1807:  Stephen Barton md. Ellenora Baird

1811:  Thomas Barton md. Tabitha Hodges

1811:  David Barton md. Sarah Borum

1815:  David Barton (b. 3-15-1744/7-15-1815; Wilson Co., TN) Md. 6-9-1771 to Hannah Hill (b. 3-25-1754).  David was a pvt. in Capt. Thomas Bradley's Co., under Col. John Alcorn.  Served 9-24-1813 to 12-10-1813.  Bd. in family cemetery in Wilson Co., TN with a pvt marker.  He was also a lieutenant in the Revolutionary War.  [See also Boone Co., MO for data on this family.]

1819:  Gabriel Barton md. Jane Johnson

1820:  Anne Barton md. Wayne Thomas

1820 Census Index:

1821:  Cela Barton md. Joab Sullivan

1825:  Margret Barton md. Joseph L. Wilson

1830 Census Index:

1840 Census Index:

1850 Census Index:

1860 Census Index:

Leeville Cemetery Records:

From data compiled by Claudia Duncan in the 1980's:  Barton Cemetery, located on Rutland Road, just past Rutland Baptist Church on land of John Hamblen.

Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998

From: Bob

Samuel Barton who was born in 1749 in probably Pennsylvania or Virginia, married Martha Robertson in Botetourt County, Virginia, March 10, 1778, was a signatory of the Cumberland Compact on May 13. 1780 at Fort Nashborough (which was then in the State of North Carolina but is now Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee) who later removed to and died in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1810.

From:  John

Sarah BARTON, b 29 Aug 1760 in North Carolina (don't know what county) d in Wilson Co in 1859.  Married, 30 Nov 1779, in what was to be Sullivan Co TN, Joseph COLE (b abt 1760 in Baltimore MD; died in 1822 in Wilson Co TN).

Several families appear to have moved together from the Sullivan Co area to Wilson Co around 1800--COLE, CROSS, BLOODWORTH, GIBSON.

Sarah's children were:

  1. Frances
  2. Jemina
  3. Elisha
  4. David
  5. James
  6. Sarah

Data Source:  White, Virgil, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Vol. I., p. 705.

From:  Sarah

My husband's BARTON line is through Samuel BARTON (wife unknown), b. Jan 1749 in VA. He died 1819 in WIlson County, TN. Children that we know of are:

  1. Gabriel BARTON  b. 4 April 1794 in Nashville, Wilson, TN m. Jane JOHNSON 29 Dec 1819 and died 5 Jun 1862.
  2. Elizabeth BARTON b. 1788 TN, married Thomas DOOLEY in about 1803 died 1839 Lafayette County,            Arkansas.  
  3. Jane BARTON married 1798 to John BRADLEY, Jr. (she had other marriages, but do not know names).
  4. Margaret BARTON, married Joseph L. WILSON 5 Jul 1825.      
  5. Samuel BARTON, was in the War of 1812, died in Talladega Co., AL in 1813.
  6. Stephen BARTON, b. 19 Nov 1781, m. 14 Feb 1807 to Eleanor BAIRD, (6 children), died 1 Jan 1827 in             Wilson Co., TN .      
  7. Joseph BARTON, went to California for Gold Rush of 1843.

My husband's family was through Samuel BARTON's daughter, Elizabeth BARTON, who married Thomas DOOLEY in about 1803. Elizabeth BARTON was born 24 Oct 1788 in TN. She died in 1839 at Lafayette County, Arkansas. Thomas DOOLEY was born about 1778 in KY. He died 1 Dec 1829 in Lafayette Co., AR leaving a will.

Their children were:

  1. George R. DOOLEY b. 30 Oct 1804 TN. Married 11 Aug 1830 Wilson Co., TN to Emily Jackson. Died June 1880.
  2. Margaret DOOLEY b. Nov 1806; d 11 Sep 1815
  3. Samuel DOOLEY b. Feb 1808; d. 25 Aug 1810
  4. Hiram G. DOOLEY b. 26 Feb 1810 TN, m. 6 Nov 1838 in Lafayette Co.,  AR to Sarah Reid. d. 22 Jan 1875
  5. John B. (Barton?) DOOLEY b. 23 Apr 1811; m. 5 Nov 1831 Lafayete Co.,  AR to Catherine Saulda Dooley ( I was     told her father was a George Dooley)
  6. Catherine DOOLEY b. 15 Mar 1814; m. about 1841-43 to Robert B. Duty
  7. James C. DOOLEY b. 15 Nov 1818 TN; m. Between 1841-1843 to (Mrs) Rachel P. -------- French. Died ? (Lafayette Co., AR).
  8. Thomas DOOLEY b. 20 Aug 1819
  9. Joseph DOOLEY b. 4 May 1821 Arkansas
  10. Elizabeth Ann DOOLEY b. 6 Nov 1823 Arkansas, married 10 Jan 1855 at Lewisville, Lafayette, AR to Peachy Ridgeway Gilmer.
  11. May Jane Dooley b. 1826.

