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  • ID: I02455
  • Name: Benjamin Barton 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1760
  • Death: 16 FEB 1818 in Pendleton Dist., now Pickens, South Carolina
  • Note:
    SOURCE: Jason E. Barton, The Barton Family, p10. DAR Library. "Benjamin Barton 1760-2/16/1818. Married 9/24/1783, while residing on the Pac[o]let River, Spartanburg District, South Carolina. Served as private under Captain Parsons and Colonel Roebuck in the South Carolina troops during Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Served in Block House on line, came in serve to Earle's Fort, scouting parties in surrounding country, and in one battle [sic: Cowpens and King's Mountain]. After marriage, Benjamin and Dorcas moved to Greenville District, S.C., and later to Pickens District (Pickens County), South Carolina. Both died in Pickens County. For further information, see Record Group No. 15, Pension No. W20683, in the National Archives in Washington, D.C."

    Jason E. Barton, The Barton Family, (1970), 3-A, Showing membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. "Descendant of Benjamin Barton, see sheets 3 and 10. Mrs. Mamie Folger Clapp, National Number 48175. DAR Lineage Book, Volume 49, (1904) pages 83 and 84. Born: Easley, South Carolina. Wife of Milton Clapp. Daughter of Orlando C. Folger and Lucy Breazeale, his wife. Gr. Daughter of Griffin Breazeale and Eliza Barton, his wife. G. Gr. Daughter of Bailey Barton and Jane Field, his wife. G. G. Gr. Daughter of Benjamin Barton and Dorcas Anderson, his wife.
    "Ancestor's Services: Benjamin Barton served as a private under Captain Parsons and Colonel Roebuck with the South Carolina troops. His widow, Dorcas, made application for a pension on August 7, 1845 at which time she was residing in Pickens District, South Carolina and was 82 years of age. On September 6, 1849, the pensioner certified that she had resided in Pickens, South Carolina for sixty years and that prior thereto she resided in Greenville District, South Carolina. Benjamin Barton died February 16, 1818 in Pickens District, South Carolina. Also see National Numbers 56888 and 91690."





    Obituary of Mrs. Dorcas Barton, printed in the 19 Jan 1850 issue of Keowee Courier, states he fought at Cowpens.

    MARRIAGE: Bobby Gilmer Moss, The Patriots at Cowpens, 1985. p16. Library of Congress number E241.C9 M67 1985. Cites Federal Pension Application W20683, DAR lineage book XLIX, p84, and South Carolina Audited Accounts, Revolutionary War Service Claims, State Archives, Columbia, South Carolina, p339. "Barton, Benjamin. d. 16 February 1818. m. Dorcan [sic] Anderson, 24 September 1783.
    While residing on the Pacolet River in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, Benjamin Barton served under Capt. Major Parson and Col. Roebuck in the battle of Cowpens. His widow received a pension in 1845 while residing in Pickens District, South Carolina, and aged eighty-two years."

    MILITARY: Revolutionary War veteran: after 12 May 1780-1782 as a private, under Capt. Major Parsons, Col Benjamin Roebuck's Regiment, South Carolina troops. See pension application # W20683, and South Carolina Archival Accounts 339.

    SOURCE: Miss Gatewood Anthony Folger, 205 Island Avenue, Chattanooga, TN (16 Apr 1960). Applicant's working sheet, NSDAR No. 473740, tracing descent from Benjamin Barton. Is his father Thomas Barton, who resided in the fork of the Pacolet River, in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina? See also NSDAR applications 756283, 718585, and 681483 A660.

    Jane Alexander, a descendant, lives on Benjamin Barton's property.

    SOURCE: "Ancestry of Henry Jacob Anthony: The Family Tree", manuscript by Henry Jacob Anthony, 30 Dec 1878. Appendix dated 13 Jan 1879. "Both [Benjamin and Dorcas Anderson Barton] were raised in the state of South Carolina and were of Revolutionary fame. They claimed their ancestry from Scotch Irish and I think that they were descendants from Benjamin B. Barton."

    DEATH: Katherine Keogh White, The King's Mountain Men: The Story of the Battle, with Sketches of the American Soldiers Who Took Part, 1966. p146. "Barton. Benjamin was a private under Colonel Roebuck of South Carolina, and died in that state in 1818. His widow received a pension in Pickens district, 1845, when eighty-one years old."

