Descendants of Samuel Barefoot

 

Generation One

 

 

     1.  Samuel1 BAREFOOT.  Documentary evidence, consisting of primary and secondary sources, exists proving my lineage from Benjamin Barefoot (see #4 below) forward.  However, it is only a preponderance of evidence, based on geography, time and shared occupations, religions, etc., that leads me back one more generation to Samuel Barefoot.

     I believe that Benjamin’s parents were Samuel Barefoot and Jean/Jenny Palmer.  Samuel was found on the tax list for Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1759.  The minimum age for inclusion for tax purposes was 21, making 1738 the latest he could have been born.  His marriage to Jean/Jenny Palmer is confirmed through records for Amityville Church (later St. Paul’s – Reformed and Lutheran), Amity Township, Berks County, citing the christening of their son John, 16 October 1768.  (Amity Township borders on Union and Douglas Townships in Berks County.)

     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 younger settled in Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  In 1785 a Samuel Barefoot was on the tax list there as a single male.  (Coventry Township, Chester County is directly across the county line from Union Township, Berks County.)  He appeared again in Coventry Township on the 1790 federal census with one male, aged 16 and up, and three females (likely his wife and perhaps two daughters, although relationships were not given in this census).  In 1795 there was recorded the death of John Barefoot, aged one year, 11 months and five days, son of Samuel and Margaret, with burial at Amityville Church, the same church where another John Barefoot, son of Samuel and Jean/Jenny, was christened in 1768.  This is likely the Coventry Township Samuel.

    Further evidence of Samuel Barefoot the younger in Coventry Township was found in a 1798 deed involving the sale of 11 acres of land in East Nantmeal Township, Chester County, owned by Joseph Philips, to ‘Samuel Barefoot, Coventry Township, Chester County, blacksmith.’ This same property was sold by Samuel to James Sprowl of Berks County in 1805 and the deed cites ‘Samuel Barefoot and wife Margaret.’  Note that the deed gave Samuel’s occupation as blacksmith.  Benjamin Barefoot, thought to be this Samuel’s brother, was also a blacksmith.

     Samuel Barefoot the elder seems to have moved from Union Township, Berks County, to East Nantmeal Township, Chester County by 1795.  His name appeared twice on the Direct (or Glass) Tax list for this township: once as owner and occupant of two acres with one out building and one 21 ft. x 28 ft., one and one-half story log house with three windows with four panes each, 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 other his business.  It is quite likely that he, also, was a blacksmith and his sons Samuel and Benjamin followed in his footsteps.

     A Samuel Barefoot appears again in East Nantmeal Township on the 1799 tax list with 15 acres, house and smith shop.  This is likely Samuel the elder, but since Samuel the younger of Coventry Township had purchased property in East Nantmeal Township in 1798 this may instead be his tax listing.  There is a discrepancy in the number of acres – 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 acres, thought to belong to Samuel the elder.  Further research into tax and land records will be necessary to determine which Samuel, elder or younger, owned the taxable 15 acres in 1798.  I believe it to be Samuel the elder as the 1800 federal census for East Nantmeal Township shows 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 the younger.  The earliest birth year for the oldest male is 1755 and Samuel the younger was likely born circa 1764.)  In addition to Samuel there were two males, aged 16-26; one male aged 10-16; one female aged 45 and up; one female aged 16-45, and one female aged 10-16.

     In the 1810 federal census there was a Samuel Barefoot in West Nantmeal Township, Chester 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 up, and two females aged 16-26. Although age-wise this could be either Samuel the elder or the younger, I believe it to be the younger, although I have no real basis for this belief at this time.  Further evidence of either Samuel Barefoot the elder or Samuel Barefoot the younger beyond 1810 has not been discovered to this point.

     It is likely that Samuel Barefoot the elder was related, either as brother or father, to Thomas Barefoot who served as a private in Captain Robert Sample’s Company, 10th Pennsylvania Regiment, under command of Colonel Richard Humpton.  His name appeared on the roll 9 September 1778.  He was also part of the Continental Line in 1779.  Evidence of his existence does not extend beyond inclusion in military records, although the Barefoot Family Reunion Association gives his birth date as 1742 and death date as 1784.  They also claim he was the father of Benjamin Barefoot (certainly untrue) and that he was married to Elizabeth Wells circa 1763 (no records confirming this marriage have been found).  There was also a James Barefoot found on 1769 tax lists in West Nottingham Township, Chester County (West Nottingham is the southernmost township in Chester, bordered by Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on the west and Cecil County, Maryland on the south).  James’ relationship to Samuel Barefoot, if it exists, is not known, but considering how unusual the name Barefoot is I feel it is likely that all Barefoot residing in the eastern part of Pennsylvania in the mid- to late-1700s were related.