George Rogers Clark, while on his duties as U. S Commissioner to the Indians, visited this area, and prevailed upon his friends in Lebanon, Tenn., to settle on Long Prairie. (This area referred to is the area of SW Arkansas around Miller and Lafayette Counties) They came all the way by water, 11 families (including Thomas Dooley and family) in 10 keel boats, arriving here in 1818. They had come down the Cumberland and Mississippi rivers and poled up the Red around the Great Raft that obstructed it in Louisiana. They were perhaps the first white settlers on Long Prairie, and their descendants are here now. (The above information from an article prepared by the members of Lafayette County Historical Society in 1967.)

Samuel BARTON, Elizabeth's father, was a Virginian, that moved to Fort Nashborough (now Nashville, TN) when there were only four families settled there. He was one of the signers of the Cumberland Compact (you can find a copy of this document on the internet, showing his signature, along with all the others). He also signed the second Cumberland Compact. There is quite a bit of information on Samuel that is in the Tennessee Archives.

Date: Nov 1998

Researcher: Ken

David b. 1744; Fredrick?, MD./bd. Wilson Co., TN) md. 1771 Pittsylvania Co., Va.  to Hannah Hill (b. 1754)

David's parents were: Joshua (b. 1718 d. fall of 1779; KY) (Irish Quaker, b. in Oxford, Chester Co., Pa. 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 Elizabeth ? [step-daughter of Wilhelm Bettie of Holland]

John B. Barton (2-9-1812; Wilson Co., TN/3-31-1889; Saline Co., IL)  md. Martha Ann Johnsons (2-2-1811; KY/12-8-1881; Saline Co., IL) Children:

  1. Samuel (1833/1907) Nvr md.

  2. Gabriel A. (1836/1883)

  3. Nathaniel J. (1842/1918) md. twice: Martha Finch and Sara Frances Grisham

  4. Thomas B. (1844/1887)

  5. James W. (1851/1864)

  6. Margaret A. (1866/1895) md. Joseph C. Upchurch

Date: Oct 1998

From: Bob

The 1830 census of Wilson County has for Eleanor Barton (Stephen had died Jan. 1, 1827) the following:


This indicates to me that she and Stephen had four more children than I have. Presently I have:

William, born 1814
James, born 1819
Lydia, born 1822.  

If I did my new math correctly, I end up with 2 more sons and 2 more daughters all born before William, who I have as the oldest child. I calculate
2 sons born between 1810 and 1815
one daughter born about 1810.
The other daughter, their first child, I calculate being born about late 1807 or in 1808.

Stephen and Eleanor were married on February 14, 1807.

Date: 6-1998
Researcher: Katherine

Sarah Barton (b. 1760; NC/d. 1859; Wilson Co., TN) md. Joseph Cole in Sullivan Co., TN 1779.  Children:


Date: Mon, 01 May 2000

From: Cynthia

Samuel Barton (b.1749) fought in the Rev. War and md. Martha Robertson in 1780.  Their son:

Stephen Barton fought in the War of 1812 and married Eleanor (Nellie Baird). Their son:

William Barton married Margaret Lain/Lane and built the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Leeville, Tennesee (Wilson County)  Their daughter:

Martha Barton born May 18, 1840 and died in Wilson County, TN on March 1, 1934 married William Franklin Pulley in 1857 and had 9 kids in Wilson County, TN.



Little Berry Hugh Barton (b. 1819; Wilson County, TN) had a daughter, Sarah, who married Dave Frazier in 1868.


[Little Berry Hugh Barton is a descendant of Joshua Barton and Jane Dubart.
According to
Polly, Little Berry (b. 1819; Wilson Co., TN/d. 1896 Falls Co., TX) son of David Barton, Jr. & Sarah Borum.
Little Berry Md. (1) 1840 Itawamba Co., MS Jane Davis (b. 1818; SC/d. 1853; Falls Co., TX)
Md. (2) 1854 Falls Co., TX Mrs. Susan McAlping (King).]

Date: 4-1998    

From: John


I checked out some Wilson Co TN records and found the following in Partlow's Wilson County Tennessee Miscellaneous Records 1800-1875 (page 147):


BARTON, Samuel. Born Virginia January 1749; died Wilson County Tennessee May 1810; married Botetourt County Virginia 10 March 1778 Martha Robertson. Dunmore's War. Seventh Virginia Regiment, Morgan's Rifles.

Issue: Jane Barton, Margaret Barton, Elizabeth Barton, Samuel Barton, Jr., Joseph Barton, Gabriel Barton, and Stephen Barton.

Seeing as my Sarah Barton Cole is not listed as a daughter, and both the 1850 Wilson Co census and her Revolutionary War pension papers state quite clearly she was born in North Carolina and married in Sullivan County TN, it would suggest to me that she is in another Barton line, and perhaps one that except for herself, is not in Wilson Co. I'm still working with the census data.

Thanks again for your help.

John Ottinger


Joseph & Sarah (Barton) Cole had:

Elisha Cole (b. 1791/d. 1877; Sullivan Co., TN) who md. an Anderson in 1824.  Resided in Wilson Co., TN.  Children:

Jo Anna

GenWeb Project, Wilson Co.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tn/wilson.htm

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