Stillman \ alley, where 1 had additional preparation for a col- 
lege course. In 1SS0 Mary and T set out for Berea College, 
Kentucky, and pursued our studies together. Both the younger 
children have since attended the same college. Winning our 
own way, as was necessary, we rejoiced in a school whose mod- 
erate expense and facilities for self support made it possible for 
boys and girls of small means to -''.cure an education. 

A brief account may be given of each uf the children, with 
notes on the ancestry of the families into which three (if them 
have married. 


William Eleazar Barton was burn in Sublette. 111., June 23, 
1861. tL attended the public school of his native place and 
afterward that of Stillman Valley. With his sister Mary he 
entered Berea College in 1881, and was graduated June 21, 
1885. In the same year, June 6th, he was ordained at Berea, 
Ky., and entered upon the work of the ministry. On July 23, 
1SS5, he married Esther Treat Bushnell, at Johnsonville, Trum- 
bull County, Ohio. From then' they went together to their 
first home and pastorate at Robbins, Term., where plea-ant 
studies already pursued in the history of the people of the 
Cumberland mountains were continued. . In 1887 he entered 
Oberlin Theological Seminary, and was graduated iu 1890 with 
the degree of U. D. During his theological course he served as 
pastor of the First Congregational Church in Litchfield, Ohio, 
and on his graduation became pastor of the hirst Congrega- 
tional Church in Wellington, Ohio, where he spent three years, 
and resigned to accept a call from the Shawmut Congregational 
Church in Boston. 










BIRTHPLACE <>r ;,i;i , ;; r BaKTuN. K0BB1>"S. TF.NN. 

During his six years in Boston, in addition to his pastoral 
labors he pursued his historical investigations. H<-> had already 
published two volumes of fiction: "The Wind-Up of the Big 
Meetiu' on Xo Business." 1S87, ami '"Life in the Hills of K< u- 
tucky," 1*^S>. and afterward "The Ecclesiastical History of the 
Western Reserve,' ami "The History of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Wellington." both being papers prepared for 
the Ohio Church Hi-lory Society. In Boston he published sev- 
eral stories: "A Hero in Homespun: ;i Tale of the Loyal South;" 
Shn Galloway's Daughter-in-Law;" '"The Truth A bout the 
Trouble at Rouudstone." When Boston Braved the King;" a 
child's book '"The Story of a Pumpkin Pie." illustrated by his 
friend A. M. Willard, -Oil Plantation Hymns," and '"The 
Psalms and Their Story" in two volumes. He has since pub- 
lished "Pine Knot." ;t .-tory of the Civil War: "The Prairie 
Scho '.m-i." ;• story of the Black Hawk War, and the '"Impro^- 


incut of Perfection." He served for six years on the board of 
directors of the Massachusetts Home Missionary Society and 
for eight years has been a director of the Congregational [Edu- 
cational Society. His alma mater conferred upon him the 
degree of I). D. in iS95. He is one of the editors of the Bibli- 
otla'ca Sacra, and vice president of the Congregational S. S. 
and Publishing Society aud of the American Peace Society. I!" 
is a director of Chicago Theological Seminary, of the Illinois 
Home Missionary S iciety. and of the Congregational Educati >n 
Society. His summers are spent at Foxboro. Mass., with his 
family. In 'Hhe wigivam," a quiei stud} in the woods, he has 
done some of his literary work; and the children find enjoyment 
in the woods and water close at hand. Pictures of the woods 
and the wigwam are shown herein. 

Th»- children of William Eleazar, aud Esther Treat (Bushnell) 
Barton are: 

Bruce Fairchild Barton born at Robbins, Term.. Aug. f>th, 

The little white house on the hill! >p was built by hi? parents, and formed their 
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Charles William Barton born at 20 Spring Street, Oberlin, 
! Ohio, Nov. 21. 1887. 

For the 1 i -. 1 1 o rotta ■■ 20 Spring Street, the house in Robbins was 'xchanged 
. ''sight ':n--:i." and pro veil a pleasant horn-' during tho throi years of theological 
t • !■ ly. A picture of it is shown in tiiis volum* . 

Helen Elizabeth Barton, born 20 Spring Street, Oberlin. Ohio, 
! Jayij?23, 1889. 

'. Frederick Bushnell Barton, born in the Congregational Par- 
■ sonage Wellington, Ohio, April 30, 1891. 

Robert Shawmut Barton, born 2^ Cumberland Street, Boston, 
An- 4, IS9-1. 

Fsi her Treat (.bushnell) Barton. 

Esther Treat Bushnell was born iu Johnsonville, Trumbull 

County, Ohio, the daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth Ann (Treat) 

Bushnell. She attended 

successively the Hartford 

( Ohio ) Academy, the Or- 
well Normal Institute, and 

Allegheny College at 

Mcadvilie, Fa. She taught 

in the district schools near 

her h< >me, and then for two 
.years each in Orwell Nor- 
mal Institute, and in the 

preparaton department of 

Berea College. She mar 

ried Rev. William Eleazar 

Barton July 23, 1885. Her 

grandparents were Lewis 

Bushnell, b. April 12,17*7. 

d. June 29, 1818; m. Dee. 
.27. 1808, Sal tie Webb, b. 
[Sept. 20, 1790, d. Feb. 8. 
; 1*78; u;i<\ Deacon Johu 

Treat, b. Orange, Conn . 

Feb. IT,. 179.'), (I. June 

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ioo ueutexaxt william bakton. 

13, 18S7, in. May In. 1820, Marietta Humason. b. Hartford. 
Conn. May 20. 1801. d. June 30, 1SS5. As each of these 
lines rims back into early Connecticut history, and the fami- 
lies with which these intermarried are many, her lineage will 
be recorded under the names of her several ancestors, who.* 
names in the successive generations will be printed in small 


From Mrs. Wm. H. Maher, of Toledo, I have the following inter- 
esting ai i omit ■ if the B ishneii family: 

About the 2-3th day of May in the year 1639, a small ship sailed 
down the 'I hames, and took her c >ursc towards America. The n irne 
of the ship is unfortunately lost, but we know it was very small, 300 
tmis, and yet almost twice as large as the Mayflower. The company 
which she carried was gathered from the southern part of England, 
chiefly from the counties of Kent, .Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. We 
do not know their numbers, but later on we find a record of "25 
heads of families." So we may safely infer that the numher could 
not he less than one hundred. The little ship must have b.en 
crowded to its itmost capacity, and those two months on the ocean 
were not without their discomforts. After they had been about ten 
dies on theii voyage, they drew up a covenant, agreeing to "sit dow n 
and join ourselves together in one entire plantation and be helpful 
to each other in any common work." The twenty-five heads of fami- 
lies signed this. The third name on the list of signers was Francis 
Bushnelh He came from Worst. -.1, Suff ilk County, England, and 
with him came his daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. His wife's nana 
was also Rebecca, but we are not told whether she came with her 
family to America or had died in England before the emigration. 
On the voyage an attachment was formed between Sarah and Mr. 
John Hoadlc-y, which is pleas; ntly told by a writer in the New Eng- 
land Magazine : 

"The voyagers landed at Q_uinnipiac (New Haven) and faced the 
unknown wilderness. To their enquiring hosts they reported a 
little -■■' ?i kne.-H among their number, during the passage, and a 
iittlc love-making between [ohn Hoadley, student of divinity, and 
Sarah Ilushnell; which report* si iws that mean voyages in the 
seventeenth ceu! ry might closely resemble those fit the nineteenth 


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in all but duration, This flirtation, however, was, a? Puritan flirtation 
should be, a more serious matter, ami ended in a marriage; duly sol- 
emnized and recorded at Guilford in July, 1642." John Hoadley 
and his wile returned to England in 1053, where he became chaplain 
in Cromwell's army. 

About the tirst of July the colony at W.v Haven began l" look 
anxiously for the ship to come in. Mr. Davenport was especially in- 
terested in its welfare, for among it? pass< ti- 
gers was his little son, who had been' !>-ft in 
England in the care of relatives. Sir George 
Eenwick, with his bride, Lady Alice Boteler, 
who was afterwards so dearly ioved by the 
Saybrook colony, were also on tin? ship. 

When tlie New Haven people began to look 
for the ship that was 
bringing their friends, 
they set apart a day 
fur public hurniliatii 'ii 
by fasting and prayer. 
• ami '■sent a pinnis to 
pilot them to the har- 
bor," because that v. as 
the first ship that'had 
ever cast anchor in 
those waters. But the 
pili", alter wat< hinj 
for them a fortnight, 
grew weary ami re- 
turned home'. "Ami 
that \ ery night after," 
write s Mr. Davenpi >rt, 
"die ship came in, 
guided by God's own 
hand to our town." 

Our f'.mp.any of emigrants at <>nce proceeded to look 
iie.; place. Th v b iught the land wh .-r<- Guilford now stands of the 
sachem-squaw wh- own* d it. her nams was Shaumpishah, and set to 
wnrk with a will to build their homes. Before winter they had 
begun their rude log huts, though probably many of them Ii' < «J tem- 
porarily in the huts tin- Indians had vacated, and tie- found iti'on? of 

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the new colony were laid. This is the- story of the v.';iy our ancestor, 
Francis Bushnell the elder, came to America. He did not live 
many years to help build up the new colony in. which he had cast his 

lot, but he was one of its 
strong pillars until his death 
in 1646. 

F ranci s Bushnell, "ye 
elder," had six sons who also 
came to America 

Mr. Ira Bushnell, a des- 
cendant of l'ea. Francis 
( Francis jr.) lias left a "mem- 
orandum," f r om w h i c h 1 
quote below. The original 
document is carefully pre- 
served in one of the Bush- 
nell families of Saybrook. 
Ira Bushnell was born in 
ITl'T, so that he must have 
known his Uncle Francis 
(b. 1(507, d. 1791), and prob- 
ably his grandfather John, 
b. 1666, -so that we can easily 
imagine that Dea. Francis, 
who died in 1681, handed 
these facts down t o hi s 
grandson John, b. 1606, and 
therefore fifteen years old 
when his grandfather died. 
This John probably handed 
them down to his grandson 
Ira, b. 1727. Here is the 
memorandum, or as much of 
it as is of interest to us: 
"This was rit by Ira Bushnell, in the year 1791, in the- (34th year of 
his age. I-et the saim be continued for a memorandum to my chil- 
dren, and children's children. Note that. About the year 1662 old 
Deacon Francis Bushnell builded the mill that I now own. It hath 
bean in the possession of set ral of his posterity ever since. . . . 
As for the name of the Bushnells, it might probably arise from 


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some occupation or office; some- learned men think the word Bush 
nell from a man that preserved or primed the young wood in copies 
or forists, for the change oi an R for an L was common in the old 
Englisli words. The old 1 nglish language is now much altered from 
what it was 300 years ago. 

"There came from England six brothers of the family of Bush- 
nells. After they bad made s une stay at the Mass. Bay, where they 
first landed, four of tli m< ime that remained. They first stopped 
at Lo ig Is! md hut not liking 1 ong I -land for a settlement, they < im • 
over to Guilford about the 
ye a r 1648. M r. R obe rt 
Chapman prevailed with 
three of them to remove to 
S.i\ bn >ok, \ i/ : Francis and 
William and Richard.Tlu re 
was an l$>aac, he was un- 
fortunate, as it was said, in 
getting a had wife. He left 
her and returned home to 
England with his effects, he 
being a merchant and owned 
a considei able estate. 

