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Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Barton

Male Abt 1760 - 1818  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Barton 
    Title Pvt. 
    Born Abt 1760  Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Information 12 May 1780  [1, 2
    Enlisted in the Continental Army. Revolutionary War veteran. See Pension No. W.20683 
    Will information 8 Feb 1818  Pendleton District, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Benjamin Barton devised his Last Will and Testament bequeathing land, personal property (slaves) and cash to his wife and twelve children 
    Died 16 Feb 1818  Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mountain Grove Bapt. Ch. Cem., Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I147  Barton Database | Lineage Thomas Barton b. c1732, md Sarah Wilson - DNA Lineage I
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 

    DNA Tests  4 DNA tests are associated with Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Barton 

    Father Thomas Barton, Sr.,   b. Abt 1732, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Sarah Wilson,   b. 1730,   d. yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1749  Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorcas Anderson,   b. 13 Nov 1763, Stafford Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1849, Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1783  Spartanburg Dist., Anderson Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joshua Lane Barton, Sr.,   b. 5 Jul 1784, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850/1860, Cass Co. (now Bartow Co.), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Selah Barton,   b. 15 Jun 1786, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1840, Kemper Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Averillah Barton,   b. 16 Jun 1788, Pendleton District, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1863, Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Jane "Jean" Barton,   b. Abt 1789, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840  (Age ~ 51 years)
     5. Vashti Barton,   b. 23 Apr 1793, Pendleton Co. (now Oconee Co.), South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. yes, date unknown
    +6. Bailey Anderson Barton, Esq.,   b. 5 Feb 1795, Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1847, Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +7. Thomas Barton,   b. Abt 1792, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +8. J. Benjamin Barton,   b. 1797, Pendleton District, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1843, Hallsville, Harrison Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     9. Dorcas "Larky / Darky" Barton,   b. 28 Jul 1799, Pendleton Co. (now Oconee Co.), South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Eliza Barton,   b. 1800/1801, Pendleton Co. (now Oconee Co.), South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. yes, date unknown
     11. Sarah E. Barton,   b. Abt 1803, Pendleton Co. (now Oconee Co.), South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1852, Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +12. James Mattison Barton,   b. 1809, Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1889, Orlando, Orange Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 07:13:37 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1760 - Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1783 - Spartanburg Dist., Anderson Co., South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill information - Benjamin Barton devised his Last Will and Testament bequeathing land, personal property (slaves) and cash to his wife and twelve children - 8 Feb 1818 - Pendleton District, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Feb 1818 - Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mountain Grove Bapt. Ch. Cem., Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Benjamin Franklin Barton (abt1760-1818) Barton DNA Lineage I Last Will and Testament
    Benjamin Franklin Barton (abt1760-1818) Barton DNA Lineage I Last Will and Testament
    Bequeathes land, personal property (slaves) and cash to his wife, individually, and to each of his twelve children

    Histories
    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.
    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).

  • Notes 
    • !CITED in American Revolutionary Patriots and Descendants, Mary Carter, 1983, Vol. II., pg. 23.

      !FAMILY HISTORY: "Benjamin BARTON, Esq. (son of Thomas) resided with his parents--the area was ceded to South Carolina--between the forks of the Pacolet River, Ninety-Six Dist., Spartanburg Co. (near the present town f Fingerville), during the Revolutionary War. In 1780, while in service, he became acquainted with Dorcas ANDERSON (dau. of John Anderson and Sarah Carney) while she was under protection in Earle's Fort, near Landrum, S.C., but across the State line. They were married, 9/4/1783, at the home of her mother, about one mile above the fork of the Pacolet River (Pension File W-20683). They removed to Pendleton Dist., now Pickens Co., S.C., where he died, 2/16/1818.", Historical Southern Families, Vol. VIII, John Bennett Boddie, 1970.

      !MILITARY PENSION: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files, Natl. Archives microfilm no. M804, roll #167: W-20683. Revolutionary Service from South Carolina.

