ANDREW JACKSON BARTON, SR. FAMILY
ANDREW JACKSON2 BARTON, SR. (JOHN?1) was born 1810 in Jackson County, Georgia, and died in Tift County, Georgia. He married BETTIE UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1814.
Unfortunately, I do not have smoking gun documentary proof linking Andrew Jackson Barton, Sr. from Irwin Co., GA as the son of John Barton [John who md. Patsy Hardin]. However, I have...a Confederate States Army discharge document I received from the National Archives, which shows that A.J. Barton was born in Jackson County, Georgia, and that he was 53 years old as of March 1864. This puts his birth year around 1810-11. This coupled with the handed down information my mother told me that Andrew Jackson Barton's father was named John, made me draw that conclusion (keeping in mind at the time my mother told me, that she knew nothing of the details, and neither did I). My logical conclusion/theory, is that the John Barton that was on the Tax Digests of Jackson County, Georgia in 1809, was if fact the father of A. J. Barton, Sr. I understand this wouldn't hold up in a genealogy court, because I don't have documentary evidence, but the lack of information of other "official" Bartons in Jackson County at that time makes it appear that from a "reasonable belief" standpoint, it is true. This is where my further search will point. I know nothing of John Barton besides that, except the handed down belief (from my mother) that his heritage was probably from Ireland.
1860 TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: Irwin DIVISION: Irwinville
REEL NO: M653-128 PAGE NO: 27
REFERENCE: Enumerated July 11,1860 by James Paulk
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. REAL VAL. PERS VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
20 161 165 Barton Andrew J. 48 M Miller 50 Georgia
21 161 165 Barton Elizabeth 44 F Domestic Georgia
22 161 165 Barton Martha A. 21 F Domestic Georgia
23 161 165 Barton Matilda 18 F Domestic Georgia
24 161 165 Barton Elizabeth 16 F Domestic Georgia
25 161 165 Barton Andrew J. 12 M Georgia X
26 161 165 Barton Julia A. 10 F Georgia X
27 161 165 Barton Caroline 9 F Georgia X
28 161 165 Barton William 5 M Georgia
29 161 165 Barton Susan 2 F Georgia
30 161 165 Barton Ann E. 7/12 F Georgia
37 163 167 Paulk James, Sen. 61 M Farmer 5,035 16,976 Georgia
38 163 167 Paulk Faithy 55 F Domestic S. Carolina
39 163 167 Paulk Elbert 19 M Farming Georgia X
40 163 167 Paulk James 17 M Farming Georgia X
1870 Census of Georgia, Irwin County, Roll M593, page 259
|M W Farmer 300 Prop Value
F, W Keeping House
F, W House Keeper
M, W Farm Laborer
F, W At Home
M, W At Home
Andrew Jackson Barton appeared on the Muster Roll of Company F, 49th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A, Irwin County, Georgia, Irwin Volunteers.
He is listed as a Private with the following entry:
"Private, May 4, 1864. Substitute for Reason Paulk. Wounded in left thigh at Seven Pines, Va., May 31, 1862. Discharged, disability, March 18, 1864. Died in Tift County, Ga."
Extracts of Confederate Military Records as obtained from the National Archives in Washington, Concerning A.J. Barton
Confederate States Army Military Discharge/Pay Statement (March 1864)
Age at Discharge: 53
Height: 6' 2"
Hair Color: Black
Place of Birth: Jackson, County, Georgia
Reason for Discharge: Medical Disability From Wounds
Children of ANDREW BARTON and BETTIE are:
3. i. ANDREW JACKSON3 BARTON, JR., b. 1849, Georgia.
ii. MATILDA BARTON, b. 1844, Georgia.
iii. JULIA A. BARTON, b. 1851, Georgia.
iv. WILLIAM H. BARTON, b. 1856, Georgia; m. NANCY GAFF, August 28, 1879, Irwin Co., Georgia.
v. MARY BARTON, b. 1861, Georgia.
vi. EMELY BARTON, b. 1866, Georgia.