Mv great grandfather's 
father Francis lived in Say- 
brook about 33 years, and 
was deao m i ■ :' the chi rch in 
SaybrooJ-:. 1 [e marri< d a 
sister nf Robert Chapman. 
Deacon Francis Bushnell 
died Dec. 4, 1681, about &2 
years of age." 

In some points Ira's "mem- 
orandum" is not correct. 
There was certainly a 
Francis jr. in < i n i ! f > > . « j in 
1639, for a home lot was given 
him at the first assignment of 
lots. It is possible that there 
were two Francis Bushnells 
and that the one who came to 


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Guilford with his brothers was the cousin oi Francis jr. of Guilford. 

But after carefully comparing authorities 1 am convinced that they 

were the same man, especially as Francis jr. disappears from Guil- 

| ford records about the same time that he 

happens in Saybrook. Ira i?- also mistaken 
about the sister of Robert Chapman. She 
was the wife of William, instead of Frani : -. 
Putting together the accounts of 1 )r. Steiner 
.nu\ Ira B ishnell, and piecing them out with 
the one given in the anniversary book of the 
First Congregational church Of Saybrook, 
and also adding John to the brothers, on the 
authority of Savage, we evolve tins sketch.: 

Francis sr. came to Guilford in l(»39. He 

had six sons, Franc is, William, Richard, John, 

I s a a c , and one other. 

These came to America, 

some earlii r than tht ir 

father, p e r h a ps some 

later. Francis came to 

I Salem in the "Planter" in 

1 635. ] ohn ca me the sa m e 

! year in the "Hopewell." 

Francis, William a n d 

f , Richard went down to 

1. I. and crossed o\ er to 
Guilford, about 1030. 
Kiev were carpenters by 
trade, and as there was 
great need of men of 
craft in Saybrook, Mr. 
, Robert Chapman urged 
them to com.- there. Will- 





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la ce responded at once, 
but F r a n c i = remained 


K.iTilKli S clock. 

N'dtk Th:sc!o.-k l.-i. .:,.-.! to Roil W'.aa, and Sarah ?onl( time longer in Guil- 
1) venooi! Ti > ..1 - b' ■;>'■ ■ it >■■ i< - spun l>\ l.iiza 

b ih ']';■•■;( i Flu :■•!!'■.',.! \v.,vi-n in h moiinT l >•?*». in.- ford, whete he received 
t., j.i-it in loivr : v , n >! I - •■ ■: 'J ■.-■.! I: i^hn.-ll - 
«»-(!. I ir.L — i • i : . ■ . - . ■ i < ! r i . • • - j - ■ ■ j - 1 > ■ . - i — ■•.• ■'!!.'■ ii nor If iih 
ban! II-. mason to li-r <! n;i/ht-i Mai i-.-i ,i m 1 ■ i idhi i . ._••■ to 
,lohn 'I r.-iit. 'I ) - tal)i.: . lo'h uu - ■ ■-. Honoi llnl ■ . : 

home lot. 



In an address d< livered at the 250th anniversary of the church ol 
Old Saybrouk, Kev. Cdward Chapman, a descendant of both Rob; i 
Chapm i : and William Bushnell, gave this sketch of his Bus!)! i II 
■'Side by side with these should be set Lieut. William Bushnell, who 
was from the first an important factor in the life of church and town. 
According to tradition, he built the first meeting house, and records 
prove that with his son he built the second. He also received on 
one occasion six shillings for mending the drum which served to call 
the people together on Sundays and town-meeting days' and again 
ten shillings six-pence for making pikes, presumably for the eight 

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soldiers who flanked die meeting-house door. To him and tiis wife, 
Rebecca Chapman Bushnell, were born a family of boys, who sent 
down to posterity such men as Dr. Horace Bushnel I, the theologian 
and Cornelius Si rantun Bushne i, whose connection with the inven- 
tor iaa sson made the consti iction of the Monitor possible." 

An artioic, h\ Dr. Bi rnardC. Sieinei in Im** X. Enu\ Hist, and 



Gen. Register April 1S99. gives the descendants of Francis Bush- 
nell for three or four generations 

Following are the Bushnell genealogies so far as they relate 
to the present inrjuiry: 

Fran< IS 1j l* s u- 



LlECT.Wl. HAM d. Nov. 12. 1KS3. 

John, I'll! — 1 8 > T . r~ 

Sarah, bap. 1625, m. 
Rev. John Hoadle\ 

Richard, d. 1657. 

Isaac, who "had a bad 
wife and returned to 

One other son, nam'.* 

Lieutenant William 
Bussnell, tif Saybrook 
• 1. Xov. 12, 16S3, :ji. Re- 
becca Chapm in, a sister 
of Robert Chapman of 

Their children were: 

came irom SuBi n k 
Horsted County, 
England, to ( i nil 
ford 1639. Died 
1646. Their chil- 
dren were: 

(Dea.) Francis 
2d, 1609 Dec. 4 

Rebecca m.1646 
John Lord. 


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1. Joshua. 1>. Ma\ G. 1644. d. March 1710. 

IT. Samuel, b. middle of Sept. 1615, d. 172 . 

III. Rebecca, b. Oct. 5. 16l6. m. Johu Hand. 

IV. William, b. l:\-b. 51. 1648-9. d. Dec 9. 1711. 
V. Francis, b. Jan. G, 1019-50, d. young. 

VI. Stephen, b. Jan. J. 1653-4, d. Aug. 1727. 
VII. Thomas, b. Jan. -1. 16534. 

VIII. Judith.b.bcginningoCJan., 1740. 
M. Dr. Joseph Seward, of Guilford and Durham, 
on Feb. •"). 1681-2. He d. Feb. 1 I. 1732. aged 77. 
IX. Abigail, b. middle of February 1659-60, m. Captain 
.John Seward. 
X. Lydia, b. 1GG1. d. Aug. 24, 175:;. rn. Caleb Seward. 
He died Aug. 2. 172-:. 
XI. Daniel, b. 1683. d. Feb. 1727-8. 
William Bushxell. of Savbrook. b. Feb. 15. 1648-9. d. Dec. 

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9, 1711, m. Oct. 7. L675, Rebecca, who d. May ] I. 1703; m. 2d 
June 9, 1703, widow Sarah Buel by whom he bad seven children. 

The children of 
William J k. and Re- 
BE* ( 'A B L" S U X E L, L 

Vary, b. Aug. 8, 

Daniel, b. Nov. 8, 

Martha, b. May 10, 
1 701 d. young. 

Ephraui, i>. Sept. 
27, 1702. 

Sarah, b. April 21. 
1 7oi d. young. 

Jedidiah, b. .May 
5, 17oi). d. young. 

By his second wife 
he had sevi u chil 
dreu : 

. Sarah. Jedidiah, 
•J a m e s, M a r r h a, 
Anne. Thomas, Re- 
Ephrai.m JBusHXELL. b. Feb. 14. 1G75-G, of Saybrook, ni. 1st, 
Nov. 9, 1697, Mary Lav. M. 2d, < let. 16, 1712. Sarah Hill, by 
his first wife his children were: 

I. Mary, b. Aug. S, 169S, 

II. Daniel, b. Nov. h. 1699. 

HI. Manila. 1). May 10. 1701. d. young. 

IV. Ephraim, 1). Sept. 27. 1702. 

V. Sarah, b. April 21, 1701. d. young. 
VL Jedidiah, l>. May 5, 1706. d. young. 

By his second wife his children were: 
VII. Sarah, b. 26. 1713 



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VIII. Jedidiah. b. May 23, ITU. 

IX. James, b. March 12, 1716. 

X. Martha, b. Aug. 12. 1718. 

XL Anne, b. Oct. 24. 1720, m. Dudley, Dec. 22, 

XII. Thomas, b. Aug. 24, 1722. 

XIII. Rebecca, b. June 22, ]72S. 

Ensign Alexander Beshnell. sou of Ephrai.m Bcshnell jr, 
was born July 2,1739 in Connecticut, tn. Feb. 12, 1761, Chloe 
W;;it of Lyme, Conn., removed to the Western Reserve in 1804, 
and died at Hartford. Ohio, March is. 1818. He was a soldier 
in the Revolutionary War. His first service was as sergeant in 
Captain Thomas Hutehins' Co., ISth Regt, Conn. Militia, Aug. 
IS, Sep. 2o, 1770. He served latei as Ensign in Captain Benja- 
min Mills' Co., Col. Bezaleel Beebe's Regt. and was commonly 
called Captain Bu.-hnell. (Sue Connetieul in the Revolution 
pp. -17 2. G16.J The inevitable tendency to magnify military 
rank finds its illustration, in the fart that the Hart Genealogv 
speaks oi him as '"General Bushnell" 

Tin- children of Alexander Bcshnell and Chloe Wait, were 
Thomas, Daniel, William, Chloe, Alexander jr., Sterling, Mary, 
1 [annah, Lucy, Phi >ebe. 

Daniel Bcshnell, sun of Alexander Bushuell, was born in 
Connecticut Dec. 18, 1753 and dud L a Hartford. Ohio, Aug. 12, 
1842. Hem. 1786 Rebecca Banning by whom he had ten chil- 
dren. ShediedJuly 9. l s i>'.t. He in. 2d, 1810, Ecn.ce Brock- 
way, by whom Ik- had seven children. She died about I860. 

The eldest sou of Daniel Bcshnell, and Rebecca Banning, 
was Lewis sr., b April 12, 1787 and died June 29, 181S. The 
children of Lewis Bcshnell and Sallie Webb, were, Linus, b. 
Aug. 29, 1S09, d. Sept. 29, 1^2^; Deborah b. April 59, 1811. d. 
Oct. 3, 1812, Lorenzo, b. Jan. 29, 1813, m. Malinda B. Robbius, 
Sept. G, 1836; Lewis Jr. b. March 23. 1818. tn. Elizabeth Ann 
Treat, Dec. 30, 1 - II. 

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Hubert Treat Bushnel!, b. Sept. 20, 1843, :n, Jennie Hobart Hollett 
Do:. 3, 1808. 

Marv E., b. Oct. 27, 1845, in. June 15, 1870, Frank Clark Hinman. 

Martha Ann, b. fan. 1. 1848. m. Sullivan Hutchins May 10, 1S7M. 

Howard Lewis, b. Jan. 18, 1850, in. Kittie Clark Sept. 18, 1870. 

Linus Svdney, b. Jan. 1, 1S53, m. Emma A. Taylor Jan. 1, 1S76. 

Esther Treat, b. Jan. 30. 1855, m. Rev. Wm. E. Barton July 23, 1*85. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1857, m. William W.CIapp July 23, 1885. 

George Albert, b. April 20, 18'>1, in. Gertrude Keturah Woodruff, 
May 5, l&Sfi. 

John William, b. Dec. 2, 1803 d. Jan. 5, 1804. 


Mak\ Lav, wife of Ephraim Bushnell, may have been Makaii. b. 
March 21, 1078, daughter of John Lav of Lyme, a soldier in King 
Philip's War, who was badly wounded in the Great Swamp Fight 
Dec. 19, 1075. He died Nov. 13, 1090 aged (>3. His widow Sarah 
d. June 12, 1702. He was the son of John Lay, Saybrook, 1048, 
d. aged, Ian. 18, 1075, had wife Abigail, d. 1080. See Savage III 05. 


Lt. Francis Bi ll, Stamford, 1042, was one of the early settlers and 
an important man in the colony, a firm Puritan in forms and princip - 
Some of his descendants haw a Bible brought to N. E. in Mayflowi r. 
in which is a record of his son Jonathan b. in Sept. 1041, the first white 
male child 1" en in Stamfi n d. 

Favorable mention is made of Francis Bell by Cotton Mather. 
He was one of the signers of the deed for a second purchase of the 
town of Stamford, Jan. 7,1007, of Taphause & Powahay and othei 
Indians. Was appointed to goiw ith Geo. Slausi mi to Boston in search 
of Rev.. |ohn Bishop to preach at Stamford, as successor to Rev. 
Mr. Denton. The journey was made on foot though Indian dangers 
v. ere great. On their return the minister accompanied them with the 
Bible under his arm. Lt. Francis Bell was on of the committee to 
form a union of the two colonh - in 1004. Left < hildren at Stamford. 
First Puritan settlers of Coime< ticut, pp. 180. (1041 Savage. 

Savage says he had been early at Wethc rsfis Id. and prior tohis set- 
tlement vt Stamford, then < died Rippowans. His wife Rebec id. 
10*4. He died Jar,. 8, M'.iX). 

From his will, Mav 24, lf^'.i, we learn o! Ins family, one son Jo-.ia- 

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than, his daughter Mary, in. to Joshua Hoyt, and four sons; of 
daughter Rebecca, \vh > d. Maj 2, 167*5, wife of Jonathan Little. 


Simon Hoyt, landed in Salem in 1G2S or 1620 probabb in tin Abi- 
gail or the Ge >rge, and in the same year settled in Charlt - 
where his name stands fifth on the list of settlers as giv< n in the 
Charlestown records. He was made freeman of Mass. K>ol and set- 
tled in Dorchester lt30o. Scituate April 1685. Settled in Wind---. 
Conn. MiOO. Removed to Stamford between 1640-1657, d. Stamford 

Mary Hoyi was the daughter of Joshua Hoyt, b. bill. <1. 
1.690 a 1 Stamford, Con ii., m. Mar\ Bell, dau. of Francis and 
Rebecca Bell of Stamford. (See Hoyt Family, p. 802, History 
of Stamford, p. 28) Joshua Hoyt was the son of Simon Hoyt. b. 


Sallie Webb, b. Sept. 26. 1790 m. Lewis Bushnell sr. Doc 
17. ISOS, d. Feb. 8, 1878, at Johusonville, Ohio, was daughter of 
David Webb, b. March 1'.'. 175S and Sarah Davenport b. Feb. 
13, 1760, d. Sept. 1S52. 

The W< Id) family begins with Richard Webb, d. in Conn., 
March 15, 1676. His wife's name was Elizabeth, d. 1680. He 
was a soldier in King Philip's War. Their son. Joseph Webb sr. 
in. Hannah Schofield, June 8. 1752. He d. 1685. Their >u)i 
Joseph Webb, b. Jan. 3, 1674, d. Nov. 15, 1713, in. Feb. 23, 169S, 
Mary Hoyr, b. 1672. d. Feb. 24, 1749. 

Among the children of Joseph Webb and Mary Hoyt was 
Sergeant Epenetvs Webb, d. 1759, m. Deborah Ferris Dunning. 
who died 1 B05. D lviij Webb, son of Epeneti s and Debi >rah Webb, 
was b. Conn., March 19, 175s, ui. Sarah Davenport, 1). Fob. 13, 
1760, d. Sept. 1S52. They are buried at Johnsonville, Ohio. 
They owned, and probably brought wit!i them from Connecticut, 
the clock now owned by their great-grand -daughter, Esther T. 

Their daughter, Sallie Webb, wife of Lewis BushnellJsr., 
was born Sept 26, 1790, d, Feb. 8, Lb78. 


1 1 5 


The Davenport family has been faithfully written up b\ _ 
Amzi Benedict Davenport in a history published in 1851. and 
republished with corrections and enlargements in 1876. In 
giving numbers here I refer to his work. 

The Daveup >rt famih springs from Orme de Davenport born 
in the 20th year of William the Conqueror, 1086. The father 
of the familv'in America was John Davenport D. D. (6T) of the 
17th generation. H< was the founder of New Haven, Conn., and 
his name is one of the most highly honored of American found- 
ers He was the fifth son of Henry Davenport. Mayor of Cov- 
entry in England. His grandfather. Edward, also had been 
mavor. His mother's nam.- was Winifred Barnabit, and he was 
born in 3597 and baptized April 9. He m. Elizabeth Woolley, 
d. Boston. March 15, 1670. He 

New Haven, 1038, secreted 
the regicides Goff and Whal- 
ley in his own house. Came 
to Boston .i- pastor "'' the 
First Chine); 100$. II e d. 
March L5, 1070 and is buried 
with his friend. Rev. Dr. John 
Cotton, in lung's C h a pel 
Burving Ground, Boston. 

Hi- onlv child was •! o u n 


Davenport, (05) merchant and 
judge, 1). England 1035, d. 

'-p '; > r , .,, ■,,-■■ 1, COKNEK OF STUDY, JAMAICA PLAIN. 

boston .Miiteh Jl, luii. tie boston 

eame to America 1039, m 

Abigail Pierson, sister of Rev. Abraham Piersox, first president 
of Yale, and daughter of Rev. Abraham Pierson sr., who was 
born Yorkshire, Eug. 1008, d. Newark. N. J. Aug.9, 1698. Came 
to America' 1830, and is noted as the author of an "Indian 
Catechism,"' "The Gosp ! in New England," etc. 

They wen- the purcuts of Rev. .Ioiix Davenport, (68} b. Bos- 



ton Fob. 22. lGtfS. giad. Harvard. April IS. I69f>. Martha 
(Gould, widow of John Scllei-k, d. )731. 


The founder of the Gould family in America was Major Nathan 
( r( ild, of I aii held, Conn. 

He came from St. Edinondsbury, or "Bury St. Edmonds," a! mi .'< 
mi es E. of Cambridge. England, .••nil was landh >ider in Mi 
Conn. 1647 and in Fairfield 1649. Called "Captain" in l'lTO, and 
afterwards Major. Died lfiV.»8-94, March 4. In 1057 he m. 2 Martha. 
widow of Edmund Harvey, id. 104*i; she dii 1 h f re him. 

Nathan', b. 1663, Dec. £, m. 1 iHannah Talcott; (2) Sarah- — ; d. 
IT'-':!. Sarah 2 , b. ab. 106O; m. 16S4 April 2- r >, John Thompson of 
Fairfield, d. 1747 June 4. Deborah*, m. George Clark of Mil ford 


• ■ 

* , 


THE I' \i:-"N.\'.;:. Mi I'AKK, ILL. 

Abigail'', in. lH.^, fan. :.. i i ■ ' i ! ' j in. ol St imf. ■ : \>. 

ir,C4 Julv 11. Man:/':, m 1 |o' n ' deck, d. I f. lO'.U, Harvard 
Coll. Lf'.OO . I, , • ,er ol l<>n ithah; 2i !'•:••'.. A pi , 16, Rev. [ohn D; 
por» ol Si i nil ■ :. d 1712 Pec. ! 

1 17 


I„ie;3thc court appointed Nathan Gold majo, over the militia 

of Fairfield countv. He had previously been captain of mil, . .. 

See 'The Gould Family" by Benj. Apth .rp Gould, p. o_. . 

Their sou was Eev. John Davenport (73) b. Stamford Conu. 

Jan 91 169S, m. S -pt. 6. 1722. Sarah Bishop, supposed to have 

been a daughter of his predec ? or. Rev. John Bishop and d. 

Nov. 17. 1712. ^ 

Theirs ,„ lvaa Deodate Davexpobi (93) b. S 
Jan. D, 1730, ni. June 16. 1757. Ltd 

Woopwaeb. and died 

Mareh 10,180S. He was the brother of Hon. Abraham ^Daven- 
port.. the hero of Whittier-s poem of "The Dark Day, May lb. 

nding tin 

17V0 The darkness that came over the btate 
ff cattle home and the fouls to roost, struck terror to mens 


hearts wit 

h a general expectation of the day of judgment 

The State Senate then in session entertained a motion to adjourn 
^t is the Lord's great day,"' said the -,-ver. Abraham IJ?vfnp«. 
rose and said/'That day is either at hand or .t is not .fu,,. - 

nocaus, for adjo rnment; it it is, 1 choose to be found doing m> 
duty, [wish therefore that candle, may be brought T h t 
VLI ; brought, and Abraham Davenport spoke on a* b.ll. 

.. i,.. ,, tr ,,-, , ,11, . i. - 11*:./ Liu-all th- while 

Fi.'twe-n thH i-j p.--- ni hi? ar-it'iieut. 

To War the tl i ^vV.wtud 

1:i .. i; ,- r ,, •; ,- holloa trump* ,,t he Uoiiu. 

\,.,1 tii .-:■ - ! ■■ ■!- in m ■ n< 

to this day. 

v ,i, -• t l ■ ■•■ -. latural dark. 

A v.-i'.n- ■ • th-' /■ th ■ ;■■-_.-. .. 

T | ■.,;'. ity hath no [>lao t*" i< » r - 

l.„,-, 1 ,I»AUNnu,H 1 , 1 lLv I) ,\V wA !; i,w.,vtl,. : parent,* Davenport, b Feb. 13. 1 700, wife of David \\ ebb, and 
jneat-grandmother of Esther T.Barton. 



Hon. Peter W vAKi>.o[l)c-dl freeman May 1?. 1042. had 

Petek. Wilham. Rebecca, n,. WHi Thos. r .shcr and Ann d. 1 b 
. • • , ■ ,-, ,i \Tacc U'.fvi '.' 70 and si rang J 

Was representative m General Court ot Mass. i'.- . •■ 

.UVu i. . ii .i. >uv». ><«• «»«'<•« « ™; 

, .■ ■ !•: ;•■ ' -c War d Feb. 15, 1 ■ ->• had oy wil 
a so ui< • in 1. ■■.. i I uop s A ■■'• ■'• \ , - . . c , , r , W--1 

«••!,■ lilfiV -\nn- Feb. 2, 1^70. <>HN, Sept. W, V>.> I, 
ABLE: William, b. J.m. 1. ]».•«»•♦, -"»'». - ,, v ,- 

Harvard l«!«: l-hm i , Seot.Jo, lf,.»; - lublc. Nov. I. 

1 IS 


1 1 - T 7 : Peter, Dec. 29, lf>79; Judith, March ltiSS, Samuel, Dec. 2(5, 16$f>. 

Rev. John Woodward was graduated at Cambridge College, 
lt>93; was ordained pastor of the church at Norwich, Dec. ti, 1099: 
acted a- secretary of the council that compiled Savbrook Platform 
1708; was dismissed from his pastoral charge, Sept. 13, 17U\ and 
was adi. titled an inhabitant of New Haven, Dec. 24, of the same 
year. He married Sarah Rosewell. They had Lydia 170G, who 
m. Deodaie Davenport. 1730; Rosewell, 170s; Elizabeth, IT!": 
John, 1712; Sarah, 1714, who m. Samuel Miles; Richard, 1T1K; Will- 
iam, Oct. 1 -\ 111 v ; Mary, 17_'<j, who m. Joseph Trowbridge. 2d wife, 
Mary Gaskill, May 5, 1731; had Gaskill. 

