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Updated September 17, 2007

This home page focuses on tracing the ancestors of my parents, JOE WALTON BARRON and LELA MAUDE FULMER. I am in the unique position of being a direct descendant of two Barron lines. My fatherís line descends from William Barron and Martha ďPattyĒ Smith through their son, James Barron, who married Sarah H. Martin. My motherís line descends from Thomas Barron, who married Sarah Sally Clay, through his son, Samuel B. Barron. These families migrated from the Carolinas into Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama before coming to Texas.

The major families connected to my father are BARRON, CORLEY, CAMPBELL, and, THRASH. Other allied families include MANN, MEANS, RICHARDSON, and, SMITH. Major families connected to my mother include FULMER, LAMBERT, PYLE, BARRON, BARBER, CLAY, and, SPRUILL. Other families include CARMICHAEL, MARTIN, MUSICK, REYNOLDS, and, WESTBROOK. Early variations of the FULMER name include VOLMAR and VOLLMER.

I am presently working to find out if there is a connection between my two Barron lines. Since both were in the Wilkes, Greene, Hancock, and Oglethorpe county areas of Georgia at approximately the same time, I think this connection exists. There are still many unanswered questions about the LAMBERT, PYLE, EASON, and WESTBROOK lines of my motherís family. I would also like to be able to get more data involving the CAMPBELL and RICHARDSON lines of my fatherís family.

The people that I am indebted to for helping me compile this information are too numerous to mention. I am especially indebted to Carolyn Fulmer, Doris Haynes, Charles Darby, and, many others for their assistance in compiling data on my mother's family. Much of the SPRUILL information was provided to me by Patricia Mills. Vicki Barron Kruschwitz and Donna Sarchet were invaluable in contributing information on my father's Barron line. Joan Bounds graciously provided much of the CAMPBELL data found here. Paula Blank supplied me with much THRASH information. Dorothy Skinner Martz, Daryl Godfrey, Norm Barron, Jan Jeffus, and others helped with information on BOTH Barron lines.

Vicki Barron Kruschwitz has a great home page that traces the family of William and Martha Smith Barron. Vicki and Donna Sarchet have done extensive work on the family of Martha Smith Barron's father, James Smith. David Morgan has a great on-line book about the family of Captain George Barber of Georgia. Links to all of those sites are provided below. Also, there is a link to the history and roster of the Swift Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, Texas. The first half acre of land for this cemetery was donated by my great-great-great grandfather, Samuel B. Barron. Through donations of more land, the cemetery has been increased in size several times since it came into being. My great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Hamilton Lambert, was the first to be buried here in 1857. The cemetery roster needs to be edited because there is quite a bit of inaccurate information contained in it, especially regarding some persons who are listed as being deceased who are still living.

Thanks to information being provided by Glenda Lowe and Reba Barron Reader, we may be close to identifying the parents of Thomas Barron who married Sarah Sally Clay.

June 20, 2003: I have not had much time to work on this page in quite some time. I do have some additional information on children of my great-grandparents, Charles Adkin Corley and Sarah Marshall Campbell, that I've added.

September 17, 2007: At this time, DNA testing is being used to connect some Barron lines that have previously been a mystery. My mother's line-(Thomas Barron-Sarah Clay) and my father's line (William Barron-Prudence Davis)are probably connected. There is also a strong possibility that the Barrons of Union/York Counties of South Carolina are connected to these lines.

Joe L Barron

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  • Leta Corley Barron (14 KB)
    My grandmother, Leta Corley Barron, daughter of Charles Adkin Corley and Sarah Marshall Campbell Corley.
  • Joe and Leta Corley Barron and family (12 KB)
    My grandparents, Joseph Lee Barron and Leta Corley Barron, with four of their children. Left to right: Turman Adkin Barron, Flora Barron, Leta Corley Barron, Ila Ruth Barron Russell, and Joseph Lee Barron.
  • Sons of J.J. and Martha Jane Pyle Fulmer (17 KB)
    These are four of the five sons of John James Newton Fulmer and Martha Jane Pyle Fulmer. Left to right: Everett Spurgeon "Ebb" Fulmer, Ezzie Foster Fulmer, William E. Fulmer, and Leroy Patrick Fulmer. Not pictured is T. Tuck Daniel Fulmer.
  • The Fulmer family, Thanksgiving, 1941 (61 KB)
  • J. J. and Martha Jane Pyle Fulmer (11 KB)
    My great-grandparents
  • Children of James Turman Barron (22 KB)
    These are the seven children of my great-grandparents, James Turman Barron and Emily Jefferson Thrash Barron. I'm not sure of the identities of the four daughters, Lola Barron Burk, Minnie Barron Campbell, Nova Barron Grimes, and Sallie Barron Parmley. The three sons seated left to right are my grandfather Joseph Lee Barron, John Hogan Barron, and James Thomas Barron.
  • Sons of James Turman Barron (21 KB)
    The three sons of James Turman Barron and Emily Jefferson Thrash Barron----Joseph Lee Barron, John Hogan Barron, and James Thomas Barron
  • Ebb and Lela Fulmer with their children (55 KB)
    My grandparents, Everett Spurgeon "Ebb" Fulmer and Lela Lambert Fulmer with their children taken on Thanksgiving, 1941. Standing left to right are my mother Lela Maude Fulmer Barron, Carmen Fulmer Tipton, Dr. Darryl Fulmer, Vernis Fulmer, Dr. Mirvle Fulmer, and Herschel Fulmer. Seated are Elaine Fulmer Meads, Lela Lambert Fulmer, Everett Spurgeon "Ebb" Fulmer, and Odis Fulmer.
  • Everett Spurgeon "Ebb" and Lela Lambert Fulmer (33 KB)
    This photo of my grandparents, Everett Spurgeon "Ebb" Fulmer and Lela Lambert Fulmer was taken on January 28, 1964, their 60th wedding anniversary.
  • Joe Walton Barron and Lela Maude Fulmer (10 KB)
    This photo was taken on their wedding day, March 2, 1948.
  • Joe Walton Barron (30 KB)
    My father, Joe Walton Barrron, with the bus he drove for Airline Motor Coaches before it became a part of Continental Trailways

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