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  • ID: I0126
  • Name: JAMES Barron 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1752 in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Death: 1848 in Talking Rock, Jasper, Cherokee (now Pickens) County, Georgia
  • Event: Enlisted 4 NOV 1775 Sargent, Revolutionary War
  • Reference Number: 126
  • Note:
    JAMES BARRON IN NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA (per Patrick Morgan Harrison and Chad Williams)

    SALE OF LAND
    1791, February 19: James Barron obtained 238 acres in the Pendleton District of South Carolina: "The State of South Carolina, to all whom these presents shall come, greeting: Know that ye, that in pursuance of an act of the legislature entitled 'An act for establishing the mode of granting the lands now vacant in this state, and for allowing a commutation to be received for some lands that have been granted' passed the 19th day of February, 1791, We have granted and by these presents do grant unto James Barron his heirs and assigns a plantation or tract of land containing two hundred and thirty eight acres of land surveyed for him the 1st of February, 1819, situated in Pendleton District on GREENSPRING BRANCH of WHETSTONE CREEK of CHATTUGA RIVER, bounded by a line running SE by Charles Geists(?) land SE and NE by Isaac Barron, SE by Thomas Readman, all other sides by vacant lands."

    1791, July 13: Indenture made the 13th day of July 1791 between James Barron of the Western Territories of the Ohio and County of Washington on the one part and Walker Barron of the Western Territories of the Ohio and County of Washington of the other part pounds . . . containing 100 acres . . .the said James Barron and Jimimi his wife hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above. The deed is signed by James Barron and Jemimah Barron, wits: William Dodson, John Ford, Wm. Ford.

    1794, March 14: John Kelly, Sr., and Nancy, his wife, of Washington Dist. to Wm. Mitchel of Washington Dist. farmer for 50L for 150 acres on Doddy's Creek, S. side of the Saluda, part of a tract of 331 acres granted John Kelly Sr., by Wm. Mopultrie, 7 Aug 1786, surveyed by Joseph Whitner, deputy surveyor, bd. by John Kelly, David Smith, Enoch Smith. Signed: John Kelly Nancy Kelly. Wit: James Barron, Charles Dodson, Ezekiel Dunnagan. Charles Dodson made oath to John Wilson, 24 Jan 1795.

    [Inasmuch as James Barron was involved with the Kelly family, this may relate to our James Barron - one of his daughters married an unknown Kelly. PMH]

    1795, September 24: Indenture made the 24th day of September in 1795 between James Barren of the County of Washington and Western Territory south of the River Ohio of the one part and Thomas Barren of Washington and Western Territory south of the River Ohio of the other part . . . sells land to Thomas Barren for thirty pounds current money . . . land by Joseph Doties . . . James Barrens line formerly Thomas Murreys line . . .75 acres . . . hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day above writen (sic). Wits: John Barron (his brother), Walker Barron (his brother), Mathies McBee (probably related to his brother's wife, Susanna McBee). Washington County, Feb. Term, 1796; "This deed was legally admitted to record let it be registered."

    1795, September 19: This indenture made the nineteenth day of September 1795 between James Barron of the County of Washington and Western Territory south of the River Ohio of the one part and Thomas Barron of Washington County and Western Territory of the other . . . sells to Thomas Barron for twenty pounds current money. . . parcel of land lying in Washington County and bounded as followeth viz: including a Big Spring & draught of Sinking Creek, beginning at a Spanish oak which is a dividing line between James Barron and Joseph Barron . . . 51 acres . . . the said James Barron hath set his hand and seal the day above writen (sic). Wits: John Barron, Walker Barron, Mathias McBee. Washington County, Feb. Term, 1796, "This deed was legaly (sic) admited (sic) to record let it be registered."

