333. Stephen6 BARTON (Stephen5, Edmund4, Samuel3, Matthew2, Edward1) was born in Oxford, Worcester, MA August 18, 1774. Stephen died March 21, 1862 in Oxford, Worcester, MA, at 87 years of age.

He married Sarah STONE April 22, 1804 in Oxford, Worcester, MA. Sarah was born November 13, 1783 in Oxford, Worcester, MA. Sarah was the daughter of David Haven STONE and Sarah TREADWELL. Sarah died July 18, 1851 in Oxford, Worcester, MA, at 67 years of age. He enlisted at the age of ninteen to fight in the Indian Wars in the west under Gen. Anthony Wayne, became a non- commissioned officer and served for three more years being present when Tecumseh was slain and at the signing of the treaty of peace. He returned to Oxford in 1796. There he tilled his farm, was chosen Captain of the militia and was chosen at various times selectman and moderator and was elected a member of the legislature.

Stephen BARTON and Sarah STONE had the following children:

child 799 i. Dorothy Dolly7 BARTON was born in Oxford, Worcester, MA October 2, 1804. Dorothy died April 19, 1846 in Oxford, Worcester, MA, at 41 years of age.

child + 800 ii. Capt. Stephen BARTON was born March 29, 1806.

child + 801 iii. Capt. David BARTON was born August 15, 1808.

child + 802 iv. Sarah Sally BARTON was born March 20, 1811.


Clara Barton's resting place in the West Oxford, MA cemetery

child 803 v. Clarissa Harlow BARTON was born in Oxford, Worcester, MA 25 December 1821. Clarissa died April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, MD, at 90 years of age. Her body was interred in Oxford, Worcester, MA. As Clara Barton, "Angel of the Battlefield," she won worldwide renown for her services to the sick and wounded soldiers in the Civil War, Franco-Prussian War and Spanish- American War. She was the founder and first president of the American Red Cross.

Clara was successively a school teacher, clerk, battlefield heroine and relief organizer. She was forced to quit teaching due to a throat ailment and worked in the Patent office in Washington from 1854 to 1861.

Distressed at the lack of supplies and "comforts" for the wounded in the civil war, she began to minister to casulties on the battlefields in Virginia. Eventually she was accreditated as superintendant of nurses with the Army of the James. For more information on this remarkable woman, her early life and family visit the web site http://www.clarabartonbirthplace.org .

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