My 2ndGreat Grandarents were Joseph Barton (b.1860 d. 1942) and Elizabeth (Lizie) Tressa (Sims) Barton (b.1857 d. 1924). They moved to the Pickford area from St. Joseph Island Ontario in 1889.
Lizie Tressa Sims is the Dau of Andrew (b. 1825 d.1896)and Mary (Thomas)Sims (b. 1826 d. 1925). Census show Mary Sims lived with Joseph and Lizie after being widowed.
Joseph and Lizie had six children : Albert, Thomas Alfred, Mary Tressa, Joseph L., Andrew Wilbert and Georgiana.
My father James Angell Barton and my Grandfather Thomas Alfred Barton also lived in that area.
I am interested in finding sources, contacts, stories or any other data that might help tracking/documenting the Pickford Bartons and The family of Andrew and Mary Sims.
The Bartons came to the area from St.Joseph Island Algoma Ontario from Darlington, Durham, Ontario from somewhere in Ireland. I am especially interested in any information that might lead me to the Irish geographic origins of the Bartons.
James W Barton