The BARTONS of SW PENNSYLVANIA & OHIO

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

Unlike some of my family line articles, this one needs further research on our Barton progenitors in Ireland.  Consequently I have added to the early part on John Barton (¶2.) a separate section dealing with research underway and proposed.

 

1.   [-?-] BARTON

 

[-?-] BARTON, born in England, wife unknown, died presumably in Ireland, age approaching 100.

 

At this time we have little information on our Barton progenitors other than that from a transcripted four-page letter (Appendix 1, 2, 3, & 4.) written 15 Nov. 1881 by Mrs. Elizabeth Anna (Barton) Culbertson to her sister Mrs. Mary Lucretia (Barton) Hunter [see pp. 177 & 222 of Six Wallace Brothers by William Wallace Barton & Jean Wallace Gayle (LDS film #2055299, item #9)]. In this letter Anna states that “my great-grandfather Barton [i.e., [-?-] Barton] emigrated at a very early period from England to County Down in the northern part of Ireland ….. Father [i.e., Robert Barton] says his grandfather Barton …. .lived to an extreme age – nearly 100 years.”  In the same letter Anna wrote that “Grandfather Barton [i.e., John Barton] had two brothers – both died while young – one’s name was Hugh – he [i.e., Robert] doesn’t remember the other.  He had two sisters – the name of one was Mattie – doesn’t remember the other name – they never came to this country.”

 

The children of [-?-] Barton were:

 

i.                     JOHN BARTON, born ca. 1756. (See ¶2. below.)

 

ii.                   HUGH BARTON, died young.

 

iii.                  [-?-] BARTON, male, died young.

 

iv.                 MATTIE BARTON, never emigrated.

 

v.                   [-?-] BARTON, female, never emigrated.

 

2.   JOHN BARTON

 

JOHN BARTON, born ca. 1756 in County Down, Ireland, married MARY KYLE 4 Dec. 1784 in Belfast, Co. Antrim,1 died 22 Feb. 1838, buried Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Florence, Washington Co., Pa.[2] Mary was born probably between 1753   and 1765 and died 1816-1820.

 

RESEARCH UNDERWAY & PROPOSED

 

A.     The data on John Barton’s marriage to Mary Kyle was submitted to the LDS Family History Center by Ronald D. Coleman, 3775 E. Thousand Oaks Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84124 with the following notes:

-    Stake/Mission: Mt. Olympus

-    Stake/Mission forms examiners: RDC pc.

I have been unable to contact Mr. Coleman.

 

Mr. Coleman also submitted (LDS microfiche 1395843, batch 8422631, sheet 50) the following:

-    Given name: Mary, female

-    Christening place: Carnmoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland, 30 Sept. 1753

-    Father’s name: Bryce Kyle

-    Source of information: Carnmoney Presbyterian record, SL #258,610

-    1742-1755

 

My notes indicate that SL #258,610 refers to Northern Ireland:

PRONI:  Transcript of documents on file in Belfast PRO—

79 microfilm reels with:

-         Rosemary St. Church film #0258574 & 5 (T654/1-2 for A & B and T654/3-7 for C & D).

From the above, I would conclude:

-    The above marriage data is acceptable.

-         The christening data certainly appears acceptable.  Note that Mary’s christening date of 30 Sept. 1753 is not in agreement with the birth date of “on or after 1755” deduced from the 1800 census report.  Maybe Mary didn’t want to admit how old she was!

 

To do:

-         Check the Carnmoney Presbyterian Record (SL #258,610) for the births of Mary’s older 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Also, check for any Bartons.

-         Determine if it is correct to assume that my John and Mary would get married in the Rosemary Presbyterian Church in Belfast in 1784 even though they “brot their letters from the old Seceder church in Ireland and put them in the church at X (i.e., Cross Roads) – Mr. McCurdy pastor” (see page 3 of the Appendix).

 

B.     From Public Records Office Northern Ireland, Freeholders’ Records (http://www.nics.gov.uk/freeholders/results.asp) I found that freeholder John Barton of Tullyhubbart, Co. Down, in 1783 held 2 leases, one with landlord Todd and the other with landlords Mr. Mussenden, Mr. Walker & Mr. Reid (D/654/A3/1A & D/654/A3/1B).  A third lease for freeholder John Barton of Tollyhubert, Co. Down, does not provide any name for the landlord (DOW/5/3/1).  Tullyhubbart Townland (4.74 acres) is in Comber Civil Parish, Co. Down, about 6 miles SE of Belfast.

 

Another freeholder in Tullyhubbert at that time was a William Gamble (D/654/A3/1A & B).  His landlords were also Messrs. Mussenden, Walker & Reid.  Note that in her 1881 letter Annie Barton Culbertson wrote that Mary (Kyle) Barton’s oldest sister Jane Kyle married (1) a Gamble (see p 2. of the Appendix).  There was also a James Brown in Tullyhubert in 1789.  Did he marry another sister?

 

Based on the above, it appears worthwhile to pursue the possibility that my Bartons (and perhaps my Kyles) came from the Tullyhubbert Townland area.  Note that Annie Barton Culbertson wrote that the father of John Barton “lived to an extreme old age – nearly 100 years (see p. 3 of Appendix). Sandra Gilpin (isgilpin@btinternet.com) has now provided the following record of stipend payments made by John Barton of Tullyhubbert to Rev. James McKean, the Presbyterian minister at neighboring Moneyrea:

-         May 1751   John Barton pays 1 shilling and 3 pence

-         May 1752  “Widow Barton” pays 1 shilling and 3 pence & John Barton pays 1 shilling and 3 pence

-                                 May 1753   John Barton pays 1 shilling and 3 pence & Mary Barton pays 1 shilling and 3 pence

-                     May 1754   John Barton pays 1 shilling and 3 pence

-                     May 1755   John Barton pays 1 shilling and 3 pence

-                     May 1756   John Barton pays 1 shilling and 3 pence

 

So was this John Barton of 1751-1756 the father (or grandfather) of my emigrant John Barton?

 

  1. From a “Genealogical Table of the Family of McCready (McCreery) of Co. Down (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mccreery/mccready1.htm) I see that a David McCreery born in/of Tullyhubbbert, Comber, Co. Down, farmer, died 1805 in Sullyhubbert, Comber Parish, married a Mary Barton.  She died 1806 in Ireland.  David was a freeholder in 1783 in Co. Down. Was this Mary Barton the unknown sister of our John Barton?  She never emigrated!  David & Mary (Barton) McCreery had a son William McCreary who married Margaret Davidson in Nov. 1790 and died in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1807. David McCreery, another son, was born 1755 in Ireland, died 1820 in Brecksville, Cuyaho (Cuyahoga) Co., Ohio.

 

  1. At PRONI I found that a Robert Kyle of Ballybeen, Co. Down, in 1741 had lease D2101 for Tullyhubbert.  Then in Groves MSS T808 599-648, p. 626: Register of Deeds Dublin: vol. 186, p. 514/517, No. 125690/125626 memorial register 19 Sept. 1759 of deed of 20 & 21 Apr. 1757 between Robert Kyle Sr. of Ballybeen, Co. Down, gt (gentleman) & his wife Mary Kyle alias McCormick & his eldest son Robert Kyle, Jr., George Kyle of Comber, Co. Down & his wife Jane Kyle alias Childs, & James Kyle of Newton, Co. Down, dese (deceased?) Rt. Hon. Arthur Hill & John Arnold of Dublin city gt varly(?) long list of lands in Co. Down.  Witness:  John Arnold, Jr., of the Dublin City, gt.  I wonder if my Mary Kyle (born ca. 1753, married John Barton 1784) was a daughter of the Robert Kyle, Jr. (died before 1757/9) and a granddaughter of Robert (died before 1757/9) and his wife Mary (McCormick) Kyle?

 

So, instead of Ronald Coleman’s LDS submission that our Mary Kyle was a daughter of Bryce Kyle of Carnmoneny, Co. Antrim (see beginning of these “research” notes), was Mary a daughter of Robert Kyle and a granddaughter of Robert & Mary (McCormick) Kyle of Ballybeen?  Note that Ballybeen Townland adjoins Tullyhubbert Townland.

 

I also found at PRONI D1954/4/521 the same 20 Apr. 1757 indenture.  Here my notes also include a George Kyle, gentleman, of Cumber in said Co.  This version goes on to report that to Rt. Hon. Arthur Hill Esquire for 5 shillings sterling lands of Lisleen together with the parsonage, Ballygoun (to?) Robert Orr barony of Castlereagh, Co Down, Ballyhubert (alias Tullyhubert, Ballybeen).  This was followed with “Henry Duncan of Belfast, Francis Wallace, John Barnett & John Gamble.”  And then:  “A memorial deed was entered in the Register Office, Dublin, 19 Sept. 1757, Book 186, p. 154, No. 125689.”

 

  1. An entirely different approach to the research of our Barton line is the use of DNA. I have had my Y-chromosome DNA determined by Relative Genetics.  The 26 test results are now included in the Barton DNA Project report (http://www.bartonsite.org/Modals/Modals.htm) as #A-22, John, born ca. 1756, married Mary Kyle, Ireland.  Since our John Barton has not been associated with any of the established Barton lineages, it appears in the “Independents” category.  In fact, it is the last line in the list of 157 men!

 

Obviously, what we now need is additional Barton men with direct descent from our John Barton to have their Y-DNA test performed (see http://www.familytreedna.com/DNAList.asp?Group=Barton).

 

END OF RESEARCH  UNDERWAY & PROPOSED

 

 

John and Mary Barton and their three eldest sons emigrated in 1794. According to family legend, their elder daughter, Jane, was born on the ship while crossing the Atlantic Ocean.[3] They brought with them a cedar chest (fig. 1) which had been constructed in Ireland in the early 1700s and used as a packing case for furs bought in America and taken back to Ireland.  Inherited by John Barton, the chest was owned by descendant Robert F. Wolfe in 1919[4] [see p. 199 of Six Wallace Brothers].

 

Upon arriving in the United States, the Barton family settled near Canonsburg, Washington Co., Pa.[5]

The 1800 census for Chartiers Twp., Washington Co. (p. 730) listed John Barton as head of the following household:

 

3 males <10

[sons George, Archibald, John]

2 males 10-16

[sons James & Hugh]

1 male 26-45

[John]

1 female <10

[daughter Jane]

1 female 26-45

[wife Mary]


Thus Mary was reported as being born on or after 1755.

 

Unfortunately for genealogists, the names of the heads of household were recorded in alphabetical order in this census.  Thus it is not possible to determine the names of John Barton’s neighbors.

 

John Barton’s name also appeared in the 1800 list of Chartiers Twp., Washington Co., Pa. List of Taxables.[6]

 

By 1801 our Barton family had moved to Smith Twp., Washington Co. In the 1810 census (p. 40) we find for John Barton:

 

1 male <10

[son Robert]

2 males 10-16

[sons Archibald & John]

3 males 16-26

[sons James, Hugh & George]

1 male >45

[John]

1 female <10

[daughter Mary]

1 female 10-16

[daughter Jane]

1 female >45

[wife Mary]


Thus Mary was reported as being born on or before 1765.

 

A possible confirmation that the John Barton family removed from Chartiers Twp. before 1810 is the 1 Jan. 1810 announcement in the “Washington, Pennsylvania Reporter” newspaper that a letter to John Barton remained in the Canonsburg post office.[7]

    

In the 1820 census for Smith Twp. (p. 215) John Barton was head of the following household:

     

2 males 16-26

[sons Robert & John]

1 male >45

[John]

1 female 16-26

[daughter Mary]

 

1 of the above an alien

3 engaged in agriculture

[John]

[John & sons Robert & John]

 

Note that John’s wife, Mary, did not appear in this census record.  It is assumed that she died before 1820.

 

In her 1881 letter, Anna (Barton) Culbertson wrote that “Father’s Father & Mother [i.e., John & Mary (Kyle) Barton] brought their letters from the old Seceder church in Ireland and put them in the church at X [i.e., Cross] Roads – Mr. McCurdy pastor.” Cross Roads Presbyterian Church had been organized in 1785 as King’s Creek Church, located about four miles northwest of Florence in Hanover Twp.  In 1798 the congregation moved to its present site on U.S. 22, west of Florence, where it was called Cross Roads because it was near the intersection of the Pittsburgh-Steubenville Pike with the Washington-Georgetown Road.[8]

 

Rev. Elisha Macurdy was the first pastor of the Cross Roads Church, serving from 1800 to 1835.  He was born in 1763 in Carlisle, Pa. From 1792 to 1799 he attended Rev. John McMillan’s academy in Canonsburg.  Quite possibly the John Barton family met him in Canonsburg.  On 26 June 1799 Mr. Macurdy was licensed by the Presbytery of Ohio at Upper Buffalo Church.  On the next Sabbath he preached his first sermon at the Chartiers (Hill) Presbyterian Church where his theological instructor, Rev. McMillan, was pastor.  The following Sabbath he preached in Cross Roads.[9]  Rev. Macurdy, an itinerant pastor, also preached at the Three Springs Presbyterian Church near Weirton, Hancock Co., W. Va.[10] (See figs. 2 & 3 – figure 2 comes from Alvin D. White’s 1969 book entitled History of Cross Creek Presbyterian Church.)  On 20 Nov. 1799 the congregations of Cross Roads and Three Springs met together to issue a permanent call to Rev. Macurdy.  The elders of the Cross Roads Church who signed the call were Philip Jackson, James Proudfoot, James Merchant, William Jackson, Samuel Merchant, John Coulter and William Ledlie. His policy towards the local Indians was one reason Mr. Macurdy was selected.  He told the Indians that they were welcome to come into the church to hear the gospel preached but that the Christian people there were not in the least afraid of them and, if they caused any disturbance, they would be dealt with severely.  In the opinion of the two congregations this approach worked better than a show of guns.  The new minister was to receive £20 per year, one half in cash and the other half in grain and other farm produce; said produce to be brought within at least five miles to be picked up by the pastor.  Young Macurdy felt insulted with such an offer and declined.  It took the prayers of Philip Jackson to convince the young minister that his time and place were no longer in his own hands and never would be again so long as he lived.  Rev. Macurdy was installed as pastor of both churches in June 1800 by the Presbytery of Ohio.

