1830 Census:  #387 Isaac Barton  01201001-00010001 [Neighbors are John Easterly and Joseph Shannon]

1840 Census Index:  #118  James Barton

1850 Census

43-6  Barton

44-6?  Barton

#?  Barton

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998

From: "Jimmy Carmichael"

Carmichael Worldwide Genealogy

Generation 1:  Christopher Barton md. Dorothy    ?  

Generation 2:  Isaac Barton (b. Killaloe, Ireland/d. May 1721 Chester Co., Pennsylvania) md. 6 Oct 1705 in Tipperary Co., Ireland to Sarah Vesey (b. Limerick, Ireland) dau. of  Tobias & Anne Vesey

Generation 3:  Joshua Barton (b. 19 Aug 1718 Chester Co., Pennsylvania/d. 1775 Kentucky ) who md. ca 1741 in Frederick Co., Maryland to Jane Dubart (b. 9 Apr 1725 /d. 1760 North Carolina) dau. of David Dubart.

Generation 4:  Isaac Barton (b. 16 Aug 1746 Frederick Co., Maryland/d. 10 Nov 1831 Grainger Co., Tennessee) md. 9 Apr 1772 in Pittsylvania Co., Viriginia  to Keziah Murphy (b. 7 Aug 1754 Virginia/d. 29 Jul 1845 Grainger Co., Tennessee)  dau. of William Murphy & Martha Hodges

Generation 5:  Elizabeth Barton (b. 11 Sep 1779 Henry Co., Virginia/d. 15 Mar 1869 Johnson Co., Missouri) md. 8 Nov 1802 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee to James Carmichael (b. 28 Aug 1780 Mifflin, PA/d. 18 May 1865 Johnson Co., Missouri), the son of John Carmichael & Isabella Pomeroy.

Children (Generation 6):

  1. Susan Carmichael
  2. Mary Carmichael (b. 11 Nov 1803/d.1889)
  3. Lavinia Carmichael (b. 25 Jun 1808 )
  4. Isaac Carmichael (b. 27 Jun 1810)
  5. Pleasant Hill Carmichael (b. 19 Nov 1814/d. 3 Oct 1862)
  6. Joshua Barton Carmichael (30/Oct/1821 d: 5/Dec/1901)  md. 11/May/1842 Pettis, Missouri to Nancy Jane Ferguson

Children of Joshua Barton and Nancy Jane (Ferguson) Carmichael (Generation 7):

  1. Margaret Elizabeth Carmichael b: 22/Jun/1843 Johnson Co., Missouri
  2. Thomas White Carmichael b: 18/Aug/1845 Johnson Co., Missouri
  3. James Larkin Carmichael b: 24/Jun/1848 Georgetown, Pettis, Missouri
  4. Mary Carmichael b: 1850 Johnson Co., Missouri
  5. William P. Tipton Carmichael b: 1853 Johnson Co., Missouri
  6. John G. Carmichael b: 1855 Johnson Co., Missouri
  7. Martha Jane Carmichael b: 12/Nov/1858 Johnson Co., Missouri

From: "Jimmy Carmichael"

Jimmy also turned in the following data in case it will be helpful to another Barton researcher.  Thanks, Jimmy.

Descendants of William Barton

Generation 1:   William Barton md. Hannah Oliphant

Generation 2:   Sarah Runnels Barton md. 5/Feb/1841 Johnson Co., MO to James T. Chamberlain b: 10/May/1809 Grainger Co., Tennessee d: 3/Oct/1889 Burnet Co., Texas

Children of Sarah Barton & James Chamberlain (Generation 3):

