Barton Howard DeCoster

Barton Howard DeCoster

Birth
Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 11 Jul 1924 (aged 83)
Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Sec 24, Tier B4, Grave 22 NO MARKER
Memorial ID 86351419 · View Source
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Barton was the son of Albert and Sibyl (Howard) DeCoster.

Barton married Susan J. Hicks on 20 June 1867 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts. They were the parents of 4 children: George B., Orrianna J., Henry A., and Frederick H.

Barton enlisted in Company K, Massachusetts 11th Infantry Regiment. He was reportedly killed in the Battle of Chancellorville from wounds he received during the battle. His death is recorded in vital records of Stoughton, Massachusetts. Barton did not die. His mother did apply for Barton's pension in October, 1863. According to Barton's pension documents, he was captured as a prisoner of war. There are also records that he re-enlisted on 27 June 1863 in Co. G, 12th Regiment New York Calvary under the assumed name of Albert Ross.

Barton also had a troubled married life. By 1880, he was no longer living with Susan. In his pension documents, he claimed in 1899 that his wife had eloped with another man. He also states that he had no children.

Barton lived in Avon (Stoughton) until the late 1880s, and eventually moved to Troy, South Dakota where he lived until 1897. He then moved to Kingston, Minnesota where his sister Flora lived. He later moved into the Minnesota Soldiers Home.


CIVIL WAR VETERAN
PVT - COMPANY K
4th MASS INFANTRY

Minnesota Soldiers Home Resident
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis Minn

SOLDIERS HOME BURIAL RECORD
1888-1987 Loc 106.E.11.5B-2ov
Minnesota State Archives in the
Minnesota History Center Library


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  • Originally Created by: Lilydale Memorials
  • Added: 6 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86351419
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barton Howard DeCoster (25 Apr 1841–11 Jul 1924), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86351419, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Genealogy Lady (contributor 47137469) .