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BARTON, David, senator, born about 1785; died near Booneville, No., 28 September 1837. Of his early age nothing is known, except that he went from Waco County, Kentucky, and was one of the earliest emigrants to the territory of Missouri. He was president of the convention that met 19 July 1820, to frame the state constitution of Missouri. He was United States senator from Missouri in 1821-'31, serving as chairman of the committee on public lands.
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