  1. William Jeremiah Chamberlain b: 1843 Johnson Co., MO. d: 1924 Nr. Dayville, Grant Co., Oregon
  2. John Tate Chamberlain b: 26/May/1845 Johnson Co., MO. d: 25/Jan/1919 Burnet, Burnet Co., Texas  md. 24/Feb/1870 Burnet, Burnet Co., Texas to Martha Jane Kincheloe
  3. Thomas Andrew Chamberlain b: 6/Sep/1848 Jefferson Co., MO. d: 11/Jun/1926 md. 3/Mar/1871 Burnet, Burnet Co., Texas to Mariah Louisa Bumgardner
  4. Josephine Catherine Chamberlain b: 8/Aug/1851 Helena, Karnes Co., Texas d: 24/Sep/1948 Burnet, Burnet Co., Texas  md. 5/Oct/1871 to +James Madison Livingston
  5. [1] Louis Sumpter Chamberlain b: 14/Nov/1854 Helena, Karnes Co., Texas d: 24/Nov/1932 Burnet, Burnet Co., Texas  Md. (1) to Maggie Crume m: Bef. 1881          [1] Louis Sumpter Chamberlain md. (2) Thurza Isabelle Mullins m: 1894
  6. Daniel Ninian Chamberlain b: 17/Jun/1857 Karnes Co., Texas d: 23/Apr/1947 Goree, Knox Co., Texas  Md. 25/Oct/1882 to Elizabeth B. Frey
  7. Lawson Watkins Chamberlain b: 9/Apr/1860 Helena, Karnes Co., Texas d: 21/Aug/1947 Lubbock, Lubbock Co., Texas   Md. Susan Olive Frey m: 31/Aug/1882 Dale, Caldwell Co., Texas
  8. Burkett Barton Chamberlain b: 17/Aug/1864
  9. Cora Chamberlain b: 17/Aug/1864 d: Bef. 1870

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998

From Teresa

I have been looking for my g g grandfather Marion Barton for years.  He was born about 1832 and married Nancy M. Latham, daughter of Claibourn Latham and Mary Ann McGinnis of Grainger County, Tennessee.  There is some connection to Fentress County, Tennessee also.

The facts I have on him are very sketchy.  Below I am listing every fact I know. I hope someone will recognize him. My grandmother, Louisa Dalton was born 1 Aug 1898 in Grainger Co, Tn d 12 July 1982 Hamblen Co. Tn. She married Henry Brooks Helton. She was the daughter of Tandy Witcher Dalton and Mary Josephine BARTON.

Mary Josephine BARTON was born 15 Feb 1863 in Grainger Co, Tn d. 27 April 1935 Hamblen Co, Tn. She married Tandy Witcher Dalton b 18 Nov 1818 Grainger Co, Tn d 13 Dec 1909 Grainger Co, Tn She was the daughter of Marion BARTON and Nancy M Latham.

Marion Barton and Nancy M Latham had three children:

  1. Dixie Barton b abt 1862
  2. Mary Josephine Barton
  3. John Barton b abt 1868

My great uncle Shields Dalton wrote a short narrative on the Barton side. It says

" The name of my mothers people was Barton. Her grandfather came from France. He married an Indian of the Black Hawk tribe. Her father was an officer in the Civil war in the Southern or rebel army. In a battle near Thorn Hill, Tenn. in Grainger Co all his men were killed or wounded but 14. They retreated a few miiles up the valley, but decided to go back and surround the remaining 90 Union soldiers. Shooting from all sides the Union army thought that reinforcements had come and surrendered."

Shields Dalton's mother, that he speaks of in the narrative, was Mary Josephine Barton whose Tenn. death certificate lists Marion Barton as her father. That would mean that Marion fought in the civil war. I spent two days last week looking at civil war rosters and I couldn't find his name anywhere!!! I had a feeling that Marion was his middle name, but I still can't find a Barton from Grainger Co on any roster.  One other clue I have is a picture in my g grandmothers things of two middleaged gentlemen that is identified on the back as "Marion Barton and Ben Barton".

I have found Marion on the 1860 Fentress county census as following:

Claibourn Latham, Marion's father-in-law was in Grainger County, Tennessee in 1850, in Fentress County in 1860 then back in Grainger Co in 1870. This leads me to think that Marion is from Fentress County, but I can't find him there.

I spoke to a fellow researcher about this and it just seemed logical that Marion Barton would have enlisted in the Civil War from Fentress Co rather than Grainger so she checked "Tennesseans in the Civil War" part 2 which lists all the soldiers and their units. There is a listing for a J.F. MARTIN Barton in F Co 4th (Murray's) Cav. She happened to have the roster for this unit and checked it closer. It was hard to read but she believed he is listed as Barton, J.F. Marion. Also listed in this same unit are Benjamin S. Barton (my Ben that is in the picture with Marion?) and R. F. Barton.

