Texas Family Group Sheet for the James Blount BARKER Family


Husband: James Blount "Jim" BARKER
Birthdate: 1823 - Wilson County, Tennessee
Death date: July 1876 - Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee
father: unknown
mother: unknown
other marriages: Sarah A. JAMES - married 08 September 1849 Rutherford County, Tennessee
Sources:
o 1850 Trimble District, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 894, Page 264, Dwelling #225, Family #225, listed as James BARKER, head of house, age 27, male, Farmer, born in Tennessee [and married to 1st wife Sarah Adeline JAMES]
o 1860 Census for Trimble District, Rutherford County, Tennessee Roll 1271 Book 1, Page 174a lists him as J B BARKER, head of house, age 36, male, farmer, personal value $1000, born in Tennessee.
o 1870 Census 18th Civil Dist, Rutherford County, Tennessee Roll 1558 Book 1, Page 112 as J B BARKER, age 47, married, white male, a farmer, real estate value $3300, value of personal estate $500, born in Tennessee.
o Interview: Gloria (Hoye) Erhard, and Patsy (Olive) Jones, and papers from the estate of Lillian "Jewel" (Barker) Hoye.

Marriage date: 15 June 1853
Wilson County, Tennessee by J.W. Johnson, M.G.

Wife: Emaline Frances SYPERT
Birthdate: 06 October 1836 - Wilson County, Tennessee
Death date: Bef. 01 June 1880 - Hallsville, Harrison County, Texas
father: Robert Bell SYPERT
mother: Juliet (HUNT) JACKSON
Sources:
o 1850 Civil District #3, Wilson County, Tennessee, Roll 901, Page 336, listed as Emaline SYPRETT, age 13, female, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year.
o 1860 Census for Trimble District, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1271 Book 1, Page 174a, lists her as E F BARKER, age 23, female, born in Tennessee.
o 1870 Census 18th Civil Dist, Rutherford County, Tennessee listed as Emma BARKER, age 33, white female, at home, born in Tennessee.
o Additional information courtesy of Gloria (Hoye) Erhard, and papers from the estate of Lillian "Jewel" (Barker) Hoye.

CHILDREN

Child 1: Sarah "Sallie" BARKER
Birthdate: 1854 Rutherford County, Tennessee
Spouse: Adolphus "Dolph" Anderson KELTON
Marriage date: c1873 [probably Tennessee]
Death date: 1878 [probably Tennessee]
Sources:
o 1860 Trimble District, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1271 Book 1, Page 174a, shown as Sarah BARKER, age 6, female, born in Tennessee [and living with parents and siblings]
o 1870 Census for 18th Civil Dist, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1558 Book 1, Page 112, shown as Sallie BARKER, age 16, white female, a farm laborer, born in Tennessee.

Child 2: J.E. BARKER
Birthdate: 1857 Tennessee
Spouse:
Marriage date:
Death date: bef 1870 Tennessee
Sources:
o 1860 Trimble District, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1271 Book 1, Page 174a, name obtained from census, shown as male, age 3, born in Tennessee.
o No other record.

Child 3: Thomas Gordon BARKER
Birthdate: 16 November 1859 Rutherford County, Tennessee
Spouse: Florence Eugena AYCOCK
Marriage date: c1890 [probably Texas]
other marriages: Maggie PRITCHETT
Death date: 07 February 1932 Longview, Gregg County, Texas
Sources:
o 1860 Trimble District, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1271 Book 1, Page 174a, listed as T G Barker, age 1, male, born in Tennessee.
o 1870 Census for 18th Civil Dist, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1558 Book 1, Page 112, shown as white male, age 11, farm laborer, born in Tennessee.
o 1880 Census for Precinct 4, Harrison County, Texas p495D shows him as head of house, single, white male, age 20, born in Tennessee, a farmer, both parents born in Tennessee.
o 1900 census for Precinct 4, Harrison County, Texas p261A shows him as Thomas BARKER, head of house, white male, age 40, born in Nov 1859 in Tennessee, married 11 years, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer, owned farm, could read/write/speak English.
o 1910 Census for Hallsville, Harrison County, Texas Roll 1562 Book 1, Page 234b listed as T G BARKER, head, white male, age 50, married 2 years, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer, could read/write/speak English, owned farm free of mortgage
o 1920 Census for Justice Precinct #4, Harrison County, Texas Roll 1816 Book 1, Page 29a shown as Tom G BARKER, head of house, owned hom free of mortgage, white male, age 60, widowed, could read/write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer.

Child 4: William D. BARKER
Birthdate: April 1863 Rutherford County, Tennessee
Spouse: Orlenia FERRELL
Marriage date: 1885 [probably Texas]
Death date: 1933 Harrison County, Texas
Sources:
o 1870 Census for 18th Civil Dist, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1558 Book 1, Page 112, shown as white male, age 7, born in Tennessee, at home.
o 1880 Census for 4th Precinct, Harrison County, Texas p495D shows him living with brother Thomas Gordon BARKER and the rest of his siblings, listed as brother, single white male, age 18, born in Tennessee, works on farm, both parents born in Tennessee.
o 1900 census for Precinct 2, Wood County, Texas lists him as William BARKER, head of house, white male, born in Apr 1863 in Tennessee, age 37, married 15 years, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer, rented farm with 15 farm animals, could read/write/speak English
o 1910 Census for Hallsville, Harrison County, Texas Roll 1562 Book 1, Page 234b lists him as W B BARKER, head of house, white male, married 25 years, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, could read/write/speak English, a farmer, owned farm mortgage free with 84 farm animals
o 1920 Census for Justice Precinct #4, Harrison County, Texas Roll 1816 Book 1, Page 28b shown as Will D BARKER, head of house, white male, age 56, male, could not read/write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer.

