Joseph Hudson Barwise was born in 1829 or 1830, the son of Thomas Henry and Julia Collins Barwise. There were 5 boys and 1 girl in the family. He is a civil war veteran who moved to Texas in 1877 and to Wichita Falls in 1879. In 1885, he was Judge of Co. Court at Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX.
Joseph Barwise is listed as age 70 in the 1900 Wichita Co. Census. It also says his birthday is Oct., 1830. Either date he would have been 70, even if 11-13-1829 were his birthday, if the census were taken for example in April or June, 1900. Lucy, his wife, and son, Marshall are also listed along with grandsons Thomas, Burton and Allen, children of Frank H. Barwise and Carrie Craig Barwise.
Page 105 of Wichita Co. Tx. History says, "A staunch Union man in strife-torn Missouri, Barwise was warned of a threat on his life and was advised by Federal authorities in St. Louis to protect himself. He organized a home defense group (serving as captain) of Union Company A, 29th National Guard at St. Charles, and trained them during the 4 years of war, though they never saw combat." Space will not allow all that is available on the Barwise family. One needs to get a copy of Wichita Co., Tx. History.
I did not include him as famous, but in the Wichita Co., Tx., area, his name is well known.
Lucia Ann Hansel Barwise
1835–1903 (m. 1852)
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