1817:  This county was heavily settled by Files, Robbins, Nations and Murphrees of Pendleton Dist., SC. Many of these families migrated to TN first, then moved to Blount Co., AL by 1817.

Data in blue submitted Tue, 09 Nov 1999 by Linda

Blount Co. Marriages - Caleb Hartgraves md. Elizabeth Barton on May 6, 1826

1830 Blount Co., Alabama Census, page 12
Henry C. Barton, age 50-60
two females 50-60
one son 10-15
one daughter 5-10

1830 Blount Co., Alabama Census, page 12
Gilbert Barton, age 20-30
one female 20-30

09/04/1835: Real estate transaction, Patentee Name:  Catarine Barton

1835 Caleb Hartgraves purchased 40 acres (nw qtr of se qtr of sect 5, twp 14s, range 1w) in Blount Co. Where this land is located is near the Jefferson Co. - Blount Co. border.

Henry Caldwell Barton purchased the SE quarter of the SW quarter of Sect. 27 in Township 14 of Range 1 West containing 40 and 8/100 acres in Blount Co., Alabama 10 Sep 1838.

1839 Caleb Hartgraves purchased 40 acres (ne qtr of sw qtr of sect 27, twp 14s, range 1w) in Blount Co. (same section as Henry's land).

1840, January 26 - Death of Caleb Hartgraves at 36 years of age.

1840 US Census for Blount Co., Alabama
H. Barton, page 85 1 m 20-30, 1 f 20-30    
[2nd source says p. 92]
H. C. Barton, page 92 1 m 60-70, 1 f 60-70
J. J. Barton, page 92 1 m 30-40, 1 f 20-30, 1 m to 10, 1 f to 10
  [Descendants believe this was Jeptha J. Barton]
Elizabeth (Barton) Hartgravis, page 92 1 f 30-40, 2 f 10-15, 1 m 5-10, 3 f 5-10, 2 f to 5 (widow of Caleb Hartgraves)

G. Barton          (p.97)  [Included in 2nd source]  

1850 US Census for Blount Co., Alabama
Henderson Barton, 30, farmer, 100, Ala (Henderson Barton married Matilda Fortner 28 Mar 1839 in Blount Co., Alabama)  
Matilda, 40, NC
Nancy, 20, Ala
Minerva, 9, Ala
Hassa, 7, Ala
William, 5, Ala
Andrew, 4, Ala
Sarah, 3, Ala

Gilbert Barton, 47, farmer, 125, SC   [#41]
Mauldin (Mullins), 46, SC

Harris Rickles, 40, GA     [#57]
Margaret, 37, SC      
[Is Margaret another daughter of Henry Barton?]
John, 5, Ala
H. C. Barton, 76, SC

Elizabeth Hartgraves, 42, SC
Catharine, 21, Ala
Caroline, 16, Ala
Adaline, 12, Ala
Calesta, 10, Ala

Jeptha Barton was enumerated in 1850 Tippah Co., MS,  (listed as J. B.)

04/02/1857: Real estate transaction, Patentee Name: Gilbert  Barton

12/01/1859: Real estate transaction, Patentee Name: Gilbert  Barton

05/20/1885: Real estate transaction, Patentee Name:  Joseph Barton

Jeptha J. Barton (b. 1816; SC) md. 6-28-1838 in Jefferson Co., AL to Sarah Cozby (b. 1818), by Christopher Deavours, J. P.   Children of Jeptha and Sarah:

  1. Melissa Barton (b. ca 1840; AL) md. J. M. Westmorland Dec.17,1868
  2. Benjamin Franklin Barton (b.1841 - 1917) md. (1) Martha Elizabeth Morgan (1844 - 1908)  Benjamin md. (2) to Martha Hupp
  3. Henry C. Barton (b. ca1842; AL)  Henry moved to Gibson Co., TN.   He md. Matty Becton in 1869 in TN and later moved to AR.
  4. Margaret Barton (b. ca 1843; AL?)
  5. Walker D. Barton (b. ca 1845; MS)  May have moved to Yalobusha Co., MS by the 1880 census.
  6. Catherine Barton (b. ca 1847; MS?)
  7. Virginia Barton (b. ca 1848; MS?)
  8. Columbus J. Barton (b. ca 1852; MS) Moved to Dyer, Gibson Co., TN where he remained for many years.
  9. Noah H. Barton (b. ca 1853; MS)
  10. Jane B. Barton (b. ca 1854; MS)
  11. Paralee Barton (b. ca 1857; MS?)

