Samuel Barton Edit Profile
He and attended the common schools, and became an agent for Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt’s steamship lines.
Barton married Lydia Rawson Taylor, and they had one son, Cornelius Vanderbilt Barton. And served on the Andrew Jackson reception committee in 1833. He again served in the State militia as a colonel in 1833.
Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, Barton was a U. S. Representative for the second district of New York from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836, and resumed his former pursuits in the steamship business. He served as director of the Tompkinsville Lyceum.
Barton died in New Dorp, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, on January 29, 1858 (age 72 years, 186 days). He is interred at Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, New York.
Having served in the State militia as a major in 1818, Barton was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1821 to 1822.