 

Rev. Macurdy was the promulgator of the Great Revival meetings in western Pennsylvania.  In Oct. 1802 he held a Communion service at Cross Roads to which 32 wagons brought about 800 people despite rain and snow.  The next revival meeting was held at Upper Buffalo with Rev. John Anderson pastor, where 10,000 people and 15 pastors assembled.  Before the Communion on Sunday, Rev. Macurdy preached such a powerful sermon that people fell as though wounded in battle and they called it “Macurdy’s War Sermon.”  The revivals continued for two years.  Nearly 200 persons were converted at his two churches.[11]

 

It is not known if the John Barton family attended any of these Great Revival meetings but three items indicate that they were members of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, viz:

1.      Anna (Barton) Culbertson’s 1881 letter stating that John & Mary (Kyle) Barton were members of the church at Cross Roads, Mr. Macurdy pastor.

2.      John Barton’s burial in the church cemetery.

3.       Archibald Barton’s 1818 election as a teacher of Sabbath School Work at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church (see ¶2.v. below).

   

However, no mention of the John Barton family (or of any of their descendants) has been found in Session Minutes of the Cross Roads Church in the 1834-1854 time frame.[12]

 

Anna Culbertson’s statement that John & Mary (Kyle) Barton brought their letters from the old Seceder church in Ireland indicates that her Barton grandparents belonged to the Presbyterian sect known as the “Seceders” or “Associate Presbyterians.”  Members of this denomination felt that the Established Church of Scotland (i.e., the Presbyterian Church) had become too corrupt in matters of behavior and belief.  Thus they broke away from the Established Church in 1733 and formed their own denomination.  In 1753 the Associate Presbytery of America was formed by Seceders who had emigrated from Scotland and Ireland.[13] Seceder churches flourished in western Pennsylvania.  The Associate Presbytery of Chartiers, based in Canonsburg, was organized in 1800.[14]

 

In 1782 Rev. Matthew Henderson became the first regular pastor at the Chartiers Associate Presbyterian Church.  In 1797 this congregation bought from John Canon land approximately one mile southwest of Canonsburg.  The Oak Springs Cemetery about one mile from West Pike St. on Oak Springs Road I located on the site of this first Chartiers Associate Presbyterian Church.[15] It is quite possible that John & Mary Barton delivered their letters from the Seceder Church in Ireland to Rev. Henderson at the Chartiers Associate Presbyterian Church.  The Cross Roads Church to which they subsequently belonged was included in the Ohio Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church.[16] It seems unlikely that John & Mary presented their Seceder papers to Rev. Macurdy at Cross Roads since there was at that time a sharp division of opinion between the Associate Presbyterian and the Presbyterian denominations.  The Seceders, for instance, believed the Great Revival as championed by Rev. Macurdy was a work of the devil.[17] Interestingly, Rev. John Anderson of the preceding King’s Creek Church was a Seceder.[18]

 

On 5 Feb. 1820 John Barton purchased from Samuel Clokey 6 acres & 58 perches of land situated on Raccoon Creek.[19] Samuel Clokey had purchased this land 18 Jan. 1814 from Thomas Thompson, eldest son and heir of Robert Thompson,[20] who had patented this land 25 Feb. 1790, as recorded in Patent Book 16, p. 237.  On 17 Feb. 1786 James Rankin had obtained a warrant for this tract, containing 286¾ acres.  Adjoining land owners were Samuel Hains (?), Cornelius Murphy, Thomas Rogers, Robert Kennedy and Joseph Rogers.

 

On 30 Mar. 1822 John Barton purchased from Robert Allison 137 7/8 acres on Raccoon Creek.[21] This land had been transferred to Robert Allison from James Allison by a Sheriff’s deed dated 23 Mar. 1822.  James Allison had purchased this land 6 Nov. 1812 from Thomas Thompson.[22] This tract had been patented by John Wilson on 24 Sep. 1787.[23] The above two patents are located side-by-side in the northwest part of Smith Twp.[24] (see fig. 4).

 

On 19 Sep. 1825 John Barton, Sr., of Smith Twp. disposed of all of the above land to his two youngest sons, Robert & John, Jr. in the following manner:

§         To Robert Barton, for $500, two tracts: 6 acres & 58 perches called “Big Bottom” and 117¼ acres called “Thurp Work,”

§          To John Barton, Jr., for $900, 137 7/8 acres.[25]

 

John Barton does not appear as head of a household in the 1830 census.  He was living with his son George (see ¶2.iii below).

 

John Barton died 22 Feb. 1838 and was buried in the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church graveyard.  Today a bronze marker in the cemetery reads:

 

JOHN BARTON

Continental Line

Revolutionary War

1756-1838

 

The reference to his Revolutionary War service is obviously wrong since he did not arrive in this country until 1794.  This error was apparently due to the mistaken assumption that our John Barton was the unknown John Barton who had in fact served in the Washington Co. Militia as a private.[26] The only John Barton in the 1790 Pennsylvania census was in Bucks Co.  His family consisted of 2 males 16 or over, 1 male less than 16 and 3 females.[27]

                             

The children of John & Mary (Kyle) Barton were:

JAMES BARTON

HUGH BARTON

GEORGE BARTON

JANE BARTON

ARCHIBALD BARTON

JOHN BARTON

ROBERT BARTON

MARY BARTON

 

i.         JAMES BARTON, born 21 Feb. 1784 in County Down, Ireland, married SARAH [-?-] before 1810, died 16 Mar. 1881, Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio.  Sarah was born ca. 1789 in Pa., died before the 1880 census was taken.

 

In the 1820 census for Smith Twp., Washington Co., Pa. (p. 215) James Barton was head of the following household:

 

2 males 26-45

[James & brother Hugh?]

1 female 10-16

[daughter Rachel Jane]

1 female 26-45

[wife Sarah]


One of the above was engaged in agriculture.

 

On 9 Apr. 1829 James Barton purchased from Nelson Fullem by deed 49 acres & 19 perches of land situated on the waters of Raccoon Creek in Robinson Twp. Mr. Fullem had acquired this land from the original patentee, Alexander Wright.  It was part of two tracts patented by Alexander Wright 18 Feb. 1818.[28]

 

By the time of the 1830 census, James Barton’s family was in Robinson Twp., Washington Co. (p. 261):

 

1 male 5-10

[son George]

1 male 40-50

[James]

2 females 5-10

[daughters Mary & Rachel Jane]

1 female 30-40

[wife Sarah]

 

The 1840 census had James Barton’s family in Hanover Twp., Washington Co. (p. 36):

 

1 male 15-20

[son George]

1 male 50-60

[James]

1 female 15-20

[daughter Mary or Rachel Jane]

1 female 40-50

[wife Sarah]


Why James Barton and his family were listed in Hanover Twp. in the 1840 census is unknown.  Smith, Robinson and Hanover townships constituted the northwest corner of Washington County.

 

On file in the Prothonotary Office of the Washington Co., Pa. Court House is James Barton’s Petition for Naturalization No. 338 of the August term at the Common Pleas Court (fig. 5). Note that the petition stated that James Barton came to the United States in 1792.  Shouldn’t this be 1794?  James was too young to have preceded his parents to the United States.  David White, who vouched for James, was a neighbor.[29]

 

By 13 Jan. 1843 the James Barton family had left Pennsylvania, for on that date James & Sarah Barton of Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio sold for $1,281 to Samuel Adams of Robinson Twp., Washington Co. their property on Raccoon creek in Robinson Twp.  Adjoining land owners were Craffords and John Corder.  Sarah Barton signed the deed with her mark.[30]

 

The 1850 census for Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., Ohio (p. 307) showed in dwelling #1075:

-         James Barton, 65, male, farmer, $800 value of real estate, born Ireland

-         Sarah Barton, 60, female, born Pa.

-         George K. Barton, 27, male, farmer, born Pa.

-         Martha Barton, 9, born Pa.

We don’t know who Martha Barton was.  By the time of the 1860 census she had disappeared.

 

The 1860 census for Franklin Twp. (p. 161) showed in dwelling #762:

-         James Barton, 77, male, farmer, $1,000 value of real estate, $500 value of personal property, born Ireland

-         Sarah Barton, 71, female, born Pa.

 

By the time of the 1870 census for Franklin Twp., James & Sarah Barton had living with them in dwelling #50 their son, George Kyle Barton and his family:

-         James Barton, head of household, 87, male, farmer, $1,200 value of real estate, $300 value of  personal property, born Ireland, parents foreign born, male U.S. citizen

-         Sarah Barton, 79, female, keeping house, born Pa.

-         George Kyle Barton family (see ¶2.i.c. below):

Sarah had died by the time of the 1880 census but James was still living with his son George Kyle Barton.

 

James Barton died of old age in Franklin Twp. 16 Mar. 1881 (fig. 6).

 

The three children of James & Sarah Barton were:

 

RACHEL JANE BARTON

MARY BARTON

GEORGE KYLE BARTON

 

a.      RACHEL JANE BARTON, born 1810 in Pa.,[31] married JAMES  McCARTNEY 12 Dec. 1844 in Jackson Co., Ohio.[32]

 

      In 1855 Rachel sold the fraction of land she had inherited from her uncle George Barton (fig. 8a, 8b & 11).

 

In the 1860 census for Franklin Twp. (p. 161) James McCartney was living in dwelling #763 (i.e., adjacent to his in-laws):

-        James McCartney, 41, male, farmer, $500 value of personal property, born Pa.

-        Mary A. McCartney, 14, female, born Ohio

-        Rebecca J. McCartney, 12, female, born Ohio

-        Sarah McCartney, 8, female, born Ohio

-        Phoebe McCartney, 5, female, born Ohio

-        Daniel McCartney, 3, male, born Ohio

-        Rachel McCartney, 1, female, born Ohio

Note that James’ wife, Rachel Jane, did not appear in the census.

 

In the 1870 census for Franklin Twp., (p. 271) James McCartney was living in dwelling #52 (i.e., two doors from his in-laws):

-         James McCartney, 52, male, farm agent, $300 value of personal property, born Pa., male U. S. citizen

-         Rebecca McCartney, 22, female, keeping house, born Ohio

-         Eliza McCartney, 16, female, at home, born Ohio

-         Daniel M. McCartney, 13, male, at home, born Ohio

-         Rachel McCartney, 11, female, at home, born Ohio

-         John McCartney, 6 male, at home, born Ohio.

Again, no mention of James’ wife in the census.

 

The children of James & Rachel Jane (Barton) McCartney were all born in Ohio:

 

§         MARY A. McCARTNEY, born ca. 1846.

 

§         REBECCA J. McCARTNEY, born ca. 1848.

 

§         SARAH McCARTNEY, born ca. 1852.

 

§         ELIZA McCARTNEY, born ca. 1854.

 

§         PHOEBE McCARTNEY, born 1855.

 

§         DANIEL M. McCARTNEY, born ca. 1857.

 

§         RACHEL McCARTNEY, born ca. 1859.

 

§         JOHN McCARTNEY, born ca. 1864.

 

b.     MARY BARTON, born 1821 in Washington co., Pa., married WILLIAM F. SHAEFFER 1 Mar. 1849 in Jackson Co., Ohio,[33] died before 1855.

 

In the 1850 census for Franklin Twp. (p. 307) William & Mary Shaeffer were living in dwelling #1076 (i.e., adjacent to Mary’s parents):

-        William F. Shafer, 23, male, farmer, $700 value of real estate, born Pa.

-        Mary Shafer, 27, female, born Pa.

-        Anna Shafer, 66, female, born Ireland.

Anna Shafer was no doubt William’s widowed mother.

 

In 1855 the children of William and Mary received an inheritance from their uncle George Barton (see figs. 8a, 8b & 11).  Mordecai McClung was their guardian.[34]

 

The known children of William & Mary (Barton) Shaeffer were:

 

§         SARAH JANE ANN SHAEFFER, born 1850-1855.

 

§         ELIZA SHAEFFER, born 1850-1855.

 

c.       GEORGE KYLE BARTON, born ca. 1823 in Pa., married ELIZABETH [-?-]. Elizabeth was born ca. 1833 in Ohio.

 

In 1855 George Kyle sold the fraction of land he had inherited from his uncle George Barton (figs. 8a, 8b & 11).

 

In the 1860 census for Franklin Twp. (p. 161) George & Elizabeth Barton were living in dwelling #761 (i.e., adjacent to George’s parents):

-    George K. Barton, 36, male, farmer, $200 value of personal property, born Pa.

-        Elizabeth Barton, 27, female, born Ohio

-        Eunice Barton, 2, female, born Ohio

-        Sarah J. Barton, 10/12, female, born Ohio.

 

By the time of the 1870 census for Franklin Twp. (p. 27) George Kyle Barton and his family were living with his parents:

-         James Barton family (see ¶2.ii. above)

-         Kyle Barton, 45, male, day laborer, $150 value of personal property, born Pa., father foreign born, male U.S. citizen

-         Elizabeth Barton, 36, female, keeping house, born Ohio

-         Eliza Barton, 15, female, at home, attended school in year

-         Eunice Barton, 12, female, at home, attended school in year

-         Sarah J. Barton, 10, female, at home attended school in year

-         Caroline Barton, 8, female, at home, attended school in year

-         William Barton, 6, male, attended school in year

-         Ester J. Barton, 6, female, attended school in year

-         Helen Barton, 4, female

-         James 1, male.

 

In the 1880 census for Jackson Co., Ohio (E.D. 70, sheet 9, line 12) George was head of the following household:

-         G. W. Barton, male, 57, married, farmer, born Pa., father born Ireland, mother born Pa.

-         Elizabeth Barton, female, 47, wife, married, house keeping, cannot write, born Ohio, father born Pa., mother born Ohio

-         Carline Barton, female, 19, daughter, single, house keeping, born Ohio, father born Pa., mother born Ohio

-         Ella Barton, female, 16, daughter, single, at home, born Ohio, father born Pa., mother born Ohio

-         William Barton, male, 16, son, single, at home, born Ohio, father born Pa., mother born Ohio

-         Hellen Barton, female, 14, daughter, single, at home, born Ohio, father born Pa., mother born Ohio

-         James A. Barton, male, 11, son, single, at home, born Ohio, father born Pa., mother born Pa.

-         Josephine Barton, female, 8, daughter, single, born Ohio, father born Pa., mother born Ohio

-         James Barton, male, 96, father, single, born Ireland, parents born Ireland.

 

The children of George Kyle & Elizabeth Barton were all born in Ohio:

 

§         ELIZA BARTON, born ca. 1855.

 

§         EUNICE BARTON, born ca. 1858.

 

§         SARAH J. BARTON, born ca. 1859.

 

§         CAROLINE BARTON, born ca. 1862.

 

§         WILLIAM BARTON, born ca. 1864.