See Savage, "Last Haven Register," by S. Dodd, p. 159. 


Rev. John Bishop, lH'ji, believed to have been grandfather of 
the wife of the third John Davenport, was chosen minister at Stam- 
ford whither he went em in <\ from Boston, had wife, Rebecca, and 



ill. WIi.V,.', M, FOXBi iR«>, '■ \'. 

THE FAMIL 1 ' ( '>!■' DR. J. 1 C< )B B. BA RTO.X. 1 1 9 

children Stephen, Joseph, Ebenezer, Benjamin, besides one, perhaps, 
i!. niicd Whiting, that d. early; all mentioned in his will. For second 
wife he had Joanna, dau. of Capt. Thos Willet, widow of Rev. Peter 
Prudden of Milford. His will made ll>, Nov. 1G94 pro. 12 March 
following:, instructs us as to these wives and his children which weve 
all by the first. As early as 
UUO he had been to Taunton. 
He preached near 50 years, 
wrote a Latin epitaph on 
Richard Mather (whence a pre- 
sumption arises that lie was 
from Dorchf sten, which, may be 
read in the Magnalia of the gr. 
S. Cap. 20 of IH. or p. Kil. 


EstherTreat Barton is a lin- 
eal descendant, by a double 
line, from Governor Robert 
Treat, Governor of Connec- 
ticut before and after the ad- 
ministration of Andros. the 

leader of the colonists ill 

the Charter Oak episode, and commander of the Connecti- 
cut forces in King Philip's War. The family is faithfully re- 
corded in John Harvey Treat's Geuealog} of the Treat family. 
The numbers, a- here given refer to that volume. 

Richard Treat was burn in Pilmister, England, bap. Aug. 28, 
1584, d. 1G70 in \V< thersiield. Conn. II. April 27. 1615, Alice 
Gaylakd, dau. of Hugh Gaylard who was buried in Pilmister, 
Oet.21,161 1. She survived her husband. Richard Tread was free- 
man in Wethersfield h',.7.). He was a magistrate, a member of 
Gov. Winlbrop's Council, and held various offices of honor in 
New England. For hU. ancestry and much of interest concern- 
ing him and his descendants, T refer to the Treat Genealogy.' 

His son, Governor Robert Tim \t. baptized Feb. 25, 1624-5, d. 
Milford, Conn., duly 12. 1Tb). rmJane Tapp. He held offices of 
honor from his earl v vuu ih, was Comma nder-in-( Iliief of ( 'onnec 





i'~ - r 



tieut forces in King Philip's War, was Lieutenant Governor of 
Connecticut at t In- time of the Andros usurpation and the Char 
ter Oak incident, aud Governor for thirteen years afterward, his 
entire service a- Governor and Deputy Governor being fortv 
years. [Jo had eight children, of whom the fourth was 

5. Captain Robert Treat, b. Mil ford, Conn.. Aug. ] !. 165E d. 

Milford, Mar. 20, 1720; m. 1st. about 1678. Elizabeth , by 

whom lie had two daughters Elizabeth and Jane; m. 2d. aboui 
1687. Abigail Camp, b. Mar. 2S. lfi'iT. d. Mar. 20. 1712. Free- 
man Oct. S. 1681. captain Aug. 7. 1763. By his second wife, his 
children were Robert, Sami el, Jonathan and Abigail. 

33. Sam: u. Treat, bap. Milford. Nov. 2s. 1697, d. Apr. 2S, 1 7: o. 
M. Anna Clark, 1709. d. Dec. 12. 1731. His ehildivn were Eu- 
nice, bap. Jan. 11. 1730; Samuel. Aug. 6. 1728; Abigail, 1730; 
John. 1731. 

1(56. John Treat, b. 1731 and bap. Dec. 5, d. Milford, Oct. 19, 
1791. Be married Anna ISryan, (21.8) b. Feb. 19. 1730-1, d. June 
28, 1806, whose mother was Sarah Treat. b. Milford, June 6. 
1099, d. Xov. 12. 1748, m. March 15, 1721-2. Richard Bryan jr., 
son of Richard, and Sarah ( Piatt) Bryan. He had six children. 
Sarah', John, Richard, Andrew, Sybil, Ann. 

572. John Treat, b. Xov. 17. 1755, d. Milford, Dec. 2::. IS07. 
M. 1st, Esther Hine. m. 2 1. May 1. 1794, Esther Clark, who 
was b. Milford, Aug. 23. 1770 and d. Vienna. O., March 30, HI... 
She moved to Tallmtidge. 0., from Conn, in 1^21. and there 
reared her four son- and youngest daughter. 

J318. Deacon John Tkeat, b. Orange, Conu., Feb. 15. 1793, d. 
June 13, 1887. H e served as private in Capt. John Butler's Co., 
Col. E. Sanford> Regt., Connecticut Militia in the War of 1812. 

He was a man of sterling character, and for main years an 
officer in the church. T saw him but once, a*t our wedding in 
1885. Three times he walked from Connecticut to Ohio, averag- 
ing forty-five miles a day and on the last trip sometimes walked 
sixty milrs. He settled iu Vienna. O., in 181S. He m. May 10, 
1820. Marietta Hoiasos, b. Harrfwal. Conn., March 20, 1801. d 
June 30, 1885, 


They had five children; the eldest, 241 i r>, Elizabeth Axx Treat, 

b. July 1. 1821, d. Feb. 22, LS04, m. Lewis Beshxell, beeaui" the 

mother inter cilia, of Esther Treat Beshxell, 3531, who m. 

Juh 23, 18S5, Rev. Wii liam E. Bartox. 


Nicholas Camp, Milford, 1639, m. July 1 1, 1652, as his second w ife, 
Catherine widow of Anthony Thompson, had Joseph b. Aug. 11, 16o8, 
at New Haven who d. young; and at Milford, Samuel, Sept. Id, lboo; 
To.cph 1K5S -rad. Harvard College US''; Mar) 1660; John and 
Sarah 1661; and Abigail, b. March 2?, 1667, d. March 20, 1742, m. 
Capt. Robert Treat. (Savage's Diet., Vol. I, p. 331.) 

Edmund Tut, Milford, 1639, was one of "the seven pillars of the 
church in New Haven" He died 1653. He had three daughters, one 
of whom Jane m. Gov. Robert Treat. 

The Bryan family in America was founded by Alexaxdek la: van. 
b Armau^h in Ireland, came to America with his son before 1639. He, 
and his PO n after him, was the richest man in Milford, Conn., where 
they made their home. He was a man of influence in the_ colony of 
Nevs Haven, and after its union with Connecticut was m official po- 
rtions from 1668-73. His wife Ann ■ d. 20 Feb. 1601, and he m. 
widow of Sam'l Fitch, the schoolmaster of Hartford. He d. 16.9 at 
a great age at Milfoid. 

U„ hard Brvax, b. Armaugh, Ireland, 1651. m. Mary Pastry. 
-I heir children .ere Mary and Hannah, M>54, Samuel, 16o9, John 
1662, d. young. Abigail, 1664, d. unmarried 1698, Richard, 1666 
Francis 16^ m. Joseph Treat, Sarah, 1*>70. 

Ri'chard Hi. van ]k. b. Oct. 1606, d. Ian. 17:34-5, m. Sarah Pratt. 
Their son Ri< haul Bryan, m. Marc': 15, 1721, Sarah Treat, b. 
Milford. June 6, 1699, d. Nov. 12, 1748. 

Sapah b luneti JiW.y.d.Nov 12, 1748, was the daughter of CaPi. 
Joseph 19, b. Sept. 17. 1662, d \ug. 9, 1721. another son of 
Go\ ernor Robot Treat, a man of braverj and a good soidier m the 
Indian troubles. Capt in Joseph Tk eat, rn. Frances Bryan, b. 
Feb. 13, 16*8, d. Sept. 21, 1703, daughter of Richard and Maio 

( Pantry) Br^ an. 

Anna BRYAX.lherefon . as well as her husband, John Ire n 166;, 
was descended from C< vernoe Robert Treat. 




Lieut. William Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford, m. 
Elizabeth, dan. of John Clark, of Milford, by whom he had Eliza- 
beth, b. I eh. 1, 1042, John, F< b. 20, 1645, Joseph, A ig. 1, 1648, Sarah, 
April 1, 1651, William, May •">. K>53, Samuel, Oct. 6, 1655, Lydia, [an. 
1,1600, and Nathaniel. He was Lieutenant in 1661, representative 
I6661 '"'d 1 1 > car- after. 

Joseph Pk \tt, of Saybrook, freeman 1673, hail by first wife, Joseph, 
William, Sai ah, b. Oct. 1, 1660, Experience, and Margaret. In 16*6 
he took second wife Sarah, dau. of Robert Chapman by whom he 
had other children. His daughter Sarah, became wife of Richard 


Connecticut Clarks were numerous even in tlie 17th cent urv, 

and it is very difficult to untangle the names, which are often re- 

pe a I e <1 in parallel families 
through several generations. 
* Fro in several families of 

Clarks Esther T. Bartou is 
descended, the longest line, 
?s-*k that which culminated in her 
great grandmother, Esther 
Clark, wife of John Treat, 
.being most difficult of all to 
separate. The father of 
Esther Clark was John of 
Milford. who died in L816, 
aged 83. The John Clarks of 
Milford were not few. Four 
separate families appear to 
have had Johns, and two of 
these perpetuated the none 
for four generations each. 

With a- near an appruach to certainty as 1 have been able to 

make, the line is as [< Mow s: 

PtAcos George Clark, a carpenter of Milford, rn., Mav 20. 

16H3, Hannah daughter of William Gilbert, who died Nov. -1, 


1703. and had. Samuel; d. May 29, 17-25. in 59th year; Thomas, 
d. Feb. 12. 1727-8, in his 60th year; Nathan, d. Sep;.:'.. 1729; 
Gei >rgc \\ h< > d. 1 734. 

Deacon Thomas Clarke, d. Feb. 12. [727-8 in fiOth year, in. 
Susannah, dau. of John and Mary (Piatt") Woodruff, who was 
born May 1707, and died Dee. 11. 1742. Their children were: 

Sarah, Samcel, Thomas, bap. Oct. 9, 1G70; .John, hap. Jan. 7, 
1(572, and d. April 10 1701. 

Samuel Clarke sr.. had children Mary. bap. July S, 1668; 
John, bap Sept. 15, 1695. and perhaps others. 

John, bap. Sept. 15, 1695. in. Billing, dan. of Timothy Bald- 
win. He was admitted to Mil ford church April 1. 1725, she Sept. 
11. 1728. Their children were Billings, bap. July 10, 1726; John, 
bap. Oct. 1. 1732, Mary, bap. Nov. 7. 1 736. This we have from 
the Milford church records. 

John married Esther Rogers, who survived him anddied at the 
age of 94. These were the parents of Esther Clark, b. Milford, 
Conn., Aug. 23, 1770, in., May 1, 17 ( .U, Jons Treat, who died Dec. 
2."^. 1807. She moved to Ohio in 1S2-1 with her four sons, the 
eldest of whom, John Treat, b. Feb. 15, 1795, d. June 13, 1887, 
was maternal grandfather of Esther Treat Barton. 


