Judge Wiley Crawford Barber, the oldest son of Allen and Frances H. (Crawford) Barber, born 7 July 1820, in Clarke County, Georgia, Wiley got an education early in life and was a school teacher at the age of twenty, teaching school in Van Wert, Georgia, later becoming a Judge. He was appointed as a member of the Polk County Board of Educaton on 30 January 1871 by Governor Rufus B. Bulloch.96 Here is a picture of his house
Wiley's father, Allen Barber, apparently did not own horses, as Wiley frequently rented a horse from the Eagle Tavern in Watkinsville, Georgia, where his parents lived. Wiley visited the tavern regularly, buying drinks for friends and himself at the age of 17, and always buying cigars.97
Judge Barber donated the land in Rockmart, Georgia that the Piedmont Institute was built on. The Judge had cleared the land himself.98 There was a Wiley C. Barber School in Chambers County, Alabama in 1844. It is believed that this was the school of Wiley Crawford Barber, as his first two children were born in Alabama, and his father lived in nearby Talladega County in those years. Wiley was back in Georgia by 1847.99
Wiley C. Barber married Louisa C. Casey 8 April 1840 in Paulding County, Georgia. Van Wert was the original county seat of Paulding County. When Polk County was formed, Van Wert was put in Polk County.100 Judge Wiley Barber's home in Mississippi was called "Lilly of the Valley" (Near Natchez).
Biography of Wiley Barber 1820-1892 Polk County, GA
Judge Wiley C. Barber, a leading farmer of Polk County, Ga, was born in Clark County, Ga., July 7, 1820, and is a son of Allen and Fannie (Crawford) Barber, being the eldest of five living children -- W. C., Silas H., Robert S., Susan J. and Mary F. Allen Barber was a native of Georgia, born in 1800, and was a mechanic, but for the better part of his life was engaged in agriculture. W. C. Barber was reared on the home farm, and began his business life by teaching school in what is now Polk County, Ga., which vocation he followed about three years, after which he followed various pursuits, as detailed in the sketch of James R. Barber, given below, eventually settling in Polk County, where he now resides, devoting his attention to farming, trading and real estate. He also has a large plantation in Jefferson and Claiborne counties, Miss., and extensive iron ore property in the county of his residence -- Polk, Ga. In 1840 he married Miss Louisa C. Casey, a daughter of Henry Casey, of Morgan County, and of the five children that blessed this union, two are living -- Mrs. Fannie J. Ford and James R. Mrs. Louisa C. Barber departed this life in September, 1856, a consistent member of the Methodist Church, and in 1857 Mr. Barber married Miss Elizabeth E. Ammons, daughter of Jesse Ammons, of Meriwether County, Ga., but this lady passed away in 1859, a member of the Baptist Church, and in 1861 Mrs. Barber's third nuptials were celebrated with Miss Emily Gresham, daughter of Edward Gresham, to which union two children were born -- Stella A. Lovelace and Wiley C. The third Mrs. Barber died March 27, 1875, a member of the Methodist Church, and Mr. Barber's fourth marriage was in 1875, to Miss Elizabeth B. Heslep, of Polk County, daughter of David D. Heslep, and to this last marriage have been born four children, viz: Kate M., Rufus H., Margaret E. and Almoth B. Mr. Barber is a Master Mason, and in politics is a Republican.[Souvenir Sketches, Georgia and Florida, published before Wiley Crawford Barber died in 1892]