 

§         ESTER/ELLA BARTON, born ca. 1864.

 

§         HELEN BARTON, born ca. 1866.

 

§         JAMES A. BARTON, born ca. 1869.

 

§         JOSPEHINE BARTON, born ca. 1872.

 

ii.       HUGH BARTON, born 1788 in County Down, near Belfast, Ireland, married MARY ANN  BRIMNER in Washington Co., Pa., died Aug. 1864 in Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.  Mary Ann, daughter of William & Elizabeth (Burnett) Brimner,[35] was born 1790-1800 in Washington Co., Pa., died after 1856.

 

Hugh taught school in Smith and Hanover Twps., Washington Co.[36] He was probably living with his older brother, James, at the time of the 1820 census (see ¶i. above).

 

In the 1830 census for Smith Twp. (p. 272) Hugh Barton was head of the following household:

 

1 male 40-50

[Hugh]

2 females <5

[daughters Mary & Elizabeth]

1 female 15-20

[domestic ?]

1 female 30-40

[wife Mary Ann]


In 1832 Hugh moved his family to Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co.  The 1830 population of Findlay Twp. was 1,320.  On 11 Apr. 1837 Hugh bought at public auction for $1,792 from John Strouss and John White, executors of James White, 112 acres & 52 perches of land contiguous to his own land.  Adjoining land owners were John Mateer, Polly Chamberlain, John Brown, John Burn and Archibald Gillall. This land was part of a 399-acre  & 40 perch tract obtained by James White 19 Feb. 1825 under patent H23:115 (fig. 7).[37] On 12 Mar. 1838 Hugh & Mary Ann Barton sold a 59-acre &  142 perch part of the above land to Mary Chamberlain for $948.  Adjoining land owners were Mary Chamberlain, Andrew Biggar, Archibald Gilleland and Hugh Barton.  The land was described as being “on the waters of Potato Garden Run in Allegheny Co.” [i.e., southwest of the town of Clinton].

 

In the 1840 census for Findlay Twp. (p. 204) Hugh Barton was head of the following household:

 

1 male <5

[son William]

1 male 5-10

[son John]

1 male 50-60

[Hugh]

1 female <5

[daughter Anna]

2 females 10-15

[daughters Mary & Elizabeth]

1 female 40-50

[wife Mary Ann]

 

In the 1850 census for Findlay Twp. (p. 319) Hugh was head of the following household:

-         Hugh Barton, 61, male, farmer, $4,000 value of real estate, born Ireland

-         Mary Barton, 24, female, born Pa.

-         Elizabeth Barton, 22, female, born Pa.

-         John Barton 19, male, farmer, born Pa.

-         Ann Barton, 14, female, born Pa.

-         William Barton, 10, male, born Pa.

-         G. Taylor Barton, 4, male, born Pa.

Note that Hugh’s wife Mary Ann was not enumerated.

 

Following the death of Hugh’s brother George in July 1835 (see ¶2.iii. below), the children of Hugh, of his brother James and of his sister Jane received inheritances from their uncle’s estate. (Note that the children of George’s American-born siblings did not receive a bequest.)  George appointed Hugh to be executor of his will.[38] This inheritance consisted of the following two tracts of land in Washington County:

·          20 acres on Raccoon Creek adjoining lands of David White, Daniel Bavington & Thomas Bavinton.

·          40 acres adjoining lands of Joseph Scott, James Dernan and John Wilson.

 

On 17 May 1852 Hugh’s eldest three children, Mary, Elizabeth and John Barton, as devisees of George Barton, released to their father their rights to these two tracts.[39] The two tracts were then sold:

·          Feb. 1855 to Sarah Wilsen, Jr., and Elizabeth Wilsen of Washington Co. for $800, the 20-acre tract on Raccoon Creek.[40]

·          15 Feb. 1855 to Richard Donaldson of Washington Co. for $525, the 40-acre tract.[41]

  

A transcript of the first deed appears in figures 8a & 8b.  Note that Hugh Barton covenants that his two minor children, Ann and William Barton, “shall when they arrive at lawful age at their own cost execute a deed of like tenure with this indenture.”  The second deed is similar in content.

 

On 8 Aug. 1856 Hugh Barton of Pennsylvania bought from his son John & his wife Mary of Mercer Co., Ill. (see ¶2.ii.c. below) for $400 the west half of the north half of the southwest quarter of S25/T16N/R1 west of the 4th Principal Meridian, 40 acres.[42] On the same day Mary Barton of Allegheny Co., Pa., bought from John & Mary Barton of Mercer Co., Ill., for $400 the east half of the north half of the southwest quarter of S25/T16N/R1 west of the 4th Principal Meridian, 40 acres.[43]  Presumably Mary Barton of Allegheny Co. was Hugh’s wife, Mary Ann, but she may have been Hugh & Mary Ann’s eldest daughter, Mary (see ¶2.ii.a. below).

 

In the 1860 census for Shirland P.O., Findlay Twp. (p. 297) Hugh Barton was head of the following household:

-         Hugh Barton, 70, farmer, $4,500 value of real estate, $800 value of personal property, born Ireland

-         Mary Barton, 33, born Pa.

-         William Barton, 20, farm laborer, born Pa.

 

Hugh wrote his will 5 Mar 1864, bequeathing to his son John the 40 acres in Rock Island Co., Ill., that he had bought from John & his wife Mary in 1856.  To his daughters Mary, Elizabeth, & Anna and to his son William he bequeathed all his farm and property in Findlay Twp., to be divided into five equal shares with William to receive two shares, excepting that William to get $400 and Anna $245 to be deducted from the shares of his daughters Mary and Elizabeth.  The executors of his will were Mary & William Barton.  The will was recorded 9 Dec. 1864.[44]

                                                                                                                                          

Hugh and Mary Ann were members of the Presbyterian Church.

 

The seven children of Hugh & Mary Ann (Brimner) Barton were:

 

MARY BARTON

ELIZABETH BARTON

JOHN BARTON

ANNA BARTON

WILLIAM BARTON

G. TAYLOR BARTON

GEORGE BARTON

 

a.       MARY BARTON, born Nov. 1825 in Pa.,[45] never married, died 9 Aug. 1916 at 9:00 a.m., buried in Hebron Community Cemetery, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. (fig. 9).  Her stone reads:

 

MARY BARTON

1824-1916

 

At the time of the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Findlay Twp., Mary was keeping house for her brother William (see ¶2.ii.e. below).   In the 1900 census for Findlay Twp., she was living with her sister-in-law Margaret J. Barton (William’s widow).  In the 1910 census for Findlay twp. Mary was living with her nephew Hugh A. Barton.

 

Mary wrote her will 21 Apr. 1914.  In it she left:

·          $800 to her nephew Chalmers N. Barton

·          $600 to her nephew Louis E. Barton

·          $600 to her niece Esther Barton

·          $1,000 to her niece Annie W. Armour

·          any land she held to her nephew Hugh A. Barton

·          the balance of her estate to her nephew Hugh A. Barton & her niece Annie W. Armour.

She appointed S. G. Matchett to be executor of her will, which was probated 19 Aug. 1916.[46]

An inventory and appraisal of Mary’s estate by F. A. McBride and W. E. Henry showed a valuation of $12,354.85.  After numerous charges, the balance of $11,377.34 was distributed

4 Nov. 1917 as follows:[47]

 

§         Hebron Church

§         H. A. Barton (for care of decedent Feb. 1914

to 9 Aug. 1916 @ $5.50/week + additional

care & nursing during her last sickness of 57 days @ $1.00/day)

§         Chalmers N. Barton, nephew

§         Louis E. Barton, nephew

§         Esther Barton Gearhart, niece

§         Anne W. Armour, niece

§         Hugh A. Barton, nephew (½ balance)

§         Annie W. Armour, niece (½ balance)

Total

$    46.80

 

 

 

761.00

760.00

760.00

570.00

950.00

3,748.62

3,748.62

$11,368.84


 

b.      ELIZABETH BARTON, born ca. 1831 in Pa., married ALEXANDER M. STEWART before 1860, died before 1903.

 

In the 1860 census for Shirland Post Office, Findlay Twp. (p. 291) Alex M. Stewart was head of the following household:

-         Alex M. Stewart, 26, farmer, $1,500 value of real estate, born Pa.

-         Elizabeth Stewart, 29, born Pa.

 

Alexander was a sergeant in Co. D of the 149th P.V.I.  On 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg he was wounded in the lungs and spine resulting in his lower limbs becoming paralyzed. He was carried to the Catholic Church on High St. by Andrew Cooks of Co. D where he was attended by Elizabeth S. Meyers, a Gettysburg resident.  He was then taken to the home of her father.  A cannon ball crashed through the wall.  Alexander died 6 July 1863.  He was first buried in the Presbyterian churchyard; later at his home in Clinton, Pa. A monument dedicated to the memory of Alexander Stewart and Joseph H. Baldwin stands near the seminary at Gettysburg.[48]

 

At the time of the 1880 census Lizzie B. Stewart, widow, was living with her brother William (see ¶2.ii.e. below).  Apparently Alex and Elizabeth Stewart had no children.

 

c.       JOHN BARTON, born ca. 1833 in Pa., married MARY [-?-], died 10 Dec. 1896 in Secor, Woodford Co., Ill, buried Coal Valley, Rock Island Co., Ill.

 

The first record of John Barton in Rock Island Co., Ill. is a 1 Jan. 1856 deed in which Jacob & Julia Menitt of Westchester, N.Y. sold to John Barton of Pennsylvania the SW¼ of S25/T16N/R1W of the 4th Principal Meridian for $300.[49]  Another deed (dated 8 Mar. 1856) for the same 160 acres of land shows that John Barton of Rock Island Co. paid $1,300 to William Russell and Thomas Allen, his trustee, of St. Louis, Mo.[50] As mentioned in ¶2.ii. above, John & Mary Barton sold the north half of this tract to his parents for $800 on 8 Aug. 1856.

 

In the 1860 census for Rock Island Co., Twp. 16N, Range 1W of the 4th Principal Meridian (p.512/764) John Barton was head of the following household:

-           John Barton, 27, male, farmer, $1,200 value of real estate, $20 value of personal property, born Pa.

-           Mary Barton, 26, female, wife, born Pa.

-           Chalmers L. Barton, 3, male, born Ill.

-           Agnes Bennett, 15, female, born Ill.

 

On 25 Dec. 1863 John Barton sold for $225 to Alexander McCandless 110 bushes of corn in crib, 6 stacks of prariri hay containing approximately 16 tons, and 33 bushels of wheat.[51]

 

On 1 Sep. 1864 John & Mary Barton sold for $1,943 to Mary Barton of Allegheny Co., Pa., 58 acres in Coal Valley, Rock Island Co., Ill., being the S½ of the SW¼ of S25/T16N/R1W of the 4th Principal Meridian, excepting 21¼ acres on the SE corner which is now in the possession of H. J. Jordan & ¾ acre in the SW corner which is now in possession of the school trustees.[52] Was this Mary Barton of Allegheny Co. John Barton’s eldest sister (see ¶a. above)?

 

On 27 Feb. 1866 John & wife Mary Barton sold for $940 to Mary Barton of Allegheny Co., Pa. 40 acres in Coal Valley, Rock Island Co., Ill., being the NE¼ of the SW¼ of S25/T16N/R1W of the 4th Principal Meridian.[53] This is precisely the 40 acres John & Mary Barton sold for $400 to John’s parents back in 1856 (see ¶ii. above).  Had this land reverted to John & Mary upon the death of his mother?  Presumably it was John’s sister Mary Barton of Allegheny Co. who purchased this land in 1866.

 

On 4 Apr. 1867 John Barton of Coal Valley was a candidate in a recent election.[54]

 

When the First Presbyterian Church of Coal Valley was organized 23 July 1867, John Barton was elected a trustee.[55]

 

John served on a grand jury according to the 14 Sep. 1868 “Evening Angus” newspaper.

 

In the 1870 census for Coal Valley Twp. (p. 24/95) John Barton was head of the following household:

-         John Barton, 38, male, foreman lumber yard, $500 value of personal property, born Pa., U.S. citizen

-         Mary Barton, 37, female, born Pa.

-         Chalmers Barton 12, male, born Ill., attended school in year

-         Lewis Barton, 9, male, born Ill., attended school in year

-         Lavenia Barton, 4, female, born Ill.

 

On 6 Oct. 1873 John & Mary Barton sold to his brother William Barton for $550 the undivided interest John had inherited from his sister Anna Barton in a 15-acre tract of land in Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., and in Anna’s personal and mixed property.[56]

 

John Barton of Coal Valley was paid as a judge 11 Dec. 1874.[57] He was a candidate for local township elections 5 Apr. 1875.[58] On 15 Dec. 1876 he was on the Board of Supervisors for the elections of judges.[59]

 

In an 1877 Rock Island Co. “mug book” John Barton was listed as a laborer in Coal Valley.  He was a Presbyterian and a Democrat from Pennsylvania.[60]  In 1886 John Barton was a still laborer in Coal Valley.[61] On 10 Oct. 1886 John Barton of Coal Valley was again on a grand jury.[62]

 

John Barton was a supervisor in the Coal Valley post office in 1871.  At the time of his death he was post master.  His daughter Esther served out his term.[63]  Coal Valley is located south of Moline    & Rock River between the Quad City Airport and the Rock Island/Henry county line.

 

John Barton died 10 Dec. 1896 in Secor, Woodford Co., Ill., and was buried in Coal Valley.[64] In a petition dated 15 Dec. 1896 his daughter, Esther L. Barton, stated that her father left no will.  His children were C. N. Barton, Louis E. Barton, and Esther L. Barton.  The value of his estate was estimated to be $500, consisting of house and lot, household goods and money.  A notice was published in the “Milan Weekly News.”[65]  Among the probate papers was the following:

 

§         House & lot #8, book Y, Original Town of Coal Valley:  Value: $150.00

§         Chattel property:

§         kitchen furniture                  $  20.00

§         bed & bedding                       15.00                   

§         sitting room furniture               27.00

      62.00

§         Cash on deposit in bank       146.00

§         To draft                                72.00

                                                              $280.00

§         RR fare to bring remains from Secor to Coal Valley               $3.18

§         Sole heirs:  Edith [Esther], C.N. and Louis E. Barton

 

Also included in John Barton’s probate papers was the following letter:

 

                                                   Cable, Illinois

                                                   Jan. 11, 1899

County Clerk of Rock Island:

Being appointed by the County Court Adminstratrix of my father’s estate (the late John Barton of Coal Valley, Illinois) I have awaited ________ to appear & make a final settlement of the estate, as the two years have now elapsed ______ my father’s death.  Will you please kindly notify me if I am expected to appear this month and if possible give me some idea of what the court charges will be. 

