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Mary J Lumpkin Barnard
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Birth: May 29, 1831
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug., 1896
Porter County
Indiana, USA

Mrs. Nelson Barnard

Mrs. Nelson Barnard, of Jackson township, died Monday afternoon last. The funeral was held Wednesday, services being conducted by Rev. Randall, of Valparaiso, at the Jackson Center church. The remains were buried in the Quaker corners cemetery.

Chesterton Tribune - August 29, 1896

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Porter County records: M.J. died 8/25/1896 at age 65. Daughter of James Lumpkin and ___ Thornburg.

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N. Barnard was born in Wayne County, Ind., October 6, 1829, and is a son of William and Sallie (Williams) Barnard; his father was born in 1803, in Surry County, N. C., whence in 1811, he removed with his parents to Wayne County, Ind., in 1817, where he married; he came to Porter County in 1835, and bought a claim of 100 acres for $50, on which a cabin was built and some clearing made. In 1836, he moved to Cass County, Mich., returning hither in 1838, and did a great deal toward improving Jackson Township. N. Barnard lived with his parents until manhood. At the age of seventeen, he began to learn carpentering, at which he labored intermittently for 20 years.

On February 2, 1851, he was married to Mary J. Lumpkin, of Wayne County, born May 29, 1831; she is a daughter of James and Sarah (Thornburgh) Lumpkin; her parents removed from Tennessee to Wayne County in 1819.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnard have had born to them the following named children: Orlando and Mary B., living and Sarah L., John R., Ordelle and William E., deceased.

Mr. Barnard is one of the pioneers of Jackson Township, coming hither in 1835; he has been engaged in farming twenty-seven years, and has now 467 1/2 acres of good land, 350 of which are improved. Mr. Barnard has been and still is passionately fond of hunting. He is an unwavering Republican.

Source: Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, 1882.

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Mr. and Mrs. Barnard's union has been blessed by the birth of six children, all now deceased but one. They were named as follows: Orlando, now living on his father's old home place; Sarah L., died in infancy; Ordelia, married, and died when 22 years of age; John, died at the age of two and a half years; Mary Bell, a married woman, died when 30 of age, leaving one child, Lela D.; and William L., who died when 15 years of age.

Source: Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana, 1894.

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Gravestones also at Quakerdom cemetery:

Infant Barnard, son of N & MJ died 3/17/1860
Sarah L Barnard, dau of N & MJ died 8/6/1854 8m, 19d
John R Barnard, son of N & MJ died 3/25/1869 2y, 7m, 18d

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  Nelson Barnard (1829 - 1904)
  Orlando Barnard (1851 - 1910)*
  John R Barnard (1857 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Quakerdom Cemetery
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Jun 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70760314
Mary J <i>Lumpkin</i> Barnard
Added by: Eva Hopkins
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