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 Frances Ann <I>Locklin</I> Barge

Frances Ann Locklin Barge

Columbia County, Georgia, USA
Death 30 Jan 1899 (aged 68)
Irion County, Texas, USA
Burial Sherwood, Irion County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 21380583 · View Source
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Citizen of the Republic of Texas

Frances Ann Locklin, born in Columbia Co., GA - Daughter of William Lawson Locklin Sr and Nancy Mercer.

Sister of Louisa E, Alteman Livingston, Samuel G, Jesse Daniel, Celia Emaline Mae, Elisabeth A, Sarah Catherine "Kate", Mary "Amanda", James Zachoriah "Jim", Alfred M, Martha Ann, Infant Daughter, William Lawson "Tamp" Jr, Thomas Jefferson "Bunk", B A, and Nancy Victoria Locklin.

Frances married, 24 Sept 1851, Charles Neal Fokes, a son of John Fokes Sr and Abagail McLennan. After the death of Charles in 1864, Frances married, in June 1867, William Madison Barge.

Mother of (by Charles) Judge William Franklin, Frances Annette, Charles Neal McLennan and Little Daughter (29 Jan 1858-1 Mar 1858) Fokes.

Frances and William had no known children.

Granddaughter of Samuel Locklin & Celia Zachry and William Mercer & Isabel Malloy.

Frances died in Irion Co., TX.
Rockdale Messenger
Thursday, Feb 23, 1899

Death - Mrs. Francis A. Barge, age 69, died on Jan. 30, 1899, at the home of her son, Judge W. F. Fokes of Sherwood, Texas. She was born in Georgia, March 21, 1830 and was one of a large family of children, several of whom survive her. Of these, her brother, W. L. Locklin, lives at Sherwood and three brothers, A. L. Locklin, J. Z. Locklin, and T. J. Locklin who live in Milam county as do two sisters, Mrs. Martha Guthrie and Mrs. Nannie Fulcher, while her remaining sister, Mrs. Amanda Holcomb, resides in Bell county. The family moved to Texas in 1845, settling in Milam county where the deceased lived until Jan. 1898. On Sept. 24, 1851, she married Charles Fokes, the father of W. F. Fokes and Charles N. Fokes of Sherwood. They are her only surviving children. Her husband died in 1864 in Tyler, Texas while in the Confederate service. In June 1867, she married Wm. M. Barge of Milam county and lived near by her old home on the San Gabriel river until the death of Mr. Barge in Nov. 1883. Since that time, she has made her home with her youngest son Charles. Mrs. Barge was in good health until 1891, during which year she suffered from a severe attack of la grip, from which she never entirely recovered; yet her actual decline dates from last August. At 4:30 p.m., on Jan. 30, she passed away. [very lengthy article]
Dallas Morning News, 03 Feb 1899, p.6
Dallas, Dallas Morning News, Texas
Barge - Sherwood, Iron Co. Tex., 31, Jan - Frances A. Barge died yesterday at 5:30 p.m., aged 69 years. Deceased came from Milam county and was mother to County Judge W. F. Fokes of Irion county.


1856 ~ 1925

Gravesite Details The dates on this headstone are incorrect. The dates above for her birth and death are the correct dates.
  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 5 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21380583
  • Russell Roy Fokes
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Ann Locklin Barge (21 Mar 1830–30 Jan 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21380583, citing Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, Irion County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .