Mary Ann Barton

June 3, 1862 - June 20, 1940


Mary Ann Barton was born on March 2, 1875 in Greenville, Beaver County, Utah to William Barton and Mary Williamson. Mary Williamson was the second wife of William. William and Mary had seven children, Mary Ann born on January 3, 1862, Amanda born on July 9, 1865, Rebecca born on April 6, 1869, Sophronious born on January 29, 1871, Julia King born on March 2, 1875, Amy Elizabeth born on September 22, 1877 and Charles Hampton born on April 14, 1880.

Mary Ann Barton married Charles Adam Miller on April 25, 1888, in St. George, Washington County, Utah. They had four children, William Fife Miller born on April 27, 1889, Stephen David Miller born on September 25, 1894, Charles Stewart Miller born on July 19, 1898 and Ella Miller born on March 2, 1902. All of the children were born in Greenville, Beaver County, Utah

Mary Ann's father William Barton, his first wife Sarah Esther West and a son, Joseph Alma Barton, left Lebanon, Illinois, for Utah in the late summer of 1850. They were almost three months crossing the plains by ox team. They remained in Salt Lake until the early spring of 1851, arriving in Parowan on the seventh or eighth of April.

William was a carpenter, a mason, a miller, a violinist, a farmer, a brewer and a stockman. He also served as a dentist when needed. Because Polygamy was endorsed for church leaders, which William was, he married Mary L. Williamson, an English emigrant, on August 28, 1857. The two families never lived together; they resided in separate towns. Sarah Esher lived in Greenville while William spent the rest of his life living with Mary in Paragonah. This was because Sarah Esther seemed to be self-sufficient.

On October 11, 1902, William died very peacefully in Paragonah and was buried in Parowan, Utah, in the cemetery of the town, which he helped settle. On November 23, 1923, Mary died peacefully in her home at the age of eighty four. She was buried beside her husband William.

Mary Ann died on June 20, 1940 in Parowan, Iron County, Utah at the age of 78. Her husband Charles Adam Miller had passed away on January 4, 1909 at the age of 52.

I am the resurrection and the Life, Saith the Lord:
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
and though his body be destroyed, yet shall I see GOD:
whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. AMEN

Father William John Barton

Mother Mary Williamson

Sister Julia King Barton

Sister Sophronia Barton

Sister Amy Elizabeth Barton

Brother Charles Hampton Barton