Samuel Clark. >r.. b. 1619 in Devonshire, Eng., came to 
Wcathersfield, Conn.. 1636. and was one of the company who for- 
sook the colons and founded Stamford, 16-10. His wife was 
Hannah, dau. of Rev. Robert Furdham. Samuel sr. died in the 
house ol his sou, Samu;;l Ci vrk, New Haven, J690. 

)li> son. Samuel Clark. d. Feb. 22. 172'.'. m. Nov. 7, 1672, Han- 
nah Tuttle. I). Nov. 2. 1655, d. Dec. 21. 1708, dan. of John Tit- 
tle and Caroline Lank. Their children were Samuel, Daniel, 
John, Joseph. Stephen, Nathan, Hannah, Phineas, Abigail, Hes- 
ter. Timothy, Mehitable. These were b. in New Haven. The 
third Samuel Clark was the father of Anna. b. 1 T().>. d. D c. 2. 
173] , i)!. Samuel Trk* ••. 



John Clark, of Milf ,rd, may have been previously at Wethers- 
J^ was at Saybrook IbTO, named in royal charter oi Mil ford 
1062, was representative several years, d. 1674.. He had sons 
John. Joseph, and daughters of whom were Rebecca and Eliza- 
beth wife of Lieut. William Pratt. 


Deacon George Clark, Milford, 1G3U, d. Aug. 1690, was a hus- 
bandman. He ha 1 one son, Ge >rge, and six daughters, of whom 
Sarah m. first Richard Marvin, and afterward the famous Capt, 
Joshua SiJlj and Hannah, who m. June 6, 1660, John Platt. 


Timothy Baldwin, Milford, IG3S*, was the eldest son of Richvrd 
Baldwin t ,| Cholesbury, England. He had right to lot of land in 
New Haven, 151 I By first wife Marv, d. July 21, 1647, he had Marv 
K543; Hannah, 16H; Sarah, lWn, He m. 2nd, in 1049. Mary, widow 
of John Mepham of Guilford, by whom he had .Abigail, b. 1650, d. at 
10 years; Ann. 1655, d. young; Timothy, 1658. The elder 1 imothy 
,Iir! ' " i:;: »- He had joined the church in 1643. 

Sgt. Timothy Baldwin of Milford b. June 12, 165S, d. Dec 8 1703 
By wife Mary he had Mary, bap. Nov. 2-j, 1694; Billing, bap! May 
16. 1697; Tim -thy, bap. Jan. 21, 1B.W-1T0D, and d. in February follow- 
ing. See The B ddwin Family. 

Billing m. J >hn Clark of Milford. 


Rev. Robert Fordham came to Southampton, L. I.. 1640 or earlier. 
Was first at Cambridge, and died at Hampstead, Sera.. 1674. His 
wife was Elizabeth, and he had four sons, and daughter Hannah. 
who in. S,\ mi i.i Clark. 

DixielL m:. N,-v. Lr.ndou 1652, m. Catharine, widow ot Thos 

,: •-•• 1: '' r '- " ! " ;! > 1 to Long Island, and was it Brookhaven 

,6G8 - }k ls t; ' ; ' f;i ther (almost certainly) ol Catharine, w. of the 
2d Samuel Clakk. 






W'n.i.i-w: ri rii i. of Boston came in The Planter, 1035, with wife 
Elizabeth, and children, .ill under -J years, John, Ann, and Thomas. 
He removed to N T ew Haven where he became a man of consequem e, 
and had other children. 

His eldest son [oiix, b. about 1031, d. Nov. 1683, m. Nov. 8, 1 053, 
Caroline Lane, by whom he had Hannah, m. Samuel Clark 

See Savage; also, Hotten's Emigrants, ]>. 4!'. 


Richard Platt. son of Joseph Platt, is supposed to have been 
the Richard who was baptized at Bovingdon.a village near Hertford, 
Eng., Sept. 28, K503. (See "The Platt Lineage" by ( .. Lewis Platt, S.T. 
I), pp.13, serj.i He came to New Haven 1 038, and had 8-1 acres in and 
about New Haven. He was enrolled among the first settlers of Mi't- 
ford, Nov. 20, 1(539, and was representative for 11 years [nun 1000. 
His children Mary, [ohn, Isaac and Sarah were born in England; at 
Milford were baptized Epenetus July 12, 10-10; Hannah, Oct. 1, 1043, 
and Joseph, 1049. 

His eldest son John in. June R, 1000, Hannah Clark, the cere 
monv performed by the Magistrate, (afterM ard Governor) Robert 
Treat. He settled in Norwalk soon alter 1660. His children were 
fohn. b. fuiii 1004; Josiah, b. Dec. 28, 1007; Samuel, b. Jan. 20, 1070; 
Joseph, b. Feb. 17, lt',7: ; ; Hannah, b. Dec. 15. 1074, and Sarah, b. 
May 20, 1078, m. Richard Bryan. 



This family, whose name is. various]}* spelled, is descended from 
Henry Hoimerston of New Haven, who m. Aug*. 28. LG51, Joan 
Walker, bj whom lie had Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1.G53; Nathaniel. 
Jan. 13, 1654; Thomas. (Jet. 10, 1656; Abigail, May 17. 1061. 

TflOMAS IIi.-3ier.sos, b. Ott. 19, 1656, hi. May 31, 169-1, Eliza- 
beth Sa3i for i> of Wallingford Their eltildren were Ebenezer, 
b. Mar. 1L 1695-6; Thomas, b. May 3, 1699; Joseph, Nov. 14, 

Ebexezer Hc3ierson, b. ilnr. 14. 1095, m.Oct. 12, I7J8, Grace 
Blakesley. Their children were Lvdia, b. Aug. 1, 1720; Ebeno- 
zer, Nov. I. 1722; Daniel, b. June 29, )'>T>; Nathaniel, b. May 9, 
1730; Desire, Oct. 13, 1733. Xeic Ilcwen Tovn Records. 



Daniel Humerston, m. March 11. 1752, Desire Dorman, as 
shown by New Haven First Church records. Their children 
baptized Dec. I. 17(3S. were Abel, Patience. Jacob, b. Oct. 17. 
17*34, and Phoebe. Daniel and Desire Humason. as tlie name is 
then and afterwards spelled, were granted letters to Bethany 
church about 1772. 

Jacob Humason was b. New Haven, Oct. 17. 1704, d. Brook- 
field, Ohio. An-. 18. isp.i. m. Sept. 1, 1791 Honor Hubbard, who 
was b. Glastonbury, Conn.. Dec. 20. 1770, d. Brooldield. 0.. Aug. 
3. 1S18. They removed to Ohio in June, 1805. Their daughter 
born the year previous they had named Marietta, from the New 
England colony on th^ Ohio river toward which their thoughts 
were turning, but they made their hone- in the Western 
Reserve. Marietta m. May 10, 1820, Deacon John Treat (1318) 
and became trrandmother of Esther T Barton. 


Samuel Blakesi.ey, of New Havi n, m. Hannah Pot'j i:k, Dee. 3, 
1650, hs shown by the town rei urds. Their children were Hannah, b. 
1657; Mary, 1659: Samuel, 1662; Khi.nk/kk, July 17, 1664; Hannah, 
1606; Jonathan, \w\\. 

Ebenezer Blakesle^ had children Ebenezer, b. Feb. 4, 1669; 
Hannah ami Susannah, May 21, 1691; Grace, Jan. 1, 169.3-1 who :n . 
Oct. 12, 171- EBENEZA.rtHu.Mi rson; Abraham, Dec. 15, 1695; Isaac, 
July 21, 1703. 


Desire Dorman was doubtless a descendant of Edmund Dor- 
man, Nev, Haven, 1657, ni. Hannah, dan. of Richard Hull. Had 
Samuel, b. 1666, d. soon; John, 1667; Joseph, 1069; Benjamin, 1673; 
Hannah, 1077; Mary, 1060; was a proprietor 1065. He d. 1711. 

See Savage. 


George Hubbird of Guilford, Conn., was born in England 
probably in the 8. £. section, though the exact locality i.s not 
I • '. n. Tradition say* he came to Walertown, Mass., about 
1033. His wile was Annie rJusiiop, who died in Guilford, Conn., 
Sept. 14. J.G75. Geo roe Hi rijard moved with hi- father-in-law 


and several other families from Watertown to what afterwards 
became Wethersfield, Oet. 15, 1035. He represented Wethers- 
field at the first colonial General Court under the constitution 
of 1639 Hi lived three rears in Wethersfield, and then moved to 

Milfoil, Conn., being as.ig :1 Milford Id., as his uraut which 

before 1G50 he sold to Richard Bryan, and moved to Guilford. 
Conn. For a number of years he was a Deputy Magistrate. In 
1(5*30 7 h c . W asa member of the Assembly at the union ot the 
Hartford and New Haven colonies. In May 1670 the Court in- 
vested him with authority to ''joyne persons in marriage." "He 
was :, nian of high standing and prominent in the politics of his 
times," and died in Guilford in .January. 1683. 

His children were Mary. John. Sarah. Hanual, Elizabeth, Abi- 
gail, William and Daniel. 

John Hi bbard was probablv horn in England about 1630 and 
came an infant with his parents to America. Hem. Mary Merkiam 
formerly of Concord, Mass. His first four children Mary. John, 
Hannah anal Jonathan were born in Wethersfield. These daugh- 
ters died young. He then moved to Hartley, where Daniel, 
Mercy, Isaac, Marv and Sarah were born. In 1672 he went 
to Hatfield and died there at the home of his son Isaac in 
1702. He served in King Philip's War under Capt. Daniel 
Henchman. From Hubbard Genealogy, p. 199. 

His eldest son, John Hubbard, was born at Wethersfield April 
]2 1655. He m. about 1676 Mary Wright, dau. of Thomas 
Wright. . His children were John, David, Ephraim, Isaac and 

His second sun David Hubbard was bom at Glastonbun 16S5, 
d. there Oct. 13, 1760 and married Prc-dekce Goodrich, b. at 
Weathersfield Jun< is. 1701, d. Nov. 29, 1783. 

Their son was Captain Elizer Hibbard, b. 1736, d. Sept. 11, 
181« He had part in the "Lexington Alarm" and served as 
captain in the 6th Connecticut Militia in the Revolutionary War. 
lb> m Lois Wright, b. 1745, d. Sept. !5, 1798. They wore the 
parents of Honor Hubbard, b. Glastonbury, Pee. 1770, wife of 
Jacob Hoiason, grandmother of Esther T. barton. 



John Bishop, d. Guilford 16(51, came there from Wethcrsfield 
1(539, and was one of the seven pillars or proprietors of the town. His 
daughter was Annie, m. the eider George Hubbard. 



It is difficult to identify the parents of M ky Meriam, wife of 
John Hubbard, unless he married the sister of Robert Merriam, the 
universal belief. According to i;n: : ;i!-; , < parish records, however, 
Robert had no sister "Mary." William and Sara Merriam of Had- 
lowe.Kent, Eng., had children Joseph, Ge rgeand Robert who came 
t.. Concord, Mass.) Susan, Margaret, Joan and Sara. They may havt 
had a daughter Mary whose record of birth has evaded investiga- 
tors. See One Thousand Years of Hubbard Family, com pi ed by 
Edward Warren Day. l'age 213. 


