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Descendants of Lewis Barge, American Revolution
Generation No. 1
1. LEWIS1 BARGE , AMERICAN REVOLUTION was born 1741 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died February 02, 1809 in Fayetteville, City Cemetery, Cumberland County. He married (1) MARY K.. He married (2) CHRISTIAN 1775.
Notes for LEWIS BARGE , AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
1 AUTH Colonial Records with Cumberland County Association (March 13, 1772)
1 AGNC Vendue Master for Fayetteville, N.C.
1 DEST was a hatter
1 MEDI he also ran an inn
Moved to Fayetteville, N.C.in 1761
Lewis Barge, was born 1741 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and diedFeb-2-1809 in Fayetteville , Cumberland County, North Carolina. He married(1) Mary Kelly Bef. 1755. He married (2) Christiana Unknown, 1775.
Lewis Barge owned Barge Tavern in Fayetteville, North Carolina, which has now been converted into a Convention Center by the Chamber of Commerce. He was instrumental in having the town named Cross Creek and was active in politics.
More facts about Lewis Barge: listed in First Treasurer's Papers for voucher; moved to Fayetteville in 1761; was a hatter and also ran an inn; Buried at Cripple Creek; Signer of Liberty Point Resolves and supported cause of the Colonies.
http://genforum.genealogy.com/barge/messages/92.html Paul Talmadge
I have done some pretty extensive research on the Barge line. I have found those with the surname of Barge from pretty astounding backgrounds; mostly French and German, but some from South America and from Hungarian roots. A James Barge of England sent me a brochure of Chateau de Barge, in France, which was once inhibited by Barge Families. I do not have all of these links working yet, but I do have the cover of the brochure posted online at...
http://members.xoom.com/tonybarge/chateau1.html Tony Barge
O. C. Weaver book...is $20 (including shipping & handling). The name of the book is Barge Families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, North Carolina and Butler and Wilcox Counties, Alabama (1998). It is a paper back with a plastic binding, 250 pages including index.
Children of LEWIS BARGE and MARY K. are:
i. LEWIS2 BARGE.
ii. POLLY BARGE, m. JOHN WILSON.
iii. GEORGE BARGE.
Children of LEWIS BARGE and CHRISTIAN are:
iv. EDWARD2 BARGE.
2. v. ABRAHAM BARGE, b. 1776, Fayetteville, Cumberland County.
vi. RICHARD BARGE, b. November 1776; d. November 15, 1840.
3. vii. RICHMOND BARGE, b. May 08, 1778, Fayetteville, Cumberland County; d. June 23, 1830, Campbell County, Georgia (now Fulton Co.).
viii. SARAH BARGE, b. February 08, 1783, Fayetteville, Cumberland County; d. November 15, 1840; m. COLLIN MCIVER.
ix. RACHEL BARGE, b. November 15, 1786.
4. x. ABEL BARGE , WAR OF 1812, b. February 08, 1788, Fayetteville, N.C., Cumberland County; d. December 28, 1861.
5. xi. JOHN BARGE, b. 1790, Fayetteville, Cumberland County; d. November 02, 1845.
Generation No. 2
2. ABRAHAM2 BARGE(LEWIS1) was born 1776 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County. He married HANNAH HARRIS.
Notes for ABRAHAM BARGE:
1 AUTH settled in Washington Co. Georgia
1 AGNC farmer, accumulated much property
Children of ABRAHAM BARGE and HANNAH HARRIS are:
i. LEWIS3 BARGE.
Notes for LEWIS BARGE:
1 AUTH noted as one of the most influential men in Georgia
1 AGNC had a peg leg
ii. MARIAH LOUISA BARGE, m. ROBERT THOMAS DAILEY.
Notes for MARIAH LOUISA BARGE:
Carol, I am so excited to find some real living Barges. I, too, am descended from Abraham. Hi s daughter Mariah Louisa Barge was my great-grandmother. She married Robert Thomas Dailey, about whom I can find NOTHING! Mariah died in her 40's of typhoid fever and left my grandmother a n orphan with no living siblings. The lone survivor of that family line, she infrequently talk ed about her family. She was very proud of the Barges, however and talked some about her Uncle Bob and Uncle Jim, Aunt Sallie and Uncle Joe Salter. I have been to the old (in the middle of a farm) Barge family grave yard. All graves are unmarked, except,"Capt." Jim Barge's and Maria's (his wife?)http://genforum.genealogy.com/barge/messages/49.html Judy Culberson
3. RICHMOND2 BARGE(LEWIS1) was born May 08, 1778 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and died June 23, 1830 in Campbell County, Georgia (now Fulton Co.). He married MARGARET PARKER October 15, 1815.
