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Abbie Francis Barton (1848-1930) wife of Thomas Hail Barton (BARTON DNA Project - Lineage V)
Abbie Francis Barton (1848-1930) wife of Thomas Hail Barton (BARTON DNA Project - Lineage V)
Charming and serendipitous biography researched and written by Sangeetha R. Ganesan initiated by her purchase of Abbie's journal from an estate sale on eBay. 
 
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An Irish BARTON Family
An Irish BARTON Family
A history of the Thomas Barton family of Norwich in Norfolk, England, who came to Ireland in 1599. 
 
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Another Wagon Story
Another Wagon Story
The recounting of a frightening incident on the trail in Colorado involving Welborn "Doc" Barton's bride, a light spring wagon, and a band of Cheyenne Indians. Reprinted from the Barton Bulletin, 1976 Easter edition. 
 
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Bartons Celebrate Christmas in 1776
Bartons Celebrate Christmas in 1776
An account of an early Rebel victory over the British forces in the American Revolutionary War. Many defeats would follow during the ensuing five years until the climactic Battle of Yorktown in October 1781. 
 
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Buzz Barton (1913-1980)
Buzz Barton (1913-1980)
A juvenile actor in silent era films, an accomplished adult actor who appeared in dozens of b-western films in the 1930s and 1940s. He also was a rodeo wrangler and even performed in circuses! A copy of his 1929 film PALS OF THE PRAIRIE is in the Library of Congress, Motion Pictures & Television reading room. 
 
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Dad Was In A Band
Dad Was In A Band
A brief essay about discovering that the webmaster's father, Ralph Barton (1903-1987), had played a musical instrument in his high school band. 
 
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Finding William W. Barton - A journey of discovery
Finding William W. Barton - A journey of discovery
An excellent biography of William Barton (a common and tedious name to research) and the research methodology used to garner the details of his life and his three marriages. 
 
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Gold Rush Adventure of Everett Barton
Gold Rush Adventure of Everett Barton
Link to the 1897-1899 Klondike Gold Rush adventure of Missourian Everett Barton (1868-1955). His father Joseph Barton II had similarly "Gone to California" in 1852! 
 
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Gold Rush Adventure of Joseph Barton II
Gold Rush Adventure of Joseph Barton II
Link to the California Gold Rush adventure of Pennsylvanian Joseph Barton II in 1852-1854. His son Everett Barton had a similar Klondike Gold Rush adventure nearly fifty years later. 
 
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In Search of Thomas Barton
In Search of Thomas Barton
An exhaustive research paper by professional genealogist Peggy Collins Smith Ph.D. which concludes that her ancestor Thomas Barton (abt1792-1872) was the son of Benjamin Franklin Barton (BARTON DNA Lineage I). 
 
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Isaac Barton (1793-1876) and Charity (Baker) Barton (1802-1893)
Isaac Barton (1793-1876) and Charity (Baker) Barton (1802-1893)
An excellent biography of the author's Great-Grandfather who as a child witnessed the funeral cortege of President George Washington and later fought in the War of 1812 [large file, 16mb]. 
 
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James Parson Barton (1840-1907) Family Genealogy
James Parson Barton (1840-1907) Family Genealogy
A well researched and endnoted monograph about a BARTON DNA Project Lineage VII family. 
 
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Julien Barton, 1917 B&W silent movie actor
Julien Barton, 1917 B&W silent movie actor
 
 
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Legends of the Poinsettia
Legends of the Poinsettia
An essay about the traditional Christmas flower and its discoverer Dr. Joel Robert Poinsett and the Barton family. 
 
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Old Family Gravestones - Beware of 'well intentioned' ignorance of others
Old Family Gravestones - Beware of "well intentioned" ignorance of others
An essay about discovering that the author's ancestral headstones had been defaced and her subsequent restorative actions. 
 
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Oldest Cowboy In Texas Dies
Oldest Cowboy In Texas Dies
Transcription of front-page article in The Port Arthur News 
 
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Our First Six Chiefs of Clan
Our First Six Chiefs of Clan
Brief biographies about each of the first six Chiefs of Clan for Barton Historical Society and their families. 
 
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Our New Chief of Clan - Bette Barton Pitman
Our New Chief of Clan - Bette Barton Pitman
A biography of 7th Chief of Clan of the Barton Historical Society and Bartons of the South.  
 
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Rev. Dr. Wm. E. Barton's Photo Album Found
Rev. Dr. Wm. E. Barton's Photo Album Found
Transcript of front-page article, The Foxboro Reporter (MA), 11 Oct 2007 
 
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Rev. Isaac Barton (1746-1831)
Rev. Isaac Barton (1746-1831)
Handwritten Family History (pp3-5) excerpted from "Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers", J.J. Burnett, Nashville, TN; Press of Marshall & Bruce Company, 1919, pp 37-40 
 
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Sandlin Barton (1918-2006)
Sandlin Barton (1918-2006)
P[oplar] B[luff] sailor was there when Japan surrendered 
 
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Terrible Gas Explosion - Bodies of 388 Children and Teachers Recovered
Terrible Gas Explosion - Bodies of 388 Children and Teachers Recovered
An account of one of the worst school disasters in American history. 
 
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The Man Everybody Knew
The Man Everybody Knew
A brief review of and excerpts from Prof. Richard M. Fried's excellent biography of Bruce Fairchild Barton (1886-1967) [one of the 20th century's most notable American citizens]. 
 
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The Twentieth Century
The Twentieth Century
A poem by Mary Hook Barton published Feb. 9, 1919, Boston MA 
 
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The Way It Was With Faith and Courage
The Way It Was With Faith and Courage
An historical review of the lives and surroundings of Thomas Barton Jr. (c1750-1823) who married Bethire Williamson. 
 
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Thomas Barton Family Overview
Thomas Barton Family Overview
A review of the events and locations surrounding one of the patriarchs of BARTON DNA Lineage I, Thomas Barton (c1732-1807) who married Sarah Wilson. 
 
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Who the heck is Haze E. Barton, age 10?
Who the heck is Haze E. Barton, age 10?
A very readable and informative account about the search for a possible ancestor based upon an obscure reference. 
 
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Who was Patience Barton?
Who was Patience Barton?
A 1961 mystery is solved in the year 2009 - Patience (Page) Barton (1828-1915). 
 
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William Barton (~1761-1840)
William Barton (~1761-1840)
2005 Monograph about Revolutionary Patriot William Barton refuting some conclusions of Judge Nobel Littell in his one page article "Barton Family Notes, 1967"