     Known children of Samuel1 BAREFOOT and Jean\Jenny PALMER were as follows:

               +   2       i.    Sarah2 BAREFOOT, born 12 March 1758 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

                    3      ii.    Martha BAREFOOT was born 15 February 1759 in Amity Township, 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, 4th Series, 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 December 1863, at Morgantown, aged over 106 years.  According to the item, she was born in Amity Township, Berks County, on 15 February 1749 and was baptized at Douglasville on 13 September 1778 when in her twentieth  year, by Rev. Alexander Murray, as shown by the Morlatton Episcopal Church records. (Note that the birth year of 1749 is incorrect as printed. Her year of birth was 1759.)

     From 'Annals of Conestoga Valley,' Somerset County Historical Society, pgs. 353-354, "When young, Patty moved to Morgantown and 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 father Thomas Morgan. On the death of Col. Morgan in 1792, Patty was employed as 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 needed. The Squire and his wife, however, offered Patty a home with them, which she accepted and remained with them until her death. Patty never married. She 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 13 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 as yet. It is not known when she died.

     A second Martha was born in July 1776 to Sarah Barefoot, who very possibly was the elder 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, and worked as a servant for Jacob Morgan and possibly later was employed by David Finger. She died 24 December 1865, at the age of 89, and was buried in the Methodist 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 32, a shoemaker. Listed were his wife and six children and six others in addition to Martha, age 70. She was again in the 1860 Pennsylvania census in Berks County, Caernarvon Township, age 80, living with Letcia [sic] Finger, age 50, and Hannah E. Finger, age 13.

     Another reference to a Martha Barefoot was the birth of Cyrus Barefoot, born 30 July 1800, mother 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 County (Bangor).  This Cyrus may have been an illegitimate son of Martha "Patty" Barefoot, servant to Jacob Morgan, or the son of Martha, daughter of Samuel and Jean/Jenny, although she would have been aged 40 at the time of the birth. Or perhaps it was the son of yet another Martha Barefoot. Cyrus was not found in any later censuses.

               +   4     iii.    Benjamin BAREFOOT, born circa 1764 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; married Rebecca ROSS.

                    5      iv.    John BAREFOOT was christened 16 October 1768 in St. Paul's Church, Amityville, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

                    6       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 script. St. Gabriel's Church, in Douglassville, Amity Township Berks County, where Martha Barefoot and some of Benjamin's children were baptized, was founded as Morlatton, a Lutheran congregation served by Swedish and German pastors, and then became an Episcopal Church, St. Gabriel's. This might have been the location of Hanna's wedding. Further information on Hannah and Jesse Williams has not been located.

 

Generation Two

 

 

     2.  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.

          Known children of Sarah2 BAREFOOT include:

                    7       i.    Martha 'Patty'3 BAREFOOT was born in July 1776 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 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 age 89, and was buried in Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Berks County. The cemetery no longer exists but Martha’s headstone has been preserved. Martha worked as a servant for Jacob Morgan and possibly later was employed by David Finger and his wife Leticia. In Jacob Morgan’s will (he died 15 November 1792) he released Martha “Patty” Barefoot from her indenture and ordered that she be given a “customary freedom suit and the little spinning wheel.” (refer to #3 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 Nantmeal Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1785. At that time, all males were placed on the tax duplicate when they became 21 years of age. Subtracting 21 from 1785 would make Benjamin's birth 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 proving his 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 evidence of his existence. It is not known why Benjamin was living on the opposite side 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 1796 a 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 credit with a local merchant for Benjamin, who was himself involved in the iron industry as a blacksmith, and Benjamin failed to repay the merchant. The following year 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, each leading to Benjamin’s hasty departure from Berks County prior to 1800. Perhaps he accumulated so much debt he felt compelled to flee 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 perhaps Rebecca, learning of his adultery and his fathering a child with another woman, turned him out of their home. (In late 1797 Rebecca would have been pregnant with their last child, Job Palmer, conceivably making Benjamin’s betrayal even more difficult to bear.) Whatever the reason for his departure, it appears that Benjamin never returned to Berks County and his family, leaving wife Rebecca to provide the support for her five children. By 1809, in an age when very few women worked outside of the home, Rebecca was employed by 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 note that 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 their grandmother.  The name Benjamin is suspiciously absent in the annals of the descendants of Samuel Barefoot.

