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 Elizabeth <I>Lathan</I> Barton

Elizabeth Lathan Barton

Death 14 Sep 1873 (aged 82–83)
Burial Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 37761671 · View Source
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Elizabeth was almost certainly the daughter of Charles and Sarah Leslie Lathan.

She was the mother of John G. Barton and most likely William Morrow Barton. Not knowing the date of her marriage and assuming that James Barton was not previously married, she was probably the mother of D.B. Barton as well.

Assuming birth dates of William and John are correct, there may have been at least one other child that died. There are two boys under 5 years old in the 1830 James Barton household (1830 Federal Census).


The Children of Charles and Sarah Leslie Lathan (As told by Nancy Crocket of Lancaster, SC in 1978):

1. David Lathan - b: 1783, d: Sept. 8, 1843. He married Jane Gettys.
2. John Lathan - b: 1788. He married Agnes (Gettys?).
3. Elizabeth Lathan - Nancy Crockett of Lancaster had copies of receipts found in the Lathan family history dated July 30, 1825. One receipt was signed by James Lessley for work done on the plantation of Sarah Lathan "during her illness". A James Lessley was signed as a witness to a receipt signed by Elizabeth Lathan for attending and caring for Sarah Lathan at the same time.
4. Mary Lathan -
5. Martha Lathan -
6. Margaret Lathan -


Based on the receipt mentioned above, if Elizabeth was still single in 1825 and living with her parents, she was a bit older when she finally married sometime between 1825 and the early 1830s. Perhaps she was the daughter that stayed home to care for the parents and finally married once both had passed away. It seems she was between 35 and 40 years old when she married. This could also explain why she did not have a lot of children.


Thomas Faulkner married Margaret Barton. Thomas was the son of Mary Leslie and was Elizabeth Lathan's first cousin. Margaret Barton Faulkner was the daughter of Agnes Barton. She may also have been the sister (or another close relative of James M. Barton. Agnes Barton was the Barton woman from the Waxhaws who was living in Charleston when she nursed the dying Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson.


From: 1850 - Deed- Bk Q - page 65 - Lancaster County Library Microfilm Conveyance Records

H.R. Price, Clk

Recorded the 31st Dec 1850 & Delivered to

Jennett Belk
James M. Barton & wife Elizabeth Barton
Robert C. Lathen

Deed for 58 acres more or less

The State of South Carolina know all men by these present that we Jennett Belk, James M. Barton, and Elizabeth Barton wife of said James M. Barton of Lancaster District in the aforesaid state in consideration of one hundred & ninety dollars to us paid by Robt C. Lathen of Lancaster District in the state aforesaid have granted, bargained, sold and released, and by these present do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said Robert C. Lathen his heirs & assigns forever, all that piece, parcel, plantation or tract of land containing Fifty Eight Acres more or less, situate in Lancaster District bounded by lands John Foster, John Lathen, Mr. M. Lindsey, (the Gettys Land) & Lands of the said Robt. C. Lathen, The same being the tract of land sold by H. Hancock sheriff as the property of James M. Barton & bought by Darling Belk & sold by order of the ordinary as the Estate Lands of Darling Belk & bought by Jennett Belk. The same was represented as one hundred acres more or less but it does not contain as much. The said tract being the inheritance of the said Elizabeth Barton wife of James M. Barton she now joins in this deed to perfect the title & pass her inheritance, the said Barton & wife Elizabeth securing a part of the consideration money, to wit, one hundred dollars-

Together with all and singular the Rights-Members Hereditament and Appurtenance to the said premises, belonging, or in any wise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Robert C. Lathen, his heirs and assigns forever. And do hereby bind ourselves & our Heirs Executors and Administration, to warrant and forever defend, all and singular the said premises, unto the said Robert C. Lathen, his heirs and Assigns, against ourselves and our Heirs & any other persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof -

Witness our Hands and Seals this 14th day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty and in the seventy fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

Jennett Belk (her mark)
James Barton (seal)
Elizabeth Barton (her mark) (seal)

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of

C.H. Lathen
W.L. Belk
J.G. Barton


The State of South Carolina, Lancaster District - Personally appeared before me, C.H. Lathen and made oath the he saw Jennett Belk, James M. Barton & Elizabeth sign, state, and Deliver the above conveyance for the uses and purposes herein mentioned And that he with W.L. Belk and J.G. Barton in the presence of each other witnessed the due expectations thereof - C.H. Lathen

Sworn to before me, this 30th day of December 1850

H.R. Price (Clk)


South Carolina - Lancaster District

I H.R. Price Magistrate Exofficis in & for Lancaster District do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Elizabeth Barton the wife of the within named James M. Barton did this day appear before me & upon being privately & separately examined by me did declare that she does freely, voluntarily & without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounce, release & forever relinquish unto the within named Robert C. Lathen his heirs and assigns all her estate, interest & inheritance in the promises within mentioned & released, That she did actually join her husband James M. Barton in executing the within release on the 14 December 1850 & that the within release she declares was positively & bonafide executed more than seven days before this examination & renumeration of her inheritance - which she did freely & voluntarily -

Given under my hand & seal this 30th day of December 1850

H.R. Price (Seal)
Clk C.C.P. L.D.
Elizabeth Barton (her X mark)

Recorded the 1 January 1851 & Delivered to R.C. Lathen.


I'm still trying to figure out how the Belk family fits into all of this.


Family Members



Wife of
J. M. Barton
Died Sep. 14, 1873
Aged 83 Years.





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