E. E. Barton Papers



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From The First 200 Years of Pendleton County

by Mildred (Bowen) Belew (Pages 105-106): 


            Edward E. Barton, b. 29 July 1870, Pendleton Co., Ky. – d. 11 Nov 1951 at his home on Robbins Street, Falmouth, Ky.  a member of the Pendleton County Bar for 61 years.  Mr. Barton was probably best known as a historian.  During his lifetime he collected the histories of all the families in Pendleton County at that time, as well as many historical facts concerning the county.  This historical and genealogical information is available to the public, known as the “Barton Papers”.

            He was a leading attorney and handled many important cases during his lifetime.  He was active in Democrat politics and in 1898 served as Representative in the Kentucky Legislature and Speaker of the House.

During World War II, he served on the Pendleton County Draft Board.  He served in many civic affairs and served as City Attorney of Falmouth at one time.  At the time of his death he was Master Commissioner of Pendleton County.  He was an excellent surveyor and thus was out of the old school.  He gained his law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  For a time he worked for the Pension Bureau and then went west for the government.  Before returning to Falmouth, he did considerable surveying in Mexico.

            After returning to Pendleton County he became an extensive farmer, owning 1500 acres at one time in Pendleton and Bracken Counties.

            He was a son of Thomas M. & Mary Jane Beckett Barton.  In early life he united with the Butler Baptist Church and maintained a Christian life until the end.  He married 9 Nov 1910, Louise Brandt, b. 13 Sept 1870, D/O Charles & Magdaline Brandt.  They had two children; Mary md. Edward P. Jackson and lived in Louisville, Ky. and Charles of Lexington, Ky.  He is buried in Riverside Cemetery at Falmouth.  


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