Descendants of John Barnard


Generation No. 1


1. JOHN1 BARNARD (JOHN A) was born Abt. 1755 in England/ France, and died 1813 in

Hawkins Co., Tennessee. He married (1) ANNA CARR 1770 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia,

daughter of JOHN CARR and SUSAN KERR. She was born Abt. 1754 in Lushburg, Louden

County, Virginia, and died Bet. 1786 - 1789 in Sullivan Tp., North Carolina. He married (2)

SARAH BACHMAN Bet. 1789 - 1790 in Hawkins County, Tenn., daughter of SAMUEL BACHMAN and

RACHEL OWEN. She was born January 15, 1768 in Savcon Township, Pennsylvania, and died

September 15, 1840 in Roane County, Tennessee.


The Rev-War Records of Mass. gives a John Barnard, a soldier in Capt. Timothy Barnard's

Company at Amesbury, Mass. in 1779:::which time he was 17 years old. His date of birth in

England would therefore be 1762. Three of his brothers: Jacob, Jonathan, and Samuel were

in the same Company at the same time. The above "Capt. Timothy Barnard" was about 35

years old at this time and was born in Nantucket. Also, in 1779 we find John, a Corporal, in

Capt. Withers Company of the Penn. Malita at Fort Pitt. He was reported absent in the Mass.

Company for this year, but was serving in the Penn. Malita. Later, he was found in the Army

in Virginia. If he was 17 years old in Amesbury, Mass., he would of had to be 9 years when

his first child, Rueben, was born. I don't think the John in the Timothy Barnard's company is

the same as the one in Capt. Withers Company. Perhaps just the brothers were in Capt.

Timothy's Company.



John Barnard signed the "Oath of Allegiance" 26th day of December, 1777. He was on the

list of William Witcher of Pittsylvania Co., VA. There were 101 on William Witcher's list.



Deed from Patrick Morrison to John Bernard, August 24, 1779

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds, 1778 - 1780;



Book 5, page 338 - Aug 24, 1779 from Patrick Morrison of Pittsylvania, to John Bernard of

Pittsylvania, for 300 f., a certain tract of land in Pittsylvania on the Frying Pan Creek,

containing about 200 acres, and bounded by the Hunting Camp Branch, the Lick Branch.

Signed - Patrick (X his mark) Morrison.

Witnessed - Peyton Wade, Jonathan Fare, William Goad. Recorded Nov. 16, 1779.



(Mary Barnard was the first child of John Barnard who was born in Sullivan Tp., North

Carolina being born in 1782. Her older siblings were born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.)



John Barnard signed the Wautauga petition of 1784 in Kingston, Roane County, TN (as did

John's son-in-law James Morrison, his father Patrick Morrison, and Sarah Bachman Barnard's

father Samuel. John Barnard would of been 29 years of age.



John Barnard ran a trading post and post office at Barnardsville, Tennessee. He drowned

near Burem, east of Rogersville, buried on river bank.



In the first census of the United States in Virginia there is a John Barnard listed in Fluvanna

County as head of the household of 12 whites, 0 blacks and no dwellings. The census was





taken in the year of 1782. John Barnard and Anna Carr had 7 children by the year 1782.

That leaves 3 whites unaccounted for. According to one researcher John Barnard b. 1729

was the father of John Barnard and John b. 1729 died in 1783. If John Barnard b. 1755 is

one of the "Seven Brothers", the three youngest ones would of been 16, 14, and 11 years of



 Three other Barnard heads of household were listed in Virginia:::: Edward, Peter, and



Quote from a letter written by Alvin M. Barnard, Rt. l Box 102 Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

(Vol. 3, Issue 7 of Barnard Lines) Alvin is descendant of Isham and Sarah Birch Barnard.

The news letter is dated 1981/1983.


I have searched the records in Palmyra, VA county seat of Fluvania Co. I was not able to

find any record of Lucy or Archibald Barnard, her first child, who according to the records in

Patrick Co., VA was born there. We have good reason to believe her husband's name was



There is an old map on record there made in the 1700s that shows a village on a stream a

few miles out from Palmyra, VA named Barnardburgh. There must have been several

families there and they started off as Barnard, but when you search the records of legal

documents you find the spelling being changed from Barnard to Bernard, Barnerd, Barnet

and Barnett.


No doubt these Barnard came there when it was a part of Goochland Co.

In later census there was not a Barnard in Fluvania Co., VA.


Where did these Barnard, who settled in Goochland Co. later Fluvania Co. and called it

Barnardburgh come from? Where did the most of them go to?


This much I know:: Timothy Barnard and some of his clan came from Nantucket Island to

New Garden, Guilford Co., NC. From there they went to GA, Ala, Tenn, Ohio, Indiana., and

Illinois, and VA., but some of them went back to Center, N.C. South of MT. Airy, N.C.


My father was Jehu Barnard: served in Co. K 50 Va, Civil War 61 to 64. He was in prison at

Elmira, NY. He was the son of Tirea, who was the son of Isham and Sarah Birch who was

the son of Charles? and Lucy Barnard.


An email from Marlene Lawrence Haskin; April 29, 2001::


My line of Bernards, Barnards, Barnett, etc. came from Fluvanna Co., Va. to Henry and then

Patrick County, Virginia. My Charles Barnard must tie into the Fluvanna County, Va family.

I have been looking at John Barnard as a good prospect. My reference to the Barnards

being or not being Quaker, start with Charles Barnard and his wife Lucy Amoss. Lucy was

the daughter of William Amoss and his wife Lucy Martin who were of St. Peters Parish, New

Kent County, VA. The Amoss and the Barnard families were in Goochland, Albernarle, and

Fluvanna at same time, and on to Franklin, Henry, and Patrick Counties. Isham Barnard of

Meadows of Dan, Virginia had twin grandsons that were Elders Elijah and Elisha Barnard

(sons of James Barnard and Elizabeth Thompson). These ministers were Primitive Baptist.

Isham's granddaughter Sarah Ann, daughter of James Barnard & Elizabeth, married Elder

James Madison Blancett, Primitive Baptist preacher. Isham's youngest daughter Lucy Anna

married Samuel Green Adams, son of Elder Joshua Adams.




William Amoss' birth record in St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County, Virginia, William is

named as the son of Valentine Amoss. William born 25 October 1726 and died before

October 1793, Deed Book 3, page 56. Franklin Co., Virginia he named his children giving

them slaves. Children named:: John Moody, Elizabeth Amoss, Lucy Barnard and Martin

Amoss. Lucy Barnard was the wife of Charles Barnard. If you notice Isham Barnard's

children's names, he named the first child "Lucy" and the last daughter "Lucy Anna". One

daughter being named for Lucy Amoss Barnard, and the other Lucy Martin Amoss. Lucy

Amoss Barnard, wife of Charles Barnard had a brother named "Martin". The Martin comes

from Lucy "Martin's maiden name". Isham Barnard had an older brother named Valentine

Barnard. Lucy Amoss Barnard, wife of Charles named a son Valentine Barnard. Lucy's

grandfather, and father of her father "William Amoss" was named Valentine Amoss. Lucy

and Charles had:: Valentine, Archelaus, Mary/Molly, and Isham Barnard. Lucy's family

immigrated to Virginia and spelled the name AMOSS. The Amoss families migrated from

New Kent County, Va. to Goochland, Albermarle, Franklin, Henry, and Patrick County.


Fluvanna County seemed to be located in a valley of the Blue Ridge mountain range, lying in

the fork of the Fluvanna river and the James river, moving on south to what then was North

Carolina you would find Amelia County and Pittsylvania County where John Barnard was

married to Anna Carr and his first four children were born. John received a North Carolina

land grant in January of 1785. Perhaps this was for his service in the Rev. War. John

Barnard married 2nd Sarah Bachman in 1789 and had nine children, all born in Tennessee.

The James river flowed on into the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It would seem

the most logical way for a man to travel with his family would be by boat.


In March, 1790, the Union consisted of twelve states --- Rhode Island, the last of the original

thirteen to enter the Union, being admitted May 29 of the same year. Vermont, the first

addition, was admitted in the following year, before the results of the First Census were

announced. Maine was a part of Massachusetts, Kentucky was a part of Virginia, and the

present states of Alabama and Mississippi were parts of Georgia. The present states of Ohio,

Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, with part of Minnesota, were known as the

Northwest Territory, and the present state of Tennessee, then a part of North Carolina, was

soon to be organized as the Southwest Territory.


The United States was bounded on the west by the Mississippi river, beyond which stretched

that vast and unexplored wilderness belonging to the Spanish King, which was afterwards

ceded to the United States by France as the Louisiana Purchase, and now comprises the

great and populous states of South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and

Oklahoma, and portions of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New

Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase was not consummated for more than

a decade after the First Census was taken.


Sullivan Co., NC is same as Sullivan Co., Tenn. Tennessee was part of N.C. and was state of

Franklin and then Tennessee.


The following is a family story that definitely has been passed down through several


Genealogy teaches us only to believe documented information, which is a good rule to stick

too, but since this story has been recorded over and over, I felt I wanted to record the

information in my files. As far as I can tell the story originated with John McEwen Barnard,

son of Jonathan and Sarah Jolly. John McEwen remained in Tennessee while other brothers

and sisters migrated west possible with the Indians of the Roane County, Tennessee area.




There were Barnard in Arkansas as early as 1818, others in Missouri by 1844 and our

grandfather Rueben Barnard was in Newton Co., Ark. 1850.



According to legend there were seven Barnard brothers whose father was from England and

landed in Mass. Whether the boys were born in England or America varies depending on

who is telling the story. Supposedly, the brothers agreed to meet after the Rev. War at a

tavern in Bristol, Virginia. After the war, they met for one last time, then split up with each

going to a different state to seek his fortune. Each brother made his choice and split up as

follows: Jonathan went to Kentucky; Zadock went to Virginia; Samuel went to W. Virginia;

Joseph went to Mississippi; Jacob went to Georgia; Rueben went to North Carolina; Rueben

was probable the father of Joseph born 1803, and John (our line) went to Tennessee, in

Hawkins County just a short distance from Bristol.



Supposedly their father was John Barnard born 1729 in England and died 1783 Dentris Lick,

TN, wife's name is unknown. Information came from Billie Hunt who lives in California.



John b. 1755 in London, England

Jonathan b. 1760

Zadock b. 1762

Rueben b. 1764

Samuel b. 1766

Joseph b. 1768

Jacob b. 1771



The above story has not been documented, only as folk lore. John McEwen Barnard's papers

are being documented by the Kingston Library, Kingston, TN. They are not published or




John b. 1755, Jonathan b. 1760 and Zadock b. 1762 all had descendants who migrated to

Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. I have a copy of a letter written by one of Jonathan's

descendants stating John and Jonathan were brothers.



A letter written by John M. Barnard dated July 17, 1994



Dear Karen,

My sincere apologies for not answering your enquiry sooner. I have been in the hayfields




My great-great grandfather John Barnard came from England about 1768 and fought in the

Rev. War. He married first Anna Carr. I have enclosed a family sheet on them. Most of

their children were born in Pittsylvania Co., Va. He moved to E. Tenn. to what is now

Hawkins Co., Tenn. married Sarah Bachman about 1789-90 and sired nine more children, my

great grandfather being the first child born 1 Jan. 1790. After the Revolution, John and his

six brothers had a reunion in Bristol Va-Tenn., then each of them went to a different state.

John went to Hawkins Co., Tenn., Jonathon to Kentucky, Zadock to Va., Ruben to NC.,

Samuel to W. Va., Joseph to Miss and Jacob (or Benjamin) to Georgia.



My great-grandfather, Jonathon Barnard, his father-in-law Wm. Jolly, Bird and Abner

Deatherage came here to the Haiwassee Territory in March 1819. John C. Calhoun signed a

treaty with the Cherokee Indians 27 February. 1819 for the Haiwassee District. They came

from Hawkins and Greene Counties by flat boat and landed at S.W. Point, then came down

Riley's Creek and built homes there bought the land the first Monday in Nov 1820. The





Haiwassee District was about 800,000 acres with the Little Tennessee River on the east, the

Tennessee River on the north and west and the Haiwassee River on the south.


Note::: ( Abner Deatherage married Elizabeth Morrison, daughter of Mary Barnard and James

Morrison and grand daughter of John Barnard.) (Abner Deatherage is Matilda Jolly Clark's



Sincerely, John M. Barnard (John M. Barnard was brother to our Grandfather, Rueben



John Barnard received a North Carolina Land Grant of 600 acres of land on Beech Creek on

Jan. 20, 1785. This land grant was made to "John Barnate" and was reprinted in Vol. 10, #1

of the Hawkins Co. Genealogical Society Distant Crossroads in 1993


10 Oct, 1783:: North Carolina Grant #214 to John Barnate, 600 acres of land in Sullivan

County, on Beech Creek, below Chotes Ford, adjoining Jesse Bean. Registered 20 Jan 1785.

(Sullivan Co., Tenn, Deed Book 1, p. 210.


1 Mar 1797:: John Bailey of Hawkins County, Tenn., to George Molock of Sullivan County,

Tenn., for $500, 200 acres of land in Hawkins County on Beech Creek; Moses Ball, John

Barnard, George Light, witnesses. Registered 2 Aug. 1797. (Hawkins Co., Tenn., Deed Book

2, p. 312)


25 Nov. 1799:: John Barnard Sr. of Hawkins County, to Reuben Barnard of same, for ____,

100 acres of land in Hawkins County on Beech Creek, being a part of the tract of land

whereon the said John Barnard now lives and containing the plantation the said Reuben

Barnard has improved, adjoining George Morelock; J. Miller, George Morelock, witnesses.