Ensign William Goodrich (2) was b. Bury St. Edmunds, Eug- 
land, and came to America with his brother John. 1613. He m. 
Oct. -1. IG-I8, Sarah Marvin, b. L702, dan. of Matthew and Eliza- 
beth Marvin, lb- was the sou of William Goodrich, interred at 
Hegeset. England, the home of the Go >drich family. William 
Goodrich served as on sign in King Philip's War. (Bodge, 468.) 
Their son was Col. David J Goodrich, 17 b. Weathers field, May 
■I, 1666. d. June 23, I Too. M. Dee. 1. 169S. Prudence Churchill. 

Col. David and Prudent e Goodrich, had 12 ehildren.of whom 
the first 2 were: 

Hezekiah. b. Jan. 2S, 1700. 

Prudence, b- .lune IS, 1701, m. David Hubbard. 

Hem. 2d, 1671, May. dan. of Nathaniel Foote and widow 
of John Stoddard, whod. 1664. Theirchildren were: 

E i/vi.TH. b. Nov. 2, 1645, in. 1661, Daniel Rose. 

John, b. Sept. S, 1»V17. 

May. b. Dec. l.'i, 1650, m. 1677, Thos. Read jr.. of Sudbury. 

Joseph, b. Jan. 16, 1653. d. Oct. 11. L6sS. 

Jonathan, b Oct. 23. 1657, in. Abigail Crafts. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 3, 165'J, m. Isl Zachariah Maynard of Sud- 
burv; 2d, fsaac Heath. 



Matthew Marvin*. Hartford 163S, an original proprietor, came 
163?) it) the Increase from London, aged 35, a husbandman, with 
wife Elizabeth 31. and children Elizabeth, 11 : Matthew, 8; Mary. 
6; Sarah. 3; and Hannah. G mos. fit settled in Norwalk as an 
original grantor, 1653. and was a representative there. His 
younger children were Abigail. Samuel and Rachel. 

His daughter Sarah, 1>. about 1632, m. Oct. -1. L64S, Ensign 
William Goodrich, of Wethersfield. 

John Goodrh h { I ) the brot her of William. 1>. Bury St. Edmunds, 
came to Connecticut with his brother William, (2) before 1643. 
and held lands in Wethersfield 1.644, m 1645, Elizabeth, dan. 
or sister of Thomas Edwards, who died July 5, 1760. Their da u. 
Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1645, m. Daniel Rose. 


Thomas Wright, of Glastonbury, came 1639, d. April 1670. lb- 
was much engaged in the controversies about Rev. John Russell. 
His children \\ ere: 

Samuel, m. S, pt. 29, 1650, Mary. dan. Richard Butler, d. Feb. 
13, 1690. 

Joseph, m. ( I ), 1663, Mary - — ; (2), 16S5, Mercy - — ; d. 
Dec. 17. 1711. 

Thomas, m. June 16, 1657, Elizabeth Chittenden, d. Aug. 22, 

James, in. Dorcas Weed. 

Lydia, in. J< iseph Smith. 

Mary, m the younger John Hlbbard. 

The children of James and Dorcas Wright were: 

James, b. 1661, m. July 17. 1690, Mary. dan. of David Ruse, d. 
Dec. 24, 1748. 

Jonas, m. Olive - ' -, d. May 10. 1709. 

Thomas, in. Elizabeth - — . d. 1749. 

Daniel, b. 1674, m. Eleanor Benton, d. June 8, 1C7!. 

Lydia, in. — (Van''. 

1 lannah, in. John Coleman. 

James Wright, b. 1661, d. Dec. 24. 179-i. m. M u:y Rose. 


The children of James and Mary Wright were: 

Mary, b. Nov. I I 1691, d. Sept. L703. 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1. 1693. 

James, b. March 21, 1695. in. Lois Loomis of Bolton. 

Also younger children Daniel, Jacob, Hannah, 1 [ezekiah, Abi 
gail, Rachel, Mary, Jeremiah and Sarah. 

James Wright, b. March 21, 1695, in. Lois Loomis of Bolton, 
b. Oct. 26. 1715. >Au- was daughter of James Loomis of Windsor. 
M. June 28, 1559, his second wife,Mary Chauncey. They had: 

James, in. IT.".:}, Lucy Hale, and d. Feb. IT'.il. 



Lois Wright, b. 1745 d. Sept. 15, 179S, in. Captain ElizerHcb- 
bard, and had Leonard. David, Joseph and Flavel. See Chapiu's 
History of Glastonbury, p. 180. 


James Wright married his second wife Dorcas Weed, 1660. Sin- 
was a daughter of Jonas Weed, dismissed from the church at 
Watertown to thai of Wethersiield, 29th May. 1635. Savage says 
•"of course he-came in the fleet of 1630, and by Bond's reason- 
able conjecture, in the ship with Sir Richard Saltonstall.' : He 
was af Stamford 1642, and died liiTfi, leaving four sons, John, 
Daniel, Jonas and Samuel; and four daughters, Mary, wife of 
George Abbott : Dorcas, wife of James Wright; Hannah, w. of 
Benjamin Hoyt, and Sarah. His widow, Mary. d. 1690. 


Robert Rose, Wethersfield. 1639, probably from Watertowu, 
came in the Francis from Ipswich, county Suffolk, 1631, aged 
40'with wife?Margcry, 10, and children John, 15; Robert, 15; 
Elizabeth, 13; Mary, 11; Samuel, 'J: Sarah, 7: Daniel. 3; Don-as, 
2. Was constable 1640, representative 1641-3, and moved be- 
fore 1648 to Stratford, Long Island, where he died leaving a 
good estate at Brauford. l6i>l-5. 

His son Daniel, b. 1630, freeman Wethersfield 1665, m. 166-1 
Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the first John GooDRicn and had 


Elizabeth, b. 15th April. 1065; Daniel 20th Aug. 1067; Mary, 
J lth Feb., 1669; Hannah, 12th Aug , L073; Jonathan, 1679; Sarah, 
1681; Abigail, 16S3; Dorothy. 1687 and Lydia. 1689. 


James Loomis, of Windsor, father of Lois,wifeof James Wright, 
was son of Joseph Loomis and Mary Chauxcy. 

Joseph Loomis, b, England, 17th Sept., 1616, served in King 
Philip's War. Windsor troopers, (Bodge 468). 

He was the son Joseph, sailed in the Susan and Ellen, 
arrived Boston July 17. 16:>S Windsor, Conn., 2d Feb. 1610, had 
land granted, probably came with Rev. Ephiram Huet. 1639. His 
wife d. Aug. 23. 1(552." We d. Nov. 25, 165S. 

His elde t sou Joseph. (1 lb. England about 1616, in. 1st, Sarah 
Hill, Sept. 17. 16-16. d. Aug. 23, 1653. M. 2nd, Mary Chaencey, 
June 28. 1659. Freeman 1651, d. June 26, 16S7. 

His tenth child James,I 18.) b. Oct. 31, 1669,m. Misdwell . 

1696, who d. March 1, 1730, aged 65. lb- removed to east Wind- 
sor 1700 and d. in Bolton Dee. 29, 1750. 

Numb< rs are from Loomis Genealogy by Prof. Elias Loomis of 


William Rosewell of Bran ford, a merchant, removed to Charles- 
ton 1658. M.Nov. '2\\ 1651 ( I) Catharine, dau. of Hon. Wm. 
Russell of Guilford. Rosewell was a prominent man in the 
colony in the Andros usurpation. He d. July 19, 1691, aged 64. 
His children were: Richap.d. Maud. William and Elizabeth. 

Ricuard Rosewell, m. 22d Dec, 1681. Lydia, dau. of Thomas 
Trowbridge. She was then less than 16 vears of a^e. 


William Russell of Charleston, b. Hereford. England, 1666. 
son of Paul Russell, came with his bride Maud, joined the 
church in Charleston. Mav 22. 1611, and was made freeman June 
2. 1611 His children we're: 

James 1611. 

Daniel, graduated Harvard, 1609. 

Catharine (m. William Rosewell). 

Elizabeth b. 1644. 



Nathaxie Foote, Watertown. Freeman Sept. 3, 163J broughi 
from England, wife Elizabeth Demixg, and children Nathaniel, 

Elizabeth. May b. 1623, Robert. 
Fiance.- and Sarah. lie removed 
to Wethersfield 1636 and was rep- 
resentative from 16-11 till hi- death 
in 1614, where ho died leaving a 
good estate. His widow m. Gov. 
Thomas Welles, and d. July 28, 


Elizabeth in. 163S Josiah Chur- 
chill and Maky in. 1612 JohnStod- 
dard, who d. 1661, and in 1671 she 
in. John Goodrich who d. March 


I ■-. 


UEORGE M. I'A'i'i I'RS'jX. 

Josiah Churchill, of Wethers- 
field, d. 1 an., 1686. m. 1638. 
Elizabeth, dan. of Nathaniel 
Foote, had. 
Mary, 1>. 21th March, 1639. 
Elizabeth. May 15. 1612. 
Hannah, 1st Nov.. 161 i. 
Ann. 10] 7. 

Joseph, 2d Dec., 1619. 
Benjamin, 16lh Ma\, 1652. 
Sarah, llth Nov.. 1657. 
His widow d. sth Sept,, 1700. aged 81. 

Benjamin Chckchill, son of Josiah and Mary, m. 1677 , d. 
20th Oct. 1712, aged 59, had besides 2 unknown children, one 
daughter Prudence, b. 2d July, 1678, m. Col. David Goodkioh, 
and d. Mav 9. 1752 



Mary Rat-he] Barton was born al Subleth , 111. She studied in 
the public schools oi Sublette and taught both in the public 
schools and as a private teacher of music. She was organist in 
the Congregational church in Sublette, with which she united at 
the age of 12. She atlt ml 
ed Berea College, teaching 
in vacation in ihe public 
schi iols oi Boca and in 1 he 
graded school a t Pi n e 
Grove, in each oi which 
she was principal. She in- 
May 20, LSS&. George M. 
Patterson of Lancaster, 
Ky.,where they now reside. 
She is district Secretary' of 
the \Y. C. T. I"., and is 
active in church and tem- 
perance work in that por- 
tion of Kentucky. 

The children of George 
JM. and Mary Barton Pat 
tersou ">\ ere: 

1. Eva May. b. Feb. 18, 
1887, d. Boyd, Ivy., July 
11, 1887. 

2. Grace Helen, b. Ian. 
is, 1894. 


George Mason Patters.):: 
was born Patterson, Mad- 
ison County. Ivy., July 10, 

1858. llr moved from Madison to Garrard County with 
\i\< parents at the age of four years. He entered Berea 
( lollege at. thi ageoi scventc n and remained there as a student 
for five years. He taught school in Garrard County two years 
during suuim ■; vacations and left school in i w v -2 at the solicita- 






tion of the Republican county committee to run for the office of 
comity clerk in Garrard Count}'. On account of peculiar issues 
which arose, the entire ticket was defeated by a small majority. 
Re entered the service of L.&N.R. R. in 1885 as agent, and has 

served in that capacity eve)' 
since, one and one-hall years 
at V\ ildie, three and one -hall 
years at Boyd, three and one- 
. half years at Berea, the re- 
mainder of the time, seven 
years, at Lancaster. Be was 
man i< ■< 1 May 2< I, 1 S85, to Ma ry 
, Rachel Barton. 

