1. Samuel1 BAREFOOT.
consisting of primary and secondary
sources, exists proving my lineage from Benjamin Barefoot (see #4
forward. However, it is only a preponderance of evidence, based
geography, time and shared occupations, religions, etc., that leads me
more generation to Samuel Barefoot.
I believe that Benjamin’s parents were
Samuel Barefoot and Jean/Jenny Palmer. Samuel was found on the
for Union Township,
Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1759. The
for inclusion for tax purposes was 21, making 1738 the latest he could
been born. His marriage to Jean/Jenny Palmer is confirmed through
for Amityville Church
(later St. Paul’s – Reformed and
Lutheran), Amity Township,
Berks County, citing the christening
son John, 16 October 1768. (Amity
Township borders on Union and Douglas Townships
Tax lists and census records in Berks
County and neighboring Chester County
through 1810 seem to point to the existence of two different Samuel Barefoots – father and son. Samuel the
settled in Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
In 1785 a Samuel Barefoot was on the tax list there as a single
male. (Coventry Township,
is directly across the county line from Union
Township, Berks County.)
He appeared again in Coventry
Township on the
federal census with one male, aged 16 and up, and three females (likely
wife and perhaps two daughters, although relationships were not given
census). In 1795 there was recorded the death of John Barefoot,
year, 11 months and five days, son of Samuel and Margaret, with burial
Amityville Church, the same church where another John Barefoot, son of
and Jean/Jenny, was christened in 1768. This is likely the
Further evidence of Samuel Barefoot the younger in Coventry Township
in a 1798 deed involving the sale of 11 acres of land in East Nantmeal Township, Chester County, owned by
to ‘Samuel Barefoot, Coventry Township, Chester County, blacksmith.’
property was sold by Samuel to James Sprowl
in 1805 and the deed cites ‘Samuel Barefoot and wife Margaret.’
the deed gave Samuel’s occupation as blacksmith. Benjamin
thought to be this Samuel’s brother, was also a blacksmith.
Samuel Barefoot the elder seems to have moved from Union
County, to East
Township, Chester County
by 1795. His
name appeared twice on the Direct (or Glass) Tax list for this
as owner and occupant of two acres with one out building and one 21 ft.
ft., one and one-half story log house with three windows with four
and once as owner and occupant of one 16 ft. x 24 ft. stone shop on 123
acres. I believe one property was his residence and the
business. It is quite likely that he, also, was a blacksmith and
Samuel and Benjamin followed in his footsteps.
A Samuel Barefoot appears again in East Nantmeal Township on the 1799 tax list
acres, house and smith shop. This is likely Samuel the elder, but
Samuel the younger of Coventry
Township had purchased
property in East
Township in 1798
instead be his tax listing. There is a discrepancy in the number
– 15 taxed, 11 purchased. Likewise, there is a discrepancy
between the 15
taxed acres and the two properties taxed in 1795 – two acres and 123
thought to belong to Samuel the elder. Further research into tax
records will be necessary to determine which Samuel, elder or younger,
the taxable 15 acres in 1798. I believe it to be Samuel the elder
1800 federal census for East Nantmeal
a Samuel Barefoot, aged 45 and up, living in the township with a large
family. (The age of the head of household is too old to be Samuel
younger. The earliest birth year for the oldest male is 1755 and
the younger was likely born circa 1764.) In addition to Samuel
two males, aged 16-26; one male aged 10-16; one female aged 45 and up;
female aged 16-45, and one female aged 10-16.
In the 1810 federal census there was a Samuel Barefoot in West
County, adjacent to East Nantmeal.
The head of household
was one male aged 45 and up; one male aged 16-26; one female aged 45
and two females aged 16-26. Although age-wise this could be either
elder or the younger, I believe it to be the younger, although I have
basis for this belief at this time. Further evidence of either
Barefoot the elder or Samuel Barefoot the younger beyond 1810 has not
discovered to this point.