Proved Nov term 1799 by George Morelock. Registered 1 Mar 1800. (Hawkins Co., Tenn.,

Deed book 2, p. 505)


February 18, 1801:: John Barnard Jr. of Hawkins County to John Burnard Sr. of same, for a

certain sum of money, 100 acres of land in Hawkins County on Beech Creek, being a part of

the tract of land whereon the said John Burnard Sr. now lives, and containing the Plantation

where the said John Barnard Jr. formerly lived, running down the Creek by the Spring;

Reubin Burnard, George Light, witnesses. Proved May Term 1801 by Reubin Burnard.

Registered 1 Aug 1801. (Hawkins Co., Tenn. Deed Book 1, p370, from old book E, p285)


16 Nov 1804:: Nicholas Howser of Barren County, Kentucky, to George Morelock of Hawkins

County, Tenn., for $1, 50 acres of land in Hawkins County on Beech Creek, on William Goad's

Branch; Ruben Barnard, Richard Murrell, witnesses. Proved Nov Term 1804 by Richard

Murrell. Registered 20 February 1805. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed book 4, p.81) (Morrison's

and Goad's are connected) JB


16 Nov 1804:: Nicholas Howser of Barren County, Kentucky, to George Morelock of Hawkins

County, Tenn., for $1000, 200 acres of land in Hawkins County, being part of a North

Carolina Grant, 10 Oct 1783 to Garrett Fitzgerald for 400 acres, adjoining Joseph Duncan;

Ruben Barnard, Richard Murrell, witnesses. Proved Nov Term 1804 by Richard Murrell.

Registered 20 February 1805. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 4, p. 81)


3 Sept. 1807:: Robert (X) Ball to Reuben Barnard (also written Barnett), both of Hawkins

County, for $70, 100 acres of land in Hawkins County, on the North Fork of Beech Creek, on

both sides of said Creek, including a falling spring; Henry Tarrant, George Morelock, Robert




(X) Evans, witnesses. Acknowledged February Term 1808. (Hawkins Co., Tenn., Deed Book

6, p. 47)

13 Sept 1813:: James (X) Morrison and Mary (X) Morrison his wife of Hawkins County, Tenn.

to Sarah Barnard of same, for $38, all their right, title, claim and interest in 300 acres of land

in Hawkins County on Beech Creek, adjoining John Light and Reuben Barnard, granted by

North Carolina to John (sic) Barnard, deceased, being a legal heir of the one undivided 15th

part of said land, said Mary Morrison being a legal heir of the said John (sic) Barnard,

deceased; Reuben Barnard, David Barnard, Jonathan Barnard, witnesses. Registered 10

April 1818. (Hawkins Co., Tenn., Deed Book 8, p. 38)


20 July 1814:: Mathew (X) McGeehee of Hawkins County to Jonathan Barnard of same, for

$__, 41 acres of land in Hawkins County on both sides of the North Fork of Beech Creek conditional

line between William Stacess and McGeehee; Rueben Barnard, John Lain, John


(X) Ball, witnesses. Proved August Term 1814 by Reubin Barnard and John Lane.

Registered 9 Dec 1814. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 3 p. 357)

26 Mar. 1819:: George Morelock of Greene County, Tennessee, to Reuben Barnard of

Hawkins County, Tennessee, for $495, 93 acres of land in Hawkins County on both sides of

Beech Creek - conditional line between Reuben Barnard and Jonathan Barnard - line of a 50

acre tract laid off for David Morelock; John Vincent, Jonathan Barnard, Samuel Barnard,

witnesses. Proved May Term 1819 by Jonathan Barnard and Samuel Barnard. Registered 1

April 1820. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 10, p. 20)


26 Mar. 1819:: George Morelock of Greene County, Tenn., to Jonathan Barnard of Hawkins

County, Tenn., for $750, 112 & half acres of land in Hawkins County on both sides of Beech

Creek - conditional line between George and Samuel Morelock - conditional line between

Jonathan and Reuben Barnard; Reuben Barnard, Samuel Barnard, witnesses. Proved May

Term 1819 by Reuben Barnard and Samuel Barnard, Registered 23 Nov 1820. (Hawkins

Co., Tenn, Deed Book 10 p. 76)


30 Oct 1820:: Vachel Light to Zadoc Barnard and John Barnard, all of Hawkins County, for

$30, a parcel of undivided land on Beech Creek, 18 acres, being my equal part of a tract of

land granted by the State of North Carolina to John Barnard, deceased, and I, Vachel Light,

release all my right, title, claim and interest to Zadoc Barnard and John Barnard, after the

death of their Mother, Sarah Lane; Reuben Barnard, Jonathan Barnard, Lewis Barnard,

witnesses. Registered 1 Oct 1821. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 10 p. 195)


6 Dec 1820:: Jonathan Barnard of Hawkins County to Reuben Barnard of same, for $800,

112 & half acres of land in Hawkins County on both sides of Beech Creek - conditional line

between George and Samuel Morelock - conditional line between Jonathan and Reuben

Barnard; Samuel Morelock, William (X) Morelock, Samuel Barnard, witnesses.

Acknowledged February Term 1821. Registered 11 June 1821. (Hawkins Co., Tenn., Deed

Book 10 p. 149)


1 Oct 1821:: Samuel Barnard of Roan(e) County, Tenn., to Zadoc Barnard and John

Barnard, minor heirs of John Barnard, deceased, for $30, paid by my mother, Sarah Lane, of

Hawkins County, Tenn., all my interest in a tract of undivided land in Hawkins County on

Beech Creek, adjoining Reuben Barnard and John Light, which was granted by the State of

North Carolina to John Barnard, deceased, 18 acres, being my undivided equal share as one

of the legal heirs of the said John Barnard, deceased, but my said mother to have profit of

said land during her natural life; Reuben Barnard, John Barnard, Lewis Barnard, witnesses.




Proved February Term 1822 by John Barnard and Richard (sic. Reuben) Barnard. Registered

1 July 1822. (Hawkins co, Tenn, Deed Book 10, p256)



18 Nov 1822:: James Williams and Ellender Williams, his wife, of Simpson County, Kentucky,

Power of Attorney to Reuben Barnard, to convey all their right, title, claim and interest in

land of John Barnard, deceased, in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties, Tennessee. Registered

23 May 1826 (Hawkins co, Tenn, Deed Book 11, p 314)



Will of John Lane, dated 4 Dec 1823:: of an advanced age in life; to my well beloved wife

Sarah and at her death to her two youngest sons, Zadoc and John Barnard; to my daughter

Sarah Wood, wife of John Wood; all the rest of my children already provided for; property

my wife got from her father's estate since our marriage to her for life and then to all of her

children equally; Reuben Barnard, Lewis Dalton, Lewis Barnard, Witnesses. (Hawkins co.,

Tenn, Wil Book 1, pp313-314)



19 Nov 1835:: William Goad (also written Good) of Sullivan County, Tenn., to Reuben

Barnard of Hawkins County, Tenn., for $800, 119 acres of land in Hawkins County on Beech

Creek, adjoining Samuel Morelock (formerly Garret Fitzegerell), a line formerly Felix Walker's;

William McClellan, Alexander English, Joseph B. Gilman, witnesses. Proved 20 Sept 1836 by

Joseph B. Gilman and 3 Oct 1836 by William McClellan. Registered 3 Oct 1836. (Hawkins

co., Tenn., Deed Book 15, p459)



22 Nov 1836:: John C. Bernard to Westley Ball, both of Hawkins County, for $150, 90 acres

of land in Hawkins County on Beech Creek, adjoining John Light, Bays Mountain; John Ball,

Jr., Michael Light, witnesses. Proved 6 Mar 1837 by John Ball Jr. and Michael Light.

Registered 13 Mar 1837. (Hawkins co., Tenn, Deed Book 15, p 549)



26 Nov 1836:: John C. Bernard to Zadok Bernard, both of Hawkins County, for $25, 25 acres

of land in Hawkins County on the south side of Beech Creek, on the spurs of the Stone

Mountain and the Fodder stack Mountain; Michael Light, Wesley Ball, witnesses. Proved 6

Mar 1837 by Michael Light and Wesley Ball. Registered 10 Mar 1837. (Hawkins co, Tenn,

Deed Book 15, p546)



26 Nov 1836:: John C. Bernard to Zadok Bernard, both of Hawkins County, for $475, 150

acres of land in Hawkins County on Beech Creek, being said John Bernard's undivided share

of land granted by the Sate of North Carolina to John Bernard Sr., deceased, adjoining John

Light and the heirs of Reuben Bernard, deceased, it being the land whereon Sarah Lane now

lives, except "one half of eighteenth part which is the share of Hezekiah Bernard's which has

never been bought the said Zadok takes that at his own risk"; Michael Light, Wesley (X)

Ball, witnesses. Registered 10 Mar 1837. (Hawkins co., Tenn, Deed Book 15, p 547)



(Note::: in Green County, Tenn, 1 Mar 1821, Hezekiah A. Barnard married Hester Gahagan)



26 Nov 1836:: John C. Barnard to John Light, both of Hawkins County, for $30, 10 acres of

land in Hawkins County, part of an entry of 100 acres made by Vachel Light; John Ball Jr.,

Michael Light, witnesses. Acknowledged 6 Mar 1837. Registered 10 Mar 1837. (Hawkins Co,

Tenn. Deed Book 15 p 548)



Reuben Barnard is first born son of John Barnard and Anna Carr.

George Morelock is husband of Elizabeth Bachman, sister to Sarah Bachman 2nd wife of John

Barnard. Samuel Morelock is their son.

Vachel Light is son-in-law of John Barnard and Anna Carr, as well as James Morrison and





James Williams.

Lewis Barnard is son of Reuben Barnard b. 1771, John and Anna Carr's oldest son. Lewis is

John Barnard's grandson.

Jonathan, Samuel and Zadoc are sons of John Barnard and Sarah Bachman Barnard Lane.

Samuel and Lewis may have migrated to Missouri about the same time with their families.




In my Tennessee research I have come across the name Carter Barnard. I have

corresponded with some of his descendants and they show up in Missouri as Barnetts instead

of Barnard, but they are positive it is same family.



Two of John's sons later enlisted in Capt. Miller's Co. (local defense troops) in 1863. Their

group was called the "Beech Creek Jerkers". I would like to learn more about the "Beech

Creek Jerkers".



John drowned in the Holston River near Burem, TN. (a few miles east of Rogersville) some

time between 1811-13. Some say he was buried on the banks of the river, others say he is

in the Beech Creek Cemetery, Hawkins Co., Tennessee. John was crossing the river on

horseback when he drowned.



John's youngest son John Carr Barnard changed his name to Bernard. John Carr had six

children, unknown to me. There are several Bernard individuals buried in Morrison

Cemetery. John Carr's sister, Mary, married James Morrison.



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Died 2: Drowned in Holston River, Hawkins Co., Ten

Died 3: 1813, Crossing River on a Horse.

Burial 1: Beech Creek Cemetery-Hawkins Co. Tenn

Burial 2: 1813, Legend buried on River Bank

Census: 1790, Fluvanna County (John Barnard listed)

Immigration 1: LDS film 0990092 Item #4 page 40

Immigration 2: Eng. Barnard,German Bernhard,French Bernard

Military service 1: 1779, Rev. Capt. Timothy Barnard's Co., Amesbury

Military service 2: 1779, Corporal in Capt. Withers Co., of Penn.

Military service 3: 1779, Rev. War served w/ three brothers

Property: 1782, Land Grant frm NC for land in Tenn.





10 March 1814:: Marriage Bon, John Lane to Sarah Barnard; Jonathan Barnard, Daniel (X)

Bailey, securities. (Hawkins Co., Tenn)




Will of John Lane, dated 4 Dec 1823:: of an advanced age in life; to my well beloved wife

Sarah and at her death to her two youngest sons, Zadoc and John Barnard; to my daughter

Sarah Wook, wife of John Wood; all the rest of my children already provided for; property

my wife got from her father's estate since our marriage to her for life and then to all of her

children equally; Reuben Barnard, Lewis Dalton, Lewis Barnard, witnesses (Hawkins Co.,

Tenn., Will Book 1, pp313-314)




Burial: Shilo Cemetery 9.9 Mi. So of Kingston, Tenn. (Harriman)

Religion: Quaker Affiliation



Children of JOHN BARNARD and ANNA CARR are:


2. i. REUBEN2 BARNARD, b. 1771, Pittyslvania Co., Virginia; d. 1835, Hawkins County, Tennessee.

3. ii. ELANOR BARNARD, b. September 13, 1773, Pittyslvania Co., Virginia; d. June 04, 1862, Simpson County,


4. iii. HAZEKIAH BARNARD, b. 1775, Pittyslvania Co., Virginia; d. 1882, Barnardsville, North Carolina.

iv. JOHN CARR BARNARD, b. 1777, Pittyslvania Co., Virginia; d. 1834, Humphries Co., or Wilson Co.,

Tennessee; m. POLLY MORELOCK.