Notes for RICHMOND BARGE:
1 AUTH farmer and boat builder
Children of RICHMOND BARGE and MARGARET PARKER are:
i. AARON3 BARGE.
Notes for AARON BARGE:
1 AUTH son moved to Carroll Co, est. Barge, Ga. 6mi w of Carrollton
ii. JOSIAH BARGE, d. buried at Owl Rock.
iii. MARGARET BARGE, m. MITCHELL.
iv. JOHN BARGE, b. 1809, Fayetteville, N.C., Cumberland County; d. Campbell County, Georgia.
v. EDWIN MADISON BARGE, b. June 06, 1816; d. Fayetteville, County, Georgia; m. MALINDA MILLER.
6. vi. RICHMOND BARGE, b. 1820.
4. ABEL2 BARGE , WAR OF 1812(LEWIS1) was born February 08, 1788 in Fayetteville, N.C., Cumberland County, and died December 28, 1861. He married (1) RHODA SAFFRIA 1809. He married (2) MARTHA FAUST CHILES 1823.
Notes for ABEL BARGE , WAR OF 1812:
1 AUTH living in Washington Co. Ga, June 4, 1813
1 AGNC when signed deed for property in Fayetteville
1 DEST 13 regiment under Captain Edmond Hopson
1 MEDI July 30, 1814 acknowledges Abel Barge private
Children of ABEL BARGE and MARTHA CHILES are:
i. CAROLINE B3 BARGE, b. June 13, 1810.
ii. BENJAMINE FRANKLIN BARGE, b. September 01, 1811.
iii. MALINDA BARGE, b. March 31, 1813.
iv. MATILDA BARGE, b. May 01, 1815.
v. SALLY BARGE, b. July 16, 1816.
7. vi. GEORGE ABEL BARGE , CIVIL WAR, b. June 12, 1824, Henry County, Georgia; d. October 05, 1911, Furman, Alabama, Palmer Cemetery, Wilcox County.
vii. ELEFARE CHRISTIAN BARGE, b. December 25, 1827; d. December 01, 1910.
viii. MARTHA A. BARGE, b. May 23, 1836; m. JAMES REYNOLDS.
5. JOHN2 BARGE(LEWIS1) was born 1790 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and died November 02, 1845. He married ELIZABETH HILL WEBB.
Children of JOHN BARGE and ELIZABETH WEBB are:
8. i. EDWARD3 BARGE.
ii. TOM BARGE.
9. iii. JOHN BARGE.
iv. LEWIS BARGE.
v. ESSEX BARGE.
Generation No. 3
6. RICHMOND3 BARGE(RICHMOND2, LEWIS1) was born 1820. He married MARY ANN KISER.
Children of RICHMOND BARGE and MARY KISER are:
10. i. ALLISON4 BARGE.
11. ii. POSEY BARGE.
7. GEORGE ABEL3 BARGE , CIVIL WAR(ABEL2, LEWIS1) was born June 12, 1824 in Henry County, Georgia, and died October 05, 1911 in Furman, Alabama, Palmer Cemetery, Wilcox County. He married Mary Ann SLAUGHTER, daughter of REUBEN SLAUGHTER and SEMANTHA FLUORNOY.
Notes for GEORGE ABEL BARGE , CIVIL WAR:
1 AUTH enlisted October 1, 1863 Baldwin County
1 AGNC discharged in 1865
1 DEST State History in state of Georgia, Atlanta
Mrs. Joe Poole
Forest Home, Ala.
Sept. 8, 1962
I borrowed the Barge Bible from Marion Moncrief and had copies of the Family Records made . Mrs. Glenn who works at the Court House, operated the photostatic machine and would not le t me pay her for the work. I had four copies made and am sending you the copies of the two pages. I was so very glad to do it and want you to keep them. Hope it will be what you need. Mrs. Glenn said it was easier to make a copy of the entire page and we could cut off any part w e did not need. It seems to me we would have to get a copy of the will of Lewis Barge to prove Abel was his son. Usually, but not always--children named in a will are in order of birth . Would I need a photostatic copy of the militia vouchers of Lewis Barge or could I have one made from the ones you have?
