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Notes for Elizabeth Houston Barr

The Families of John Houston

January 14, 1788 - Elizabeth born in South Carolina

1800 - age 12

November 1, 1808 - Elizabeth married Joseph Barr in Abbeville, South Carolina

September 3, 1809 - son James Alexander born in South Carolina

1809 - on Tax records in Jackson, Georgia

1810 - age 22

October 11, 1811 - son M. C. born
July 11, 1814 - son John H born in Georgia
March 24, 1817 - son Josiah born in Georgia
May 24, 1820 - daughter Martha born

1820 - age 32

1820 - on tax records in Franklin, Georgia
1821 - on tax records in Franklin, Georgia

May 10, 1823 - daughter Elizabeth Adeline born in Georgia

1830 - age 42

February 8, 1835 - son John H. Barr married Elizabeth Seymore in Putnam Co., Georgia (Putnam County formed in 1807)

1840 -age 52

1850 census Twp 22, Tallapoosa, Alabama
James Barr, age 64, b. South Carolina
Elizabeth Barr, age 62, b. South Carolina
Husband should be Joseph Barr, but their oldest son James was living in Tallapossa Alabama also and may have caused the confusion to the census taker.
Son John H. is living in Merrietts, Cobb, Georgia in 1850

October 15, 1857 - son James Barr died in Tallapoosa, Alabama

1860 census Western District, Upshur, Texas
Joseph Barr, age 72, b. South Carolina
Elizabeth Barr, age 71, South Carolina

1870 census Precinct 2, Upshur, Texas
John Barr, age 35, Farmer, b. Georgia
Joseph Barr, age 83, b. South Carolina
Elizabeth Barr, age 82, South Carolina

January 07, 1879 - Joseph Barr died in Upshur or Gregg Co., Texas

1880 census Precinct 2, Gregg Co., Texas
Berry Johnson, farmer, age 41, Tennessee/blank/North Carolina
Adaline Johnson, wife, age 45, Georgia/US/South Carolina
George B. Johnson, son, age 16, Texas/Tennessee/Georgia
James W. Johnson, son, age 14, Texas/Tennessee/Georgia
Elizabeth Barr, mother-in-law, age 93, South Carolina/South Carolina/South Carolina
Ashur Johnson, nephew, age 21, Tennessee/Tennessee/Tennessee

November 5, 1885 - Elizabeth died in Upshur or Gregg Co., Texas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laverne Rodgers" <muttla@earthlink.net>
To: "Kari Northup" <karinorthup@comcast.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: John Houston


> Hi Kan,
> The reason I am sending you this long piece of information is that I wanted you to see that the first born of James & Mary Barr, Joseph, married Elizabeth Houston, and then one of James & Mary's daughter, Mary, married George Houston. I have his father & mother as James Houston, b 1759. & Ann Carrigan.

