Mary Ann Barton was born on March 2, 1875 in Greenville, Beaver County, Utah to William Barton and Mary
Williamson. Mary Williamson was the second wife of William. William and Mary had seven children, Mary Ann
born on January 3, 1862, Amanda born on July 9, 1865, Rebecca born on April 6, 1869, Sophronious born on
January 29, 1871, Julia King born on March 2, 1875, Amy Elizabeth born on September 22, 1877 and Charles
Hampton born on April 14, 1880.
Mary Ann Barton married Charles Adam Miller on April 25, 1888, in St. George, Washington County, Utah.
They had four children, William Fife Miller born on April 27, 1889, Stephen David Miller born on
September 25, 1894, Charles Stewart Miller born on July 19, 1898 and Ella Miller born on March 2,
1902. All of the children were born in Greenville, Beaver County, Utah
Mary Ann's father William Barton, his first wife Sarah Esther West and a son, Joseph Alma Barton, left
Lebanon, Illinois, for Utah in the late summer of 1850. They were almost three months crossing the plains
by ox team. They remained in Salt Lake until the early spring of 1851, arriving in Parowan on the seventh
or eighth of April.
William was a carpenter, a mason, a miller, a violinist, a farmer, a brewer and a stockman. He also served
as a dentist when needed. Because Polygamy was endorsed for church leaders, which William was, he married
Mary L. Williamson, an English emigrant, on August 28, 1857. The two families never lived together; they
resided in separate towns. Sarah Esher lived in Greenville while William spent the rest of his life living
with Mary in Paragonah. This was because Sarah Esther seemed to be self-sufficient.
On October 11, 1902, William died very peacefully in Paragonah and was buried in Parowan, Utah, in the
cemetery of the town, which he helped settle. On November 23, 1923, Mary died peacefully in her home at
the age of eighty four. She was buried beside her husband William.
Mary Ann died on June 20, 1940 in Parowan, Iron County, Utah at the age of 78. Her husband Charles
Adam Miller had passed away on January 4, 1909 at the age of 52.