If we ever do get this worked out we should send material to Dr. Hubert Barge of Miami . He has given us so much valuable information.
While my brother Will's daughter Eloise Nicholson, was visiting me in June we rode over to Furman one afternoon, hoping to find you home. There did not seem to be anyone at home. When she comes next summer we want to try to see you and your family. Eloise loves family history and antiques and I have told her about the interesting furnishings at Dr. Burson's. I visited in Cousin Amanda's home one afternoon and enjoyed talking to her and Mr. Knight. Grandmama Floyd dearly loved "Cousin" as she called Cousin Amanda. Joe's Grandmother Bloxom used to tell how the "Reynold's Girls: and Coz. Amanda would go to church wearing their taffeta silk dresses. I have always thought they had a refinement that was home of that period.
I have tried to make a Barge family history outline--not exactly a tree which is crude, but I believe authentic. Am enjoying all my research on family lines. Wish we knew more about Christiana, who she was before marriage. Isn't it a shame we do not become interested in lineage until our later years?
Please do remember me when you get the Barge line proved. I have begun on Reynolds and Lefturch and all my reading is on those lines now.
Sept. 9, 1962
Snow Hill, Alabama, February 15th, 1910
to Mr. J.J. Barge, Atlanta, Ga.
Your letter received and was read with interest. I am afraid I cannot give you much information concerning our ancestry as my knowledge of them is very limited. Yes, my grandparent s were Germans--real Germans, all together. I do not know when they came to this country, but my grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War. My father was born during the war. They were living at Fayetteville, N.C. at that time. They raised their family there. Kept hotel as long as he lived. He died there at Fayetteville. There were several boys older than my father. Abram followed the sea, in his younger days, for many years, until the thunder struck his vessel and it deafened him so that he could hardly hear. He then retired from the sea and settle d at Washington County, Georgia. and was successful as a farmer. Accumulated a pretty property there. Edward was a mechanic by trade and stood high in the estimation of the people. He l ived and died at Fayetteville, N.C. My father (Able) and Uncle Richmond also came to Washington County, Georgia. Uncle Richmond moved from there to Campbell County, and my father move d from there to Henry County and lived there some fifteen or twenty years and then came to Alabama, Butler County, and settled there. My father served in the War of 1812, and I served in t he Confederate War. Uncle John, the youngest son, came from Fayetteville, N.C. to Alabama. He , too, settled in Butler County. He was a physician, and a very popular man. After grandpa died, grand-ma came and lived with Uncle John. And she was a strict Presbyterian. She died in Butler County at Uncle John's. I do not know that any of the Barges ever aspired to office . I do not know how many of the boys served in the war. My father was a Major in the Army . If any of the family went wither to Ohio or Virginia, I never heard of it. My grand-father was married twice, and he had two sons by his first wife, but I do not know what became of t hem. I once knew all of Uncle Richmond's boys, and I would be glad to know which one was your father, and how many of the boys are still living. I will be eighty-six years old the 12th day of June. I wish that I, too, could have seen you. If you should come this way I would be m ore than glad to have you come and visit me. I do not know of anything that I could add that would interest you, so I will close with love and best wishes for you and yours. Your cousin , G.A. Barge
Snow Hill, Alabama, March 1st, 1910
Mr. J.J. Barge, Atlanta, Ga.
Yours of recent date to hand and contents noted. To begin with my grandfather's name was Lewis, and grandmother's name was Christiana. I do not know who she was before she was married. Pa and Uncle John moved to Alabama when I was a mere strip of a boy, and I have seen an d known little of our relatives. Uncle John raised five boys, Edward, Tom, John, Lewis and Essex. Essex, the youngest son died in the war. Edward married a sister to Dan McCall's mother- in law. He died comparative young, left one child, a boy. They called him Tom. He also died young, but he left five children three girls and two boys, but his oldest son is dead. John was his name. Dan the youngest boy is living at Monterey with his mother and sisters (a nice family) Tom (old Tom I mean) died and left two children. You have seen the girl McCall's wife. Her brother lives at Monterey. Been married several years, and has no heirs. John left two boys and a girl. Edward his oldest son lives at Pine Flat at the old homestead. He has several children, all girls. Essex the younger, moved to Georgia and died left a boy and a girl . His boy and Dan Barge of Monterey is all of our dependence to keep up the name. Lewis left three girls. Josie, one I failed to mention, left one child, a girl. My father had three children, myself and two girls. I have three children, one boy and three girls, my boy died at the age of seventeen, the girls are still living. I have three grandchildren and one great grandchild. My sisters are both living. We are all up in eighty. Our footsteps are fast measuring the time to the other shore. I visited your father I think it was in 80 so it may have been as far back as the70's. But I still remember that visit with pleasure he had a little boy a bright and interesting chap, and I remember one thing a bout him, and that was he was good to his mother. She was not strong, and the little boy would help her with her work. Your p a killed a mutton while I was there, and as it was warm weather he would let it down in the well to keep it cool, and the little boy would always run and draw it up for his mother, as ever , yours. G.A. Barge
Children of GEORGE BARGE and MARY SLAUGHTER are:
i. SON4 BARGE.
