Eliza Jane Gingell Barton was born on April 22, 1843 to William and Mary Ann Woodhams Gingell in Camden, Cook, South Wales, Australia. In the company of other immigrants, Eliza left Australia on June 27th, 1857 and landed in San Pedro, California on October 12th, 1857. They arrived in Paragonah, Utah on April 6th, 1858 and that is where she stayed.
She married John Samuel Barton on November 6th, 1861. John and Eliza were privileged with a large family to include:
|>||1. John Samuel Penn Barton, b. 3 Aug 1862, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 15 Jun 1946, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah|
|>||2. Stephen Alma Barton, b. 20 May 1864, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 6 Aug 1952, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah|
|>||3. Matilda Jane Barton, b. 14 July 1866, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 7 Feb 1922, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah, USA|
|>||4. Joseph Wesley Barton, b. 3 Nov 1868, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 6 Dec 1927, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah|
|>||5. William Henry Barton, b. 17 Apr 1871, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 23 Dec 1956, Parowan, Iron County, Utah|
|>||6. Sally Ann Barton, b. 30 Mar 1873, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 23 Nov 1904, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah|
|7. Charlotte Caroline Barton, b. 12 Feb 1876, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 16 May 1953, Provo, Utah County, Utah|
|>||8. David Phillip Barton, b. 28 Aug 1877, Iron County, Utah , d. 31 Mar 1967, Berkeley, Alameda County, California|
|>||9. Eliza Esther Barton, b. 7 Nov 1881, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah , d. 9 Oct 1949, Paragonah, Iron County, Utah|
She also reared 3 of her grandchildren whose mother died when they were very small.
Eliza died on November 14th, 1932 in Paragonah, Utah. At the time of her death she had 46 grandchildren and 86 great grandchildren.
(The following was found on www.bartonancestry.org and was collected from a link Gingell, Eliza Jane Barton 1843-1932 Married to John Samuel Barton 1841-1913 Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Source: http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/0,15791,4018-1-43736,00.htmlSource of Trail Excerpt: Barton, Eliza Jane, Autobiographical sketch [n.d.], 4-7.)
Read Trail Excerpt:
ELIZA JANE GINGELL BARTON
It being Sunday we weren't allowed to land until next day, the 12th of Oct. The next morning we started in wagons, for San Bernardino, where we arrived on the 16th of Oct.
We left San Bernardino the 1st of Jan. 1858. in company with George Hanks. We had two yoak of Oxen & two span of horses on our wagon. We traveled about seven mile when our wagon broke & George Hanks went on a horse, back to San Bernardino for extras to fix it with. He got back next morning.
In two or three days we came to the Cahoon hill. There were about eight wagons there ready to go up the hill. It took the rest of that day to get to the top of the hill, only one wagon could go up at a time.
Our next camping place was on the Mohovy [Mojave] river, we were there two weeks waiting for company. Our company was made up on the Mohovy river. There being about 18 wagons with captain Tinny to guide us.
After leaving the river we crossed to the Mohovy desert.
Our next watering place was the bitter springs & from there to the Kingston springs. Then we came to Los Vegas Nev. There was being a fourt there which the mormons had built. We stayed there about two weeks.
From there we passed through a canyon & crossed the 55 mile desert, through another canyon & on to the muddy river. Then to the virgin river. We crossed the virgin river 27 times.
In a day or two we came to the Santa Clara river. The next place we came to was the Mountain Meadows. The first settlement we came to was Painter Creek. From there, we had a mountain to climb. We camped making our camp on top the mountain. There were some explorers camped there. Among them was Marion Lyman.
After a couple of days travel we arrived at Cedars Fourt. We came from there to Parowan where we stayed a day or so. And our next stopping place was at Paragonah where I arrived Apr. 6th, 1858. And here I have been ever since.