              Esther L. Barton

                   Adm. of John Barton

                   Former address: Coal Valley, R. I. Co.

 

The three children of John & Mary Barton were:

 

§         CHALMERS N. BARTON, born ca. 1857 in Rock Island Co., Ill., married (1) LENA  C. BREHMER 15 Nov. 1893,[66] married (2) EMMA IRWIN OLDFIELD 2 Mar. 1899 in Mercer Co., Ill.[67] Emma was born ca. 1872 in Illinois.

 

By 1904 Chalmers and Emma were living in Cable, Preemptive Twp., Mercer Co., Ill.[68] In 1880 two large mine shafts at Cable supported a monthly payroll of $10,000.  In 1914 the population of Cable was 360.  The Village of Cable was dissolved in 1926.[69]

 

In 1909 the Barton family moved to Matherville, which is about 5 miles WSW of Cable. Matherville was laid out that year by the Coal Valley Mining Co.  In 1914 its population was 200.  Decline of the mining industry in Preemptive Twp. began during the 1920s.[70]

 

In the 1910 census for Preemptive Twp. (E.D. 77, p. 2B) Chalmers Barton was head of the following household:

-         Chalmers Barton, male, 57, married, born Ill., parents born Pa., stationary engineer, can read & write

-         Emma Barton, wife, female, 38, married 11 years, bore 4 children, born Ill., parents born England, no trade or profession, can read & write

-         Louis Barton, son, male, 15, single, born Ill., parents born Ill., can read & write

-         Harold Barton, son, male, 10, single, born Ill., parents born Ill., can read & write, attended school since 1 Sep 1909

-         Laura Barton, daughter, female, 8, single, born Ill., parents born Ill., can write, attended school since 1 Sep. 1909

-         Lovina Barton, daughter, female, 3, single, born Ill., parents born Ill.

-         Park Fowler (?), bachelor, male, 40, born Ill., parents Ill., day laborer, can read.

 

     In the 1920 census for Preemptive Twp. (E.D. 81, sheet 12B):

-         Chalmers N. Barton, head, male, 62, married, can read & write, born Ill., parents born Pa., fireman at a coal mine

-         Emma J. Barton, wife, female, 47, married, can read & write, born Ill., parents born England, no occupation

-         Louis B. Barton, son, male, 24, single, can read & write, born Ill., parents born Ill., retail merchant, groceries

-         Lavina Barton, daughter, female, 13, single, attended school since 1 Sep. 1919, can read & write, born Ill., parents born Ill., no occupation.

 

Chalmers and his first wife, Lena, had one son LOUIS B. BARTON, born 14 Jan. 1895 in Ill., baptized in Cable, married MARGARET JACK 11 Oct. 1922, died 4 Feb. 1974 in Matherville, buried in Viola Cemetery.  Louis was educated in the Cable public schools.  He moved to Matherville and started work at the Schroeder & Caddy general merchandise store in 1909.  Louis served in France in World War I in Battery D, A.A.D.N. and C.A.C.  In 1920 he purchased an interest in the Schroeder & Caddy store, which was subsequently called the Schroeder & Caddy & Barton store.

 

In the 1935 “Matherville Business Directory” L. B. Barton was listed as being in insurance and in general merchandise.  Louis was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 50 years and of Fallerans Post 121, Aledo, Ill., for 45 years.  He was a member of the Swedish Olive Lodge of Moline, Matherville Rebekah Lodge and Post Commander of the American Legion.  He served as agent for Svea Mutual Co. of Orion, Ill., for 50 years and was formerly Secretary of the Preemptive Matherville Telephone Association.[71]

 

Chalmers and his second wife, Emma, had three children, all born in Illinois:

 

        HAROLD BARTON, born ca. 1901 in Ill.  In the 1920 census for Rock Island Twp., Rock Island Co., Ill (E.D. 128, sheet 2, line 8) Harold was boarding with the William E. Humes family at 524 12th Street.  He was 19 years old, single, and employed as a freight clerk at the freight depot.

 

        LAURA BARTON, born ca. 1903 in Ill.  In the 1920 census for Rock Island Twp., Rock Island Co., Ill (E.D. 132, sheet 6, line 12) Laura was boarding with the Dan Thomas family at 318 13th Street.  She was 17 years old, single, and employed as a bookkeeper at a bank.

 

        LAVINA BARTON, born ca. 1907.

 

§         Dr. LOUIS EDWARD BARTON, born Feb. 1860 in Ill., married (1) METTA O’BRIEN, married (2) Mrs. EDITH L. BROWN by 1913, died 20 Mar. 1923 in Malta, DeKalb Co., Ill.[72] Metta was born in Wisconsin, died ca. 1898.  Edith was born ca. 1869 in Michigan.  In 1924 she was living in Berkeley, Alameda Co., Calif.

 

    In the 1900 census for Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., Ill. (E.D. 136, sheet 1) Dr. Louis E. Barton was head of the following household:

-         Louis E. Barton, head, male, born Mar. 1860, age 40, widowed, born Ill., parents born Pa., physician, owns home free of mortgage

-         John F. Barton, son, male, born June 1891, single, born Ill., father born Ill., mother born Wis., attended school 8 months

-         Henry C. Barton, son, male, born June 1889, single, born Ill., father born Ill., mother born Wis., attended school 8 months

-         Margaret O’Brien, mother-in-law, born Dec. 1842, age 58, widow, married 2 years, mother, bore 1 child, child living, born Ill., parents born Va., housekeeper, 0 months

                        not employed.

      All members of the household could read, write & speak English.  Note that Margaret O’Brien was reported to have had one child and that child was living!

 

On 18 July 1904 Lewis E. Barton of the Village of Malta, DeKalb Co., Ill., bought for $2,300 from Charles A. and Mary Fowler lot #5 and the south 49' 6" of lot #4 in Block 2 of the original incorporated Town of Malta.  The deed was given subject to both a mortgage of $1,600 plus interest thereon to George W. Welch which the grantees agreed to pay and to all unpaid taxes.[73]

 

No doubt as a professional liability precaution, Louis E. and Edith L. Barton deeded the above property to Edith L. Barton for $1 on 10 Jan. 1917.  Grantor Louis E. Barton reserved the use, rents, income and property and control of said property during his lifetime.[74]

 

In the 1920 census for the Town of Malta, DeKalb Co., Ill. (E.D. 31, sheet 4A):

-         Lewis E. Barton, head, male, 59, married, born Ill., parents born Pa., physician, general practice

-         Edith L. Barton, wife, female, 51, married, born Mich., father born Kans., mother born N.Y., no occupation

-         Harold Brown, stepson, male, 18, single, attended school since 1 Sep.1919, born Ill., father born Ill., mother born Mich., no occupation

-         Elizabeth Brown, stepdaughter, female, 15, single, attended school since 1 Sep. 1919, born Ill., father born Ill., mother born Mich., no occupation

All members of the household could read & write.

 

Louis wrote his will 21 June 1912.  In it he bequeathed his entire estate to his wife Edith and appointed her executrix.  The will was filed 26 Mar. 1923 and probated 7 May 1923.  The probate papers included:

§         Petition for probate of will & letters testamentary:

-         Henry C. Barton, Winslow (?), Ill.

-         John F. Barton, Kelso, Wash, Washington Hotel

§         Appearance & Waiver of Notice in Probate of Will:

-         heirs & legatees:  Henry C. & John F. Barton

§         Proof of heirship: Louis’ first wife Metta Barton died about 25 years ago.

  Their children are:

-         Henry C. Barton

-         John F. Barton

-         Girl baby, died in infancy

§         Inventory of Real & Personal estate:

-         Liberty bonds registered: $100 + $1,650 + $1,100 + $200

-         Liberty bonds, coupon:  $3,550

-         U.S. stamps: $120

-         real estate: none

-         chattel property: none

-         cash on hand at time of decease: $1,582.00

-         order for transfer of bonds: 4¼% U.S. Liberty bonds assigned to Edith L. Barton.[75]

 

On 11 Feb. 1924 the widow Edith L. Barton of City of Berkeley, Alameda, Calif., sold to Thomas S. Kingstad of the Village of Malta lot #5 and the south 49½' of lot #4 in Block 2.[76]

 

Louis & Metta Barton had two sons and a daughter (who died in infancy), all born in Illinois:

 

-         HENRY C. BARTON, born Dec. 1889, possibly living in Winslow, Stephenson Co., Ill. in 1923.

 

-         JOHN F. BARTON, born June 1891, living in Kelso, Cowlitz Co., Wash. in 1923.

 

§          ESTHER LAVENIA BARTON, born ca. 1866 in Ill., married HARMAN P. GEARHART 28 Feb.1899 in Mercer Co., Ill.[77] Harman was born in Pa.

 

Esther was appointed administratrix of her father’s estate.  At that time she was a resident of Coal Valley.  She served out her father’s term as Coal Valley post master.  By 11 Jan. 1899 she was living in Cable, Mercer Co., Ill. (see her letter of that date in ¶2.ii.c. above). By 21 Apr. 1904 she was married and living in Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa. On that date she and her son Barton visited Milan (about 10 miles west of Coal Valley and south of Rock Island).  The newspaper article reporting her visit stated that she was a former resident of Milan.[78]  During the probate of Mary Barton’s estate in 1917, Anna A. Armour stated that Mrs. Etta B. Gearhart was living in Oklahoma (see ¶2.e. below).

 

Harman & Esther Gearhart had at least on child: H. BARTON GEARHART, born ca. 1902 in Iowa.  In the 1920 census for Stillwater City, Payne Co., Okla. (E.D. 190, sheet 21, line 4)

there is listed an H. Barton Gearhard, boarder, male, white, 18, single, attended school since 1 Sep. 1919, can read & write.

 

d.      ANNA BARTON, born 1837 in Pa., never married, died 23 June 1872, buried Hebron Community    Cemetery, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.  Her tombstone (fig. 9) reads.

 

ANNA BARTON

Died

June 23, 1872

In the 35th year

of her age

 

Anna Barton’s probate papers have not been reviewed. Apparently she bequeathed to some of her siblings (including her brother John) her personal and real property, including her 1/5 undivided interest in the tract which her father, Hugh Barton, had bought from Andrew Biggar and from James White’s executors. The land contained 150 acres and adjoined lands of James Wallace, P. Donaldson, Sarah Matur and Andrew Stewart in Findlay Twp.[79]

 

e.        WILLIAM BARTON, born 3 Oct. 1839 in Clinton, Allegheny Co., Pa., married MARGARET JANE McNALL 17 Nov. 1881, died 26 Mar. 1897, buried Hebron Community Cemetery, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co. Margaret was born 14 June 1844 in Findlay Twp., daughter of George & Sarah (Wilson) McNall.  Margaret died 28 Aug. 1923.

 

William enlisted as a private in Co. D, 149th P.V.I., 22 Aug. 1862 and remained in the service until the close of the war.  He served in the battles of Chancellersville, Wilderness and Gettysburg as well as other important engagements and skirmishes.  He was wounded at Wilderness, Va. 5 May 1864 and discharged 24 June 1865. An invalid record was filed 21 Aug. 1894.  Later his widow filed a pension record.[80]

 

In the 1870 census for Findlay Twp. (p. 77) William was head of the following household:

-         William Barton, 30, farmer, $9,000 value of real estate, $2,760 value of personal property, born Pa.

-         Mary Barton, 42, keeping house, born Pa.

-         Anne Barton, 32, at home, born Pa.

-         Lacemakt (?) Taylor, 24, farm laborer, $400 value of personal property.

Mary and Anne Barton were William’s sisters.  The three of them (plus Elizabeth) inherited their father’s farm in 1864.

 

In the 1880 census for Findlay Twp. William was head of the following household:

-         William Barton, male, 40, single, farmer, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         Mary Barton, female, 53, sister, single, keeping house, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         Lizzie B. Stewart, female, 50, sister, widowed, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         Mary Tother (?), female, 26, servant, single, house keeper, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         J. B. Searight (?), male, 24, single, farm laborer, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         Richgin (?) Wavels (?), male, 12, servant, single, laborer, born Pa., father born Ireland, mother born Scotland.

Since the 1870 census William’s sister Anne had died and his widowed sister Elizabeth Stewart had come to live at the homestead.

 

William was born and lived his entire life on the same farm.  He was engaged in the dairy business and general farming.  William and Margaret and his sister Mary attended his uncle Robert and Rebecca Barton’s 55th wedding anniversary in Cumberland, Ohio, 14 Dec. 1881 (see ¶3. – Part II). In 1884 he was nominated and elected by the Republican Party as representative in the state legislature.  He was a member of the G.A.R.[81] At the time of his death William was the Findlay Twp. Road Supervisor.[82]

 

William died intestate.  John Moody and L. J. Stewart appraised his estate 29 Apr. 1897.  The total appraisal of $8,814.44 included $5,000 of life insurance.[83] In Widow’s Appraisement #191 in the May term of 1897 Margaret J. Barton, widow of William Barton, elected to take property belonging to the estate of the said decedent.  In Orphans’ Court #117, Sep. 1898, the estate of William Barton was reported to be:

 

§         Funds on hand:

§         To Margaret J. Barton, widow, 1/3,

   amt. pd. on acct.           748.80

§         To Hugh Barton, 1/3, minor}to be pd. to

§         To Anna Barton, 1/3, minor}Guardn to be appointed

 

§         Add. amts. pd. In Distn

 

$4,420.20

  1,719.42

     970.62

  1,719.43

  1,719.43

$4,409.47

     748.80

$5,158.27

                

                              

On 23 Sep. 1898 in Orphans’ Court, W. W. McNall, administrator, swore that decedent died 26 Mar. 1897 leaving Hugh Barton aged about 15 or 16 and Anna Barton aged between 12 & 13 and Margaret J. Barton, widow.  The minor children have no guardian.  Estate solvent.  Fund arises principally from life insurance and some notes that were collected.

 

In the Jan 1899 term of the Orphans’ Court:

§         Petition of Hugh Barton in his own behalf and of Anna Barton, by her mother, Margaret J. Barton.  The said Hugh is a minor child of William Barton greater than 14 years of age and Anna Barton is less than 14 years.

