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Barton, Harvey C., was born in the town of Lorraine, Jefferson county, N. Y., March 27, 1825. He was educated in the district schools and has always followed the honorable occupation of farming and remained at his home until he attained his majority. January 26, 1853, he married Oramel E. Frink of the town of Scott, Cortland county, N. Y., and they have one daughter, Mida, who married Charles H. Stevens of Homer, N. Y.; they have one son, Edmund Harvey. Mr. Barton's father, Ozias Barton, was born in 1783. He was educated in the schools pf his day and was a farmer. He located on the homestead in Lorraine in 1807, and married Sarah Lainson of that town, and they had nine children: Jonathan and Lucinda, both died young; Sidney, Betsey (who died at age seventeen), Achsah, George (died at age seventeen), Ann, Harvey C. and Hubert, Mr. Barton died in 1852 and his widow in 1855. Mrs. H. C. Barton's father, Elias Frink, was born in the town of Scott, Cortland county, September 10, 1804; he was educated in the schools of his day and followed farming. He married Almira Maxson of his native place, and they had four children: Perrin H., Fanny A., Oramel E. and George E. Perrin H. died May 21, 1857. Elias Frink died February 28, 1865, and his widow May 25, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Barton are members of the Seventh Day Baptist church, and Mr. Barton in his political choice is a thorough Democrat. The ancestry of family is Scotch, Danish and German.

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