    We are not sure whether James and Jemima Barron were still living in Washington County at this time or whether they were actually in the Pendleton District of South Carolina. If they were actually living in Washington County, that means that some of their children, including Joseph (b. 1787\91), may have been born in Washington Co. The following deed was found in Pickens Co., South Carolina records:

    1796, September 12: Robert Craven to Belfield Wood for 50L for 330[?] acres on both sides of Little River of Keowee River, granted by Chas. Pickney, 3 Dec. 1792. signed: Robert Craving. wit: Norsale[?] [Nenah in oath] Lewis, James Barren. James Barren made oath to James McKinsey, J.P., 19 Nov 1798[?]. Rec.: 10 Oct, 1803.

    1797, December 25: John Grissom, Sr. of Pendleton Co. to John Shurley of Abbeville Co. for $1,366 for 692 acres on Little River of the Savannah River; 589 acres, part of tract of 640 acres granted by Benja. Guerard, 21 Jan 1785, bd. SE by Widow Stevenson; also 88 acres bd. SW on above tract, granted Margaret Stevenson by Wm. Moultrie, 6 Nov. 1786; also 15 acres on NE side, part of tract granted Benj. Aldridge by Moultrie, 1785; recorded bk. GGGG, p. 471, including mill and mill pond, bd. phil. Wit: John Robinson, Joshua Shirley, Phillip (S) Sallor. John Robinson made oath to G. V. Earle, DCC, 16 Apr 1798.

    [Our John Barron sells land to John Grissom and the Widow Steven[son] may be the same individual that is listed in the 1800 Pendleton District.]

    1799, February 18: Pendleton District, SC Deed Book E, p4-5: James Barron bought from Thomas Wafer 382 acres for $992.00 on the Keowee River. Witnesses: Richard Holden, David Brown

    1799, June 24: I, Thomas Wafer for $992 sold to James Barren 382 acres on Keowee River. Date: 18 Feb. 1799. wit: Richard Holden, David(8) Brown. David Brown made oath to Henry Burch, 12 Apr. 1799. Pages 4-5, Deed Book E. Pendleton Co., S. C., 1799, Pendleton District, S. C. 1800.

    1804, June 19: James Barron sells land to John Graham or Grisham, 50 acres in the PENDLETON DISTRICT. The land was on the East Side of the KEOWEE RIVER (MILE CREEK), a tract originally owned by Samuel Lofton 1789. Wits: William Farland/ Timothy Stamps.

    1804, December 13: Timothy Stamps for $370 sold James Barron 100 acres on E. side of Keowee River, bd. by John Grisham[?], part of a tract granted Samuel Lofton, 1789, Date: 19 Jun. 1804. Wit: William McFarland and John Grisham. John Grisham made oath to Thomas Hargiss, J.P.

    [There is a Stamps who becomes the overseer for Caleb Barron in Texas, per Patrick Morgan Harrison.]

    1818, October 27: James Barron sells land to John Graham or Grisham, 101 acres in the PENDLETON DISTRICT. The land was on the waters of MILE CREEK, bounded by Anselem Rouis?. Wits: John Bowie/ Samuel Barron. 1 March 1819 (surveyed 1 Feb 1819).

    1820, March 7: Samuel Barron sells land to Valentine Nix, 239 acres in the PENDLETON DISTRICT. The property is on a creek called NINE TIMES, waters of LITTLE EASTOA waters of KEOWEE RIVER. The tract was originally owned by William Pelum. Wits: Micajah Alexander/Thomas McGullian.

    1824, December 8: James Barron, for fourteen hundred and twenty-five dollars, sells "That tract of land wherein Gabriel Barron now lives" . . . on EAST SIDE OF KEOWEE RIVER . . . by John Gresham land to Tarleton Lewis. Wits: Michael Edmondson; Gabriel Barron. Also on that date the wife of James Barron, Jemima Barron appeared before the justice to approve the sale. Gabriel Barron appeared before the justice to swear that he did see the said James Barron sign, seal and deliver the written deed. The deed was recorded on 9 October 1827.

    1825, January 7: James Barron, for sixteen hundred dollars, sells 725 acres of land on the E. SIDE OF THE KEOWEE RIVER to Naman Curtis. Wits: James Donaldson; Margaret Holden. Also the wife of James Barron, Jemima Barron appeared before the justice to approve the sale. James Donaldson appeared before the justice to swear that he did see James Barron sign, seal and deliver the written deed. The deed was recorded 31 January 1825.

