Names: Barker, DeWitt, Thomas
From: Jan Acker [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:31 PM
To: 'James Kevin Purcell'
Subject: RE: History of Schuyler
I am assuming that your Subject line should read History of Brown. J
the History of Brown Co., Illinois book in the Cooperstown Cemeteries section
under Dewitt Cemetery ( SW ¼ section 26;). It is an old burial ground
mostly of relatives of Martin DeWitt and wife Sally (born 1771) and six of
their children’s families. Also Martin’s sister
Julia M. Thomas with members of four of her children’s families.
James Barker (b. 1780) and wife are there too. This is in an open pasture
and stones will soon be gone. Martin DeWitt was the father of Pleasant
DeWitt (born 1802). Martin came here in 1830 at the age of 50 years,
later he went to
Barkers listed in the
Family connections; Nancy, wife of Pleasant DeWitt (July 15, 1845, aged 51 yrs). (Pleasant is not recorded as buried there). Julia H., wife of William Thomas (March 5, 1855, aged 47 yrs. 22 days). (William is not recorded as buried there).
In the family relationships for the cemetery it is noted that Hiram Barker and Pleasant DeWitt were brothers-in-law of William Thomas and James Barker may have been brother of Hiram.
The History of Brown County book says that James Barker’s wife is buried
If you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance please let me know.
Hello Jan... Thank you for offering to share your publication. I noted a man named James Barker living in Brown Co. Illinois in 1850. His wife was named Mary Jane (I believe she was Mary Dougherty who married James in Belmont, Ohio in 1814). The children shown in 1850 were: Simpson, James, Urias, Eli and Eliza Jane.
Would your publication show any mention of this James Barker? Thank you for any reply...Kevin