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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOB BARTON was born in Monroe County, N. Y., January 20, 1824, and is the sixth child of a large family of children born to Wrescom P. and Dimmis (Phillips) Barton, both of whom were natives of New York, and of English descent. Wrescom P. Barton was educated and married in his native State, where in early life he learned the mill wright’s trade, which, in connection with farming, he followed all his life. His death occurred in 1840; he and wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Job Barton, at the age of about eighteen or twenty years, commenced to work at the mill wright’s trade, having learned the same with his father and brother. In 1842 he removed to Stony Creek, Ontario, where he remained about one year. He then removed to Waterloo Township, near Guelph, Canada, where he resided for a short time. He continued to follow his trade at various points in Canada until September, 1865, when he came to Hickman County, Ky., where he bought a farm two miles east of Columbus, and has since been employed in agricultural pursuits, fruit-growing, and at his trade. He was married, February 18, 1851, at Wellington Square, near Hamilton, Canada, to Miss Amelia M. Morgan, a native of New York. Twelve children blessed their union, six of whom, four sons and two daughters, are yet living. Both Mr. Barton and wife are devoted and consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is also an earnest advocate of the temperance cause, and in politics he is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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