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James Matison Barton
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1819
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1879
Rains County
Texas, USA

Matt was born in Pickens District, SC, and reared on a farm, had a limited education, and soon after his father's death, in Harrison County, Texas, settled in Rusk County, at Millville, where he was elected as Sheriff and served for some eight or ten years in that important office at a time when the duties of sheriff meant almost constant association with the rough and lawless element. James M. Barton was not only a soldier of the Mexican War, in General Taylor's army, but when the Civil War came on, he took sides with the Confederacy and was commissioned a captain, his service being principally east of the Mississippi River. He was in the battle at Corinth, and saw much other active service, until the failure of his health caused him to give up his commission. When he left the army he held the rank of colonel in his regiment. After the war, Col. James Barton was engaged in business as a merchant at old Bellview, and afterwards at Hallsville, and still later at Longview. The burning of his store at Longview caused him to leave the business, and he then returned to his farm at Bellview, giving his time and attention to the quiet vocation of farming until his death, in September, 1879. At the time of his death he held the office of sergeant-at-arms in the Texas Senate.

James wed Miss Jane Wiley about 1845.
 (bio by: Michael Barton) 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin Barton (1797 - 1843)
  Zilpha Baker Barton (1802 - 1890)
  William Henry Barton (1855 - 1916)*
  James Matison Barton (1819 - 1879)
  Ruben Patrick Barton (1823 - 1862)*
  Elliott Monroe Barton (1824 - 1898)*
  Manelius Oliver Barton (1828 - 1864)*
  Nancy Zilpha Averilla Barton McCarty (1830 - 1884)*
  Thomas Jefferson Barton (1832 - 1881)*
  Waddie Thompson Barton (1834 - 1917)*
  Lemuel Carroll Barton (1839 - 1921)*
  Bailey Anderson Barton (1842 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Lt Col 10 Regt TX Cav, Civil War, CSA
Old Henderson City Cemetery
Rusk County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Feb 28, 2006
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James Matison Barton
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James Matison Barton
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