It is likely that Samuel Barefoot the elder was related, either
brother or father, to Thomas Barefoot who served as a private in
Sample’s Company, 10th Pennsylvania Regiment, under command
Colonel Richard Humpton. His name
the roll 9 September 1778. He was also part of the Continental
1779. Evidence of his existence does not extend beyond inclusion
military records, although the Barefoot Family Reunion Association
birth date as 1742 and death date as 1784. They also claim he was
father of Benjamin Barefoot (certainly untrue) and that he was married
Elizabeth Wells circa 1763 (no records confirming this marriage have
found). There was also a James Barefoot found on 1769 tax lists
Nottingham Township, Chester County (West Nottingham is the
township in Chester, bordered by Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on the
Cecil County, Maryland on the south). James’ relationship to
Barefoot, if it exists, is not known, but considering how unusual the
Barefoot is I feel it is likely that all Barefoot residing in the
in the mid- to late-1700s were related.
Known children of Samuel1 BAREFOOT and Jean\Jenny
PALMER were as follows:
i. Sarah2 BAREFOOT, born 12 March
1758 in Berks County,
ii. Martha BAREFOOT was
born 15 February 1759 in
Berks County, Pennsylvania
and baptized 13 September 1778 in St. Gabriel's Church, Amity
Township, Berks County.
The Lancaster Intelligencer of
January 6, 1866 (Egles Notes and Queries,
Vol. II, pg. 53) records the death of Martha, better known as 'Patty,'
Barefoot, daughter of Samuel and Jean Barefoot, she having died on 24
1863, at Morgantown,
aged over 106 years. According to the
item, she was born in Amity Township, Berks County, on 15 February 1749
baptized at Douglasville on 13 September 1778 when in her twentieth year, by Rev. Alexander Murray, as shown by
the Morlatton Episcopal Church records.
the birth year of 1749 is incorrect as printed. Her year of birth was
From 'Annals of Conestoga
Somerset County Historical Society, pgs.
"When young, Patty moved to Morgantown
became a member of the household of Jacob Morgan, after whom the village of Morgantown was named, and who
lived on a
portion of the lands granted by letters patent from William Penn to his
Thomas Morgan. On the death of Col. Morgan in 1792, Patty was employed
house-keeper by David Finger, cabinetmaker and Justice of the Peace in
Caernarvon Twp. for many years. After she had kept house for him some
25 or 30
years, Squire Finger married and Patty's services were no longer
Squire and his wife, however, offered Patty a home with them, which she
accepted and remained with them until her death. Patty never married.
outlived every Revolutionary soldier except two. "
Both of the above
items have combined two different Martha Barefoots
into one individual. As stated above, Samuel and Jean/Jenny Barefoot
did have a
daughter Martha, born 15 February 1759 in Berks
County, and she was christened
September 1778 in St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church (also known as Morlatton Episcopal Church) Douglassville, Berks County.
However, little else is known about this particular Martha. Perhaps she
married, changing her last name, but no record of such has been found
It is not known when she died.
A second Martha
was born in July 1776 to Sarah Barefoot, who very possibly was the
Martha's sister. The father of this
younger Martha is unknown. She was
baptized 10 January 1785 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Berks County,
by Rev. Illing.
Jacob and Rachel Morgan were sponsors.
It is this Martha who became known as 'Patty,' never married,
as a servant for Jacob Morgan and possibly later was employed by David
She died 24 December 1865, at the age of 89, and was buried in the
Episcopal Cemetery in Morgantown, Berks County.
This Martha was found in the 1850 census, Berks
County, Caernarvon Township
in what might have been some sort of lodging run by James Miller, age
shoemaker. Listed were his wife and six children and six others in
Martha, age 70. She was again in the 1860 Pennsylvania census in Berks
Caernarvon Township, age 80, living with Letcia
Finger, age 50, and Hannah E. Finger, age 13.
to a Martha Barefoot was the birth of Cyrus Barefoot, born 30 July
Martha Barefoot; name of father illegible on birth record.
