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William Henry Barker
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Birth: May 18, 1827
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1898
Florence
Fremont County
Colorado, USA

Children of William & Arzela:
Sarah Elizabeth b. 9/28/1850 m. Thomas Jacob Crosswhite
Martha Jane b. 6/15/1857 m. John Lou Crosswhite
Armilda b. 8/29/1861 m. Albert Higmon
John C. b. 5/30/1864 d. 7/7/1864
William Franklin b. 4/24/1865 m. Jesse Osborn
Turn b. 2/13/1866
Emma A. b. 1/19/1871 m. Clinton Samuel Crosswhite
Mary Anne b. 11/1/1875 m. Virgil Burroughs
Ulyssess b. 3/23/1878 m. Jesse Osborn

William & Arzela homesteaded in Colorado, the map shows their homestead is on the Homestead Map - located in Twp 20, Rng 69W, Section 22 on Adobe Creek. Their ranch was purchased by Karol Smith, he moved 2 Barker structures to his movie set called Buckskin Joe's which is where they stand today (2012). The information below was taken from a Buckskin Joe Brochure.

Picture Number 8

"Representative of the type of log structure found on the streets of Buckskin Joe is this one which came from one of the earliest ranches on Adobe creek. It was originally one room and was built by "Uncle Billy" Barker who homesteaded and filed on water rights in 1884. When located it had been covered with siding which had preserved it, and was a part of a larger structure. After the death of Mr. & Mrs. Barker it was owned and occupied by several families. The last was that of Cal Sweeten, a pioneer who died in Wetmore. The homestead is now a part of the large Gumear
Ranch which is owned and operated by Lewis Draper, Uncle of Karol Smith."

Picture Number 24 - is titled as "Photo Gallery" and the description reads:

"This building was once a barn on the Barker ranch on Adobe creek south of Florence. William Barker was a substantial citizen and developed his homestead by surrounding the home with several well-constructed buildings for storage and shelter for his livestock. To support his family he raised some grain and a large garden. There was open range for his milk cows and a few beef cattle. The community school house was built on the mesa above his ranch and he obtained his supplies in Florence and Canon City. Most of his neighbors were several miles away on Hardscrabble creek."

Other movies also filmed at Buckskin Joe's are: "True Grit", "White Buffalo", "The Dutchess and the Dirtwater Fox" and the "Sacketts". Some of the Information about Karol Smith came from The Pueblo Chieftain, dated 7/2/1992.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Arzela Roseta Hainline Barker (1832 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Elizabeth Barker Crosswhite Goodman (1852 - 1923)*
  Martha Jane Barker Crosswhite (1857 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Hope Cemetery
Fremont County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Judy Stratton
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85596553
William Henry Barker
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William Henry Barker
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William Henry Barker
Added by: Judy Stratton
 
 
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- Judy Stratton
 Added: Feb. 23, 2012
 
 
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