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Ancestors of David Frederick Barth

Generation No. 6


      32. John George (Johann Georg) Barth, born March 31, 1802 in Kirch-Brombach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany; died June 15, 1880 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee. He was the son of 64. Johann Nicholas Barth and 65. Maria Magdalena Gerbig. He married 33. Anna Catherine Abt. 1830 in Baltimore, Maryland.

      33. Anna Catherine, born Abt. 1809 in Germany; died Aft. 1880 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Notes for John George (Johann Georg) Barth:
He immigrated in 1830 to Baltimore, Maryland and located there for a season. He came to America on the ship Minerva, meeting his future wife during the voyage. Upon arriving at Baltimore they were married. He later repaired to Bedford County, Pennsylvania and then to Pittsburg, Allegheny County. He was a musician, being especially talented with the violin and coronet. To support his family and supplement his income he was a laborer during the day.

Census 1: 1850, Pittsburg, Ward 5, Allegheny Co., PA; pg. 299; laborer; 6 children in family.
Census 2: June 22, 1860, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN; pg. 587; day laborer; $1100/$25; daughter A.C. Sipp, her husband, Gotlieb & their daughter, A.A. enumerated with them.
Census 3: June 03, 1870, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; pg. 9/612; he & wife, A.C. living with his son, Martin & family, widowed daughter-in-law, Ann M. & her children.
Census 4: 1880, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; ED 3/209/sht 11; he & wife, Ann C. enumerated with son, Martin.


More About John George (Johann Georg) Barth:
Baptism: Kirch-Brombach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
Burial: Gallatin Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee

More About John Barth and Anna Catherine:
Marriage: Abt. 1830, Baltimore, Maryland
     
Children of John Barth and Anna Catherine are:
  i.   William George Barth, born August 06, 1832 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died April 1868; married Anna Marie Mitchell June 18, 1855 in Unionton, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; born July 24, 1834 in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania; died May 23, 1926 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  Notes for William George Barth:
From Nashville Daily Press and Times newspaper
April 29, 1868

"I.(Isaac) N. Phillips, who shot a man named Barth in Gallatin, a few days ago, was arrested again on Monday on the charge of shooting. The object was, we presume, to get him taken before another magistrate and sent to jail. The attorney for the defense, however, made the officer return the warrant to the magistrate before whom the case was first brought and he postponed an examination until next Friday, admitting the defendant to bail."

From the book REBELLION REVISITED
Chapter XX "Radicalism At High Tide" pg. 314

"The organization of a special all black police force from the state guard company at Gallatin was provocative and dangerous. Its commanding officer, Captain I.N. Phillips, a bona fide carpetbagger, had been a loud advocate of Radical programs ever since his arrival in town near the end of the war."

pg. 315 same book

"Phillips had found himself on the wrong side of the jail house door in the latter part of April, 1868, when he was arrested and charged in the shooting of Martin Barth at Gallatin. Although details are not known, Barth recovered and apparently the charges were dropped. (footnote 19) Barth, a first generation German-American, had come to Gallatin in 1865 to become the L&N agent and telegrapher.(footnote 20)

19. Nashville Daily Press and Times, July 30, April 29, 1868
20. Goodspeed, pp. 852-53

Actually, Phillips shot & killed Martin's brother, William George Barth.


From a letter from Lillian Boydston Tapp
April 23, 1997

"According to my mother's note, William G. Barth's parents were Katrina and John George Barth, and they were married in Baltimore, Md. My grandmother's father, Wm. G. Barth was killed soon after the Civil War ended. He was shot by "carpetbaggers" men who came down from the north with clothes and food the government was giving free to the freed slaves and these men were selling it and Wm. G. Barth called their hand on it and they shot him."

Census 1: 1850, Pittsburg, Ward 5, Allegheny Co., PA; pg. 299; laborer; 18 yrs old & living with his parents & siblings
Census 2: July 07, 1860, Crown Point PO, Hobart Twp, Lake Co., IN; pg. 786; telegrapher; $400/$150



  More About William George Barth:
Burial: 1868, Gallatin Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee

  Notes for Anna Marie Mitchell:
From THE SUMNER COUNTY NEWS
Gallatin, Tenn., Thursday, May 27, 1926

Mrs. Ann M. Barth
Mrs. Ann M. Barth died at 4:30 o'clock a.m. Sunday, May 23rd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Whiteside on East Main street. The deceased was 92 years of age. She had been a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. W.B. Taylor at the residence at 10:30 o'clock a.m. Monday. The burial followed at the Gallatin cemetery.

More About Anna Marie Mitchell:
Burial: May 24, 1926, Gallatin Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; unmarked grave
Cause of Death: infirmity of old age
Census 1: June 03, 1870, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; pg. 9/612; widow; she & children enumerated with brother-in-law, Martin, his family, her in-laws, John G. & A.C. Barth
Census 2: 1880, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; ED 3/209/sht 11; widow; she & children enumerated with her brother-in-law, Martin
Census 3: June 05, 1900, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN; 806 Summer St.; widow; 60 yrs old; living with daughter, Minerva & son-in-law, J.B. Stubblefield; stated she had had 4 children with 4 living
Census 4: April 18, 1910, Dist. 9, Sumner Co., TN; ED 139/sht 2b; widow; age 76; living with her daughter, Carrie B. Whiteside & family; stated she had had 4 children with 3 living
Census 5: January 13, 1920, Gallatin, Dist. 3, Sumner Co., TN; ED 119/sht 14a; widow; age 85; living with her daughter, Carrie Whiteside & family
Medical Information: was blind in later years


  More About Anna Marie Mitchell:
Burial: May 24, 1926, Gallatin Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee

  More About William Barth and Anna Mitchell:
Marriage: June 18, 1855, Unionton, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

  ii.   Martin Barth, born March 31, 1834 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died October 19, 1905 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee; married (1) Mary F. Hawkins August 31, 1856 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky; born 1841 in Kentucky; died 1860 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky; married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell October 15, 1866 in Sumner County, Tennessee; born May 20, 1836 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died June 23, 1916 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  Notes for Martin Barth:
From History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present
Goodspeed Publishing Co.
Nashville, TN 1887
pgs. 852-853

"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


  More About Martin Barth:
Burial: Gallatin Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee
Fraternity: Knights of Pythias, I.O.O.F.
Religion: Christian Church

  More About Martin Barth and Mary Hawkins:
Marriage: August 31, 1856, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky

  iii.   Anna Catharine Barth, born Abt. 1836 in Pennsylvania; married Gotlieb Sipp; born Abt. 1838.
  Notes for Anna Catharine Barth:
She was christened 27mar1836 Trinity Lutheran Church, Bedford, Pennsylvania.

  16 iv.   Louis Albert Barth, born Abt. 1846 in Pennsylvania; died Bef. 1874 in Indiana; married Mary Amanda Burk December 25, 1866 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  v.   Benjamin Franklin Barth, born May 08, 1849; married Elyda; born 1849.
  Notes for Benjamin Franklin Barth:
Living in Louisville, Kentucky in 1910 (U.S. Census) 1202 Zane St.

  More About Benjamin Franklin Barth:
Occupation: 1890, Locomotive Engineer



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