According to "Tennesseans in the Civil War" part 1, Co F 4th (Murray's) Cav was organized August 10, 1861 at Camp McGinnis, Overton Co with men from Fentress Co.  

When Claiborne Latham (Marion's wife Nancy's father) and family went to Fentress Co, they went with Andrew McGinnis and Joseph McGinnis, brothers of Mary Ann McGinnis who married Claibourne Latham. Andrew was better off financial that the others and bought quite a bit of property. When the war came, he supported the south with his four sons and much money. His 4 sons were also in this same unit with Hamilton McGinnis as Capt. This unit did fight in East Tenn as Hamilton was severely wounded in a battle near Mossy Creek (Jefferson City). It is also believed that some of the McGinnis men may have riden with Champ Ferguson who was hanged in Nashville after the war.  

"Tennessee's Confederate Widows and Their Families" lists: Pension #446

Margarett (Evans) Barton living Pickett Co, b 1837 d 1933, husband, Benjamin Strother Barton b 1836 Fentress Co, mar 1858 Fentress Co, he died 1865 Fentress Co. I wrote for this record and received last week.

No mention of a Marion or any other relatives at all.

Any clues on my elusive Marion Barton would be greatly appreciated.



Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 & Sun, 2 Aug 1998

From: Kenneth Hodge

I'm looking for any information on the following family of Bartons.  Especially the line of Elizabeth Barton and Ambrose Hodge. I believe they had a son, Ambrose in Grainger Co., Tn. who was the father of Rachel Hodge, b. 1/10/1793. Any additional information will be appreciated.


Isaac Barton b. 12/24/1696 Killaloe, Clare Co., Ireland (Quaker)   Father was Christopher ( 1657) and Mother was Dorothy ____?

m. sp. Sarah Vesley (Vesey) b. 2/27/1699 in Limerick, Munster Co., Ireland [issue; Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua, Benjamin, and Elizabeth who md. John Harling]

Joshua b. 8/19/1718 d. fall of 1779 in Ky. (Irish Quaker, b. in Chester Co., Pa. (or Oxford, Ma.) moved to Fredrick, Md. c 1726, to Swearing Creek in NC c1753-4)

#1 m. c 1741 sp. Jane DuBart b. 4/9/1725, d. c1760 d/o David DuBart and ?   [ step-daughter of William Beatis of Holland]

#2 m. c 1762 sp. Susanna Dodd

Isaac b. 8/16/1746 Fredrick, Md. (Reverend) d. 11/10/1831 Jefferson Co., Tn. buried Springvale, Hamblen Co., Tn.

Sarah b. 5/8/1748 m. c 1767 sp. William Murphy f/o Keziah [ William was previously married to Martha Hodges, he was probably b. ca 1730;; "About 1780 Rev. William Murphy moved over the mountain to what is now Tennessee, bringing with him his then grown children as well as Sarah Barton Murphy and her young children

Mary b. 5/10/1755 in Rowan Co., N.C. m. in Franklin Co., Va. sp. Capt. Peter Young b. c 1755 d. c1824 intestate

David b. 3/15/1744 [Lt. under Capt. Hale and Ruble, RW Henry Co.] m. 6/9/1771 sp. Hannah Hill b. 3/25/1754

** Elizabeth b. 11/20/1751 m. c 1765 sp. Ambrose Hodge b. c 1751.  This Ambrose Hodge who married Elizabth Barton was one of the signers of the Watauga Petition in 1776, along with his father-in-law, Joshua Barton. It would seem that there would be more information available on them with the importance of this document. I have a lot of data on the Bartons while they were in Va. but lose them when they get to the Grainger area.

Joshua b. 11/31/1757

#2 Jane b. 2/9/1763

Dianah b. 3/2/1765

Joab [" in the fall of 1779 Joshua Barton with his son Joab then a lad of 12, was hunting near Boonesboro, Ky. when they were set upon by Indians who killed Joshua and captured Joab. The boy was reared as a member of the tribe and married the chief's daughter."]



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