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John B. Barnard, Jr.

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: 1812 (52-60)
Surgoinsville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States (Drowned in Holston River)
Place of Burial: Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Barnard, Sr. and Sarah Barnard
Husband of Anna Barnard and Sarah Lane
Father of Mary 'Polly' Ann Morrison (Barnard); Reuben Barnard; Eleanor Williams; Hazekiah Barnard; Rachel Headerick and 14 others
Brother of Jacob Benjamin Barnard; Rueben Barnard; Jonathan Barnard; Joseph Barnard; Zaddock Barnard and 2 others

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About John B. Barnard, Jr.

father of 18 children.

HN B. BARNARD (JOHN1) was born 1750 in Bexhill, Sussex Co, England, and died 1812 in Drowned in Holston River, Hawkins Co, TN. He married (1) ANNA CARR Abt. 1770 in Pittsylvania Co, VA, daughter of JOHN CARR and SUSAN KERR. She was born Abt. 1754 in Lusburg, Loudon Co, Virginia, and died Bet. 1786 - 1789 in Sullivan Twp, NC. He married (2) SARAH BACHMAN March 1789 in Hawkins Co. TN, daughter of SAMUEL BACHMAN and RACHEL OWEN. She was born 15 January 1768 in Upper Saucon Twp, Lehigh Co, Pennyslvania, and died 15 September 1840 in Kingston, Roane County, TN.

The Rev-War Records of Mass. gives a John Barnard, a soldier in Capt. Timothy Barnard's Company at Amesbury, Mass. in 1779:::which time he was 17 years old. His date of birth in England would therefore be 1762. Three of his brothers: Jacob, Jonathan, and Samuel were in the same Company at the same time. The above "Capt. Timothy Barnard" was about 35 years old at this time and was born in Nantucket. Also, in 1779 we find John, a Corporal, in Capt. Withers Company of the Penn. Malita at Fort Pitt. He was reported absent in the Mass.

Company for this year, but was serving in the Penn. Malita. Later, he was found in the Army in Virginia. If he was 17 years old in Amesbury, Mass., he would of had to be 9 years when his first child, Rueben, was born. I don't think the John in the Timothy Barnard's company is

the same as the one in Capt. Withers Company. Perhaps just the brothers were in Capt. Timothy's Company.

Revolutionary War soldier and later a judge:

Drowned in Holston River while crossing on horseback near Burem, TN a few miles east of Rogersville,

Hawkins County, TN. John B. Barnard ran a trading post and post office at Barnardsville, TN. John B. Barnard came from England about 1768 according to a letter written by John M. Barnard 17 July 1994. John B. Barnard was John M. Barnard's Great Great Grandfather.

One researcher, who was John's Grand daughter, stated that John's family in England originated in Lorrs,

France and was the same branch as French actress as Sarah Barnhardt. John received a North Carolina land grant in January of 1785. Perhaps this was for his service in the Rev.War.

John b. 1752/1755, Jonathan b. 1760 and Zadock b. 1762 all had descendants who migrated to Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma from Tennessee. I have a copy of a letter written by one of Jonathan's descendants stating John and Jonathan were brothers.

30 Oct 1820:: Vachel Light to Zadoc Barnard and John Barnard, all of Hawkins County, for $30, a parcel of undivided land on Beech Creek, 18 acres, being my equal part of a tract of land granted by the State of North Carolina to John Barnard, deceased, and I, Vachel Light, release all my right, title, claim and interest to Zadoc Barnard and John Barnard, after the death of their Mother, Sarah Lane; Reuben Barnard, Jonathan Barnard, Lewis Barnard, witnesses. Registered 1 Oct 1821. (Hawkins Co., Tenn, Deed Book 10 p. 195)

John Barnard signed the Wautauga petition of 1784 in Kingston, Roane County, TN (as did John's son-in-law James Morrison, his father Patrick Morrison, and Sarah Bachman Barnard's father Samuel. John Barnard would of been 29 years of age. John Barnard ran a trading post and post office at Barnardsville, Tennessee. He drowned near Burem, east of Rogersville, TN buried on river bank. John Barnard sailed on the ship "Speedwell" from the Port of London, Engl and to Maryland at the age of

24 between February 1774 and March 1774. May be one of the "Seven Barnard Brothers" (Jacob, Jonathan, Zadock, Samuel, Jospeh, John and William). The story of the brothers says they came from England to Worchester, Massachusetts. They all met in Virginia after the Revolutionary War. Each went to a different state. Supposedly they were kicked out of a town meeting because some of them were married to Indians. John fought in the U.S. Revolutionary War; 7th Virginia January-October 1781 and January-February 1782. He ran a trading post and the post office in Barnardsville.

