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At least I don't think so. Still working on this line.
The Barto family of Berks County are an old family of French Huguenot descent. The original form of the name is Perdeau. In his will he mentions his children as Isaac being his oldest child. His son John who was administrator of his will and his daughter Catherine. Isaac and his mother both turned down the administration of the will sighting the distance to Reading was to great for them to travel. Throughout the papers Bartho, Barto, and Barta were used interchangeably. When Mary died Isaac was administer of her will.
From "Memorials of the Huguenots In America, with Special Reference to their Emigration to Pennsylvania" by Rev. A. Stapleton. Page 66, fourth paragraph, "Sometime prior to 1735 Jean Perdeau (variously written Barto, Bardo, ect.) located in Colebrookdale, where he died at an advanced age in 1770, leaving a numerous posterity. (Per Lillian White)
He became a land owner 19 March 1745, before Berks County was formed from Philadelphia County.
He purchased 200 Acres for 400 pounds from Jacob and Catherine Bestler (Lester) on 18 March 1744.
He died 1770 in Oley Township, Berks Co., PA.
Mary was born about 1718. Date is estimated. She died in 1773 in Oley Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. She had her estate probated in 1773 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Surname shown as Bartho on Berks Co. Register of Wills index.Spouse: Jean (John) BARTO. Jean (John) BARTO and Mary were married before 1734 in Pennsylvania. Place is assumed.
Catherine Elizabeth Barto
1741 – 1810
1745 – 1786
1749 – 1822
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about John Barto
Name: John Barto
Source Publication Code: 8935
Primary Immigrant: Barto, John
Annotation: Alphabetical list of immigrants to Pennsylvania during its provincial period, who are believed to have been of Huguenot origin. Extracts from no. 7820, Rupp, and no. 1804, Egle. Mostly French, some German.
Source Bibliography: STAPLETON, AMMON. "General List of Huguenot Immigrants to Pennsylvania." In Memorials of the Huguenots in America, with Special Reference to Their Emigration to Pennsylvania. Carlisle, PA: Huguenot Publishing, 1901, pp. 147-157. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1969.
From - http://gen.reimert.org/database/b98.htm
Jean (John) BARTO was born about 1714 in France. Date is estimated. He immigrated before 1730 to Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. He has not been found on a ship's passenger list, so it is assumed that he was under the age of 16 when he arrived in 1730. However, Morton Montgomery references him as settling in Berks Co. in 1730, so he may have turned 16 the same year after his arrival. He lived in Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania in 1730. "Three of the name came to America in the early days, one John Barto locating in Berks county, Pa., in 1730, Isaac Barto prior to 1750 and Nicholas Barto in 1773. The Isaac Barto mentioned was a large taxable in Oley township, Berks county, in 1759, in which year he paid £14 tax. His descendants are still living in Washington township, that county." He lived in Colebrookdale Twp. Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania in 1735. "Some time prior to 1735, Jean Perdeau (variously written Barto, Bardo, etc,.) located in Colebrookdale, where he died at an advanced age in 1770, leaving a numerous posterity."
He lived in Oley Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania in 1752. He paid taxes this year. He died in 1770 in Oley Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. He had his estate probated in 1770 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Surname shown as Bartho on Berks Co. Register of Wills index.
From: TMETTER2@aol.com [mailto:TMETTER2@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: (no subject)
The name Jean is changed to John often when going from French to English.
Once upon a time I was in contact with a woman named Lillian and she had a
copy of John (Jean)'s will. I believe she has passed to the other side. In
his will he mentions his children as Isaac his oldest child. His son John
who was the administrator of his will and his daughter Catherine. Isaac and
his mother both turned down the administration of the will sighting the
distance to Reading was to great to travel. Throughout the papers the name
Bartho, Barto, and Barta were used interchangeably. When Mary died Isaac was
the administrator of her will. The Bartos are of French Huguenot extraction, the French form of the name being Perdeau.
Spouse: Mary. Jean (John) BARTO and Mary were married before 1734 in Pennsylvania. Place is assumed. Children were: Isaac BARTO.