THE BARTON FAMILY


Some of our early research indicates this Barton family may be descended from Roger Barton and came to Pennsylvania from New Jersey. Thanks to various contributors, we have assembled the following information on this family. This Barton family was apparently in the Bedford County, PA area for sometime.

From "The History of E. Providence Township" which is in the library at Bedford, PA comes the following: "P. M. Barton was a native of Fulton County, and a grandson of Elijah Barton, one of the early settlers who came from New Jersey. Mr. Barton came to E. Providence township and settled on a farm in 1846. He held several township offices. He was also elected a county commissioner and served one term. For several years, he was a director of an insurance company in Blair County, PA."


THE BARTON TREE PAGE 1

Descendants of Roger Barton

 

Generation No. 1

1. ROGER1 BARTON

Child of ROGER BARTON is:

2. i. NOAH2 BARTON, b. Bef. 1720.

 

Generation No. 2

2. NOAH2 BARTON (ROGER1) was born Bef. 1720. He married *UNKNOWN. She was born Bef. 1720.

More About NOAH BARTON:

Census: 1820, Males 1 age 26-44, and he and his wife over 45.

Children of NOAH BARTON and *UNKNOWN are:

3. i. GEORGE3 BARTON, SR., b. Abt. 1731, Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. June 05, 1812, Age 93; Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA.

ii. ELISHA BARTON.

 

Generation No. 3

3. GEORGE3 BARTON, SR. (NOAH2, ROGER1) was born Abt. 1731 in Hunterdon Co., NJ, and died June 05, 1812 in Age 93; Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA. He married REBECCA MOOREHEAD?. She was born Abt. 1735, and died Bet. 1810 - 1820.

More About GEORGE BARTON, SR.:

Burial: June 07, 1812, Crystal Spring Cemetery; Brush Creek TWP., Fulton Co., PA

Census: 1800, It appears he and his wife were living with a son named George.

Note: 1790, George and his son Elijah settled in Brush Creek from NJ. In 1793, Noah settled there.

More About REBECCA MOOREHEAD?:

Note: This name is not confirmed.

Children of GEORGE BARTON and REBECCA MOOREHEAD? are:

4. i. ELIJAH4 BARTON, SR., b. September 10, 1753, Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. Abt. August 1824, Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA.

ii. JOHN BARTON, b. December 21, 1755, Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. PA.; m. SARAH PETTET, November 25, 1775.

5. iii. GEORGE BARTON, b. Abt. 1759, Amwell, NJ.

6. iv. NOAH BARTON, b. 1761, Amwell, NJ; d. July 1849, Bedford Co., PA.

7. v. JANE BARTON, b. 1763, Amwell, NJ.

 

Generation No. 4

4. ELIJAH4 BARTON, SR. (GEORGE3, NOAH2, ROGER1) was born September 10, 1753 in Hunterdon Co., NJ, and died Abt. August 1824 in Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA. He married (1) MARY BARTON April 01, 1777, daughter of ELISHA BARTON and JEMIMA VAN KIRK. She was born December 28, 1758 in Hunterdon Co., NJ. He married (2) PELMIRAM *UNKNOWN Aft. 1802.

Notes for ELIJAH BARTON, SR.:

From "The History of East Providence Township"....P. M. Barton was a native of Fulton County and a grandson of Elijah Barton, one of the early settlers who came from New Jersey. Mr. Barton came to this township and settled on a farm in 1846, he held several township offices. He was also elected a county commissioner and served one term. for several years he was a director of an insurance company in Blair County." I do not know who was the father of P.M. Barton.

 

Bedford Co., PA Willbook 2. P. 127

In the name of God, amen, I Elijah Barton of Providence township Bedford County, and State of Penna, being weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and to the end I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following. First and principally I commend my soul to God my creator, and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Pelmiram Barton all and every part of the house to and from the said room as often and at all such times as her conveniance may require as long as she remains my widow and thinks proper to keep her home in the same; I also give and allow her a decent and reasonable support off of the place on which I now live as long as she remains my widow and continues to reside in the room mentioned and given to her, and if she married I give unto her the sum of one hundred dollars together with all the property of which she was pofsesed at the time of our marriage and which was brought with her to her present place of abode, and I do hereby order my executors herein after named to pay my said wife Pelmiram the aforementioned sum of one hundred dollars out of my estate at the time of her marriage or sooner if she shall see proper to demand it. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Elisha Barton all that plantation whereon he now lives together with twenty seven acres of that plantation whereon my son George now lives which is to be taken off of a point of said survey lying between the survey of Elisha Barton and Noah Barton. Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my son George Barton all that plantation on which he now lives except the twenty seven acres above mentioned which is to be struck off to Elisha Barton. Fifthly I do call to mind that plantation which I purchased of George Ensley and now the property of my son Elisha Barton, I did purpose to give to my son Henry Barton and placed him on the same, but he seeing proper sold the same and I conveyed it to the purchaser, in his behalf and the purchase money I allowed him to retain which he has received and that gift is to him confirmed by this my last will and testament, and I also give unto my son Henry Barton all the notes Bonds, book accounts and demands of whatsoever nature they be which I hold against him, which notes bonds, book accounts and demands I do hereby order my executors herein after named, to charge or demands whatsoever. Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Mahlon Barton all my plantation where on I now live (excepting the previledges before granted my wife Pelmiram), to be his property as soon as he shall be of age, also the said Mahlon Barton shall have two horses with their necessary Geers and a plow, also one feather bed and the necessary beding and one Cow. But if the said Mahlon Barton decease without having any child or children then at the time of his death all the before mentioned property given to him shall be equally divided between all the rest of my children. Seventhly I give unto my daughter Rachel three hundred dollars one hundred dollars of which she has already received which gift is hereby confirmed. Eighthly I give unto my daughter Rebekah three hundred dollars. Ninthly I give unto my daughter Mary three hundred (& thirty) dollars. And lastly to all the rest and residue of and remainder of my property shall be equally divided amongst all my children son[s] and daughters to each an equal share, and all my wearing apparel is to be equally divided between my sons and sons-in-law, to wit, Elisha Barton, George Barton, Henry Barton, Mahlon Barton, Christopher Ensley my son-in-law Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty four.