Cyrus was baptized 19 July 1801 according to
the records of St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster
This Cyrus may have been an illegitimate son of Martha "Patty"
Barefoot, servant to Jacob Morgan, or the son of Martha, daughter of
Jean/Jenny, although she would have been aged 40 at the time of the
perhaps it was the son of yet another Martha Barefoot. Cyrus was not
any later censuses.
iii. Benjamin BAREFOOT,
born circa 1764 in Chester
married Rebecca ROSS.
iv. John BAREFOOT was
christened 16 October 1768
in St. Paul's Church, Amityville, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
v. Hannah BAREFOOT was
born circa 1765 in Pennsylvania. A Hanna Barfoot [sic] married Jesse WILLIAMS 3 May 1784 in
Amity Township, Berks County according to "Berks County Pennsylvania
Marriages 1730-1800, Vol. 1" compiled from journals and church records
kept by Lutheran and Reformed ministers, original records in German
Gabriel's Church, in Douglassville, Amity Township Berks County, where
Barefoot and some of Benjamin's children were baptized, was founded as Morlatton, a Lutheran congregation served by
German pastors, and then became an Episcopal Church, St. Gabriel's.
have been the location of Hanna's wedding. Further information on
Jesse Williams has not been located.
Sarah2 BAREFOOT (Samuel1) was born 12 March 1758
in Berks County, Pennsylvania. She
was baptized 5 August 1792 in St. Thomas
Episcopal Church, Morgantown, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Who or if Sarah married is not known.
children of Sarah2 BAREFOOT
'Patty'3 BAREFOOT was born in July
1776 in Lancaster County,
Her father is unknown. She was baptized
10 January 1785 in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Morgantown,
Berks County, Pennsylvania. Martha,
who never married, died 24 December
1865 in Morgantown, Berks
County, Pennsylvania, at
and was buried in Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Berks County.
The cemetery no longer exists but Martha’s headstone has been
worked as a servant for Jacob Morgan and possibly later was employed by
Finger and his wife Leticia. In Jacob Morgan’s will (he died 15
he released Martha “Patty” Barefoot from her indenture and ordered that
given a “customary freedom suit and the little spinning wheel.” (refer
above, Martha Barefoot, daughter of Samuel and Jean/Jenny Palmer)
4. Benjamin2 BAREFOOT (Samuel1) was likely born in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
His name first appeared on the tax duplicate of West
Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
in 1785. At that time, all males were placed on the tax duplicate when
became 21 years of age. Subtracting 21 from 1785 would make Benjamin's
year 1764. This is the birth date used on all S.A.R. and D.A.R. records
mentioning Benjamin, however no documentary evidence has been found
date or place of birth.
Benjamin married Rebecca
ROSS 28 April
1787 in Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania. When and
where Benjamin died
is not known. His appearance, alone, on the census of 1800 in Union Township,
Fayette County, Pennsylvania is the last documented
of his existence. It is not known why Benjamin was living on the
of the state from his family, but his absence from Berks County
may have had something to do with legal matters there. On 13 August
summons was issued by Berks County Justice of the Peace Amos Slaymaker “in the case of Daniel Buckley to
collect a debt
from Benjamin Barefoot." Details of the case are not known but it is
possible that Daniel Buckley, a well-to-do iron master in Berks and Chester Counties, approved a line of
a local merchant for Benjamin, who was himself involved in the iron
a blacksmith, and Benjamin failed to repay the merchant. The following
Benjamin was again before the courts, to wit: "The fine of ten pounds,
which was imposed upon Benjamin Barefoot, convicted of Fornication and Bastardy, in the County of Berks,
was this day
remitted by the Governor. Wednesday December 20th 1797." (from Pennsylvania Archives Series 9, Vol. 1, page 1329,
chapter titled Governor Thomas Mifflin)
Many scenarios come to mind as a result of these two events,
leading to Benjamin’s hasty departure from Berks County
prior to 1800. Perhaps he accumulated so much debt he felt compelled to
his creditors. Perhaps he could no longer find work after failing to
pay a debt
to a prominent and influential employer in the iron industry. Or
Rebecca, learning of his adultery and his fathering a child with
turned him out of their home. (In late 1797 Rebecca would have been
with their last child, Job Palmer, conceivably making Benjamin’s
more difficult to bear.) Whatever the reason for his departure, it
Benjamin never returned to Berks County
and his family,
leaving wife Rebecca to provide the support for her five children. By
an age when very few women worked outside of the home, Rebecca was
Joanna Furnace (ironworks) in Caernarvon
Township, Berks County.
