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February 10, 2004, updated photographs of the children.

HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS
FAMILIES         NEWS         MEMORABILIA

 

JAMES BARB
1818-1894
& JEMIMA E. BAKER
1827-1899

 

Author - Marcia Farina


JAMES BARB
Son of: Abraham Barb 1788-1868
Rebecca Bolinger 1799-1888
b: May 9, 1818 Hardy Co, VA
m: Sep 3, 1846 Hardy Co, VA
d: Aug 2, 1894 Hancock Co, IL
burial: Majorville Cemetery,
Hancock Co, IL

From the collection of
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

Barb Family History


JEMIMA ELIZABETH BAKER
Dau. of: Abraham Baker 1795-1830
Mary Ann Wise 1801-____
b: Nov 10, 1827 Hardy Co, VA
m: Sep 3, 1846 Hardy Co, VA
d: Jan 27*, 1899 Hancock Co, IL
burial: Majorville Cemetery,
Hancock Co, IL

From the collection of
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

Census Transcriptions

James Barb - Last Will and Testament

Location of the Barb homestead

Jemima's Estate and Funeral Expenses*

There is no absolute evidence that the above photos are of James and Jemima, but long study of family photos points in that direction.  While we have no description of James, from the documentation of Olive Barbe McLaughlin, there is the following description of James' brother, Levi: "6 ft. tall, blue eyes, brown hair, weighed 185 lbs."  These characteristics could certainly apply to the above photo, so if James and Levi resembled each other, it lends some weight to our tentative identification.  In addition, daughter Susan, when she was in middle age, looked very much like the image thought to be of Jemima.  These unidentified photos came from the album that belonged to Ben Barb, James and Jemima's son.

James and Jemima's Children

 

Miranda E. Barb
b: Jul 10, 1847 Barbour Co, VA
d: Oct 02, 1878 Hancock Co, IL
burial: Majorville Cemetery,
Hancock Co, IL

Miranda's sad story is related on the page with her tombstone.
 


From the collection of
Mary Duedall

Lewis N. Barb
b: Mar 25, 1849 Virginia
d: bef 1856 Virginia
burial:
 
 

Benjamin Franklin Barb
b: Aug 13, 1850 Barbour Co, VA
m: Sep 2, 1872 Macomb,
McDonough Co, IL
d: Mar 25, 1928 Keokuk, Lee Co, IA
burial: Majorville Cemetery,
Hancock Co, IL
 

From the collection of
Mary Duedall

Sarah Jane Barb
b: Feb 20, 1853 Barbour Co, VA
m: Oct 20, 1867 Hancock Co, IL
d: Apr 20, 1918 Speed, Phillips Co, KS
burial: Marvin Cemetery, Glade, KS
 

From the collection of
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

Isaac N. Barb
b: Apr 16, 1856 Barbour Co, VA
d: Sep 12, 1856 Barbour Co, VA
burial:
 

James Perry Barb
b: Apr 16, 1856 Barbour Co, VA
d: Nov 7, 1858
burial:
 

Mary Virginia Barb
b: May 25, 1858 Missouri
m: Jan 1, 1879 Hancock Twp,
Hancock Co, IL
d: Aug 23, 1927 Magnolia Park,
Los Angeles Co, CA
burial: Valhalla Memorial Park,
North Hollywood, Los Angeles Co, CA
 

From the collection of
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

William Price Barb
b: June 19, 1863 Kirksville,
Benton Co, MO
m: Mar 20, 1887 Hancock Co, IL
d: Jan 13, 1936 Tennessee, McDonough Co, IL
burial: Majorville Cemetery,
Hancock Co, IL

Spouse: Eliza Jane Daugherty
Dau. of: John Daugherty
Elizabeth Aleshire
b: Oct 17, 1867 Ohio
d: Aug 31, 1939 Burnside,
Hancock Co, IL
burial: Majorville Cemetery,
Hancock Co, IL

Marriage documents
 


From the collection of
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

Tentatively identified as William Price Barb

 

Susan Elizabeth Barb
b: Dec 31, 1865 Hancock Co, IL
m: May 12, 1894 Colorado Springs,
El Paso Co, CO
d: Feb 5, 1939 Los Angeles,
Los Angeles Co, CA
burial:

Spouse: Archibald M. Loggie
Son of:
b: Feb 8, 1857 Canada
d: Oct 4, 1930
burial: Los Angeles Co, CA
 



 

 

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