Name: JOSEPH Barron , Sr. 1
Birth: ABT. MAR 1722/23 in Mount Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
Death: 2 AUG 1793 in West Sinking Springs, Washington County, Tennessee
Will: ABT. 1792 Washington County, Tennessee
Enlisted ABT. 1748 Private, Talbot County Militia
Moved 1758 Dorchester Cty, MD to Rowan Cty, NC/Rowan Co., NC
Moved 1768 Rowan Cty, NC to Ft. Chiswell, VA
Reference Number: 467
Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 6, page 191, shows that in 1748, Joseph Barron served as a private in Thomas Porter's Company of Talbot County Militia.
Sumner's History of Southwestern Virginia notes that a Joseph Barron was appointed road overseer on the road, "from Evan Williams to the fork of the road at Michael Dougherties new house and that he, with the usual hands, keep the road in repairs." This action was taken at a court meeting of the county of Montgomery County at Fort Chiswell held 4 August 1778. Fort Chiswell was the county seat until 1779. This was undoubtedly the elder Joseph Elias Barron.
In The First 100 Years, text by Judge C. W. Crush, p. 37:
"Believed to be a record of Service against the Indians" and Henry Baron is listed. Also, he lists the persons sworn to the state before John Montgomery, "oath of allegiance and fidelity" 23 Sept 1777, Joseph Barron, Sr.; 25 Sept 1777, Joseph Barron; Sept 18, 1777, John Barron, William Barron, Henry Barron.
WILL OF JOSEPH ELIAS BARRON: Circa 1792,
Joseph Elias Barron relinquished some of his land to his children and the next year he died. Territory south of the Ohio, Washington County: I, Joseph Barron, being very sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory to God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament. First, I give my Soul to God, that gave it me and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner and such worldly goods as it hath been please God to bless me with, I give in the following manner: Item... I give to my beloved wife, Ann Barron, all what the law allows her. I give to my five children, namely John Barron, Joseph Barron, James Barron, William Barron, Henry Barron, the balance of my estate. My daughter Sarah Dotson, Mary Ford and Walker Barron, having already had their full share each of them, I give one shilling. Item... I appoint my two sons, Joseph Barron and William Barron, executors and do revoke and disannul all other wills before this made by me. Witness my hand and seal this second day of August, 1793. Wit: John Kincheloe, Margaret (her mark) Barron. The foregoing will was proven in court by the oaths of John Kincheloe and Margaret Barron, the subscribing witnesses thereto at August sessions 1793 and ordered to be recorded. The will is recorded in the County Clerk's office of Washington County, Jonesboro, Tennessee, Volume 1, p. 29 - 30, drawer B.
There is also recorded in in the same County Clerk's Office will book, Volume 1, p.66-67, a deed for one Thomas Murray, 15 Sept 1802, wherein he acknowledges his daughters Mary Barron, wife of William Barron and Sarah Barron, Wife of Joseph Barron - both sons of Joseph Elias Barron.
In November 2006, I removed "Elias" as Joseph's middle name based on correspondence from William P. Barron, Jr. in which he indicated that no proof had ever been presented that "Elias" was in Joseph's name.
Further notes from Utah Carroll Rogers' website:
The following is some information that I have gathered from Tennessee records:
Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press.
Rev. S. Emmett Lucas, Jr., ed. (976.8 C913).
WASHINGTON COUNTY TAX LISTS
p.208 Barron, James, 1787 #461, 225 Acres, 1 white poll tax
CAMPBELL COUNTY DEEDS
p.225 Barron, John, 15 Acres, l free polls
CAMPBELL COUNTY DEEDS 1818-1823
p.223 Barron, Joseph, Sr. 50 Acres.
NORTH CAROLINA LAND GRANTS IN TENNESSEE 1778-1791, Cartwright &Gardiner, Memphis: I. C. Harper Co. 1958. [Some of these are from old Book A, starting with page 179,
Washington Co. Tn.]
1. #895 Barron(w), James. 50 acres, 1790, Washington County. "On a draft of Sinking Creek, including a spring."
