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The Will of Robert Barclay
(Will Book C, pgs 121-122 Rowan Co, NC, probated 1788)

   In the name of God, Amen.  I Robert Barkly of the State of North Carolina & County of Rowan threw the abounding mercy & goodness of God tho' weak in body but yet of sound mind & disposing memory to make, constitute ordain and declare this my last will & testament in manner and form following viz:
  First I will & order that all my debts & funeral charges be paid and dischargedby my Executors hereafter named.

I give and bequeath to my wife Leah Barkly during her lifetime the plantation whereon I now live, the third of it & her bed & furniture & one cow also the third part of my moveable estate in money.

I give and bequaeth to my eldest son Samuel all my rite of that land lying on the north side of Richard's creek called Weaver Davis place and ten pounds in money if he takes up my bond, if he does not, the land is to be sold & the money to be dividedamong the rest of my children.

I give and bequeath to my son David Barkly eight shillings.

I give to my son John one sorrel mare & fifty pounds in money.

I give to my daughter Margaret eight shillings.

I give to my daughter Elizabeth one black cow & one feather bed & furniture.

I give to my daughter Cathrine one spotted heifer and three sheep.

I give to my daughter Mary 1 red cow with a white face.

I give to my daughter Rachel  one brindle cow.

   I give and bequeath to my three sons Robert William & Walter all the remainder of my land together with the home plantation after the come to the years of twenty and one to be equally divided amongst them if either of them shall die before they come of age, it shall fall to the others they all three are to be bound to trades of their own choosing.

I give and bequeath to my grandson Robert Barkly five pounds when he comes of age.

I will that the Mill & land belonging to it and all the residue of my estate to be sold and equally divided amongst my four daughters and grandson, Elizabeth Cathrine, Mary, Rachel & Robert Todd. I will that part of this should be given to my grandson Robert Todd in Schooling what is allowed sufficient and I do hereby declare this and this alone to be my last will & testament and do constitute & appoint Benjamin Todd & Peter Todd Executors thereto in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty fifth day of December in the year 1786

                     Robert Barkley (his mark & seal)

Witnesses: Joseph Todd
Thomas Todd
John Hendrickson

Census Records

1820 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census
pg 48 Robert GRAVES   last entry  b bef 1775
pg 49 George BARCLAY  & Nancy b ca 1784-1794

1830 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census
pg 28 Robert GRAVES   b 1760-1770  fb1770-1780
pg 46 George BARCLAY & Nancy b. ca 1780-1790

1850 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census
hh 287 RObert BARKLEY 36 Ky  son of George
Sarah 28,VA
George 7 All rest Ky
Milford 4
Nancy 2
Robert 6 mo
Langford BURKHART 10

hh 205 George BARKLEY 69 VA   md Nancy Graves she died in 1844!
Hugh George 19 Ky
Edney 13,KY
James 11,KY

1860 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census

Hh 253 Robert BARCLAY 41 KY  son of George
Sarah 40 VA
George 15 All rest Born KY
MIlford 13  My wife's line
Nancy 11,KY
Robert 9,
Elizabeth 7
John R. 5
Margaret 3

1860 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census
hh 479 George BARCLAY 83 NC
James 21 KY
ALexander EVANS 35,KY
Mary 37,Ky
Edna 13,KY
Nancy 11,KY
George 7,KY

PC,KY Vitals KY

Alice B. Nunnelly 18-dec-1854  parents Wm Nunnelly & E. Bartley

1860 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census
hh 235 William M. NUNNELLY 48 KY
Ursley 44 KY                    dau of George!
WIlliam G. 23 KY
Nancy 21 KY
Margaret 20 KY
Paulina 14 KY
Louisa 11 kY
Ally B. 6 KY

(submitted by Lonnie Fink)

1880 Federal Census, Page # 8, S.D #6, E.D.#178, Henry County, Missouri, Windsor Twp. 4th day of June, 1880. Lines 3-12. Dwelling #53, Family# 60.