And, she was listed as head of household in the 1810 census for Caernarvon Township. It is interesting to
none of Benjamin’s children named a son for him, while every one of
them had a
daughter Rebecca, and many of their children named a daughter after
grandmother. The name Benjamin is
suspiciously absent in the annals of the descendants of Samuel
Rebecca ROSS was born 22
December 1769 in Berks County, Pennsylvania,
and died 22 January 1853 in Bedford
at the age of 83. She was buried in Quaker
Cemetery, East St. Clair
County, on Route
56 west of Fishertown. Until recent years
the DAR approved
applications for membership which claimed that Rebecca Ross was the
Maria Sabin Kuhn and of Colonel James Ross of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
who was the son of George Ross, Esq. (1730-1779), one of the signers of
Declaration of Independence. This George Ross was the uncle of John
husband of Betsy Ross, the maker of the first American flag. Indeed, in
nearly 100 years after her death, a marker was erected at Rebecca’s
the Barefoot Family Reunion Association inscribed: ‘Rebecca (Ross)
wife of Dr. Benjamin Barefoot (grand-daughter of Col. George Ross,
Declaration of Independence), mother of James Barefoot, Pioneer settler
Bedford Co. 12-22-1768 – 1-22-1853.’ Research conducted by this
Sharon Sheldon, a descendant of James Barefoot, has proven that Rebecca
was actually the daughter of James ROSS and Ruth ROBINSON/ROBISON of
Morgantown, Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Her death
certificate, recorded in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, attests to the
name of her mother – Ruth, and evidence of the marriage of James Ross
Robinson on 10 December 1767 was found in records of St. James
in Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania. In May 1768, Ruth’s father William
Robinson/Robison died and in his will left 45 acres of land in Morgantown to his
daughter, Ruth Ross. Ruth and husband James farmed the land and were on
duplicates for Berks
at least 1777 James was involved in the Revolutionary War as evidenced
oath of allegiance as one of two Court-Martial men in the 5th
Battallion, Southern Section, 8th
formed in Caernarvon Township, Berks County.
Papers on file in
Berks County indicate that James was
by April 1779. (He died intestate and Ruth and her brother John
named co-administrators of his estate.) It is not known if James’ death
war-related nor where he was buried.
In Caernarvon Township,
census and tax records Ruth Ross was listed as a property owner
1779 and continuing until at least 1806, where she was listed as a
with William Ross [her son], who first appeared in these records in
Rebecca Ross' bible has a handwritten notation for 'William Ross, Decest February the 9, 1818, aged 45 years, 3
days.' This is the same William Ross as in the Caernervon Township
records who was recorded as dieing 9 February 1818 in Chester County.
Further, in a Petition for the Partition of the Estate of William Ross,
deceased, dated 3 August 1818, made to the Judges of the Court of
for the County of Chester, it states that'...Edward Wells in right of
Margaret, one of the sisters and heirs at law of William Ross late of
township of Uwchlan in the County
deceased, Humbly Sheweth That your
brother-in-law lately died intestate leaving a widow to wit Mary Ross
lawful issue, but leaving three sisters to wit your petitioner's said
Margaret, Rebecca now Rebecca Barefoot and Mary now Mary Brindley...'
An excerpt from The
Brinleys of Pennsylvania by Robert M.
Brinley, CLU (1967), Library of Congress
page 10 states: 'vi. John Brinley, the
and third son of James and Mary, was born on Wednesday, January 31,
1781 at the
family homestead in Robeson Twp. On May 29, 1806, John married Mary Ann
born June 11, 1776, and died on June 9, 1834. She was the sister of
Ross, born November 14, 1772 and died February 9, 1818, a prominent
Morgantown, Pennsylvania, a small town in
Twp., founded by Col. Jacob Morgan, her father-in-law's commandant in
Revolutionary War. Mary's sister, Rebecca Ross, married into the Bearfoot [sic] family, a prominent Caernarvon
family of Irish origin.'