Neither minor has a guardian.  Each entitled to estate of approximately $2,300 and real estate of annual value approximately $50 each.  Request guardians 20 Jan. 1899.

§         Levi J. Stewart appointed guardian.[84]

 

On 20 Jan. 1899 the following guardianship bond for the estate of Hugh and Anna Barton, minors, was filed:

Levi J. Stewart, W. W. McNall & A. W. Crooks bound to Pa. for $900.  Conditions of the obligation are such that if the above bounden Levi J. Stewart, Guardian of the estates of Hugh Barton and Anna Barton, minor children of William Barton, late of Findlay Twp. shall at least once in every 3 years and at any other time when required by the Orphans’ Court render a true and just account of the management of the property and estate of the minors under his care . . . . . . faithfully perform all duties of office of Guardian.

 

The March 1899 term of the Orphans’ Court included the following:

Estates of Hugh Barton & Anna Barton, minors, Petition of Guardian to Expend Money for Building:

William Barton died 26 Mar. 1897 intestate, leaving to survive him Margaret Barton, widow, and two minor children.

From William Barton estate: $3,438.85

Said decedent was owner, inter alia, of the ¾ undivided interest in a tract of land in Findlay Twp. containing 150 acres, the same being the homestead upon which he resided and upon which his widow and minors still reside; the other undivided ¼ interest in said premises being owned by Mary Barton, an aged sister of said decedent, who resided with him and since decedent’s death has resided with said widow and minors.  After the death of William and before appointment of Levi Stewart, Margaret Barton, misapprehending her rights in said decedent’s estate and without advice of a counsel, contracted with one Joseph Matchett to build a 2-story frame dwelling on said tract for $2,100.  Levi Stewart avers said building was necessary for the improvement of the premises and is a substantial benefit to the estate of said minors.  Widow paid on account $600 but has no further funds to pay for building.  Mary Barton, owner of an undivided ¼ interest in said premises, has agreed to pay on account $500 provided the Court will authorize Levi Stewart, as guardian, to pay for each of said wards on account of said building, the like sum of $500.

Stewart requests empowerment of Court.

 

So authorized, so long as payment by Stewart is made contemporaneously with payment of  $500 by Mary Barton and upon release of said building from mechanics liens.

 

This document indicates that before his death William had acquired from his sisters Anna and Elizabeth their undivided interests in the father’s 150-acre farm (see Hugh Barton’s will in ¶2.ii. above). The 1837 Allegheny Co. deed 324:184 shows the transfer of Anna’s interest through her brother John (see ¶2.ii.c. above). No documentation of the transfer from Elizabeth has been reviewed to date.  Note that Hugh Barton bequeathed one share to each of his three daughters (i.e., Mary, Elizabeth and Anna) and two shares to his son William.  Thus sister Mary probably had a one-fifth interest in the tract – not a one- fourth interest as stated in the above document.

 

The 3 Sep. 1903 second and final account of W. W. McNall, administrator of the estate of William Barton:

 

-         To decedents share in McCartney mortgage received

      from Administrator of estate of Elizabeth B. Stewart

-         To J. P. Donaldson note

-         Interest on same

-         J. C. Gailey note

-         Interest on same

-         W. M. Henry (?) note

-         Interest on same

 

Sworn to 4 May 1903 – Registered 7 Sep. 1903[85]

 

Distribution of 22 Sep. 1903:

-    To Margaret J. Barton, widow, 1/3

-     To Hugh Barton, minor, 1/3

-     To Anna Barton, minor, 1/3

(Minors’ distribution to be paid to Levi J. Stewart, Gd.)

 

$  188.30

 1,030.00

    442.90

    202.34

      13.85

     153.00

        25.19

$2,055.58

 

 

 

 $  457.36

     457.36

     457.36

$1,372.07

 

 

In the 1900 census for Findlay Twp. (E.D. 386, sheet 3A) Margaret J. Barton was head of the following household:

-         Margaret J. Barton, head, female, born June 1845, 54, widowed, married 18 years, bore 4 children, 2 children living, born Pa., parents born Pa., mortgaged farm

-         Hugh A. Barton, son, male, born Oct. 1882, 17, single, born Pa., parents born Pa., farmer, 0 months not employed

-         Annie W. Barton, daughter, female, born Dec. 1887, 12, single, born Pa., parents born Pa., at school 7 months

-         Mary Barton, sister-in-law, female, born Nov. 1825, 74, single, born Pa., father born Ireland mother born Pa.

-         Samuel McCormick, hired, male, born Apr. 1877, 23, single, born Pa., parents born Pa., farm laborer, 0 months not employed.

All could read & write.

 

First and final account of Levi J. Stewart, guardian of the estate of Annie Barton, minor child of William Barton late of Findlay Twp. (said minor now being of full age):

 

-         14 Feb. 1899: Rec’d from W. W. McNall,

      admin. of estate of Wm Barton, decd

-         30 Jan. 1900 – Nov. 1903: Interest

-         4 Dec.1903: Cash rec’d from executor of

      estate of Wm Barton, decd

-         30 Mar. 1904 - 9 Mar. 1909: Interest rec’d

-         18 Mar. 1909: Interest rec’d on mortgage to

       2 Feb. 1909

                     To cash in Dollar Savings Bank

                      To accrued interest thereon

         Total Debits

-         Credits, state tax, accountants fee, etc.

          Balance due estate

 

      Signed 18 Mar. 1909        Levi J. Stewart[86]

 

 

 $1,719.43

 

 

       457.35

 

 

         60.00

        200.00

        132.00

   $3,364.91

        755.94

   $2,609.17

 


By the time of the 1910 census Margaret Jane was living with her son Hugh A. Barton.  She was no longer head of the household.  To date she has not been found in the 1920 census.  Margaret was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.[87]

 

William & Margaret Barton’s tombstone (fig. 9) cost $275.[88] It reads:

 

William Barton

born

Dec. 3, 1839

died

Mar. 26, 1897

Margaret Barton

born

June 14, 1844

died

Aug. 28, 1923

 

A bronze plaque at the foot of the monument on William’s side cites his Civil War record.

 

William & Margaret Barton had four children, two of whom were living in 1900:

 

§         HUGH A. BARTON, born Oct. 1882 in Pa., married MAUDE C____.  Maude was born ca. 1884.

 

In the 1910 census for Findlay Twp. (E.D. 0075, sheet 9A & B) Hugh Barton was head of the following household:

-         Hugh A. Barton, head, male, 27, single, born Pa., parents born Pa., general farmer

-         M. Jane Barton, mother, female, 63, widowed, bore 4 children, 2 children living, born Pa., parents born Pa., no profession

-         Joe N. Cain, hired man, male, 22, single, born Pa., parents born Pa., farm laborer, work on account

-         E__ Davidson, servant, male, 18, single, born Pa., parents born Pa., servant to private family, work on own account

-         Mary Barton, aunt, female, 85, single, born Pa., father born Ireland, mother born Pa., no profession.

All can read, write & speak English.

 

     Hugh was one of the two major recipients of his aunt Mary Barton’s estate (see ¶2.ii.a. above).

 

In the 1920 census for Findlay Twp. (E.D. 110, sheet 18) Hugh’s farm was located on Vadrnck (?) & Murdocksville Roads:

-         Hugh A. Barton, 37, born Pa., parents born Pa., general farmer

-         Maude C. Barton, 37, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         Jane C. Barton, 5, daughter, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         William A. Barton, 2/12, son, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         Maria Burma, 71, companion, single.

 

The children of Hugh A. & Maude Barton were born in Pa.:

 

-         JANE C. BARTON, born ca. 1915.

 

-         WILLIAM A. BARTON, born Jan. 1920.

 

§         ANNA W. BARTON, born Dec. 1887 in Pa., married THOMAS EDGAR ARMOUR 14 Sep. 1909 by Rev. Stewart at the Hebron Church, Findlay Twp., [89] died intestate 31  May 1954 in Hanover Twp., Washington Co., Pa.  Thomas was born 5 Aug. 1885 in Pa., died June 1971 in Clinton, Allegheny Co., Pa.[90]

 

At the time of the 1910 census for Hanover Twp., Washington Co., Pa. (E.D. 204, sheet 7A) Thomas & Anna were living with his parents, William S. & Sarah E. Armour.

 

On 14 May 1910, Thomas Armour’s widowed mother, Sarah Armour, signed an agreement with her children and their spouses, viz:

-         Mary A. Armour

-         James M. & Adella M. Armour

-         Clement M. & Sarah E. Armour

-         William G. & Rna V. Armour

-         Cora L. Armour

-         Thomas E. & Anna W. Armour.

By this agreement, at Sarah Armour’s death, Thomas was to receive the 110-acre tract known as the original farm.  A 38-acre tract was to be sold preferably to Thomas and the proceeds equally divided between the other five children.  Of the personal property of Thomas Armour’s father, William S. Armour, one-half had been bequeathed to his widow, Sarah, and the other half to Thomas.  At Sarah’s death, her share was to go to Thomas. This personal property consisted of farm machinery and livestock.  Likewise, proceeds

from the sale of oil on the 110-acre tract were bequeathed to widow Sarah and at her death to Thomas.[91]

 

Carrying to completion the provisions of the above Articles of Agreement, on 16 Oct. 1918 Thomas E. & Anna W. Armour of Hanover Twp. signed a quit claim deed for $1 to:

-         Mary A. Armour of Warren, Warren Co., Pa.

-         James M. Armour of Bellevue, Huron Co., Ohio

-         Clement M. Armour of Sewickley, Allegheny Co., Pa.

-         William G. Armour of Oakdale, Allegheny Co., Pa.

        Cora J. Leggo (nee Armour) of Philadelphia, Pa., all of tract in Hanover Twp., 38 acres, adjacent to land formerly of W. S. Armour deceased. Being land conveyed to W. S. Armour by A. M. Armour et ux. by quit claim 2 Apr. 1877, Deed  Book 149:181.[92]

 

Annie W. Armour received $4,698.62 from the estate of her aunt Mary Barton 28 Nov. 1917 (see ¶2.ii.a. above).  Among Mary’s probate papers were address leads provided by Annie which proved useful in locating Dr. Louis Barton, Chalmers Barton and Esther (Barton) Gearhart ca. 1917 (see ¶c. above).

 

In the 1920 census for Hanover Twp., Washington Co., Pa. (E.D. 182, sheet 2A, line 29) Thomas was living on Frankfort Ridge Road as head of the following household:

-         Thomas E. Armour, head, male, 34, married, farmer, owns farm

-         Anna W. Armour, wife, female, 32, married

-         Jean E. Armour, daughter, female, 3, single

-         Mary R. Armour, daughter, female, 2/12, single.

All were born in Pa.

 

On 8 Oct. 1928 Thomas E. Armour and his wife Anna sold 1.477 acres of land to James M. & Mabel D. Armour.  This land was part of a tract Mary A. Armour et al. had sold to Thomas E. Armour 7 July 1917 (Deed Book 454:86).[93]

 

On 26 Dec. 1945 Thomas E. Armour and his wife Anna signed an agreement with Mary Z. Sasso of Mount Lebanon, Lebanon Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., regarding coal rights to approximately 15 acres of their 110-acre tract in Hanover Twp.  This coal lay in two tracts west and southwest of the “mansion house.”  It was Pittsburgh or River Vein coal.  Permission was granted to remove the overlaying strata, etc.[94]

 

At the time of her death, Anna owned 38 acres in Hanover Twp., adjoining land of H. S. Savage, A. M. Armour, Burns’ heirs and Thomas E. Armour.[95] This 38 acres was transferred on 26 June 1952 to her husband by Deed Book 835:508.  Anna also owned 2 shares of stock of the Imperial Bank, Imperial, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co.

 

The children of Thomas & Anna Armour were born in Pa.:

 

        JEAN ELIZABETH ARMOUR, born 15 Nov.  1917, married [-?-] STOUT, died 18 Nov. 1996 in Alexandria, Va.[96] They were living in Imperial, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., in 1954 when her mother died.  In 1971 Jean paid the tax on her father’s estate.[97]

 

        MARY RAY ARMOUR, born ca. 1920, married [-?-] BULMER. They were living in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 1954.[98]

 

f.        G. TAYLOR BARTON, male, born ca. 1846 in Pa., died before 1855.

 

h.       GEORGE BARTON, born 17 Dec. 1853, died 28 Sep. 1854, buried in Hebron Community Cemetery, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. (fig. 9).  The tombstone inscription is difficult to read:

 

GEORGE

Infant

Son of

Hugh Barton

died

Sep. 28, 1854

Aged 9M & 11 D

 

ii.       GEORGE BARTON, born 1792 in County Down, Ireland, married AGNES FERGUSON, died July 1835 in Hanover Twp., Washington Co., Pa.  Agnes was born 1794-1800.  She married (2) John McClelland, died before 1852.

 

George was bondsman for his sister Jane when she married Joseph Whan 13 Oct. 1819.[99]

 

In the 1820 census for Robinson Twp., Washington Co., Pa. (p. 211A) George Barton was head of the following household:

 

1 male 10-16

[?]

1 male 16-26

[?]

1 male 26-45

[George]

1 female 16-26

[wife Agnes]


George signed his Petition for Naturalization 4 Oct. 1825 (fig. 10).  He paid a fee of $2 and was admitted.[100]

 

In the 1830 census for Smith Twp., Washington Co., Pa., (p. 271) George Barton was head of the following household:

 

1 male <5

[?]

2 males 10-15

[?]

2 males 15-20

[?]

1 male 20-30

[?]

1 male 30-40

[George]

1 male 70-80

[father John]

1 female 30-40

[wife Agnes]

 

On 19 Nov. 1831 George Barton bought for $250 from David & Jane White 20 acres of land on Raccoon Creek, Hanover Twp., adjoining lands of David White, Daniel Barrington & Thomas Barrington.  This 20 acres was part of a tract granted by patent P10:108 to Moses White 10 Mar. 1790 and called “Green Wood.”[101]

 

George wrote his will 3 July 1835 (fig. 11).  It was recorded 21 Aug. 1835.[102] Included in his probate papers were:[103]

§         Aug. 1835 appraisal:

-          8 notes, including one on James Barton for $50

-          Total notes:                $183.76½

-          Amt. Of goods             502.81½

 $686.58

Cr. On Wilson note                  6.00

                               $680.58

§         Inventory: $502.81½, including:

-          Cash retained by widow:  $5

-          Wearing apparel:  $20

-          Furniture

-          1 shot gun:  $4 (sold)

-          1 set of tools for a tailors shop board:  $5 (sold)

-          coal stove:  $11 (sold)

-          a lot of books appraised @ $5, sold for $2.06½

-          1 vest pattern

-          Dearbourn wagon:  $10 (saddle + 2 bridles, carriage harness)

-          1 Gray mare:  $30

-          1 bay horse:  $35

-          2-year-old horse colt:  $37

-          1 red & white cow:  $12

-          1 moily [mule?] cow:  $11

-          15 sheep:  10 sold for $16.20

-          2 calves:  $2.25 each

-          1 sow & 4 pigs:  $4

-          a lot of wheat, oats, rye

-          2 yearling steers:  $13.50

-          1 heifer.

