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Obediah Barker
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1845
McDonald County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1929
Douglas County
Oregon, USA

PARENTS: Zachariah Barker and Rhoda Cooper (Cutbirth?).

Zachariah was born 1812 in Ohio and Rhoda was born in Indiana in 1814. They m. ca 1830, Greene Co., Indiana.?

PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Ewel Barker & Amelia "Milly" Stillwell.?

1850 U.S. Census for McDonald Co., MO:
Zachariah Barker M 38 Ohio; farmer
Rhoda Barker F 36 Indiana
Isaac Barker M 16 (b. 1834) Indiana; farmer
John Barker M 14 (b. 1836) Indiana
Abigail Barker F 12 (b. 1838) Indiana
Absolem Barker M 10 (b. 1840) Indiana
Hiram Barker M 8 (b. 1842) Missouri
*Obediah Barker M 6 (b. 1844) Missouri
Daniel Barker M 4 (b. 1846) Missouri
Joseph W Barker M 2 (b. 1848) Missouri
Benjamin Barker M 1 (b. 1849) Missouri
Charles Cutbirth M 22 Indiana; farmer

1860 U.S. Census for Cooper Township, McDonald Co., Missouri:
Zachariah Barker M 55 Ohio
Rhody Barker F 45 Ohio
Abagill Barker F 20 Indiana
Hyram Barker M 18 Missouri
*Obediah Barker M 16 Missouri
Daniel Barker M 14 Missouri
Joseph Barker M 11 Missouri
Benj Barker M 9 Missouri
Wm Barker M 7 Missouri

Obediah served as a Private in Co. E, 14th Kansas Calvary Regiment during the Civil War. In the spring of 1863, Maj. Gen. Blunt received authority from the War Department to recruit a battalion of cavalry as his personal escort. Organized at Fort Scott and Leavenworth; in November, 1863, the 14th Kansas Cavalry was in effect organized and placed in the field. The Regiment mustered out June 25, 1865.

Obediah married Rebecca Caroline King (Carrie) 6 Feb. 1868 in Bourbon Co., Kansas.

1870 US Census for Pawnee Twnshp, Bourbon Co., Kansas (4 Aug)(P.O. Ft. Scott):
Obediah Barker M 25 Missouri; farmer
R E Barker F 26 Arkansas
Minnie Barker F 1 Kansas
Nancy King F 67 Kentucky; widow
Bassett Odonell M 29 Indiana
Elizabeth Odonell F 22 Ohio

Obediah's real estate property was valued at $2,000. Nancy King is Rebecca's mother.

Daughter Emma Barker, b. 26 Nov 1873, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas; m. Mr. Agee

Daughter Nora Barker, b. 27 Dec 1877, Oak Creek, Douglas Co., OR; m. Mr. Blosser

1880 U.S. Census for Mt. Scott Precinct, Douglas Co., OR:
Obidiah Barker Self M 37 Missouri; farmer
Rebecca Barker Wife F 37 Arkansas
Minnie Barker Dau F 11 Kansas
Charles Barker Son M 9 Kansas
Ella Barker Dau F 6 Kansas (Emma?)
Nora Barker Dau F 2 Oregon

Son Fred Barker, b. 20 June 1885, Oak Creek, Douglas Co., OR.

1900 U.S. Census for Mount Scott Prec., Douglas Co. OR:
Obadiah Barker Head M 56 yrs, b. June 1844 Missouri
Caroline Barker Wife F 57 yrs, b. Mar. 1843 Arkansas
Charles Barker Son M 29 yrs, b. Jan. 1871 Kansas
Norah Barker Dau F 23 yrs, b. Dec. 1877 Oregon
Nellie Barker Dau F 19 yrs, b. Aug. 1881 Oregon
Fred Barker Son M 14 yrs, b. June 1886 Oregon

Carrie had 8 children, 4 living. Obediah farmed. Charles was a farm laborer.

1910 U.S. Census for Mount Scott Prec., Douglas Co., OR:
Oberdiah Barker Head M 66 Missouri; widower
Charles Barker Son M 41 Kansas; single
Frederick Barker Son M 24 Oregon; single

Son Fred Barker registered for the World War I draft on Sept. 12, 1918 in Roseburg, Oregon. He stated his birth date was 20 June 1885. He is married to Birdie & they reside on 2nd Ave So., Roseburg, OR. Fred is a "graderman" in a prune packing plant, Drager Fruit Co. in Roseburg. He is described as medium height, medium build with gray eyes & brown hair.

1920 U.S. Census for Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR:
Obadiah Barker Head M 74 Missouri; widower
Fred Barker Son M 34 Oregon
Walter B Barker Dau-in-law M 27 Oregon
James R Barker Grandson M 1 Oregon

Fred's wife was named Walter Birdie Findlay but went by "Birdie". They had a son Walter Bruce Barker, b. ca 1925. He went by "Bruce". He is also buried in this cem.

1930 U.S. Census for Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR:
Fred Barker Head M 44 Oregon
Birdie Barker Wife F 37 Oregon
Lloyd J Barker Son M 12 Oregon
Freda J Barker Dau F 7 Oregon
Walter B Barker Son M 5 Oregon

1940 U.S. Census for Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR:
Fred Barker Head M 54 Oregon
Birdie Barker Wife F 47 Oregon
Loyde Barker Son M 22 Oregon
Freda J Barker Daughter F 17 Oregon
Bruce Barker Son M 15 Oregon

Fred is a public school janitor.

Notes: Suspect that Ewell Barker & Obediah Barker are brothers.

Greene Co., Indiana data:
1818 is William Barker re land records.
1819 is Thomas Barker & O.T. Barker re land records.
1821 is Obediah T. Barker, J.P. performing marriages.
Family links: 
  Rebecca Caroline King Barker (1843 - 1906)
  Charles Barker (1871 - 1920)*
  Nellie Ethel Barker Hamlin (1881 - 1936)*
  Fred Barker (1885 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Creek Cemetery
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Feb 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65277271
Obediah Barker
Added by: Nancy Hagood
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Rest in Peace
- J.D. Larimore
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012

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