HW Beckwith Fountain Co History p 488
T.C. BARTON, groceries, crockery and glassware, Hillsboro moved to
this co. from Waveland Montgomery Co in 1862 and lived in Covington
one year, then moved to Hillsboro. Mr. Barton traded in stock several
years, commenced business here in 1869. His trade is largely among
farmers. He endured the depression in 1873 and 1874, but had realized
his share of the prosperity that has since followed. In 1863 was
elected Justice of the Peace and served 3 and a half terms of 4 years.
He was succeeded by John F. DAVIDSON who now holds the position.
At a meeting of the merchant princes of the city of Boston, to listen
to a speech from Daniel WEBSTER that orator commenced addressing
them under the name and style of "The solid men of Boston." The
reason he did so was because, when he rose to speak, his eye lighted
first on a man that looked like TC Barton.