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 
5, 1865.
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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