A descendant of Moses Barton has contributed DNA to the Barton Historical Society DNA Project. The result shows that Moses is part of the Greenville Co./Pendleton Dist., SC Bartons (G/P Bartons) who descend from David & Ruth (Oldham) Barton and Thomas & Sarah (Wilson) Barton. Many southern and some northern Bartons seem to be closely connected to this clan of Bartons.
|Moses Barton (b. 1774/d. after 1850) Possibly married Fannie
On 9-19-1803, Moses Barton of Pendleton District sold 100 acres of land which had been granted to James Barton, Sr. on 10-3-1796.
Since Moses sold land which had belonged to James, Sr., could Moses be the son of James? It should be mentioned that some people believe Moses was the son of a Thomas Barton. The report on these pages does not address the family traditions as to the parentage of Moses, but is merely a study of available records.
Where there is a James, Sr., there ought to be a James, Jr. Moses was living beside a James of an age to be Moses' brother in the 1800 census of Pendleton Dist., SC.
1800 Pendleton Dist., SC (P. 35)
#0857 Moses Barton
#0858 James Barton
#1079 James Barton
The 1790 census compared to the 1800 census makes an even stronger case for Moses being the son of James.
1790 Pendleton District, SC
Note that three of the sons of James are no longer living in his household in the 1800 census, but suddenly Moses, James (of an age to be his brother) and a third male show up in separate households.
Moses settled in Walker Co., AL, but what happened to the other five sons and three daughters of James, Sr.? (Remember, this is just a theory. Moses might not have been a son of James, Sr.) Other Bartons moved to Walker Co. around the same time as Moses. Most of them were included in the 1830 census. Following are a few of them:
Joshua Barton (b. 1774 or later/d.1843) who md. Elizabeth Bradley (see 1850 Hot Springs Co., AR, #291)
William Barton (b. 1790; SC) who md. Bethania Murphree [Some accounts spell her name Bethenia]
David Eli Barton (b. 1790-1800; SC) who md. (2) Jane
A Phoebe Barton married a Joseph Nations in 1820, Jefferson Co., AL [Walker Co. Joshua lived in Jefferson Co. before moving to Walker Co.] Both William Barton of Walker Co. and a Joseph Nations moved to Yalobusha Co., MS by 1840. By 1860, William was living in TX and some Nations children were residing in his household. A Lydia Barton md. Daniel Nations in 1823 Jefferson Co., AL. A Daniel Nations was also enumerated in the 1840 census of Yalobusha, MS. Just because these families took the same migration pattern as William doesn't mean Phoebe and Lydia were two of the missing daughters of James, Sr. There were many other Bartons living in Jefferson Co. including an Isaac who also later moved to MS. He is also a part of the MH1 (G/P) Bartons. One of his descendants married one of the descendants of Willis Barton. Some references have been made stating at least part of these Jefferson Co. Bartons came from Laurens Co., SC.
Where was Moses in 1810? [Documentation needed]
Where was Moses in 1820? [Documentation needed]
Moses was in Walker Co., AL in 1830 [Documented through census records]
Moses was in Walker Co., AL in 1840 [Documented through census records]
Was Moses listed in the 1850 census?
Children of Moses & Fannie(?)
|Nancy (Barton) Robins
(1815; TN or AL)
|Frances (Barton) Morrow
|Vincey? Louisa (Barton) Sanders
|Milley (Barton) Raines
|Mary A. (Barton) Nations?
We still lack children for Mary and Nancy; we have only one child listed for Hiram.
Children of Nathaniel Barton:
|1. Hiram L.
8. John M.
|1. Nathaniel Barton
The oldest known child of Moses was Nathaniel Barton (b. about 1795/d. 1879). Nathaniel is included
on numerous family records as being a child of Moses. One of Nathaniel's descendants mentioned in
a letter a few years ago that she'd never been able to find proof that Nathaniel belonged to Moses.
Does anyone know of a legal document proving the connection? Nathaniel md. (1) Mary Wilson.
There were many Barton/Wilson marriages among the Winston/Walker Co. Bartons.
Nathaniel md. (2) a Yarborough. Although there may be no connection,
a Cephus Barton, age 6, was
Other sources say Nathaniel md. Massa (Massey) Rogers.
"Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999
Child of Hiram Barton:
|1. James||2. Hiram Barton md. Sarah K. Willis
There were two young males living in Hiram's household in the 1840 census. It is not known if the 2nd male
was a son or not. He was considerably older than the youngest male, but may have been from an earlier
marriage or perhaps several children died in between the two sons.
Children of Lydia (Barton) Nations/Morrow:
|Chdn by Daniel Nations
Chdn by Samuel Morrow
|3. Lydia Barton
The Morrows were said to have moved to TX.
There was a Samuel Morrow listed in the 1840 Walker Co. Census (#290)
A Samuel Morrow registered land in Jefferson
Co. 1-18-1826 and listed
Children of Nancy (Barton) Robins:
|?|| 4. Nancy Barton md. John B.
Robbins. [Is this an error or were there two John Robbins? See the
family data for explanation.] Some believe Nancy was not md. to John Robbins.
The John & Nancy Robbins family was said to
have moved to TX. There was a John Robbins listed as #268 in 1830
Children of John Mason Barton:
5. William Wallace
7. John Mason, Jr.
9. Mary Martha
|5. John Mason/Mace
2nd source say this John Mace md. Susan and had Mary Ann, Rosella, Martha E. and
John H. Barton. Does anyone know the facts about this?
The family data came from the 1850 and 1860 census records. There are other
The following data was supplied by a member of that family, Dot firstname.lastname@example.org
1860 census of Walker County, Al FHL # 0803026 Page 880 June 13, 1860 Eastern Div. P.O. Bartonville
Moses Barton 25 m Farmer 175 AL
FHL # 0545834 Lawrence County, Indiana Flinn Twp. Page 379 July 28, 1870 P.O. Leesville
Moses Barton 36 m miller 500 AL
Anyone heard of this town Bartonville? It was listed on census as a town,
this is where my
Moses Barton (father)
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 1:07 PM
My great grandfather was Moses Barton, son of John Mason Barton. Moses was born abt 1837 in Walker Co., AL. He married a Mary A. (last name unknown to me). They had the following children:
Huston Barton; b. 1856; Walker County, AL
Most of this information comes from an 1870 Census record of Moses and an 1880 Census record for Mary A. Barton in Wabash, Wabash, IL. On this census, she says she is a widow. From the information above, it is obvious Moses took his family from Walker, AL to Indiana between 1866 and 1868 and died sometime between 1875 and 1880. I actually think Julissa and Sarah are the same person, but cant prove this yet. Her name was probably Julissa Sarah Barton.
I assume that Mary went to Illinois after Moses death. From Illinois, Mary then took her children to Dublin, Erath, Texas and ultimately the children migrated to southern Oklahoma.
Oliver Dean Barton, listed above, was my grandfather. He married Dora Caroline Pridgen in Antlers, OK. I dont know the year. Dora was born on 14 Nov 1876 in Texas. I have been unable to trace her lineage so far. Family lore says that she was raised by her grandparents. I dont know their last name or where they lived in TX, although I assume it was near Dublin, TX since thats where Oliver was. I dont know what happened to her parents. Dora died 29 Oct 1964. She never remarried. Per the Oklahomas USGenWeb website under Cemetaries, both Oliver (Ollie) and Dora are buried in the Old Section of the Antlers City Cemetary in Antlers, OK. They share a double headstone. They had the following children:
Odie Barton; b. 19 Jan 1900; Texas (this son might have been Doras
from a previous marriage); d. Aug 1977, Salem, Marion, OR
There might also have been another daughter named Lorena.
[Montie Lee and wife]...were both raised in the small community of Antlers, OK but did not meet until they had both come separately to California, as many of the Okies did. The story goes that Dad was driving a taxicab and took my mother and my oldest sister (my mother had been married previously and had 8 living children) to a dance they wanted to attend. Daddy liked Mommas looks and decided to hang around to drive her back home. They discovered they were from the same town in Oklahoma, knew all the same people, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I have read a brief description of Oliver Dean, Moses son, on his WWI registration card. Says he was short and slender. My father must have taken after him. Montie Lee was only 53 tall and weighed about 118 lbs (soaking wet, as my mother used to say! Ha!)...
Perhaps by adding this information to the tree, other descendents of Moses Barton and Oliver Dean will find it and contact me. I never knew most of my Barton relatives and would love to hear from them.
Thanks again for this wonderful website. And to the rest of the Barton clan, greetings and best wishes.
