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Thomas Bowerbank Barton (1792–1871)


In 1826 Barton wrote Bushrod Washington regarding a legal fee owed to him (Barton).


Thomas Bowerbank Barton was born in Baltimore on 6 March 1792. A lieutenant during the War of 1812, he thereafter practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Barton also served for almost forty years as commonwealth's attorney for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. In 1820 he married Susan Catherine Stone (17961875); their eight children who reached maturity included Seth Barton, a Confederate brigadier general and noted chemist. Thomas Bowerbank Barton died in Fredericksburg on 16 October 1871.


"To James Madison from Thomas B. Barton, 18 December 1819," Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of James Madison, Retirement Series, vol. 1, 4 March 1817 – 31 January 1820, ed. David B. Mattern, J. C. A. Stagg, Mary Parke Johnson, and Anne Mandeville Colony. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, p. 572.]

Thomas Bowerbank Barton at Barton Database, Barton Historical & Genealogical Society.

Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume I (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1903), 197.

Thos. B. Barton in 1870 United States Federal Census (

Thomas B. Barton in Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 17401850 (

Richmond News Leader, 17 October 1871, page 3, column 5 (

Thomas Bowerbank Barton at Find a Grave.

Thomas Bowerbank Barton at FamilySearch.