Person:Adolphus Barker (1)

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
  • HAdolphus M. Barker1872 - 1921
  • WLois Link1887 - 1968
m. 12 Feb 1913
  1. Thomas Albert Barker1914 - 1994
  2. Sarah Linna Barker1916 - 1994
  3. William Link Barker1918 - 1920
  4. Marjorie Barker1920 - 1981
  5. Mary Randolph Barker1922 - 1995
Facts and Events
Name Adolphus M. Barker
Gender Male
Birth? 12 JAN 1872 Lyerly, Chattooga, Georgia, United States
Other? 9 JUN 1897 Gaylesville High School, Gaylesville, ALHigh School
Marriage 12 Feb 1913 Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United Statesto Lois Link
Death? 7 NOV 1921 Lyerly, Chattooga, Georgia, United States
Other? New Hope South Cemetery, Holland, GABuried
Occupation? Proprietor, A.E. Doster, Co., Lyerly, GA

Adolphus Montgomery Barker - or Dolph as he was called by family and friends - was born and raised in Chattooga County, Georgia. He graduated from Gaylesville High School in Gaylesville, Alabama, in 1897.

In 1908, a young school teacher from Tennessee arrived to teach at the Holland School near the Barker farm. Dolph was quite taken with Miss Lois Link and spent the next five years convincing her to marry him. A record of their courtship can be found in the letters they wrote each other during those years. Lois only taught one year at the Holland School and moved on to teach at several other rural schools before the couple was married in 1913. The letters that survived until today are being scanned and uploaded at [1]. That scanning project can be viewed at the Love Story page on Footnote.

Sources: Barker family Bible Letters to Lois Link Barker before and after their wedding. Photos of Dolph Barker and Lyerly store.

  1.   Jessie Blake. Letter Jessie Blake to Lois Barker, 13 Nov 1921, Secondary quality.
  2.   Lyerly Militia District, in 1910 U.S. Census (Population Schedule) Chattooga, Georgia, 3A, 18 April 1910, Secondary quality.

    Shows Adolphus Barker living with his sister, Emma Barker Rauschenberg, and her two daughters, Pauline and Georgia. Address was 44 Alpine Street in Lyerly. He is listed as 37 years old and a merchant/store owner.