    Note: The following may be this Benjamin Barton, or another. Need to match them up correctly.

    Benjamin Barton

    The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
    SCMAR, Volume III
    Number 2, Spring, 1975
    Pendleton County, South Carolina, Conveyance Book A, 1790-1792

    SCMAR, Vol. III, Spring 1975, No. 2, p.76
    Pages 98-99. 20 Oct. 1788. John Gowen and Lettey his wife of Spartanburg County convey to Benjamin Barton of Greenville County, for .100. sterling, a tract of land in Abbeville County, S. C., south of Saluda River, on a small creek of Twelve-mile River, containing 256 acres, granted to the said Lettey Gowen 1 May 1786.

    The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
    SCMAR, Volume III
    Number 2, Spring, 1975
    Pendleton County, South Carolina, Conveyance Book A, 1790-1792

    SCMAR, Vol. III, Spring 1975, No. 2, p.77
    Benjamin Barton

    The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
    SCMAR, Volume III
    Number 2, Spring, 1975
    Pendleton County, South Carolina, Conveyance Book A, 1790-1792

    SCMAR, Vol. III, Spring 1975, No. 2, p.77
    Sworn 9 Aug. 1790 by Benjamin Barton before Robert Anderson, J. P.


    The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
    SCMAR, Volume V
    Number 4, Fall, 1977
    More Marriage and Death Notices from Early Columbia Newspapers

    SCMAR, Vol. V, Fall 1977, No. 4, p.249
    Died lately in the 49th year of her age, Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton, Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine and of Natural History and Botony (sic), at the University of Pennsylvania. (Ibid.)

    The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
    SCMAR, Volume VIII
    Number 3, Summer, 1980
    Marriage and Death Notices from the Greenville Mountaineer (Continued from Vol.VIII, p.101)

    SCMAR, Vol. VIII, Summer 1980, No. 3, p.157
    Died in the Province of Texas on the 8th of October last, Mr. Benjamin Barton, a native of this District where has left numerous relatives and friends. He had been a resident of Texas about four years. (Ibid.)

    The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
    SCMAR, Volume XIII
    Number 1, Winter, 1985
    Requests for Information

    SCMAR, Vol. XIII, No. 1, p.58
    NICHOLSON-O'BARR-RICHARDSON-ROLLINS-SPEAR. Mrs. Lillie R. Crawford, 264 Wesley Rd., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043) seeking information on Joshua Nicholson b. ca 1812 m. Rachel O'Barr 1831 Hall Co. Ga. Children: Namon C., Francis, Ellen, Mary, William, Benjamin Barton and Joshua. Hirum, Jobe, Josiah and William Richardson all b. S.C. between 1790-1810, immigrated to Tenn, then Walker Co. Ala. where they are found 1840 census. John R. Rollins was in Spartanburg Co. S.C. 1800 with wife and one son. He d. Murray Co. Ga. 2 March 1849. Children: William, Mary, Sarah J., Williamson, Martha, Calvin, Robert, Andrew J. and Elizabeth. John Spear was b. ca 1833 Anderson Co. S.C. He served in the 9th Tenn. Inf. and 9th Tenn. Cavalry during War Between the States. He and Amanda Jane Regan were m. 13 December 1853 Coffee Co. Tenn. By 1870 he is found in Lawrence Co. Ala. census with second wife Amanda, he d. 23 December 1917 Walker Co. Ala. Children: Mary, Laura, Sarah (Sallie) and Richard.

    The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
    SCMAR, Volume XVI
    Number 3, Summer, 1988
    Lists of Inhabitants of St. John's Berkeley Parish, 1762-1764

    SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Summer 1988, No. 3, p.127
    State of South Carolina, Pickens District. Personally appear'd before me in the Court of Ordinary James Langston Esqr & Capt Benjamin Barton who being sworn on their oath saith that the Tract of Land above described had best be sold for the benefit of those Interest, February st 1830. signed Benjamin Barton, James Langston, in presence of Jas. H. Dendy, O. P. D.