I corresponded with one of Jeptha's descendants, Mildred Shirley, many years ago.  According to their family tradition, there were two brothers and an unmarried sister. Jeptha was the son of one of the brothers.

Diane Bryant submitted data on 06/20/99, email:  "Premelea Barton [dau. of Henry of Hall Co., Ga] is my ggg grandmother. "  [Nancy Elliott was the dau. of Permelia/Premelea Barton ]

Nancy Elliott  b. 30 Jan 1853 GA, married 15 Jul 1868 Lumpkin Co., GA, William T. Purdy, b. May 1845.

David Murphree (the father of Bethania who md. William Barton of Walker Co., AL ) lived here for a time.



I am a descendant of Henry C. Barton and Jeptha J Barton. Would like to hear from others of this family.

July 28, 1998

From: Cherry

Jeptha Barton married Sara Cozby in Jefferson Co. AL and later moved to Tippah Co. MS. He's listed on the 1860 census. In 1870 my g-grandfather is the only one living there. My g-grand father's name was Benjamin F. Barton. I would love to exchange information with anyone interested in the Jeptha Barton family.

Date: Sun, Nov.8, 1998

From: "R.N. Tex" <>

Robert P. HARRISON was married first to Polly WILSON Jan. 4, 1832 in Jefferson County, AL, two children; second to Catherine BARTON Nov. 16, 1836 in St. Clair County, AL MANY children (11 or 12).   Catherine BARTON according to her obituary [See Henry C. Barton patriarch file to read obituary] was "the daughter of H. C. and Rebecca BARTON". Catherine was born in Jefferson County, AL Oct. 10, 1819.

Rebecca md. R. P. in St. Clair County, AL

I am trying to identify the parents of R. P. HARRISON and sister Hannah, and Samuel JOHNSON (Rev. JOHNSON was born Jan. 15, 1804 in Knox County, TN).  I'm hoping that knowing the BARTON clues might help.

From:  Catherine    November, 1998

Searching for information on Jeptha Barton's daughter, Melissa.

Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998    

From:  Phyllis

I have a cousin on the Harwell/Westmoreland line who is looking for Jeptha J. Barton data, but she doesn't have a computer.

Mar. 14, 1999

I am only assuming that Henderson is the son of Henry C. Barton because Henry C. had a son that would have been the correct age of Henderson in the 1830 census. Henderson married in 1839 and in the poorly written marriage record it mentions mother, Martha Henderson, as giving permission for the marriage.

Henderson married Matilda Fortner of Blount Co. She died between 1854 and 1860. By 1860 Henderson lived in Poinsette Co. AR, then by 1870 he lived in Clark Co. AR and had remarried. I knew he disappeared from the AR census in 1880. I was contacted about a year ago by a descendant of one of Henderson's children by his 2nd wife who stated Henderson died in Indian Territory after 1880, which is now McCurtain Co. OK.

As for Henry C. Barton, I would love to find info that could connect him to Henderson.

Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 From: Jerry

My ancestors Isaac Barton and Nancy Snow were married in then Blount County, now Jefferson County, Alabama in 1819. Years ago I secured a copy of their marriage record from the records in Jefferson County. The parents of Isaac were John and Mary Barton. John died in Alabama about 1820, and Mary died in Yalabusha County, Mississippi after 1850.

December 12, 2002

Thomas Archer Wood was born in 1842. His father was born in Hall Co. and his mother in Jackson Co. I don't know Thomas' birth place, but his brother, George Washington Wood, was born 1845 in Hall County, GA.

Thomas md. (1) Emma Bain, (2) Sarah Ann Barton.

Data from Sylvia:

Thomas was most likely born in Hall County, as the older children were born there also. Don't know anything more about Sarah. I do have this on Thomas: 2LT, 4 AL CAV, Civil War, So they probably married in Alabama.

[Thomas] moved from GA in 1852 to Marshall/Blount (now Etowah) County, AL. In 1869 started west with wagon trains. Homesteaded on Paluxy Creek/River near Bluff Dale (in Hood County?) TX. Many of family are buried at old Rock Church nearby.


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