Lineage I

Haplogroup R1b

In the 20th Century these families were known as "Bartons of the South"

More than 100 men from 36 different Barton families with matching DNA test results in the BARTON DNA Project are grouped together in Lineage I. yDNA testing has united many of these Southern Barton families with no previously known connection and separated other Barton families who believed they were related.   Fowler, Holmes, Eskew, Simpson, Stone, Lee, Chason, Giglotto, Hutchins, Jackson, Pitman, Taylor and Ragland males also have ySTR DNA test results which match this Barton line! This is by far our largest and most complex family. DNA Project kit I.D. numbers are shown in red.

United Kingdom

  • Sir William Barton born 1530 Smithills Hall, Cheshire, England died Poynton, Cheshire, England 1588. Modern descendants are found in Australia, Canada, United States of America and England. H-17
  • Josiah Barton born about 1689 Winstanley (near Wigan), Lancashire, England and 12 generations of his descendants in England and America have been identified. B-23 B-24 B-25 B-26 B-27 B-28 B-29 B-35 C-7
  • James Barton christened 1760 Upholland, Lancashire, England who married (unknown) and his son Richard Barton christened 1785 in Upholland and their descendants are the patriarchs of this branch which so far (Dec. 2013) have not been linked to any overseas cousins. This branch is currently found only in England. G-73
  • Ralph Barton. buried 1740 Wigan, Lancashire F-04
  • Joseph Barton born Dec 1792 Prescot, Lancashire, England married Mary Lowton born 1790 Warrington, Lancashire, England G-64
  • William Barton born 1794 in Ireland married Elizabeth and immigrated to Beaver County, Pennsylvania USA. B-05

United States

Major Learning Opportunities

  • Lancashire Roots Research
  • Identifying Branches for More Testing
  • Connecting Known UK and USA Families
  • Identifying Departure & Arrival Immigrant Information

If you are a descendant of this family and want to add to this page please contact us.

More About Lineage I

Each of the 36 families identified to the left are separate "branches" or "lines". If you would like to facilitate contact between cousins and aid in research please consider volunteering to be a Line Leader!
Terry B.: 6 Mar 2014- Two factoids for Lineage I folks: You will want to visit the historic Barton House in Texas and Major General Raymond O. Barton was an important leader in Patton's WWII army.
Terry B.: 30 Dec 2013- Insight from the UK Barton families indicates that Lineage I has its roots in Lancashire around the villages of Wigan and Preston.
Terry B.: 31 Dec 2013- Two early patriarches in the USA:
   - David Barton born about 1730, Stafford County, Virginia who married Ruth Oldham - see David Barton and Ruth Oldham Family
   - Thomas Barton born about 1732 Prince William County, Virginia who married Sarah Wilson - see Thomas Barton (1),(2),(3)
There is no surviving documentation to connect Thomas Barton b abt 1732 md Sarah Wilson to the Thomas Barton who purchased land in 1678, Stafford County, Virginia - but the work from the early 1900s says that Thomas and David were brothers and the Thomas Branch knew the details of David's family. yDNA test results support this connection.

Terry B.: 3 Sep 2013 The "Colonial" and "Lancashire" branches of Lineage I are shown here.


Bette P.: 1 Jan 2014- The descendants of Thomas Barton md Sarah Wilson began holding family reunions at Tyger Baptist Church in Tigerville, South Carolina, USA, in the 1920s. They expanded into genealogy of Barton families and their work evolved into Barton Historical Society, which sponsers this site.