Reverend Richard Barrier

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Reverend Richard Barrier

Birthplace: Rowen Co., North Carolina, United States
Death: July 01, 1854 (86)
Concord, Wayne Co., Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Coopersville, Wayne County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Aaron Barrier and Elizabeth Barrier
Husband of Catherine Massey
Father of Aaron Barrier; Catherine Baker; George Wesley Barrier and Rachel Hurt
Brother of Catherine Barrier; George Barrier; John Barrier; Frederick Barrier; Michael Barrier and 3 others

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About Reverend Richard Barrier

Biography by C. L. Hileman, 4th great granddaughter - Baker/Barrier lineage. The information was passed down to her by her Grandfather - Reverend George Erwin Baker, Jr., lineal descendant (great grandson) of Joseph Baker/Catharine Barrier.

Richard Barrier, son of Abraham Aaron and Elizabeth Reynolds Barrier of Stuttgart, Wurttemberg, Germany, was born in Rowan, North Carolina (this family was also found in Spartensburg District of South Carolina). He ordained to the ministry in 1801, and began his labors among the churches of the Cumberland River Association. In 1804, Richard became the first pastor of Big Sinking Baptist Church, Monticello, Wayne Co.; July 1810. Along with Isham Burnett and "Raccoon" John Smith, he founded Bethel United Baptist Church, Parmleysville, Wayne Co., Kentucky; in 1840, with the help of Henry Tuggle and Isham Burnett, he founded Big Spring Church at Burfield. In 1841, again with Henry Tuggle, he founded Pleasant Hill Baptist Church; others include Sunnybrook, Mt. Pisgah, and more throughout this area of Kentucky.

Spouse: Catherine Massey Barrier - m. 20 August 1789. To this union at least seven children were born:

  • Henrietta (Barrier) Meece (1790-1878)
  • Elizabeth (Barrier) Chrisman (1791-1867)
  • Rachel (Barrier) Hurt (1793-1817)
  • Aaron Barrier (1798-1867) - m. Susannah Chrisman
  • Catharine (Barrier) Baker (1802-1890) - m. Joseph Baker who was from New York
  • George Wesley Barrier (1808-1880) m. Frances Buster
  • Jane (Barrier) Burnett (1810-1870)

Purchasing several hundred acres, Reverend Richard and Catherine built their home on the banks of the South Fork of the Cumberland River, Wayne County, Kentucky, raising their family and farming the fertile bottom land of the Fork. The ministry was his life's work and he remained active until his death at the age of 86.

The cemetery where he is buried is located off of Rt. 92, south of Monticello, in the Daniel Boone National Forest, near the old Concord Church. There are 45 identified and 59 unidentified graves of the Anderson, Baker, Barrier, Corder, Jones families. There is also one Civil War burial - William Kidd, Company D, 30th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and several newer burials of related Kidd family. The stones and field have not been plowed under as stated on an Ancestry and Find A Grave posts. The graves are intact and some have had new markers placed on them.

Biographical information as passed down to me by my Grandfather Reverend George Erwin Baker, Jr., lineal descendant (great grandson) of Joseph Baker/Catharine Barrier - 2009

Find A Grave Memorial #67769610.

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Reverend Richard Barrier's Timeline

April 2, 1768
Rowen Co., North Carolina, United States
Greenville Co., South Carolina, United States
February 17, 1798
Pulaski Co, KY
June 4, 1802
Kentucky, United States
July 3, 1808
Wayne County, Kentucky, United States
July 1, 1854
Age 86
Concord, Wayne Co., Kentucky, United States
Coopersville, Wayne County, Kentucky, United States