Generation No. 3
3. ANDREW JACKSON3 BARTON, JR. (ANDREW JACKSON2, JOHN1) was born 1849 in Georgia. He married SARAH ANN DIXON August 18, 1872 in Irwin Co., Georgia, daughter of FRANK DIXON and PATIENCE POWELL. She was born 1854.
1880 Census of Irwin Co., GA
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Children of ANDREW BARTON and SARAH DIXON are:
4. i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4 BARTON, b. 1874.
ii. SUSON BARTON, b. 1878.
Generation No. 4
4. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4 BARTON (ANDREW JACKSON3, ANDREW JACKSON2, JOHN?1) was born 1874. He married NELLIE UNKNOWN, daughter of UNKNOWN GREEN. She was born 1885.
A Roster of Spanish American War Soldiers From Georgia, Ed by Carlton J. Thaxton, Donna B. Thaxton, Stan Thaxton, The Thaxton Company, P.O. Box 886, Americus, Georgia, 31709, 1984, as found in the GA. Archives.
pg. 6, Index
BARDEN (BARDON) Benjamin F
Minnie Ga Farmer
Residence Irvin Co. Ga
24 POB Age Griffin Ga May 11 98
Place of Enlistment, Date CNG May 13 98 Mustered in Service Co G 1 Ga Inf USV Unit of Assignment
Muster in roll lists Benjamin F. Bardon/Barden as Single, parent was A.J Bardon, Minnie, Ga.
Hair: Dk Brown
Ht: 5' 7"
Muster out roll lists Benjamin F. Bardon as a Wagoner
Discharged Oct. 1, 1898
1910 Georgia Census, Ben Hill County, Fitzgerald, Ga.
Carrel (Carrol?) S.
Alma D .
The family story as told by my mother...is that her grandfather Benjamin F. Barton (from Fitzgerald, Ga), after serving in the Spanish American War, had to legally change his last name to Barden in order to draw pension. The Army had mispelled his name when the Mustering In/Out Records were made. That was the story she told me..to which I couldn't prove, until....
I saw the microfilmed records (as located in the Georgia Archives) for him (shown above) which clearly misspell his name two different spellings Bardon and Barden. Benjamin's signature appears as Barton. They even spelled Irwin county as Irvin county. My guess is that as he was standing there before the recruiting officer or mustering in officer, he was told to state his name, to which the officer filling out the muster roll, wrote what he thought he heard. The spoken word Barton sounded like "Bardon" or "Barden". Record keeping accuracy was apparently not as important at the time for Volunteer units.
The 1910 Census clearly corroborates my mother's story, with his last name clearly spelled as Barton, not Bardon, nor Barden. The last name change probably occurred after the 1910 Census, when Benjamin or his wife Nellie applied for pension. At the turn of the century, Irwin county was broken up into several smaller counties. Ben Hill county was one of the new counties. Fitzgerald, Ga is the county seat for Ben Hill County.
My mother also said that one of her grandfathers had married a Cherokee Indian woman. That might explain the differences in skin complexion between Andrew Jackson Barton, Sr. and Andrew Jr. (from black hair, blue eyes, fair complexion to dk brown hair, brown eyes and dark complexion)...of course he could have been a farmer with a nice farmer's tan...
Notes for NELLIE UNKNOWN: Twin sister to Nettie
Children of BENJAMIN BARTON and NELLIE UNKNOWN are:
i. DREW DAVID5 BARDEN, b. 1909, Fitzgerald, GA; m. LYDIA ALMA LONG; b. 1900, Supply, NC; d. 1976, Savannah, GA.
More About LYDIA ALMA LONG:
Burial: Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah, GA
ii. NETTIE? BARDEN, m. UNKNOWN BULLARD. They lived in Savannah, GA
iii. ALMA BARDEN, b. 1907.
iv. CARROL BARDEN, b. 1903.
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