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Sarah Jane Barnard (Jolly)

Also Known As: "Sally"
Birthplace: Sullivan, TN, USA
Death: Died in Kingston, Roane, TN, USA
Place of Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Roane County, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Dudley Jolly and Nancy Jolly
Wife of Jonathan Link Barnard
Mother of John Anderson Barnard; Nancy Breeden; William J. Barnard; James W. Barnard; Lucinda Rushing and 7 others
Sister of Diana Elizabeth Brandon (Jolly); William Jolly; James Jolly; John Jolly; Nancy Barnard and 3 others

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About Sarah Jane Barnard

About 1819, the Barnards and the Jollys left upper East Tennessee from near Kingsport on the Holston River in Sullivan County traveling by flatboats to Southwest Point on the Tennessee River near Kingston in Roane County.

Jonathan Barnard, his wife, Sarah Jolly Barnard, whom he had married in Green Co. in 1812, and Jonathan’s widowed mother, Sarah Bachman (Barnard) Lane, were in the party from Sullivan County. Jonathan’s father, John Barnate (Barnard), a Revolutionary War Veteran, had drowned in 1812 in the Holston River. In 1814, Sarah (Barnard) Barnate married John Lane. Sarah Jolly Barnard’s parents, William and Nancy Jolly, were also along. Probably several children were in the group.

Arriving at Southwest Point, those early families were able to buy land on Riley’s Creek “south of the river” from Kingston. This land from the “Hiwassee Treaty” became available after the Cherokee Indians ceded many acres to the U. S. government including much of south Roane County and several other counties. The area where these families settled (now along Hwy. 58, Decatur Hwy.) became known as Barnardsville, which had a U. S. Post Office, a store, a school, several homes, and a church.

Sarah Bachman’s father, Samuel Bachman came to Sullivan County from Pennsylvania in 1776 with trade goods in a wagon. Later with his wife, Rachel Owen Bachman, and his two sons and two daughters, he established a home on his 2400 acre land grant on Horse Creek. It was daughter, Sarah, who came to Roane County after John Barnate drowned and after she was married again to John Lane. John Barnate and Sarah Bachman (Barnate) Lane had 9 children. She and John Lane had no children.

Jonathan and Sarah Jolly Barnard had 12 children. In Roane County, Jonathan became a farmer and an active citizen serving as a Justice of the Peace. Jonathan and Sarah became Ray Barnard’s great-great-grandparents.

Sa rah Jolly Barnard’s parents, the William Jolly’s, also served their community well. Shiloh Baptist Church was established in 1821 at the Barnardsville home of William and Nancy Jolly. Nancy Jolly was very active in this church until her death in 1842 as noted in the church minutes. William Jolly served as a justice of the peace. Descending from William and Nancy Jolly were 10 children, the oldest being Sarah Jolly Barnard, with of Jonathan Barnard.

Among Jonathan and Sarah Jolly Barnard’s 12 children was their 9th son, Jonathan M. Barnard, direct ancestor of John McMurray Barnard (John Mac) who upon his death left a great amount of invaluable genealogical material and many books about the Barnard ancestors in Roane County. These were donated to Kingston City Library.

There are many other descendants of these early settlers in Roane County and throughout the U.S.

George Walter Barnard, 8th son of Jonathan and Sarah Jolly Barnard, was the great-grandfather of Ray W. Barnard. George married Malinda Caroline Crowder in 1857. He served in the Civil War. They had 8 children, the youngest being Edwin Eblen Barnard (“Mr. Ebb”), Ray Barnard’s grandfather.

The home built by George and Caroline Barnard just north of Barnardsville and between present Hwy. 58 and Riley’s Creek, housed four generations of Barnards before it burned in the 1980’s. The last Barnard family to live in it included Edwin Edward Barnard (George and Caroline’s 8th son), Mary Suddath Barnard (“Miss Mary,” “Mr. Ebb’s” wife), their 7 children, a grandson, Ray W. Barnard, and Walter Barnard, brother of Edwin Eblen Barnard. Ray Barnard’s father, Roy Barnard died when Ray was 2 years old. Ray then lived with his grandparents in Barnardsville.

The two brothers, “Mr. Ebb” and Uncle Walter, with the help of their family, farmed the homeplace land well in their 80’s. This was a self-sufficient way of living; most necessities came from the farm. They raised food for their family and their stock, selling some of their production for cash income.

East Tennessee Historical Society honored Ray Barnard and his three daughters with “First Families of Tennessee” certificates based on their descent from John Barnate (Barnard), Revolutionary War Soldier, who was granted land from North Carolina in Sullivan County in 1783.

Colleen Hartley Baugh Barnard received a “First Families of Tennessee” certificate based on her descent from John Bowman, Revolutionary War Soldier, who settled in Stockton Valley, and then Roane County, which land later became Loudon County.

Submitted by Colleen Hartley Baugh Barnard. Sources: Roane County Records; Hawkins County Records; Green County Records; Sullivan County Records;Shiloh Baptist Church Minutes; Kingston Heritage – Spoden; Historic Sites of Sullivan Co. – Spoden; The First Years on Bays Mountain – Spoden; Family Interviews

Marriage License# 1527 (DCP)

D/O William and Nancy (Wheeler) Jolly. Married Jonathan Barnard 05 September 1812 in Greene Co. TN License# 1527. M/O John Anderson Barnard, Nancy Barnard Breeden, Nancy Barnard, James W. Barnard, Lucinda Barnard Rushing, Reuben Squire Barnard, Samuel Gilbert Barnard, Margaret Barnard Ponder, George Walter Barnard, Jonathan McEwen Barnard, Sarah Jane Barnard Johnson, Elizabeth Barnard Kincaid and William Barnard.

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Sarah Jane Barnard's Timeline

October 24, 1794
Sullivan, TN, USA
May 31, 1813
Age 18
Hawkins, TN, USA
September 18, 1814
Age 19
October 12, 1816
Age 21
March 21, 1819
Age 24
July 3, 1821
Age 26
August 4, 1823
Age 28
March 2, 1825
Age 30
Roane Co., TN
October 15, 1826
Age 31