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Roger Barton, (The Immigrant)

Male Abt 1628 - Aft 1688  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Roger Barton 
    Suffix (The Immigrant) 
    Born Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will information 28 Jun 1688  Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roger Barton devises his Will: Gives to son Elisha a parcel of land on the west side of the land I hold of the town of Westchester, and 1/2 of the meadow bought of John Hadden. He gives to son Elijah land lying to the east of the above. He gives to son Roger "the land given me by the freeholders of the Yonkers Plantation." He gives to wife Mary the rest of his lands in Westchester, with 3 acres of meadow in Long Neck, for life, and then to his sons Noah, Enoch, and Joseph. 
    Died Aft 24 Jul 1688  Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2940  Barton Database | Lineage Roger Barton, b c1628, md Mary - DNA Lineage II
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2019 

    DNA Tests  5 DNA tests are associated with Roger Barton, (The Immigrant) 

    Family Mary unknown female 
    Children 
    +1. Elisha Barton,   b. 1662,   d. 1717  (Age 55 years)
     2. Elijah Barton,   b. Abt 1664,   d. Bef 1717  (Age ~ 52 years)
    +3. Roger Barton, II,   b. 1666, Brookhaven (Long Island), Suffolk Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1714, Canadian Expedition Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +4. Noah Barton,   b. Abt 1668, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1737, Cranbury, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     5. Enoch Barton,   b. 1669,   d. yes, date unknown
    +6. Joseph Barton,   b. 1672, Rye Neck, Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1762, Washington, Dutchess Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2017 11:22:22 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1628 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill information - Roger Barton devises his Will: Gives to son Elisha a parcel of land on the west side of the land I hold of the town of Westchester, and 1/2 of the meadow bought of John Hadden. He gives to son Elijah land lying to the east of the above. He gives to son Roger "the land given me by the freeholders of the Yonkers Plantation." He gives to wife Mary the rest of his lands in Westchester, with 3 acres of meadow in Long Neck, for life, and then to his sons Noah, Enoch, and Joseph. - 28 Jun 1688 - Westchester Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 24 Jul 1688 - Westchester Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • **The claim that Roger Barton and Rufus Barton are brothers has been proven to be a myth. The myth was a result of E. B. O'Callaghan indexing the name of the tenant of the 1642 lease of Everardus Bogardus' land in New Netherlands as Roger Barton instead of Rufus Barton as shown on the extant lease. This error in O'Callaghan's 1865 Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, NY, created a bogus presence of Roger Barton in New Netherlands in 1642.

      O'Callaghan's deletion of Rufus Barton's name from the 1642 lease in his 1865 Calendar removed the only record of Rufus Barton in New Netherlands, leading Rufus' descendants to believe their family lore placing Rufus in New Netherlands must have been before records were kept, and that Rufus's 1641 record in Rhode Island followed his removal from New Netherlands.

      The bogus logic that Rufus left New Netherland in 1641, and the bogus claim that Roger leased land in New Netherland in 1642, led some people to incorrectly conclude that the two Bartons in New Netherland in 1641/1642 were brothers.

      Claims that Roger Barton's father was an Edward Barton have no support in credible genealogy.
      July 2019 James C. Barton jim@rogerbarton.com



      The best and most complete publication to date about this Barton Lineage is George E. McCracken's article titled "Roger Barton of Westchester County, New York, and Some of His Earlier Descendants," published in serial form in "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vols. 106 and 107, 1952 and 1953. It may be viewed behind the paywall at https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/new-england-historical-and-genealogical-register/image?pageName=168&volumeId=11605 Even it, however, contains some errors in details. Compiler's recommendation: do your own original research... it's part of the fun of our hobby! (BART364)


      CITED in "Roger Barton and Descendants" submitted by "Don" from the files of Terry Barton, Barton Historical Society, Oct 2002 (includes photos of various Barton locations in England) (BART375)

      NOTE: 15 Dec 2002: The BARTON DNA Project (www.bartonsite.org) has established that Rufus Barton b. 1606 and Roger Barton (The Immigrant) b. 1628, alleged to be sons of Edward Barton b. 1559, may not be brothers since their descendants (according to current pedigrees) have different Y-Chromosome DNA. This DNA result conflicts with many published genealogies which have been accepted as "fact" for decades. Here are some possible casuals: (1) either or both Roger and Rufus were Foster or Adopted sons of Edward, (2) either or both Roger and Rufus were not related in any way to Edward, (3) either Roger or Rufus was a non-paternity event (female infidelity) of Edward... but which one? (4) Both Roger and Rufus were sons of Edward but there was a non-paternity event downstream from one of them. Further research is needed to resolve this apparent conflict.

      NOTE: 4 September 2018: Rufus Barton mentioned in the note of 15 Dec 2002 above is now BARTON DNA Lineage V.

      !RESEARCHER: Letter from Robert B. BARTON, 25605 Avenida Jolita, Valencia CA 91355 dated 6/17/92 in possession of Gary Barton.

      !CITED in "The American Genealogist", v. 46, no. 3, p. 169.

      !CITED with complete descendancy in "The House of Hadden", J. Elwood Arnold, 1980. 929.2 H117 @ FHL-LA. (BART164)

      !RESEARCHER: Willma Hill, Eugene OR, in the files of Gary Barton as Family Group Sheet Exchange, Family Group Record #74, (BART013)

      !CITED in "Barton & Hummell Family Histories", Ellen Cochran French, 1967 (BART247)

      !CITED in "Roger Barton's Kinsmen - A General Record of the Barton Family", by Margaret Alberta Barton McLean, June 19, 1940, 929.2 B2858m at Allen Co. Pub. Lib., Ft. Wayne IN (BART319)

      !DNA Project of Barton Historical Society, Phase I - pedigree submission SC 44.48 rbarton3@mediaone.net

      CITED in "Jeremiah Barton's Ancestors", by Allen H. Barton, 10 Mar 2002 (BART356)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3517] McCracken, Geo. McCracken, (NEHGR vol. 106 July 1952), pp 171-178, July 1952, Vol. 106.
      calculated from his testimony concerning "the Ryott at Fordham"; this is the only known written record with an approximation of his age

    2. [S1158] Early Wills of Westchester County, New York, from 1664-1784, William S. Pelletreau, A.M., (Francis P. Harper, New York, 1893), pg. 388.