The earliest known aucestor 
of George M. Patterson was 
j Patrick Patterson, a Scotch- 
man who removed to Ireland. 
}l» was i naval officer and 
was kiLvd in battle off the 
Strait of Gibralter. His son 
.John Patterson came to 


barton Patterson AN]., daughter America and lived suecessive- 
GRA( E. ieo. ly in Pennsylvania, North 

Carolina and Kentucky. His 
son John Patterson was born in Xorth Carolina and migrated with 
his familv to Kentucky. He in. Rhoda Blackburn, daughter of 
James Blackburn of an old Virginia family, by whom he had eight 
daughters and four sons all of whom lived to adult years, Hi^ 
fifth child, Allen Patterson, was b. Garrard Co., Ky., )^17, d. 
1,881, in. 1851 Miriam Fitzpatrick. Their five children were: 
Mary Francis,!). 1850; Gehroe Mason, 1858; Samuel, 1859; John 
Allen, 1805: Elizabeth, 18(51, d young. 

Miriam Fitzpatrick, daughtei ol William Fitzpatrick and 
Fannie Sumner, was burn in '820. Her peoph were from Vir- 
ginia. She died in Madison Co., Ky., ls s ->- 



John Jacob Burton, b. Sublette, 111.. Sept. 20. I860. He at- 
tendi J the public school in Sublette, and" later entered Berea Col- 
lege. He taught school in 
Jackson Co., Kv.. and sp< d1 
a summer in religious svor!; 
in the Kentucky mountains. 
Be< i,i- i < ■ u-inesr life.nnd 
is now a merchant in Lan- 
caster, Kv. He is unmarried. 



George Herbert Barton 
wasb. in Sublette, 111.. Sept. 
7, 1SG9, and d. -Jan. 17. 1S73. 

1 remember the death of my 
little brother George as the 
great sorrow of m\ c Idhood. 
He was a bright, fair ( hiid, 
and Ids very sudden death 
from congestion of the brain 
was a great blow to all oui 

1 still have a little slip print- 
ed by my father four days 
after the death of the little 
boy, containing a brief obitu- 















arv notice and the following lines, written by himself: 

Quickly \> .--■ 1 oni li! :.■• darling. 

From li.i world •<» pnin a n<t .-in 
To Lii I •-!' enh F.'ith<-r"s mansion 

Where the ■»•_'.•!- !'•:'■ him in. 
Bleedin l> ,,<:- he left lii hii >': him ; 

V.- he loved i.i life so ■ ■ 11, 
Mom a oisi '• '•--. yet in ci r sol row 

Know that he with Cod doth dwell. 
He ). jo ii (j ; ( ih. how w miss him ' 

Yet * u ,Vr >ltall -•■■ him more 
Till • ■■ foliiiw tin h '■'■ i'h"s vallej 

And hi hold 1 im on l.if ■ - - lion:. 
Silken f-ord let d >w n from hi avon 

M;i\ ' litl ! ' • Ol'L'i" he 

;. .idln r a ... fro I ri ■•■■■■ 

'1 ., & bh =. d ••'• rnii . . 


LIEU 1 EX A XT 11/ L L / .1 .1 / BA R Ti )X. 


GraceHelen Barton was b. Feb. LO. 1ST! Sheattended the public 
school in Sublette, studied at Berea College, and taught seln ol 
in her native village. She was active in church work, and was 

organist in the Congrega- 
tional church. She was 
married June 11, 1900. to 
Ira Loren McLaren at the 
parson;'.;:.' at Oak Park, her 
brother William officiating. 
She and her husband now 
live in Chicago. 

Ira Loren McLaren was 
burn at Astoria, Illinois. 
Sept. 17, 1S72. IT.- entered 
Berea College 1893 and 
remained for 5 years, and in 
1898-9 completed a course 
in stenography at Madison, 
Wisconsin . II e e n t e r e d 
business at Madison, and 
in 1900 removed to Chicago. 
He married. June 14, 1900, 
Grace Helen Barton. 




: j 

grace barton McLaren. 

"Robert ( l ) and M ary (G orry) 
McLaren were natives of 
Perthshire. Scotland, emi- 
grating with their family to 
America in 1 ••'J-'!. They settled in Gibson county, Indiana, 
where Robert died the following year. In 1^27 the mother and 
sons removed to Fulton county. Illinois, settling near Astoria. 
Mary McLaren died Dec 28, 1854. at the age of 76, being 
buried in the Astoria cemetery. 

Their third son John ( 2 > was born Nov. 20, ISIS, in Methv< n 





parish. Perthshire. Scotland. He married Jan. 20, 1S13 Xaney, 
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Gillenwater) Klepper. His. 
home is in Plymouth. His wife died May 29, 1900. 

William ( 3 ) Blimdle McLaren, oldest son of John( 2 )wasb >rn 
Jul} 18, 1S-LS. Like his fa- 
ther, he is a farmer. He mar 
ried. Oct. 20. 1870, Elizabeth 
( " i daughter of Stephen ( ' ) | 
and Elizabeth Merrill. 

A !•!<•..• ant little incident i- related 
of the childhood of William M '■ ■■ ■■;. 
and Elizabeth Men-ill. Wh( n tl e; 
were banes, Mv*. McLaren w:<- over- 
taken by a severe sronn and. as sli 
'.■ as in ar the Men ill In >me. - : opped 
tliere foi shelter. 'IT. ? two babies 
were almost the same a::- ami slept 
peacefully in the -■ me cradle du in: 
tin- storm, they nor i heir moth' r-- lit 
tie <!'■-• uning of the intimacy v. hich 
would sprint; up between them later 
in life, 'i heir children are. 

Ira Loren. born S. pt. IT, 1STC 

Benjai iiu 1"; .•.'.', born A pi ; ' l-», 

Currie Stephen. born Dec. I s . 1S7S'. 


Hc-n'ry ( ' i Klepper was b >rn 
Oct. 10, IT'";. His family lived 
in Tennesee, having come 
there from P -nn ylvani i. Me 
m a r r i e d Elizabeth < Jillen- 
water, who was burn May 10, 
IiyS. At an early date they 

moved to Indian.', but were driven out of there by a peculiar diseasi 
known as "milk-sickness." Tiny then went to Illinois, locatin in 
Schuyler county, a few miles south of Astoria. Later in life they re- 
moved M McDonough county, near Plymouth, where the remainder 
of th ir lift was spent. Henn Klepper died March b, 1?*5, and his 
wife April 2-1, I - - 1 , both being buri d in the cemetery at Plymouth. 
i h '• ''■ tighti r Nancy was born [an. &, 182o?and married John <■ 
NT* Par, n [an. 2t\ }>!.;. She died Mav 29, 1900. 

li;.\ LOKEN Mi LAKES. 



Nathaniel ' Merrill, with his brother John, ' came to America 
from Salisbury, England, in 1633, landing at Ipswich, Mass., 
where they located. In 1635, they removed to Newbury, Mass., 
being among the origii al settlers and proprietors, and remained 
there until death. He was admitted freeman at Newbury in 

John died Jul} 14. 1682, leaving one daughter, Hannah, who 
married Stephen Sweet. Therefore ail of the Merrill family of 
New England, and it is said nearly all in the U. S., are de- 
scended from Nathaniel Merrill, emigrant. The name has been 
spelled Merrill. Merrell. Merrills, and is thought to have been 
originalh Merle, and the family of French origin. 

Nathaniel , married Susanna Jordan He died Mar. 16, 1065. 

Daniel, * the fifth child of Nathaniel '.was born in Newbury 
Aug. 20. 1642. married May 14, 1667 to Sarah, daughter of John 
and Jan- Clough, of Watertown, Mas-. I [e resided at Newbury 
the greater part of his life, but spent the last of his days with 
his sun John 3 in Salisbury and Haverhill Mass. 

John. 3 the second child of Daniel ', was born in Newbury, 
Oct. 7, 1674. married Mary Allen, and settled in Salisbury. 

Abel, * eldest child of John. 3 was born in Salisbury Jan. 4, 
1703. He and his brother John were among the early settlers of 
York county, Maine, going first to Wells about 1725, locating 
permanently soon afterwards in Arundel, at Kennebunk Port. 
Abel married Mary, daughter of Stephen and Abagail (Little- 
fii Id) [larding -. He was elected one of the proprietors of the 
town in 17-';s. 4 He died y< ung, being killed by black fish while 
out in a small b >3t. 

Gideon, " tin ouiy child of Abel 4 , married Dorothy Wildes 
(also given as Wilde and Wilder). Lie was elected proprietor 
in 1763.-} 

Abel," the eldesl - >n of Gideon, 5 was born Oct. 1, 1755, mar- 
rind Mehitable, daughtei •'• Benjamin and Jane (Sewall) Bur- 
bank. Abel Merrill was <■ s< !di< r in the Revolutionary War, 
the record of his service being given by Bradbury as follows 


(page 29(1.: "Abel Merrill was in Gapt. Jesse Dormai^s Com- 
pany in Col. Scammaus Regiment, at Cambridge in 1775. In - 
1776, under tb. command of Capt. Eliphalet Daniels, at Ports- 
mouth, X. II. Iu 1777 in Col. Storer's Regiment at Stillwater 
and Saratoga." He died Apr. 16, IS37, and bis wife Mebita'.le, 

Dec. -20 tS« I V/. , ,. 

Stepbeu Scwall ! 7 < Merrill, sun of Abel ( B ), was burn June 24, 
179S. At the age of eighteen, he went on the sea, in the mer- 
chant service, rising to the p »sition of first mate, which position 
be held for son.-' years. After fifteen years service, he was ap- 
pointed captain, but resigned (1*33) the position before his vcs 
sel sailed. Lie then went west, going first to Rushville, III., and 
a year later to Woodland township. Fulton county, 111., near 
Astoria, where he bought a quarter section of government land. 
This he ch ared and resided there continuously until his death, 
May 8, 1890 He married Nov. 11.1835, Elizabeth, daughter of 
William and Margaret Lacock » Marshall. 

Elizabeth Ann. (" daughter of Stephen, 7 was born June 13, 
]S4S. at the Merrill homestead, Astoria, Hi., and m.Oct 20, 18*0, 
William Blundle McLaren. 

Stephen Harding, probably son of Israel and Lydia (Gooch) Hard- 
ing (in. l«72),m. Abagail Littleficld about 1702, and settled near the 
mouth of the Kcnnebunk river, on the western side. He died Dec. o, 
1747, and his wife ' >< t. 1, 1747. 
Their daughter Mary married Abel Merrill.( 4 ) 



facobf 3 ) Wildes (spelled also Wilde and Wilder) was burn at Tnps- 
:u 'l,l His father's christian name ,- not known, but it is thought that 
;, w . as Kphraim^ 1 ) II- was probably the son of a William \\ ildes, 
who lived al Kowlc> in 1643, r-nnoving later to Ipswich, where he 

died in ltiotf. 

[a cob ( 3 ;and hi* brothers F.phraim, Samuel, and Jonathan were 
in the expediti n against W.rridgenock in 1724. At tins time, they 

« Ili^.oJ K-nn >;,,. (>urt. j, I'M. •• »o ' : :\! lh .'- ';■'■,[ \\: , l '^ h ^ 
:J,, •.. ,-Mconlof .U.-1 M-mir- -t ids i: -ilso on r-.-cor<J n: th- 1 .niMon < w a 

14-2 -;^/-3 '™*LIEUTi:XAi\T WILLIAM BARTON. 

visited their sister Mary, who lived in Arundel, and they all moved 
there soon afterward. I icob married Ruth Foster. Their daughter 
Dorothy ( 4 ) married Gidc on ( 5 ) Mc nil!. 


