Barton Finlinson Shipley
Much of Barton’s history is taken from his “Recollections of Barton Shipley” history.
“Today for some unexplained reason, I have felt inclined to start a review of my some sixty plus years of life. Those who know me will think I am touched in the head for many reasons. First, knowledge of our language and my ability in spelling, I find myself very lacking, this may take some time even with “spell check”. Second, I have in the past made jest of others as they expressed experiences they remember and I also was familiar with. I would question how we could both see the same experience so differently. With these limitations in mind, please understand I speak for myself and the way I have perceived life, not what others may have perceived. Reading the Book of Mormon also encourages me. You will notice that “big words” and language to impress, is not the manner in which the book was written. The Book of Mormon is composed of a language very plain and simple, a language easy to understand, and yet, can lift the readers ability to greater understanding of more complicated books.” – Barton