When John Oscar Barton was born on 29 October 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John Barton, was 39 and his mother, Susannah Wilkinson, was 33. He married Emeline Seely on 20 October 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 9 February 1932, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.
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.
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