Wiley Crawford Barber Bible Children of Wiley Crawford Barber101 1. Oscar Francisco Barber, born 7 January 1842, died before 1850. 2. Frances Jane Barber (Fannie), born 13 October 1843, married Col. Francis Ford. A. Lena Ford B. Frank Ford C. Hugh Ford D. Jim Ford, living in Baltimore Maryland in 1962. E. Elizabeth Ford, living in Memphis Tennessee in 1962, married _____Davis. 3. James Russell Barber, born 24 September 1845, Alabama, married Lou Wood Article about James Russell Barber, written about 1891 James R. Barber, secretary of the Cherokee Iron Company, at Cedartown, Ga., was born in Talladega County, Ala., September 24, 1846, and is a son of W. C. and Louisa C. (Casey) Barber. W. C. Barber had his nativity in Clarke County, Ga., July 7, 1820, and was reared a farmer. He received a good education and for three years taught school in what is now Polk County, Ga. In 1846 he went to Goldville, Ala., and for about two years engaged in gold mining; then returned to Polk County, Ga., where he farmed for one year, and again taught school two years. In 1857 he removed to Bartow County, where he was placed in charge of the Allatoona Iron Furnace, which he managed one year, turning out pig iron and making castings. He next passed a year at the Upper Stamp Creek Iron Furnace, as store and bookkeeper, and was then made manager of the Allatoona Furnace, and remained in charge three years. His next venture was at the Allatoona gold mines, of which he had the management for two years, from which point he moved to Cartersville and for three years was a merchant, and then moved to Polk County, Ga., where he has since resided, devoting his time to trading in real estate and to the cultivation of the soil. He is a gentleman of considerable prominence in his comunity, and his large experience is frequently called into exercise by his neighbors when wise counsel is desired. His father was Allen Barber, who married Fannie Crawford. Allen Barber was a native of Virginia, born in 1800, and was a son of James Barber, a mechanic, but who devoted the greater part of his life to agricultural pursuits. Louisa C. (Casey) Barber was born in Morgan County, Ga., and was a daughter of Henry Casey. Of her children there are two living -- Mrs. Fannie G. Ford, and James R., whose name heads this sketch. James R. Barber was brought by his parents to Georgia during his infancy. He received a good education, and in 1866 commenced clerking in a store, followed that vocation about eighteen months, and then read law with Blance & Thompson. In 1868 he was admitted to the bar, and followed the practice of his profession about three years. He then engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1875, when he resumed the law and practiced until 1878, at which time he became bookkeeper for the Cherokee Iron Company at Cedartown. In 1879 he was elected secretary of the company, and still holds that position. Mr. Barber has held several other positions of honor and trust. He was tax collector of Polk County in 1871, and has served one term as mayor of Cedartown; he was also one term reporter for the Rome circuit court, and in 1884 was appointed secretary and treasurer of the East and West Alabama Railroad Company, which position he held until the road was sold in 1887. The Cherokee Iron Company, of which Mr.. Barber is the present secretary, is owned by four gentlemen, to wit: Messrs. W. C. [Barber], Edward F. and J. Hull Browning, of New York, and A.Y. West, of Cedartown, Ga. The capital stock is $350,000, and the employes number 200. Mr. Barber was married November 16, 1869, to Miss Mary L. Wood, of De Kalb County, Ga., a daughter of Charles H. and Evalin (Wilson) Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Barber are members of the Methodist Church, while he is an enthusiastic Mason, having been three times master of Caledonia Lodge, No. 121, and having represented it three times in grand lodge. He is also present high priest of Adoniram Chapter, No. 41, and a member of Coeur de Leon Commandery, Nox. 4, at Atlanta, Ga. [Souvenir Sketches of Georgia and Florida, published sometime before Wiley Crawford Barber died in 1892. Wiley C. Barber was born at Watkinsville, which is now in Oconee County] 4. Ophelia Ann Barber born 7 November 1848, Georgia. Louisa (Casey) Barber died ca. 1855, and Wiley married as his second wife, Elizabeth Emily Ammons, 2 July 1857 at Van Wert, Polk County, Georgia. 