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Martin and Charlotte (Hall) Barker

Possibly Martin Barker, age 6, Irish, arriving in Boston on the Western Star March 20, 1858, in company with Betsy 35, Bridget 16, Catherine 8.
Charlotta Hall "Lottie" (James D., Amos W.) was born May 25, 1858 in Lee County, VA, and died December 30, 1933 in Denver, CO. She married (1) Martin Barker Abt. 1875 in Claiborne County, TN. He was born Abt. 1826 in Isle of Man, and died December 1897 in Winslow, AR (Washington, Co.). She married (2) William T. Clark January 29, 1900 in McCook, Red Willow, CO.

In 1860 Lee County, Jas. D. is 23, "Useley" 18, and Charlotta 2.

In 1870 Lee County, Charlotta is 12, with James D. 30 - born in Rockingham County, no spouse. Roda E. is 4, and Nancy B. eleven months.
They're living with Peter and Anna Lambert and their seven kids.

He married (2) Nancy E. Cunningham November 13, 1870, daughter of Ezra Countess and Margaret ??.   She was born August 26, 1837 in Washington County, Virginia, and in 1850 Russell County, Virginia, Elizabeth Countis is 13, with Ezra 40 And Margaret 42. Mary Jane is 20, Eliza Ann 18, Peter G. 15, Thomas M. 11, William B. 9, and Rachel 5.
Nancy Elizabeth Countis married William Cunningham on November 10, 1859 in Lee County, Virginia. William 21 and Nancy E. 22 are in Lee County in 1860.

In 1870 Lee County, Nancy E. Cunningham 36, George W. 8, Eliza 3 are living with Ezra and Margaret Countess.

Nancy died December 06, 1902 in Claiborne County, TN. They are in Claiborne County, Tennessee in 1880 and 1900. Nancy E. hall 1837-1902 is buried in Tazewell # 163944072.

Ezra 70 and "Peggy" 72 Countiss are in Claiborne County in 1880, and George Cuningham 18 is living with them.

Possibly Charlotta's sister is the Nancy Bell Essary, born August 17, 1881 ?? in Claiborne County, Tennessee to James D. hall of Lee County, Virginia and an unknown mother. Informant was
Nancy # 65298038 is buried in Tazewell, Tennessee, spouse of Walter Preston Essary.

Another sister could be the Rhoda Elizabeth Essary born 1866 to James D. Hall and Nancy Jennings ??, dying 1937 in Tazewell, Tennessee.

Rhoda Hall married William M. Essary in Claiborne County January 4, 1888.
She's buried in Tazewell, too, # 166117718, spouse of William M. Essary born February 1830 in North Carolina, with Elizabeth August 1838 Virginia.
In 1900 Claiborne County, Tennessee, James is farming. She died February 1941 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, informant Dud Essary (son).

One tree said Martin Barker and Charlotta Hall married about 1875 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Martin timber-claimed a quarter in 21, 5S 47W in 1890, witnesses Samuel M. Weaver of Cope, Miles Vanwinkle of Kirk, William Freidhofer of Fox, and Gottlob W. Idler of Kirk.

Thanks to Patricia Von Reyn for the two nice scans of some of Martin's file at the National Archives.

Patricia wrote that Martin's son Joseph was a student of Mrs. Lena Pratt of Kirk.
One descendant wrote that Martin died in 1898 in Winslow, Arkansas.

February 2, 1900 McCook "William T. Clark and Lottie Barker were united in marriage by Squire H. H. Berry, Monday."

In 1910 McCook, Lottie is married to William Clark ten years, she's had two kids, one living. Joseph D. Barker is with them., 27, single.
William T. Clark married Mrs. Lottie Barker on January 29, 1900 in McCook. He was 37, she was 40.
Lottie is married to William Clark in 1930 Goshen County Wyoming, 68 born in Tennessee, married to William T. Clark 67 born in Indiana.
, Joseph (Dean) Barker was born 28/Jan/1883 in Joseph, Oregon to Martin Barker and Charlotte nee Hall. He was delivered by Dr. Dean per family talk.