    1837, December 4: Cherokee County, Georgia Deed Book C Page 413
    James Barron and Joshua Weaver, both of Rabun County, Georgia sold to David Ruske of Cherokee County, Georgia for $50.00, 40 Acres More or Less, Land Lot 938, 2nd District, 2nd Section in Cherokee County.
    Signed: Joshua (his x mark) Weaver, James Barron
    Recorded: February 20, 1838
    Witnesses: William G. Hamby

    1844, January 18: Cherokee County, Georgia Deed Book G Page 205
    James Barron of Union County bought from Jasper Johnson of Gilmer County, Georgia for $2100.00, (acreage not stated), Land Lot 35, 13th District, 2nd Section in Cherokee County.
    Signed: Jasper Johnson
    Recorded: June 3, 1844
    Witnesses: William Forrester, Gabriel Barron
    {Gabriel Barron of Lumpkin County, Georgia on May 15, 1844 came before the judge of that county to affirm on oath that he saw Jasper Johnson sign the deed}

    1847, August 28: Cherokee County, Georgia Deed Book H Page 385
    James Barron (also spelt Barns in deed) of Cherokee County bought from Edward D. Rogers of Cherokee County, Georgia for $100.00, 160 acres more or less, Land Lot 2, 13th District, 2nd Section in Cherokee County.
    Signed: Ed Rogers
    Recorded: October 5, 1847
    Witnesses: James T. Ratcliff, James Bond JP

    1849: Cherokee County, Georgia, Captain Harmon's 960th Salacoa District, James Barron: No Poll, 6 Slaves, 50 acres of 1st quality land, 118 acres of 2nd quality land, 152 acres of 3rd quality land, Number 35/2, District 13. Tax of $3.230˝.

    FEDERAL CENSUS
    1790 Union County, South Carolina, James Barren Household: 1 Male over 16, 1 Male under 16, 2 Females.
    Neighbors to the Barren family are:
    1. Joseph Coleman
    2. Nathan Standrege

    1800 Pendleton District, South Carolina, James Barnes Household: 4 Males 0-10, 1 Male 10-16, 1 Male 26-45, 2 Females 0-10, 1 Female 10-16, 1 Female 16-26, 1 Female 26-45. 1 Slave.
    Neighbors to the Barnes family are:
    1. Jemima Stevens
    2. John Glenn

    1810 Pendleton District, South Carolina, Jameson Barnes Household: 1 Male 0-10, 1 Male 26-45, 1 Female 0-10, 1 Female 16-26.
    Neighbors to the Barnes family are:
    1. Jesse Fant
    2. Robert Dowdle, Jr.

    1820 Pendleton District, South Carolina, Page 170, James Barnes Household: 1 Male 16-26, 1 Male 45-Up, 1 Female 45-Up.
    Neighbors to the Barnes family are unknown because the census was pre-indexed.

    1830 Pickens County, South Carolina, Page 305, James Barnes Household: 1 Male 30-40, 1 Male 60-70, 1 Female 60-70.
    Neighbors to the Barnes family are:
    1. Reuben Philips
    2. Gabriel Barnes (Son)

    1840 Union County, Georgia, Page 06, James Barnes Household: 1 Male 80-90, 1 Female 80-90.
    Neighbors to the Barnes Family Are:
    1. Elijah Barnes (Son)
    3. Council Haynes

    SETTLEMENT OF THE JAMES BARRON ESTATE
    (Most of the following information sent by Chad Williams, with additional credit to Joan Bresciani, to JPC in 2002)
    Cherokee County, Georgia Will Book 1847-1921, p. 32
    March 4, 1850 - Isaac Barnes, principal and Elijah Barnes, Joseph Donaldson, Phillip Evans, securities, made bond of $6000, so that Isaac Barrens (note difference in spelling) could serve as administrator of the estate of James Barrons, deceased. (Recorded March 9, 1850)

    Cherokee County, Georgia Minute Book B, p. 43
    March 4, 1850 - Isaac Barnes (also spelt Barren), was the son of James Barnes, deceased, and he objected to the appointment of Jeffrey Beck as administrator of his father's estate. With his objection, the court appointed Isaac as the administrator. Elijah Barnes was permitted to take charge of the Negroes and plantation belonging to said deceased and that he was to make a crop on the land.