John i ! i Burbank, a millman, came from Bradford with the first 
settler.-- of Arundel, lie was a Lieutenant in the army which captured 
Louisburg in 17-15. He married Priscilla Major, who died Nov. 2, 

Their oldest son Benjamin {-) married Jane Sewall Nov. 6, 1750, 
and si ttled at Brownrleld. 

His daughter Mehitab!e( 3 ) married Abel ( ,; ) Merrill. 


YVilliam(t) Marshall was a native of Scotland. His parents came 
to America when he was two years old and settled in Cumberland 
county, Penn. lie removed, early in life, to Jefferson countv, Ohio, 
where he took up government land and cleared his faun where he 
continued t" reside till death at the age of 05. He married Margaret 
Lacock, who was also of Scotch birth. 

Their daughter Ki; ab tl , i -) was born Dec. 10, 1807. She went to 
Fulton county, Illinois, ir the spring of is;;, with her brother, and 
married, Nov. II, l*oo, Stephen ('■ ) Merrill. She d. Dec. 20, 1S 1 J3, at 
Astoria, [11. 


Arms, Coats of, 11; of Barton 

family, 11-14 
Ancient Barton families, 13 sq. 

Baldwin. 124 
Banks, 89 

Barton, Meaning of the name, 
9; Barton of Barton, 10; 
Arms, 11; Crest, 18; of 
Whenby. 13; of Smithells, 
14 , of Cawton, 14; Vari< ais 
American families, 1(5; the 
family of William, Chapter 
III., seq. 

Barton, Adelaide (Butts), 73 

Barton, Albert Guy, 75 

Barton, Alice A. (Burgh), 74 

Barli in, Amasa L., 75 

Barton, Arm, 40 

Barton, Blanche, 73 

Barton, Benja min, 73 

Barton, Bruce F., 9(5-7 

Barton, Caroline (Crawford), 72 

Barton, Char!» s W., 99 

Barton, Clara, 15 

Barton, Clara Mabel, 72 

Barton, Clarence F... 78 

Brt! i' hi, Clarence N'< Me, "2 

Bo:,.,), Cecelia dc , 10 

Barton, Christopher, 15 

Barton, Cornelius Faster, 73 

Ban. mi, 1 Janiel, 74; pi -rtrait, (51 

Barton, Ensign Eleazar, 40-41; 
portrait, 48; birth, 49; mili- 
tary record, 49; marriage, 
50 ; si t e of hf ' m e , 50 ; re min- 
iscences, 52, seq ; emigra- 
tion to Illinois, 56 67; votes 
for Lincoln, (53; character- 
istics, (37-8; death, (59. Chap- 
ter III. 

Barton. Eleazar, Jr., and Han- 
nah, 75; portrait, 55 

Barton, Elizabeth (Finch-Oli- 
ver-Scott >, 39, 1 1 

Barton, Emeline (Minklert, 72 

Barton, Enos 1 )., 7:1 

Barton, Esther Treat Rushneil; 
portrait, 99; family, 95, seq. 

Barton, Flditha de, 10, 12 

Barton, Edmund M ills. 9 

Barton, 1 lorence i Bvrd , 78 

Barton, Franklin F., 7.". 

Barton, Fred, 75 

Barton, Frederick B., 99 

Barton, Gi orge Albert::*, 73 

Barto ;, George Herbert, 187 

Barton, ( Jiibert de, 10, 12 

Barton, Grace rlrien (McLa- 
ren i, 138 

B trton Fie . n F.. ."• 

Barton, Helen Melhven, -I 2; 
portrait, 81 

BaTton, Hudson IX, "<8 


Barti m, Hi gh, To 

Barton, 1 >r. jao ' ; ' P.. 75; memi >- 
ric< of his i > tli< r, 50; p< >r- 
traits, 1887, 62; 1--, ?8; 
1900, '< • ; with his grand- 
children, '■"'; his family, 
91 s ./. Chapter IV. 

Barton, James D., 53 

Barton, James, father of I iem. 
William, 25 

Bart ' , I ones, ?on of Lieut. 
\\ illfam, 39, 41 

Barton, James and Susan, 72; 
portrait, 5$ 

Bai •• in, James So >tt, To 

Barton, Jane I \V< r.thcrs), 73 

Barton, JaS' m. 71 

Barton, Jason, 75 

P • m, Jennie 'Collins), 75 

Barton, John, I 1 '. 41 

B irti m, Ji »hn, 74 

Barton, John de, 10 

B irton, John Jacob, 1:37 

Barton, L( Roy J.. 75 

Barton, Lewis Read, 72; por- 
trait. 54 

Barton, M iggk I Alle-r . 73 

Barton, Mafiss • Hardin), >S 

)'■ i rt< >n, Manm >n, 74 

Barton, Margan r, 10 

Barton, Margaret (Stephens- 
Henderson-Smith.i, to, 11 

Barton, Maria Hastin (57 

Barton, Marmaduke. 16 

Barton, Martha (Leary). 40; 
called Hatty, 41 

Barton, Mary M., 75 

Barton, Mary >' >sh>< nn ',40, 12 

Barton, Mary R. i Patterson), 

Bai ton, Maud, 7" 

Barton, Merton A., ?5 

Barton, Milton M., 74 

B srton, Myrtis \\ ., 15 

Barton, Nancy A. I Williams i, 75 

Barton Nellie, 5. I 

Barton, N <-: ! i>- J. i Basu'an), 7(5 
P irtrait, 68. 

Barton, Norman, 7.; 

Barton, Orlando IX, 73 

Barton, < >rleanv, 73 

Barton, Phcebe', 73 

Barton, Ivachel A. i 1 ratt ,"65 

Barton, I\achel (Smith . 10 

Barton, Rachel Bostedn | Read), 
69. See also Lleazar Bar- 
ton, Cha]jter II !. 

Barton, Rachel Jane, 72 

Barton, Ralph, 74 

Barton, Richai d, 40 

Barton, Robert SI i mut, 99 

1 lart >n, Ri .: ■■ r, ] 5 

Barton, R< >sanna I Bi >\\ en ,40,42 

Barton, Roy, 73 

Barton, Rufus, 1(5 

Barton, Samuel N., 7<5 

Barti »n, Sarah 1 1 larmon I, 73 

Barton, Silas P.. 75 

Barton, Stephen, 7 1, with ; o\ 

Barton, Syi\ ester, 7l ; 

Barton, Col. 'I h^mas. !<' 

Bart ■•!, Rev. ! !■••:.,-, 16 

Bart* m, William. Fifteen R ?vo- 
luti" >nary s< idiei s. i i?-20 

Barton, Lieut. William, '■> '22 
24-3:1; birth, 24; pan ..: ..;..■ 
2:.; mi! it r. exper n . -■' 
s ••(!..• sword, 30, 34; r lies, 
35; Bible, 35; •■■ irriaj c, 3(5-7 
children, 3s->; pictures 
graves, H v , 45; v.-ii), ( i ; in- 
vent* tv. 46. Chante! ! I. 

Barton, Rev. Wm. F.., 95; , ■ 
trait, 9s 

Barton, William Newton, 70; 
portrait, GH 

Barton, \\ illiam 1 loi'ov ay 30, •'■'' 

Bastian, 68, 7", 76 

Beehe, iOO 

Bell, 113 

Bishop, 118, 130 

Blackburn, 136 

Blaki sley, 123 

Bolta, 90 

P ;ti do, !; v. }a< oh and wif. . 
7] -2 

Brvan, 122 

Bu'el!, 10 ■■ 

Bun au C ;■ ek, 1'». 50 



Burl .•:,' . 1-1-2 

Burq;h, 7-1 

Bushnell, 100-113; 1 ew is, por 
trait, 1<>2; Eli beth Ann, 
108; Esther Ti :;tt, 104-O, 1 1 'J 

R stts, 78 

Bvcroft, 70 

livid. 7:: 

Camp, 121 
i • apm; i, 104~"> ('■ 
i in hill. 1-1 
Clark, 122 1 
Cobb, 40 
Conkler, V> 
Comnton. 7(> 
Crawford, 72 

Davenport, 72, IV, 
Demaster, 74 
! lickasan, S'.t-iK) 
1 )onnan, 12s 

L)u< dale, William, < larter King 
' of Arms, 11 

Ellsworth, Angelii a E. i Bar- 
ton), 7- r > 

I erguson, 89 
Finch, 39 
Fitzpatrick, I3<j 
Foote, 131 
Fordham, 124 

Fulti m |oui uai, 7(i 7 

< Goodrich, 130 

Gould, HH 

( Irelle or GredU , familv of, 1" 

Griffis, 7! 

Main, 90 
Hardin, 78 

II irdinu. Ill 

! I,: rm< in. 74 

h'l.siin ?. :« 

Henderson, Marg .ret, wife of 
W iiliain Barton. Chapter 
III ! tors i I i ..unship, 3n 

1 fi nuerson, William B , ; : "> 

Heraldry, 11 

Hibernia Iron W orks,33" 

Hill, I us 

Hoadlev, 100, 10'J 

Hovt, 111 

Hubbard, 12K-9 

Humason or Hummerstou. 127-8 

Hunting, v '.i 

Kirkpatri< I- . S'.i 

Klepper. 189 

Knox, 70 

Knox Grove, 11:., 49 rrq. Ci n 

terv, 09 
Lane, 124 
Lav, 108, 118 
Loomis, 188 

McLaren, 138-142 

M arct lla, N. J., 8> 

Marshal. 142 

Marvin. 131 

Merriam, 130 

Merrill, 140 142 

Metcalf, 74 

Methven, 89-90; Rev. Win., 
82-91; portrait, v ''>: Mary 
Sin; ; p »rtrait, *7; Helen, SI 

Minkler. 72 

Moor, 73 

Xottun family of, 1" 
Oliver, 39 

Patterson, < !co. M. and famih , 

■135-0; Thomas, 89 
Pequanm n !., 2*) ■"> ,s ( \y. 
Piatt, 124, 127 
Potter, 74 
Pratt, 121; Rachel Barton, ''■'. 

70; Rev. Edw in Cranrl.iil, 

7»'.; Sarah, 89 

I;, ad, Lew is and Rachi I, ;*>0, 
71 ; Riv hel Bostedo, 'A), li9, 

Robinson, 7-"> 
Kus-e, 182 
I . jewel 1, 138 
Rus :i 11. 188 

-■:. ( lair, 7:'. 
Sawyei , 72 

1 is 

Shanger, .';'.' 

Subleltei ! Ilinoisji'uhlicSi hool, 
4 'J ; church, 4 •' ! 

Tapp, 121 

Tongue, Thomas, Garter Kin 

Treat, 119-20, 122- t; Elizabeth 

Ann, 100, 1 19 20 
Turner, To 
i little, 121 

Vassall, f.ieut. B. B., 15 
Visalia (Cal.) Delta, 74 

Waco, Anglo-Saxon poet, 10 
Wait, Ho 


Weathers. 7:; 

Webb, 114 

Weed, '..■'.:> 

Wells, Gov. Thomas, 134 

Wildes or Wilder, 141 

Willard, A. M., Illustration: 29; 

I rontispii ct . J urtrait of 

Kleasai Barton, 4^ 
Williams, 1! 
Woodw ard, 1 17 
Wraight. 7:5 
Wright, 181 2 

Zeek Cemetery, ;!v< , 4.", 
Zeek. Ira, :!■< '