Barton, Thomas M.A., an early Episcopal minister in America, was born in Ireland 1730, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Soon after he came to America, and after teaching two years in 'the Academy of Philadelphia, he went to England for ordination, and in 1755 was appointed missionary to Huntingdon. He extended his field of labor to Carlisle, Shippensburgh, and York, and was specially interested in the Indians. He served the Church in Lancaster twenty years, travelling largely to preach at destitute points. When the Revolution broke out he refused the oath of allegiance, and had to pass to the British lines at New York. He died 1780. — Sprague, Annals, v. 169.