    September 12, 1850, p. 46 - Isaac Barrens was given leave to sell the land and Negroes, belonging to the estate of James Barnes, deceased. He sold this for the benefit of the heirs and creditors.

    January 27, 1851, p. 51- Isaac Barrons was ordered to have his return on the estate of James Barron admitted to the court.

    November 1852, p. 78 -- Isaac Barrons was ordered to have his return on the estate of James Barron admitted to the court.

    March 1853, p. 135 -- Isaac Barrons was ordered to have his return on the estate of James Barron admitted to the court.

    Cherokee County, Georgia Appraisal and Inventory Book E, pgs. 133 - 135
    Appraisal bill of the estate of James Barren, deceased: the following is the property of the deceased both real, personal, and perishable, which was brought to our view by Isaac Barren, administrator:

    1 lot of land No. 2 in 13th district, 2nd section $ 300.00
    1 lot of land No. 35 in 13th district, 2nd section $2000.00
    1 Negro boy named Doctor $ 800.00
    1 Negro boy named Andrew $ 800.00
    1 Negro boy named Berry $ 800.00
    1 Negro boy named Jack $ 500.00
    1 Negro boy named Hail $ 400.00
    1 Negro girl named Jinney $ 625.00
    1 gray mare $ 50.00
    1 black colt $ 20.00
    1 wagon and hind gear $ 40.00
    1 wagon with a body and gear $ 30.00
    1 wheat fan $ 6.00
    5 cows with calves $ 50.00
    10 head stock cattle, at $6.00 each $ 60.00
    1 dun bull yearling $ 3.50
    19 head sheep $ 20.00
    1 lot of stalk hogs $ 16.00
    2 bee hives at $2.00 each $ 4.00
    1 lot of cotton seed $ 5.00
    1 copper kettle $ 2.50
    1 lot of pot ware $ 6.50
    1 loom $ 4.00
    1 foot adds (?) $ 1.00
    1 spice morter $ 1.00
    3 pails $ 1.00
    1 slop bucket $ .25
    3 chop axes and hatchet $ 3.00
    2 raw hides $ 2.00
    2 bed steads, clothing, and bedden $ 20.00
    1 clock $ 5.00
    1 chairsell $ 1.80
    1 spinning wheel and 1 flax wheel $ 5.00
    1 lot stone and crockery ware $ 1.00
    1 pine chest $ .75
    1 pine table $ .50
    1 scythe and cradle $ 1.50
    2 cross blades for mowing $ 1.00
    2 mattocks and 2 sprout hoes $ 2.00
    2 old hoes, old aces, 2 slaughters, and set (of) bricks $ 1.50
    1 flax hackle $ .50
    1 cast iron anvil, 2 spo?, hammers, 1 pair tongs $ 3.00
    2 old plains $ .50
    1 set (of) old fire dogs $ .37˝
    1 hoan $ .50
    1 razor $ .50
    1 pair old steelyards $ .30
    1 barrel $ .75
    1 old parlor dish and basin $ .30
    1 iron wedge $ .50
    1 basket $ .10
    1 old set of bellows irons $ .25
    1 currying knife and saw $ .75
    1 lock chain and Brashear plow irons $ 3.00
    3 grain boxes $ .75
    1 brass candle stick and So(gham) box $ .37˝
    Total: $6601.15

    Signed by appraisers: Andrew Jones, Joseph (X) Thomas, Obediah (X) Whitmore

    March 5, 1850
    Cherokee County, Georgia Appraisal and Inventory Book E pgs. 143 - 147
    Sale bill of the estate of James Barren, deceased: the following is a sale bill of the property belonging to James Barron of said county, deceased, (dated): April 5, 1850. (this is a large list of the above listed items, which lists their selling price, but not the purchaser; the total of the sales come to $7301.14)

