Saturday, July 5, 2014

Paul Barker & Marinda Vicars

  Doing some digging through Fold3 for military records for the parents of Emily Rebecca Barker, my GG Grandmother on my Smith Family side. She is the mother of my James Harve Smith. This is the Widow's Pension for Paul Barker, my GGG Grandfather (Rebecca's father) who was born about 1818 in Virginia. He died in the hospital in Gallatin, Tennessee after contracting a disease during the Civil War. He was a private in Company "D" of the 6th Tennessee Volunteers. He was a resident of Knox County.
   According to this page, his Captain "swears the disease of which he died was contracted in the service and in the line of duty and that he was a stout able man prior to entering the service".

  The date of his marriage to Marinda Vicars is given as the 3rd of Aug, 1848 by the Clerk, William Rule of Knox County Tennessee. Thomas & Mary Dowell were there to witness the wedding performed by Parson McAnnally, Minister of the Gospel.
  Gives the names and dates of their seven children, the last child being born just two months after the death of his father, Paul Barker Sr. I have found several pages for this Pension Record to verify the names, dates of his wife and children and the dates of his service and what he died from, including a page from his Captain, Marcus D. Bearden/Beraden


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