1409. Reuben Almon8 BARTON (Reuben7, Nathan6, Nathan5, Joshua4, Samuel3, Matthew2, Edward1)(1419) was born in Coles County, IL 10 November 1842. Reuben died 13 February 1913 in Ainsworth, Brown, NE, at 70 years of age.
He married Hester Ann SNOW 10 May 1880 in Springville, Utah, UT. Hester was born 3 April 1863 in Springville, Utah, UT. Hester was the daughter of Benard SNOW and Annie LIVERIDGE. Hester died 15 February 1930 in Ainsworth, Brown, NE, at 66 years of age. Hester was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census in Ainsworth, Brown, NE. The following individual is also linked to this event: Ellis Snow BARTON (son). When he was about one and a hlaf years old the family moved to Hancock County, Illinois, a Morman community. His mother died before he was three and his father married again.
His father had joined the mormans back in Ohio and his stepmother's family were prominant in the Morman Church making them targets for the non-Morman community following Joseph Smith's murder. They moved for a time to Henderson County, Illinois near his aunt, Lois Marston. After the troubles seemed to have quieted down they returned to their home in Hancock County only to have the house burned by agitators.
When he was nine, the family moved to Pottawattamie County, Iowa where they lived on a farm near Crescent City.
Reuben enlisted in Company A, 29th Regiment of Iowa Infantry when he was 19, serving with this unit in the Union forces throughout the Civil War. He participated in many battle actions returning unscathed but somewhat dilibated in health.
A short time after the war he was chopping wood and a splinter pierced his right eye causing complete loss of sight in that eye. He worked for the Union Pacifiec Railroad throughtout the construction of the first transcontinental railway complete at Ogdon, Utah in 1869. After that he remained in the West for several years engaging in prospecting, mining, timbering and even drove a stagecoach.
Following his marriage to Hester they lived for a short time in Pottawattamie County before moving to the dryer climate in western Nebraska, near Meadville, Keyepaha County where they homesteaded.
Reuben Almon BARTON and Hester Ann SNOW had the following children:
+ 2834 i. Reuben Almon9 BARTON was born 9 April 1881.
+ 2835 ii. Lewis Wilson BARTON was born 24 August 1885.
2836 iii. Hugh Melvin BARTON(1420) was born in Meadville, NE 13 May 1889.
+ 2837 iv. Morris Dale BARTON was born 10 June 1894.
+ 2838 v. Ellis Snow BARTON was born 21 March 1901.
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