Known children of
Benjamin2 BAREFOOT and
Rebecca ROSS were as follows:
i. James3 BAREFOOT, born 20 May
1788 in Chester County,
married Mary SLEEK/SLICK.
ii. William BAREFOOT,
born 10 December 1791 in Lancaster
married Mary SHEAFFER.
iii. Samuel BAREFOOT
was born 2 August 1793 in Pennsylvania
and baptized 2 July 1797 in St. Gabriel's
Church, Amity Township,
Berks County, Pennsylvania. He
died 15 March 1814 in Pennsylvania
at age 20. Samuel was buried in Leacock
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
11 iv. Isabella BAREFOOT, born 11
November 1795 in Lancaster
or Berks County, Pennsylvania; married Daniel RUTTER.
12 v. Job Palmer BAREFOOT, born 29 May
1798 in Pennsylvania;
married Agnes MCCASKEY.
James3 BAREFOOT (Benjamin2, Samuel1) was born 20 May 1788 in Chester County,
Pennsylvania and died 13 May 1844 in
Township, Bedford County,
Pennsylvania at age 55. He was buried in Quaker
Cemetery, East St. Clair
James’ estate was probated 21 May 1844.
James moved to Bedford
County in 1809 and
settled in St. Clairsville where he
remained until 1813 when he moved to a
farm near Dunning's Creek. In 1817 he
acres of wild land from David Riley on Gordon's Creek (now Barefoot
cleared the land, built a log cabin and began farming. In 1842 James
first sawmill in the area, operating it on water from Gordon’s Creek.
worked as a farmer and millwright, and made cabinets and spinning
wheels. It is
said he stood six feet, two inches tall.
Mary SLEEK/SLICK in June 1810 in St. Clairsville,
Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
Mary was born 11 October 1791 in Frederick County, Maryland, the eldest
children of Sgt. William Sleek/Slick and Rebecca Mettler. In her younger days, Mary was the doctor for
those living in the Alum Bank area.
Records that she kept show that she was called to see the sick
times in her lifetime. After James died
Mary lived on in the log cabin he had built until her death 28 July
1885 at age
93. She was buried in Pleasantville
Cemetery, Bedford County. James’ log cabin, which burned to the ground
in March 1933, was located at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, on
through Barefoot Hollow, Alum Bank in Bedford County.
Known children of
James3 BAREFOOT and Mary SLEEK
were as follows:
13 i. Rebecca4 BAREFOOT, born 3 March
1811 in St. Clairsville,
Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married John W. MOORE.
14 ii. Elizabeth
BAREFOOT, born 18
February 1813 in St. Clairsville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania;
married Solomon Nunemaker HAMMER.
15 iii. Sara Bertha BAREFOOT, born 10
October 1814 in Dunnings
Creek, Bedford County,
Frederick H. RININGER.
16 iv. William S. BAREFOOT, born 26 May
1817 in Dunnings
Creek, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Diana HECK.
17 v. Isabella BAREFOOT, born 18 May
1819 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford
married James TAYLOR.
18 vi. James BAREFOOT Jr., born 14 March
1821 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford
married Sarah Jane MICKEY.
19 vii. Mary Jane BAREFOOT, born 14
February 1823 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford County, Pennsylvania;
married Alexander Vale STANTON.
Margaret BAREFOOT, born 10 March 1825 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford County, Pennsylvania;
married John Paul BOWERS.
21 ix. Samuel BAREFOOT, born 8 June 1827
in Gordon's Creek, Bedford
married Anna Marie HORNE.
22 x. Job BAREFOOT, born 9 June 1829 in
Gordon's Creek, Bedford County,
married Elizabeth YINGLING.
BAREFOOT was born 16 March 1831 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She died 28 February 1903 in Weyant, Bedford
County at age 71, and was
buried in Pleasantville Cemetery,
Bedford County. Charlotte never married.
