Margaret Barton

1847–
Portland, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Barton was born in 1847, in Portland, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 16

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 70

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick .2 German and central European (e.g. Czech and Slovak Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomaeus ( see Bartholomew ).

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

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  • Margaret A Barton in household of Amos Barton, "New York State Census, 1855"

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