§         Goods taken by widow:  $267.48¾ (mostly household furniture & utensils, 1 bay horse, 1 red & white cow, 1 muly (?) cow, 40 bushels of oats, 3 bushels of rye, 10 bushels of wheat, hay  in the stack).

§         Bought by Hugh Barton:

-          candlesticks:  $0.12½

-          2 pitchforks:  $0.12 & $0.25

-          work stand:  $0.81

-          scythe:  $0.31.

§         Bought by James Barton:

-          11 bags:  $1.50

-          pair horse gears:  $3.81

-          spotted calf:  $4

-          shaving tools:  $0.18½

§         Total sold:                    $264.81

      Total to widow:              267.48

                                          $532.29

§         From George Barton to John Ferguson:  $35.13½ (for deer, calf & sheep skins, leather soles).

§         John McClelland, husband of widow:  $230.37½ (“on account of Interest according to the will of said Dec’d. as per 13 receipts”).

From the above, it would appear that George was a farmer and a shoemaker and possibly also a tailor.

 

On 5 Apr. 1837 John & Sarah Wilson sold for $444 to George Barton’s heirs 40 acres of land in Robinson Twp. adjoining land of James Donovan.  This 40 acres was part of a tract granted by David McComb to John Wilson 10 June 1809 by deed 2E:144.[104]

 

The above 40-acre tract and the 20-acre tract bought by George Barton in 1831 were bequeathed on the death of George’s widow to the children of George’s brothers James & Hugh and sister Jane and subsequently sold by deeds 3S:259 and 3P:279, respectively (see ¶2.iii.above).

 

Apparently George & Agnes Barton had no children.

 

iv.     JANE BARTON, born 1794 on the ship while crossing the Atlantic Ocean according to family legend, married JOSEPH WHAN 13 Oct. 1819 in Washington Co., Pa., died 18 Jan. 1886 in    Cold Springs (now Ormas), Noble Co., Ind., buried Thorn Cemetery near Ormas.[105] Joseph was born ca. 1792 in Chester Co., Pa., son of William Whan.  The William Whan family moved to Washington Co., Pa., and about 1818 moved on to Harrison Co., Ohio.  Joseph died in 1838 in Washington Co., Pa.  Jane’s brother George Barton was bondsman for Joseph & Jane’s marriage (see ¶2.iii. above).

 

In the 1820 census for Short Creek Twp., Harrison Co., Ohio (p. 045) Joseph Whan was head of the following household:

 

1 male 26-45

[Joseph]

1 female 16-26

[wife Jane]

 

In 1825 Joseph Whan and his family returned to Hanover Twp., Washington Co., Pa.

 

Following Joseph’s death in 1838, Jane continued to live in Pennsylvania. She was head of the following household in the 1840 census for Hanover Twp. (p. 035):

 

1 male 10-15

[son Joseph]

1 male 15-20

[son John or William]

2 females 5-10

[daughters Mary Jane & Sarah Ann]

1 female 40-50

[Jane]

 

None of the above were engaged in agriculture.

 

In the early 1840s Jane removed to Indiana.  Her son John had prepared a home for the family in the wilderness of Noble Co.  Jane was living with her daughter Mary near Cold Springs (now Ormas), Noble Co., when she died.

 

The children of Joseph & Jane (Barton) Whan were:

 

JOHN WHAN

WILLIAM WHAN

(SAMUEL) JOSEPH WHAN

MARY JANE WHAN

SARAH ANN WHAN

MARTHA ELLEN WHAN

 

a.       JOHN WHAN, born 29 Sep. 1820 in Harrison Co., Ohio, married ISABELLA JANET PERRY 8 Feb. 1848, died 11 Apr. 1903.  Isabella (she was known as “Net”) was born 14 Oct. 1828 in Cayuga Co., N.Y., daughter of Oliver L. & Mary (Francis) Perry.  Isabella died 8 Apr. 1902. Both John & Isabella were buried in Swan Cemetery, Noble Co., Ind.

 

Although he was only about eighteen years old when his father died, John assumed the greater part of the care of the family.  He worked outside his home, seldom receiving more than $8 per month.[106]

 

In 1843 he removed to Noble Co., Ind. where he purchased land in Swan Twp.  He then returned to Pa.  The following year he returned to Indiana with his brother William, and the two of them built a log cabin to house their family in the Noble Co. uncleared land.  They then arranged for the rest of the family to join them.

 

In the 1850 census for Swan Twp., Noble Co., Ind. (p. 549) John Whan was head of the following household:

-         John Whan, 30, male, farmer, $1,200 value of real estate, born Ohio

-         Isabella Whan, 22, female, wife, born N.Y.

-         Olive Irene Whan, 1/12, female, born Ind. [daughter]

-         Jane Whan, 54, female, born Ireland [mother]

-         Joseph Whan, 22, male, millwright, born Pa. [brother]

-         Mary Jane Whan, 18, female, born Pa. [sister]

-         Sarah Ann Whan, 17, female, born Pa. [sister].

 

John held the office of County Commissioner for two terms.  He eventually owned over 460 acres of land in Swan Twp. and 80 acres in Green Twp.  He was considered a wealthy Noble Co. farmer, as well as an influential member of the Republican Party.  It was reported that each of his children inherited 80 acres of land from John’s estate. John’s photograph appears in fig. 12.  His wife “Net” was apparently the treasurer for John’s large farm operation.  One neighbor recalled that this short, fat lady paid the hands from funds she usually carried tucked away in her stockings. 

 

John & Isabella (Perry) Whan had eleven children.

       

b.      WILLIAM WHAN, born 14 Nov. 1822 in Harrison Co., Ohio, married MARY STROUSS 16  Nov. 1848, died 4 Jan. 1913.  Mary ws born 29 Dec. 1827 in Washington Co., Pa., daughter of  Jonas & Anna (McCartnery) Strouss.  Mary died 29 Oct. 1896.  Both William & Mary were buried  in Hooper-King Cemetery, Noble Co.  William was a farmer.  A photograph of William and his wife appears in fig.  13.

 

In the 1850 census for Swan Twp., Noble Co. (p. 558) William Whan was head of the following household:

-         William Whan, 25, male, farmer, born Pa.

-         Mary Whan, 21, female

-         [-?-] Whan, 9/12, female, born Ind.

 

William & Mary (Strouss) Whan had ten children.

 

c.       (SAMUEL) JOSEPH WHAN, born 28 July 1828 in Washington Co., Pa., married (1) MARY JANE [-?-] before 1855, married (2) SARAH JANE KENNEL 21 Aug. 1859, married (3) CATHERINE (KATY) FRENCH, died 19 July 1891.  Sarah was born ca. 1836 in Ohio.  She died 2 June 1883.  Joseph & Sarah were buried in Section D, Lot 134, Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.

 

Instead of farming, Joseph chose factory work as an occupation.  He was foreman and chief millwright at the Bass Foundry & Machine Works (the largest of its kind in the area) in Fort Wayne. Joseph was a charter member and junior deacon of Masonic Home Lodge No. 342 in Fort Wayne.

 

At the time of the 1880 census for Fort Wayne, Allen Co., (E.D. 125, sheet 47, line 43) Joseph Whan was head of the following household living on Black Street:

-         Joseph Whan, 51, born Pa.

-         Sarah J. Whan, 44, wife, born Ohio

-         Manly F. Whan, 26, son, born Ind. [son Emanuel by first wife]

-         Essey Whan, 26, born Ind. [?]

-         Minnie Stutsman, 7, niece, born Ohio [relative of Sarah?].

 

At the time of Sarah’s death in 1883, they were living on Brackenridge St.  At the time of  Joseph’s death, he was residing at 43 Baker St., Fort Wayne.

 

Joseph & his first wife, Mary Jane, had two children.

 

d.      MARY JANE WHAN, born Nov. 1831 in Washington Co., Pa., married (1) JOSEPH DAVIS EARLL, married (2) DAVID JAMES 18 Nov. 1886, died 13 June 1917, buried beside her first husband in Buckles (Strington) Cemetery, Washington Twp., Noble Co., Ind.  Joseph Earll was born 9 Jan. 1826, son of Palmer & Olivia (Davis) Earll.  Joseph, a farmer, died 18 Nov. 1863. Mary Jane and her children lived with her mother after the death of her first husband and before her marriage to her second husband.  Mary Jane was the recipient of a bequest from the estate of her uncle Archibald Barton (see ¶2.v. below) ca. 1877.  At that time she was living in Cold Springs, Noble. Co.

 

Joseph & Mary Jane (Whan) Earll had two children.

 

e.       SARAH ANN WHAN, born ca. 1834 in Washington Co., Pa., married CLARK SCOTT after 1855. Clark was born ca. 1839 in Indiana, son of Robert & Elizabeth (Frederick) Scott.  According to Annie (Barton) Culbertson’s 1881 letter, Sarah Ann was then living in Kansas.

 

Clark & Sarah Ann (Whan) Scott had three children.

 

f.        MARTHA ELLEN WHAN, born after 1834, died in early childhood in Washington Co., Pa.

 

For a continuation of data on the lines of Joseph & Jane (Barton) Whan’s children, see Clara (Briggs) Whan’s book entitled A Partial Record of the Descendants of Immigrant from Ireland John Whan (1991).

 

v.      ARCHIBALD BARTON, born14 Mar. 1797 in Washington Co., Pa., married (1) SARAH KELLY 12 Oct. 1821 in Jefferson Co., Ohio,[107] married (2) Mrs. MARY G. WILDER

17 Mar. 1870 in Holmes Co., Ohio, died Nov. 1877.  Sarah was born ca. 1800 in Pa., died 1861. Both Archibald & Sarah were buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Holmes Co.[108]       Mary was born ca. 1819 in Pa., died 18 Dec. 1881 of typhoid fever in Millersburg.[109] Archibald was a tailor in Millersburg.  He also owned a farm in Monroe Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio.

 

“Archie” Barton was a teacher elected in 1818 to Sabbath School work at the Cross Roads Presbyterian  Church.[110]

 

In the 1820 census for Smith Twp., Washington Co., Pa. (p. 217) Archibald Barton was head of the following household:

 

2 males 16-26

[Archibald + ?]

1 female 16-26

[?]

 

Who the other two members of this household were is not known.  We do know that Archibald was a tailor.  Perhaps the other two members of his household were associated with this trade.  Archibald  did not appear in subsequent censuses for western Pa.

 

Archibald Barton married Sarah Kelly in Jefferson Co., Ohio on 12 Oct. 1821.  In 1825 they moved west to the town of Millersburg in Holmes Co., Ohio.[111]  In the 1825 list of Millersburg lot owners, Archibald Barton was recorded as owner lot #61 (see fig. 16).[112]

 

Dr. John Stockton was the first known Presbyterian minister in Millersburg.  In 1825 he preached there for three or four months.  In an 1874 interview, Archibald Barton stated that he “came to Millersburg while Mr. Stockton was here and remembers him quite well.”  Archibald became an elder in the church.[113]

 

In the 1830 census for Millersburg Twp., Holmes Co. (p. 283) Archibald Barton was head of the following household:

 

1 male 10-15

[?]

1 male 15-20

[?]

1 male 20-30

[?]

1 male 30-40

[Archibald]

1 female 20-30

[wife Sarah]

 

In 1837 Archibald paid taxes on the following properties:

§         R7/T9/S1, lot #10, 76 acres, $103 value

§         R7/T9/S1, lot #28, 76 acres, $324 value

§         Out lot #11 & the eastern part of lot #61.

 

In 1838 he paid taxes on the following properties:

§         R8/T9/S4, E½ of lot #8, 80 acres, $202 value, Monroe Twp.

§         R8/T9/S4, W½ of lot #8, 80 acres, $203 value, Monroe Twp.

§         56 ft. of E½ of lot #61 & out lot #11, Hardy Twp.

 

Fig. 14 shows the locations of Monroe & Hardy townships in Holmes Co.

Fig. 15 shows the location of lot #8 in the 4th quarter of Monroe Twp. (Twp. 9, Range 8).

Fig. 16 shows the location of lot #61 near the southwest corner of Millersburg.

 

In the 1840 census for Millersburg (p. 290), Archibald Barton was head of the following household:

 

1 male 15-20

[?]

1 male 40-50

[Archibald]

1 female 5-10

[?]

1 female 30-40

[wife Sarah]

 

On 9 Dec. 1845 Archibald & Sarah Barton sold to Thomas McCague for $800 the W½ of the NE¼ of Section 16, Township 17, Range 14 (i.e., Ripley Twp.)[114]

 

In the 1850 census for District #75, Hardy Twp., Holmes Co. (p. 85B) Archibald Barton was head of the following household:

-         Archibald Barton, 53, male, tailor, $5,800 value of real estate, born Pa.

-         Sarah Barton, 50, female, born Pa.

-         Elizabeth Bodinghammer, 13, female, born Md.

-         William M. Dorland, 32, male, physician, born Ohio.

 

In the 1860 census for Holmes Co., Ohio, A. Barton was head of the following household:

-         A. Barton, 63, male, taylor, born Pa., $1,500 value of real estate

-         Sarah Barton, 50, female, born Pa.

  (Note that Sarah did not age between 1850 and 1860, according to the census data.)

 

Following Sarah’s death in 1861, Archibald married Mrs. Mary G. Wilder of Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio on 17 Mar. 1870, Dr. A. C. Miller officiating.[115]

 

During the Centennial Celebration (4 July 1876) in Millersburg, chorister Archibald Barton sang the Doxology.[116]

 

Archibald wrote his will 26 June 1876.  It was recorded 20 Nov. 1877 (fig. 17a & fig. 17b).[117] He bequeathed to his wife Mary $2,800 and their home located on lot #54 (on the NW corner of the intersection of Clinton & Clay Sts. – fig. 16). He instructed his executor to sell his farm in Monroe Twp. (see fig. 15). Next, he bequeathed $800 to Martha M. Sharp, wife of John Sharp, Jr. (see ¶2.viii.f. below).