Children of James Allen Barton:
|1. Sarah A.
|6. James Allen Barton
James Allen Barton (d. 1850/1860) md. Celia Ann Brock (b. 1823; TN) [James wasn't listed in the 1860 census of Walker Co., but Celia and children were.] Their oldest dau. was Sarah Ann Barton (1839 - 1908) [died in Nowata Co. OK/bd. Lenapah, OK//Small world! We had friends who owned a lot of land around Lenapah.] Sarah md. John Henderson Wilson (1839 - 1907) [Bd. at Hicks Chapel Cem., north of Fanshawe, Le Flore Co., OK. Andrew Jonathan Barton, grandson of Willis Barton, was bd. in the main Fanshawe Cem. My aunt, Madeline (Barton) Whitfield, and I have copied the tombstone information at both of these cemeteries.] Sarah was a teacher and a midwife. John was a Methodist minister and a farmer.
Moses Barton 1848 - 1939 [Bd. Maxey Cem., Le Flore Co., OK///Lived in Victor, OK which was just down the road from where descendants of Willis Barton lived in Fanshawe. Moses was a Primitive Baptist Minister. He and his wife, Martha, owned a store in Victor. One of the things "Mose" Barton's granddauther, Cherry Pack, remembered about her grandfather was that people were always seeking him out for advice. He was very well respected in his community. Mose Barton said he knew his Barton ancestors by name back to when they came to the United States. He said our ancestors came over on the second ship. Cherry said he used to tell her the name of the ship, but she couldn't remember it. For a more detailed explanation, click here.]
Moses md. Martha Jane Fry (1841 - 1928) [Sister of Caleb Fry who md. Martha Elizabeth League. Martha League was the sister of Cicero and Robert League who both md. a Margaret Barton (two different Margarets, both of whom were descendants of Willis Barton.) Caleb & Martha had Simon Kimsey Fry (1876/1938/bd. Lynn Cem., Lynn, Winston Co., AL) who md. Sarah Ann "Sissy" Harris, granddaughter of Willis Barton of Winston Co. ]
Moses and Martha had a number of children. Their son, Henry (1881 - 1971) md. Clara Evalee Evans (1900 - 1973) [Clara's brother, Claudy, md. Lena Bell Barton, a descendant of Willis Barton of Winston Co. Clara and Claudy were children of John Wesley Evans (1906-1961).]
Another son of Moses and Martha, Rueben, md. Nancy Ethel Presson, dau. of Jacob Little and Phoeba Almeda (Mathews) Presson. They had 14 children born in Sebastian Co., AR. [When I interviewed "Pete" Barton and his sister, Cherry Pack, (grandchildren of OK "Mose" Barton) in the early 1970's, they said Rueben owned an apple orchard in AR and the last they had heard of him, he was in a nursing home. They also said there was a Mr. Ingle in a nursing home nearby who was from Winston Co., AL who knew all about the different relatives. I was so excited. We got in the car and drove to the nursing home in Vian, OK. Mr. Ingles was ecstatic to find someone interested in his AL roots. His mind was sharp and he was eager to talk. The only problem was, he'd just had a stroke. I couldn't understand enough of what he said to make sense of anything. It was a very frustrating interview for both of us...to him because he wanted so much to talk about his past in AL, and to me because I wanted so badly to obtain the information he had to impart.]
From BQ Guest Book:
Kelly - 09/27/00
I am the GGGD of Moses & Martha Barton. Just started researching. My grandma remembers the store that Moses had and has pictures. Thanks again.
From BQ Guest Book:
Lynda Langston Fredendall - 02/24/00 02:23:12
I am descended from Moses' son James Allen. I keep seeing that he was born in 1810 in Georgia. I have 1817 born in Alabama, which is the information on the 1850 Walker Co., AL census. 1817 is more consistent with his marriage date. I'm just wondering if anyone has proof he was born in Georgia in 1810?? This is a great web site by the way. I'm printing out many pages. Thanks!
Other researchers for James Allen's line:
Children of Rebecca (Barton) Robins/Mullens:
|Chdn by John Robins
Child by Burgess Mullens
8. Samantha Pocahontas
|7. Rebecca Barton
Rebecca Barton (b. 6-1815)
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001
1. Hian? Robins
Rebecca was first married to John Robins. Walker
Co., AL Census, 1850, page 304 was John B. Robins 41, b.S.C. with wife Rebecca
31, b. Ala and 8 children, all born in Ala; Hian??
Sometime between the 1850 Census and the 1860 Census
both Rebecca (Barton) Robins and Burgess Mullens lost their spouses (Burgess
had been enumerated in 1850 on page
In the 1860 Walker Co., AL Census are listed: Burgess
Mullins 57 M Farmer $400 $400 S.C; Rebecca 46 F Domestic Tenn, then four
children from Burgess' first marriage, and last,
In Texas, 1870, Falls Co.
page 112B is: Mullins Brutus 70 M W Farm Labor $200 South Carolina; Rebecca
55 F W Keeping House Tennessee; Sacramento 12 F W Attending School
Samantha Pocahontas (known as Aunt Poke by her
kin) married Hyman Quentin "Hi" BYRD 1877 in
Limestone County, Texas (next to Falls Co.,
where Burgess and Rebecca were
The last thing we have on Rebecca is from the 1900 Limestone Co., TX Census. She was living with her daughter, Samantha Pocahontas and her husband, Hyman Quentin (Hi) Byrd and their seven children. Rebecca is listed as "mother-in-law", born June, 1815 in AL and is 84 years old at the time of the Census taking, June 5.
I also have Robins, Nations, Vickery and Murphree ancestors--gained from my Gr-Grandfather Mullins' marriage in Yalobusha Co., MS--who also seem to have tied up with the Bartons from time to time.
Children of Frances (Barton) Morrow:
3. Moses D.
|8. Frances Barton
Frances Barton (1813-1816) md. James Morrow (b.1816) Was James related to Samuel Morrow who md. Frances' sister, Lydia? Barbara White sent in an answer to this question. She says, "Yes, they were brothers."
Children of Vincey? Louisa (Barton) Sanders:
|1. Martha D
2. Sarah Anne E.
3. Lydia L.
4. Josephus Norman
5. Eliza J.
6. John F.
7. Lucinda C.
8. David A.
9. Gustavus A.
10. Beatty Eli
11. William Julius
|9. Louisa J. Barton
Louisa Barton (1815-1820) md. Jimmy Sanders. A James Sanders, #268 in 1830 Walker Co., AL; #291 in 1840 Walker Co., AL; #301 in 1850 Walker Co., AL.
Louisa Barton md. John[?]
Sanders (b. ca 1820; Anderson Co, SC)
Data in purple from Jan email@example.com
For more information on James and Louisa (Barton) Sander's descendants, see: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jenpayne&id=I02329
Children of Milla (Barton) Raines:
|1. William Bailey
Milla Barton md. James
Their oldest son, William Bailey Raines, was my great grandfather.
This history can be found at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/a/i/Dolores-Rainessutton/index.html/
Children of Moses Barton, Jr.:
|1. William B.
2. James Allen
3. Mary P.
4. Talitha Frances
6. Sarah E.
|11. Moses Barton, Jr.
Date: Sept. 14th, 15th & 16th, 1998
Barbara White ( bawhite@prairie.NoDak.edu ) sent the following data on the Moses Barton, Jr. clan. If the Barton Quest site keeps getting contributions like this one, we'll have the southern Barton family puzzles put together before long!
Moses Barton, Jr. (born Feb 18, 1818 died April 14, 1890, Walker Co., AL/bd. Sardis Cem., Walker Co., AL) married Feb 27, 1840 Margaret Ann "Peggy Ann" Morrow (born Jan 19, 1819 in Lawrence Co., AL died Oct 05, 1898, Walker Co., AL/bd. Sardis Cem., Walker Co., AL) who, according to Barbara White, was a sister to James and Samuel. This information was gathered from William Bailey Barton (Moses, Jr.'s oldest son) by W.B.B.'s daughter-in-law when he lived with them in Oklahoma in the early 1900's.
1.(a)William Bailey Barton born Feb 19, 1841, Walker Co.
AL died Feb 07, 1922, Kiowa Co., OK married Louisa
Jane Hayes May 18, 1865 died June 14, 1888, Lamar Co., AL, daughter of Dr.
John S. Hayes and his first wife, Nancy Strickland.
Children of Mary A. (Barton) Nations?:
|?||12. Mary A Barton
Mary A. Barton (1822 ) According to the annotated 1800 Census of Pendleton District, South Carolina, (a review book) Mary md. a James? Nations. There are numerous marriages between the Bartons, Murphrees and Nations families.
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