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This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Niels Witkamp of Tyrone, Pa., pictures Joshua Nelson Barton (1827-1901) and wife Sarah Elizabeth (Hoop) Barton (1829-1910) during a camp meeting at Crystal Spring. Joshua was born in Crystal Spring, his wife in Belfast Township, and they both died in Crystal Spring. An excerpt from Joshua’s obituary in The Fulton Republican reads: “Mr. Barton was a successful farmer and a lifelong resident of the vicinity of Crystal Springs. He was a staunch supporter of the principles of the Republican Party and has filled all the more important offices in Brush Creek Township.” 31p1.jpg