[signed] Elijah Barton {seal}

Noah Barton, Benjn Martin}

Bedford County Ss personally appeared before me the subscriber Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County Noah Barton and Benjamin Martin Esq. the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last Will and Testament that at the time of doing thereof the testator was of sound and desposing mind memory and understanding according to the best of the Deponants knowledge and belief - And that they subscribed their names thereto as Witness in the presence of the testator and at his request.

[signed] Noah Barton

[signed] Benjamin Martin

Sworn & Subscribed the 9th Augt. 1824

Before Job Mann Register.

N. B. the said Noah Barton, one of the witness, did not see the testator sign the within instrument of writing. but subscribed his name as a witness in the presence of the testator and at his request and further states that the signature elijah barton\\ {copy ends here}

More About ELIJAH BARTON, SR.:

Census: 1800, Lists him with 2 males 10-16, 3 males 16-26, 1 female 0-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-26, and he and his wife over 45 years.

Noe: 1790, He and his fathermoved from NJ to Brush Creek, PA. Brother Noah came in 1793.

Will: August 08, 1824, Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA

Children of ELIJAH BARTON and MARY BARTON are:

8. i. ELISHA5 BARTON, b. August 20, 1778, Amwell TWP., Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. May 23, 1859, Brush Creek TWP., Fulton Co., PA.

9. ii. GEORGE BARTON, b. March 13, 1780, Amwell TWP., Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. December 13, 1825, Brush Creek TWP., Fulton Co., PA(then Bedford Co.).

10. iii. REBEKAH (REBECCA) BARTON, b. May 12, 1783, Amwell TWP., Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. January 21, 1875, Brush Creek TWP., Fulton Co., PA; aged 91y 8m 9d.

iv. ELIJAH BARTON, JR., b. Bef. 1784; m. *UNKNOWN.

More About ELIJAH BARTON, JR.:

Census: 1810, 1 male 0-10, 3 females 0-10 and he and his wife between 26-44

11. v. HENRY A. BARTON, b. 1784; d. October 05, 1853, East Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA.

12. vi. RACHEL BARTON, b. December 29, 1789; d. Bef. 1827, East Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA.

13. vii. MARY BARTON, b. December 24, 1802; d. June 07, 1868.

 

5. GEORGE4 BARTON (GEORGE3, NOAH2, ROGER1) was born Abt. 1759 in Amwell, NJ. He married *UNKNOWN.

More About GEORGE BARTON:

Census: 1800, Note Census I assume is for this George. The cnsus lists 1 male 0-10, 1 male 10-16, 4 males 26-45, 1 female 0-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 26-44. It also lists a male and a female over 45. I believe them to be his parents, George and his wife.

Children of GEORGE BARTON and *UNKNOWN are:

i. *UNKNOWN SON5 BARTON.

ii. *UNKNOWN DAUGHTER BARTON.

iii. *UNKNOWN DAUGHTER BARTON.

iv. *UNKNOWN DAUGHTER BARTON.

 

6. NOAH4 BARTON (GEORGE3, NOAH2, ROGER1) was born 1761 in Amwell, NJ, and died July 1849 in Bedford Co., PA. He married (1) REBECCA SIPES. He married (2) MARY MCCRUM.

Notes for NOAH BARTON:

From History of Akersville, Pennsylvania and One Hundredth Anniversary of the Akersville Methodist Sunday School (June 1941)

August 5, 1849. There was no regular school last sunday in consequence of a search for Noah barton, Sr. who was living with his son-in-law, Mr. John Sipes. He started about July 4 to come to visit his son William and got lost in the woods and wandered about and died. His remains were found yesterday morning about 12 o'clock and a decent coffin provided for them and this morning they were buried.

John Akers, Supt. J. Benson Akers, Sect.

More About NOAH BARTON:

Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 1849, Exposure

Note: 1793, Moved from NJ to Brush Creek, PA

Children of NOAH BARTON and REBECCA SIPES are:

14. i. WILLIAM5 BARTON, b. October 12, 1789; d. June 18, 1884, Brush Creek TWP., Fulton Co., PA.

15. ii. MARY BARTON, b. Abt. 1799.

iii. GEORGE BARTON.

iv. JANE BARTON.

 

7. JANE4 BARTON (GEORGE3, NOAH2, ROGER1) was born 1763 in Amwell, NJ. She married (1) BENJAMIN RUNYUN, son of THOMAS RUNYUN and MARY FRAZEY. She married (2) GEORGE BIGGS.

More About GEORGE BIGGS:

Census: Bet. 1790 - 1800, Bedford Co., PA

Children of JANE BARTON and BENJAMIN RUNYUN are:

i. DAU.5 RUNYUN, b. Bet. 1810 - 1820.

ii. SON RUNYUN, b. Bet. 1794 - 1804.

iii. SON RUNYUN, b. Bet. 1802 - 1804.

iv. SON RUNYUN, b. Bet. 1804 - 1810.

v. SON RUNYUN, b. Bet. 1810 - 1820.

vi. SON RUNYUN, b. Bet. 1810 - 1820.

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