     Rebecca ROSS was born 22 December 1769 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and died 22 January 1853 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania at the age of 83. She was buried in Quaker Cemetery, East St. Clair Township, Bedford County, on Route 56 west of Fishertown. Until recent years the DAR approved applications for membership which claimed that Rebecca Ross was the daughter of 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 the Declaration of Independence. This George Ross was the uncle of John Ross, husband of Betsy Ross, the maker of the first American flag. Indeed, in 1967, nearly 100 years after her death, a marker was erected at Rebecca’s grave by the Barefoot Family Reunion Association inscribed: ‘Rebecca (Ross) Barefoot, wife of Dr. Benjamin Barefoot (grand-daughter of Col. George Ross, signer of Declaration of Independence), mother of James Barefoot, Pioneer settler of Bedford Co. 12-22-1768 – 1-22-1853.’ Research conducted by this researcher and Sharon Sheldon, a descendant of James Barefoot, has proven that Rebecca Ross 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 first name of her mother – Ruth, and evidence of the marriage of James Ross and Ruth Robinson on 10 December 1767 was found in records of St. James Episcopal Church 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 the tax duplicates for Berks County from 1770-1778. By at least 1777 James was involved in the Revolutionary War as evidenced by his oath of allegiance as one of two Court-Martial men in the 5th Battallion, Southern Section, 8th Company, formed in Caernarvon Township, Berks County. Papers on file in Berks County indicate that James was deceased by April 1779. (He died intestate and Ruth and her brother John Robinson were named co-administrators of his estate.) It is not known if James’ death was war-related nor where he was buried.

     In Caernarvon Township, Berks County census and tax records Ruth Ross was listed as a property owner beginning in 1779 and continuing until at least 1806, where she was listed as a widow living with William Ross [her son], who first appeared in these records in 1794. Rebecca Ross' bible has a handwritten notation for 'William Ross, Decest February the 9, 1818, aged 45 years, 3 months, 25 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 Common Pleas for the County of Chester, it states that'...Edward Wells in right of his wife Margaret, one of the sisters and heirs at law of William Ross late of the township of Uwchlan in the County aforesaid, deceased, Humbly Sheweth That your petitioner's said brother-in-law lately died intestate leaving a widow to wit Mary Ross but no lawful issue, but leaving three sisters to wit your petitioner's said wife 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 #SC71.B8594, page 10 states: 'vi. John Brinley, the sixth child 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 Ross, born June 11, 1776, and died on June 9, 1834. She was the sister of William Ross, born November 14, 1772 and died February 9, 1818, a prominent merchant of Morgantown, Pennsylvania, a small town in Caernarvon Twp., founded by Col. Jacob Morgan, her father-in-law's commandant in the 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:

               +   8       i.    James3 BAREFOOT, born 20 May 1788 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; married Mary SLEEK/SLICK.

               +   9      ii.    William BAREFOOT, born 10 December 1791 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married Mary SHEAFFER.

                  10     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 Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 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.

 

Generation Three

 

 

     8.  James3 BAREFOOT (Benjamin2, Samuel1) was born 20 May 1788 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died 13 May 1844 in St. Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania at age 55.  He was buried in Quaker Cemetery, East St. Clair Township, Bedford County.  James’ estate was probated 21 May 1844.

      James moved to Bedford County from Berks 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 purchased 220 acres of wild land from David Riley on Gordon's Creek (now Barefoot Run), cleared the land, built a log cabin and began farming. In 1842 James built the first sawmill in the area, operating it on water from Gordon’s Creek. James worked as a farmer and millwright, and made cabinets and spinning wheels. It is said he stood six feet, two inches tall.

     James married Mary SLEEK/SLICK in June 1810 in St. Clairsville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Mary was born 11 October 1791 in Frederick County, Maryland, the eldest of 14 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 over 500 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 Route 56 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, Pennsylvania; married 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 County, Pennsylvania; married James TAYLOR.

             +   18      vi.    James BAREFOOT Jr., born 14 March 1821 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Jane MICKEY.

             +   19     vii.    Mary Jane BAREFOOT, born 14 February 1823 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Alexander Vale STANTON.

             +   20    viii.    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 County, Pennsylvania; married Anna Marie HORNE.

             +   22       x.    Job BAREFOOT, born 9 June 1829 in Gordon's Creek, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Elizabeth YINGLING.

                  23      xi.    Charlotte 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 County, Pennsylvania; married Jane HOOVER.

 

     9.  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 in Woodlawn 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 Jemima and Dr. Samuel McLay was listed as the guardian of Mary, Margaret and William. The executors of the estate were sons Peter, James and John.

     William served in the War of 1812 in Capt. John Robinson's Company, 5th Battalion, 1st Brigade, Pennsylvania Militia, under the command of Maj. McFarland, from 5 September 1814 to 5 December 1814.  He was head of household 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 in Armagh Township.  It is supposed that he died on this farm    

     William married Mary SHEAFFER about 1818 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In a statement made 24 November 1855, for the purpose of securing bounty land to which she may have been entitled as a widow of a soldier in the War of 1812, Mary declared that "no public or private accord of [her] marriage could be 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 February 1860 in Armagh Township, Mifflin County at age 59 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in that county.