24 xii. George W. BAREFOOT, born 17 April
1834 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford
married Jane HOOVER.
William3 BAREFOOT (Benjamin2, Samuel1) was born 10 December
1791 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was
baptized 2 July 1797 in St. Gabriel's Church, Amity
Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
The St. Gabriel register entry has a notation "at St. Thomas Church,
Morgantown." William died 11 March 1849 in Armagh Township, Mifflin County,
Pennsylvania at age 57, and was buried
Cemetery in that
county. His estate was probated 21 March
1849 in Mifflin
County. Within the
will were mentioned
wife Mary, sons Peter, James, John, Job, Levi and William and daughters
Rebecca, Susannah, Jemima, Mary and Margaret.
Andrew McFarlane was listed as the guardian of Susannah and
Dr. Samuel McLay was listed as the
guardian of Mary,
Margaret and William. The executors of the estate were sons Peter,
William served in
the War of 1812 in Capt. John Robinson's Company, 5th Battalion, 1st
Pennsylvania Militia, under the command of Maj. McFarland, from 5
1814 to 5 December 1814. He was head of
in Leacock Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
in the 1820 and 1830 censuses, but in 1840 resided in Henderson
Township, Huntington County, Pennsylvania.
According to the Biographical
Encyclopedia Vol. 1, pg. 668, William moved to Mifflin
County and settled on a farm
in Big Valley, Union Township. A short time later he moved to a farm near
the Back Mountains
Township. It is supposed that he died on this farm
Mary SHEAFFER about 1818 in Lancaster
In a statement made 24 November 1855, for the purpose of securing
to which she may have been entitled as a widow of a soldier in the War
Mary declared that "no public or private accord of [her] marriage could
procured." Mary was born 3 March
1800 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of
Peter Sheaffer of Earl
Township, Lancaster County,
and was baptized
6 September 1828 in St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster. She died 2
1860 in Armagh
County at age 59 and was
buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery in that
Known children of
William3 BAREFOOT and
Mary SHEAFFER were as follows:
i. Rebecca4 BAREFOOT was born 24
October 1818 in Leacock
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
and baptized 6 September 1828 in St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster,
county. She died 12 April 1873 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
at age 54, and was buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery, Mifflin County. Rebecca, who never married, appeared on the
censuses of 1850 and 1860 in Armagh
Township, Mifflin County.
She was listed as a master milliner in the 1860 census, and appeared on
census of 1870 in Lewistown, Mifflin County.
ii. Peter BAREFOOT was
born 10 June 1820 in Leacock Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was baptized 6
1828 in St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, in that county. He was a
of the Civil War, but his regiment and company are not known. Peter
January 1896 in Mifflin
County at age 75. He was buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery, Mifflin County.
Peter’s will, written 10 June 1886 and probated 16 January 1896, listed
wife Elizabeth; Isaac G. Hoover, his wife’s brother; Lidia Weidman, and
Rachel Rutter, his wife’s sister. The
executor of his estate was
Robert J. McNitt, the father of Peter’s
Levi’s wife Mary. Peter married Elizabeth HOOVER circa July 1850 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth, the daughter of Benjamin Hoover, was born 18 August 1822 in Pennsylvania, and died 2 January 1908 in Mifflin County at age 85.
She was buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery. It appears the only child born to Peter and Elizabeth was an
son who died 18 April 1852, aged 1 year and 11 days. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
iii. James BAREFOOT was
born 31 January 1822 in Leacock
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and baptized 6
in St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, in that county.
28 iv. John BAREFOOT, born 29 December
1823 in Leacock Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married Nancy J. COOPER; married Martha
29 v. Job BAREFOOT, born 24 August 1825
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania;
married Lucinda TROUT.
30 vi. Levi BAREFOOT, born 5 October 1827
in Leacock Township, Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania; married Mary Ann MCNITT married Martha J. BROWN.
vii. Susanna BAREFOOT
was born in 1830 in Leacock Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died 18 August 1875 at age 45 in Albany,
Albany County, New York.
