William Asa Barton

3 December 1802–19 February 1854 (Age 51)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Asa

When William Asa Barton was born on 3 December 1802, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Barton, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Hunter, was 32. He married Mary Brown on 25 August 1824, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 19 February 1854, in El Dorado, California, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

William Asa Barton
Mary Brown
Marriage: 25 August 1824
Sarah Louisa Barton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1824St. Clair, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 10
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1818 · Jackson Purchase
    Age 16
    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    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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    Story Highlight


    18 June 1847: Asa Barton, travelling with wife, Mary, daughter, Sarah, and Sarah's husband, Martin DeWitt. On this date, they departed from the Elkhorn River, west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska, w …

    Sources (10)

    • Asa Barton in household of William Myers, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Asa Barton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • William Asa Barton, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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