    Return No. 1
    Isaac Barron, administrator of the estate of James Barron, deceased brings forward said return:
    (Notes below are JPC observations of relationship of individual to James Barron)
    Paid Clerk of Court of ordinary voucher no. 1 $ 13.87˝
    David Quails (husband of daughter Dicey) voucher no. 2 $195.00
    Jimimah Barrons (wife) voucher no. 3 $723.75
    David Qualls (same as Quails?) voucher no. 4 $600.00
    Elijah Barrone (son) voucher no. 5 $100.00
    Josiah Carter (no known relationship) voucher no. 6 $100.00
    AP Norton (no known relationship) voucher no. 7 $100.00
    James B. Kelley voucher no. 8 $ 75.00
    (husband of granddaughter Malinda Beck, daughter of daughter Millie)
    James Bick voucher no. 9 $100.00
    ("Beck" is son of Millie and grandson of James, or the son of this James)
    Jasper N. Barrone voucher no. 10 $ 8.27
    (son of Elijah and grandson of James)
    Jeffrey Beck voucher no. 11 $100.00
    (son of James and Millie Beck and grandson of James)
    James B. Kelley voucher no. 12 $ 25.00
    (husband of granddaughter Malinda Beck, daughter of daughter Millie)
    A. Jones for bacon $7.35, $1.00 for appraisal voucher no. 13 $ 8.35
    ??? of sale personal property voucher no. 14 $ 1.00
    Obediah Whitmire (no known relationship) voucher no. 15 $ 4.75
    for shoe and hats for negroes before sale (slave) voucher no. 16 $ 3.70
    WH Grahame voucher no. 17 $ 7.04
    Total: $2165.73˝

    January Term 1850, pgs. 329 - 333, Return No. 2
    The estate of James Barron, deceased in account with Isaac Barron, administration from January 1, 1851- January 1, 1852
    (Notes below are JPC observations of relationship of individual to James Barron)
    Paid Ezekial Barron (son) voucher no. 18 $480.00
    David Quarles (husband of daughter Dicey) voucher no. 19 $480.00
    Joseph Barron (son) voucher no. 20 $255.00
    Tax for the year 1850 voucher no. 21 $ 4.50
    Nancy Hays (daughter) voucher no. 22 $150.00
    Jeremiah Barron voucher no. 23 $226.50
    (son of Elijah and grandson of James)
    Elijah Barron (son) voucher no. 24 $201.40
    Elijah Barron (son) voucher no. 25 $119.20˝
    Elijah Barron (son) voucher no. 26 $100.00
    James B. Kelly voucher no. 27 $ 30.00
    (husband of granddaughter Malinda Beck, daughter of daughter Millie)
    James B. Kelly voucher no. 28 $ 15.00
    (husband of granddaughter Malinda Beck, daughter of daughter Millie)
    Samuel T. Kimbrell, sheriff, for crying sale voucher no. 29 $ 5.00
    Jeffrey Beck voucher no. 30 $150.00
    (son of James and Millie Beck and grandson of James)
    Andrew Jones, appraiser voucher no. 31 $ 8.37˝
    Gabriel Barron (son) voucher no. 32 $482.00
    Elijah Barron (son) voucher no. 33 $ 80.00
    Harris and Campbell, printers voucher no. 34 $ 14.00
    Nancy Hays (daughter) voucher no. 35 $ 25.00
    Nancy Hayse (daughter) voucher no. 36 $100.00
    William Forrester voucher no. 37 $ 55.00
    (no known relationship, but was witness to sale of land)
    Joseph Thomas, appraiser voucher no. 38 $ 1.00
    John B. Graham, clothing for negroes $ 1.94
    Returned in my hands as one of the legates of said estate $612.06
    James B. Kelly voucher no. 39 $ 10.00
    (husband of granddaughter Malinda Beck, daughter of daughter Millie)
    Commission on $2165.73˝ {Return no. 1}, received paid out at 5% $108.28
    last return at 5% $185.55