Elgin, Malon T. W-M-30. Head Married, Farmer. Missouri Virginia Kentucky -------,
Artimissia W-F-27, Wife Married, Keeps house Missouri Missouri Missouri -------,
George A. W-M-9, son Missouri Missouri Missouri -------,
Tereser W-F-7, dau. Missouri Missouri Missouri -------,
Beatrise W-F-5, dau. Missouri Missouri Missouri -------,
Sarah A. W-F-2, dau Missouri Missouri Missouri -------,
Charles H. W-M-1, son Missouri Missouri Missouri
Banister, Martha E. W-F-60, Mother widow Kentucky Virginia Kentucky.
Bush, John R W-M-25, Brother Single works on farm Missouri Ohio Kentucky
Elgin, Alphonzo W-M-28, Brother Single, Coal Miner Missouri Virginia Kentucky

(census record for Mandley Elgin & Artemissa Barclay above submitted by Nancy Morris)

Obituaries & Cemetery Records

Annals of Henry County, Vol. 1, to 1900, page 90 Died, at Lewis, September 20, 1890, Mrs. Artie Elgin, wife of M. Elgin, of that dread and fatal disease, consumption, Born Feb. 19, 1854 in Dallas County, where she married her devoted husband Oct. 17, 1869; seven children, four boys and three girls, to mourn her loss. She joined the M.E. Church four years ago, then united with the Christian Church. Her maiden name was BARCLAY and her parents are still on the old homestead in Dallas County. She and her husband came to Calhoun after their marriage and lived there about ten years, then moved to Lewis.


Obituaries of John Milton Barclay:

George Willis Barclay, Sr.

Woodville, TX -George Barclay, Sr., 92, of Woodville, died Tuesday, August 13,1996 at Tyler county Hospital in Woodville.  Funeral services were held Friday, August 16th at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodville with a Masonic graveside service following at MT Zion Cemetery near Chester under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.  Officiating the service was Brother Hails  Taylor, interim pastor of the First Baptist church of Woodville.  Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons, nephews and former students.   Visitation was held from 4:30 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th at the funeral home.  A native of Chester, he had lived in Woodville for the past 31 years coming from Beaumont.  He was a former teacher, coach, and administrator in schools of Hardin, Angelina, Polk, Jefferson and Tyler Counties.  He retired as a teacher and administrator in 1965 from the Beaumont ISD.  He later served as the last Tyler County School superintendent.  He was a member of the Woodville Magnolia Masonic Lodge #495 AF & AM.  He had served as a master mason for 72 years and was former worshipful master of the Batson Lodge #974 AF & AM in Batson.  He was a mamber of First Baptist church of Woodville.  He is survived by his wife of seventy-two years, Ruby Vinson Barclay Woodville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. George and Chloeteele Barclay, Jr. of Beaumont; daughters and son-in-law, ruby Nell and Gene Seale of Dallas, and Dr. Teddy Barclay Pope of Houston; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother Walter Barclay and Laura Pool Barclay and all thirteen of his brothers and sisters, Myrtie, Clara, Mary, Clyde, Eula, Buck, Josh, Riley, Robert, George, Ora, Lora, Louise and Henry Feagin. Services under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Marriage Records

State of Missouri County of Ralls
I solemised the rights of Matrimony between DERRET H. BARCLAY and LUCRETIA DAVIDSON on the 15th day of April 1841. May 13th 184l. Harrel Bray, Minister of the Gospel Recorded in my office this 13th May 1841.
I. W. Davis, Recorder

The State of Missouri, County of Dallas.
Be it Remembered that on the 17th day of October 1869 I solumized the rights of Matrimony between MANDLEY T. ELGAN and LUCRETLIA A. BRADLEY (Barclay). Dec 24th. 1869
J. W. Cheek,  J.P.




DAVISON, James H.  to   BARCLAY, Lucey      24 Mar 1844

Starling BROWN     to    Sarah BARKLEY     27 Nov 1835
Wm. LUNCEFORD Justice of Peace. Recorded 25 Dec 1835. [JR]  (Circuit Court Book)

BARCLAY, David   to   STITES, Betha      12 Nov 1840

BROWN, Jessee     to    BARCLAY, Sarah     04 Mar 1841

DAVIDSON, Thomas M.    to     BARCLAY, Elizabeth     21 Mar 1841


Marriage Certificate of Walter Barclay & Laura Pool
See also Bible Records & Photo
(contributed by Teddy Barclay Pope)

