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Margaret Priscilla Gilmore Barker
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1824
Clay County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1880
Douglas County
Oregon, USA

Margaret P. Gilmore married John Murphy Barker 2 Dec. 1847 at Forbes Station, Holt Co., MO.

Notes on John Barker: He was born ca 1826 in Kentucky. His parents were James Barker and Nancy Murphy Barker.

He came across the plains in 1852 in a covered wagon drawn by both oxen and horses. They came by way of Burns and Goose Lake, which they crossed, Tule Lake, Klamath Falls, and the Rogue River Valley. There were plenty of Indians on the plains, but the emigrant train was a large one and well-armed. The Barker family brought a considerable amount of cattle. The desert cholera was very severe and fatal on this train. A daughter, Mary, died as did John's aunt Mary. John M. Barker was also very ill, but recovered.

The Barker family finally arrived at Deer Creek [now known as Roseburg], Douglas County, Oregon. Here, John took a donation land claim of 640 acres.

The Barkers' known children:
Nancy (L. or A.), b. ca 1846 in Missouri; d. after 1865.
Mary, b. ca 1848 in MO; d. 1852 from cholera while crossing the plains.
Josephine, b. ca 1852 in MO.
Martha E., b. ca 1854, So. Deer Creek, Douglas Co., OR; m. Samuel C. Hudson, 19 Nov. 1871 in Douglas Co., OR
William A. Barker, b. 15 Feb. 1856 in Oregon; d. 1 April 1914 in Canyonville, Douglas Co., OR.
James Gilmore (see link below)
Sarah Elizabeth, b. ca 1860. Married a Mr. Lynch.
John, b. ca 1868.
Margaret "Maggie", b. ca 1871.

The 1870 U.S. Census for Deer Park Precinct, Douglas Co., Oregon shows Margaret and her 6 children living near the Embree and Inghram families. Margaret is listed as head of the household and husband John is not listed. This is the area on Roberts Creek Rd towards Winston. The Embree Cemetery is located on the Embree property.

1870 U.S. Census for Deer Creek Prec., Douglas Co., OR (P.O. Roseburg)
Margaret Barker F 46 Missouri
Josephine Barker F 18 Missouri
Martha Barker F 16 Oregon
William Barker M 14 Oregon
Ja*Es Barker U 12 Oregon
Elizabeth Barker F 9 Oregon
John Barker M 2 Oregon
John Ingraham M 23 Arkansas; farmer
Family links: 
  James Gilmore (1791 - 1863)
  Mary Polly Poteete Gilmore (1793 - 1881)
  John Murphy Barker (1826 - 1887)
  William A. Barker (1856 - 1914)*
  James Gilmore Barker (1858 - 1940)*
  Samuel Materson Gilmore (1815 - 1893)*
  Mahala Elvira Gilmore Gilliam (1822 - 1908)*
  Margaret Priscilla Gilmore Barker (1824 - 1880)
  Virginia Caroline Gilmore Willis (1825 - 1891)*
  David MacIlwaine Gilmore (1827 - 1899)*
  Mary Jane Gilmore Barker (1828 - 1867)*
  James Paton Gilmore (1830 - 1903)*
  Anderson Gilmore (1832 - 1845)*
  Thomas J. Gilmore (1836 - 1858)*
  Josephine Gilmore (1838 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Gilmore Cemetery
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58732795
Margaret Priscilla <i>Gilmore</i> Barker
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