12. ii. ELEFARE CHRISTIAN BARGE, b. July 23, 1848, Lowndes County, Alabama; d. July 11, 1930, Furman, Alabama, Wilcox County, Palmer Cem..
13. iii. AMANDA BARGE, b. August 26, 1850.
8. EDWARD3 BARGE(JOHN2, LEWIS1).
Child of EDWARD BARGE is:
14. i. TOM4 BARGE.
9. JOHN3 BARGE(JOHN2, LEWIS1).
Child of JOHN BARGE is:
15. i. EDWARD4 BARGE, b. Pine Flat, Alabama.
Generation No. 4
10. ALLISON4 BARGE(RICHMOND3, RICHMOND2, LEWIS1). He married POLLY DREW DORSETT.
Notes for ALLISON BARGE:
1 AUTH Barge Road one of lead streets in S.W. Atlanta
Child of ALLISON BARGE and POLLY DORSETT is:
i. SADIE5 BARGE, d. California.
11. POSEY4 BARGE(RICHMOND3, RICHMOND2, LEWIS1). He married LUCY SEWELL.
Children of POSEY BARGE and LUCY SEWELL are:
i. RICHMOND IRVING5 BARGE.
Notes for RICHMOND IRVING BARGE:
1 AUTH President
ii. OTIS ALVIN BARGE.
Notes for OTIS ALVIN BARGE:
1 AUTH Used Dan Barge Jr. as engineer, B.S. Ga. Tech
iii. MYRTICE BARGE, m. JULIAN JONES.
iv. MARY LOU BARGE.
16. v. JACOB BARGE, b. 1824, Campbell County, Georgia; d. 1898.
12. ELEFARE CHRISTIAN4 BARGE(GEORGE ABEL3, ABEL2, LEWIS1) was born July 23, 1848 in Lowndes County, Alabama, and died July 11, 1930 in Furman, Alabama, Wilcox County, Palmer Cem.. She married ELKANAH BURSON , CIVIL WAR January 23, 1876, son of JOSEPH BURSON and ELIZABETH DUNN.
Notes for ELKANAH BURSON , CIVIL WAR:
1 AUTH 1862-1865
1 AGNC Wounded Sharpsburg, Wilderness
1 DEST 2nd Manassas, August 20, 1862
1 MEDI Sharpsburg
2 DATE 16 Nov 1863
2 PLAC Campbell's Station
1 GEDC Knoxville
1 REPO Danbridge
Children of ELEFARE BARGE and ELKANAH BURSON are:
i. MARY ELIZABETH5 BURSON, b. April 10, 1880.
17. ii. ELKANAH GEORGE BURSON , DR., b. April 07, 1882, Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama; d. April 1970, Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama buried in Palmer Cemetery.
iii. ELLA CLARE BURSON, b. February 03, 1886; d. June 23, 1993, Dothan, Alabama Houston County; m. (1) G.A. UNDERWOOD, May 19, 1919; m. (2) JAMES LEWIS MOULDER, June 09, 1958.
13. AMANDA4 BARGE(GEORGE ABEL3, ABEL2, LEWIS1) was born August 26, 1850. She married JOHNNY KNIGHT.
Child of AMANDA BARGE and JOHNNY KNIGHT is:
i. MARY ELLA5 KNIGHT, b. October 18, 1873; d. July 14, 1903; m. L.C. GODWIN.
14. TOM4 BARGE(EDWARD3, JOHN2, LEWIS1).
Children of TOM BARGE are:
i. JOHN5 BARGE.
ii. DAN BARGE, b. Monterey.
15. EDWARD4 BARGE(JOHN3, JOHN2, LEWIS1) was born in Pine Flat, Alabama.
Child of EDWARD BARGE is:
i. ESSEX5 BARGE.
