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Robert T. Barton

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Robert Thomas Barton November 24, 1842 – January 17, 1917 was a Virginia lawyer and politician, the author of law and historical books and articles, and a president of the Virginia Bar Association

Born in Winchester, Virginia he served in the Confederate Army, as did his five brothers, two of whom were killed in the War[1] In 1865, he was admitted to the bar and became one of the leading lawyers in the state[2] He was also author of some standard textbooks, Barton’s Law Practice[3] and Barton’s Chancery Practice,[4] and edited a two-volume set of the records of Virginia's colonial courts, Virginia Colonial Decisions: The Reports by Sir John Randolph and by Edward Barradall of Decisions of the General Court of Virginia, 1728-1741,[5] "which has been a landmark reference work for mid-eighteenth century Virginia since its first printing in 1909"[6]

Barton was also a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1884–85, mayor of Winchester from 1899 to 1903, and sat as chair or president on several state and local organizations[2] His term as president of The Virginia Bar Association was 1892-93[7] He was made president of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Winchester in 1902[1]

Barton married twice, first to Katie Knight 1868 and then to Gertrude W Baker 1890 He had two children with Gertrude He was buried in Mt Hebron cemetery[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Robert Thomas Barton" Arlis Herringcom Retrieved March 7, 2008mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-right
  2. ^ a b c "Robert Barton Family Papers" Handley Regional Library Retrieved March 7, 2008
  3. ^ Barton, RT 1877 The Practice in the Courts of Law in Civil Cases, Founded on Conway Robinson's Practice 1832 JW Randolph & English
  4. ^ Barton, RT 1883 Pleading and Practice in the Courts of Chancery JW Randolph & English
  5. ^ Barton, Robert, et al, eds 2005 Virginia Colonial Decisions The Lawbook Exchange, Ltdaccessed via Google Books ISBN 1-58477-510-6CS1 maint: extra text: authors list link
  6. ^ "Virginia Books" The Genealogy Bin Archived from the original on August 20, 2008 Retrieved March 7, 2008
  7. ^ "VBA History and Heritage" The Virginia Bar Association Archived from the original on September 27, 2007 Retrieved March 7, 2008

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