5. Jesse Ammons Barber, born 3 May 1858, died 6 July 1858. 6. Mary Adaline Barber, born 29 May 1859, died July 1859. Elizabeth (Ammons) Barber died about 1859. Wiley C. Barber married (3) Emily Gresham, 15 September 1861. 7. Lena Gresham Barber, born 5 August 1862, Polk County, Georgia, died 26 April 1879, buried Van Wert, Georgia. 8. Stella Adaline Barber, born 18 September 1864, Polk County, Georgia, died 30 March 1947, married (1) James R. Lovelace, September 1882, (2) _____Millsaps. A. Edward Guirley Lovelace B. Lorabess Lovelace, born ca. 1887, Rockmart, Georgia, married Jake V. Dodenhoff, 21 December 1905. Here is a newspaper article Lorabess contributed. a. Adaline Briggs Dodenhoff married Edwin H. Jones. aa. Charles F Jones. b. James Edward Dodenhoff married Ruth Costner. c. Jack Virgil Dodenhoff married Renoldo Clapp. He died 27 December 1949. d. Jake (Billie) Dodenhoff killed in a wreck 10 August 1939. e. Emily Genevieve Dodenhoff married Thomas M. Boyette. C. James Barber Lovelace. 9. Scott Eliza Barber, born 7 July 1868, Polk County, Georgia, died 3 February 1884, buried Van Wert, Georgia. 10. Wiley Crawford Barber Jr, born 4 June 1871, Polk County, Georgia, died 2 January 1932, buried Cedartown, Georgia, married Hattie May Crabb 12 June 1894. Wiley Crawford Barber Jr at 17, at A & M Academy in Mississippi, now Mississippi State University Passport & photo of Wiley C Barber, 1920 A. Gladys Barber, born 4 April 1895, married Norman Harry Sommers. Gladys died 20 June 1955 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Norman was born 1892 in Kansas, died in 1969, Fort Lauderdale. a. Gladys Barber Sommers, born 29 March 1924, married (1) Dr. Charles Franklin Campbell, (2) Merrill Osborne. Gladys died 9 March 2003, Marble Falls, Burnet County, TX aa. Charles Franklin Campbell Jr, born 29 April 1944, married Jacqueline Jarvis. Charles was the County Attorney of Hill County, Texas in 1975. aaa. Jacqueline Ann Campbell bbb. Charles William Campbell bb. Norma Sommers Campbell, born 10 March 1947, married Joseph Patrick Byrnes. aaa. Melinda Kay Byrnes bbb. Sharon Kristine Byrnes ccc. Michael Robert Byrnes cc. Maryetta Campbell, born 22 September 1954, married Paul Norwood Lee. aaa. Erick Latimore Lee B. Wiley C. Barber, born 8 December 1897, died 28 February 1903. C. James Russell Barber, born 4 August 1900, died 11 August 1947, married (1) Edna _____, (2) Ellinor Moses Davis. Child by each marriage. Ellinor died 5 May 1999, buried Polk County GA a. Jacqueline Barber, born ca 1925 b. James Russell Barber Jr, born 26 Dec 1943, married Kathleen Sue Tomkinson. She was born 27 June 1947 aa. Mary Hogan Barber, born 8 Sept 1979 bb. Rebecca Kathleen Barber, born 28 July 1982 cc. Jenny Ellinor barber, born 10 July 1984 dd. Margaret Elaine Barber, born 18 March 1987 D. Mary Noyes Barber, born 5 September 1903, died 5 June 1953. E. Judson Crabb Barber, born 12 January 1906, died 26 March 1955, married Frances Blackstock 2 March 1940. No issue.102 F. John Huntington Barber, born 16 September 1908, died 29 May 1970, married Helen Bridges. His widow married A. H. McClung, and lived at Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1975. Helen was born about 1916 in Polk County, GA and died 7 January 2009, buried at Cedartown, GA next to her first husband. a. John Wiley (Jack) Barber, born 28 April 1932, Polk County Georgia, married Barbara Ruth Buttrill August 1957 in Dekalb County GA. She was born 4 April 1932. Jack is an exact match for 12 markers in DNA testing with Arthur Bud Barber II, Don O Barber, Jimmie D. Barber, and Charles Stephen Barber. Arthur and Don are descendants of James Barber through his son Allen Barber, Jimmie is a descendant of James Barber through his son Gray Barber, and Charles is a descendant of Moses Barber through his son Zadock Barber of Chatham Co. NC. The 25 