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Mary Davis Barber
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1801
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1862
McDonough County
Illinois, USA

Miss Mary Davis was born in North Carolina on February 1, 1801 as a daughter of John B. & Esther (Mattocks) Davis.

She became the Bride of John D. Barber on December 30, 1818 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. John made the journey from Pulaski County, Kentucky (where he was living) back to Lincoln County to court and marry her. Shortly after their marriage, they both moved to Kentucky and began living next to his parents.

Mary bcame the Mother of 10 children. Their names were :
Rachel Catherine
Sarah Elizabeth
Esther M.
Priscilla Lee
Edward D.
Nancy Jane
John James
Mary Carr

During the 1820's the Barber families moved from Kentucky to Illinois and they settled in Schuyler County.

In August of 1830 the Barbers came to McDonough County and settled on land in Chalmers Township. A House and Barn had to be buildt quickly before Winter arrived.It was a Very Cold & Long Winter with record amounts of snowfall. Provisions became low and the Barbers consisted mainly on dry hominy until Springtime arrived. After surviving their first winter in Illinois, they became better prepared for the future ones.

In 1832 the John D. Barber family moved to Colchester Township and buildt a home and settled a farm. This is where they continued to live the remainder of their lives.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Barber
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1797
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: McDonough, Illinois
Gender: Female
Family Number: 621
Household Members: Name Age
John Barber 50
Mary Barber 53
Ester Barber 29
Thomas Barber 27
Prasela Barber 24
Nancy J Barber 16
Sarah Barber 14
James Barber 12
Malvina Barber 9
Caneanthe Barber 3
Rachel Clifford 22

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Barber
Age in 1860: 63
Birth Year: abt 1797
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Chalmers, McDonough, Illinois
Gender: Female
Post Office: Colchester
Household Members: Name Age
John D Barber 60
Mary Barber 63
Esther M Barber 39
Robert Barber 38
Prissilla Barber 34
Nancy J Barber 25
John J Barber 21
Sirelda Barber 14

Mary passed away in 1862 and her beloved husband passed away in 1874. Mary is buried between her husband, John and daughter, Priscilla in the Barber Cemetery. Daughters Esther M. & Mary Carr are buried in this small country cemetery located in Section 19 of McDonough County.

Mary lived to be 61 years 10 months 1 day of age.

This family cemetery was established in 1835 by the Barber family. This cemetery was established on family land and originally contained about an acre of ground.

Family links: 
  John D. Barber (1797 - 1874)
  Esther M Barber (1820 - 1900)*
  Robert Barber (1822 - 1901)*
  Priscilla Lee Barber (1824 - 1841)*
  Charles Barber (1832 - 1835)*
  Nancy Jane Barber Carstens (1834 - 1924)*
  Sarah E. Barber Hamilton (1836 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Barber Cemetery
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Created by: C. J. Miller
Record added: Jul 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73340435
Mary <i>Davis</i> Barber
Added by: C. J. Miller
Mary <i>Davis</i> Barber
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Mary <i>Davis</i> Barber
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To My 4th Great Grand Aunt : May You Rest In Peace and Find Your Heavenly Reward in the Arms of Our Lord.
- C. J. Miller
 Added: Apr. 9, 2012

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