Barton, John B
Barton, John B.
a Methodist Episcopal minister and missionary, was born in Savannah 1806, converted 1831, entered the itinerant ministry in the Georgia Conference 1834, and was sent as missionary to Africa, where he arrived in August, 1835, and was appointed to Bassa Cove. In 1837 he returned to the United States, and married Eleanor Gilbert, of Charleston, S. C. In 1838 he went back with his family to Africa, and was stationed at Monrovia until his death, which occurred March 19, 1839. He was much loved and honored' by the people among whom he labored. — Minutes of Conferences, 3, 61.