    **********************
    July 5, 1852 (returned by Joseph Donaldson, attorney in fact for Isaac Barron)
    Voucher 18 - Ezekial Barron received his distributive share, December 27, 1851.
    Received by David (X) Quarles, attorney in fact for Ezekial Barron
    Voucher 19 - David Quarles received his distributive share, December 27, 1851.
    Voucher 20 - Joseph Barron received his distributive share, December 27, 1851.
    Received by Thomas Barron
    Voucher 21 - L. Holcomb, Tax commissioner, received his share of the estate for taxes for 1850.
    Voucher 22 - Nancy (X) Hays received her distributive share, December 29, 1851.
    Voucher 23 - Jeremiah Barron received his distributive share, December 27, 1851.
    Voucher 24, 25, 26 - Elijah Barron received his legacy of the estate, December 27, 29, 30, 1851.
    Voucher 27 - James Kelly received his legacy, February 17, 1851.
    Voucher 28 - James Kelly received his distributive share, December 27, 1851.
    Voucher 29 - Samuel T. Kimbrell, sheriff received his pay for the crying sale (public auction) on the first Tuesday in November 1850 in selling his land and negroes. February 22, 1851
    Voucher 30 - Jeffrey Beck, received his legacy, which is coming to his mothers children. November 11, 1851.
    Voucher 31 - Andrew Jones paid for bacon and services. February 1, 1851
    Voucher 32 - Gabriel Barron received his distributive share, January 20, 1852.
    Voucher 33 - Elijah Barron received his distributive share, January 20, 1852.
    Voucher 34 - To (Cherokee) Advocate (newspaper) office
    May 9, for 4 months notice $4.00
    Oct 3, advertisement of property of James Barron and 2 negroes $10.00
    Voucher 35- Nancy (X) Hayes, received her legacy, March 4, 1851.
    Voucher 36- Nancy (X) Hayes, received her distributive share, November 23, 1851.
    Voucher 37- William Forrester, received his distributive share, December 27, 1851.
    Voucher 38- Joseph Thomas, received for his services. January 30, 1851.
    Voucher 39- James B. Kelly, received his distributive share, January 15, 1852.

    Following are each of the ten (10) children of James Barron followed by the amount of money they (or their spouses or their direct descendents) received from the estate settlement. The first sum is the total received and the second sum is the amount of money they received in "distributive" or "legacy" amounts:

    Samuel - $0.00, $0.00
    Isaac - $0.00, $0.00
    Joseph - $255.00, $255.00
    Millie - $505.00, $205.00
    Ezekiel - $480.00, $480.00
    Caleb - $0.00, $0.00
    Gabriel - $482.00, $482.00
    Elijah - $835.37, $727.10
    Nancy - $285.00, $135.00
    Dicey - $1,275.00, $480.00
    (Wife Jemimah received $723.25, non-distributive share)

    I (JPC) am unsure whether the above transcripted documentation furnished to me by Chad Williams comprised all the original papers in the settlement of the James Barron estate. Nor can I discern whether James Barron had a Last Will and Testament, although the process of appointing an administrator would suggest that he did not leave a Will. Assuming that the transcriptions do represent all available estate papers, it would be my observation that not all of the children of James Barron were included in the estate papers. Specifically, Isaac Barron was acknowledged by the Court to be a son of James Barron when he was appointed administrator. Yet, this same Isaac Barron received no "distributive" or "legacy" settlement, nor did any of his descendents in the estate transcriptions. Likewise, Samuel, Gabriel and Caleb were not mentioned in the estate settlement.

    Of those children and children's descendents who did receive settlements, all were given varying amounts ranging from as little as $135.00 (Nancy Hays) to as much as $727.10 going to Elijah James Barron, James and Gemima's eighth child. "William Forrester" received a $55.00 distributive share, but I cannot determine his relationship to James Barron. Due to this disparity in the distribution of the proceeds from the estate, it seems to this writer that several of the children including those not specifically mentioned in the papers likely had received some type of consideration earlier in time (for example, land or chattel in exchange for a quit claim on the estate) which was judged by the Court and/or family to have been their "equitable" share of the estate.

