|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1835|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1920|
One more of Bell County's oldest pioneers departed this life when Mr. L.A. BARTON, for more than a half century a resident of the county passed away at the old home in Salado yesterday morning at 1:25 o'clock She was born in South Carolina in 1835 and in 1850 at Greenville plighted her troth to Dr. Wellman BARTON, when both were in the flush and spring time of youth. The family came to Texas in 1854 as members of a colony of 100 from the old south state, travelling by ox team, often making not more than 15 or 20 miles in a day's journey, three months being required to complete the pilgrimage. Sam Houston was governor of Texas at the time and for him, the BARTONS named their son just two months of age. The family settled in Burnet county, moving to Bell county at the close of the civil war, choosing location there of Salado college and the educational advantages offered the growing family of children. During the absence of Dr. BARTON, a surgeon in the Confederate army, the mother was at home with the family spinning, weaving, managing the slaves on the plantation and battling with wild Indians.
Mrs. BARTON was an untiring, active Christian worker, her membership in the Baptist church dating from long years back. Her passing was as peaceful as her life had been serene and placid, the unveiling to her eyes of the great mystery being welcomed with joy and resignation. At her bedside in the last moment were devoted children, Dr. R.W. BARTON of Temple, Miss Addie BARTON, Dr. Wellborn BARTON and Mrs. Ruth BARTON Shanklin of Salado; other children, Mesdames J.H. EUBANK and Mildred B. LAW of California and J.H. BINDLEY of San Antonio being unable to arrive in time. Those mentioned constitute the surviving children, three others, Sam, Emma and Eva with the husband and father, having proceeded her to the great beyond. Funeral services will occur at Salado Tuesday, November 16, at the family residence, conducted by her old pastor, Rev. D.M. WEST of Columbia assisted by Rev. M.T. ANDREWS of Temple and Rev. LITTLE of Belton; interment at Salado cemetery.
Ten grandchildren of the illustrious woman will fill the office of pallbearers, namely Dr. HAMBLEN, Robert, Jr., Leon, Grady, Jamie, Rogers, Will, Blake, Sam and John Allen BARTON. Honorary pallbearers are: G.N. VICKERY, Dr. J.E. GUTHRIE, Seymour ROSE, Maclin ROBERTSON, John LOVE, George W. TYLER, W.A. BAKER, Huling P. ROBERTSON, Henry J. ORGAIN, George CASKEY-Temple Telegram.
Married Welborn Barton on December 12, 1850 in Greenville County, South Carolina. He and Louisa had 10 children.
Robert Welborn Barton (1821 - 1883)
Samuel Houston Barton (1854 - 1919)*
Louisa Adeline Barton (1858 - 1921)*
Emmaline Burnette Barton (1861 - 1911)*
Sarah Barton Bindley (1863 - 1939)*
Mildred Barton Law (1866 - 1962)*
Eva M. Barton (1870 - 1880)*
R. Welborn Barton (1873 - 1927)*
Ruth Barton Shanklin (1878 - 1954)*
DR. WELBORN BARTON
Born Oct 8, 1835
Died Nov 14, 1920
85 yrs, 4 mo, 6 days
Plot: Old Salado Graveyard, Sect 5a
Created by: Michael Barton
Record added: May 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36619252