Biography of William Barton
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Barton, William, was born in the old log house on the Elisha Barton estate, February 27, 1838. His father, Elisha, came to Wayne county in 1828 from Putnam county, and setded on lot 22, which is now the residence of William Barton. William was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. At the age of twenty three he married Emma Louise, daughter of Elias B. Reynolds, and they are the parents of one son, Albert Elias. In 1880 he purchased the homestead property of 240 acres, raising large quantities of mint, grain and stock. Our subject is one of the leading farmers in his tow; and was one of the three commissioners appointed to adjudicate and settle the payment of the bonds issued for Sodas Bay & Corning R. R., taking an active interest also in educational and religions matters.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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