    Marriage and Death Notices from the Up-Country of South Carolina as taken from Greenville Newspapers, 1826-1863
    Greenville Mountaineer
    page 29
    Marriages & Deaths, Greenville Newspapers, 1826-1863, p.28
    Died in the Province of Texas on the 8th of October last. Mr. Benjamin Barton, a native of this District where has left numerous relatives and friends. He had [p.29] been a resident of Texas about four years. (Ibid.)

    Historical Southern Families, Volume viii by John Bennett Boddie, following information listed with the Breazeale family. Griffin Breazeale married Eliza Barton, daughter of Col. Baily Barton and Jane Field.

    Benjamin was a Private in Captain Parson's Co. and Colonel Robucks Regiment, South Carolina troops during the Revolutionary War. He resided on the Pacclet River in Spartenburg District, and was in a battle for which the dates and details were not given. Sometime after his marriage, he moved to Greenville Distirct and later to Pickens District.-----South Carolina Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss.

    Barton Blue Book, 1994 ---Benjamin served 253 days Militia duty, after May 12, 1780 (fall of Charleston) 1782, as a private under Capt. Major Pearson, Col. Benjamin Roebucks Regiment, South Carolina troops; served in a Block House on the line, came in service to Earl's Fort in scouting parties in the surrounding Country and one battle. In 1845, Dorcas applied for a pension for the service her husband had rendered to his Country. Revolutionary War Pension File of Benjamin Barton, W20 682. Copy in Barton Blue Book, 1994.

    He resided with his parents in North Carolina---the area was ceded to South Carolina----between the forks of the Pacolet River, Ninety-Six District, Spartanburg Co. (near the present town of Fingerville), during the Revolutionary War. In 1780, while in service, he became acquainted with Dorcas Anderson while she was under protection in Earle's Fort, near Landrum, South Carolina., but across the State line. They were married at the home of her mother, about one mile above the fork of the Pacolet River (Pension File W-20683). They were married by Rev. Joseph Camp, Baptist minister. They removed to Pendleton District, now Pickens Co. South Carolina where he died.
    Following info is from notes by Barbara Pace
    Matthew Abbett made affidavit in 1845 that he recollects that Benjamin Barton and his wife came from Spartanburg to Greenville on a visit after the land office was opened in Greenville, and that their son was about 1 yr old, Nancy Wade of Pickens District, in 1846, stated she was married in 1780 and knew that Benjamin and Dorcas married not very long afterwards.

    Following info from Caroleen Dorsey
    Burial: Pickens Co., SC
    Military service: Served 253 days Militia duty, after May 12, 1780 (fall of Charleston) 1782, as a private under Capt. Major Pearsons, Col. Benjamin Roebucks regiment, SC troops.

    From "The King's Mountain Men" page 146
    Barton. Benjamin was a private under Colonel Roebuck of South Carolina, and died in that state in 1818. His widow received a pension in Pickens district, 1845, when eighty-one years old.






    Father: Thomas Barton , Sr. b: in Stafford, Virginia
    Mother: Sarah Wilson

    Marriage 1 Dorcas Anderson b: 1763
    • Married: 24 SEP 1783 in near Fingerville, Ninety-Six Dist., now Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children Vashti Barton b: 23 APR 1793 in Pendleton District, Oconee, South Carolina
    2. Has No Children Madison Barton
    3. Has No Children Sarah Barton
    4. Has No Children Benjamin Barton
    5. Has No Children James Barton
    6. Has No Children Joshua Barton
    7. Has No Children Thomas Barton
    8. Has No Children Elizabeth Barton
    9. Has No Children Dorcas Barton
    10. Has No Children Celey Barton
    11. Has No Children Jane Barton
    12. Has Children Averilla Barton b: 16 JUN 1788
    13. Has Children Bailey Barton b: 5 FEB 1795 in Pendleton Dist., now Pickens, South Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Barton Family
      Author: Jason E. Barton
      Publication: 1970
      Note: Dedication: "This Compilation is Dedicated to the Barton Family and its annual reunion at Tyger Baptist Church, Tigerville, South Carolina, for their promotion of Brotherhood, Fellowship, Pride of Family and Genealogical Research." Microfilmed.
      Repository:
      Note: DAR Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Book
      Page: 3-A, 10

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