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Thomas J. BARTON, my oldest known ancestor was born 3 July 1805 in Dutchess
Co., NY, died 7 Dec 1870 in Erie Co., PA. I have been unable to find out who
Thomas's parents were. In the book "The Calkins Family Manuscript" by Mrs.
Turney Sharps, it stated that Thomas was born in Dutchess Co., NY in 1805 and
was also married there in 1826. Family bible records which came to light a few
years ago state that Thomas was married 28 Apr 1825 in Oswego Co., NY to Rhoda
N. CALKINS, b. 12 Sep 1809 in Coburg, Ontario, Canada, d. 29 Jul 1880 in Erie
Co., PA. daughter of Salmon CALKINS and Eunice RICHARDSON. Both Thomas J. and
Rhoda N. Calkins BARTON were buried at Phillipsville Cemetery in Erie Co., PA.
The dates on the headstone support their birth and death dates. I also have
obituaries for Thomas and Rhoda from the Erie Morning Dispatch, Erie Co., PA.
Thomas and Rhoda are found listed on the 1830 Census of Jefferson Co., NY.
Further research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has not
revealed any paper trail for them in Jefferson or Oswego Co., NY. Rhoda had most
of her family living in the Jefferson/Oswego County area at that time.
Thomas and Rhoda are next found listed on the 1840 and 1850 Census of Trenton
Villiage, Oneida Co., NY where the remainder of their children were born. One
child , Lewis King BARTON died there 3 Oct 1841. There are some deed records on
Thomas in Onieda County.
Thomas and Rhoda then migrated to Green Twp., Erie Co., PA before 1860 and
settled there. Many of Rhoda's siblings lived there then moved on to Michigan or
Listed below are the children of Thomas & Rhoda Calkins Barton.
1) Lewis b. 19 Feb 1826 in Oswego Co., NY d. 26 Feb 1826.
2) William Morris b. 2 May 1827 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 9 Sep 1900
in Erie Co., PA. md. 2 May 1848 in NY/PA to Arvilla PUTNEY b. 22 Oct 1826 in
Brown Co., NY, d. 29 Oct 1900 in Erie Co., PA, daughter of Daniel PUTNEY and
Mary HEATH. Both are buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Erie Co., PA. This family
stayed in Erie Co., PA. Children of William and Arvilla were: William T. md. May
THAYER, Roy, Emma Juliette md. J. C. BRYNER, Benjamin C. md. Pearl GREEN,
Charles Henry and Ella.
3) George W. b. 27 Mar 1829 in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 10 Jun 1922 in
Wayne Co., MI. md. 21 Mar 1850 in Erie Co., PA to 1)Margaret, ORR b. 2 Feb 1832
in Erie Co., PA , d. 28 May 1860 in Erie Co., PA. 2)md. 28 Nov 1860 in Erie Co.,
PA to Sophia ORR b. 18 Nov 1842 in Erie Co., PA, d. 16 Mar 1910 in Erie Co., PA.
Both Margaret and Sophia were daughters of Joseph ORR and Nancy MCKINNLEY.
George, Margaret and Sophia are buried at Lakeside Cemetery, Erie Co., PA.
George W. BARTON stayed in Erie Co., PA. Children of George and Margaret: Sarah
Louisa md. Lewis F. THOMPSON, Frank Henry md. Mary Emma JACKSON, John Samuel md.
Rosa A. ?, Grove Dammond.
Children by George and Sophia: Stella Sophia md. Charles H. NUHN, Nellie K. md.
Victor H. BENNETT, Lloyd G. md. Minnie S. LAIRD, Gerald Payson, Margaret E. md.
Eli D. SMITH, Hazel M. md. George Reid YAPLE.
4) Jane Marie b. 12 Nov 1831 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 8 Dec 1911 in
Erie Co., PA. md. 10 May 1852 in Oneida Co., NY to Andrew FRAZIER b. 26 Mar 1827
in Oneida Co., NY, d. 13 May 1911 in Erie Co., PA, son of Alexander FRAZIER and
Lovica FISH. Andrew and Julia are both buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Erie Co., PA
. They stayed in Erie Co., PA. Children of Andrew and Jane: Charles, Marion C.
md. D. C. (Dell) TUBBS, Annabelle md. Frances James CUMMINS, William H. md.
