Andrew Barnard was born September 14, 1799 in Pickens County, South Carolina. He died on July 3, 1869 at Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina in a part carved from Cherokee County in 1861 which was before that time a part of Macon County, North Carolina. A letter from his sister, Elizabeth Love, to his sister, Margaret “Peggy” Young, dated 1836 mentions that he was living in Henry County, West Tennessee about ten miles from the Love family. He apparently returned to reside in North Carolina. He married Martha “Patsy” Angel, who was also born in 1799 and who died about 1850. She was the daughter of William Angel and Elizabeth Young of Macon County. Andrew Barnard is listed with his family on the 1840, 1850 and 1860 United States censuses of Cherokee County, North Carolina that show four sons, three daughters and six slaves in 1840, four children from age 10 to age 21 in 1850, and two children, June Barnard and Andrew J. Barnard, ages 29 and 19, in 1860. Separately listed in 1840 on the census for Cherokee County was Luke Barnard. Separately listed in 1860 were Virgil Barnard and Homer Barnard, sons of Andrew Barnard. Andrew Barnard is buried in Hayesville Cemetery near Hayesville, North Carolina. Andrew Barnard’s will dated May 15, 1868 recorded in Clay County Will Book A at page 9 probated July 7, 1868 devises 577 acres on both sides of the Hiawassee River that included his dwelling house and 202 acres on Sweetwater Creek, both in Clay County, 400 acres of mountain land on the waters of the Nantahala River in Macon County, and 500 acres on Sugar in Habersham County, Georgia. Named in this will were his sons, Andrew J. Barnard, Orson Barnard, Virgil Barnard, and Homer Barnard and daughters, Polly Davis, Elizabeth Addington, and June England. Orville Barnard who died in 1862 was not named in this will.
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