She married Erastus Homer ALEXANDER 15 October 1850 in Mifflin County,
Pennsylvania. Erastus, who was also called Homer, was born 21 May 1828
in Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas and Nancy Alexander who resided in
Armagh Township, Mifflin County in the 1850 federal census. A farmer,
merchant and insurance agent, he died after 1910 in Albany. Susanna and
Erastus were enumerated in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio in the 1860
federal census, and it was here their children, Thomas Clark, Elva
Genette and Addie B., were born. Son Thomas was born 26 April 1853 and
died after 1930 in Rennselaer County, New York. Circa 1878 he
married Elizabeth M. [--?--] who was born in July 1853 in New
York. The couple had a daughter Leona T., born in July 1889. Thomas was
an insurance agent. Susanna's and Erastus' daughter Elva was born
11 February 1857 and their daughter Addie B. in 1859.
Susanna and Erastus may also have had a daughter Ella Geno born 3
January 1855 and died 30 July 1856. It is known for a fact that they
did have an infant daughter aged 3 months and 3 days who was buried in
Woodlawn Cemetery in Mifflin County, no name or dates given.
32 viii. Jemima BAREFOOT was born circa
1834 in Pennsylvania.
with her sister Rebecca in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.
33 ix. William BAREFOOT, born 12 May 1838
married Margaret Alice TOOHEY; married Louisa Scott TAYLOR; married
x. Mary BAREFOOT was
born circa 1837 in Pennsylvania.
have gone to Montgomery County,
Illinois to stay with her
William and there married John Watson, Jr., 10 October 1865.
xi. Margaret BAREFOOT
was born circa 1847 in Pennsylvania.
Isabella3 BAREFOOT (Benjamin2, Samuel1) was born 11 November
1795 in Lancaster
or Berks County, Pennsylvania
and was baptized 2 July 1797 in St. Gabriel's Church, Amity
Township, Berks County. Her name was written as Ezibella
in her father’s hand in the Rebecca Ross bible, but subsequent
the spelling as either Isabella or Isabelle. Isabella married Daniel
June 1819 in Lancaster, Lancaster County.
Notice of the marriage of Isabella Barefoot and Daniel Rutter
(both of Lancaster ) was carried in the
Intelligencer & Weekly Advertizer
on Saturday 26 June 1819. She died 4
April 1873 in Delaware Township, Hancock County,
Ohio at age 77, and was buried in Burson (Castor) Cemetery, Hancock County.
Cemetery is located in Jackson
Township, one-half mile west
of Mt. Blanchard,
over the Blanchard
born in 1798 in Pennsylvania,
the son of Joseph and Margaret (Besore/Besohr)
Rutter. Some time between 1827 and 1830
Daniel and family
moved to Fairfield County, Ohio
where he appeared as head of household in Hocking Township
in the 1830 census. In the census of 1840 the family resided in Bloom Township,
but by 1850 they lived in Madison
County, Ohio. In 1860 Daniel and
Isabella were in Delaware Township, Hancock County, Ohio.
here that Daniel died about 1864. His son George was appointed
his estate 8 February 1864. It is thought that Daniel was buried in the
next to Isabella’s at Burson Cemetery.
The headstone is broken off and no records have been discovered to
refute this assumption.
Known children of
Isabella3 BAREFOOT and
Daniel RUTTER were as follows:
36 i. Rebecca
Ann4 RUTTER, born 24 April
1820 in Lancaster County,
married Jacob B. KISTLER.
37 ii. Margaret Eveline
RUTTER, born 12 May
1823 in Lancaster County,
William W. CAMERON.
iii. Mary RUTTER was
born circa 1824 in Pennsylvania.
39 iv. George Hiram RUTTER, born 13
September 1826 in Lancaster
married Mariah MACKLIN.
40 v. Nathaniel RUTTER was born circa
1828 in Pennsylvania and married Christena
MURPHY 14 August 1860 in Hancock
Nathaniel was obviously still living at the time of his father's death
1864 as there was referenced in administrative papers a debt owed by
to Daniel. In the 1860 census there was but one Nathaniel Rutter
living in Hancock County, Ohio,
in Marion Township
in the home of Daniel and Sarah J., last name illegible, but his age
as 24 and place of birth as Ohio.