John Carr married 3X and had three children by his 2nd marriage. Supposedly changed name to Barnett.




Burial: Humphries County, TN.

Occupation 1: Four Unknown children by 2nd wife

Occupation 2: Married 4X - Changed name to Barnett



5. v. RACHEL BARNARD, b. October 11, 1779, Pittyslvania Co., Virginia; d. January 27, 1875, Hawkins County,


vi. ELIJAH BARNARD, b. 1781, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; d. 1820, White County, Tennessee.

6. vii. MARY BARNARD, b. 1782, Sullivan, North Carolina; d. March 1842.

7. viii. ANN BARNARD, b. February 27, 1785, Sullivan Tp. North Carolina (T.S. of R.O.).

ix. REBECCA BARNARD, b. 1786, Sullivan Tp. T.S. of R.O. (North Carolina ?); d. February 05, 1818, Sullivan

Tp. North Carolina (T.S. of R.O.); m. JACOB CRAFT.



8. x. JONATHAN L.2 BARNARD, b. January 01, 1790, Hawkins Co., North Carolina; d. April 24, 1875, Roane

County, Tennessee (85 yrs).

xi. PATIENCE BARNARD, b. 1791, Hawkins Co., North Carolina; d. 1832; m. DANIEL MCCLAIN.

9. xii. LYDIA BARNARD, b. December 27, 1795, Hawkins Co., North Carolina; d. January 21, 1887, Roane County,


10. xiii. ELIZABETH BARNARD, b. 1799, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. August 05, 1840, Roane County., Tennessee.

11. xiv. SAMUEL BARNARD, b. September 18, 1800, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. May 31, 1863, Webster, Missouri.

xv. MARY (POLLY) BARNARD, b. 1801, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. September 10, 1878, Bays Mountain,

Dunkard Co., Tennessee; m. THOMAS HAMILTON, Hawkins County, Tenn..


Burial: Bays Cemetery - McPheeters Bend Tennessee

Occupation: Six Unknown Children



12. xvi. SARAH BARNARD, b. 1802, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.

13. xvii. ZADOCK (ZEDIC) BARNARD, b. 1803, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. Bet. 1870 - 1881.

14. xviii. JOHN CARR BARNARD, b. 1804, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. 1882, Bulls Gap, Tennessee.

Generation No. 2


2. REUBEN2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born 1771 in Pittyslvania Co., Virginia, and died

1835 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He married FANNIE DALTON December 01, 1799 in

Sullivan County, Tennessee, daughter of TIMOTHY DALTON and SARAH. She was born 1779.




Reuben Barnard b. 1771 was John Barnard and Anna Carr's oldest son. After John received

land in North Carolina, Reuben's name seemed to appear on about every land transaction

from 1783 until the time he died. Rueben seemed to act along with his father in all business

dealings. He stood out as leader of his family, brothers and sisters and his own children.

The family sure stuck together except for two sisters living in Kentucky.



The next five deeds have the same witnesses and were registered at the same time as the

preceding deed. These heirs of Reuben Barnard were making a division of their father's land

and were quitclaiming to each other.



19 Dec 1836:: Anna Barnard, Lewis Barnard, John Barnard, Daniel L. Payne and Sarah (X)

Payne his wife, Jonathan Barnard and George W. Barnard, lawful heirs and legatees of

Reuben Barnard, deceased, of Hawkins County, to Patience Barnard, also a lawful heir and

legatee of said John Barnard, deceased, one equal share of 97 acres of land in Hawkins

County, on the south side of Holston River; Westley (X) Ball, Zadoc Bernard, William

Morrison, witnesses. Registered 29 Apr 1837. (Hawkins co, Tenn, Deed Book 16, p 22.)



19 Dec 1836:: Anna Barnard, Lewis Barnard John Barnard, Daniel L. Payne and Sarah Payne,

his wife, Patience Barnard and George W. Barnard to Jonathan Barnard (Hawkins Co., Tenn,

Deed Book 16 p25)



19 Dec 1836:: Anna Barnard, Lewis Barnard, John Barnard, Daniel L. Payne and Sarah Payne

his wife, Jonathan Barnard and Patience Barnard to George W. Barnard. (Hawkins Co., Tenn,

Deed Book 16 p.23)



19 Dec 1836:: Anna Barnard, Lewis Barnard "of the County of Rone and State of Tennessee",

Daniel L. Payne and Sarah Payne his wife, Jonathan Barnard, Patience Barnard and George



W. Barnard of Hawkins County, to John Barnard. (Hawkins Co, Tenn, Deed Book 16, p26)

19 Dec 1836:: Lewis Barnard of Roane County, Tennessee, and John Barnard, Daniel L.

Payne and Sarah Payne his wife, Jonathan Barnard, Patience Barnard and George W. Barnard

of Hawkins County, to Anna Barnard of Hawkins County. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 16,





Military service 1: January 10, 1814, Hawkins Co. Militia of Col. Erwin Allison

Military service 2: 1850, Fannie filed for pension War of 1812




In 1850 Fanny Barnard filed an application for a War of 1812 pension on Reuben's sevice.

She says there "that she was married to the said Reuben Barnard in Sullivan County, Tenn.

on the 1 day of December AD 1799 by one Richard Netherland, a magistrate and that her

name before said marriage was Fanny Burton. This suggests that Fanny had an earlier

marriage to a Burton.



There was a James Dalton born in Pittsylvania, died after 1860 in Hawkins Co., TN. who was





provided support late in life by the Barnards.




i. ANNA (ANNIE)3 BARNARD, b. Abt. 1800; m. BUD JACKSON.

ii. LEWIS BARNARD, b. 1802; d. 1846, Missouri; m. SALLY (SARAH) BALL, Abt. 1832, Tennessee; b. 1807.



An article written by Benjamin F. Barnard Sept. 20, 1921 submitted by Clyde O. Barnard for the Barnard



"I have heard my father tell of seven brothers that left Virginia and came to Bristol, Tennessee and they all

parted at Bristol. One went to North Carolina, one went to Kentucky, one went to Arkansas, one came to

Beech Creek, Hawkins County, Tennessee. His name was John Barnard and the three other brothers, I never

heard where they went to. They never married. Two of them settled in the same state, the one that came to

Beech Creek was my great granfather. His fist wife was a Carr, and his children were Tuben, Hyre, Anna,

Mary and Rachel, and was married the 2nd time to Bachman and that set of children: Zedie, John C.,

Jonathan, Polly and Jonathan he went to Roane Co., Tenn. and he had a son that was named Jonathan M.

My father went to Roane County three times when he was young. I have heard talk about the Barnards,

Jollys, Breedens, Marieons, Deatherage. Great grandfather Barnard drowned in the Holston River, Tenn.

Ruben Barnard was my grandfather. His children was Lewis, John, Jonathan, George, Anna, Patients, Sara.

Lewis married Sarah Ball and his children were Sinthy Ann, Fanny, Nancy Jane, George W.--Lewis Barnard

and his family went to Missouri. Lewis was born 1802 and died when he was about 44 years old and his wife

lived to be very old. I think he was married three times.

Ruben Barnard, my grandfather, was a soldier in the Jackson War. I never heard of any of the Barnards that

was in the Revolutionary soldier (war) and the morning is growing late." signed by::Benjamin F. Barnard

Sept. 20, 1921


Lewis was in the Roane County, TN census of 1830 and was at the William Jolly inventory in 1835 of Roane

County, TN.



Census: 1830, Roane County, TN (Wm Jolly inv. 1835)



iii. JOHN BARNARD, b. Abt. 1803, Tennessee; m. MARY MORELOCK, 1827, Hawkins County, Tennessee; b.

1811; d. 1887, Hawkins County, Tenn..



vi. JONATHAN BARNARD, b. 1807; m. MARY (POLLY) BALL, August 05, 1834; b. 1818, Hawkins County,


vii. GEORGE W. BARNARD, b. 1814, Hawkins County, Tenn.; m. MATILDA DALTON, 1859, Hawkins County,

Tennessee; b. Abt. 1838.

3. ELANOR2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born September 13, 1773 in Pittyslvania Co.,

Virginia, and died June 04, 1862 in Simpson County, Kentucky. She married JAMES WILLIAMS

August 30, 1796 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, son of EDWARD WILLIAMS and RACHEL KNOX.

He was born June 15, 1756 in Sussex County, Deleware, and died June 11, 1837 in Simpson

County, Kentucky.


18 Nov 1822:: James Williams and Ellender (Eleanor) Williams, his wife, of Simpson County,

Kentucky, Power of Attorney to Reuben Barnard, to convey all their right, title, claim and

interest in land of John Barnard, deceased, in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties, Tennessee.

Registered 23 May 1826. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 11, page 314)



June 19, 1856:::Pension application filed by Eleanor Barnard Williams, widow of James

Williams, from Simpson County, Kentucky. Filed in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

James Williams was a Revolutionary War Veteran.







i. JOHN BARNARD3 WILLIAMS, b. August 19, 1797, Simpson County, Kentucky; m. (1) ELIZABETH


ii. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, b. January 22, 1798, Simpson County, Kentucky.

iii. EDWARD KNOX WILLIAMS, b. October 14, 1800.

iv. SARAH CLARA WILLIAMS, b. September 16, 1802.

v. POLLY ANN WILLIAMS, b. February 01, 1803.

vi. NANCY WILLIAMS, b. February 10, 1806.

vii. ELEANOR CARR WILLIAMS, b. February 11, 1808.

viii. FRANCIS WILLIAMS, b. February 10, 1810; m. JAMES E. CLAMPETT.

ix. JAMES F. WILLIAMS, b. April 11, 1813.

x. ELIJAH WILLIAMS, b. November 23, 1815; m. (1) MARY AMERICA DUVAL DICKEY; m. (2) KATHERINE


xi. ENOCH WILLIAMS, b. November 23, 1815, Simpson County, Kentucky; d. December 1901, Oregon; m.

EMALINE HOWARD, May 24, 1837, Stone County, Missouri.

4. HAZEKIAH2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born 1775 in Pittyslvania Co., Virginia, and died

1882 in Barnardsville, North Carolina. He married HESTER GAHAGAN March 01, 1821 in Greene

County, Tennessee.





5. RACHEL2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born October 11, 1779 in Pittyslvania Co., Virginia,

and died January 27, 1875 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. She married JOHN W. HEADRICK

December 24, 1801 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.


An article of the "Herald & Tribune" Washington County, Tennessee Feb 14, 1874 Vol 5 No.




There is a widow lady living near St. Clair, Hawkins County, named Mrs. Rachel Headerick,

whose age links together the three last past generations. She was born in Pittsylvania

County, Virginia, October 11, 1779, and therefore has attained the remarkable longevity of

nearly ninety-five years. Her maiden name was BARNARD and she married John Headrick

December 24, 1801. Ten children blessed this union, the oldest, Peggy Phillips and still

living, was born in 1802 and is now seventy-two years old. Elijah H. Headrick was born July

17, 1804 and still living. The youngest child was born December 24, 1824. All the children

are a spritely group of scions, whose locks are whitening into the final harvest of death.



She has 62 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. She

never drank a cup of coffee in her life, using milk and chocolate in its place. Her sight is

unimpaired and she reads a great deal. Her mind is active and vigorous and she recalls

vividly the scenes and events of her early childhood and recounts them in the clearest and

most entertaining style. She has been a member of the Baptist Church since 1805. The

infirmities of age bear lightly upon this relic of the Revolutionary era, and she performs a

considerable amount of manual labor, but her chief employment is spinning fine flax sewing




Mrs. Headerick is certainly the oldest as well as the most remarkable inhabitant in our section

of the country.







i. PEGGY3 HEADRICK, b. September 1802; d. April 1886; m. ISAAC PHILLIPS; b. August 1803; d. October


ii. ELIJAH H. HEADRICK, b. July 17, 1804; d. May 1878; m. (1) JUNITTA DULANEY, July 1855; m. (2)



iv. JOHN B. HEADRICK, b. 1807; d. 1862, Hawkins County, Tenn; m. PHOEBE MANIS, November 1846.


John B. Headrick had a son named Issac Kinder Headrick who had a daughter named Martha Ophelia

Headrick who married James Henry Nichols who had a daughter named Jennie Mae Nichols who married

Grandison Dee Roy Pruitt. Jennie is Mike Pruitt's, of Texas, grandmother.



v. JAMES W. HEADRICK, b. December 1811, Hawkins County, Tenn; d. October 1890; m. JULIANN, January


vi. BARNARD C. HEADRICK, b. 1815; m. LOUISE MCCULLOUGH, November 1843, Hawkins County,


vii. ORVILLE B. HEADRICK, b. December 24, 1824; d. August 1903; m. SARAH ANN HALL.

6. MARY2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born 1782 in Sullivan, North Carolina, and died March

1842. She married JAMES MORRISON in Hawkins County, Tennessee, son of PATRICK MORRISON

and ELIZABETH SCHMIDT. He was born Abt. 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died

March 03, 1842 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.


Patrick Morrison and his brother, James Morrison, came to America from Tugkahoe in

Scotland and settled in Virginia, perhaps Pittsylvania County. They were accompanied by a

cousin, George Morrison. Patrick resided in Rowan County, NC at the time of his marriage.