    The point of all the above verbiage is that the estate papers of James Barron serve only to absolutely prove the relationship of those children mentioned by name. However, such papers do not disprove the legitimacy of those children not named; i.e., Samuel, Elijah and Caleb.

    REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE BY JAMES BARRON
    James Barron's service in the Revolutionary War was summarized in Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss, published by the Genealogical Publishing Company:

    BARRON, James: He enlisted on 4 November 1775 as a sergeant in the 1st regiment under Captain Thomas Lynch and was a lieutenant under Captain Jacob Barnett and Colonel Brandon from 12 May 1780 to 1 Mar 1781. In addition he was in the light dragoons under Captain Samuel Martin, Lt. Col. Polk and General Sumpter. N.A. 853, C.S.: SCH & G I, 53 AA325, M578, Z348, Salley, doc p90.

    JAMES BARRON IN GEORGIA
    We know that James Barron purchased land in Cherokee County (Now Pickens County), Georgia, in 1844. There is a land deed in the Cherokee County Court House in Canton, Georgia for the following purchase. (James Barron was 85 at the time.):

    "Jasper Johnson to James Barron, No. 35 13 2, Georgia, Gilmer County, This indenture made and entered into this twenty fourth day of January, Eighteen Hundred and Forty-four, between Jasper Johnson of the County of Gilmer and State aforesaid and James Barron of the County of Union and state aforesaid."

    James Barron paid $2100 for a parcel of land lying in the 13th district of the second section of Cherokee County . . . by the number 35 . . .each lot (2 lots) was 160 acres. The deed was signed in the presence of Gabriel Barron, who witnessed the deed in Lumpkin County (Dahlonega).

    Another deed was found in Canton, Georgia, of land purchased by James Barron: Edward D. Rogers to James Barron No. 2 13 2: Georgia, Union County, This indenture made and entered into this twenty-eighth day of August, Eighteen Hundred and Forty-Seven, between Edward Rogers of the County of aforesaid of the one part and James Barron of Cherokee County (Now Pickens County) of the other part . . . This land was sold to James for $200 . . . in Cherokee County . . . in the 13th District of the second section known . . . as number 2, containing 160 acres.

    MEMORIAL MARKING GRAVES OF JAMES BARRON AND HIS WIFE GEMIMA
    (Specifics and words by Patrick Morgan Harrison)
    James Barron died in 1848 and is buried on one of the above lots. The land was sold in the 1850's from his estate but the graves are still there. I visited them during my trip to Georgia in June, 1984, together with my sister Peggy Gober and her husband Roy Gober. The markings on the stones are as follows: (There is a four foot obelisk with carving on three sides.)

    1st side: IN MEMORY OF JAMES AND GEMIMA BARRON;
    2nd side: GEMIMA DIED 1855 HAVING LIVED NEAR ONE HUNDRED YEARS;
    3rd side: JAMES DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1848.

    There is also a federal monument flat on the ground, next to the obelisk:
    James Barron, Georgia, Sgt 1 Regt SC Prov Trps, Revolutionary War, 1752 - 1848.
    There are two foot stones, side by side for the two graves: JAMES, GEMIMA.

    One may reach the grave site by taking Highway West out of Jasper, Georgia, for about 7-8 miles, until you see the Hill City Coin Laundry and Grocery on the left. Go another 1-1/2 miles to the second blacktop road on the left. Look to the left and at the road entrance are signs: Pine Grove Church of Christ: North Georgia Stone Company; Crossroads Baptist Mission. There is a concrete brick white house with faded red shutters on the near side of the road at that juncture.

    Take a left and go about 1/2 mile. Mrs. R. L. Bruce (Tel: 404-692-5433) house is on the right (a small country cottage) and Mrs. Bruce’s daughter has a new ranch style house with fieldstone front (enclosed swimming pool) on the left. Travel another 1/4 mile and the old Grady Murphy house is on the right. Grady Murphy's daughter married John Crane and the Crane family now lives in the house. The grave site is up a short gravel walk from the Crane home behind a mobile home. [These directions were valid in 1985.]

