Person:John Barker (11)

John Thomas Barker
  1. William Arelius Barker1841 -
  2. John Thomas Barker1844 - 1921
m. 26 August 1866
  1. Beatrice I. Barker1867 - 1943
  2. Adolphus M. Barker1872 - 1921
  3. Emma V. Barker1873 - 1921
  4. Alice Julia Barker1875 - 1937
  5. Cornelia Ann Barker1880 - 1954
  6. Ollive Evelyn Barker1880 - 1952
Facts and Events
Name John Thomas Barker
Gender Male
Birth? 3 Jan 1844 Polk, Georgia, United States
Marriage 26 August 1866 Floyd County, Georgia, USto Linnie L. Blake
Death? 11 Nov 1921 Holland, Chattooga, Georgia, United States
Burial? New Hope South Baptist Church, Holland, Chattooga, Georgia

Served as a Private in Company D, 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. Source: NPS/CWSS

Mary Barker's Notes:

Joined at Cartersville, GA. Fought in Battle of Chickmauga, Battle of Nashville. Captured in Battle of Franklin and taken to Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL. After war was over walked all the way back to Georgia.

"The Barkers were married after the Civil War and settled in the Kincaid Valley a few years after, Grandpa came from around Rome, Ga. and Grandma from Sulphur Springs, Ala. Grandma was an aristocrat but Grandpa, just a poor, hardworking fellow but he was a schoolteacher, Sunday school superintendent, Justice of the Peace, preacher. He built a good house and they raised a fine family." Mary Ethel Cofer Newton 31 March 1974 Footnote to description of John T. & Linnie Barker's Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Mary Barker's Notes:

"Bought 200 acres of land at the foot of Kincaid Mountain and built a house there. Five slaves who had been owned by grandmother's (Linnie Blake) family asked to stay with them after the Civil War as they had no place to go and helped them to scrape up the land with limbs to plant wheat."
Father's name unknown. Mother's last name was Middleton. His father helped his Uncle Middleton run plantation in Vicksburg during Civil War. Uncle had 1000 slaves and fed a whole battalion during Battle of Vicksburg.
“Linnie Blake was engaged to a Mr. Gray who died in the Civil War. John Thomas Barker brought her the news.”
“JT and Linnie bought land and built home approx. 2 miles south of Holland, GA on Old Summerville - Rome Rd. near Kincaid Mountain.”
References
  1.   Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. (National Park Service).
  2.   Barker Family Bible.