Revolutionary war soldier Kimber Barton received a military monument Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in a ceremony led by the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Mr. Kimber Barton was born November 26, 1745, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Thomas and Mary (Kimber) Barton.
In 1771, he married Elizabeth Lewis in Fauquier County, Virginia. Kimber and Elizabeth had between nine and eleven children.
He died January 9, 1814 in Scioto County.
He was one of the earliest settlers in the French Grant, now Green Township, Scioto County.
The “History of the Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio” published in 1884 says, “The first Justice of the peace of Greene Township was Kimber Barton, appointed in 1801, before the county was organized. “
Kimber and Elizabeth are buried in the Day Cemetery in what was probably their back yard, but on land that now belongs to the Ohio University Horse Park.
His descendant Robert Vint of Arizona did much research to get this marker for his ancestor. He also had the help of many locals.
Brenda Schweinsberg pushed through heavy brush and weeds to actually locate the overgrown cemetery. Green Township Trustees got the cemetery mowed.
Ohio Horse Park officials were involved and very helpful in Robert’s endeavor. F
lowers Monument in Lucasville placed the new marker and repaired the broken marker of Elizabeth Barton.
Several were present at the placing of the marker including Horse Park officials, the CCSAR Color Guard, Brenda Schweinsberg, township trustees, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, and Scioto Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society.