Descendants of John & Eleanor (Thompson) Barton

Date: 1-2003
Researcher: Michael

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 BARTON was born Abt. 1772, and died 1837 in Orange County, North Carolina. He married ELEANOR THOMPSON 1793 in Orange County, North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1777, and died 1857 in Orange County, North Carolina.

1800 Census North Carolina, Orange County p. 549
John Barton               Males: 3-0-0-1-0   Females: 1-0-0-1-0

1810 Census North Carolina, Orange County
There are two John Bartons listed as heads of household. Both are listed in these notes.
p. 143 John Barton     Males: 2-2-0-1-0   Females: 2-0-1-1-0
p. 157 John Barton     Males: 1-3-0-1-0   Females: 2-0-1-1-0

1820 Census North Carolina, Orange County p. 304
John Barton               Males: 0-0-0-2-0-1   Females: 0-1-1-1-1

1830 Census North Carolina, Orange County p. 267
John Barton               Males: 1 60-70   Females: 1 20-30; 1 50-60

North Carolina, Orange County
In Equity

To the Hon(orable), the Judge of the Court of Equity for the County of Orange

The Petition of Samuel Barton, Frances Barton, James Carroll and Nancy, his wife, Abraham Crabtree and wife Isabella, against William Barton

Respectfully represents to (Your) Honor, that the Petitioners and Def(endant) are the children and heirs under law of one John Barton, late of Orange County, who departed this life some time in the month of __ in this year of 1837, intestate--that at the time of his death, the said John was owned and possessed of a tract or parcel of land situated in the County of Orange, on the waters of New Hope, and known as the "Mallott Place," the same containing 104 acres or thereabouts -- that the said land hath descended to your petitioners as heirs at law of the said John Barton -- the Defendant William Barton, one of the sons of said John -- is now and hath for some years been resident beyond the limits of this State.

Your petitioners further show to your Honor that the land in question cannot by reason of it's quantity, and the number of persons among whom it is to be divided, be "actually" divided among them, without injury to the shares of one or all of said persons and they therefore pray of your Honor, to grant to the petitioners a devise for the sale of said land by the motion of this Court, upon such terms and at such time and place, as to your Honor may seem just and or may the purposes of the parties hereto and __ is duty bound.

V (Very respectfully)

F. (?) or J. N. Waddly (?) for petitioners


1840 Census North Carolina, Orange County, Southern Division p. 220
Ellen Barton    Males: None   Females: 1-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0-1-0-0-0-0-0

1850 Census North Carolina, Orange County, First District p. 155B
12/12 Nelly Barton, 73; Fanny, 44; Anna S., 12 All born in Orange County

Orange County North Carolina Wills Recorded May Term 1857

In the name of God Amen

I Eleanor Barton of the County of Orange and State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory do this 21st day of February in the year of our Lord 1857 make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say First I give and bequeath to my daughter Fanny two beds and furniture Also one beaureau one loom and gear one cupboard one large pot and oven and two pot racks Also four setting chairs warping bars and spool frames one reel and two slays And I also bequeath to daughter Isable Crabtree fifty cents and I bequeath to my Son Stephen or his heirs if any fifty cents, Also I give to my son Samuel's heirs if any fifty cents and I also bequeath to my son William fifty cents and I give to my daughter Nancy fifty cents and I do hereby ordain John P. Faucett my Executor of this my last will and testament where of I the said Eleanor Barton do here set my hand and seal the day and date above written

Eleanor X Barton

Signed by the Said Eleanor Barton in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing thereof

Jas. N. Craig
John P. Faucett

Orange County Court May Term 1857

The execution of the forgoing last will and testament of Eleanor Barton deceased was duly proved in open court and ordered to be recorded

(Typed as written)


John Barton md. Nelly Thompson in Orange Co. The bondsman was John Faddis. The witness was Abner B Bruce.
Record #: 01 024
Bond #: 000094723
Marriage Bond, Orange County, 29 April 1793

Know all men these presents that we, John Barton and John Faddis, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Robert D. Spaight, esquire, Governor, and his successors in office, in the sum of five hundred pounds, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and each of our heirs, executors, administraters, totally and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and stated this 29th April 1793. The conditions of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bonder, John Barton, hath the day and date of these presents payed and obtained a license to solemnise the rites of Matrimony between him and Nelly Thompson. Now if there shall not hereafter appear any lawful cause why John Barton and Nelly Thompson shall not be joined together as man and wife in the holy State of Matrimony, then the above obligation to be void else remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

John Barton

In the presence of

John Faddis
Thomas B. Bruce

[ Database: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868]


2. i. STEPHEN2 BARTON, b. Bet. 1793 - 1800, Orange County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1855.
3. ii. SAMUEL BARTON, b. Bet. 1793 - 1800, Orange County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1850, North Carolina.
4. iii. WILLIAM BARTON, b. Abt. 1799, Orange County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, Fayette County, Tennessee.
5. iv. ISABELLA BARTON, b. Abt. 1800, Orange County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1870, Orange County, North Carolina.
v. NANCY BARTON, b. Bet. 1805 - 1810, Orange County, North Carolina; m. JAMES CARROLL, 1826, Orange County, North Carolina.
6. vi. FRANCES BARTON, b. Bet. 1810 - 1815, Orange County, North Carolina.

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