markers and 37 marker results are in, and Jack is an exact match for 35 of 37 markers with Charles Stephen Barber, Jimmie D. Barber, and Arthur Bud Barber II. He is an exact match for 34 of 37 markers with Donald Orville Barber. More info here. John (Jack) Wiley Barber aa. John Marcus Barber, born 19 May 1964, married (1) Janie Waltrip 16 Dec 1994, divorced June 1999, (2) Alisa Peterson 17 Nov 2006. aaa. Kylie Elizabeth Barber, born 3 Oct 1995 bbb. Chandler Kay Barber, born 29 Oct 1997 bb. Elizabeth Ruth Barber, born 6 Oct 1966, married Pierce Newby cc. Jennifer Helen Barber, born 6 Oct 1966, married James Timothy Barden 18 Feb 1989 aaa. Graham Alton Barden, born 28 Dec 2000, Gwinnett County, GA. bbb. Colton Timothy Marcus Barden, born 1 Dec 2003, Gwinnett County, GA b. Norman Sommers Barber, born 20 July 1937, Polk County, Georgia, married Joann Braswell 19 Nov 1960. Joann was born 21 July 1939, died 16 April 2002. aa. Holly Huntington Barber, born 11 Aug 1964, DeKalb County, GA, married James Thomas Seignious in Norcross, GA 5 Aug 1989. aaa. Blake Huntington Seignious, born 25 May 1993, Fulton County GA bbb. Brady Carson Seignious, born 26 Apr 1996, Fulton County GA bb. Brant Braswell Barber, born 9 Sep 1966, DeKalb County, GA, married Renne' Berger, Gwinnett County GA. aaa. Brice Barber, born 30 Dec 2002 bbb. Brett Sommers Barber, born 27 Nov 2005 Wiley Crawford Barber's third wife Emily died 27 March 1875, and he married Elizabeth B. Heslip 20 May 1875, Polk County, Georgia. 11. Katie May Barber, born 19 May 1877, Polk County, Georgia. 12. Rufus Heslip Barber born 6 May 1878, Polk County, Georgia, died 2 July 1910, buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Rockmart, Georgia. He married Katherine Davitte, 22 October 1897, Polk County, Georgia. Katie was born 14 October 1876, died 1 May 1955.103 After Rufus died, Kate married Mack D. McGinnes. A. Clyde Elizabeth Barber, born 3 November 1898, married (1) Forrost Randall, (2) Buell McGinnes, son of Mack D. McGinnes. She died 13 July 1932, buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Rockmart Georgia.104 no issue. B. Edith Katherine Barber, born 13 June 1900, Russum, MS, married Wallace Wood Draper 10 April 1929, lived in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974. Edith and Wallace went to Europe in 1937. That came back to New York on the Europa. Wallace was born 28 August 1888 in Atlanta, Georgia, died in 1967. Passenger ship list, 1937 1930 Census, Denver, Denver County, CO Draper, Wallace W HEAD m w 41 GA SC TN auditor, phone comp Edith C wife f w 29 MS GA GA Cowden, Bartow nephew m w 4 7/12 GA GA GA 1st Lt. World War I registration C. Anne Barber, born 10 May 1903, died 31 March 1991, married Bartow Cowden, Jr. Bartow served a long career in the Marine Corp as an enlisted man. GEORGIA DEATHS, 1919-98 ABOUT BARTOW COWDEN, JR Name: Bartow Cowden, Jr Death Date: 23 Sep 1953 County of Death: Fulton Gender: M Race: W Age: 50 years County of Residence: Fulton Certificate: 23100 a. Bartow Cowden III, born 26 August 1925, died 9 March 2006, married Dorothy Jean Harrison ALL BIOGRAPHY & GENEALOGY MASTER INDEX (BGMI) RESULTS FOR BARTOW COWDEN III Name: Bartow Cowden III Birth - Death: 1925- Source Citation: * Who's Who in American Law. First edition. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1978. (WhoAmL 1) * Who's Who in American Law. Second edition. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1979. (WhoAmL 2) aa. Bartow Cowden IV NEVADA MARRIAGE INDEX, 1956-2005 ABOUT BARTOW COWDEN IV Name: Bartow Cowden IV Gender: Male Spouse: Joan Evlyn Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1995 Marriage County: Clark Officiant type: Religious celebrant Recorded date: 13 Mar 1995 Recorded county: Clark Book: 313 Page: C613128 Instrument number: 92438 bb. Harrison Cowden b. William W. Cowden, born 1927, married, has two daughters. c. Sandra Cowden married and has three chidren D. Rufus Heslip Barber Jr, born 1905, married Virginia Phillips 3 November 1933, lived in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974. E. Hazel Barber, born 1907, died young F. Elinor Barber, born 1910, married Norman Coleman, divorced. 