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Rev James Ira Halbert, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1778
Henry County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1860
Cherry Valley
Crawford County
Missouri, USA

Ken Halbert of Steelville; Direct descendant of James Ira Sr. directed me to the Schweider cemetery. The cemetery is located on the Original James Ira Halbert Sr. Homestead(Ken referred to it as the Original Halbert plantation). The only visual markings, J-I-H on his tombstone with No dates. James was a well known Baptist Minister in Crawford County MO. He started the Primitive "Bethel Baptist Church" of Steelville. The church and building no longer exist.
He is buried next to his wife Francis "Fannie" (Pepper) Halbert. She is to his right. Her stone is much more deteriorated. I might have been able to make out an "H" on her stone. Ken Halbert suspected one of the family's slaves chiseled out the initials. The cemetery is off Woolsey RD. in Cherry Valley. we had to drive through a private farm/pasture/cattle gate to find the small cemetery. There are Many old graves. I remember seeing numerous Halberts and a few Martin and of course Schweider stones.
I'm the 6th. generation grandson of James Ira SR. and Francis Pepper. I'm looking forward in meeting James and Francis in Heaven one day!

REV. JAMES IRA5 HALBERT (WILLIAM ANSON4, JOEL3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born September 08, 1778 in Henry County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1860 in Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri. He married (1) FRANCES PEPPER 1798 in Pendleton District, Anderson County, South Carolina, daughter of JOHN PEPPER and ELIZABETH OLDHAM. She was born 1782 in Rockingham, Guilford County, North Carolina, and died Bef. 1860 in Missouri. He married (2) LOUISA WILKERSON November 29, 1857. She was born Abt. 1836.
More About REV. JAMES IRA HALBERT:
Ancestral File Number: 1J64-V8F
Fact 1: 1814, Removed to what is now St. Francois County, Missouri, seven years prior to county being formed
Fact 2: 1838, Removed to Crawford County, Missouri
Fact 3: 1850, Reside on farm near Osage, Crawford County, Missouri
Fact 4: 1860, Reside on farm in Courtois Township, Crawford County, Missouri
Religion: South Carolina Primative Baptist Minister; established Pendleton Bethel Baptist in St. Francois County, Missouri and served as pastor

More About LOUISA WILKERSON:
Ancestral File Number: 1J64-V9M

Children of JAMES HALBERT and FRANCES PEPPER are:
Mary Ann Halbert, b. 1801 who married William Blackwell and
Ann Halbert, b. 1803
46. i. JOSHUA H.6 HALBERT, b. Bet. 1804 - 1805; d. Aft. 1880.
ii. JOHN HALBERT, b. 1822, Missouri.
47. iii. WILLIAM HARVEY HALBERT, b. Bet. 1822 - 1835, , Missouri; d. Abt. 1900.
48. iv. JAMES IRA HALBERT, JR., b. Bet. 1824 - 1828, Missouri.
v. ELIZABETH HALBERT.
vi. EUEL HALBERT.
vii. SUSANNAH HALBERT, b. 1815; m. WILLIAM JACKSON ALLEN, March 26, 1835; b. Abt. 1811.
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I have a family message board on myfamily.com, If you're a Halbert descendant from the Crawford County, Mo. area and want to join us, send me an e-mail for an invitation: johnbmcginnis@yahoo.com 
 
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 Parents:
  William Anson Halbert (1744 - 1808)
  Elizabeth Hill Halbert (1747 - 1836)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Pepper Halbert (1782 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Joshua H Halbert (1804 - 1880)*
  Elizabeth Halbert Westover (1806 - 1847)*
  William Harvey Halbert (1822 - 1900)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joel Halbert (1769 - 1848)*
  Martha Halbert (1772 - 1810)*
  John Halbert (1773 - 1854)*
  Enos Halbert (1775 - 1834)*
  Arthur Halbert (1777 - ____)*
  James Ira Halbert (1778 - 1860)
  Susannah Holbert Acker (1780 - 1868)*
  Frances Halbert Garrison (1782 - 1857)*
  William Anson Halbert (1784 - 1859)*
  Joshua Lucius Halbert (1785 - 1842)*
  Elizabeth Halbert Berry (1788 - 1861)*
  Mary Halbert Sherrill (1791 - 1872)*
  Lucinda Halbert Berry (1793 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Schweider Cemetery
Crawford County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Left side of Cemetery
 
Created by: John B. McGinnis
Record added: Oct 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22458566
Rev James Ira Halbert, Sr
Added by: John B. McGinnis
 
 
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5th Great Grandson
- Donald Blackwell
 Added: Sep. 7, 2013

- nancy murray
 Added: Jun. 7, 2010

- S .OBryant
 Added: Jan. 15, 2010
 
 
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