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From History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present
Goodspeed Publishing Co.
Nashville, TN 1887
"Martin Barth, general agent for the L. & N. R. R. Co., at Gallatin, is a native of Bedford County, Penn., born in 1834, and the son of J.G. and Anna C. Barth.The father was a native of Darmstadt, Germany, born in 1802, and immigrated to the United States in 1830, locating at Baltimore, where he married.He soon moved to Bedford County, Penn.He was a musicain by profession, being especially skillful on the violin and cornet.In 1866 he come to Gallatin, where he died in 1880.His wife was born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1809; she came to America in the same year that her husband did, and is yet living.Our subject was educated in Pittsburg, Penn.In 1848 he entered a telegraph office in that city as messenger boy, and worked here for two years.The following six months he worked in Philadelphia.In 1851 he went to Louisville, Ky., and was assistant operator for four years, after which he went to Glasgow and took charge of the office.August 31, 1856, he married Mary F. Hawkins, a native of Kentucky, born in 1841, who bore him one child, still living: Harriett H. (Mrs. Benjamin F. Buckingham).Mr. Barth was in Glasgow four years, and from 1860 to 1864 was at Bowling Green, with the exception of about six months, was Sherman's operator in the late Rebellion.He was the first operator ever in Bowling Green, the office being established in 1860.In 1865 Mr. Barth came to Gallatin and assumed charge of the office at this place; he was express agent, ticket agent, operator and railroad agent for nearly eight years, when over work forced him to give up part.For the past ten years he has had assistance in the office.During the reign of cholera in 1873 he remained at his post, while nearly all the inhabitants of Gallatin fled elsewhere.Mr. Barth lost his wife in 1860, and in 1866 he married Miss Sallie Mitchell, of Union Town, Penn.He is a member of the I. O. O. F., is a K. of P., and is one of the best agents on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad."
Census 1: 1850, Pittsburg, Ward 5, Allegheny Co., PA; pg. 299; laborer; 16 yrs old & living with his parents & siblings
Census 2: June 03, 1860, Bowling Green, Dist. 2, Warren Co., KY; pg. 11; telegrapher; with 1st wife, Mary & daugthers, Harriett & Sarah
Census 3: June 03, 1870, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; pg. 9/612; railroad agent; $4000/$500; with 2nd wife, Sarah E.; his parents, widowed sister-in-law, Ann M.& her children enumerated with them
Census 4: 1880, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; ED 3/209/sht 10; railroad agent; his parents, George & Ann C., widowed sister-in-law, Ann & her children enumerated with them
Census 5: June 16, 1900, Gallatin, Dist. 12, Sumner Co., TN; ED 121/sht 8a; R.R. Agent; stated they had no children
Organizations: a member of the Knights of Pythias, Gallatin, TN, Rowena Lodge
Religion: a member of the Christian Church, having united with a church of that faith at Louisville, Ky about 1865