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Robert Thomas Barton
 1842 - 1917

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  • Birth  24 Nov 1842  Winchester, VA
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Jan 1917 
    Buried  Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA
    Person ID  I097266  Herring
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2010 08:49:32 
    Father  David Walker Barton, b. 1801, Frederick Co., VA 
    Mother  Frances Lewis Ambler Marshall Jones, b. 15 Oct 1808, Frederick Co., VA 
    Family ID  F020656  Group Sheet
    Family 1  Catherine Knight 
    Married  19 Feb 1868 
    Family ID  F046612  Group Sheet
    Family 2  Gertrude Williamson Baker, b. 1 May 1871, Frederick Co., VA 
    Married  10 Jun 1890 
    >1. Robert Thomas Barton, b. 15 Oct 1891, Frederick Co., VA
     2. Gertrude Williamson Barton
    Family ID  F046613  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • He prepared for the study of law and after the required examination was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1865, after a service of several years in the Confederate army, one of six brothers to offer themselves for military service at the beginning of the war, two of these giving up their lives on the field of battle. Robert T. Barton enlisted in the First Virginia Brigade, commanded until his death by General Thomas J. Jackson ("Stonewall"). After the war he was admitted to the bar, began practice in Winchester, where he yet continues. He was senior member of the highly rated legal firm, Barton & Boyd, established in 1869 and continuing until 1910. Mr. Barton is a member of the State Bar Association, of which he is an ex-president. He has been admitted to all state and Federal courts of the district, and for more than two-score years has been a familiar and prominent figure in the legal world, not only as a learned and successful practitioner but as the author of standard law works. In 1878 he published "Barton's Law Practice," and in 1909 "Virginia--Colonial Decisions." His practice, always a large one, has always been conducted on the highest plane of legal ethics, while his research and literary ability has enriched the legal literature of his profession. While the law has ever been to him a jealous mistress, he has given considerable of his time and a great deal of his interest to the public service and to public affairs. He served his district in the Virginia legislature from 1883 to 1885. and from 1899 to 1903 he was mayor of Winchester. In 1902 he was elected president of the Farmers' and Merchants' National Bank of Winchester, and still continues the honored head of this solid and conservative financial institution. He is a Democrat in politics, but during the "free silver" heresy remained true to the Cleveland wing of his party. He is an attendant of the Protestant Episcopal church, and of various professional, social and fraternal organizations of high standing.

      Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume V

      Name: Barton, Robert T.,
      Barton, Robert T., lawyer and banker of Winchester, Va., was born Nov. 24, 1842, in Winchester, Va. He served as a confederate soldier, became a successful lawyer; and was president of the Virginia State Bar Association. He has been mayor of his city; and a member of the Virginia State Legislature. He edited the Virginia Colonial Decisions; and is the author of Barton's Law Practice and of Barton's Chancery Practice. He is also president of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Winchester, Va.

      Builders of Our Nation: Men of 1913.
      Chicago, IL: Men of Nineteen-Thirteen, 1914.

      American Civil War Soldiers

      Name: Robert Barton
      RESIDENCE: Winchester, Virginia
      Occupation: Lawyer
      Side Served: Confederacy
      State Served: Virginia
      Birth Date: 24 Nov 1842
      Death Date: 18 Jan 1917
      Death Place: Dublin Depot, Virginia
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
      Enlisted in Company C, 1st Cavalry Regiment Virginia.
      Transferred into Company H, 14th Cavalry Regiment Virginia.
      Transferred out of Company C, 1st Cavalry Regiment Virginia.

      Sources: 21


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