|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1844|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1912|
He donated the land in Henry County in Axton for a 4-room schoolhouse.
He owned much property throughout the state of Virginia.
1880 Census, Leatherwood, Henry County, Va.:
James M. Barker 35
Elizabeth 32 wife
Monroe 10 son
Henry 8 son
Gordon 5 son
Doctor 29 brother
John Nance 21 nephew
Emma Earles 16 nephew ?
Alice Roach 15 sister-in-law
One of his sons, C.G. Barker ran a flour mill in Axton, Va.
James was the owner of Barker Mercantile Store and a farmer. He was the largest landowner and tobacco grower in the State of Virginia at the time of his death.
There is a picture of him in one of his tobacco fields in the Agriculture Building in Richmond, Virginia.
James was a member of the State Board of Agriculture from January 23rd, 1899 until his death. Governor J. Hoge Tyler made the appointment.
He was also Chairman of the Virginia Board of Agriculture for several years and the State Agriculture Experimental Station was located on his farm in the Axton, Virginia area.
Governor A. J. Montague appointed him a delegate to the National Farm Congress held in Atlanta, Georgia October 7th, 1902.
The Danville and Western Railroad ran a special train from Danville to Axton, Virginia to carry friends and State officials to his funeral.
James raised Essey Barker as his daughter.
She was the daughter of Alfred Barker and Lucy Roach.
James Madison Barker (1809 - 1878)
Elizabeth Ann Roach Barker (1848 - 1935)*
James Monroe Barker (1870 - 1928)*
Chesley Gordon Barker (1875 - 1937)*
Coleman Perkins Barker (1834 - ____)*
Sarah Frances Barker (1836 - 1878)*
Zeriah Margaret Barker Mabes (1837 - 1902)*
William Madison Barker (1838 - 1909)*
Nathaniel Henry Barker (1838 - 1839)*
Louisa Jane Barker Nance-Price (1843 - ____)*
James Monroe Barker (1844 - 1912)
Mary Susan Barker (1846 - 1931)*
Elizabeth A. Barker Roach (1847 - 1940)*
Patrick Henry Barker (1849 - 1901)*
Doctor Rush Barker (1851 - ____)*
Alfred Scott Barker (1853 - 1894)*
George Herbert Barker (1856 - 1894)*
Thomas Arthur Barker (1858 - 1889)*
Benjamin Rush Barker (1861 - 1939)*
Plot: Sect. 4, Lot 55
Maintained by: deegraver
Originally Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55547743