biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
S. W. BARTON may be found engaged in his occupation of farming on section 17, Spring Creek Township. He was born in Preble County, Ohio, and is the son of John and Rachel (Penland) Barton, who are now residents of Wayne County, Ind. They came to Iowa in 1859, and remained about eighteen months, at the expiration of which time they returned to Indiana, where they have since remained. The subject of this sketch came from Indiana in the spring of 1882 and located in this county. Sept. 4,1884, he was united in marriage with Miss Lelia A,, a daughter of Taylor and Lydia (Pickering) Mendenhall, who are residents of this township and follow the occupation of farming, Mr. Barton resides on a portion of the land embraced in the extensive purchase of the C., M. & St. P. R. R. Co., lying northeast of the city of Oskaloosa, and is engaged in general farming, in which he has been reasonably successful. Himself and wife are both members of the Society of Friends. Mr. Barton is a man of more than average ability, educationally, having attended Ada College in Hardin County, Ohio, for a period of three years, but was compelled to leave the school because of ill-health. Politically he is a Republican. Personally Mr. B. is a man of fine social qualities, and is highly esteemed as a most excellent citizen, neighbor and friend.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy