SPRINGS CEMETERY, ROCK SPRINGS, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
The Barker family grave area (among others) is in the vicinity of that large Elm tree or the Oak Tree on the left just barely in the photo.
The George Barker grave is likely in the vicinity of this monument for Alexander Barker. There are large trees in this area of the cemetery and memorial stones that no longer can be read because of their age.
BARKER, George, 25 Mar 1759 - 11 Sep 1841. Served as a private in the Revolutionary War (interred in the Barker family Lots under large tree in oldest part of cemetery near other members of this family.)
BARKER, Frankey Kerr, dates unknown, (Wife of George Barker.) (Barker Lots under large tree in oldest part of cemetery. She is likely to be interred here too.)
BARKER, George, pioneer of the Barker clan in Maury Co., Tenn., was born in Louisa Co., Va., on 25 Mar 1759.
He was a son of George and Susanna Perkins Barker who moved to Caswell Co., N. C. in 1774. The younger George
married Frankey Kerr on 18 Oct 1783 and the couple moved on to Tenn. in 1815, settling on the north side of the Duck River with their 13 children. He had served as a private in the Revolutionary War, receiving a pension of $20.00 per year, in Maury Co., Tn., after 1833. He donated 1/2 acre of land just south of Rock Spring for a cemetery and this was later noted in the deed when this tract of land was sold to Alex Rummage. On 11 Sep 1841 he died and is buried in an unmarked grave in this graveyard. Family tradition says that the exact place is the one now occupied by a large tree. Four of his children are also buried here as are other descending family members.
Sourced 22 Jul 2010 from Fred Hawkins Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries who along with his wife are interred in this cemetery nearby. Mariruth is a Barker descendent. Original photo & compilation by Wayne Austin, 27 Dec 2006. Updated 22 Jul 2010 to add George Barker historical information.