The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
BARTON, Peter - Laurens
The father of the subject of our sketch, Peter BARTON, Sr.,
was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., in the year 1806, and removed
to the town of Laurens, Otsego County, in 1831, where he resided
until his death, which occurred April 1, 1868, in the sixty-second year
of his age. His wife, Harriet R. WILSON, was born in Rensselaer
county, N. Y., and was united in wedlock to the Peter Barton above
mentioned in 1828.
Peter BARTON, son of the above, was born in the town of
Laurens, Otsego County, N Y., March 27, 1832. On Sept. 4, 1856,
married Harriet F. DUNBAR, daughter of Daniel DUNBAR, of
Laurens, who was one of the first settlers of that town. Unto Mr.
and Mrs. Barton have been born three children, - Harry D., born
Aug. 23, 1857; Kittie J., born July 24, 1861; and James P., born May
In political faith Mr. Barton is an unswerving Democrat. He was
elected sheriff of Otsego County in November, 1875. Mr. Barton
is yet in the prime of life, and we may reasonably expect from his
future years an honorable record of usefulness. He is not only a
native, but has always been a resident, of Laurens.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 286
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