2. #888 Barron, James, NC , 50 acres, "On a draft of Sinking Creek and #928, 75 acres, adjacent Joseph Barron, Thomas Murrey, "Corn poplar formerly Jas. Doteys" "Joseph Barrons line formerly Thomas Murrey's." p.196-7, 11/17/1790.
3. #934 Barron(w), James. 75 acres, 1790, Washington County. "On the dividing ridge joining Thomas Murray."
4. #505 Barron(w), James. 100 acres, 1783, Washington County. "On the falling rock of the Sinking Creek."
5. #498 Barron, James, 100 acres, "On the falling rock branch of Sinking Creek". Cons. 50 shillings per 100A. p.173-5, 11/10/1784
6. #925 Barron(w), Joseph. 130 acres, 1790, Washington County. "On the fork of Sinking Creek on the South Side."
7. #499 Barron(w), Joseph, Sr. 50 acres, 1783, Washington County. "On the falling rock waters of Sinking Creek."
8. #492 Barron, Joseph, Sr. 100 acres "On the falling rock waters of Sinking Creek". Cons: 50 shillings per 100A. p.172-3, 11/10/1784.)
9. #490 Barron(w), William. 100 acres, 1783, Washington County. "On the head of the meadow fork of Limestone Creek."
10. #483 Barron, William. 100 acres "On the head of the meadow fork of limestone". p.175-6, 11/10/1784.
11. #661 Barron, John. 150 acres on Sinking Creek. Cons: 50 shillings per 100A. Adjacent to William Barron. p.170-71, 11/10/1784.
12. #84 Barron, John, 1788, 320 acres, "On the north side Cumberland River, Davidson County."
13. #668 Barron, John, 1784, 150 acres, "On the waters of Sinking Creek."
(The following deeds relate to the above deeds in their proximity to the Barron lands.)
#551 Chote, Christopher, adjacent to William Barren, James Barren, Sen'r, John Ford. p.181-86, 11/10/1784. p. 620-1, 2/2/1801. Lijah Kinchelow to George Kincheloe, adjacent to James Barron, John Kincheloe, Austin Cheat. p. 478-9, 2/5/1793. Burch to Gatt 15 acres N. fork of Sinking Creek, near William Barron, James Barron, John Ford.
WASHINGTON CO., TN., DEEDS:
Barren, James to Walker Barron, 13 Jul 1791, B4, p.248, 100 acres.
Cons: 74 pnds. Signed James Barron, Jimimah [x] Barron, Wit: John Ford, Wm. Ford.
Barron, Joseph, Sr., to Walker Barron, 15 Jun 1792, B5, p.128
Barron, Joseph, Sr., to William Ford, 9 Jun 1792, B5, p.134
Barron, James to Thomas Barron, 24 Sep 1795, B7, p.254-7, 75 acres and 50 acres on Sinking Creek, adjacent corner poplar formerly Joseph Doties "James Barrens line, formerly Thomas Murrys and Joseph Barron."
Sig: James Barron. Wit: John Barron, Walker Barron, Mathies McBee. Ct: Feb 1796
Barron, James to Thomas Barron, 19 Sep 1795, B7, p.255
Barron, Joseph to George Jackson, 4 Feb 1802, B9, p.252
Barron, Thomas to Michael Star, 29 Oct 1807, B10, p.103
Barron, Walker to Henry Hartman, 23 Feb 1820, B17, p.29
Father: JOHN Barron b: 1 APR 1701 in Mt. Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
Mother: SARAH Stacy b: ABT. 1701 in Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
Hannah Evans b: ABT. 1720
in Talbot County, Maryland
- Hannah Barron b: 6 MAR 1746/47
ANN Walker b: 2 SEP 1733 in Mount Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
in Mount Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
- John Barron b: 3 OCT 1749 in Talbot County, Maryland
- JAMES Barron b: 1752 in Pickens County, South Carolina
- Joseph Barron , Jr. b: 30 JUL 1752 in Mt. Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
- William Barron b: 15 FEB 1755
- Henry Barron b: 17 JUN 1757 in Dorchester, Maryland
- Sarah Barron b: 6 JUL 1761
- Walker Barron b: 9 FEB 1765 in Rowan County, North Carolina
- Mary Barron b: 19 MAR 1767
- 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."
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