Likely parents of Lottie :
Jas Hall married Ursula Lambert, daughter of Peter Lambert, age 16, in Lee County Virginia, April 15, 1857.
In 1860 Lee County, Jas D. Hall is 23, Usdey 18, with Charlotta 2. In 1870 Lee County, James D. Hall is 30, born in Rockingham County, NC, with Charlotta 12, Roda E. 4, and Nancy 1B. eleven months,
This is likely Lottie's sister:
Rhoda Elizabeth Essary born 1866, to James D. Hall and Nancy Jennings, died July 5 1937 in Tazewell County Tennessee.
Jas Hall married Ursula Lambert , daughter of Peter Lambert, age 16, in Lee County April 15, 1857.
In 1860 Lee County, Virginia, Jas D. Hall is 23, Usdey 18, with Charlotta 2. In 1870 Lee County Virginia James D. Hall is 30, born in Rockingham County, NC, with Charlotta 12, Roda E. 4, and Nancy 1B. eleven months,
Children of Charlotta Hall and Martin Barker are:
i. Joseph Dean Barker, born January 28, 1883 in Joseph, Oregon (Union County, now Wallowa County); died April 14, 1947 in Lincoln, NE (Lancaster County). He married Elizabeth Ann Daughtery on June 25, 1913 at McCook, NE (Red Willow Co.).
ii. Infant Barker, born 1901 in McCook, NE (Red Willow Co.); died 1901 in McCook, NE (Red Willow Co.).

Joseph Dean Barker was born January 28, 1883 in Joseph, Oregon, and registered for WWII in Lincoln, Nebraska, shoemaker, His reference was Mrs. Ray Papp, of 4724 No. Kenmore, Chicago
In 1940 Lincoln, Joseph is 57, Elizabeth 50, Leonard 21, Raymond 17, and Dorothy Rose 11.
Helen Barker was born April 3, 1914 at McCook to Joseph D. Barker and Elizabeth A. Daugherty, dying July 21, 1991 as Helen Papp.
She's 25 in 1940 Chicago, with Raymond A. Papp, 34.

Joseph Dean Barker registered for WWI in McCook, born January 28, 1883, a pipe fitter for there C B & Q, nearest relative Elizabeth A. Barker, same address.

Lincoln, Nebraska - April 15, 1947
Joseph D. Barker, 64, 2337 No. 67th, Lincoln resident for 25 years died Monday. He had lived in Nebraska all his life and was a shoemaker.
Barker was a member of St. Patrick's church at Havelock. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, Leonard M. Barker of Syracuse, N. Y., and Raymond J. Barker of Lincoln and two daughters, Mrs. Helen ??? of Oakland Calif., Dorothy Barker of Lincoln.

May 1947 "Announcement is made of the betrothal of Miss Mary Patike, daughter of Mrs. Anna E. Patike of Syracuse. N. Y., to Leonard M. Barker, son of Mrs. Joseph D. Barker and the late Mr. Barker. Mr. Barker is a graduate of the University of Nebraska where he was a member of Sigma Tau and Pi Tan Sigma. He served as a captain in the signal corps and is now associated with General Electric in Syracuse. "
1948 Lincoln "A magazine section of a Chicago newspaper recently carried a feature story concerning Miss Marcelle Young of Denver, who, according to the story, is parachuting her way through college. Naturally Miss Young has some Lincoln connections such as parents, Mr and Mrs. George Young of Denver, formerly of Lincoln, and both former students at the University of Nebraska-—Mrs. Young will be remembered as Agnes Clark of McCook— Anyway, so the story goes, Marcelle was visiting in Wichita, Kansas, a little over a year ago when she heard that a near-by aerial circus, needed a stunt parachute jumper. The young lady, although a licensed pilot, never had made a jump, a fact she concealed from the circus management. Her curiosity and her need for money turned the trick and so her first jump was a delayed one from 10.000 feet. Since then she has earned enough money parachuting to pay her way through the University of Denver. Miss Young is a niece of the late Joseph D. Barker of Lincoln, and occasionally comes to pay a visit to Mrs. Barker.

February 17, 1959 Lincoln, Nebraska

Mr. and Mrs. George Freriehs announce the engagement of their daughter, Delores DeAnn, to Airman First Class Robert Warren Barker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barker of Clarksburg, W. Va. Miss Freriehs attended Lincoln School of Commerce. Mr. Barker is stationed at the Lincoln Air Force Base. The couple have chosen Aug. 10 for their wedding date.