    (1999 Update: I (JPC) and my wife Carol Anne drove to Atlanta, Georgia in April, 1999 to attend a Jazz Festival with my elderly uncle and aunt, Lloyd and Julia Mathis. While in Atlanta, Carol Anne and I drove north of the city to Jasper to attempt to locate the above graves. We were successful in locating the John Crane home, but unfortunately Mr. and Mrs. Crane were not at home, and we could not view the graves, which are situated behind their house on private property. We hope to return to this area some time in the future.)

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    CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ERRONEOUS INFORMATION
    One of James' descendents, Beth Gamblin Hillis, suggests that her research may lead us to believe that some of James' data are incorrect; namely his date and place of birth and whether he actually served in the Revolutionary War. Excerpts of Beth's posting (in response to a posting by William P. Barron) follow:

    There is still conflicting information out on the www. concerning the birthplace of JAMES BARRON, as well as the birth date...The 'Bible' states that JAMES was b. 1759 ROWAN Co, NC. I have been trying to figure out just when JAMES moved to SC area and took up residency there as most all of James [my line] stems from SC area - the 'Golden Corner', if you will. Some www. information states James was born in Pickens CO. SC in 1752 - Pickens Co. was not formed in 1752 - or 1759 for that matter. Prior to 1783, no lawful White settlements were above present southern Anderson County border. In 1789 Pendleton County was formed as part of the 96 Judicial District from Indian Country. In 1795 Pendleton County was placed in the Washington Judicial District. In 1799, Pendleton County was named Pendleton District by the State legislature and Washington.

    I have found no evidence thus far that Joseph and Ann Barron were ever in this area bet 1752-1759, the alleged time of James Barron's birth...Records indicate that Joseph and Ann were in MD\Talbot Co. 1749 when John Barron was born 3 October. Then listed is JAMES BARRON, b. 1752 PICKENS County, SC [see note above about Pickens Co. SC]
    Next birth: 1752 of Joseph Elias in Mt. Hope, TALBOT CO, MD [note same birth year as James on some records?] Then William Barron noted as b. 1755 in MD - Henry b. 1757-MD...You have a family traveling from MD to SC in 1750\ 1751\ 1752 birthing a son, then packing up and traveling back to MD by 1755 for the next birth \ William\?

    (SEE NOTES ON WIFE GEMIMA FOR A CONTINUATION OF THIS DISCUSSION BY BETH HILLIS.....)




    Father: JOSEPH Barron , Sr. b: ABT. MAR 1722/23 in Mount Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
    Mother: ANN Walker b: 2 SEP 1733 in Mount Hope, Talbot County, Maryland

    Marriage 1 GEMIMA Unknown b: 1755 in Talbot County, Maryland
    • Married: ABT. 1780
    Children
    1. Has Children Samuel Barron b: 1785 in North Carolina
    2. Has Children Joseph Barron b: ABT. 1791 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    3. Has Children Millie Barron b: ABT. 1791 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    4. Has Children Isaac Barron b: 1793 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    5. Has Children Ezekiel Barron b: ABT. 1795 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    6. Has Children CALEB Barron , Sr. b: 1797 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    7. Has Children Gabriel M. Barron , Sr. b: ABT. 1799 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    8. Has Children Elijah James Barron b: 1799 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    9. Has No Children Nancy Barron b: BET. 1800 - 1810 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
    10. Has Children Dicey Barron b: 1802 in Pendleton District, South Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Title: Family Bible of Joseph Barron (1723-1793)
      Note: Unsure who owns this bible. Citation was made by William Paul Barron, Jr. His descendents passed the Family Bible on to a grandson, Thomas Barron, Sr. Bill Barron notes further that "This is most likely a different bible than the one he gave to his son, John Barron, and mentioned in pension application W2987."
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Text: Dated August 2, 1793. "Born 1759" (illegible)

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