Jacob Barker

Male 1764 - Abt 1853  (~ 99 years)


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  • Name Jacob Barker  [1
    Born Between 1754 and 1764  Fairfield, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  White, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt Feb 1853  Hamilton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I114  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2020 

    Father Silas Barker,   b. 10 Jul 1744, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Abigail Clark,   b. 1745 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Price,   b. 12 Jul 1780, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1817, White, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Barker,   b. Abt 1813, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1851 and 1860  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Thomas Barker  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1754 and 1764 - Fairfield, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - White, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Feb 1853 - Hamilton, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Per his rejected pension file, Jacob moved to Kentucky prior to his move to "Hambleton" County, Illinois. His pension application, dated about November 1834, was rejected because he didn't serve the minimum six months. From that application: "...in the year 1782 he was drafted for one month under the command of Major Lyles. he then lived in South Carolina Fairfield County and that he rendezvoued at Colo John Winns Winnsboro South Carolina from there they march to McCords Ferry on Brod [sic] River State of South Carolina and they [lay?] there something moore [sic] than one month after which they were [dismissed?] by Major Lyles to return home having served including the time of marching to and from home a time of one month and seven days.

      [A]nd that in the year 1782 he was again drafted for one month. [Commanded?] by Major Lyles, and that he rendezvoued at Winnsboro South Carolina from there they marched and that they were Imployed [sic] in...scouting through the country in different directions after the Torries [sic]... [They were later dismissed from near the Catawba River, having served another month and some days.]

      [A]nd that in the same year 1782 he was again drafted under Capt Bishop and Major Lyles and that [they] rendezvoued at Winnsboro South Carolina and that they were imployed [sic] in...scouting after the Torries on Little River Broad River Catawba River..." [They were dismmised on the Broad River (SC) "near a place caled [sic] Shyries ferry" after serving another month and some days.]

      Jacob was again drafted two more times in 1782 and (at least partially) stationed at Fairfield County, South Carolina for at least two more months of service. In the latter stint, he was involved (at "Utaw Springs") in an "ingagement with the british which lasted something over three houres [sic]." During this Battle of Eutaw Springs, Jacob "was shot through the right legg."

      Jacob stated he was born in 1754, but previous age given in application suggests 1763 - 1764 to be more accurate. He also stated he had "no record" of his age. As to residences since the Revolutionary War, Jacob stated the following: "from South Carolina I moved to Livingston County State of Kentucky from there to [another county in Kentucky] from there to the State of Illinois Hambleton [sic] County."

      A typed letter from Commissioner Earl D. Church dated October 1929 was included in the file: "...it appears that Jacob Barker was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina, and was 'in his seventeenth year when the battle of Ninety Six was fought.'

      ...and was in the battle of Eutaw Springs where he was wounded by a musket ball which cut of a piece of one of the bones of his right leg, which was the end of his military service.

      ...After the Revolution he moved to Livingston County, Kentucky, thence to Hopkins County, Kentucky, thence to Hamilton County, Illinois, where he died a short time previous to March 2, 1853, leaving no widow, but sons; Thomas Barker the only name stated. The name of the soldier's wife is not given."

      [Above via U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 database (images) at Ancestry.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1414] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, digital images; rejected pension application for Jacob Barker of "Hambleton" County, Illinois.