     Known children of William3 BAREFOOT and Mary SHEAFFER were as follows:

                  25       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, in that 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 the census of 1870 in Lewistown, Mifflin County.

                  26      ii.    Peter BAREFOOT was born 10 June 1820 in Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was baptized 6 September 1828 in St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, in that county. He was a veteran of the Civil War, but his regiment and company are not known. Peter died 10 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 his 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 brother 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 infant son who died 18 April 1852, aged 1 year and 11 days. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                  27     iii.    James BAREFOOT was born 31 January 1822 in Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and baptized 6 September 1828 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 A. BELL.

             +   29       v.    Job BAREFOOT, born 24 August 1825 in Leacock 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.

                  31     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. She lived with her sister Rebecca in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

             +   33      ix.    William BAREFOOT, born 12 May 1838 in Huntington County, Pennsylvania; married Margaret Alice TOOHEY; married Louisa Scott TAYLOR; married Annie F. ARMSTRONG.

                  34       x.    Mary BAREFOOT was born circa 1837 in Pennsylvania. She may have gone to Montgomery County, Illinois to stay with her brother William and there married John Watson, Jr., 10 October 1865.

                  35      xi.    Margaret BAREFOOT was born circa 1847 in Pennsylvania.

 

     11.  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 appearances show the spelling as either Isabella or Isabelle. Isabella married Daniel RUTTER 24 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 of Lancaster 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. Burson Cemetery is located in Jackson Township, one-half mile west of Mt. Blanchard, over the Blanchard River.

          Daniel was 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, Fairfield County, but by 1850 they lived in Madison Township, Franklin County, Ohio.  In 1860 Daniel and Isabella were in Delaware Township, Hancock County, Ohio. It is here that Daniel died about 1864. His son George was appointed administrator of his estate 8 February 1864. It is thought that Daniel was buried in the plot next to Isabella’s at Burson Cemetery. The headstone is broken off and no records have been discovered to confirm or 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, Pennsylvania; married Jacob B. KISTLER.

             +   37      ii.    Margaret Eveline RUTTER, born 12 May 1823 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married William W. CAMERON.

                  38     iii.    Mary RUTTER was born circa 1824 in Pennsylvania.

             +   39      iv.    George Hiram RUTTER, born 13 September 1826 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married Mariah MACKLIN.

           40       v.    Nathaniel RUTTER was born circa 1828 in Pennsylvania and married Christena MURPHY 14 August 1860 in Hancock County, Ohio. Nathaniel was obviously still living at the time of his father's death circa 1864 as there was referenced in administrative papers a debt owed by Nathaniel 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 was given 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 beyond.

             +   41      vi.    Catharine E. RUTTER, born May 1835 in Fairfield County, Ohio; married Franklin L. BURSON.

                  42     vii.    Isabella RUTTER was born circa 1838 in Fairfield County, Ohio. She supposedly married John Allen and had a son Whiting. There is no evidence of this fact; the Whiting Allen in the census cannot be her son. Then she  supposedly married William Tuft/s. Again, there is no evidence to connect her to this name.

 

     12.  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 graves of Job P., Agness, Samuel and Philip T. Barefoot are located in Plot 4, Row 28 in the cemetery located nine miles east of Reading, Pennsylvania and three miles north of Paradise on the Old 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 land 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.

     Agness, whose nickname was Nancy,  was born 17 January 1807 in Leacock Township, Lancaster County and baptized 23 September 1837 in 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 Monaghan, Ireland. The name McCaskey originated in the region of Caskieben, in the County of Inverness, bordering on Moray Firth, Scotland. McCaskey’s emigrated from Scotland to Ireland in the mid-17th century. Agness died 14 March 1873 in Chester County, Pennsylvania at age 66, and was 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, Pennsylvania; married Solomon POWERS.

                  44      ii.    John McCaskey BAREFOOT was born 23 August 1828 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died before 1903 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. 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, Pennsylvania; married Barbara ARMSTRONG.

             +   46      iv.    Isabella BAREFOOT, born 23 June 1832 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married Dr. Joseph Willis HOUSTON.

             +   47       v.    Rebecca BAREFOOT, born 30 October 1834 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married Edward Pearce MCCLELLAN.

             +   48      vi.    Job Palmer BAREFOOT, Jr., born 6 March 1839 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; 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 Cemetery, Leacock Township, Lancaster County.

                  51      ix.    Clara J. BAREFOOT was born in April 1853 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 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 County, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Descendants of Samuel Barefoot

 

Generations One, Two and Three

Generation Four

Generation Five

Generation Six

Generation Seven