Bible Records

From the Family Bible of James Barclay Carlisle of Loudoun Co, VA
(Connection between the Carlisle and Barclay families is unknown, however the following births are recorded in the Carlisle Bible:)

                 Margaret Kerr born, July 6, 1695               Robert Barclay born Mar.3, 1723
                 Margaret Barclay born Jan.9, 1711             Samuel Barclay born Mar.23, 1726
                 Elizabeth Barclay born June 10, 1716         Walter Barclay born Feb. 14, 1729
                Catherine Barclay born April 24, 1718

(This Bible was in the possession of Hazel Allyn, granddaughter of James Barclay Carlisle, of Purcellville, VA, in late 1979.
 Mrs. Allyn was 84 years old at that time and had no living descendants.)
From the Family Bible Records of Walter & Laura Pool Barclay
(contributed by Teddy Barclay Pope)


See also Marriage Record and Photo

Land Grants & Deeds
(*Transcribed by Susanna Lingross 1998)

* The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax
Baron of Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland
Proprietor of The Northern Neck of Virginia To all whom this present
Writing shall come, sends Greeting. Know ye that for good Causes
for & in Consideration of the Composition to me paid & the annual
Rent thereinafter received, I have given granted & confirmed & by these
Presents for me my Heirs & Assigns do give grant & confirm unto
William Barkley..............
............Given at my Office in Frederick County under my Hand and Seal
Dated the Sixteenth Day of May 1777.
                                  (signed)       Fairfax
William Barkley's Deed for
                                 92 acres in Fauquier County
     (signed)   E.B. Haskin

Jersey Settlement and Jersey Church, Rowan Co., NC

Old map of the Jersey Settlement before 1755 (Rowan Co., NC)
(Jersey Church area is highlighted on both maps)

Current Map of NC & the Jersey Church area

(maps courtesy of Dennise L. Pope)
Office of Patents and Grants, Virginia

Barclay, Thomas   16 May 1763    Hampshire County,    Romney Lots # 6, adjoining lot nos. 5 & 15

Barclay, Thomas    2 Feby 1792  Hamphire County,
400a. Adjoining the Saw Mill Lot on the drains of the South Branch
Northern Neck Grants V, p.365
395a. Below Nehemiah Martin & John Pearcall on the N. Branch of Potomack,
adjacent to the sd Pearcall's land & adjoining Henry Heth
Northern Neck Grants V, p. 366
185a. On the drains of Patterson's Creek adjoining the 3rd lot belonging to Peter Reasoner
Northern Neck Grants V, p. 367

Barkley, Hugh       12 May 1770       Augusta County,   95a. Adjoining his other land in the fork of James River.
Patents No. 39, 1779-1771, p.82

Barkley, William     20 Oct 1786    Harrison County, 500a.   On the Right hand fork of Limestone
Creek a branch of the West Fork.
Grants 7, p.13

Barkley, Thomas   11 Sept 1787   Monongalia County,   400a. On Simpsons Creek including his
Improvement made in 1777                               Grants 14, p.351

Barkley, Thomas    11 Sept 1787   Monongalia County,   257a.   Beginning and near the Creek
Grants 16, p.81

Barkley, Thomas, Junr.      11 Sept 1787     Monongalia County, 212a.  Adjoining his Settlement Survey.
Grants 16, p.80

Barkley, Thomas     9 Sept 1789  Harrison County,   235a. On both sides of Halls run a branch of Ten mile Creek
 Grants 19, p.587

Barcley, Hugh, Jr.     2 June 1790    Rockbridge County,  317a. On the waters of Cedar Creek a branch
of James River adjoining the land of James McGavack
Grants 23, p.292

Barclay, John   3 Mar 1796  Patrick County, 35,123a. on the waters of Johnstons Creek adjoining
Bells Order Line , and on the head waters of Arratt River
Grants 35, p. 22

Barclay, John      4 Mar 1796  Aanawha County, 50,000a.  Adjoining the upper side of 40,000 acres
made for Jacob Skiles which include the lands of Campbells Creek, Blue Creek, Bell Creek and
Kellers Creek between Quolay and Elk rivers
Grants 34, p. 45