Drowned in the Holsten River near Burem, east of Rogersville, Buried on riverbank. John Barnard signed the "Oath of Allegiance" 26th day of December, 1777. He was on thelist of William Witcher of Pittsylvania Co., VA. There were 101 on William Witcher's list. John Barnard signed the Wautauga petition of 1784 in Kingston, Roane County, TN (as did John's son-in-law

James Morrison, his father Patrick Morrison, and Sarah Bachman Barnard's father Samuel. John Barnard would of been 29 years of age. In the first census of the United States in Virginia there is a John Barnard listed in Fluvanna County as head of the household of 12 whites, 0 blacks and no dwellings. The census was taken in the year of 1782. John Barnard and Anna Carr had 7 children by the year 1782. That leaves 3 whites unaccounted for. According to one researcher John Barnard b. 1729 was the father of John Barnard and John b. 1729 died in 1783. If John Barnard b. 1755 is one of the "Seven Brothers", the three youngest ones would of been 16, 14, and 11 years of age.

My great-great grandfather John Barnard came from England about 1768 and fought in the Rev. War. He married first Anna Carr. I have enclosed a family sheet on them. Most of their children were born in Pittsylvania Co., Va. He moved to E. Tenn. to what is now Hawkins Co., Tenn. married Sarah Bachman about 1789-90 and sired nine more children, my great grandfather being the first child born 1 Jan. 1790. After the Revolution, John and his six brothers had a reunion in Bristol Va-Tenn., then each of them went to a different state.John went to Hawkins Co., Tenn., Jonathon to Kentucky, Zadock to Va., Ruben to NC., Samuel to W. Va., Joseph to Miss and Jacob (or Benjamin) to Georgia. My great-grandfather, Jonathon Barnard, his father-in-law Wm. Jolly, Bird and Abner Deatherage came here to the Haiwassee Territory in March 1819. John C. Calhoun signed a treaty with the Cherokee Indians 27 February. 1819 for the Haiwassee District. They came from Hawkins and Greene Counties by flat boat and landed at S.W. Point, then came down Riley's Creek and built homes there bought the land the first Monday in Nov 1820. The Haiwassee District was about 800,000 acres with the Little Tennessee River on the east, the Tennessee River on the north and west and the Haiwassee River on the south. Note::: (Abner Deatherage married Elizabeth Morrison, daughter of Mary Barnard and James Morrison and grand daughter of John Barnard.) (Abner Deatherage is Matilda Jolly Clark's grandfather) Sincerely, John M. Barnard (John M. Barnard was brother to our Grandfather, Rueben Squire)

Marriage Notes for JOHN BARNARD and ANNA CARR:

History of Roane Co. Page 135.


Marriage: Abt. 1770, Pittsylvania Co, VA

From: Richard Barnard

I included a little more on William (John) Barnard (my 3rd great grandfather) the founder of the United States Post Office in Barnardsville for an historical perspective. I descended from William (John) and Sarah Bachman To Jonathan Barnard To Samuel G Barnard To James Robert Barnard To Chester Barnard (my father) William (John) Barnard signed the Watauga petition of 1784 in Kingston, Roane County, TN as did John's son-in-law James Morrison, his father Patrick Morrison, and Sarah Bachman Barnard's father Samuel. John Barnard would have been 29 years of age. Fluvanna County located in a valley of the Blue Ridge mountain range, lying in the fork of the Fluvanna River and the James river, moving on south to what then was North Carolina you would find Amelia County and Pittsylvania County where William (John) Barnard was married to Anna Carr and his first four children were born. William John received a North Carolina land grant in January of 1785. Perhaps this was for his service in the Rev. War. John Barnard married 2nd Sarah Bachman in 1789 and had nine children, all born in Tennessee. The James river flowed on into the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It would seem the most logical way for a man to travel with his family would be by boat. In March, 1790, the Union consisted of twelve states --- Rhode Island, the last of the original thirteen to enter the Union, being admitted May 29 of the same year. Vermont, the first addition, was admitted in the following year, before the results of the First Census were announced. Maine was a part of Massachusetts, Kentucky was a part of Virginia, and the present states of Alabama and Mississippi were parts of Georgia. The present states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, with part of Minnesota, were known as the Northwest Territory, and the present state of Tennessee, then a part of North Carolina, was soon to be organized as the Southwest Territory. The United States was bounded on the west by the Mississippi river, beyond which stretched that vast and unexplored wilderness belonging to the Spanish King, which was afterwards ceded to the United States by France as the Louisiana Purchase, and now comprises the great and populous states of South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, and portions of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase was not consummated for more than a decade after the First Census was taken. Sullivan Co., NC is same as Sullivan Co., Tenn. Tennessee was part of N.C. and was state of Franklin and then Tennessee. Richard