In 1801 Patrick and Ann Morrison were living in Sumner County, TN. They later moved to

Wilson County where they died. Patrick came to America as a boy and indentured himself to

pay his passage. According to family tradition all three of these Morrison men fought in the

Rev. War and participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain. George was killed in this battle;

the two brothers came through safely. Patrick resided in Rowan, NC at the time he enlisted

in the Revolution. He was a Captain in 1776 in the "1st Rown Regiment", commanded by

Colonel Griffith Rutherford in an expedition to Moore's Creek. It is alleged that he served

about 4 years as Captain and was taken prisoner.


Patrick Morrison is the father of James Morrison. Patrick Morrison took the "Oath of

Allegiance" in 1777 in Pittsylvania County, VA. along with Goads, Dalton, Waldrup, Barnard

and Nowlin who showed up in Sullivan County, Tenn. in the Wautauga area about 1780 or

earlier. One daughter Betsy married William Goad who was one of the "over the mountain

men" at Kings MT. although the name is often called "Good" in records of the battle.


Petition of the inhabitants of the western country (State of Franklin, 1787). From State of N.

Carolina records, Vol XXII, PP. 705-714.


Among the signers were William Goad (wife Betsy Morrison). John Goard (Goad), Jr., Owen

Atkins (wife of a Goad). Gabriel Gode, William Morroson, John Morroson, James Morroson,

George Vincent (Militia Capt.) and several Lights.


The 1788 Sullivan County, Tenn. militia list of Capt. Thomas Vincent. A Lt. was James

Waldrope, Patrick Morrowson, David Morrowson, John and Vashal Light.


Witnesses on Sullivan County deeds that involved Goads. James and David Morrison, Betsy




Goad, Timothy Dalton, William Morrison, James Waldrup.


Tax List, Sullivan County, Tenn. 1796


Timothy Dolton, John, Peter, Gabriel, Margaret and William Goad (individually), William and

Vitcel Lite, Henry Lite, Thomas and James Morrison.


The Goads lived on Bays Mountain outside of today's Kingsport. They built a "mountain

village" complete with church and school. The area is today a beautiful nature preserve with

a lake. The Morrison were said to have lived "near Kingsport" so may have been in the same

area. John Goad, Sr. (and perhaps wife Margaret) died in the 1790s and by 1803, most of

the sons were in Hopkins County, Kentucky. William, the oldest, Kings Mountain veteran

and husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" Morrison remained in the Sullivan/Hawkins area until his

death in 1835.


The following information was very interesting. To me, the Sevier families could have been

along the same trails as our Barnard family. John Barnard, Patrick Morrison, Valentine Sevier

and the Goads all came from the same part of Virginia to the Watauga settlement of



William was a nephew to Joanna Goad who married Valentine Sevier II. Joanna and

Valentine Sevier II settled in Culpepper Co., VA., moving later to Rockingham County, VA.,

where John Sevier, their eldest child and the most famous member of their family, was born

September 23, 1745. After the Indian war of 1755 broke out, the family removed for safety

to Fredericksburg, where they remained nearly two years, and where young John Sevier

attended school. Returning to his old home in the Valley, Valentine Sevier found his domicile

had been burned by the Indians. The cabins were re-built, and trade re-commenced.


Valentine Sevier arrived on Watauga Settlement, December 25, 1773 accompanied by 5 sons

and 3 daughters to join his son Valentine who was already there. Valentine immigrated to

America about 1740 in Orange County, Virginia. He took the "Oath of Allegiance" on August

27, 1778. He died at the Watauga Settlement in Carter County, Tennessee.


Late 1773, John Sevier removed his family to the Holston country, and first located in the

Keywood settlement, on the north shore of Holston, half a dozen miles from the Evan Shelby

family. Before his removal from Virginia, he had been commissioned a Captain by Governor



John Sevier was at Watauga Fort when attacked, July twenty-first, 1776. At day-break,

when there were a large number of people gathered there, and the women were out-side

milking the cows a large body of Cherokees fired on the milkers; but they all fortunately

escaped to the fort, the gates of which were thrown open for their reception. Among the

young girls thus engaged was Catharine Sherrill, who, when she reached the gate, found it

shut; but equal to the emergency, she threw her bonnet over the pickets, and then

clambered over herself, and, as she jumped within, was caught in the arms of John Sevier-her

future husband. A warm attack on the fort ensued, during which Captain Sevier thought

he killed one of the Indians. A man stole out of the stockade at night, went to the Holston,

when a large party marched to the relief of the beleaguered garrison. It was because the

people refused to join and cooperate with the enemies of their country, that the savages

were instigated to murder them, destroy their crops and improvements, and drive off their

cattle and horses.




John Sevier was among the foremost in the defence of the Watauga and Nolachucky

settlements. He had been elected Clerk of the first self-constituted court in 1775; and, in

1776 he was chosen one of the representatives of the united settlements to the North

Carolina Convention at Halifax, and took his seat, securing the establishment of the district of

Washington. Hastening back home, he reached there in season to serve on Christian's

expedition against the Cherokees at the head of a fine company of riflemen; and also, at

Colonel Christina's request, he acted as a spy during the campaign. He continued his service

till the conclusion of the treaty at Long Island of Holston in July, 1777. In the fall of that

year, he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel for Washington County. During period of 177779,

the Indians, Tories and horse-thieves required Colonel Servier's constant vigilance. In

the summer of 1780, he was left in defence of the settlements, while Major Charles

Robertson led the Watauga troops on the campaign in South Carolina. During their absence,

August fourteenth, having some time previously lost his wife, he was married to Miss

Catharine Sherrill.


His gallant services at King's Mountain cannot be too highly extolled. December sixteenth

following he defeated the Cherokees at Boyd's creek, killing thirteen, and taking all their

baggage and then joined Colonel Arthur Campbell on an expedition against the hostile Indian

towns. On the third of February, 1781, he was made full Colonel; and in March, he led

successful foray against the middle Cherokee Settlements, killing about thirty of their

warriors, capturing nine prisoners, burning six towns, and bringing off about two hundred



"What time from right to left there rang the Indian war-whoop wild, Where Sevier's tall

Watauga boys through the dim dells defiled."


Having in February, been appointed by General Greene one of the Commissioners to hold a

treaty with the Indians, a conference took place with the Cherokees at the Long Island of

Holston in July. Colonel Sevier and Major Martin attending, but without any permanent

results. In the autumn of this year, Colonel Sevier served under Generals Greene and Marion

in South Carolina, and, in 1782, he carried on a campaign against the Cherokees.


In November 1784, he was appointed Brigadier-General, which he declined because of his

leadership in the effort to establish the republic of Franklin. During the period of 1784 to

1788 he was made its Governor and defender. He was apprehended by the North Carolina

authorities on a charge of rebellion against the State, and conveyed to Morganton, where he

was rescued by a party of his friends; and returning home, "Chucky Jack" led a campaign

against the Indians. As the East Tennesseans were divided in sentiment, the Franklin

Republic, after a turbulent career of some four years, ceased to exist. In 1789, General

Sevier was chosen a member of the Legislature of North Carolina, when an act of oblivion

was passed, and he was re-instated as Brigadier-General. In 1790-91, he was elected to

represent the East Tennessee district of North Carolina in Congress. When Tennessee was

organized into a Territory, he was appointed by President Washington a Brigadier-General in

the militia, and he continued to protect the frontier settlements, carrying on the Hightower

campaign against the Cherokees in 1793. In 1798, he was made a General in the Provisional



On the organization of a State Government in 1796, General Sevier was chosen the first

Governor and by successive re-elections was continued in that office till 1801. In 1802, he

served as Commissioner in running the boundary line between Tennessee and Virginia. He

again served as Governor from 1803 till 1809, and then a term in the State Senate. He was

chosen to a seat in Congress in 1811, serving during the war, on the important committee on




military affairs, till 1815; when President Madison appointed him one of the Commissioners,

to ascertain the boundary of the Creek territory, and died while on that service in camp, on

the east side of the Tallapoosa, near Fort Decatur, Alabama, September twenty-fourth, 1851,

closing a busy, useful life at the age of seventy years. As a proof of the love and veneration

of is neighbors and friends, while absent in the Creek country, they had again elected him to

Congress without opposition. In the language of the distinguished Hugh L. White, who had

served under him in the old Indian wars: "General Sevier was considered in his day, among

the most gallant, patriotic, and useful men in the country where he lived."


Elizabeth Goad was the younger sister of Joanna Goad Sevier. Elizabeth married John Cock.

John Cock purchased land on Frying Pan Creek in Pittsylvania County in 1771, which was the

year before he moved to Burks Fork in what is now Carroll County. He did not sell his

Pittsylvania land until 1776.


Pittsylvania County Virginia Deeds, 1774-1778 TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, Florida 1991


Page 266. Aug 4, 1776


From John Cock, to Patrick Morison of Pittsylvania County, for 20 f, about 200 acres, being

part of 400 acres granted first to Charles Bostick on Aug 10, 1759, lying in Pittsylvania

County on the Frying Pan Creek., being the upper part of said tract, and bounded by (trees).


signed - John (J his mark) Cock, Elizabeth Cock her (no mark shown)


Wit - Thomas Goad, Abel Morgan, John Goad.

Recorded Sept 26, 1776.


Deed from Patrick Morrison to John Bernard, August 24, 1779

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds, 1778-1780; Genealogy, Miami Beach, Florida, page 31


Book 5, page 338 - Aug 24, 1779 from Patrick Morrison of P, to John Bernard of P, for 300 f,

a certain tract of land in P on the Frying Pan Creek, containing about 200 acres, and

bounded by the Hunting Camp Branch, the Lick Branch. Signed - Patrick (X his mark)

Morrison. Witnesses - Peyton Wade, Jonathan Fare, William Goad. Recorded Nov 16, 1779.


13 Sept. 1813:: James (X) Morrison and Mary (X) Morrison his wife of Hawkins County, to

Sarah Barnard of same, for $38, all their right, title, claim and interest in 300 acres of land in

Hawkins County on Beech Creek, adjoining John Light and Reuben Barnard, granted by

North Carolina to John (sic) Barnard, deceased, being 19 acres, one undivided 15th part of

said land, said Mary Morrison being a legal heir of the said John (sic) Barnard, deceased;

Reuben Barnard, David Barnard, Jonathan Barnard, witnesses. Registered 10 April 1818.

(Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 8, page 38)




i. JOHN3 MORRISON, b. October 23, 1795, Washington Co., North Carolina; d. March 17, 1864, Roane County,

Tennessee; m. MOLLY DEATHERAGE, March 17, 1812, Greene County, Tennessee; b. March 25, 1793; d.

January 10, 1875, Roane County, Tennessee.


Date born 2: October 23, 1785

Burial: Shiloh Cemetery - Baptist Church





Military service 1: Creek Indian War

Military service 2: 1812, Battle of New Orleans

Tax List: 1869, heirs; 213-1/3 acres $700 Roane Co., TN




Burial: Shiloh Cemetery - Baptist Church Roane Co., TN



ii. ELIZABETH MORRISON, b. 1795, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1860, Roane Co., Tennessee; m. ABNER

DEATHERAGE, Aft. 1823; b. Abt. 1773; d. 1838, Roane Co., Tennessee.


Elizabeth was living with her daughter, Jennett Tilley in Roane County Tennessee when the federal census

was taken in 1850-1860.Abner moved to Greene Co., Tenn., where he was living in 1806. He moved to

Roane Co., Tenn., about 1821. He was in Capt. Oliver's Co. of the Roane County Militia in 1821. He had

land surveyed in the Highwassee Dist. in 1822. Abner was a deacon in the Baptist Church.


Abner's will was probated Sept. 28, 1841 and John Jolly was appointed guardian of Abner's minor children

Feb 2, 1846. John Jolly is son of William and Nancy Wheeler Jolly and married to Mary Deatherage, Abner's



iii. RHODA MORRISON, b. 1797; m. STACY LIGHT; b. Abt. 1785.

iv. JANE MORRISON, b. 1799; m. JOHN JR. LIGHT; b. Abt. 1783.

7. ANN2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born February 27, 1785 in Sullivan Tp. North Carolina

(T.S. of R.O.). She married DAVID MORRISON 1802 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, son of

PATRICK MORRISON and ANN FOSTER. He was born Abt. 1786, and died in Cloverdale

Township, Putnam County, Indiana.



i. DAVID3 MORRISON, b. Abt. 1803.

ii. JOHN MORRISON, b. Abt. 1804; m. MS. SMILEY.

iii. JAMES MORRISON, b. Abt. 1806.

iv. WILLIAM MORRISON, b. Abt. 1808.

8. JONATHAN L.2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born January 01, 1790 in Hawkins Co., North

Carolina, and died April 24, 1875 in Roane County, Tennessee (85 yrs). He married SARAH

JOLLY September 05, 1812 in Greene County, Tennessee, daughter of WILLIAM JOLLY and

NANCY WHEELER. She was born October 24, 1794 in Sullivan County, Virginia, and died

September 03, 1875 in Roane County, Tennessee.


In 1792 a blockhouse was constructed about 1/2 mile upstream from Fort Southwest Point.

The location was chosen because of its strategic importance. It was constructed at the

boundary between the U. S. Territory and the Cherokee Nation, as defined by the 1791

Holston Treaty where the Clinch River flows into the Tennessee River, additionally the Avery

Trace ran nearby. The Avery Trace was the first road connecting Knoxville and Nashville .

