George Barton

Brief Life History of George

When George Barton was born on 16 August 1843, in Dover, Kent, England, his father, Thomas Barton, was 43 and his mother, Martha Skinner, was 38. He married Sidse Christiansdatter on 25 December 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Penge, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 15 October 1912, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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George Barton
Sidse Christiansdatter
Marriage: 25 December 1862
Martha Alice Barton
Clara Ann Barton
George Daniel Barton
Carrie Maud Barton
Louie May Barton
Thomas James Barton
Frank Schultz Barton
Ella Estella Barton

Sources (48)

  • George Barton in household of Geo Calder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Barton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • George Barton, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1862: Wasatch, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Wasatch, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick . The name is also found in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bartún.

Polish (Bartoń); Czech and Slovak (mainly Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Polish Bartłomiej, Czech Bartoloměj, Slovak Bartolomej, from Latin Bartholomaeus (see Bartholomew ). This surname is also found in Germany.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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