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Missouri Jack Swain Barker
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1848
Georgia, USA
Death: 1911
Rankin
Ellis County
Texas, USA

Missouri Jack Swain, mother of 7 children, 6 boys and 1 daughter, when her husband William Wallace "Bud" Barker died in Millican, Texas. Their youngest, Napoleon Bony (N.B.) Barker,a baby was 6 months old. Missouri and Bud Barker were early settlers to Ellis Co., TX., With the last 3 children being born in Ellis Co., TX.
Missouri struggled in getting this huge estate settled. She would marry James A. Lamb, who was also a big part of settling the estate, serving as the administrator. Missouri would divorce him. The family feared he had gotten off with much of the holdings of Bud Barker, meant for his wife and children. In viewing the records, I could not find any evidence of taking what did not belong to him. But, that was just looking at the probate. Missouri and Bud's children were appointed gurardians, except for the eldest one James Addison "Babe" Barker, he was considered to be an adult at the age of 15.
There are many Estate Records, Buds will, and probate, which show a number of acres, all over the State Of Texas, which had to be sold.
With the estate tied up for years, Missouri struggled to rear she and Bud's children. They had a huge, nice home at Rankin, Ellis Co., TX, not far from the Cemetery. The older kids lived with her to help make ends meet.
It was to far to bring William Wallace "Bud" Barker back to Ellis Co., Texas for burial, he was buried in the family Cemetery, Barker Family Cemetery in Millican, TX on land the family once owned.
Children: James Addison Barker born 1869 - Died April 5, 1941 Claude, Armstrong Co., TX. Augustus H."GUS" Barker born 1872 Texas - Died 5 Nov 1912 Dallas. TX Robert "BOB" Barker born 1872 Died Jan 1945,he served as the Secretary of the State Of Texas buried Texas State Cemetery in Ausin, TX., Frank Whitney Barker born 1876 - Died Mar 1960 Amarillo, Potter Co., TX burial Llano Cem in Amarillo,TX.. Byrde R.(BARKER)Alston,Jr born 1878 - Died 30 April 1958 Amarillo, Potter Co., TX - Burial old Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX... Jerome Maurice "Joe" Barker born 1880, Napoleon Bony Barker born 1882.
The Shared Headstone with Jennie Lynn Swain is a sister to Missouri. At the foot of their graves are their parents John and Elizabeth Swain's headstone markers...And a few graves down from John and Elizabeth Swains is Cleo Barker and his family.
In about 1896 Missouri re-married James A. Lamb and before her illness and death in 1911 they divorced and in her Estate Probate, it so states. They lived in Hopkins and Hill Co., TX together. Then, returned home to Ellis co., TX. I have a photo of Missouri and Bud Barkers home in Rankin, Ellis co., TX. The house was still standing about 10 years ago and I have not checked on it. I do not know who owns the land or the house. 
 
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 Parents:
  John B. Swain (1822 - 1898)
  Elizabeth McMullens Swain (1819 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  William Wallace Barker (1848 - 1883)
 
 Children:
  James Addison Barker (1869 - 1941)*
  Robert Emerson Barker (1874 - 1945)*
  Frank Whitney Barker (1876 - 1960)*
  Byrde B. Barker Alston (1878 - 1958)*
  Napoleon Bony Barker (1883 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Louise Swain Whitney (1843 - 1919)*
  Missouri Jack Swain Barker (1848 - 1911)
  Jennie Lynn Swain (1851 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Shared Headstone they were sisters
MISSOURI JACK (SWAIN) Barker 1848 - 1911 born GA
Miss Jennie Lynn Swain 1851-1925 born Georgia
THEY WERE THE SUNSHINE OF OUR HOME
Dau's of John B. Swain &Elizabeth McMullens Swain
 
Burial:
Elm Branch Cemetery
Bardwell
Ellis County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: James Poole
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58752860
Missouri Jack <i>Swain</i> Barker
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Missouri Jack <i>Swain</i> Barker
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Added by: Aunt and Uncle M
 
 
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A Loving mother and grandmother. After her husband died, it was a struggle for her, but she was strong and cared deeply for her sons and one daughter. Now resting in the Loving Arms of her Savior Jesus Christ. Forever Loved,
- James Poole
 Added: Feb. 18, 2011
 
 
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