Upon the Avery Trace's completion in 1788, it became Tennessee's major westward route,

bringing travelers through the area and leading to the settlement of the City of Kingston,

which was incorporated in 1799.



(John Sevier was 1st cousin to William Goad, who was brother-in-law to James Morrison who

married Mary Barnard daughter of our John Barnard and Anna Carr)



On November 30, 1793 the blockhouse was completed by John Sevier at Southwest Point, a

station established two years earlier near present-day Kingston, Tennessee which was of





great service to travelers and settlers as protection against the Indians. Tennessee became

the 16th state of the union in 1796 and was home for over a million residents before the Civil

War. In 1799 the Tennessee Legislature, then in session in Knoxville, passed an act:: "To

establish a town to be named Kingston, on the lands of Robert King, near Southwest Point,

in Knox County, to be laid out under the direction of David Miller. Alexander Carmichael,

George Preston, John Smith, William L. Lovely, and Thomas N. Clark."


Later a petition was sent to the Legislature to create a new county with Kingston as the

county seat. This was effected on November 6, 1801, when Roane County was formally

erected from Knox County.


Roane County Tennessee was established by an act of the TN legislature on Nov 1, 1801.

The county at that time extended from Anderson and Knox counties to the Southern

boundary of the state, but did not include any territory South of the Holston and Tennessee


On Feb 27, 1819, John C. Calhoun, then Sec. of war treated with the Cherokees for 3 tracts

of land. One boundary between the Little Tenn., the Tenn. and north of the Haiwassee

rivers, consisting of Approx. 800.00 acres was the Haiwassee District. The U.S. Government

ceded this land to the state of Tenn. and the state to Roane Co. A surveyor was appointed

to mark the land in quarter, half and whole sections and to be sold at auction on the first

Monday in Nov 1820, at Knoxville, TN.


Jonathan Barnard was one of the first purchasers of land in the Highwassee District of Roane

County, Tennessee.

Jonathan Barnard bought the N.W. Quarter of section 3, first township, first range West of

the Meridian, Highwassee District at this initial sale for the price of $2.04 per acre. He must

have immediately bought another quarter section for he paid taxes in 1821 on 320 acres.

During the next few years, Jonathan, his brothers and sons acquired several hundred acres

in this area of Roane County.

Sons of Jonathan, who lived and are buried in Roane Co., were, John A. 496 acres, George


W. 256 acres, Jonathan M. Approx. 1200 acres and Albert C. (son of John A.) 820 acres. The

other brothers, sons and daughters moved west to Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Okla.

On Nov 13, 1835, Jonathan deeded to Shiloh church 2 acres of land, a spring and church

building near his home on Riley's Creek. This was the second location of Shiloh church. The

first location, when the church was founded in 1821, was in the east corner of Shiloh

cemetery on land donated by William Jolly, Jonathan's father-in-law. The third location was

on land N.W. of Jolly's original residence. The second location was bought from the church

Dec. 24, 1881 by Jonathan M. Barnard. The fourth and present location is on land originally

owned by Jonathan Barnard.


Jonathan established a U.S. Post Office at Barnardsville in 1822, which was in operation for

several years. There was also a trading post and water-powered grist mill. The old P. O.

building was torn down in 1906. John Anderson, Jonathan's son, served as Post Master from

1843 - 1893.


Jonathan served as Justice of Peace in Roane County, Tenn. 1827. I have his signature on a

marriage license dated January 6, 1827 for Dudley Jolly and Nelly Pierce. Very pretty and

clear penmanship.


In the late 1830's, Sarah Bachman Barnard, Jonathan's mother, moved to Roane Co. and

lived with Jonathan and Sarah until her death Sept. 15, 1840 and is buried in Shiloh Cem. in




Roane Co. TN. In 1838 Jonathan bought his 8 brothers and sisters shares of his mothers 5

slaves, which she inherited from her father, Samuel Bachman. They were Nelly and her four

children, Andy, Matilda, Sampson and Jack. Jonathan gave the 8 heirs $200 each for their

share of the slaves. When they were freed, after the Civil War, one of their children,

Katherine, was 8 years old. One of her sons was still living in Roane Co. in 1982.



Jonathan Barnard, Samuel Houston, James Freeman, Col. Joel Hembree, Dr. Lewis Jordon,

Joseph Brown Martin, Albert S. Lenoir, Joseph Parks, Daniel Wester, John Wester, Lewis

Marshall Wester and Major Thomas C. Lyon.


The Civil War divided Tennessee as it divided no other state. Tennesseans were not united

on the issues of slavery, secession, or war.

Taking great pride in their identity as volunteers who had fought for the United States in

every American War, many Tennesseans were reluctant to leave the Union. Divided into

three distinct geographic regions by the river which defied nature by flowing south in East

Tennessee and north in West Tennessee. After President Lincoln called for troops to subdue

the Southern rebellion, public sentiment in Tennessee shifted. It was the threatened

invasion of the homeland that became the primary justification for secession. Tennessee

could no longer remain neutral and reluctantly voted to leave the Union. Tennessee was the

last state to join the Confederacy. Throughout the ordeal that followed, there remained

much support across Tennessee for the Union. Tennessee was a state divided.


President Lincoln saw Tennessee as "the keystone of the Southern arch" with its central

location and indispensable railroad, telegraph and river arteries leading into the Deep South.

The Tennessee-Kentucky border stretching from the Mississippi River through the

Cumberland Gap to the mountains of Virginia became the front for the Union to move South.

The true horror of the Civil War descended upon Tennessee.


The men of Roane County were always ready to volunteer to defend any cause that they felt

was just, so when war was declared in 1861 many of Roane County's sons volunteered either

for service in the Federal or Confederate Army. Many families were split, brothers and

cousins fighting against each other. The first Union Regiment of Tennessee was organized

by Robert King Byrd, of Roane County, at Camp Dick Robinson, August 1861. He was made

a Colonel with James T. Shelley of Roane County as Major. In March 1862 Major Shelley

organized the 5th U. S. Reg., Tenn. Inf., and was its Colonel. This Regiment was composed

of soldiers from several Tennessee Counties and was in the battles of Stone River, Missionary

Ridge, Nashville and other places. The 1st U. S. Reg., with Col, R. K. Byrd in command was

under fire at Wild Cat, at Mill Spring, in the capture of Cumberland Gap, where it remained

until the evacuation of the Post by General Morgan, who retreated to Ohio. During the

winter of 1864 was stationed at Kingston, and in the spring of 1865 entered the Atlanta

Campaign, until just previous to the surrender of the City of Atlanta the greater portion of

the regiment was discharged on account of the expiration of their term of service.


The 43rd Tenn. Regiment (Confederate) was organized in November 1861 with J. W.

Gillespie as Colonel. After service in East Tennessee, the Regiment was reorganized May

1862 and sent to Humphrey Marshall's Brigade in Virginia, but soon after joined Bragg's

Kentucky Brigade. In December was transferred to Vicksburg to hard service. In May 1863

moved to Fort Gibson to oppose Grant's advance and fought at Champion Hill, then retreated

to Vicksburg and surrendered early in July. The 43rd fought around Washington,

Winchester, Cedar Creek, Fisherville, White Post and other places in Virginia, returning to




East Tennessee in the fall of 1864, fighting at Morristown and Russellville. Learning of

General Lee's surrender it moved south to join Johnson, but at Charlotte, N. C. met President

Davis and served until the end of the war.


Jonathan was 72 years old in 1862 during the battle of Shiloh, living in Roane Co.,

Tennessee. I'm sure he could hear the sounds of the many guns and the cannons. There is

a historic military cemetery where the battle erupted and many monuments for the soldiers

who gave their life. The Confederate soldiers are all buried in a big mass grave, the

cemetery is just for Northern soldiers.

Jonathan died at the age of 85 in 1875. On the headstone standing for Jonathan, his name is

spelled Johnathan; 85 years 3 months 23 days. He is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Roane

County, Tenn. It is possible that Jonathan had three sons in the Civil War fighting for the

Confederate Troops. Jonathan M., John and G. W. are listed. All were in the "G" company

39th Militia of the Confederate Troops. Jonathan was 1st Lt., John and G. W. were privates.


There are 31 Barnard's, listed from Tennessee, who fought for the Confederacy and only 7

Barnard's who fought for the Union (three of those were colored). Jonathan's oldest son

John Anderson was definitely Union and two of his sons fought for the Union side, James and

Newton. William Newton died in a southern prison camp. He was only 16 years old.


Samuel, Jonathan's brother, had migrated to Missouri with his family about 1844 and was

killed by bushwhackers at his home in Missouri. Samuel was giving refuge to a soldier and

gave his life because of it. He and the soldier were hung.


Lewis Barnard, son of Rueben Barnard b. 1771, moved his family to Missouri from Tennessee

about the same time as Samuel. Lewis died in Missouri at the age of 44 years. Rueben was

Jonathan's oldest half brother, son of John Barnard and Anna Carr.


Parnick Johnson, Jonathan's son-in-law, was also in Missouri and rode with Capt. Clark's 6th

Calvary (Union) during the Civil War.


In 1847, George W. Barnard and family had arrived in Logan Co., Arkansas, settling at

Chismville, an area where other Barnard relatives(James and Julia) had settled, Abt. 1818

(Those settling in 1818 possible were part of a group brought there by Chief John Jolly)

George W. Barnard is first cousin of Jonathan Barnard b. 1790.


There are documented records of Chief John Jolly filing for passports to guide groups of

people to Indian Territory. Chief John Jolly had a Jolly's Trading Post located in the

Highwassee Dist. Chief John Jolly was also known as the adopted father of Sam Houston.


1850 census of Roane Co., TN. five children are listed at home James W. 31, Samuel G. 25,

George W. 21, Jonathan N. 19 and Elizabeth 15.




 D. April 1875

In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan Barnard, being of sound mind, memory and

understanding but impressed with the great uncertainty of death and being desirous to

dispose of my temporal affairs so that after my death no contention may arise relating to the

same, so make, ordain, publish and declare this my last will and testament revoking all other

wills by me heretofore made.




1st. I bequeath my body to the dust from whence it came, and my soul to God who

gave it, hoping for a happy immortality through the atoning meit of the Lord Jesus Christ,

the Savior of the world. My desire is that my body be buried in the grave yard at Shilo with

my companion, and all my funeral expenses be paid by my executors hereinafter mentioned,

and that there be placed to my grave a decent set of tombstones, and that all my just debts

be paid out of my personal estate.


 2nd. I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Sarah Barnard, what I consider to be one

third part of my land or real estate bounded as follows: ..... (boundary descriptions)........and

a sufficiency of timber northwest of my house to keep up the land and for firewood, to have

full possession of the same and appropriate the same to her own use all the profits, rents

arising there from during her natural lifetime, and that my executors lay off and set apart a

sufficiency together with what the law allows for a years support for her and her stock.


 3rd. I will that my executors after giving legal notice expose to public sale all my real

estate in the county of Roane, and after giving legal notice expose to public sale all my

perishable property, and collect all my notes and accounts and the proceeds of the real

estate and personal be equally divided between my lawful heirs after deducting the amount

they have received in advance for which I hold their notes and receipts.


 4th. I will that I have this day made a deed to my daughter, Margaret Ponder, a certain

tract of land being and lying in Rhea County, containing one hundred forty seven acres for

and in consideration of the sum of $400.00, to come out of her portion of my estate.


 5th. I further appoint my two sons, J.A. Barnard and J.M. Barnard, my executors without

their being bound to give security or to return an inventory to the clerk.


 In witness whereof I do this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 14th

day of July, 1873. Jonathan Barnard


 Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have published our names here into

in the presence of the testator this 14th day of July 1873.


 Samuel T. Blair


 Albert C. Barnard


Copied from certified photocopy from Roane County Estate Book


Heirs of Jonathan Barnard each received $ 2,238.231/3.


 They were:::::


 J.A. Barnard (John Anderson)

Nancy Breeden

G. W. Barnard (George W.)

R. S. Barnard (Ruben Squire)

J.M. Barnard (Jonathan McEwen)

Margaret Ponder

Sarah Johnson

Elizabeth Kincaid

S.G. Barnard (Samuel G.)

The heirs of Lucinda Rushing, 1. Jonathan Rushing 2. G. W. Rushing 3. Mary Smith

Heir of Martha Hatcher, (called Wm. C. Hatchell, heir of Martha Hatchell, in the






Samuel T. Blair was married to Nancy Wheeler Jolly's sister. Albert C. Barnard is Jonathan

Barnard's grandson.




Burial: Shilo Cemetery 9.9 Mi. So of Kingston, Tenn. @ Harriman

Census: 1850, Jonathan 60 & Sarah 56 Roane Co., TN

Occupation: 1827, Served Justice of Peace Roane Co., Tenn.

Property: 1W1 14 SE 160 Roane Co., TN

Religion: Primitive Baptist Preacher

Tax List 1: 1869, 930 acres-value $7300 Cash 4546.46 (10th Dist Roane Co.)

Tax List 2: 1869, 225 acres --value $1000 (dist 9; Roane Co.)

Will 1: July 14, 1873, Probated 1875 Roane Co., Tenn.

Will 2: 1875, Recorded Roane Co., Est. Book H pp. 191-3



Notes for SARAH JOLLY:


Sarah Jolly was the daughter of William Jolly and Nancy Wheeler. She married Jonathan

Barnard in Greene Co., Tennessee.