Generation No. 5
16. JACOB5 BARGE(POSEY4, RICHMOND3, RICHMOND2, LEWIS1) was born 1824 in Campbell County, Georgia, and died 1898. He married MARGARET DORSETH.
Children of JACOB BARGE and MARGARET DORSETH are:
i. JOSIAH L6 BARGE, d. buried at Oak Hill Cemetery; m. ALICE MCCONNAUGHY.
Notes for JOSIAH L BARGE:
1 AUTH located in Rock Run Alabama
1 AGNC Alexander Barge followed to Rock Run, then moved to Newnan
1 DEST had 3 boys and 1 girl
18. ii. ALEXANDER A. BARGE, b. September 28, 1860, Campbell Co. Georgia; d. April 17, buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.
17. ELKANAH GEORGE5 BURSON , DR.(ELEFARE CHRISTIAN4 BARGE, GEORGE ABEL3, ABEL2, LEWIS1) was born April 07, 1882 in Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama1, and died April 1970 in Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama buried in Palmer Cemetery2. He married ELIZABETH JANE KNIGHT February 20, 1914 in Selma, Alabama, daughter of NAPOLEON KNIGHT and MARGARET WATSON.
Notes for ELKANAH GEORGE BURSON , DR.:
1 AUTH Spring Hill and interned in New York
1 AGNC State of issue: AL
1 DEST Last residence: AL 36741
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records:U.S., SS Death Benefi t Records, Surnames Beginning with B, Date ofImport: Jun 30, 1996, Internal Ref. #184.108.40.2069 70.189]
Individual: Burson, Elkanah
Birth date: Apr 7, 1882
Death date: Apr 1970
Social Security #: 419-52-8280
Last residence: AL 36741
State of issue: AL
"Tis something akin to the immortals that makes us long not to bealtogether unworthy of the f ame of our ancestors."
The story of our family in the twentieth century must begin withWakefield. For years my gran dfather, a country doctor in rural WilcoxCounty, Alabama, would get up and go out on the fron t porch of his houseto look up the hill at the Steamboat Gothic plantation house across thest reet. The "Laura Gulley" place, otherwise known as Wakefield, had beenmoved piece by piece i nto "town" from the plantation several miles awaydown the Farmersville Road. The move acros s the street and hissubsequent ownership of the plantation became a symbol of a change instat us for the family that came to America as Quakers a part of theWilliam Penn exodus from Engla nd. The ancestors of Elizabeth Knight whomDr. Elkanah George Burson eventually married wer e also a part of thatmovement and came in the first wave of immigration to settle also inPenn sylvania and make their way South, as did the Burson family.
Elkanah George Burson (1882-1970) studied medicine at Alabama Collegein Mobile and interne d in New York at Bellevue Hospital, the College ofPhysicians and Surgeons. He practiced medic ine in Furman until his deathin April 1970. He was a handsome man who dressed dapperly unti l the dayhe died. His son, also a doctor who moved to Houston County after WorldWar II, reme mbered the many nights someone would come knocking on thedoor needing a doctor to come mak e a call on a sick patient. He'd saddleup the horse, put on the Mackintosh to protect him fr om the rain, andride out into the night. Cars like the one he drove in the picturecouldn't m ake it down the rain slicked dirt roads.
Favorite stories were of the patient who invited father and son to stayfor supper. When the y noted that everything was being cooked in the samepot, the patient commented: "Well, it' s all going to the same place,aint it?" Another patient bought a new car and was forever ou t toolingabout, riding hither and yon. Upon comment, the man replied: ""Doc,them wheel's i s made round for rollin'."
He worked hard as a doctor and saved. His children remembered eatingbiscuits with only molas ses for lunch at the one room school house theyattended. E. G. Burson, Jr. vowed he'd be abl e to afford white bread oneday so he could have a sandwich like the other kids. At the tim e of Dr.Elkanah George Burson, Sr.'s death he owned 8000 acres of land and aplantation hous e with an enviable collection of antiques he acquired inSt. Louis, Savannah, Montgomery, an d New Orleans. As the doctor for therailroad, he traveled for free and made friends with dea lers in all ofthose areas after purchasing the Laura Gulley house across the streetfrom the h ome he raised his children in (about 1939). He and his wifeenjoyed traveling and collectin g during those years. Elizabeth KnightBurson favored cut glass so she owned an exquisite col lection at the timeof her death.