      !CITED in "DAR Patriot Index", 1966, p. 41. (Pvt. SC)

      !RESEARCHERS (1) Barbara Pace, 6605 W. Dakar Rd., Ft. Worth TX 76116-1837 , (2) Julia Alexander, 214 N. Catherine St., Pickens SC 29671-2209, (3) Sarah Studstill, 2799 Doaks Run Court, Tucker GA 30084. (4) Bill Fenn

      !CITED in "Cook - Heard & Allied Lines" by Tressie Cook, Farmer Genealogy Co., Dallas TX, from the files of Terry Barton, Barton Historical Society, Oct 2002 (BART348)

      !CITED in THE BARTON FAMILY by Jason E. Barton (aka The Blue Book aka The Barton Book (orig. ed.), film #858,773 at Mesa AZ FHC (BART402)

      !CITED in "The Barton Book revised edition" compiled by Robert Dacus Nally for The Barton Historical Society, Genealogy Pub. Service, 1994 (BART287)

      !MILITARY "Benjamin served 253 days Militia duty, after May 12, 1780 (fall of Charleston) 1782, as a private under Capt. Major Parsons, Col. Benjamin Roebucks Regiment, South Carolina Troops; served in a Block House on the line, came in service to Earl's Fort, in scouting parties in the surrounding Country and one battle." (BART287)

      !MILITARY Cited in Barton Roll of Honor, compiled by Carl James Barton, first ed. 2001 "Took part in the Battle of the Cowpens, in South Carolina. This battle took place on 17 Jan 1781, in figting that lasted just an hour; an outnumbered Patriot army under General Daniel Morgan destroyed a crack British unit commanded by the feared and hated Colonel Banastre Tarleton. There are indications that Benjamin may have been part of the Battle at King's Mountain. In the book "The King's Mountain Men" by Katherine K. White, she lists him as being at this battle. However, the book "The Patriot's of King's Mountain" by Bobby G. Moss list's him as possibly serving at this battle as there is no official documentation to prove this at this time. Mr. Moss' book "Patriots at the Cowpens" he does list Benjamin as being at this battle. (REF: Revolutionary War Pension File W-20 683 [sic], obit of wife Dorcas (Anderson) Barton dated 19 Jan 1850 and Dorcas' pension application) (pg397)" (BART385)

      !WILL transcribed in "The Barton Book revised edition", p. 651.

      !CITED in "The Franklin and Malinda Barton Family" by Caroline Latham Bode, Nortex Press, Burnet TX Gc 929.2 B28509b at Allen Co. Pub. Lib., Ft. Wayne IN (BART338) which notes Benjamin's death as 16 Feb 1849.

      !DNA Project of Barton Historical Society, Phase I - pedigree submission SC 44.43, cal99@mindspring.com

      !DNA Project of Barton Historical Society, Phase I - pedigree submission SC 44.28, madamary@aol.com

      !RESEARCHER Carroll M. Pitman on 12 Aug 2002.

      !RESEARCHER descendant H. Grant Rice on 7 Apr 2003

      !RESEARCHER descendant Terry Barton who provided a GED with information on this subject 16 Feb 2004.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3903] Revolutionary War Pensions (Footnote now Fold3).

    2. [S451] Email message from Kathy Gerwig .

    3. [S1502] South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977, "South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19364-37274-24?cc=1919417 : 21 May 2014), Anderson > Wills, 1791-1834 > image 148 of 293; citing Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

    4. [S4244] Email message from Bette Barton Howard Pitman .
      Bette quotes Harold Turner: He says, "at Mountain Grove Cemetery. The Barton Cemetery was there before they built the church. The church pulled up the field stones so it is almost impossible to see the graves. They are to the north of Bailey Barton, whose grave is marked. Church records say the Barton family was buried there, but almost all of Bailey's children are buried at Nimmons Cemetery on Eastoe River, so it must be his parents and brothers buried there. There were at least 10 other Barton graves there. You would have to have an archeologist to find them now."