Possibly the enumerator or the person giving the information made an
error. Christena Murphy was also in Marion
Township in 1860 as Cristine Murphy, age
18, born in Ohio, with sisters Lovina, age
20, and Eliza Ann, age 16, and their mother
Loretta Murphy, age 47, born in New York. Neither Nathaniel nor Christena can be found in the 1870 census or
41 vi. Catharine E. RUTTER, born May 1835
in Fairfield County,
married Franklin L. BURSON.
vii. Isabella RUTTER
was born circa 1838 in Fairfield
She supposedly married John Allen and had a son Whiting. There is no
of this fact; the Whiting Allen in the census cannot be her son. Then
she supposedly married William Tuft/s.
there is no evidence to connect her to this name.
Job Palmer3 BAREFOOT (Benjamin2, Samuel1) was born 29 May 1798 in Pennsylvania
and baptized 12 July 1826 in Leacock Presbyterian Church, Leacock
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Agness
MCCASKEY circa 1825 in Lancaster
County. Job died 17 November 1868 in Chester County, Pennsylvania
at age 70, and was buried in Leacock Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The
of Job P., Agness, Samuel and Philip T.
located in Plot 4, Row 28 in the cemetery located nine miles east of Reading, Pennsylvania
three miles north of Paradise on the
Philadelphia Pike, Route 23.
Job was a drover
as a young man, and then became a farmer.
He appeared on the censuses of 1830 and 1840 in Leacock
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
In the census of 1850 for Salisbury
Township, Lancaster County
he was enumerated
as a farmer with real estate valued at $3500.
Job and Agness were involved in a
transaction on 20 November 1854 in Salisbury Township
in which they
sold property to John and Mary McCaskey for $600. John
McCaskey was Agness'
brother. By 1860 Job and Agness resided in Londonderry
Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
nickname was Nancy, was born 17 January
1807 in Leacock Township, Lancaster County and baptized 23 September
Leacock Presbyterian Church. She was one
of 10 children of John and Margaret (Gorman) McCaskey who came to the United States around 1800 from Castle Blaney, County
The name McCaskey originated in the region of Caskieben,
in the County of Inverness,
bordering on Moray Firth,
McCaskey’s emigrated from
Scotland to Ireland
in the mid-17th century. Agness
March 1873 in Chester County,
Pennsylvania at age 66,
buried in Leacock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Known children of
Job Palmer3 BAREFOOT and Agness MCCASKEY were as follows:
43 i. Margaret
Jane4 BAREFOOT, born May 1826
in Lancaster County,
married Solomon POWERS.
ii. John McCaskey
BAREFOOT was born 23 August
1828 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
and died before 1903 in Chester
He appeared on the
census of 1850 in Dennison Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
45 iii. Samuel Ross BAREFOOT, born 3 March
1830 in Lancaster County,
married Barbara ARMSTRONG.
46 iv. Isabella BAREFOOT, born 23 June
1832 in Lancaster County,
married Dr. Joseph Willis HOUSTON.
47 v. Rebecca BAREFOOT, born 30 October
1834 in Lancaster County,
married Edward Pearce MCCLELLAN.
48 vi. Job Palmer BAREFOOT, Jr., born 6
March 1839 in Chester County,
married Katherine E. BAIR.
49 vii. William McCaskey BAREFOOT, born 26
November 1841 in Bethania, Salisbury
Township, Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania; married Martha L. ARMSTRONG.
50 viii. Philip T. BAREFOOT was born 9 May
1845 in Salisbury Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He
died 7 March 1847 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was
buried in Leacock Presbyterian Church
Township, Lancaster County.
ix. Clara J. BAREFOOT
was born in April 1853 in Lancaster County,
and died before 1930 in Pennsylvania.
She never married. Clara appeared on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In
1920 she was enumerated as housekeeper in
the household of Florence H. Peck, widow, and her daughter Marion in Lansdowne, Delaware
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