Raymond J. Barker, 82, passed away Friday, July 29, 2005, at Aspen Park Healthcare in Moscow, Idaho.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine's Catholic Center, near the University of Idaho Student Union Building.
Ray was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Bethany, Neb., to Joseph Barker and Elizabeth Barker, and had three sisters and a brother. His father lost a leg in an industrial accident, and the family got by during the Depression on the proceeds from his father's shoe repair shop, plus food from their small farm.
After two years at the University of Nebraska, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps officer candidate school. The year was 1943. Ray became the navigator on a B-24 in the Pacific, flying 40 missions over the Philippines and Japan.
A few days before shipping out, he married Viola Woods at Mountain Home, Idaho. They had three sons after the war: Lawrence, Earl and Joseph.
In the early 1980s he began attending reunions of his old squadron, and in 1989, made the trip of a lifetime back to the tiny Palau island that was their first base.
Ray had fallen in love with Idaho during his brief stay during the war. After earning a degree in agriculture, he jumped at the chance to relocate here, accepting a job with the Soil Conservation Service in St. Maries, Idaho. Later he was based in Sandpoint, Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene, and finally Moscow, where he lived since 1963.
His job was mapping soils throughout the 10-county area of northern Idaho, and he said, "I can safely claim that I have been on more country roads than any other individual past, present, and, I'll wager, even the future." He spent his first three summers after retirement taking pictures of soils and landscapes throughout the state and authoring a publication called the "Idaho Soil Atlas."
Ray's great love was jazz. He grew up during the Swing Era, and bought his first guitar in 1935. The price was $4.95. By college he was playing on live radio three days a week. His professional career spanned more than 60 years, but his most cherished times were the hundreds of appearances with the Lionel Hampton School of Music jazz choirs and bands.
In the 1950s, Ray decided to save money by teaching himself how to tune the family's piano. One thing led to another, and soon he had all the work he could handle. He announced his retirement from piano tuning on his 80th birthday.
He married Jeane Buchanan in 1974, and was widowed in 1994. During their 20 years together they especially enjoyed traveling. Ray made it his goal to visit every one of the seven continents in his retirement. Among many remarkable trips was their 1988 visit to China soon after it was opened to Western tourists, and Ray's cruise on a small ship to Antarctica. Ray's green thumb was legendary. He decided to build a greenhouse so he could have tomatoes year-round and fill his front yard with prize-winning flower beds. He was known by his grandchildren as Grandpa Greenhouse.
He married Alyse Boyd in 1996, and was adopted into her extended family. During their wonderful years together, they took trips to Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
He is survived by his wife Alyse Boyd Barker; a brother, Leonard Barker of Fayetteville, N.Y.; sons Larry Barker and Earl Barker of Enumclaw, Wash., and son, Joe Barker of Orlando, Fla.; plus four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death this year by his beloved granddaughter, Vicki Barker.
Memorial donations may be made in Ray's name to the University of Idaho School of Music's jazz department, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow.  

Syracuse, New York

Leonard M. Barker, 89, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born and reared in Nebraska, he earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and immediately entered the service as an officer in the Signal Corps. He served throughout WW II and was the assistant signal officer of the 11th Air Force Headquarters stationed in the Aleutians with the rank of captain. Following WW II, Mr. Barker worked for 38 years as an engineer for the General Electric Company in Syracuse in the areas of radar, sonar, and space systems. He was the proposal manager and system engineer for the Radio Guidance System of our country's first ICBM, the Atlas Missile--the system that also guided all of the original astronauts into orbit aboard the Mercury and Gemini capsules. He was a secretary of GE's Elfun Society and was president of the Syracuse Chapter of the American Rocket Society. He pursued graduate work at Harvard, MIT, and Syracuse University.

Devotion to God, family, country, and work were of utmost importance. He was an avid gardener and had a love of learning. Active in amateur radio since 1939, he held the call sign W2SU.

Mr. Barker is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Mary E. Patzke; their five children, David J. (Susan B. Tayntor) Barker of Cazenovia, Katherine (Federico) Meira of Cazenovia, Patricia (John) von Reyn of Manassas, VA; Martin John Leonard (Carol) Barker of Henderson, NV and Margaret (Ira) Rosenheck of Liverpool; 14 grandchildren (Barker, Lesinski, Rosenheck, von Reyn); six great-grand-children; numerous step-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel, 3690 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Funeral services will be 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, NY , with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in DeWitt.

Dorothy was born July 29, 1928 in Lincoln to Joseph and Elizabeth, as Barker in 1944, and Marks in 1948.
August 3, 1930 "Dorothy Rose Barker celebrated her second birthday Tuesday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Barker, 6802 Walker avenue."

Dorothy Rose Marks 1928-1996 is buried in Littleton, Colorado # 125611165.

In 1940 Oceanside, San Diego County, Lucille is 22, married to Frank Bigger 24, a pump operator on a farm. Georgeine is three months old.

Frank Austin Bigger 1915-1981 is buried in Inyo County, California 11787520.
Lucille was born November 20, 1916 at McCook to Joseph D. Barker and Elizabeth A. Daugherty, dying as Lucille B. Wiersma March 1984.

Georgene Bigger, born December 22, 1939 at Oceanside, married Ronald D. Knisely on July 5, 1966 in Los Angeles, and died as Georgene Knisely on March 9, 2004

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