Got Bartons? Join the Barton Surname Project!

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We are working on finding orphaned profiles, unsourced profiles, unconnected profiles and published books related to the Barton surname. We could use your help! 

Check the Barton One Name Study for famous Bartons and comment if you are related to one!

Reply here if you're interested in the project or comment below if you have any questions.


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in Requests for Project Volunteers by Angelique Chamberlain G2G6 Mach 1 (16.9k points)
Hi Angelique.  Yep, I've got a few!!  Unfortunately I've had very little time to work on genealogy lately, and that isn't likely to change soon.  So I'm not sure how much I can contribute, but I am certainly interested and I would very much like to stay plugged into the activity.  So please keep me in mind and let me know how I can be of help.  Dennis
Good to hear from you Dennis! When you have a couple of minutes, check the Famous Bartons list to see if you are related or know of one I haven’t listed yet.

I’ll let you know when there are updates.

Hope you are doing well!

I looked at your list, and the only name I can suggest to add (at least as a notable Barton, if not famous) would be Col. William Barton (1748 - 1831), a U.S. Revolutionary War hero.  He has writeups on wikipedia and the New England Historical Society web site as well as other sites:

He also has a Wikitree profile (which appears to need a little work):

Also, just to let you know, I took the Y-DNA37 test through FTDNA a few years ago that was sponsored by the Barton Historical Society, but so far haven't found any connections or broken any brick walls as a result of that.

Finally, does the project have some way to communicate other than through posting G2G comments?
Thanks for your input on our famous Bartons!

I think your question about communication is a good one. I’m thinking of creating a Facebook group if we get a lot of people in the group. Other than that, I don’t know. Guess we’ll have to use G2G or private messages for now.

It’s a shame they couldn’t connect you to a Lineage at the Barton Historical Society. I’m in Lineage XV. When you get more time, I’ll be happy to help you work on your brick walls.
My paternal great grand father  Was  named John chambers Barton Barton-1428 all I know is he travelled with Brigham Young before Brigham went to utah
I am related to Edwin G Barton born 1881 in Maple Valley MI then Oliver Barton 1854 Big Prairie MI. I can not get much info or go back any further. Anyone have info?
I am new to WikiTree. Not sure how it works as of yet so unable to contribute much. I am Lineage XV as determined by the Barton Project.
Hi, cousin! I'm also Lineage XV. Would you mind sharing who your immigrant ancestor is? Mine is John Barton b. 1770. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll do my best to answer,
Hello! After many years of researching I can still not find any information past James Barton (b. abt 1820) married to Eliza McFarland. Only info is from Census stated British Subject, America for birth. Death notes a John Barton as father and Martha Dunlop as mother. Can't find anything.  my brother and I have done Ancestry DNA and my brother has done the YDNA and we are included in the Barton Historical Society pages.
I wonder if you have some incorrect information. The James Barton I found who was born about 1819, in Lineage XV, was married to a Sarah Benson. The Eliza McFarland I found, in Lineage XV, was married to a John Barton who was born about 1861. Where were they living in the Census you mentioned? What year was the Census from? I'd like to see if I can help you out.

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I have lots of Bartons, starting with my Great Grandmother Miriam Barton (Ireland) and dating back to 1630.

But I'm still working on building my wiki tree links and sources. But I've found cousins and offshoots that left Ireland were Australia bound, including my 6th cousin 3x removed Andrew Barton Paterson who wrote 'Waltzing Matilda'.

Rachel, feel free to add your Bartons to the study. The more the merrier!

Have you looked at the Barton Historical Society page?
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I am still stuck on Barton-7495. Elijah can be found, and it seems he is the father of William as family histories say. I asked a question before but have not gotten anywhere looking through the answers. Can the Barton Project help?

My paternal surname line is one of my worst. sad

Maybe the problem is where he or his father were really born.

by Richard Barton G2G6 Mach 2 (24.8k points)
Have you tried taking a Y-DNA test through the Barton Historical Society? They are at You may fit into one of their lineages which may help you break through your brick wall. If you weren’t able to find a will for a Barton in Elijah’s birth county, I’m not sure where else to look for his parents. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.
Not convinced that will work. Another Barton took the test and still did not find a match. The other problem is that you have no control over the data once sent in.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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