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Old Chester, PA: Biographical Sketches
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
James Barton (1849-50-56-57-59-61), son of Edward and Sarah (Edwards) Barton, was born in Chester township, Delaware county, January 24, 1802. He was a successful farmer and a man of influence in the community. In 1840 he was elected a Director of the Poor and in 1852 one of the County Commissioners. The following year, 1853, he was one of the incorporators of the Delaware County Mutual Insurance Company, and a member of the first Board of Directors of that corporation. James Barton removed to Chester in 1867, where he died, March 17, 1886, aged 84 years. His son, James Barton, Jr., was the third person elected Mayor of Chester, and his son, John H. Barton, represented Delaware county in the Legislature in 1867.
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