1900 Census, Jefferson County, MS Barber, Rufus H HEAD w m May 1877 22 GA GA GA farmer Kate wife w f Oct 1875 24 GA GA GA Clyde E dau w f 1898 1 MS GA GA 1910 Census, Moultrie, Coulquitt County, GA Barber, Rufus H HEAD m w 32 GA GA GA Kate wife f w 33 GA GA GA Clyde dau f w 12 GA GA GA Edith dau f w 10 GA GA GA Annie dau f w 7 GA GA GA Heslep son m w 5 GA GA GA Hazel dau f w 3 GA GA GA Eleanor dau f w 1 GA GA GA 1920 Census, Rockmart, Polk County, GA 36-41 McGinnes, Mack D HEAD m w 56 GA GA GA cotton buyer Kate wife f w 43 GA GA GA Buel son m w 17 GA GA GA Aragon Mill M. D. son m w 16 GA GA GA Barber, Annie dau f w 16 GA GA GA ast-Dr office Heslep son m w 14 AL GA GA Elinor dau f w 10 MS GA GA 42-47 Randall, Forrest HEAD m w 21 GA GA GA picture show oper Clyde E wife f w 21 MS GA GA 1930 Census. Atlanta, Fulton County, GA McGinnis, Kate HEAD f w 53 GA GA GA Barber, R. Heslep son m w 24 AL GA GA accounting Elinor dau f w 20 MS GA GA stenographer Madison, W. Kenneth boarder SC 1930 Census, Columbus, Muscogee County, GA McGinnes, Buell W HEAD m w 28 GA GA GA overseer cotton mill Clyde E wife f w 31 MS GA GA Cowden, Ann H sisinlaw f w 26 GA GA GA peanut mfg. William W nephw m w 2 7/12 GA GA GA 13. Margaret Eleanor Barber, (Ellye), born 25 April 1881, died 7 December 1961. 14. Almoth Dickey Barber, born 5 October 1883, married Ethel Bryan. They were living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas in 1918, when he registered for the military draft, and in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas in 1930. He was very well off, according to the census information. 1900 Census, Rockmart, Polk County, GA Barber, Elizabeth B HEAD w f 60 Feb 1840 widow GA NC SC Margaret E w f 19 Apr 1881 GA GA GA Almoth D son w m 16 Oct 1883 GA GA GA 1930 Census, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Barber, Almoth D HEAD $75,000 m w 46 GA GA GA broker/stocks/bonds Ethel B wife f w 42 NC NC VA Elizabeth B dau f w 9 GA GA NC World War I registration of Almoth Dickey Barber, who was living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas in 1918 Wiley Crawford Barber died 4 April 1892, and is buried by the side of his third wife Emily at the Van Wert Cemetery, Van Wert, Georgia. ************** Will of Wiley Crawford Barber Polk County, Georgia ) Will Book A ) I Wiley C. Barber, being of sound mind pages 165-166 ) do make and ordain this my Last Will and testament. 1. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth B. Barber all the Property I may die posessed of, both real and personal during her lifetime or widowhood under the following Provisions and Restrictions. She shall pay all my debts and fulfill all my contracts collect all debts due to to become due me, make and execute deeds in my stead agreeable to all my obligations. Tom make title when the money is paid to her. 2. She is to pay my son Wiley C. Barber One Thousand Dollars when he becomes of age and pay to Fanie J. Ford, James R. Barber, Stella A. Lovelace and Wiley C. Barber two hundred and fifty dollars on the fifteenth of January every year up to and including the year eighteen hundred ninety seven. 3. I have given options on the home place at Twenty Thousand Dollars on State Lots No. Nine Hundred and Ninety Seven and Nine Hundred and Ninety Eight in the Twenty First District of the Third section of Polk County for Eight Thousand Dollars, my interest being three eights and Joel Brewers five eights- I have a written agreement with him to make titles when sold also lot Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine, same District and Section for Ten Thousand Dollars, one half being mine the other half belongs to Henry Banks and Dr. Scott, of Atlanta, Georgia. My wife is to carry out my contract in this also. 4. If the Property is sold according to the option or at times there- after and wife is to give possession of the home place, I direct that my wife may build her a house in Cedartown at a cost of not more than Five Thousand, when fully furnished, and divide the remainder when paid, equally between Fannie J. Ford, James R. Barber and Wiley C. Barber, and Stella Lovelace, share and share alike. 