Stella “Estella” <I>Barker</I> Sneed

Stella “Estella” Barker Sneed

Birth
Alarka, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Death 23 Mar 1984 (aged 86)
Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 76237362 · View Source
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Stella was the daughter of Merriman Micaja "Mack" Barker and Dulsena S. "Dulcie" Upton. She was born at home in the Alarka Community of Swain County.

She was first married to John C. Quilliams; son of Timothy Quilliams and Mariah A. Ogle, on 29 Jul 1913. Performed by: W.C. Hamrick, Baptist Minister at the home of Merrimon Micaja "Mack" Barker (father of the bride) on Alarka. John Worth Cochran, R.S. Baines and William Emanuel Shuler, witnesses.

This marriage would soon end in divorce; and no children were born to this union. John preceded her in death in 1918 as the result of influenza, complicated by pneumonia while a patient at Eastern State Hospital for the Insane located in Bearden, Knox County, Tennessee.

Stella would marry again to widower, Henry David Sneed on 23 Sep 1917. Performed by: D.S. Lindsay, Baptist Minister at the home of Mack Barker (father of the bride) on Alarka. E.P. Gibson, W.J. Simonds, and William Riley Thomas, witnesses.

Three children would be born to this union:
(1) Stillborn Sneed
(2) Hattie (Sneed) Godfrey Lindsay
(3) James Critchlow Sneed

Stella was a successful restaurant owner in Bryson City, operating the former Sneed's Restaurant which was located on Main Street.

She was 86-years of age.


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  • Created by: Trails of History
  • Added: 9 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76237362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stella “Estella” Barker Sneed (13 Dec 1897–23 Mar 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76237362, citing Bryson City Cemetery, Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Trails of History (contributor 47272808) .