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James Harvey BARTON

James Harvey BARTON

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  • Name James Harvey BARTON  [1, 2
    Born 1804-1808  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1735  foot
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2020 

    Family Eliza BASSETT,   b. Abt 1810, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Julia Ann BARTON,   b. 7 Jun 1831, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1886, Burlington, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Ellen P. BARTON,   b. Jun 1834, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1914, San Bernardino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +3. Albert G. BARTON,   b. 24 Jul 1838, Eaton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Sylvester BARTON,   b. Abt 1843, Lorraine County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary C. BARTON,   b. About 1846, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Oak Hill Cemetery, Melrose, Stearns, Minnesota

  • Notes 
    • Name is actually listed as Harvey Bassett in Abraham Foote's book. I think this was her mother's maiden name.

      There is a Harvey Barton in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Melrose, Stearns, Minnesota. Dates are listed as 1808-1880. He is buried with a baby born in 1880. I know from a biography of Charles Foot he was a native of NY. In early manhood settled in Lorain County, Ohio, and was a wheelright. He moved to Wisconsin in 1845 and farmed land in Cottage Grove, Dane Cty, Wisconsin. He spent his last yrs at home of his son Albert in Stearns County, Minnesota. James and Elisha had 5 children who grew to maturity, 3 living at time the biography of Charles was written.

      In both 1860 and 1870 census, his birthyear comes out to be 1803/4. I am pretty sure the Harvey Barton in Oak Hill Cemetery is the same person, birthyear on grave 1808, per It is a clear picture and it definitely says 1808 not 1803. Harvey's daughter, Julia Ann Foot also buried at this cemetery.
    • 1850 Census for Dane County, Wisconsin list him as Harvey, 46 yrs old, farmer, wife Eliza age 40, son Albert, age 9, all born in New York; Sylvester, age 7, born in Ohio, and daughter Mary age 4, born in Wisconsin.
    • 1860 Federal Census for Black Earth, Dane, Wisconsin, lists:
      * Harvey Barton, age 57, m, farmer, Real Estate = 600, Personal Estate = 275, Birthplace NY.
      * Elisabeth, age 39, f, NY
      * Jonathan, age 16, m, Michigan
      * Johanne, age 12, f, Michigan
      * Edward, age 6, m, Ohio
      * Frank, age 3/12, m, Wisconsin
      Census taken 24th day of Aug, 1860.
    • 23 June 2016: I have been trying to figure this guy out for awhile now. I wonder if he is somehow related to David Barton, born South Hadley, Hampshire, MA 13 Aug 1763 who died 1849 in Marshall, Oneida, NY and was married to Lydia Fuller. His father was David Barton born 1739. This David's parents were Elisha (Eliza) Barton and Betty Waite. I have a Great Uncle Waite Foot, and I know that name didn't just fall out of the sky! So this is one theory.

      Another theory is he is from the family of Simeon Barton who married Rebecca Bartlett. They were from Granby, Hampshire, MA. His father is Ezekiel and his father is Elijah Barton. I have a note that he had a brother Waite who died age 10. He has a sone listed as James Harvey born 3 Aug 1810. Another son of his, Hiram Albert Barton (note similarity to my Harvey Barton's son's name) who married an Almira Bassett. My Harvey Barton married Eliza Bassett. This seems to fit better than the rest, but my Harvey Barton was born in New York.

      For some reason in my notes, I wrote down Gershom Barton born Sutton, MA 1808, son of Elisha, son of Elija, head of family in Paris, Oneida, NY. So maybe this is linking the Massachusetts Bartons to New York, but how does this fit with my guy? I also note web site

      Another note says David Barton Sr. of Granby, MA, Revolutionary war officer. Son David was one of the first settlers of Marshall, ONeida County, New York.
    • At this point, I think his name is Harvey Barton.
    • 1870 United States Federal Census for Nunda, McHenry County Illinois lists Frank Barton, age 10, born in Wisconsin, living with the Finch family:
      * Alpheus, age 53, born New York.
      * Elizabeth, age 50, born in New York.
      * Nettie Finch, age 13, b. Illinois.
      * Carrie Finch, age 9 born in Illinois.

      I'm thinking Harvey's 2nd wife, Elizabeth, died sometime between 1860-1870. I do not know how these people are related to Frank Barton.

      1/29/2020: Just revisited this one. Well, Elizabeth, age 50, is almost certainly Frank's mother. I'm confused as to their relationship w/ Harvey. They are listed in the 1860 census together, but now that I think about it, all are listed with the last name Barton, which would not be correct. If Elizabeth is Harvey's second wife, her older kids would have a different surname. This one is confusing!
    • 1840 US Federal Census of Eaton, Lorain County, Ohio:

      Name: Harvey Barton
      [Harvey Burton]
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Eaton, Lorain, Ohio
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 5
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Abram W. Foote, (Marble City Press - The Tuttle Company, 1907).

    2. [S80] .