Member Biography

Mathias Barton 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1796-1797       4 Federalist
1797-1798       4 Federalist
1798-1799       4 Federalist
1799-1800       4 Federalist
1800-1801       3 Federalist
1801-1802       3 Federalist
1802-1803       3 Federalist
1803-1804       3 Federalist

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


1765 - 01/11/1809

Doctor Mathias Barton (Federalist4) Lancaster County 1796-1800 (Federalist3) Lancaster County 1800-1804

Early Life:

Doctor Mathias Barton, born 1765, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America; son of Reverend Thomas and Esther Rittenhouse Barton; admitted, bar, 1778; elected, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1793-1796; elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1796-1804; unsuccessful campaign Pennsylvania Treasurer, 1806; married, Esther Hetty Cox, 1791; died, January 11, 1809, (41 years) Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Burial location unknown.

 Pennsylvania Politics: 

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Lancaster County, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Stephenson's Detachment of Militia, 1793-1796.

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Lancaster County, 1796-1800.

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 3rd district, Lancaster County, 1800-1804

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Treasurer 1806.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Not currently available. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

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