North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 6, 1847|
JOHN LINEBARGER was born in about 1774 in Lincoln County, North Carolina and died on 6 May 1847 in West Union, Parke County, Indiana. He was the son of JOHANNES LINEBARGER [born before 1757 in Pennsylvania; died in 1824 in Beatty's Ford, North Carolina] and ELIZABETH [HEFFELFINGER] LINEBARGER. His grandfather, JOHANNES LEUENBERGER [born circa 1720 in Schwarzenburg, a canton of Bern, Switzerland] had come to the American colonies with his parents in 1734 on a ship from Rotterdam to Philadelphia and after settling there for a brief period moved the family to North Carolina.
JOHN LINEBARGER grew up in Lincoln County, North Carolina and as a young boy he "insisted on going with the men in his community to fight the British in the Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina."
In 1799, JOHN LINEBARGER was married to ANNA MARIA HOOT and they became the parents of 8 children who were all born in Lincoln County, North Carolina:
1. LEWIS LINEBARGER, born 8 October 1800 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married JANE HENDERSON on 7 February 1822 in Jackson County, Indiana; he died on 29 May 1883 in Tangent, Linn County, Oregon.
2. ELIZABETH LAVINA LINEBARGER, born 19 March 1903 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married NATHANIEL DUNCAN on 22 March 1819 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; she died on 16 December 1874 in Clyde, Macoupin County, Illinois.
3. NANCY LINEBARGER, born 6 July 1805 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married JESSE COOK in 1824 in Parke County, Indiana; she died on 8 March 1886
4. HENRY LINEBARGER, born 24 December 1807 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married NANCY HOUGHAM in Parke County, Indiana; he died on 25 September 1842 in Jackson Township, Will County, Illinois.
5. GEORGE LINEBARGER, born 6 June 1810 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married twice: married SUSANAH BEARD on 9 February 1832 in Parke County, Indiana and after she died in 1854, married ANNA PORTER on 6 April 1854 in Will County, Illinois; he died on 6 July 1883 in Elwood, Will County, Illinois.
6. JOHN LINEBARGER Jr., born 4 November 1812 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married twice: married first NANCY STONE on 12 November 1834 in Parke County, Indiana and after she died in 1847 married SARAH CATHERINE LINTON on 27 February 1848 in Parke County, Indiana; he died after 1886 in Bonfield, Will County, Illinois.
7. ANDREW LINEBARGER, born 8 June 1815 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married twice: married first ELIZABETH BURTON on 10 January 1836 in West Union, Reserve Township, Parke County, Indiana and after she died in 1846 married MARY "POLLY" WARNER on 7 February 1847 in West Union, Parke County, Indiana; he died on 28 April 1907 in West Union, Parke County, Indiana.
8. POLLY LINEBARGER, born 24 October 1818 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married RUBEN H. HOLDEN on 2 June 1834 in Parke County, Indiana; she died prior to 1860 in Macoupin County, Illinois.
In 1820, JOHN LINEBARGER sold his holdings in North Carolina and moved his family with a four horse team to Bartholomew County, Indiana. In the Spring of 1822, he moved his family again to Reserve Township, Parke County, Indiana where he settled after clearing 160 acres of timberland. He eventually increased his land ownership there to about 400 acres.
During his lifetime JOHN LINEBARGER served as a Constable and Justice of the Peace. In North Carolina, the LINEBARGER's were Lutherans, but after the move to Indiana, JOHN LINEBARGER and his family became Methodists. He donated land in Parke County, Indiana and was instrumental in establishing the First Methodist Church there. This "Linebarger Chapel" still exists near the town of West Union, eight miles north of Rockville, Indiana. The Linebarger Cemetery is adjacent to it. There is documentation of a family Bible and Hymn Book that belonged to JOHN and MARY LINEBARGER which states that the Hymn Book was published in 1807 in German town, Pennsylvania and filled with music written by JOHN LINEBARGER.
A FAMILY OF FIVE REPUBLICS, a book written by PAUL MYRON LINEBARGER and WALTER FRANKLIN LINEBARGER, printed by W.B. Conkey Company, Hammond, Indiana in 1925, contains a well researched history of this LINEBARGER family.
Johannes Linebarger: (____ - 1824)
Anna Maria Hoot Linebarger (1774 - 1856)
Lewis Linebarger (1800 - 1883)*
Elizabeth Lavina Linebarger Duncan (1803 - 1874)*
Nancy Linebarger Cook (1805 - 1886)*
Henry Linebarger (1807 - 1842)*
George Linebarger (1810 - 1883)*
John Linebarger (1812 - 1888)*
Andrew Linebarger (1815 - 1907)*
Created by: Ron Stephens
Record added: Jan 29, 2010
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