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 Rebecca <I>Tucker</I> Barling

Rebecca Tucker Barling

Maryland, USA
Death 27 Jul 1853 (aged 61)
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 34201138 · View Source
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Rebecca Tucker was the wife of Aaron Barling, an Englishman who migrated to the United States. They married March 5, 1812 in Baltimore County, Maryland and removed to Arkansas during the establishment of Fort Smith.

"When quite a boy he went to sea, and followed a seafaring life for twelve years. During this time he was married to Miss Rebecca Tucker, a native of Maryland, born October 14, 1781. After his marriage, Mr. Barling followed the sea until he joined the United States army, and with the first troops came to Arkansas, where he helped locate Fort Smith. He was in the Federal service for about five years, when he finally received his discharge. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant. His family had previously joined him at Fort Gibson, and of the six children born to his union, three are now living: Sophia..., Henry and Robert. After resigning his position in the army Mr. Barling bought a farm in what is now Sebastian County, and upon this farm the family was reared. About 1835 Aaron Barling was employed by the Government to issue supplies to the Seminole Indians, and in the spring of 1841 he moved back to his farm. In 1853 he moved with his family to Fort Smith, and here Mrs. Barling died July 27 of the same year. On March 22 of the following year Mr. Barling also died (The Goodspeed Histories of Sebastian County Arkansas, c. 1889, page 1332)."

1850 Census - Marion, Crawford Co., AR

Aaron Barling 59
Rebecca Barling 60
Sarah A Barling 21

"On January the 24th 1890 Spring Hill (where they had previously resided) got a post office...but there was another Spring Hill post office already in operation. So William Fishback, who later became governor,...suggested that the post office be named Barling in honor of the first settler Aaron Barling," Rebecca's husband (Remembering Our Barling, by Lillie Bugg Wingfield, c. 2007. pages 8-9).

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  • Maintained by: Gina Caperton Ervin
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 34201138
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Tucker Barling (14 Oct 1791–27 Jul 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34201138, citing Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Gina Caperton Ervin (contributor 47254898) .