Josiah Askren Barker

Josiah Askren Barker (abt. 1838 - abt. 1885)

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Josiah Askren Barker
Born about in Nelson County, Kentuckymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Missourimap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Mississippi County, Missourimap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Mar 2014
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ANSWER: changed the date of birth of mother, Sarah from "1838" to match the 1860 census, which I believes IS THE CORRECT family. "Sarah is age:45" which makes her dob 1815.



I believe the census records found do PROVE that this is the correct family that was LINKED
  • Found a Josiah A. BARKER on f-a-g.. no headstone, but an att's memo from the cemetery that "J. A. Baker" and dod/dob listed above...SO for now Taylor-25258 09:58, 13 April 2017 (EDT) will use these dates for this Josiah A. Barker until we prove or disprove this is the right man.
  • There was already a copy of the Mississippi County, Missouri census just no source info so here that is..............AND WE always presume, because the old census records did not denote RELATIONSHIP that the
HEAD was the husband, unless he was deceased and then the Widow would be HEAD, and listed next we presume is the WIFE, followed by their children, etc...


Josiah was born to Richard and Sarah Ann.


So in this case,the 1850/60 censuses, I believe Josiah was the son, Mary-Elmira-Susannah AND Minerva Hancock, were daughters, and William Hancock a grandson.
  1. Josiah Barker M 20 Kentucky
  2. Mary Barker F 18 Kentucky
  3. Elmira Barker F 13 Kentucky (aka: Elmyon)
  4. Minerva Barker-Hancock F 24 Kentucky
  5. Susanah Barker F 13 Kentucky
Here is what I believe is the family that was linked.........and matches the 1860
1850 Washington county, part of, Washington, Kentucky
Age 11
Birth Year (Estimated) 1839
Birthplace Kentucky
House Number 36
Richard J Barker M 41 Virginia
Sarah A Barker F 35 Kentucky
Manervia Barker F 14 Kentucky
Susanah Barker F 13 Kentucky
Josiah Barker M 11 Kentucky
Mary E Barker F 9 Kentucky
Elmyon Barker F 4 Kentucky
Lucy Barker F 62 Virginia
Looks like Richard's Mom is living with them................
Citing this Record
1860 Mississippi Township, Mississippi, Missouri
Age 20
Birth Year (Estimated) 1840
Birthplace Kentucky
Page 44
Richard Barker M 51 Virginia
Sarah Barker F 45 Kentucky
Josiah Barker M 20 Kentucky
Mary Barker F 18 Kentucky
Elmira Barker F 13 Kentucky
Minerva Hancock F 24 Kentucky
William B Hancock M 1 Missouri
Citing this Record


No source found to prove:
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Jane Vowels
Date: circa 1861-1870
Place: Missouri
This is an 1870 census that APPEARS to be the right Josiah Barker, and wife Jane, Jane's age matches the profile dob. Josiah's age is slightly off... but then Enumerator's are known for errors.
1870 P.O. Charleston, Ohio Township, Mississippi County, Missouri
Age 30
Birth Year (Estimated) 1839-1840
Birthplace Kentucky
Page Number 16
Josiah Barker M 30 Kentucky
Jane Barker F 25 Kentucky
Next door is
BARKER, Sarah age: 58 Kentucky
Hancock, Minerva age:35 Kentucky
Hancock, William age:13
Citing this Record
1880 Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri
Age 41 --Marital Status Married
Occupation Farmer
Birth Year (Estimated) 1839
Birthplace Kentucky, United States
Father's Birthplace ---Mother's Birthplace ---
Sheet Letter D--Sheet Number 309---Person Number 0--Volume 1
Josiah Barker Self M 41 Kentucky United States
Elizabeth J Barker Wife F 34 Kentucky, United States
Ida B Barker Daughter F 10 Missouri, United States
Mary E Barker Daughter F 8 Missouri, United States
Emma Barker Daughter F 4 Missouri, United States
Bryant E Barker Son M 2 Missouri, United States
Noris A Barker Son M 1 Missouri, United States
Citing this Record


  1. Ida B Barker Daughter F 10 Missouri
  2. Mary E Barker Daughter F 8 Missouri,
  3. Emma Barker Daughter F 4 Missouri,
  4. Bryant E Barker Son M 2 Missouri,
  5. Noris A Barker Son M 1 Missouri


  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Josiah Barker in household of Richard J Barker, Washington county, part of, Washington, Kentucky, United States; citing family 36, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), Josiah Barker, Missouri, United States; citing p. 16, family 129, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,291.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Josiah Barker, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district ED 69, sheet 309D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0703; FHL microfilm 1,254,703.

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