 

Archibald Barton divided the balance of his estate into three parts, viz:

§         part #1 to:

-         Isabella Hayworth, widow of John Hayworth, of Portsmouth, Ohio

-         Eliza Houk of Ligonier, Noble Co., Ind.

-         Mary Earll of Cole Springs, Noble Co., Ind. [see ¶2.iv.d. above]

-         Maria Bonsell of Steubenville, Ohio

-         Adaline Ingram of West Virginia apposite Wellsville, Ohio [see ¶2.viii.h. below].

§         part #2 to:

-         Robert Barton of Cumberland, Guernsey Co., Ohio, in trust for his two daughters Florence Barton & Nancy Jane Wolfe [see ¶3.ii. & vii. Part II) and for grandchildren of James Barton by his two deceased daughters [Rachel Jane (Barton) McCartney (6 children)] & Mary (Barton) Shaeffer (3 children)].  [See ¶2.i.a. & 2.i.b. respectively.]

§         part #3 to:

-         William _______ [¶2.iv.b.?]

-         William’s sister of Oxford, Sumner Co., Kans. [¶2.iv.e.?]

-         William Hayworth of Millersburg

-         Sara Scarlet of Albion, Noble Co., Ind.

-         James Hayworth & Mana Winebrenner of Ligonier, Noble Co., Ind.

-         John Mills of Wheeling, W. Va., in trust for Mary Wolcot (his wife’s sister) and for William Anderson.

From the above, it would appear that Archibald had no surviving children (as Anna (Barton) Culbertson stated – see Appendix 1, 2, 3, & 4).  Probably the teenagers, etc. listed in Archibald & Sarah Barton’s 1830 & 1840 census returns were either apprentices involved in his tailor shop or domestic help.

 

In the 1880 census for Holmes Co., Mary G. Barton was head of the following household:

-         Mary G. Barton, female, 60, widowed, born Pa., parents born Pa.

-         Robt. Eichenbarger, 24, son-in-law, born Ohio, parents born Switzerland, dry goods merchant

-         D. Jane Eichenbarger, 22, daughter, born Mich., father born Mich., mother born Pa.

 

vi.     JOHN BARTON, Jr., born ca. 1799 in Washington Co., Pa., presumably died before 1881. He probably married Mrs. HANNAH FELLER 4 Oct. 1849 in Orleans Parish, La.[118]

 

As mentioned in ¶2. above, John Barton, Jr., of Smith Twp. bought on 19 Sep. 1825 for $900 from his father 137 7/8 acres of land on Raccoon Creek.[119] On 12 Feb. 1829 he sold this same tract of  land to William Wilson of Cecil Twp., Washington Co., for $1,456.06¼.[120]  According to Annie (Barton) Culbertson’s 1881 letter, John “went south to N(ew) Oarleans [in] 1832 – supposed to  be dead.”  No record of our John Barton has been found in the 1850 census for Louisiana, etc.  On 4 Oct. 1849 a John Barton married Mrs. Hannah Feller in Louisiana.

 

vii.        ROBERT BARTON (see ¶3. Part II).

 

viii.  MARY BARTON, born 14 Oct. 1803 in Smith Twp., Washington Co., married DAVID INGRAM, died 1882-1884 in Hancock Co., W. Va.  David was born in 1798 in Ireland and died    of palsy 27 May 1871 in Grant Twp., Hancock Co., W. Va.[121]

 

In the 1840 census for Brooke Co., Va. (p. 190), David Ingram was head of the following household:

 

2 males <5

[son George + ?]

1 male 5-10

[son William]

1 male 10-15

[son John]

1 male 15-20

[?]

1 male 40-50

[David]

1 female 5-10

[daughter Elizabeth]

1 female 10-15

[daughter Anna]

1 female 30-40

[wife Mary]

 

On 15 Jan. 1848, Hancock County was organized from the northern part of Brooke Co., becoming the northernmost county in what is now the W. Va. Panhandle (fig. 18).

 

In the 1850 census for Hancock Co., Va. (p. 612), David Ingram was head of the following household:

-         David Ingram, 52, farmer, $5,800 value of real estate, born Ireland

-         Mary Ingram, 45, born Pa.

-         Elizabeth Ingram, 17, born Pa.

-         William Ingram, 16, no occupation, born Pa.

-         George Ingram, 12, born Va.

-         Matilda Ingram, 6, born Va.

-         James Ingram, 5, born Va.

-         Adaline Ingram, 1, born Va.

 

David Ingram started buying lots in Hancock Co. in 1850.  His first purchase was on 14 Jan. 1850 when William & Jane Moss sold to him for $75 lot #45 on East Main St. in the town of Manchester.[122] On 15 Feb. 1850 he bought from Andrew N. Parks for $100 lot #23 on Pearl St., Peas Alley & Chester St. in the town of New Cumberland.[123]  In the latter half of the 19th century, New Cumberland was the largest, wealthiest, busiest, and most influential town in Hancock Co.  There were only three slaves in the county in 1850.[124]

 

In the next 19 years David Ingram made 33 more purchases of land in Hancock Co., principally town lots in Manchester, New Cumberland, Hamilton, and Chester. In the same time period, David & Mary Ingram were grantors of land 10 times.[125]

 

In the 1860 census for Wellsville, Hancock Co., Va. (p. 194), David Ingram was head of the following household:

-         David Ingram, 60, farmer, $10,600 value of real estate, $550 value of personal property, born Ireland

-         Mary Ingram, 56, born Pa.

-         Martha M. Ingram, 18, born Va.

-         James W. [?] Ingram, 15, born Va.

-         Sarah A. Ingram, 11, born Va.

 All three children were in school.

 

On 13 Apr. 1866 David & Mary’s son George sold to his mother for $2,500 “beyond the power and control and management of her said husband or any of the creditors” lots #52 and #57 on Water & Washington Sts. in the town of Hamilton “being this same day conveyed to me by David Ingram.”  George was in nearby Columbiana Co., Ohio, at the time of his signing this deed.[126] Was David Ingram having financial problems?

 

No probate papers for David Ingram have been found.  On 16 Apr. 1873, David’s heirs, viz::

§         Mary Ingram, widow of David Ingram

§         William Ingram & Corinne, his wife

§         John Ingram & Adaline, his wife

§         George Ingram & Laurinda, his wife

§         John Sharp & Martha M. Sharp, his wife (formerly Martha M. Ingram)

§         John Stewart & Ann, his wife (formerly Ann Ingram)

§         Adda Ingram sold to James Ingram for $60 lot #125 in the town of Hamilton, Grant District, Hancock Co.[127]

 

In the 1880 census for Grant District, Hancock Co., W.Va. (p. 17), Mary Ingram was head of the following household:

-         Mary Ingram, 76, widowed, keeping house, born W.Va., parents born Ireland

-         Adda Ingram, 31, daughter, single, at home, born W.Va., father born Ireland, mother born W. Va.

 

Mary wrote her will 11 Aug.  1882:

§         To daughters Anna Stewart & Adeline Baxter: household goods & furnishings

§         Equally divide estate to children:

        John Ingram

        William Ingram

        George Ingram

        Anna Stewart

        Martha Matilda Sharp

        Adeline Baxter – her share to be retained by the executors and administrators of the will and interest therefrom to be paid “into the hands of my said daughter upon her sole receipt therefore.  No part of the share of my said daughter Adaline Baxter or of the income thereof shall be subject to the control or in any manner liable for any debt of her husband.”

§         George Ingram of Wellsville & Watson S. Johnston of Hancock Co., W.Va. to be executors. The will was recorded 24 Sep. 1884.[128] On that date an appraisal of her real & personal property was made, viz:

      Many notes (including one on George L. Baxter & wife dated 1 June 1883 for $200):

       $4,685.73

                                    Old lumber                                   2.00

                                    Wagon (old)                                 3.00

                              Total personal:                          $4,690.73

 

  Brickhouse, stable & 2 lots                                   $1,000.00

  Orchard lot - 2½ acre (River bank)                         1,000.00

  Old house lot                                                                75.00

                              Total real:                           $2,075.00

 

      As an executor, George Ingram filed the above 26 Sep. 1884.[129]

 

On 2 Nov. 1884 George Ingram & Watson S. Johnston as executors of Mary Ingram sold at public auction to Amos Lockhart for $76.44 lot #121 in the town of Hamilton.  The deed was dated 15 Aug. 1885 and recorded 17 Aug. 1885.[130]

 

On 21 Dec. 1885 the executors sold to Eliza C. Proser for $1,400 lots #52 & #57 in the town of Hamilton.  These were the same two lots that George Ingram had conveyed to his mother 1 Apr. 1866.[131]

 

On 14 Apr. 1886 the executors sold to Laurinda W. Ingram for $500 lots #123-131 inclusive in the town of Hamilton.[132] Laurinda was the wife of George Ingram, one of the two executors (see ¶e. below).

 

The eight children of David & Mary (Barton) Ingram were:

 

JOHN INGRAM

ANNA INGRAM

ELIZABETH INGRAM

WILLIAM INGRAM

GEORGE W. INGRAM

MARTHA MATILDA INGRAM

JAMES INGRAM

ADALINE (ADDA) SARAH INGRAM

 

a.       JOHN INGRAM, born ca. 1826 in Pa., married ADALINE [-?-].  John was living with his married sister Ann (Ingram) Stewart at the time of the 1850 census (see ¶b. below). John &

Adaline Ingram sold to his mother, Mary Ingram, their 1/7th undivided interest in “White Oak Spring” on the Ohio River, Grant District, consisting of 98 acres, 2 roods & 12 perches.[133] John

& Adaline Ingram had a son OSCAR INGRAM, born 17 Dec. 1857 near New Lexington, Hancock Co.[134]

 

b.      ANNA INGRAM, born ca. 1827 in Pa., married JOHN STEWART.  John was born ca. 1816 in Va.

 

In the 1850 census for Hancock Co., Va. (p. 303), John Stewart was head of the following household:

-         John Stewart, 34, male, farmer, born Va.

-         Ann Stewart, 23, female, born Pa.

-         Columbus B. Stewart, 1, male, born Va.

-         John Ingram, 24, male, farmer, born Pa.

 

In the 1870 census for New Cumberland P.O., Grant Twp., Hancock Co., W.Va. (p. 592), John Stewart was head of the following household:

-         John Stewart, 54, farmer, $4,875 value of real estate, $645 value of personal property, born Va.

-         Ann Stewart, 43, keeps house, born Pa.

-         Columbus Stewart, 21, works on farm, born Va.

-         Mary C. Stewart, 18, at home, born Va.

-         Elizabeth Stewart, 16, at home, born Va.

-         Annie Stewart, 5, born W.Va.

 

In the 1880 census for Hancock Co., W.Va., John Stewart was head of the following household:

-         John Stewart, 64, farmer, born W.Va., parents born Pa.

-         Anna Stewart, 54, keeps house, born Pa., father born Ireland, mother born Pa.

-         Mary Stewart, 28, at home, born W.Va., father born W.Va., mother born Pa.

-         Elizabeth McCready, 25, at home, born W.Va., father born W.VA., mother born Pa.

-         Homer McCready, 28, born Pa., father born W.Va., mother born Pa.[135]

Elizabeth McCready was a daughter of John & Anna (Ingram) Stewart.

 

The four children of John & Anna (Ingram) Stewart were all born in Va. (now W.Va.):

 

§         COLUMBUS B. STEWART, male, born ca. 1849, died 3 Oct. 1874 in Hancock Co.[136]

 

§         MARY C. STEWART, born ca. 1852.

 

§         ELIZABETH STEWART, born ca. 1854, married HOMER McCREADY.  Homer    was born ca. 1852 in Pa.  Homer & Elizabeth were living with her parents at the time of

the1880 census.

 

§         ANNIE WHITE STEWART, born 1 Nov. 1864 in Grant Twp., Hancock Co., died 17 Sep. 1871 in Hancock Co.[137]

 

c.       ELIZABETH INGRAM, born ca. 1833 in Pa., presumably died before 1873.

 

d.      WILLIAM INGRAM, born ca. 1834 in Pa., married CORINNE [-?-] before 1873.

 

e.       GEORGE W. INGRAM, born June 1835 in Allegheny Co., Pa., married LAURINDA W. JOHNSTON 1 Oct. 1867 in Hancock Co., died 15 Jan. 1908 in Wellsville, Columbiana Co.,

Ohio.  Laurinda was born Jan. 1844 in Hancock Co., daughter of George & Evaline Johnston. George & Laurinda were married by F. A. McArdy.[138]

 

George was in Columbiana Co., Ohio, when he sold to his mother lots #52 & #57 in Hamilton, Hancock Co. (see ¶2.viii. above).  In 1867 he was a laborer.  The executors of the will of George’s mother, Mary Ingram, were George & George’s brother-in-law, Watson S. Johnston.

 

On 22 Aug. 1898 Laurinda W. Ingram sold to her husband, George W. Ingram, for $1,000 lots #123-131 inclusive in the town of Hamilton, commencing at Commerce & Water Sts.[139] These were the lots Laurinda bought for $500 from the estate of her mother-in-law, Mary Ingram, in 1886. On 25 Apr. 1898 (?) George sold these same lots to Ella McCown.

 

In the 1900 census for Grant District, Hancock Co. W. Va. (E.D. 39, sheet 11, line 45), George Ingram was head of the following household at dwelling #96, family #203:

-         George Ingram, born June 1835, age 64, male, married 32 years, born Pa., parents Pa., farmer,  can read, write, & speak English

 

George Ingram of Congo,[140] Hancock Co., died 15 Jan. 1908 in Wellsville, Columbiana Co., Ohio.[141]

 

The children of George & Laurinda (Johnston) Ingram were probably:

 

§         MARY F. INGRAM, born July 1869 in W.Va.  In 1900 she was a teacher living with her parents.

 

§         GEORGE D. INGRAM, born Jan. 1871 in Kansas.  In 1900 he was an attorney living with his parents.

 

§         WILLIAM W. INGRAM, born Feb. 1874 in Ohio.

 

§         NELLIE INGRAM, born Apr. 1886 in Ohio.

 

f.        MARTHA MATILDA INGRAM, born 1841 in Va., married JOHN SHARP, Jr. before 1873, died Dec. 1926.  John was born 1838, died 1912.  Both Martha & John were buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Holmes Co., Ohio.[142] About 1877 Martha was the recipient of a bequest from the estate of her uncle Archibald Barton (see ¶2.v. above).

