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Barto, David C., Ferrisburgh, Panton p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1849. He is a general farmer and sheep grower. He has been lister of the town two terms and selectman for six years. He was married in 1878 to Harriet F. Stimson, of Westport, N. Y. They have had two daughters born to them — Wealtha G. and Grace E. David C. Barto is a son of William R. and Huldah (Baldwin) Barto. Mrs. Barto was born in Summit, Schoharie county, N. Y., in 1816. They had one son born to them — David C. William R. Barto died in September, 1878. His first wife was Mary Gage, of Ferrisburgh, Vt., who died in 1842, leaving three children, two of whom are now living — Alphonso and Mary E. Mr. Barto was born in Dorset, Vt., in 1800, was raised in Hinesburg, Vt., and settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1836, on the old homestead, which is now owned by his son David C. and occupied by him. It was formerly the old George Gage farm. Alphonso Barto emigrated to Illinois in 1855, and enlisted in the Fifty-second Regiment of Illinois; was appointed captain, and served for three years, when he was discharged, after which he held the office of treasurer of Kane county, and fitted himself for and was admitted to the bar in 1869. He removed the same year to Minnesota, of which State he is now one of the representative men, having been lieutenant-governor of the same.

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