Louisa H. RAEDER, Thomas B., Dora J., James, Sophia Estelle md. Peter Edward
5) Lewis King b. 2 Apr 1834 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY d. 3 Oct 1841 in
Trenton, Oneida Co., NY.
6) John Elias b. 18 Feb 1836 in Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY, md. Nancy A.
SMITH b. ca. 1838, d. 5 Sep 1884. Children of John and Nancy: John Jr., F. E.,
James, Sophia J. md. Eli L. SUTTLE.
7) Sarah Mahalie b. 3 Oct 1838 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, md. Charles NEWSHAM.
Charles and Sarah were said to have migrated to California. Sarah was found in
the 1920 Census of Douglas Co., MN, age 81, in the home of Byron E. and May M.
HOWE. She was listed as mother-in-law.
8) Helen Sophia b. 29 Mar 1840 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY. No further record.
9) Thomas Peter b. 9 Sep 1843 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, d. 11 Jun 1892 in Erie
Co., PA. md. 31 Mar 1869 in Erie Co., PA to Caroline (Carrie) E. BRACE b. 23 May
1849 in Erie Co., PA, d. 5 Jul 1924 in Erie Co., PA, daughter of Nathaniel BRACE
and Elizabeth LAWRENCE. Thomas and Carrie are buried in Erie Cemetery, Erie Co.,
PA. Thomas and Carrrie stayed in Erie Co., PA. Children of Thomas and Carrie:
Winnie L., Bessie E. md. Samuel H. WINGER.
10) Julia Estrella b. 13 Jun 1845 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, d. 14 Aug 1928. md.
Jacob RIPLEY b. 10 Jul 1838 in Erie Co., PA, d. 1 Jan 1862 in Erie Co., PA, son
of David RIPLEY and Anna Nancy FREY. Jacob is buried in the Erie Cemetery, Erie
Co., PA. Children of Jacob and Julia: Charles H., Lillie Rosalie, Silvia Calesta
md. Charles F. BEMIS, Earl Jay md. Lea M. KLINKHAMMER.
**11) (my line) Franklin Henry P. b. 30 Sep 1847 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, d.
24 Jul 1940 in Los Angeles Co., CA, buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery,
Los Angeles, CA. md. 10 Oct 1868 in Sauk Co., WI to Louvisa CLINGENSMITH b. 1846
in Morgan Co., OH, d. 9 Nov 1920 in Newton Co., Missouri, buried in Howard
Cemetery, McDonald Co., Missouri, daughter of Philip CLINGENSMITH and Pleasy
WOODS. Henry and Louvisa migrated to Fayette Co., Ohio, Guthrie Co., Iowa,
McDonald Co., Missouri where Louvisa died, then finally to Los Angeles Co.,
California. Children of Franklin & Louvisa: Inez Belle md. Arthur Otis
CUNNINGHAM, Cora Della md. Albert Patrick OLSEN, (my line) Harry Wintersmith md.
Alma June COOK, Myrtle P. md. Walter BRATTON.
12) Charles H. b. 7 Dec 1849 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY. Married and moved to
Michigan. No further information.
13) James b. 5 Jan 1853 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, md. Irene DUMAN. No
14) Fredrick J. b. 16 Jul 1854 in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, md. 16 Jul 1874 in
Isabella Co., MI to Mary Emma FOURNEY b. Jan 1857. Fredrick and Mary migrated to
Washington State. Children of Fredrick and Mary were: George, Nellie Augusta md.
Alexander Robert MORTON, Lottie md. Edward WENZEL, Fredrick Jr.
- Thomas J., b 3 Jul 1805 in Dutchess Co., NY m Rhoda N. CALKINS.
- Franklin Henry, b 30 Sep 1847, Trenton, Oneida Co., NY, m Louvisa CLINGENSMITH
- Harry Wintersmith, b1 Apr 1878, Paint Twp., Fayette Co., OH, m Alma June COOK