COFFEE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
The following families are descendants of Benjamin Barton [son of David and Ruth (Oldham) Barton] who md. *Lucy Wellborn 10-10-1779:
Jerusha Barton (b. 9-1795; GA/d. 9-1856; Manchester, Coffee Co., TN) Md. (1) James R. Yell, Sr. Their children:
Jerusha Barton md. (2) George Waite, Sr. and had children:
In a letter dated 2-13-1989, Jimmie Alford states, "My 3rd great grandmother was Jerusha (Barton) Yell..." In this same letter Jimmie states that Jerusha had a brother, Abner Barton. Jimmie sent the above list of children for Jerusha. After receiving her letter, I looked Jerusha and Abner up in the census indexes.
Abner Barton was listed in the 1830 Bedford Co., TN census living near James Yell. He was in the 1840/50/60 Coffee Co., TN census reports. I don't have any details on any of these reports except the 1860 census.
1860 Coffee Co., TN
#153-38 Abner Barton 59 [I don't have the birth places.]
According to a letter from Ruth Coleman dated 9-1988, David and Ruth (Oldham) Barton's son, Benjamin, moved from Franklin Co., GA to Bedford Co., TN by 1808 and finally on to Lauderdale Co., AL before 1820. Benjamin had a son named William Starnes Barton.
William Starnes Barton (d. 1830/31; Lauderdale Co., AL) md. Elizabeth Jenkins (d. 1862; Monroe Co., MS)
Did William Starnes have children: Eliza, Caroline, Louise, William B. and Starnes W.?
Benjamin Barton's dau., Ruth md. Thomas Jenkins, Sr. and had 9 children.
Benjamin's dau., Frances, md. Thomas Jenkins, Jr.
*According to Carolyn (email@example.com), Lucy Wellborn was the daughter of William Wellborn, Jr. and Hephzibah Starns/Stearns.
Date: August 28, 1999
Mary C. Barton md. Thomas Jefferson Keeling in 1853 in Coffee, TN and had Abner Barton Keeling who md. Easter Ann HAMBY.
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