5. I direct that the plantation in Mississippi after the lease to Messr' Till expires in 1897 or 1900 as they see fit, be rented to best advantage, the proceeds by equally divided between Katie M., Rufus H., Margaret E., and Almoth D., reserving enough for a support if not on hand, and continue to rent the plantation up to and the year 1920. Then the four named children may sell, rent or divide as they may agree a majority governing. 6. I direct that in case my wife builds or buys a home in Cedartown, at her death it shall be sold and the proceeds equally divided between all my heirs. 7. In case of the death of my wife and James R. Barber, and after him Wiley C. Barber (Bonds not required of either of them) shall execute this will they may retain for their services and expenses five per cent of all monies they may recieve and pay out from the Mississippi Plantation. 8. I direct that my wife shall deposit all surplus monies in First National Bank of Cedartown or some safe Bank in two classes, one on time interest, and the other on Draft. In witness whereof I have this day March 16, 1891 set and subscribed my name in presence of three witnessess whose signatures are written honor in the presence of each other and the testator and at his request. W. C. Barber S. K. Hogue W. H. Beasley R. R. Beasley proved 19 April 1892 Joel Brewer, Ordinary ******** Will of Mary Noyes Barber Cedartown, Georgia ) Will Book B ) I, Mary Noyes Barber of Cedartown, said page 260 ) county, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others which I may here-to-for made: I give to my sister, Gladys Barber Sommers (Mrs. N. H.) the home place, 127 Philpot Street, Cedartown, Georgia. At her death this property is to go to her daughter, Gladys Sommers Campbell (Mrs. C. F. Jr.) which was the wish of my mother, Hattie May Crabb Barber (Mrs Wiley C.) and is like-wise my desire. To my brother, Judson Crabb Barber (Bud) I give my stamp collection. Also Bookcase in which stamps are stowed. I give to my brother John Huntington Barber (Jack) my collection of books in hope that he will take pride in them as I have. To my nephew John Wiley Barber (Jackie) I give my double snake diamond ring which was given to my mother by my father on their 12th wedding anniversary and in turn given to me by my mother. I give to my nephew, Norman Sommers Barber, my typewriter and typewriter table. I give to my nephew, James Russell Barber (Rusty) the rocking chair with the double arm rests. With the exception of the two albums of Grand Opera records which I give to my neice, Gladys Sommers Campbell, I give my acumalation of records to my friend Jetty Hall who loves good music as I do. There are a good many pieces of furniture which belong to my beloved sister, Gladys Sommers (Mrs N. H.) All other items of furniture may be disposed of or left in tact by my sister except those here-to-fore mentioned and here-in-after mentioned. China goes to my sister also. I give to my friend Lucy Green Hackney (Mrs. W. H.) the spool cabinet which has been used as a bedside table for many years. I make Jettye Hall my Executrix of this my will and I relieve her from making any inventory or appraisement of my property. I further relieve her from giving any bond and I only require her to probate this will. She is relieved from any returns for her acts and doings to any court what-so-ever. This 30th day of August 1951. W. C. Hicks Mary Noyes Barber Fannie Lefevers Wm. S. Wilkerson