Children of ELKANAH BURSON and ELIZABETH KNIGHT are:
19. i. ELKANAH GEORGE6 BURSON , DR, b. July 04, 1918, Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama.
20. ii. ELLIECE BURSON, b. April 07, 1915, Furman, Alabama, Wilcox County; d. 1994, Selma, Alabama, buried Palmer cemetery.
iii. ELIZABETH BURSON, b. March 11, 1920; m. JAMES DUDLEY HART, April 23, 1949.
Notes for ELIZABETH BURSON:
Because of Eliece's elopement Elizabeth was not allowed to go to the University of Alabama, she remembered. She had to attend Montevallo, where she was one of their beauties. My grandfather would not let her study medicine, but insisted she become a teacher. She took a business curriculum, but became a secretary, her form of rebellion. A short marriage to Dudley Hart end ed in divorce. She stayed away from these family get togethers as much as possible. The strain was not worth the trip.
Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH BURSON and JAMES HART:
2 DATE Aug 1955
Generation No. 6
18. ALEXANDER A.6 BARGE(JACOB5, POSEY4, RICHMOND3, RICHMOND2, LEWIS1) was born September 28, 1860 in Campbell Co. Georgia, and died April 17 in buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. He married EVIE VARNER.
Children of ALEXANDER BARGE and EVIE VARNER are:
i. HUBERT A7 BARGE, m. DRUCILLA.
Notes for HUBERT A BARGE:
1 AUTH attended med school settled in Miami
1 AGNC Dr. H.A. Barge, 302 Olympia Building, Miami, Florida
Letter to Elliece Williams, December 17, 1961
Dear Mrs. Williams,
We received reply from Aunt Gertrude and she thinks Uncle Jacob's desk which had Col. George Barge's original letters in it was burned when the Barge home burned. When they left Atlanta, the desk was carried to the old homeplace 15 miles south of A--near Owl Rock ____
Drucilla got a photostatic copy of Lewis Barge's will which named his2nd wife Christian a and her children by him. We have a photostatic copy of his drawn pay from N.C. as a Rev. war soldier. Drucilla got this from her cousin Mrs. J.V. Buffington who serves the D.A.R. for t he S.E All of this is in her records for the N.C. State History and they were sent in with the application.
Were you able to get Abel Barge's date of birth and death and his marriage date?
Drucilla has a photostatic deed from Abel and John signed in Washington County Georgia t o the section of the _land___
I will write Mrs. Buffington after the holiday. Give my regards to your father and mother and tell them that I wish all of you a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.
Hubert A. Barge
Dear Mrs. Williams:
Your question to Mrs. Barge will be answered thusly. The original letters from Col. George Bargeto my uncle Col. J.J. Barge of Atlanta were kept by him. He copied these two letter s on typewriter and sent them to my father and he kept them in his safe. After papa's death t he safe was old and the letters put in the family Bible. My sister Mrs. Albert Kates, 19 Wesly Street, Newnan, Ga. has them. We made our own copies. You read her copy Col. Jacob J. Barge has died but his widow Mrs. Gertrude Barge, Cassville Georgia may have them. I will write and ask her to look for them but I don't have much hope as Uncle Jacob was senile for the last 1 0 years and no doubt all of his personal papers were lost.
Mrs. H.A. Barge wrote an airmail letter to the lady in the N.C. Historical Soc and ask he r to swear to the records but has never heard a word. Mrs. Barge's cousin works in the National DAR office and she thought that would be necessary.
As to your getting Abel Barge's record in the WAR of 1812--I would write the War Dept an d ask for his records. Write down that he was born in Fayetteville, N.C. and enlisted from wither Washington Col. Georgia or Henry County Georgia. Ask them to please send his date of birth. Col. George said he was a major. Write War Dept, Wash. D.C. and don't forget the War of 1 812.
If Drucilla could ever hear from the N.C. Historical Society she would start the ball t o rolling and if Margaret Evelyn gets the LewisBarge lines then you could use her number.
We will send you Aunt Gertrude's letter as soon as she replies.
Drucilla paid the N.C. Hist. Society $32 for the records. It looks like they could reply .
I saw an Auburn football player by the name of Burson. Is he any of your relatives?
P.S. I think the War Dept. is your only hope of getting the date of birth--HAB
I will close
Sept. 25, 1861
Dear Ms. Wms-
As you found out in Camden Ala, you have to depend on wills and deeds for most of your in formation. Occasionally you can find a marriage license if you have the right county.