William's father and Sarah's grandfather, was Dudley Jolly. Both William and Nancy died in

Roane Co., TN.

Diannah, Sarah's sister, married first George Russell Deatherage and 2nd John Allen

Brandon. Diannah moved to Newton Co., MO with several of her sons and at some point


According to Jonathan Barnard, "Meanwhile in the month of March 1819 the families of

William Jolly, Byrd and his brother Abner Deatherage and most of their children, married and

single, landed their flatboats at Southwest Point and travelled down Riley's Creek Valley until

they found land that suited them, squatted and built homes and awaited time for the sale.

The 7 Nov. 1820, William Jolly bought the north half of section nine, 1st township, West of

the meridian, Hiawasee Dist. for $2.00 an acre. The summer of 1819 he built a huge two-

story house with 12-14 rooms.

William Jolly's father was Dudley who lived with William's family and moved to Roane Co., TN

with them. Dudley died in the Spring, April-May of 1821. No one seems to know who his

wife was, or how many children there were. He enlisted for militia service from Amelia Co.,

VA in 1756 and one lists his age as 19 another as 20, so it is logical to assume that he was

born in 1736. Although there is no marker, there's a strong possibility he was buried in

Shiloh Cemetery, as the church was organized in 1821. William Jolly donated the land for

the Shiloh Church where the cemetery is located.

The earliest record of William Jolly was when he bought land in 1807 in Greene Co., TN.

The will of Nancy Jolly, died 16, April 1842, is in Roane Co., TN. She names children:

Jonathan Barnard, Margaret Deatherage, Diannah Brandon, James Jolly and William Jolly




Burial: Shilo Cemetery near Kingston, Tenn. (9.9 mi. So. Harriman)

Census: 1850, Roane Co. , Tennessee







i. JOHN ANDERSON3 BARNARD, b. May 21, 1813, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. January 31, 1904, Home of

daughter, Mrs. J.C. Harmon, Clinton, TN; m. ELIZA J. CAMPBELL, November 20, 1838, Shilo, Roane Co.,

Tenn.; b. September 12, 1818; d. January 21, 1908, Harriman, Tennessee.



John Anderson was engaged in farming at Barnardsville, Roane Co., Tenn.


John Anderson's tombstone reads 1833 for date of birth, should be 1813,


1850 census of Roane Co., TN list John Barnard 37 and Eliza 31. Their children: JKC 12, Seraphine 10,

James J. 8, William T. 6, Albert C. 4, and Alexander 3mo.


Was a delegate to the 39th General Assembly in Tennessee representing Roane County, Tennessee;

Republican. From the Rockwood Times, Jan. 30, 1908; Harriman Record, May 27, 1926; Prepared Roster,

39th General Assembly; Wells, History of Roane County, 135, 177.


Written by John A. Barnard's grandson and submitted to Barnard Lines Newsletter:


John A. Barnard, my grandfather was born in 1813 and died 1905. He settled on an adjoining farm to his

father and raised a large family which will be listed later. He was a man possibly with limited education in his

youth but well read and fairly above the average of his day. He was a consistent member of the Baptist

Church, a member of the state legislature, justice of the peace and a member of the county court for many

years. He was well versed in politics, had strong opinions and lived up to his principles. He belonged to the

Whig Party previous to the war and while he owned Negroes, he opposed slavery as a matter of principle and

morals. When the war broke out, he cast his lot on the Union side. That part of the country was pretty evenly

divided politically and some of his relatives, even his son-in-law J. A. Ewing, were in the southern army. He

was well versed in medicine and kept a good supply of all kinds on hand and while he never made a charge

for his services or medicine, he treated most of the poor folks in their sickness in his community. Of course, I

am sure he had faults but I am unable to recall any from my association from the time I was eight years old

until I was sixteen, except that he got me up at four o'clock in the morning and insisted on me cutting stove

wood on Saturday afternoon. He was the most systematic person I have ever known, as regular in his

personal habits as a clock; he washed his teeth before and after eating and the last time I ever saw him when

he was past eighty years old, he had never lost one of his teeth. He retired from hard labor when he was about

sixty years old but looked closely after the details of his farm as long as I knew him.



Died 2: 1904, Clinton, Tennessee

Burial: January 31, 1904, Shiloh Cemetery; Harriman, Roane Co., Tenn.

Occupation 1: November 20, 1846, Barnardsville, TN Post Office

Occupation 2: June 22, 1866, Re appointed to Barnardsville, TN. P.O.

Occupation 3: September 25, 1893, Post Office discontinued at Barnardsville,TN

Politics: House,39th General Assembly Roane Co., (Republican)

Tax List: 1869, 652 acres; value $3500; Cash $55( 10th dist)




Eliza J. Barnard was born in Virginia, Sept. 12, 1818, died jan. 21, 1908. Her ancestors came from Virginia

and settled at Campbell's Station, in Knox County, Tenn., which was named for her grandfather. Her father,

Robert Campbell, came to Roane County, Tenn., when Eliza Barnard was but a child. She was married to

Col. Jno A. Barnard Nov 20, 1838, who preceded her to the grave, lacking 10 days of 4 years. The result of

this union was 11 children, 9 sons and 2 daughters, 7 of whom are still living. She joined the Baptist church

at Shilo with her husband the 4th Saturday in August, 1842. She was a consistent member of the church more

than 65 years. These years were characterized by a chaste walk and godly conversation so well manifested in

daily life that she was recognized as a Christian by all who knew her. (Hiwassee Baptist Association




Burial: 1908, Shiloh Cemetery; Harriman, Roane Co., Tenn.



ii. NANCY BARNARD, b. September 18, 1814, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; d. June 01, 1877, Loudon Co.,

Tennessee; m. WILLIAM BREEDEN, October 08, 1840; b. 1803, Meigs County, Tennessee (Tenn/Virginia

line); d. 1864, Shilo, Roane County, Tennessee.





Nancy and her husband William Breeden lived at Barnardsville on land next to Jonathan and Sarah, her




Died 2: 1877, Living with son, Rufus

Burial: 1877, Shilo Cemetery, Barnardsville, Roane Co. Tenn. (Harriman)





In the marriage of David Hall and Dravy Davis listed in the Roane County Marriages Dec. 21, 1833, William

Breeden is bondsman.


Norma Garrett writes, July 5, 1999, I am from William Breeden and Nancy Barnard, daughter of Jonathan and

Sarah Jolly. They lived there at Barnardsville on land next to Jonathan and Sarah Barnard and were buried in

the Shiloh Cem. My father was born near there in Meigs Co. My grandfather was Abel Boone Breeden son

of William Breeden.


Samuel J. Breeden M. D., was the seventh of eight children born to William and Nancy Barnard Breeden. On

the account of delicate health and the war, was educated but a little before fifteen years of age, when he was

educated chiefly at Haiwassee College, in Monroe County. He was then a salesman in Philadelphia, Tenn.,

for two years. He soon returned to Loudon County, and was engaged in the practice of medicine about

eighteen months. Since then he has been at Breedenton, which, before he and his brother established a store

there, was called Stewart's Landing, until 1886, he went to Dayton, Rhea County, but since October of that

year, he has been at Decatur. Our subject is a Democrat, and a Methodist, while his wife, Hester Marrell, is of

the Presbyterian faith.



Burial: 1864, Shilo Cem. Barnardsville, Roane Co., Tenn (Harriman)

Military service: Bet. July 12, 1837 - July 12, 1838, Cherokee War; East TN Mounted Vol.

Property: 1W1 10 SE 160 Roane Co., Tenn.

Religion: Baptist, later in life Methodist Episcopal



iii. WILLIAM J. BARNARD, b. October 12, 1816, Roane County, Tennessee; d. October 02, 1844, Shilo, Roane

County, Tennessee; m. MARY ANN PIERCE, December 20, 1843; b. November 07, 1823; d. October 07,



Burial: Shilo Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.





The "History of Roane Co., TN" has Mary Ann Pierce listed as Mary Ann Puree, also, believe it is same

person, as William J. married both on the same day. Dec. 20, 1843.


Mary Ann died five days after her husband's death.


iv. JAMES W. BARNARD, b. March 21, 1819, Roane County, Tennessee; d. February 07, 1856, Shilo, Roane

County, Tennessee.

v. LUCINDA BARNARD, b. April 07, 1821, Barnardsville, Roane County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1875, Sulphur

Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas; m. ABEL B. RUSHING, March 17, 1840, Roane County, Tennessee; b. February

06, 1816, Eastern Tennessee; d. Bet. 1860 - 1868, Hopkins Co., Texas.


Date born 2: LDS has her Birth 1822/23

Burial: Mary Self's property Hopkins Co., Texas




Burial: Self Cem. on John & Mary Self's property

Occupation: Mary Self is Abel's daughter



vi. REUBEN SQUIRE BARNARD, b. April 05, 1823, Barnardsville, Roane County, Tennessee; d. 1887, SW of

Jasper, Newton Co., Arkansas; m. RACHEL REBECCA SPARKS, December 11, 1843, Roane County,

Tennessee; b. 1821, Roane County, Tennessee; d. 1902, Waldon, Scott Co., Arkansas.





"Recorded by Ralph Barnard March 8, 1995. At that time Ralph was living at Hominy, Oklahoma"


Rueben Barnard and his family came to Arkansas from Tenn. about 1850, stopping at Conway, Ark. what is

now Boone County. Boone County, Arkansas was created in 1869 from the larger Carroll and Madison

Counties. The county seat is Harrison, Arkansas. It is located in the North central part of the State. Boone

County is bounded by Taney Co., Missouri on the North; Marion Co. on the East; Newton and Searcy

Counties on the South; and Carroll Co. on the West. Rueben Barnard farmed land located in the Van Buren

Township. Probable moving there from the Crooked Creek Township.


Thomas Barnard is buried in Cottonwood Cem. 12 miles north of Harrison, Ark., by Elfonso and Effie, my

father's brother and sister. They died at an early age. Thomas is Elfonso and Effie's uncle.


Jonathan L. Barnard was a minister of the gospel. (Jonathan is Rueben's father who died in Tenn.)


Believe Lucindia and Nancy died at a young age. Lucindia could have been born at Conway, Arkansas. (??)

Lucindia and Nancy were daughters of Rueben and Rachel Barnard.


Van Buren Township joins Madison County on the West it is south of Ponca and comes south to join Murray

on the East; it includes the community of Boxley. State Hy 43 runs North and South through it and Hy 21

comes in on the northwest from Madison County and angles south to join Hy 43.


Rueben Squire is buried in the Buffalo Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas. Rueben is buried near Lewis

and Martha Daniels close to a large sweet gum tree not far from the main gate. Rueben has a tomb stone.

To reach the cemetery go south from Parthenon on State Highway 375 for about 2 miles then take a right on

the Murray Road. This cemetery is located at the old Buffalo School House (Sec 14, Township 15N, Range

22 West.)




In 1830 President Andrew Jackson signed into law a bill requiring all Indians living east of the Mississippi to

leave their homes and be relocated in Oklahoma in the Indian Territory. The first "treaty" to begin the

infamous removal was called the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. We know the removal as the "Trail of

Tears". There were actually three "Trail of Tears", two north of Newton County and one to the south of

Newton County. Many of the Indians escaped into the mountain wilderness of Newton County area to hide

out. Many families in Newton County can trace their ancestry to these same Indians.


During this period of time, the Cherokee Sequoyah was believed to have lived at Deer, Arkansas, using the

white man's name of George Guess. While there, he developed the Cherokee's alphabet. By 1828, the

Cherokee had a complete written language. By then, white settlers were beginning to enter the area.


By 1838, most of the Indians had been removed to Oklahoma. An early map of Newton County in 1840

shows the settlement of Jasper to be an established village. History tells of one of the first residents, a

Choctaw Indian by the name of John M. Ross (not the noted Cherokee chief) who became the first postmaster

and later county clerk. His cabin was located behind where the River view Motel now stands.


In 1840, this area was still part of Carroll County. Some of the first family names in the 1840 and 1850

census are still prevalent in the county today. A few of them are Adams, Baker, BARNARD, Bellah, Brown,

Bunch, Campbell, Carter, Cecil, Cheatham, Choate, CLARK, Cole, Criner, Cross, DANIELS, Davis,

EDGMON, Garrison, Ham, Hampton, Harp, Holt, Hudson, JONES, Kelley, Keys, Lee, Martin, Miller,

Moore, Nichols, O'Neal, Parker, Phillips, Ramsey, Reynolds, ROSAMOND, Sams, SELF, Sloan, SPARKS,

Standridge, VILLINES, Walker, WHITELEY, and Youngblood.


Newton County was established in 1842 and was divided into only eight townships: Prairie, White, Richland,

Polk, Jackson, Union, Van Buren, and Osage.


Like many other places in the south, the Civil War divided families but not at the beginning in Newton

County, Many fought together at Wilson Creek and Pea Ridge. James Vanderpool came forward to become a

Union hero by recruiting men to join the northern cause. Nathaniel Bunch was the southern recruiter and the

famous John Cecil, with his twin pearl handled revolvers on his hips, became the guerilla leader. Several

battles were fought in Newton County. One of the more important ones was at Whitely Mills (Boxley) when

Union soldiers came in to remove Confederate forces from the Saltpeter Cave where they were manufacturing




gun powder. Another major battle was fought near Lurton when Union soldiers were running down John

Cecil and his band. He escaped to spend the rest of his days in Madison County. Union soldiers came in and

moved the citizens of Newton County to Springfield, Missouri while they searched for John Cecil, burning

Jasper to the ground. This forced many of the communities to turn to other population centers. Boxley

people went to Kingston.