From: Ri chard Barnard I just wanted to make one correction to the Post office in Barnardsville, NC. The founder was William (John) Barnard. In addition I wanted to show how all the counties including Buncombe County were founded and formed. My great, great grandfather William (John) Barnard ran a trading post and post office at Barnardsville, Tennessee/North Carolina. He drowned near Burem, east of Rogersville, buried on the river bank. Barnardsville was in Rutherford County Tennessee/North Carolina and ultimately ended up in Bancombe County North Carolina after boundaries were finally settled in the late 1700s. Rogersville was originally in North Carolina and ended up in Tennessee as did Hawkins County. Rutherford County Tennessee/North Carolina

Buncombe County where Barnardsville is was part of Rutherford County North Carolina/Tennessee.,_North_Carolina

This county was organized by an act of the General Assembly then in session at Knoxville, October 25, 1803, but the courts for the county were not organized till January 3, 1804. The county was named in honor of Gen. Rutherford, of North Carolina, who was known in the Revolutionary war, and also in contests with the Indians within the confines of this county. It will not seem strange that the county should have been named in honor of a North Carolinian, when it is remembered that previous to 1796, Tennessee was a part of that territory. Rutherford County was formerly included in Davidson and Williamson Counties. The dividing line was “on the extreme height of the ridge between Mill Creek and Stones River; thence southwardly to the eastern boundary of Williamson; thence with the line of Williamson to the southern boundary of the State; thence with the State line east to the corner of Wilson County; thence with the Wilson County line north to the corner of Wilson; thence with the line of Wilson 6½ degrees west to the southwest corner of Wilson; thence a direct course to the mouth of Sugg Creek; thence a direct line to the place of beginning; that the county so laid off on the east and southeast of the waters of Stones River, etc., be known and distinguished by the name of Rutherford.”Buncombe County, North Carolina

The county was formed in 1791 from parts of Burke County and Rutherford County. It was named for Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who was captured at the Battle of Germantown. The large county originally extended to the Tennessee line. Many of the settlers were Baptists, and in 1807 the pastors of six churches including the revivalist Sion Blythe formed the French Broad Association of Baptist churches in the areaFounding of the town Rogersville and history of Hawkins County.

In November 1786, after the Franklin government had ceded authority back to North Carolina, that State's General Assembly passed an act creating Hawkins County. It included within its limits all the territory between Bays Mountain and the Holston and Tennessee Rivers on the east to the Cumberland Mountains on the west. The county court was organized at the house of Thomas Gibbons, but as the early records were destroyed during the American Civil War, nothing is known of its transactions.Like Franklin, North Carolina set the county seat about the property of a recent and enterprising settler, Irishman Joseph Rogers. esearch/military/warpensions.htm

John drowned in Holston River, Hawkins Co, TN about 1812. H/O (1)Anna Carr and (2)Sarah Bachman. He was the father of 18 children. Dates on stone are unreadable. The dates I have are, born 1755 and died 1812, but these are not proven.

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John B. Barnard, Jr.'s Timeline

January 24, 1755
England, United Kingdom
Age 9
Tennessee, USA
Age 15
Pittsylvania County, VA, USA
September 15, 1773
Age 18
Pittsylvania, VA, USA
Age 19
October 11, 1779
Age 24
Pittsylvania, VA, USA
Age 25
February 27, 1785
Age 30
Sullivan, TN, USA
Age 30