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BARTON, CALEB, brother of Phineas, came originally from Oxford. He lived in the south-west part of the town, and is mentioned among the soldiers of the Revolution. He had Caleb, jun. David. Charles, b. in 1795; now living in Leicester. Otis, who lives in Oakham. And Brigham N., now in business in Philadelphia. His daughters were Rebecca, who m. Knight Sprague, jun. Sally, m. J. Gilbert. Patty, m. Philip Earle. Roxa, m. Charles King; and d. 1843, aged fifty-three. Mehitabel, m. a Hixon of Medway. Hulddah, m. a Clark of Medway. Harriet, m. a Prentiss of Auburn. Adeline, m. a Blake of Hopkinton. Mr. Barton had two wives: first, Polly, dau. of Samuel Upham; and, second, Betsey Lamb.

BARTON, JOSHUA, came from Oxford in 1720. He had Timothy, b. April 13, 1732; Nathan, b. July 23, 1734; Reuben, b. March 28, 1738. He removed to Spencer in 1737. His wife’s name was Anna.

BARTON, PHINEHAS, m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Hasey, 1772. They had Betsey, b. Sept. 3, 1776; m. Alexander Westley. Elijah, b. Oct. 25, 1778; m. Hannah, dau. of Luther Ward, 1810; was an ingenious mechanic; removed from Leicester, before 1817, to Connecticut, where he now lives. Samuel, b. Dec. 24, 1782. Phinehas, b. May 12, 1785. Phinehas, 2d, b. Oct. 27, 1795; lives in the city of New York. Horace, b. Dec. 17, 1799. Mr. Barton was a laboring man, and lived in various places in Leicester. Edward, a son of Betsey, is a well-known gentleman of business in New York; and is one of the proprietors of the “New-York Times,” which he helped to establish.

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