Barton Historical & Genealogical Society
 Barton Database

Thomas Barton, Sr.

Male Abt 1732 - 1807  (~ 75 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Thomas Barton 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1732  Prince William Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Information Revolutionary War veteran? 
    Died 1807  Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2383  Barton Database | Lineage Thomas Barton b. c1732, md Sarah Wilson - DNA Lineage I
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2017 

    DNA Tests  7 people have linked a DNA test to Thomas Barton, Sr. 

    Father unknown male Barton 
    Family ID F8291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Wilson,   b. 1730,   d. yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1749  Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Barton, Jr.,   b. Abt 1750,   d. 12 Sep 1823, Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +2. David Barton,   b. 27 Dec 1752, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1838, Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Joseph Barton,   b. 1743/1755,   d. Abt 1817, Pendleton Dist., Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Benjamin Franklin Barton,   b. Abt 1760, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1818, Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +5. William Barton,   b. Abt 1762, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pickens Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1732 - Prince William Co., Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1749 - Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1807 - Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • 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 DAR Patriot Index, Vol. II, 1979, p. 12 (PS NC)

      !CITED in DAR Patriot Index, Second Supplement, 1973, p.5

      !RESEARCHER: Sarah H. Studstill, 2799 Doaks Run Ct., Tucker GA 30084, FIDONET message of 15 Jul 1994.

      !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)

      !RESEARCHER Grandson Wally Caviness on BARTON-L@rootsweb.com on 22 Mar 2002

      !RESEARCHER Carroll Pitman who supplied richly source-cited information in a GEDCOM file, 11 Aug 2002.

      !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)

      !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)

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

      !CITED in The Windsor Family by Bill Powers, Griffin GA, 22 Jun 2001 (BART380)

      !MILITARY Cited in Barton Roll of Honor, compiled by Carl James Barton, first ed. 2001 "Records in North Carolina state he served as a Militiaman. However, it is not certain if this was Thomas SR. or Thomas JR, his son. Thomas SR would have been much older man [sic] at this time and if he did serve he might have been an Officer, since men of his age would have most likely served in the Indian War earlier and in most cases these men were advanced to the officer ranks during the Revolutionary War. There are other records that Thomas SR did provide supplies to the Colonial Army during this time. (REF: Voucher #731 issued on 9 Jan 1782 & signed by David Vance in Salisbury District, North Carolina) (pg5)" (BART385)

      !INFO: "Thomas Barton Sr (or Thomas(4) as he is sometimes called) was born c1732 in Virginia according to the only documented source I have discovered. This source was cited by Jason E Barton in his "The Book of Barton" (or "Barton Blue Book" as it is more commonly called) which was published August 10, 1969 according to the Barton Bulletin, Christmas 1969. (There is no date or title in the Barton Historical Society copy.) This book is made of 8 1/2" x 11" pages bound in a two hole binder and is 3" thick. On pages 1 and 2-A, Jason cites Application for membership, Children of the American Revolution, filed by Lecy Leona Barton. (Priscilla Alden Chapter, Temple, TX; submitted 24 March 1966, approved 16 October 1967; N.S.C.A.R. No. 101939). Whatever source Lecy Leona Barton used was not disclosed. (Note that The Barton Book, Second Edition, compiled by Robert D. Nally and published in 1996 states that Thomas Barton was born c 1723. This is the date commonly repeated by current family members, but Nally doesn't say where he got it. It appears that it may be a simple transposition of numbers.) If anyone can cite a documented or historical basis for either date, we will be pleased to include it in this posting. In the meantime, we'll use the c1732 date.

      As a side note, many genealogies have claimed that Thomas, David and John were sons of Thomas(3) who died between October 18, 1751 and July 27, 1752. Ruth Barton Coleman and I have been quite uncomfortable with this, as Thomas was portrayed as the oldest son. The Bartons in colonial Virginia considered themselves English and used English laws and customs. In that era, primogeniture was the accepted practice. Primogeniture meant that the oldest son received the father's land holdings, and the other sons (and daughters) didn't receive the land by inheritance. If Thomas was the oldest, how could he have gone off on his own to Orange Co NC, where a record of Thomas Barton is found in 1755 tax records. However, if he was not the eldest, it is more understandable that he would have left Prince William County." from Terry Barton, Barton Historical Society, on 19 Dec 2002.
    • Cited DAR Patriot Index, Vol I, 2003, page 161.