Sunny Slope Farm
Our mother, Evalyn Grace Barton Scott was proud of both her mother's family, McIntosh, and her father's family, Barton, and shared many stories of with her children. Â This album chronicles lineage of the Barton's from Wigan Lancaster, England to Virginia, the Carolinas, and finally to Texas. Â The pictures have been collected from many family members but gathered, collated, and scanned by Max Barton Scott, the 6th generation in the United States. Â Our dearest stories were passed directly from Evalyn and the numerous hours she spent getting to know the Barton history by traveling from Callahan County back to Burnett County for reunions and gatherings. Â Other research is from the book: Â The family of Wilson Barton and Mildah McKinney by Karla Cox Smith, published 1994.
This album is designed to show the interwoven and rich family history that was melded in Callahan County as a result of the migration of the Scotts, Kendricks, and Williams families from Peoria in Hill County Texas. Â Arriving together and dependent upon no others for help and assistance in times of poverty, drought, sickness, and death, this strong group left a legacy that spans generations. Â Also arriving in Callahan were the Miller's. The pictures are reflective of the times and the trials are many times etched in the faces of the family members reflecting happiness, laughter, play, work, birth and marriage, weariness and difficult times. Â Additionally present is a proud determination wrought from all the elements that molded their lives some born from love and some from necessity. Â All in all, however, the deepest reflections are of family and the ties that unite and bind.
Evan Jones Barton, a native Callahan County man, would always exclaim, "It's great to be back in Callahan County. There's no place greener or better", as he would cross the Callahan County line returning from anywhere outside the County.
This album is a compilation of most of the pictures that we have of Thomas Blanton Scott and Evalyn Grace Barton Scott. Many of the photos are located at Ann Grace Scott Pittman's house but family members had some photos which they allowed Barton to scan. All were scanned by Barton Scott. Different members of the family have been able to identify the places, times and people in the photos. With each picture there will be a narrative, placed together, we would like to weave the story of their lives apart and together. Please feel free to contribute comments to any of the pictures from your memories of them.