Welcome to the Barton Database

Started as a "Why don't I photocopy other Barton's information while I'm in the library copying mine" project, this database has grown to over 99,000 names (including over 10,000 unique surnames) with richly documented sources.

Please note, though, that our database is secondary (derivative) research and is not original research of the Barton Historical & Genealogical Society. Therefore, please use this tool as a starting point for your own original research.

Currently there are thirty-six different Barton lineages identified through the BARTON DNA Project. Where known the identified Lineage (clan) is displayed for each member on their individual page following the words "Barton Database: Lineage" If your Barton ancestor does not have a Lineage shown after the words Person ID (#####) Barton Database, then no male Barton descendant has yet participated in the Barton DNA Project.

To keep the database to a manageable size only Barton's and their spouses (and sometimes the spouse's parents) are shown. Collateral (daughter) lines are important, though, and you may post yours along with your Barton line to the Ancestors of or Descendants of pages of our host organization www.bartonsite.org or to the very helpful www.worldfamilies.net. Please note that to protect the privacy of living details about them are not shown. Nobody knows your line better than you. If you spot discrepancies please notify us of any corrections, additions or deletions. Thanks!

Feature Articles

feature 1 Buzz Barton (1913-1980) A juvenile actor in silent era films and an accomplished adult actor who appeared in dozens of B-western films in the 1930s and 1940s.

feature 2 Another Wagon Story Recounting a frightening incident on the trail in Colorado involving Welborn "Doc" Barton's bride, a light spring wagon, and a band of Cheyenne Indians.

feature 3 Who was Patience Barton? A 1961 mystery is finally solved in the year 2009 - Patience (Page) Barton (1828-1915)

feature 4 README Operational notes, user instructions and FAQ's about this site.

Would you like to see your ancestor featured in one of the above articles? Just e-mail a biographical sketch (either TXT, DOC or PDF format) to the webmaster.

Contact Us

email imageIf you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, or would like to submit additions, corrections or deletions please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Be sure to check out the BARTON DNA Project where Bartons from all around the world are making strides using genetic genealogy and paper or electronic pedigrees including this database!