The Barge name is the English translation of Barch. Ludwich Barch immigrated to the Pennsylvania colony before 1718. He was born in Krisheim,Germany in 1690. He was married to Mary, and had two sons with her before his death after 1721. His sons were William Barge and John Barge. They lived in a section of Philadelphia known as Germantown. After Ludwich died, Mary married twice more. She married men who were hard-working and made a good living. They owned a grist mill in the Chestnut Hill area of Germantown. William's son, Lewis Barge, was born there.in 1741, but as soon as he turned 20 years of age, he moved to North Carolina to make his fortune as a hat maker. In 1765 he married Mary Kelly Porterfield, then Christiana Schamberger after Mary died. Lewis Barge eventually came to own Barge's Tavern in Cross Creek, later to be known as Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was here that Lewis Barge and his fellow townsmen formed The Cumberland Association, also known as The Liberty Point Resolves. It was a resolution signed by 50 residents of Cumberland County early in the American Revolution. Lewis Barge was the second person to sign this document. There is a monument to honor those men who signed the Resolve. Barge's Tavern still stands today and has been deemed an historical landmark in Fayetteville.