John Barton

12 October 1726–26 March 1810 (Age 83)
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Barton was born on 12 October 1726, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Caleb Barton, was 22 and his mother, Mary Shumway, was 18. He married Abigail Dana on 23 July 1746, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 26 March 1810, in Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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John Barton
Abigail Dana
Marriage: 23 July 1746
Asa Swan Barton
Azubah Barton
Phineas Barton
John Barton
Caleb Barton
David Barton
Abigail Barton
Jeremiah Barton
Edward Barton
Hannah Barton
Dr Parley Barton
Amos Barton
Rufus Barton
Phoebe Barton

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23 July 1746
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 50

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 50

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 65

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Barton in entry for Azubah Barton, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Barton in entry for John Barton, "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950"
  • John Barton in entry for Rufus Barton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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