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Pvt Darlin Belk "D.B." Barton
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Birth: 1827
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1862


The 1860 Lancaster County SC census listed D.B. Barton as head of house in the Gills Creek Township, Lancaster County SC and being 33 years of age*. However, in 1850 both he and his wife are listed as being 19 years of age. He died during the Civil War. He was ill in January of 1862. I have not found out how/where he died later that August (no record in his Civil War file). According to another record, he was discharged due to disability. I assume that he died back at home in Lancaster from complications of his injury/illness.

*The birth year on his tombstone (aged 35) and Civil War marker seems to match the 1860 census.


Enlisted December 9, 1861 at Camp Hampton, Columbia, SC (Col. J.S. Preston) for a 12-month time period.

Private in Company I, 17th SC Infantry, CSA (Lancaster Tigers)

Discharged-Disability (from "Confederate Records Lancaster District, South Carolina" by Frances Reeves Jeffcoat)


D.B. Barton is mentioned in the Letters of Pvt. W.C. Nisbet, Co. I, 17th SCVI.

Excerpt from Nisbet's January 15, 1862 letter (Camp Lee near Charleston, SC):

"Our company has it share of sickness, we cannot parade more than 30 well men. John D., John C. and G.H. McMurry, are in their usual health. Y.A. Craig had an attack of colic night before last and he is yet lying rather dull and stupid, though not suffering a great deal. N.Y. Draffin, Wilson Wallace, B.F. Whitaker, H.M. Anacrues, W.L. Batree, D.B. Barton and several others are in the hospital and they are as well taken care of as they could be at home. They are waited on by ladies who appear to sympathize with the suffering soldier and anticipate his wants."


D.B.'s first name is spelled either Darlin or Darling - the tombstone only has the initials so perhaps that was what he went by. His namesake grandson spelled the name "Darling."


From what I have found, he had five children. All five of them had 3 given names.


It seems that he was the brother of John G. Barton and William Morrow Barton.


John G. Barton (almost certainly the brother of D.B.) had a NC death certificate that gave his parents as James and Elizabeth Barton. The informant was John's widow, so this information is most likely accurate. Unless father James was married more than once, D.B. is also likely the son of Elizabeth.


On 1860 census, son Henry (5 years old) is staying at the household of James and Elizabeth Barton. They are almost certainly D.B.'s parents. For some unknown reason, wife Ella does not appear on this census. However, the household of her Caskey mother and father is also absent on this census (all reappear in 1870) Perhaps they were simply skipped or traveling somewhere that day.

Family links: 
  James M. Barton (1788 - 1873)
  Elizabeth Lathan Barton (1790 - 1873)
  Ella Jane Caskey Barton (1831 - 1908)
  James S. Lafayette Barton (1851 - 1925)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Jane Barton Mehaffey (1853 - 1927)*
  William Henry Russell Barton (1855 - 1944)*
  Robert David Franklin Barton (1857 - 1935)*
  Julia A. L. Barton King (1859 - 1944)*
  Darlin Belk Barton (1827 - 1862)
  John G. Barton (1831 - 1909)*
  William Morrow Barton (1836 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Gills Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Ch
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: SuzanneTF
Originally Created by: Richard Adams
Record added: Aug 26, 2008
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Pvt Darlin Belk D.B. Barton
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Pvt Darlin Belk D.B. Barton
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