 

In the 1880 census for Millersburg, Holmes Co., Ohio (Roll 1,034, page 286B), John Sharp, Jr. was head of the following household:

-         Sharp, John, Jr., male, 42, married, county treasurer, born Ohio, parents born Ohio

-         Sharp, Martha, female, 38, wife, married, keeping house, born Virginia, father born Scotland, mother born Pa.

-         Sharp, David, male, 9, son, single, at school, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Virginia

-         Sharp, Mary, female, 6, daughter, single, at school, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Virginia

-         Sharp, George, male, 4, son, single, at home, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Virginia

-         Kott, Margaret, female, 36, servant, born Ohio, parents born Ohio.

 

Note that in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, Martha’s father, David Ingram, was listed as having been born in Ireland (not Scotland).

 

The children of John & Martha (Ingram) Sharp were:

§         DAVID SHARP, born ca. 1871 in Ohio.

§         MARY SHARP, born ca. 1874 in Ohio.

§         GEORGE SHARP, born 1876 in Ohio.

 

g.       JAMES INGRAM, born ca. 1845 in Hancock Co., never married, died in an accident 29 Oct. 1875 in Hancock Co.  He was a merchant.

 

In the 16 Apr. 1873 Hancock Co. deed C:443, James had acquired from the other heirs of his father, David Ingram, lot #125 in the town of Hamilton (see ¶2.viii. above). No probate papers for James have been reviewed to date.  Hancock Co. deed D:41 indicates that the heirs of James were identical to the heirs of James’ father, David Ingram (less, of course, James).  In deed D:41 these heirs of James sold to Mary Ingram [i.e., James’ mother] lots #123, #125-128, and #130 in the town of Hamilton for $228.58.  The deed was dated 3 Jan. 1876 and recorded 19 June 1876.  On 1 Oct. 1881 the heirs of James Ingram sold to Hugh Newell for $4,000 land on the waters of the Ohio River, Grant District, Hancock Co., containing 98 acres & 12 perches.[143]

 

h.       ADALINE (ADDA) SARAH INGRAM, born Sep. 1848 in Va. (now W.Va.), married GEORGE L. BAXTER 1880-1883, died after 1910.  George was born Jan. 1839 in Va., died before 1910.

 

About 1877 Adaline was the recipient of a bequest from the estate of her uncle Archibald Barton (see  ¶2.v. above).

 

In the 1900 census for Hancock Co., W.Va. (p. 197A), George Baxter was head of the following household:

-         George L. Baxter, born Jan. 1839, married 20 years, born in W.Va., parents born W.Va., farmer

-         Adda S. Baxter, born Sep. 1848, 51, no children, born W.Va., father born Ireland,

   mother born Pa.

 

At the time of the 1910 census for Grant District, Hancock Co. (p. 595) Adda Baxter was living alone.  She was listed as:

-         Adda S. Baxter, head, 61, widowed, no children, born W.Va., father born Ireland, mother born Pa., housekeeper, owns house free of mortgage.

 

George & Adda (Ingram) Baxter had no children.

 

Revised Feb. 13, 2006

             Feb. 1, 2007



1 LDS microfiche 1553327, batch 8835406, sheet 79, LDS Ordinances: British Isles.

 

[2] Boyd Crumrine, ed., History of Washington County, Pennsylvania  (1882), 809.

 

[3] Personal communication from Mrs. Clara Jean Whan, 7907E Baseline Rd., Avilla, IN  46710, 28 Sep. 1986.

 

[4] Osman C. Hooper, Moses & William Wallace and Their Descendants (1918), 10.

 

[5] History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, Ill.: A. Warner & Co., 1889), 2:457.

 

[6] Raymond M. Bell, Lists of Inhabitants in Washington County, 1800 or before (1961), 34.

 

[7] Bonnie Malmat, Abstracts of “Washington, Pennsylvania Reporter,” 1808-1814 (1900), B2.

 

[8] Alvin D. White, Historical Sketches of Northern Washington County (1979), 45-46.

 

[9] J. H. Newton, G. G. Nichols & A. G. Spankel, A History of the Pan Handle (1879), 439.

 

[10] William W. McKinney, ed., The Presbyterian Valley (1958), 180-181.

 

[11] Mary S. Ferguson, History of Holliday’s Cove (1976), 21-23.

 

[12] Florence, Pennsylvania Presbyterian Church Session Minutes, LDS film 0912120.

 

[13] R. D. Brackenridge, Chartiers Cross Roads Church History, 1810-1960, 4-5.

 

[14] Solon J. & Elizabeth H. Buck, The Planting of Civilization in Western Pennsylvania (1939), 408.

 

[15] L. M. Mulkearn & E. V. Pugh, A Traveler’s Guide to Historic Western Pennsylvania (1954), 319.

 

[16] William F. Hamilton, History of the Presbytery of Washington, Pennsylvania (1899), 293.

 

[17] Buck, Planting of Civilization, 427.

 

[18] Joseph Smith, Old Redstone, or Historical Sketches of Western Pennsylvania (1854), 307.

 

[19] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 2E:454-456.

 

[20] Ibid., Y:90-92.

 

[21] Ibid., 2F:555.

 

[22] Ibid., Y:32-33.

 

[23] Pennsylvania Land Office, Patent Book P11:204.

 

[24] W. P. Horn, Horn Papers, 1765-1795 (1945), 3:77.

 

[25] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 2I:160-161.  No record of John Barton’s acquisition of the 117¾ acres called “Thurp Work” has been found.

 

[26] Pennsylvania Archives, 5th series, 4:425.

 

[27] Heads of Families at the First Census of the U.S. taken in the Year 1790 – Pennsylvania (1970), 45.

 

[28] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 2Q:84.

 

[29] They were on the same page in the 1840 census for Hanover Twp.

 

[30] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 3C:148.

 

[31]LDS, IGI.

 

[32] Jackson Co., Ohio, Probate Court, Marriage Records, 1816-1913.

 

[33] LDS film #301043, batch M513211.

 

[34] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 3P:279.

 

[35] Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (J. H.  Beers & Co., 1893), 453.

 

[36] Crumrine, History of Washington County, 810 & 924.

 

[37] Allegheny Co., Pa., Deed Book, 53:381.

 

[38] Washington Co., Pa. Will Book, 5:207.

 

[39] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book, 3L:10.

 

[40] Ibid., 3P:279.

 

[41] Ibid., 3S:259.

 

[42] Rock Island Co., Ill., Deed Book, V:305.

 

[43] Ibid., V:306.

 

[44] Allegheny Co., Pa., Inventory, 11:231, #142.

 

[45] 1900 census for Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.

 

[46] Allegheny Co., Pa., Will Book 136:463.

 

[47] Allegheny Co., Pa., Inventory, 60:212, #192.

 

[48] Data kindly supplied by Allen G. Heist (AllenGHeist@comcast.net).

 

[49] Rock Island Co., Ill., Deed Book U:618.

 

[50] Ibid., U:617.

 

[51] Ibid., 33:633.

 

[52] Ibid., 35:174.

 

[53] Ibid., 41:196.

 

[54] Janet K. Pease, Abstracts from Rock Island Co., Illinois Newspapers (1982), 20:20.

 

[55] Ibid., 20:150.

 

[56] Allegheny Co., Pa., Deed Book 324:184.

 

[57] Janet K. Pease, Abstracts from Rock Island Co., Illinois, Newspapers (1989), 33:130.

 

[58] Ibid., (1990), 35:34.

 

[59] Ibid., (1993), 36:197.

 

[60] The Past & Present of the Rock Island County, Illinois (H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), 216.

 

[61] Chas. O. Ebel & Company’s Rock Island County, Directory, 1886, 68.

 

[62] Janet K. Pease, Abstracts from Rock Island County, Illinois Newspapers (1985), 26.

 

[63] Atlas of Rock Island Co., Illinois (Iowa Publishing Co, 1905), 145-146.

 

[64] John’s son, Dr. Louis E. Barton, was living in Deer Creek according to the 1900 census.  Deer Creek,Tazewell Co., is about 15 miles SW of Secor, Woodford Co.

 

[65] Rock Island Co., Ill., Probate Papers, Box #33.

 

[66] Rock Island Co., Ill., Probate Papers, Box #33, Marriage Record, E:170, #16483.

 

[67] Illinois Marriage Index, Mercer Co., Ill., 2:9, license #7019.

 

[68] Cable is about 10 miles south of Coal Valley.

 

[69] Daniel T. Johnson, History of Mercer County, Illinois, 1882-1976 (1977), 29, 36, 58.

 

[70] Ibid., 36, 524, 526, 696.

 

[71] Ibid., 526, 696.

 

[72] Illinois Death Index, 1916-1938, certificate #0190101.

 

[73] DeKalb Co., Ill., Deed Book 109:169.

 

[74] Ibid., 122:109.

 

[75] DeKalb Co., Ill., Probate Court, Box #819.

 

[76] DeKalb Co., Ill., Deed Book 127:567.

 

[77] Illinois Marriage Index, Mercer Co., 2:9, License #7018.

 

[78] Janet K. Pease, Genealogical Abstracts of Rock Island County, Illinois Newspapers: The Milan Weekly Independent (1986), 94.

 

[79] Allegheny Co., Pa., Deed Book 342:184.

 

[80] Data provided by Allen G. Heist (AllenGHeist@comcast.net).

 

[81] History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 2:457.

 

[82] Allegheny Co., Pa., Probate Court, First & Partial Account of W. W. McNall, Administrator of Estate of William Barton.

 

[83] Allegheny Co., Pa., Probate Court, Inventory, vol. 15, p. 514, #494.

 

[84] Allegheny Co., Pa., Orphans’ Court, vol. 122, p. 104, #175.

 

[85] Allegheny Co., Pa., Probate Court, RA vol. 94, p. 4

 

[86] Allegheny Co., Pa., Probate Court, First & Final Account, Ac vol. 122, p. 105, #35.

 

[87] History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 2:457.

 

[88] Allegheny Co., Pa., Probate Court, First & Partial Account of W. W. McNall, Administrator of estate of William Barton.

 

[89] Index to Allegheny County, Pa., Orphans’ Court Marriage Licenses, 1885-1925, Females, A-C, vol 1-2, p. 235/45; Washington Co., Pa. Orphans’ Court Book 103:472.

 

[90] Social Security Death Index.

 

[91] Washington Co., Pa. Deed Book  378:354.

 

[92] Ibid., 460:120.

 

[93] Ibid., 560:145, paper #303.

 

[94] Ibid., 703:626, paper #577.

 

[95] Washington Co., Pa., Probate Court T. D., 31:314A.

 

[96] Social Security Death Index.

 

[97] Ibid., 38:200, #4.

 

[98] Washington Co., Pa., Orphans’ Court, 103:472.

 

[99] Irene P. Lignian & Raymond M. Bell, “Washington Co., Pa., Marriage Bonds, 1803-1827,” Pennsylvania Vital Records, 2:663.

 

[100] Washington Co., Pa., Prothonotary Office, Appearance Docket, Sep. 1825, #157.

 

[101] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 2P:146.

 

[102] Washington Co., Pa., Will Book  5:207-208, File #112.

 

[103] Washington Co., Pa., Probate Court Accounts, file B, #2.

 

[104] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 3A:477.

 

[105] Most of the data for the Jane (Barton) Whan line was obtained from personal communications with Mrs. Clara Jean Whan, 7909E Baseline Rd., Avilla, IN 46710 and from her book Whan: A Partial Record of the Descendants of Immigrant from Ireland John Whan (1991).

 

[106] Weston A. Goodspeed & Charles Blanchard, 1882 History of Noble County, Indiana (1882), 498.

 

[107] Jefferson Co., Ohio, Marriage Licenses, 1803-1916.

 

[108] Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Ohio, Alphabetized, 6.

 

[109] Delayed Death Records of Holmes co., Ohio, p. 62,  #138.

 

[110] William F. Hamilton, History of the Presbytery of Washington, Pa. (1889), 293.

 

[111] The author is deeply indebted to Mr. & Mrs. James I. Markel, 11808 SE Alder St., Portland, OR 97216-3870, for providing the following data on Archibald Barton in Holmes Co.

 

[112] “Holmes County Heirs Newsletter” (1987), 13.

 

[113] Presbyterian Church of Millersburg (1874), 34.

 

[114] Holmes Co., Ohio, Deed Book 14:213.

 

[115] Holmes Co., Ohio, Marriages & Wayne Co., Ohio, Probate Court, Marriage Records, vol. 8

                            

[116] Donald Egger, Holmes Co., Ohio, Flashes from the Past, 4-5.

 

[117] Holmes Co., Ohio, Will Book.

 

[118] Jordan R. Dodd, “Early American Marriages, Louisiana, to 1850.”

 

[119] Washington Co., Pa., Deed Book 2I:161.

 

[120] Ibid., 2M:189.

 

[121] Hancock Co., West Virginia, Register of Deaths, James Ingram, son, informant.

 

[122] Hancock Co., Va. Deed Book  1:188.

 

[123] Ibid.,  1:346.

 

[124] Jack Welsh, History of Hancock County, Virginia & West Virginia (1992), 43 & 58.

 

[125] Hancock Co., Va. & W.Va. Deed Books 1, 2, 3, A & B.

 

[126] Ibid.,  A:490.

 

[127] Ibid.,  C:443.

 

[128] Hancock Co., W.Va., Will Book  1:245.

 

[129] Hancock Co., W.Va., Probate Court, Inventory Book A:329.

 

[130] Hancock Co., W.Va., Deed Book  F:286.

 

[131] Ibid.,  F:409.

 

[132] Ibid., G:93.

 

[133] Ibid.,  E:126.

 

[134] Hancock Co. W.Va., Register of Births, 57.

 

[135] William A. Marsh, 1880 Census of West Virginia, 12:787.

 

[136] George & Mary Thayer, Hancock County, West Virginia Births (1857-1896) & Deaths (1865-1899) (1983), 106 & 180.

 

[137] Ibid.

 

[138] Hancock Co., W.Va., Register of Marriages, 1853-1883.

 

[139] Hancock Co., W.Va., Deed Book  N:95.

 

[140] Hamilton Town was renamed Congo in 1890 [Welsh, History of Hancock Co., 33].

 

[141] Hancock Co., W.Va., Will Book  V:388.

 

[142] Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Ohio,  Alphabetized, 88.

 

[143] Hancock Co., W.Va., Deed Book  E:155.