Barclay, John    4 Mar 1796    Albemarle County, 7, 307 1/2a.   On the S. E. side of the Blue Ridge
and on the S. E. side of Pasture Fence Mountain Moremans and Doyles River
Grants 34, p.40

Barclay, John   5 Mar 1796   Patrick County,   24,090 1/2a. on the waters of Shooting Creek
and Poplar Camp Creek
Grants 35, p.25

Barclay, John   5 Mar 1796    Rockbridge County, 30,00a.  On the North Branch of James River,
adjoining James Kennedy, John Huggart &c.
Grants 33, p. 478

Barclay, John   5 Mar 1796   Rockingham County, 93,000a.   On the waters of the Shenandoah and Potomack
Grants 34, p.47

Barclay, John   7 Mar 1796    Greenbriar County, 7,570a.  On New river & Peters Mountain & part
of it within about two miles of Good Hope Furnis, & adjoining Lauder Smith &c.
Grants 33, p.482

Barclay, John   7 Mar 1796   Botetourt County, 14,000a.   On the waters of Jons Creek and Roaring
Run branches of Craigs Creek a branch of james River and extending on some of the waters of Sinking Creek
Grants 34, 1796, p.51

Barclay, John    7 Mar 1796   Rockbridge County,    20,000a.  On the waters of Colliers Creek, Brattons
run & Simpsons Creek
Grants 35, p.28

Barclay, John   8 Mar 1796  Botetourt County, 41,00a.  On Craigs Creek and some of the branches of
Catawbo Creek, branches of the james River on both sides of the road leading from Botetourt Court House
to the Sweet Springs about six miles from said Court House
Grants 34, 1796, p.55

Barkley, Thomas   13 Apl 1799  Harrison County, 131a.   On the right hand fork of Simpsons Creek
adjoining two other tracts formerly surveyed by him
Grants 41, p.195

Barkley, Shadrack  24 May 1802  Harrison County, 400a. On the east side of the West Fork and
both sides of Browns Creek
Grants, 50, p.60

Barclay, Samuel     26 Augt 1806     Botetourt County, 32a. On the waters of Catawbo Creek, a branch of James River
Grants 56, 1806-1808, p. 108

Barclay, Alexander T.    31 Dec 1821  Rockbridge County, 11 1/4a. on the waters of Cedar Creek
a branch of James River adjoining the land of Thomas Jefferson and the heirs of Elihu Barclay, dec'd.
Grants 70, p. 546



April 9, 1844
Submitted and ordered to be printed

Mr. Pearce made the following


(To accompany bill S. 100.)

The Commitee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the pe-
tition of Robert Barclay to the State of Missouri, report:

That, on the 3d of March, 1802, the petitioner made application to De-
lassus, the Spanish Lieutenant Governor of the then province of Louisiana,
for a concession of eight hundred arpens of land on the river au Baeuf;
and that on the 6th of March, he obtained from the said Lieutenant Gov-
ernor an order of survey accordingly. In January 1804, a survey was
made for him, and a plat and certificate were made out for him in Feb-
ruary, 1804. The petitioner seems to have supposed that his grant was
on the Lamine river, where he lived until the year 1814, when he was
driven off by the Indians, as he alleges; and when he ascertained that his
grant was on the river Baeuf, instead of the Lamine, all the lands at the
mouth of that river, including his intended settlement had been sold by
the Government of the United States, or otherwise disposed of. This
concession of the Spanish commander and Lieutenant Governor was con-
firmed by Frederick Bates, recorder of land titles for Missouri, in his re-
port of February 2, 1816, and that report was confirmed by the 2d section
of the act of Congress of 1816, ch. 159. In 1827, a bill was reported in
the Senate for the relief of the petitioner, and passed that body, but failed
in the House of Representatives for want of time.
      The committe think the petitioner entitled to compensation in other
lands subject to private entry, and report a bill accordingly.



March 23, 1846
Submitted and ordered to be printed

Mr. Yulee made the following


(To accompany bill S. 120.)

The Commitee on Private Land Claims, to whom was referred the pe-
tition of Robert Barclay to the State of Missouri, report:

That concerning the report made on the 9th April, 1844, by a former
commitee of the Senate upon this case, and referring to that report for a
sufficient statement of the facts, a bill is accordingly reported for the relief
     of the petitioner.

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