Person:Joseph Barron (7)

  1. Joseph Barron1723 - 1793
m. 1740
  1. Hannah Barron1747 - 1747
  • HJoseph Barron1723 - 1793
  • WAnn Walker1733 - 1795
m. 1748
  1. John Barron1749 - 1841
  2. Joseph Baron1752 - 1793
  3. William Barron1755 - 1839
  4. Henry Barron1757 - 1758
  5. James Barron1759 - 1848
  6. Sarah Barron1761 - 1840
  7. Walker Barron1765 - 1829
  8. Mary Barron1767 - 1798
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Barron
Alt Name Joseph Elias Baron
Gender Male
Birth? 17 Mar 1723 Mt. Hope, Talbot, Maryland
Marriage 1740 to Hannah Evans
Marriage 1748 Talbot CO, MDto Ann Walker
Death? 2 Aug 1793 West Sinking Creek, Washington County, Tennessee



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Transcript:Will of Joseph Barron, Washington County, TN, 1793


Joseph Barron was born in Talbot County, Maryland, probably about 1723. He first married Hannah Evans in 1740, who probably died in childbirth in 1747. Whether their were any previous children to this marriage is unknown. The next year Joseph remarried, this time to Ann Walker, by whom he had numerous children. His earliest children are assigned Maryland POB's by most genealogists, with his later children being given POB's in Montgomery County, VA. A few of the intermediate children are given Rowan County, NC POB's. If taken literally, these data suggest that he moved from Maryland's Eastern Shore sometime in the 1750's to Rowan County, and then, sometime in the 1760's, moved back to Virginia settling in the New River settlements. At least one of his children is said to have been born in South Carolina, but supporting evidence for that is not available, and otherwise seems unlikely.

In anycase, by 1774 he appears in the New River Valley when he, and two adult sons, served in Captain Herberts Company during Dunmore's War. Later, probably after the end of the Revolution, Herbert moved his family to Washington County, TN, dying on West Sinking Creek in 1793.


Some genealogists identify this Joseph Barron as "Joseph Elias Barron". Middle names were not in common use in the United States prior to about 1760. The insertion of "elias" as a middle name, while possible, seems unlikely. Original documentation examined specific to this family, including Joseph's will of 1793, consistently uses the name "Joseph Barron". This suggests that a confusion has crept in, perhaps reflecting the merger of data from two separate persons, a Joseph Walker and an Elias or Ellis Walker. In point of fact, some lineages do not point to a John Walker of Talbot County Maryland as Joseph's father, but to an Ellis Walker of New England. If this is the case, then the data previously supplied on WeRelate for Joseph's children may also reflect a merger of data from Ellis Walker of New England.

From Kegley, Vol 1:148---in September of 1777 Joseph Barron Sr., John Barran, Henry Barran, and William Barren took the oath of allegiance in John Montgomery's Company, Montgomery County. At the same time James and Samuel Walker took the Oath of Allegiance in McCorkle's Company, also in Montgomery County.

From Kegley Vol 2:244---John, Joseph and Frederick Baron (Beason?, Bearon?) are listed as heirs in the 1804 estate settlement of Henry Trollinger. Trollinger had settled just East of Dublin in modern Pulaski County within the New River Valley, near the Pulaski Montgomery border. If the last name is in fact "Barron" then perhaps John, Joseph and Frederick are sons of Joseph Barron and Ann Walker, perhaps related by marriage to Trollinger.

From Kegley Vol 2:339---James and Samuel Walker appear on the tithables list of Botetourt County in 1772. Kegley describes the list as for "Back Creek area". Back Creek lies in modern Pulaski County, and runs from the Foothills of Cloyds Mountain, north of Dublin, eastward discharging into the New River a mile or so north of the Radford Ammunition plant.

From:New River Valley Notes, extracted January 2012

For Joseph Barron husband of Ann Walker:
Born 1717, Talbot Co., Maryland. Parents: John Barron b. Easton, Talbot Co., MD and Sarah Steoy
Married Ann Walker (born 1719) in Talbot Co., MD
Thought by descendant Martha Graham to have been a fur trader at one point and later he was connected with mining.
Died 2 August 1793, West Sinking Creek, Washington Co., TN
Children: Hannah 1746/7; John 1749 (see above); Joseph 1752 (see below); William 1755 (filed RW pension application in Washington Co., TN that details service in defense of the lead mines, and excursions into Cherkee country [to Long Island and guard duty at Rye Cove fort]); Henry 1757 (b. Dorset Co., MD); James 1759 (b. Rowan Co., NC); Sarah 1761; Walker 1765; Mary 1767.
Barren, Joseph, Jr.
For Joseph Barron Jr, son of Joseph Barron and Ann Walker
1. - Born 30 July 1752 Talbot Co., Maryland. Son of Joseph Barron Sr. and Ann Walker
2. - In William Herbert's company, Lord Dunmore's War, Montgomery Co., VA
3. - 6 Sept 1777 - enlisted for 3 years with the 2nd Virginia Regt., Continental Line, under Capt. Wm Taylor & Col. Christian Febiger from Montgomery Co., VA
4. - Married Sarah Murray, daughter of Thomas Murray Sr. in Montgomery Co., VA
Not on the 1782 Montgomery Co., VA personal tax list, nor are any other member so the Barron family
5. - Bought land in the Powell Valley in what is now Campbell Co., TN
6. - Between 1832 & 1840 - he died at Stinking Creek, Campbell Co., TN
Descendant Martha Graham says he may have helped negotiate an Indian treaty during Jefferson's administration.
Nancy b. 20 Jan 1779 (m. William Proffitt in Washington Co., TN on 13 Aug 1798 in Washington Co., TN. She died 9 Mar 1813 in Campbell Co., TN); Rhoda b. 18 Feb 1782 (m. John Proffitt 19 Feb 1801, Washington Co., TN; lived Sullivan Co., TN); The following are not proved their children but might be: Thomas b. 1776 (of Washington Co., TN); John (of Campbell Co., TN); Rebecca 1785 (m. ? Mode or Moad, Campbell Co., TN); Elizabeth abt 1785 (m. Burwell King, Campbell Co., TN, d. KY); Joseph L. 1800 (m. Femmon Sharp, daughter of Richard Sharp Jr., she d. Arkansas)
Source: Jack L. Barron (Worldconnect) via Barbara Profitt
For John Barron, son of Joseph and Ann
Born 3 October 1749, Talbot Co., MD. Parents: Joseph Barron Sr. (see below) and Ann Walker.
Married Susannah Mc Bee (1762 - 1850 KY) on 12 April 1781 in Washington Co., NC (now TN).
1774 - John was paid for 11 days service under Capt. Herbert in Lord Dunmore's War. Also paid was William Barron (John's brother) for 39 days, also in Herbert's company.
Died 14 March 1841, Somerset, Pulaski Co., Kentucky
Children: Mary 1781; Elizabeth 1785; William 1787; James 1791; John 1793; Mathias 1796; Walker 1799; Noel M. 1801; Susannah 1805; Isaac 1808; Evans 1810;