After reading Col. George's letter for 10 times, I saw where his father Abel was a major in the War of 1812. First you write the War Dept in Washington and ask for Abel's record i n War 1812. He was born in Fayetteville, N.C. and no doubt enlisted from Washington or Henry County, Georgia. Ask them if they have his date of birth and death you would like to have that too. Drucilla is asking the N.C. Historical Soc. to sweat to the papers. We hope to get Margaret Evelyn additional ribbon on Lewis Barge. Her cousin works in the DAR office. We will keep you posted.
As to the U.D.C. write to the War Dept in Washington and get the Confederate Record of Co l. George Barge. Attach the U.D.C. papers in Camden Col. George's War Record.
I waded thru the 20 pages of the N.C. Hist. Society copy of papers of Lewis Barge and Richmond. Owl Rock Cemetery has markers on Richmond and his wife's graves with all dates. Consequently all of the rest are marked.
I got most of my information from N.C. Historical Soc. and checked through Col. George' s letters and added dates taken from tombstones and Uncle Jacob's letter.
I wrote up Richmond's crowd because they followed each other and crossed state lines.
Write Drucilla about anything you want to know and she will help ,but don't try DAR until Margaret Evelyn's establishment of Lewis is made.
I forgot to state that Col. Geo. made no mention of his mother or wife. Give my regards to your father and mother and tell your brother that Mrs. Nan Moody, widow of Dr. Moody want s to come with Dr. and wife to see all your fine home and furniture.
I remain very truly,
August 21, 1961
Dear Mrs. Williams:
It was so nice o see your family again and to contact you. My sister certainly enjoyed seeing your beautiful home.
Lewis Barge was born in Philadelphia on 17______He died in Fayetteville N.C. Feb. 2, 1809 an d is buried in the city cemetery. His first wife was Mary. Her children were George, Lewis and Polly. He married Christianna in 1775 or 76. Abraham settled in Washington Co. Georgia . Richmond in Campbell County born May 8, 1778--married Margaret Parker, died June 27,1860 buried in Owl Rock Methodist Cem. Edward born 1779, Abel (your ancestor) and Sally born Feb. 8 , 1788--married Rev. Collin McIver. Rachael born Nov. 1786 and John buried in Butler Co. Al--ancestor of Dan Barge.
Dan Barge Jr. of Nashville, Tenn took pictures of tombstones. This cemetery is in the woods near Forest Home Alabama
Cousin Dan told me that Marvin Moncrief______
Forest Home, Alabama had Col. Geo. Barge's Bible. He said that Marvin's m other was Col. George's sister so that makes him close kin to you.
We went by to see him but he had gone to Dothan with his preacher. Col. Dan's wife went with us but she didn't recognize until too late, we got stuck in the mud. Lewis' baby boy Dr . John is buried in this burying ground near Marvin's as Col. George wrote my uncle that Christiana spent her last days with John, we think that they are buried together.
Maybe Marvin can give you some data on Abel (father of Col. George).
I would carry a tablet and copy the Barge information as Cousin Dan thought M____Bible was fairly complete. When Drucilla gets the information on Christiana she is going to send it in. She paid the N..C. Historical Soc. and got enough to use Lewis Barge as the Rev. War Soldier.
Abel and father of col. George birth and death seems to be your biggest need. His wife' s name and birth date. I will appreciate your going to see Marvin Moncrief at once. I have written him.
I will close.
Your far flung cousin
ii. WILLIAM BARGE.
Notes for WILLIAM BARGE:
1 AUTH settled in Miami to practice medicine
1 AGNC Navy commander in WWII
iii. MARGARET BARGE.
19. ELKANAH GEORGE6 BURSON , DR(ELKANAH GEORGE5, ELEFARE CHRISTIAN4 BARGE, GEORGE ABEL3, ABEL2, LEWIS1) was born July 04, 1918 in Furman, Wilcox County, Alabama. He married JEAN BRONSON GILLIS August 03, 1947 in Brewton, Alabama Escambia County, daughter of JOHN GILLIS and CLARE JERNIGAN.
Child of ELLIECE BURSON and CLAUDE WILLIAMS is:
23. i. CLAUDE BURSON7 WILLIAMS, b. January 04, 1935, Greenville, Alabama, Wilcox County; d. Madisonville, Kentucky.