> Descendants of James (?S .) Barr
>
> 1 James (?S .) Barr b: 07 Feb 1762 Guilford County, North Carolina d: 04 Jun 1837 Jackson County, Georgia
> . +Mary Louise (Hinson} Kennedy b: 1765 Fairfield District, South Carolina. > (I believe this is incorrect. I think she was born in Pennsylvania or> Virginia. LR) m: 19 Oct 1786 Guilford County, North Carolina d: 05 May 1835 Jackson County, Georgia
> .. 2 Joseph Barr b: 29 Sep 1787 South Carolina according to all census d: 07 Jan 1879 probably Upshur County or Gregg County, Texas
> ...... +Elizabeth Houston b: 14 Jan 1788 South Carolina m: 01 Nov 1808 Old 98 or Abbeville, South Carolina d: 05 Nov 1885 Probably in Upshur County or Gregg County, Texas
> .. 2 John Barr b: Abt. 1789 I am just supposing he is the John Barr in Coweta County, Georgia. in 1850. Martin Chambers told me some of the Barr's went to Coweta County, Georgia.
> .. 2 Elizabeth (Betty) Barr b: 1791 North Carolina d: Aft. 1865 Decatur County, Tennessee
> ...... +Isaac Hendrix b: 1786 Georgia m: Abt. 1804 no marriage listed in Jackson County, Georgia d: Aft. 1859 Decatur County, Tennessee
> .. 2 Mary (Polly) Barr b: 1794 Probably Jackson County, Georgia d: Aft. 01 Dec 1849 Yazoo, Mississippi Dover/Cemetery, Yazoo, Mississippi
> ...... +George A. Houston b: 1792 Probably Jackson County, Georgia m: 10 Oct 1821 Jackson County, Georgia. Book 1, page 122, d: Aft. 01 Dec 1849 Yazoo, Mississippi Dover/Cemetery, Yazoo, Mississippi
> .. 2 Daughter Barr b: Abt. 1798
> .. 2 Isabella Barr b: Abt. 1800 Abbeville, South Carolina d: Aft. 01 Dec 1849
> ...... +Andrew Hendrix m: Bef. 1837 d: Bef. 1842 See Comment
> .. 2 Martha (Patsy) Barr b: 11 Sep 1800 Probably South Carolina d: 03 Jun 1873 Jackson County, Georgia a family cemetery on country road 287, outside of Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia
> ...... +William A. (Buck) Nunn b: 08 Feb 1800 Franklin County, Georgia m: Bet. 1829 - 1837 d: 21 Nov 1883 Jackson County, Georgia a family cemetery on country road 287, outside of Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia
> .. 2 Nancy Barr b: 01 Mar 1802 Abbeville, South Carolina d: 24 Nov 1886
> ...... +Thomas A. (O) Bennett b: 23 Mar 1802 m: 17 Aug 1826 Jackson County, Georgia. Book 1, page 161. d: 17 Sep 1872 Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia
> .. 2 Margaret Barr b: Abt. 1806 Abbeville, South Carolina or Jackson County, Georgia d: Aft. 01 Dec 1849
> ...... +Richard B. Cain d: Bef. 1841 See comment
> .. 2 James Hinson Barr b: 01 Jan 1807 Georgia d: 23 Apr 1883 JacksonCounty, Georgia Unity Christian Church near Maysville, Jackson County, Georgia
> ...... +Nancy Anthony b: 20 Jul 1802 Winchester, Tennessee m: 12 Sep 1830 Jackson County, Georgia. Book 1, page 184. d: 04 Jun 1887 Jackson County, Georgia Unity Christian Church near Maysville, Jackson County, Georgia
> .. 2 Clarissa (Claricy) Barr b: 11 May 1809 Madison County, Georgia. I do not believe she was born Madison County, Georgia. I think she was born Jackson County, Georgia d: 28 Apr 1897 Madison County, Georgia Wilson Family Cemetery, Madison County, Georgia, plot 122
> ...... +Samuel Boley Wilson, Sr. b: 01 Mar 1805 Jackson County, Georgia m: Abt. 1829 d: 07 Feb 1880 Madison County, Georgia Wilson Family Cemetery, Madison County, Georgia, plot 122
> .. 2 Matilda Barr b: Abt. 1811 Georgia d: Bet. 01 Dec 1849 - 1857 Clark County, Arkansas
> ...... +Christian Isaac McGinnis b: Abt. 1811 Georgia m: 28 Dec 1831 Jackson County, Georgia. Book 1, page 190. d: 17 May 1857 Clark County, Arkansas
>
>
> I have the wills for John Houston & John Houston, Jr. from Abbeville, S. C. Since the county clerk had been so nice, I called and asked if she could search for a deed for land for Elizabeth, daughter of John Jr., since he
> said he was leaving her land. She told me the deeds were in such a mess and that I would find that many times things were left to children, but they never got it. So, I guess if I want that looked up, I will have to go to
> Abbeville. I live in Texas and age is creeping in, so that is probably out of the question. I thought if I found where she received the land and then when she disposed of it, I might find her married name. She married in 1808.
> I have been to Jackson County, Ga. and only began to touch the surface. Time was too short.
>
> I did find on RootWEb's World Connect Project: Some Rowland Cousins in VA, NC, Ga and Beyond that John Huston married Jean Guthrie about 1785 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. We do know that John Jr. was married more than once since Jean was his late wife.
> http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rowaug&id-17397&Print
> Descendants of Thomas Guthrie, Author Donald Robert Guthrie Title 1932432.ftw. I am now going to see if I can find them on Familytreemaker. I did not even look for Houston because there are so many.
>
> Here's hoping we can come up with something. I will do some more searching and get back to you. LaVerne