Child 5: Fannie BARKER
Birthdate: 1868 Tennessee
Spouse:
Marriage date:
Death date: unknown
Sources:
o 1870 Census for 18th Civil Dist, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1558 Book 1, Page 112, shown as Fanny BARKER, white female, age 2, born in Tennessee, at home.
o 1880 Census Precinct 4, Harrison County, Texas p495D shows her living with brother Thomas Gordon BARKER and the rest of her siblings, is listed as sister, single white female, age 12, born in Tennessee, keeps house, both parents born in Tennessee. No other record.

Child 6: Emily L. BARKER
Birthdate: 1869 Tennessee
Spouse:
Marriage date:
Death date: unknown
Sources:
o 1870 Census for 18th Civil Dist, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Roll 1558 Book 1, Page 112, shown as white female, age 1, born in Tennessee, at home.
o 1880 census Precinct 4, Harrison County, Texas shows her living with brother Thomas Gordon BARKER and the rest of her siblings, is listed as sister, single white female, age 10, born in Tennessee, keeps house, both parents born in Tennessee. No other record.

Child 7: John E. BARKER
Birthdate: 1872 Tennessee
Spouse: Julia C. MASSEY
Marriage date: 11 December 1894 Gregg County, Texas
Death date: unknown
Sources:
o 1880 Precinct 4, Harrison County, Texas, p495D, shown as living with brother Thomas Gordon BARKER and the rest of his siblings, is listed as brother, single white male, age 8, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee.
o 1900 census for Precinct 2, Gregg County, Texas shows him as John E BARKER, head of house, white male, age undecipherable, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer, could read/write/speak English, owned farm
o 1910 Justice Precinct 5, Upshur County, Texas; Roll 1596 Book 1, Page 129a shown as John E BARKER, head of house, white male, age 38, married 15 years, born in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina and mother born in Tennessee, spoke English, a farmer, could read/write, owned farm free of mortgage
o 1920 Census for Justice Precinct #8, Upshur County, Texas Roll 1853 Book 2, Page 231a shown as John E BARKER, head of house, owned home free of mortgage, white male, age 48, married, could read/write, born in Tennessee, father born in Mississippi and mother born in Tennessee, a farmer.

Child 8: Robert L. BARKER
Birthdate: January 1875 Tennessee
Spouse:
Marriage date:
Death date: unknown
Sources:
o 1880 Precinct 4, Harrison County, Texas, p495D, shown as living with brother Thomas Gordon BARKER and the rest of his siblings, is listed as brother, single white male, age 7, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee
o 1900 Census for 4th Justice Precinct, Fannin County, Texas Roll 1633 Book 2, Page 6 shown as Robt BARKER, head of house, white male, born January 1875, age 25, single, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a "phisition" [physician?], could read/write/speak English, owned house free of mortgage.

Child 9: Walter LeRoy BARKER
Birthdate: 07 February 1876 Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee
Spouse: Estelle KUYKENDALL
Marriage date: 25 December 1900 Gum Springs, Harrison County, Texas
Death date: 03 October 1957 Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
Sources:
o 1880 Precinct 4, Harrison County, Texas, p495D, shown as living with brother Thomas Gordon BARKER and the rest of his siblings, is listed as brother, single white male, age 4, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee.
o 1910 census for Hallsville, Harrison County, Texas Roll 1562 Book 1, Page 238 listed as W L BARKER, head of house, white male, age 34, married 9 years, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer, owns farm with 109 farm animals, could read/write/speak English.
o 1920 Census for Justice Precinct #8, Upshur County, Texas Roll 1853 Book 2, Page 241b shows as Walter BARKER, head of house, owned home free of mortgage, white male, age 43, married, could read/write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer with 239 farm animals
o 1930 8th JP, Upshur County, Texas; Roll 2403 Book 2, Page 222a shown as W.L. BARKER, head, owned home farm, white male, age 54, married at age 24, could read/write, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, a farmer, not a Veteran
o Other information supplied by Gloria (Hoye) Erhard -- granddaughter.
 
 
Notes:
* When Emaline's husband died, her oldest living son, Tom, brought her and the younger children in a covered wagon to her parent's home in Texas. Her father, Robert Bell SYPERT, was already deceased and her mother, Juliet, had apparently lived on what remained of their 500 acre farm alone, with the exception of a tenant farming family by the name of MOBLEY. Emaline died only 3 weeks after her arrival to Texas and when youngest son, Walter LeRoy was 4 yrs old. This would have been about 1880.
* Emaline was buried beside her Papa in the family cemetery in Ash Springs (about 2 miles SE of today's Hallsville, in Harrison County, Texas). Those that are buried at the site are: Robert Bell SYPERT, his wife--Juliet (HUNT) JACKSON SYPERT, Emaline Frances (SYPERT) BARKER, and the unknown name of a infant of a tenant farmer with the last name of MOBLEY.
* The children were raised mostly by the oldest son, Tom, with the oldest girls helping their grandmother, Juliet with the housekeeping and cooking.
 

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