Jasper was rebuilt and became a boom town during the 1880s and 90s. A petition was made to the county

court December 19, 1895 for Jasper to become an incorporated town. During these prosperous years, Jasper

and Marble City were the overnight stops for herds of cattle and hogs and flocks of turkeys headed for the

railroad at Harrison, Arkansas.



Richard Taylor Barnard, son of Reuben and Rachel Sparks Barnard, had married Margret Clark March 10,

1878 and his children were born during the time of Jasper's rebuilding. Richard Taylor moved his family

from Newton County about 1900 to Wellston, Oklahoma. This is where Margret passed away in 1903 and is

buried in the Wellston cemetery.



My grandfather (Pap Paw) was born May 15, 1889 in Jasper, Newton County, Arkansas. His name was

Alferd Richard Barnard and he had an identical twin brother Albert. Alferd Richard Barnard married Clara

Faye Laswell. To this union was born 13 children. My daddy was their oldest son, Otis Riley Barnard born

January 27, 1917.




Burial: Buffalo Cemetary Newton Co., Arkansas

Census 1: 1870, Rueben 46 Rachel 49 (7 children)

Census 2: 1870, Newton Co. Arkansas Van Buren Twp

Property: December 10, 1885, Boone Co., Ark. 160 A (2-20N-20W)




It is very probable Rachel Sparks and Rueben Barnard moved to Crooked Creek Township, Carroll County,

Arkansas about the same time as Rachel's parents, Richard and Sarah Sparks, and three of Rachel's brothers,

Peterson, Hiram C. and Joshua. According to the 1870 census, Jonathan b. 1854 probable the fifth child of

Rueben and Rachel, was the last one born in Tenn. Evidently all their children (we have no information about

Lucendia b. 1850) moved to Arkansas with them. They all grew to adult hood in Arkansas and married in and

around Newton Co., Arkansas.



Peterson Sparks was listed on the 1860 census of Crooked Creek Township, Carroll County, Arkansas, with

his family; his occupation was given as farmer, and his real estate was valued at $500 while his personal

property was worth $476. The 1860 census showing Peterson Sparks was taken in August that year. Living

very near him were his parents,( Richard and Sarah Sparks.) Since Abigail Spark's husband was standing in

as bondsman for Nancy Jane Sparks April 1851, a year after the 1850 census in Tennessee, most likely her

parents had already moved elsewhere (maybe Arkansas). Abigail and Philemon Edgmon would travel later

with her brother, Joshua.



Sometime between 1858 and 1860, Hiram C.. Sparks moved with his family to Newton County, Arkansas.

They were living in Boston Mountain Township when the 1860 census was taken (on July 13, 1860). He and

his younger brother, Joshua Sparks, were listed next to each other on the census so were probably living on

adjoining tracts of land. Hiram's occupation was given in 1860 as "Saddler".



According to family accounts, Hiram C. Sparks was killed by "bush-whackers" during the Civil War near

Boxley, Arkansas, which is located in Newton County, just over the line from Madison County. The widow

of one of his grandchildren, Bille Whiteley Sparks of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, recalled in 1961: "Yes, his

granddad (Hiram) was sick and went out in the orchard and set down by an apple tree and they shot Hiram




Hiram C. had a son John Peterson Sparks. Oral history has it that John Peterson made shoes and supplied

Confederate volunteers, working at his cobbler's bench under a rock shelter not far from the gunpowder works

at the base of Cave Mountain. His sister would carry food to him and to the others at the cave, who were

engaged in making gunpowder there for the Confederacy. One day on her way to the cave, she saw Union

soldiers coming, and, to hide the food she was carrying, she sat quickly down on a log, placed the food basket

beside her, and covered it with her long skirt. After talking to the young woman a few moments, the soldiers

moved on. She later found out that she had not only well hidden the food, but that she sat upon the log in

which her brother and the others had hidden their rifles.



Abigail Sparks, sister of Rachel, came to Arkansas with Joshua Sparks (her brother) and his family. Abigail's

husband was Philemon Edgmon, who was a brother to Catherine Edgmon who married Joshua Sparks.




Nancy Jane Sparks, Rachel's baby sister, married James Deatherage April 5, 1851. It is interesting to note that

when the 1850 census was taken of Roane Co., Tenn. Nancy was listed as one of the daughters still living at

home with her parents, her age was 22. James Deatherage, age 21, born in Tenn. was living with the family.

He and Nancy were married the next year with Philemon Edgmon standing as bondsman for the marriage. In

all likelihood, the Edgmon and Sparks were neighbors in Meigs County, Tennessee.

The Deatherage name has been linked with the Barnard and Jolly names before. George Russell Deatherage

married Sarah Jolly's sister, Dianna. Abner Deatherage married Elizabeth Morrison in 1823, she was the

daughter of Mary Barnard Morrison daughter of (our) John Barnard and Anna Carr. Byrd and Abner

Deatherage traveled with William Jolly by flatboat down the river to the Haiwassee District., Tenn., (Roane

County). Margaret J., Rueben's sister, had a son William Pleasant Ponder who married Nancy Ellen Wierick.

Nancy Ellen Wierick's mother was Nancy Leticia Deatherage.


 Margaret, Sarah's sister, was mentioned as a Deatherage in her mother's will. Samuel Barnard, Jonathan's


brother, named one of his children Allen Deatherage Barnard. Jonathan and Sarah Jolly Barnard were


Rachel's father-in-law and mother-in-law.


March 10, 1878, Rachel Barnard's son, Richard Taylor would marry Margret Clark, daughter of Thomas Clark

and Matilda Jolly Clark. Matilda is niece of Richard Taylor's grandmother Sarah Jolly. Matilda Jolly Clark

was daughter of Nancy Deatherage Jolly and William Jolly. Nancy Deatherage Jolly was daughter of Abner

and Elizabeth Morrison Deatherage.


A letter (email) from Judy Tate Aug 31, 2001::


Dear Anita and Joy,


Attached is the scan of the 1912 Mossville school picture, Newton Co., Ark. Joy, yep Mandy and Bud were

children of Dick and Rener Sparks. I have not referred to the recent relationship discussion and reference to

relationship charts that have came through the list...but the Sparks and Edgmons pictured are some kind of

doubled cousins to one another, and then once removed and thrown out and then back in again or

something:o)... the Sparks children descend from Joshua Sparks, is first wife was Catherine

Edgmon..Catherine Edgmon was sister of Philemon Edgmon who was the grandfather of the Edgmons

pictured....and Joshua's sister Abigail was wife of Philemon Edgmon...and so it goes:o)... here is the picture.

Take care, Judy Tate


Children in Mossville School picture:::


Back: Hesse Edgmon; Jesse Edgmon; Margaret Cline; ____ McKnight; Kenneth Cline; Leather Edgmon


Front: Eldridge Edgmon; Mary Edgmon; Manda Sparks; Lockie Cline; Mary Sparks; Gertie McKnight;

Mattie Grace Edgmon; ___McKnight; Bud Sparks



Burial: Lamb Cemetary, Scott Co., Arkansas



vii. SAMUEL G. BARNARD, b. March 04, 1825, Roane County, Tennessee; d. State of Texas.

viii. MARGARET J. BARNARD, b. October 15, 1826, Roane County, Tennessee; d. Roane County, Tennessee; m.

WILLIAM R. PONDER, February 17, 1845, Roane County, Tennessee; b. 1821, Tennessee.


Burial 1: Barnard Cemetery Roane Co., Tenn. (?)

Burial 2: Desc. question place of burial (TX ?)




Property: 1846, Hiawassee Dist. acquired 155 acres



ix. GEORGE WALTER BARNARD, b. November 01, 1828, Barnardsville, Roane County, Tennessee; d. April 02,

1880; m. MALINDA CAROLINA CROWDER, January 08, 1857, Roane County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1890.


Census: 1890, Union Vet. Pvt. Co. B.; 5 US TN Infantry

Military service: April 20, 1862, 31st Infantry (Union)

Tax List: 1869, 155 acres;value$1750; 1 poll (10th dist)



x. JONATHAN MCEWEN BARNARD, b. November 14, 1830, Roane County, Tennessee; d. June 19, 1913, Shilo,

Roane County, Tennessee; m. (1) REBECCA ANN DELCINA WEECE, December 22, 1870; b. February 03,

1859; d. March 10, 1926; m. (2) MALINDA CAROLINE CROWDEN, Aft. 1880.




Burial: Shilo Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

Tax List: 1869, Cash $1470; 1 poll (10th dist. Roane Co.)



xi. SARAH JANE BARNARD, b. April 24, 1834, Roane County, Tennessee; d. 1913, ARA Douglas, Missouri; m.

PARNICK JOHNSON, July 09, 1849, Roane County, Tennessee; b. March 13, 1829, Roane Co., Tennessee; d.

July 20, 1917, ARA Douglas, Missouri.



A copy of the military service for "Parrick Johnson" shows he enlisted in the Civil War 12 Aug. 1862 in Mt.

Vernon , Mo. under Capt. Roberts -- 76 Reg't E.M.M. Ordered into active service 15 Aug 1862 by Gen.

Brown. Relieved from duty, 5 Feb 1863 by "Cert. of Disability". Re-enlisted 30 April 1864 ordered into

service 25 Sept. Relieved from duty 15 Nov 1864. The National Archives Soldier's Certificate #849,481

Parnick Johnson was in Capt. Clark's Independent Calvary Company of Missouri. States he enlisted 25 May

1861, honorable discharge 1 Sept. 1861. Declaration filed 5 June 1912 claimant 83 years old, does not write,

had a disability -- Ventralhermia and dis. of nervous system. Pension was issued 8 July 1907 was dropped 22

Aug 1917.



Parnick was also partially paralized.



According to Edgar Johnson and his wife in Fresno, Calif. grandson of Reuben S. Johnson. "They say no one

would talk about Parnick's wife because she was an Indian".



According to Paula Tate, Parnick's youngest son, Sigal, was named after Parnick's commander in the Civil





Census 1: 1870, Farmer-Mt. Vernon Twp. Lawrence Co., Mo.

Census 2: 1850, Dallas Twp., Greene Co., Tenn. page 362

Census 3: Bet. 1860 - 1880, Lawrence County, Missouri

Military service 1: 1861, Civil War under Capt Clark Calvary (Indep.)

Military service 2: 1861, Soldier's cert. #849,481 Capt. Clark Cav.

Military service 3: August 12, 1862, Enlisted Mt. Vernon Mo., under Capt. Roberts



xii. ELIZABETH BARNARD, b. January 24, 1836, Roane County, Tennessee; d. 1905; m. CLINGER M. (KINKAID)

KINCADE, July 19, 1851, Roane County, Tennessee.

9. LYDIA2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born December 27, 1795 in Hawkins Co., North

Carolina, and died January 21, 1887 in Roane County, Tennessee. She married WILLIAM CARR

BAILEY 1816 in Hawkins County, Tenn.. He was born June 19, 1798, and died June 19, 1862

in Roane County, Tenn..


Burial: Williams Cemetery-Tennessee




William Bailey served in the War of 1812. He died June 19, 1862 in Roane Co., Tenn. He

was the son of Carr Bailey, and, based upon the Bailey-Britton Genealgy published in 1962

by T. H. Bailey, his ancestry goes to immigrant Stephen Bailey of Westmoreland co., Va.

William and Lydia Barnard Bailey were the parents of 12 children, three of whom migrated to

Greene Co., MO.




Burial: Ambrose Cemetery, Roane Co., Tenn.





i. COLUMBUS M.3 BAILEY, b. Abt. 1817.




Military service: Co. C, 4 Tenn. Vols..Mex War



ii. EZEKIEL S. BAILEY, b. December 29, 1819, Hawkins County, Tenn; d. January 01, 1889, Roane County,

Tenn.; m. (1) ELIZABETH J. EWING; b. November 28, 1825; d. January 22, 1901, Roane County, Tenn.; m.



Hiwassee Baptist Association Minutes, Sep. 1894



In Memoriam. Elder Ezekiel S. Bailey departed this life at his late residence, Roane County, Tenn., 30

minutes after midnight, Sunday morning, November 23, 1890. Brother Bailey was a son of William and

Lydia Barnard Bailey, and was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., December 29th, 1819. Came with his father

to Roane County, Tenn., and settled near Kingston in 1832. Made profession of religion about 1840. United

in marriage to Elizabeth Ewing January 2, 1845. Was baptized into fellowship of Shiloh Church, of Roane

County, by Elder W. E. Pope, fourth Sunday in June, 1857. The issue of the above marriage was nine

children, with a large circle of relatives, were present when death ended his pains, which cast a mantle of

gloom and sorrow over the community; robbed the church of all that God gave to it in the person of Bro.

