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Charles Barton
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Birth: May 3, 1788
Death: Feb. 20, 1872

Charles was born in New Hampshire, the son of Josiah Barton and Mehetable Jones. His first wife was Margaret Marston, by whom he fathered a son, Charles. His second wife was Sarah Nichols. His third wife was Olive who is buried beside him. He can be found in the 1840 U.S. Census for Pokagon, Calhoun County, Michigan. Land records for the area place him there no later than 1836. The family removed to Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana in 1848 and can be found in the 1850 U.S. Census where the occupation of Charles is reported as a shoemaker. The 1860 census reports that Charles was a farmer.

Children of Charles and Olive include: Sarah, William, Hiram, Maria, Francis and Adeline. All children, except Sarah who was born in New Hampshire, were born in Michigan.

Charles was also a Methodist Episcopal preacher in the Centerville,(now Merrillville) area. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Olive Barton*
 
 Children:
  Hiram Barton (1839 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aged 83 Y 9 M & ? D
 
Note: Sources from Ancestry.com: Butler Family Tree - courtesy of Nancy Butler, 1840 U.S. Census, Pokagon, Calhoun, Michigan. U.S. Census 1850-1870 for Ross, Lake, Indiana. Lake County, Indiana: from 1834 to 1872, History of Lake County Indiana.
 
Burial:
Merrillville Cemetery
Merrillville
Lake County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Tina
Record added: Aug 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41046356
Charles Barton
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Charles Barton
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