Benware, Josephine (Marriage 08/10/1874)






----Source: CLARK COUNTY PRESS (Clark County, Wis.) 08/15/1874

Josephine Benware Barton

Photo permission courtesy of Barbara Benware Burt


 Josephine Benware Barton was the wife of Anton Barton of Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.  The original photo is owned by Valerie Fountain of Gabriels, NY, great-granddaughter of Josephine's sister Mary Benware Fountain, who had thankfully written the identification on the back.  We photographed a copy negative of it. 



Benware, Josephine (Marriage 08/10/1874)
Married, in Neillsville, Clark County, Aug. 10, 1874, by Rev. W. T. Hendren, Mr. Antwine Barten to Miss Josephine Benware.


Family Notes: Josephine Benware was born January, 1860 in Malone, NY and died 27 April, 1893 in Neillsville, WI

Her father was Joseph Benoit dit Vaillancourt (1813 - 1902) and her mother was Scholastique Robert dite Fasche (1819 - 1899).

Parents: Benware/Benoit, Joseph & Celestia (Robert)

Spouse's 2nd marriage: Barton, Anton & Mary "Owens-Benware" (Biography & Photos)

The Benware/Barton Family Tree

Josephine Benware

Birth: Jan 1860, Malone, NY

Death: 26 Apr 1893, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Father: Joseph Benware/Benoit dit Vaillancourt (1813-1902)

Mother: Scholastique/Celestia Robert dite Fache (1819-1899)

Marriage: 10 Aug 1874, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Spouse: Anton Barton

Birth: 1 March 1852, Pembrook, Ontario

Marriage # 2: circa 1894, Mary Owens-Benware, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Death: 18 Jun 1925, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Father: Julius Barton (1812-1891)

Mother: Antoinette Lejain (1830-1894)


1.  Henry Barton

Birth: 31 Mar 1875

Marriage: circa 1895, Carrie Holverson,

one child to this union according to Henry's obit

Death: 16 Feb 1897, Neillsville, Wisconsin

2.  Edward Devere Barton

Birth: 21 Nov 1876, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: 24 Dec 1902, Lillian Boon (1878-1944)

Son: 8 Oct 1904, Daniel Barton

Dtr: 14 May 1907, Josephine Barton, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage # 2: after 1944, Lydia ?

Death: 17 Nov 1974, California

3.  Belle Barton

Birth: 1878

Marriage: 25 Jun 1902, L.N. Williams, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Son: Russell Williams

4.  John Barton

Birth: 1880, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: Lenore ?

Son: Morris Barton

Dtr: Laverne Barton

Son: Harold Barton

Dtr: Mary Barton

Dtr: Lorraine Barton (married Manning)

5.  Richard Barton

Birth: 1882, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: Carrie ?

Dtr: Ruth Barton

Matie Mary Barton

Birth: 15 Apr 1884

Marriage: 10 Jun 1911, Rudolph Walter DeLion (1884-1945), son of Rudolph Walter DeLion and Louise Steffens

Dtr: Audrey Josephine DeLion, Spokane, Washington

Death: 13 Aug 1968, Spokane, Washington

John Benware

Birth: 28 Dec 1861, New York

Death: 29 Nov 1887, Thunder Bay District, Ontario

Father: Joseph Benware/Benoit dit Vaillancourt (1813-1902)

Mother: Scholastique/Celestia Robert dite Fache (1819-1899)

Marriage: 18 Aug 1883

Spouse: Mary Owens

Marriage # 2, to Anton Barton, who subsequently adopted her sons, who took the Barton name

Death: 11 Aug 1937, Washington State

Father: John Owens (1833-1898)

Mother: Margaret Gray


Ernest Benware/Barton

Birth: 30 Apr 1886, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: Ruby ?

Dtr: Mary Barton

Leon Benware/Barton

Birth: 20 May 1888, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: 6 Sep 1912, Ethel May Dougan (1893-1979), Vancouver, British Columbia

Son: "Living" Barton

Dtr: (1923-2002) Virginia Barton (Wainhouse), Tacoma, Washington

Son: (1925-1985) John Arthur Barton, Tacoma, Washington



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