Bailey, except the fruits of his labor and his godly example, and clothed his family in the liabilities of

remediless grief. The curtain has dropped; but we have the Leisure of contemplation a long and useful life; a

participant in most of the stirring events and enterprises of Roane County. Although Bro. Bailey made a

profession of religion in 1840, he did not become a member of the church for several years because of a lack

evidence he expected to obtain. Yet the change in his conversation and manner of life was so marked as to

elicit many expressions of pleasure and confidence. In 1856 to 1858 a memorable revival of religion spread it

influence all over the south side of Tennessee River in Roane County and Meigs County. Those who

professed to have experienced the new birth, could tell redemption's story and sing its songs; in this grand

victory of the cross, Bro. Bailey's evidences reached the sublime height of full assurance, from which they

never lowered till death. In 1860, he was ordained to the full work of the ministry. When called to the

pastorate of the church he displayed a vigilance which commanded him to the church as a trusted sentinel; a

safe leader, and a gentle under Shepherd or overseer. He was chosen moderator of Hiwassee Baptist

Association quite a number of sessions, eliciting the approval of the entire body. A good man in every sense

that word implies; visiting the sick, and with his presence came substantial relief for their bodies, with counsel

rich in wisdom, pointing to the Lamb of God; sympathy for the erring; having a generous heart with an open

and, his beneficences-were felt all around; a kind neighbor, a considerate husband and affectionate father; an

unwavering friend, never having betrayed anyone's confidence. His last days were attended with intense pain;

his mind was clear till near the end his last utterances were exclamations of victory as if visions of glory were

in view; his last words, thrice spoken. "I am happy". His funeral services were held in Shiloh Meeting

House, Monday, at 10:30 A.M., November 24th, conducted by his life-long friend, intimate brother and

fellow laborer, Elder J. B. McCallon. An unusually large concourse of people were in attendance. His

remains were interred in the Shiloh Cemetery, almost under the shadow of the church to which he belonged so

long; that he serve so Faithful; which he loved so well; for which his tears often fell; for whom his prayers

ascended. The Lord gave him, the Lord took him, "Blessed be the name of the Lord".



Burial: Shiloh Cemetery; Harriman, Roane Co., Tenn.

Tax List: 1869, 616 acres; value $5400; cash $187 (10 dist)




Burial: Shiloh Cemetery; Harriman, Roane Co., Tenn.



iii. CORNELIA BAILEY, b. Abt. 1819; m. HARMON.

iv. SARAH L.. BAILEY, b. 1819; m. ABINGTON H. LESLIE, August 08, 1842, Roane County, Tennessee.

v. LEMUEL BAILEY, b. Abt. 1821.

vi. NANCY BAILEY, b. Abt. 1823.

vii. MESHACK STACY BAILEY, b. November 24, 1823, Hawkins County, Tenn; d. October 30, 1891; m. (1)

HULDA BOULDIN, October 25, 1854; b. November 11, 1836, Yanceyville, Caswell Co., N.C.; m. (2)

MARTHA EMERINE ROBERTS, October 30, 1870, Marshville, Webster Co., Missouri.


Burial: Henderson Cemetery, Rogersville, Green Co., Missouri (?)




Burial: Timberridge Cemetery, Webster Co., Missouri



viii. ANN MORRISON BAILEY, b. December 06, 1824; d. November 07, 1915; m. JAMES WESLEY HOOD; b.

March 01, 1815; d. September 07, 1890.



ix. MELINDA MELVINA BAILEY, b. February 02, 1826; d. June 26, 1916; m. ISRAEL HARMON; b. October 11,

1825; d. October 08, 1906.


Burial: Ambrose Cemetery, Roane Co., Tenn.




Burial: Ambrose Cemetery, Roane Co., Tenn.



x. MINERVA A. . BAILEY, b. 1831, Roane County, Tenn.; m. JOSEPH LAFAYETTE SMITH, November 27, 1854,

Roane County, Tennessee; b. 1831, Grainger County, Tenn..


This couple was the great grandparents of Charlene Hook (Mrs. Raymond Hook) of Tulsa, Oklahoma.



xi. AMANDA BAILEY, b. 1834.

xii. EMELINE BAILEY, b. 1837; m. JOHN WILLIAMS; b. October 07, 1832; d. March 04, 1875.


Burial: Ambrose Cemetery, Roane Co., Tenn.



10. ELIZABETH2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born 1799 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee, and died

August 05, 1840 in Roane County., Tennessee. She married OLIPHANT " OLIVER" WOOLSEY

1811 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee, son of JOHN WOOLSEY and SARAH OLIPHANT. He was born

December 06, 1790 in Greene Co., Tennessee, and died 1826 in Roane County, Tennessee.


Elizabeth Woolsey died 1840 leaving heirs Polly Yandell wife of James W.; George W. Yandell

and wife Prisilla; Samuel Woolsey; John Rushing and wife Rachel; Zepuriah Woolsey; and

Ann Woolsey. The estate owed Levi Casey of Missouri.




Burial: Beech Creek Cemetery, Hawkins Co., TN




Oliphant legally changed his name in 1824 to Oliver. (Oliphar)



Will recorded November court term, Book B., pg 323, wife, children and brother Zephaniah

named. Will written Jan. 17, 1826. Proven 1826, recorded in Cumberland County, Kentucky



The following is qoted from Anne Woolsey Jackson's book::::



"In the 1770s John Woolsey III and his brother, Zaphaniah moved southward with their

families, stopping some few years in Virginia, where part of the family settled and remained.

John and Zephaniah moved on further south, settling in Greene County, Tennessee. John

chose the north side of the Nolichucky River (near Jeraldstown) for his home, and Zephaniah

settled on the south side of the river. Zephaniah's descendants are still living in that area in




John Woolsey III is Oliphant's father.




Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Roane County, Tennessee









iii. RACHEL WOOLSEY, b. Abt. 1816; m. JOHN RUSHING.

iv. JOHN WOOLSEY, b. Abt. 1818.

v. SAMUEL WOOLSEY, b. Abt. 1820.

vi. ZEPURIAH WOOLSEY, b. Abt. 1822.

vii. ANN WOOLSEY, b. Abt. 1824.

11. SAMUEL2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born September 18, 1800 in Hawkins Co.,

Tennessee, and died May 31, 1863 in Webster, Missouri. He married NANCY JOLLY July 12,

1821 in Ceremony by Rev. Bird Deatherage - Tennessee, daughter of WILLIAM JOLLY and

NANCY WHEELER. She was born 1805, and died August 31, 1872 in Webster, Missouri.



Samuel was a Southern Democrat who was murdered by bush-whackers during Civil War for

housing a soldier, 31 May 1863 in Webster, Missouri. Because he was sympathizing with the

confederates, he was hung along with the soldier.



Samuel's tenth child, Samuel E., b. 1841 TN., died in hospital during Civil War. 30 Nov 1864

in St. Louis, Missouri.



Samuel's sixth child, Dudley Jolly Barnard was said to be insane and never married and at 38

years was working on farm for mother, Nancy (1870 census of Webster Co., Mo)



In the Panther Valley Cemetery, West of Marshville, Missouri, Webster County, there are

three grave stones I cannot identify:: Sam C. Barnard b. 1865 d. 1940 and wife Thomsa b.

1867 d. 1958; John T. Barnard b. 1888 d. 1977; Rachel E. Barnard b. Sept 3, 1842 d. April

3, 1912.



Another researcher has Samuel as son of Rueben Barnard. Rueben was the oldest son of

John Barnard and Anna Carr.




Burial: Panther Valley, Dallas twp, Webster, Missouri

Census: 1870, Mo.-Nancy living on farm with Dudley (son)

Migration: July 1845, Citizen of Greene Co., MO

Occupation: April 09, 1839, Post Master at Barnardsville, Tenn.




Burial: Panther Valley, Dallas twp, Webster, Missouri





i. ZEDIKIAH3 BARNARD, b. October 1822, Roane County, Tennessee.

ii. DIANAH BARNARD, b. August 18, 1824, Roane County, Tennessee; d. June 06, 1906, Webster, Missouri.

iii. SARAH ELIZABETH BARNARD, b. April 06, 1826, Roane County, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1895.

iv. JONATHAN BARNARD, b. Abt. 1827, Roane County, Tennessee.

v. JOHN CARR BARNARD, b. September 23, 1829, Roane County, Tennessee; d. April 15, 1907; m. (1) LOUISA

CAROLINE WESTER YANDELL, 1854; b. September 10, 1837, Roane County, Tenn.; d. October 19, 1862,

Webster County, Tenn.; m. (2) RACHEL ELIZABETH COMPTON, August 1864; b. September 03, 1842; d.

April 03, 1912, Missouri.


Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri






Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri




Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri



vi. DUDLEY JOLLY BARNARD, b. December 09, 1832, Roane County, Tennessee; d. April 08, 1904, Missouri.

vii. ALLEN DEATHERAGE BARNARD, b. May 18, 1834, Roane County, Tennessee; d. January 06, 1928; m.

LETHA J.; b. November 24, 1843; d. March 09, 1930.


Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri



More About LETHA J.:

Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri



viii. NANCY JANE BARNARD, b. 1838, Roane County, Tennessee; d. January 08, 1916.

ix. LYDIA BARNARD, b. 1840, Roane County, Tennessee.

x. SAMUEL E. BARNARD, b. 1841, Tennessee; d. November 30, 1864, St Louis, St Louis Co., Missouri.

xi. HENRY PURRES BARNARD, b. April 11, 1843, Roane County, Tennessee; d. November 06, 1921,

Birmingham, Alabama; m. (1) LUCY M.; b. June 1847; d. May 02, 1908, 60 yrs, 11 Mo. and 15 days; m. (2)

MARY M.; b. December 01, 1846; d. November 27, 1916, Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W.

Marshfield, Missouri.


Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri



More About LUCY M.:

Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri



xii. MARY ELLEN BARNARD, b. March 31, 1845, Webster, Missouri; d. April 28, 1928, Webster, Missouri; m.

DR. WILLIAM JASPER WILLIAMS; b. May 11, 1849; d. January 24, 1916, Missouri.



In a list of the Panther Valley Cemetery in Missouri Mary Ellen is listed as wife of Dr. W. J. Williams and

born March 31, 1855, instead of 1845.



Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri




Burial: Panther Valley Cem., Dallas Twp., 9 mi. S.W. Marshfield, Missouri



xiii. MARTHA CAROLINA BARNARD, b. June 01, 1849, Webster, Missouri; d. December 12, 1925, Webster,


12. SARAH2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born 1802 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee. She

married VACHEL LIGHT, son of WILLIAM LIGHT and PATIENCE DILLINGHAM. He was born 1763.




There is a will dated 1817 for William Light recorded in Roane Co., Tennessee.



Williams wife was Patience and the children were Jacob; Vachel; John; William; George;

Wright; Joshua; Micheal b. 1812; (probable grandson) Patience m. Mullins: Sussanah m Rice;





Prudence m Morelock. Micheal 1783





13. ZADOCK (ZEDIC)2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born 1803 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee, and

died Bet. 1870 - 1881. He married MARY BALL Abt. 1827. She was born 1808.

Children of ZADOCK BARNARD and MARY BALL are:


i. MITCHEL3 BARNARD, b. Abt. 1828; m. NANNIE.

ii. PATIENCE BARNARD, b. Abt. 1829; m. KINDRICK.

iii. WILEY M. BARNARD, b. 1830.


Military service: Bet. 1862 - 1865, 19th Infantry (South) Pen. # S9287 Hawkins Co., TN





vi. NATHAN BARNARD, b. 1837.

vii. ARTHUR BARNARD, b. 1839.

14. JOHN CARR2 BARNARD(JOHN 1, JOHN A) was born 1804 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee, and

died 1882 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. He married HANNAH August 04, 1825. She was born Abt.



Burial: Setzer Cemetery, Hawkins Co., TN (markers=field stone)



More About HANNAH:

Burial: Setzer Cemetery, Hawkins Co., TN (markers=field stone



Children of JOHN BARNARD and HANNAH are:


i. GRANDVILLE HENDERSON3 BARNARD, b. 1832, Bulls Gap, Tennessee; d. 1922; m. MARY JANE LONG.



Grandville Henderson Barnard was the son of John Carr Barnard. This was about the time the spelling of

Barnard was changed to Bernard, all of John Carr's children wearing the name Bernard. Grandville was a

tobacco farmer in what was called "Barnett Holler", living near there all of his 89 years. He was a Primative

Baptist, and was known as "Peacemaker", often called upon to settle disputes. He was part Pennsylvania-

Dutch and part Scotch-Irish and was called by the name "Henderson".


Most of Grandville's children settled in Hawkins County, Tennessee and Sullivan County, Tennessee. Some

of their descendants still live in Bulls Gap and Whitesburg, TN.


Grandville's son, William Mahlon Bernard settled in Nebraska. Josephine and William were married on

horseback in the middle of the road in St. Clair, Tennessee by her preacher brother, Thomas Berry. They

came to Nebraska with a group of friends from Tennessee who all settled in the Holmesville, Ne. area

(southeastern) Will owned a farm there and farmed for many years, retiring early to care for his wife who was

ill in health. Will's son James still owns and farms the family farm.


This information came from James and Sharon Bernard of Holmesville, Nebraska.


ii. AMANDA BARNARD, b. 1834; m. (1) WEST; m. (2) WEST.

iii. MICHAEL BARNARD, b. 1836.



vi. ELLEN BARNARD, b. 1841; m. WILLIAM JACKSON, December 31, 1875, Roane County , Tennessee.





Military service: Civil War-Wore Blue-Rec. Pension $8.00