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Sarah Elizabeth Barnard

Birthplace: Roane County, TN, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Bachman Barnard and Nancy Barnard
Sister of Zedekiah Barnard; Dianah Barnard; Jonathan Barnard; John Carr Barnard; Dudley Jolly Barnard and 7 others

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Sarah Barnard (1826-?)

Taken from “Genealogy of Samuel Barnard and Descendants, Eight Generations, 1800-1954” by Noble Edgar Nay, 1955.

Edited by Deanna Horton Mitts

Sarah Barnard, more commonly called “Sary” or “Sally,” was the third child of Samuel and Nancy Barnard. She was born on April 6, 1826 in Tennessee. On page 129 in the 1839 store book¹ the name is spelled “Sary.”

Sarah is found in 1843 in Tennessee as follows:

“State of Tennessee, Roane County. We, the United Baptist Church at Shilo, do dismiss our beloved sister, Sarah Barnard, in full fellowship with us, this done August 27th, 1843, and signed by order of the church. (signed) M.H. sellers, MOD”

Noble Nay states that he was told by a family member that Sarah never came to Missouri at all, that she had married in Tennessee. But he claims that Church records from 1847 and 1848 of the United Baptist Church in Missouri prove that to be untrue, as follows:

“October meeting 1847. After the regular business of the church had been disposed of, Sister Sarah Barnard was received by letter by the Webster County, Mo., Ozark Baptist Church. (signed) James Jones, MOD”

“August meeting 1848. After the regular business of the church had been disposed of, the Ozark Baptist Church dismisses Sarah Barnard and five other members, because they had joined another church of different faith and order. (signed) James Jones, MOD”

It is curious that Uncle Noble is directly quoting the church letter, since there was no Webster County in 1847 and 1848. Webster County was formed from Greene, Dallas, Christian and Dallas Counties in 1855. Also, Sarah married Samuel Yandle on January 17, 1847, so she was already Mrs. Yandle when she was received by the church as “Sister Sarah Barnard” in October 1847.

Noble Nay stated that “it was with extreme regret” that he was unable to find where in Texas Sarah and her brothers Zedekiah and Jonathan (if there actually was a 13th child named Jonathan) migrated. He was also unable to find any marriage records for these three, nor did he find a marriage record for Dianah, yet all but Jonathan were married within two weeks of one another in Greene County. Interesting that Dianah had the issue of two children born apparently out of wedlock, and Sarah must have been secretly married. Was there also a reason not to disclose Zed’s date of marriage?

In the probation of the Dudley Jolly Barnard estate, dated October 12, 1904, Allen D. Barnard listed Sarah Yandle as a sister whose unknown heirs then resided in the state of Texas.

So, apparently these siblings left Missouri and were never again in contact with their family.

¹ When speaking of the “store book” Noble Nay is referring to the books of “Barnard and Bottom” a country general store operated by Samuel Barnard and Charles I. Bottom. Noble Nay states, “the author has in his possession two books of the daily sales records of that firm…Many interesting and unusual items appear in these records, and from which we have received untold data that could not have been secured from any

Other source.”

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Sarah Elizabeth Barnard's Timeline

April 6, 1826
Roane County, TN, USA
Age 68