Francis Barnard Jr. House

The fol­low­ing mate­r­ial is from Fran­cis Barnard (ca. 1616–1698) and his Descen­dants, A Genealog­i­cal Study, Part A, by Walther M. Barnard, Ver­sion of 09 August 2009, pages 558–559. Used with permission.

Francis Barnard Jr. House

Fran­cis Barnard Jr. House

Fran­cis Barnard Jr. (1741–1828), a vet­eran of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War, is the great-grandson of Joseph Barnard and Sarah Strong.

Fran­cis Barnard Jr.’s house, 68 Adams Road, Bloom­field, was built ca. 1770, and, as of 1998, appears to be in good con­di­tion and occupied.

Fran­cis Barnard…was born within the present lim­its of Bloom­field, Conn., here passed his life in farm­ing, and died about 1830. He was thrice mar­ried, (first) to Eliz­a­beth Phelps, (sec­ond) to Chloe Mills, and (third) to Diodema Brown…”—Com­mem­o­ra­tive Bio­graph­i­cal Record of Hart­ford County, Con­necti­cut, p. 1308.

John Mahlon Marlin: Another Strong Connection to Firearms Manufacturing

The fol­low­ing mate­r­ial is from Fran­cis Barnard (ca. 1616–1698) and his Descen­dants, A Genealog­i­cal Study, Part A, by Walther M. Barnard, Ver­sion of 09 August 2009, pages 396–399. Used with permission.

John Mahlon Marlin

John Mahlon Marlin

John Mahlon Mar­lin: Another Strong Connection

to Firearms Manufacturing

Walther M. Barnard, Fre­do­nia, NY 14063

Among some of the fore­most names in Amer­i­can firearm man­u­fac­tur­ing are Brown­ing, Colt, Mar­lin, Rem­ing­ton, Sav­age, Smith & Wes­son, and Win­ches­ter. The founders of at least two of these firms are blood rel­a­tives of descen­dants of Elder John Strong and Abi­gail Ford through Abigail’s mother, Eliz­a­beth Chard. Eliphalet Rem­ing­ton, Jr. (1793–1861) descended from Eliz­a­beth Chard and her first hus­band, Aaron Cooke, and Samuel Colt (1814–1862) descended from Eliz­a­beth and her sec­ond hus­band, Thomas Ford. Both were iden­ti­fied as notable kin in an arti­cle pub­lished by the SFAA Newslet­ter in Octo­ber 2000. Their lines of ascent are given in Gary Boyd Roberts’ “The New Eng­land Ances­try of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales” (repro­duced in Genealo­gies of Con­necti­cut Fam­i­lies, Vol. III, on Fam­ily Tree Maker CD #179 Fam­ily His­tory: Con­necti­cut Genealo­gies #1, 1600s-1800s).

John Mahlon Mar­lin (1836–1901), founder, pres­i­dent and trea­surer of The Mar­lin Firearms Co., of New Haven, CT is now iden­ti­fied as the hus­band of a 5th great grand­daugh­ter of Elder John Strong, mak­ing him a notable spouse of kin. Mar­lin mar­ried Martha Susan Moore8 (Susan A. Barnard7 + Henry Bacon Moore; Samuel Barnard6 + Keziah Thrall; Samuel Barnard5 + Rox­ana Barnard [first cousin]; Fran­cis Barnard4 + Lucre­tia Pin­ney; Joseph Barnard Jr.3 + Abi­gail Gris­wold; Joseph Barnard Sr.+ Sarah Strong2; Elder John Strong1 + Abi­gail Ford).

John Mahlon Mar­lin was born 6 May 1836 at Suffield, Hart­ford Co., CT, son of Mahlon and Jen­nette (Brad­ford) Mar­lin. He mar­ried Martha Susan Moore on 27 May 1862 in the Rain­bow sec­tion of Wind­sor, CT, and ulti­mately died 1 July 1901 at New Haven, CT. Two sons, Mahlon Henry, born 23 July 1864, and John Howard, born 21 Sept. 1876, lived to matu­rity. A third son, Bur­ton Lewis, born 14 May 1867, died 12 April 1869, and daugh­ter Jen­nette Brad­ford, born 14 May 1867, died 12 April 1869, per Moore, Horace L., 1903, Andrew Moore of Poquonock and Wind­sor, Conn., and His Descen­dants: Jour­nal Pub­lish­ing Co., Lawrence, KS, p. 176.

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Village of Barnards

Walther M. Barnard in Village of Barnards

Dr. Walther M. Barnard (1937–2010) in Vil­lage of Barnards

Here is a photo which I took 5 August 2007 of Dr. Walther M. Barnard in the Vil­lage of Barnards, Arm­strong County, Pennsylvania.

Seven Barnard Brothers: Revolutionary War Service

The fol­low­ing mate­r­ial is from Fran­cis Barnard (ca. 1616–1698) and his Descen­dants, A Genealog­i­cal Study, Part A, by Walther M. Barnard, Ver­sion of 09 August 2009, pages 50–54. Used with permission.

Ser­vice in the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War

Francis Barnard House Historical Marker

Fran­cis Barnard House His­tor­i­cal Marker

The house of Lt. Fran­cis Barnard, 174 Dun­caster Road, built 1760, is one of the his­toric houses listed (p. 264) in The Win­ton­bury His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, 1983, From Win­ton­bury To Bloom­field: Win­ton­bury His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, Bloom­field, CT. “A sign on the front of the house for many years read: ‘From this house went forth seven sons to fight in the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion.’” A pho­to­graph of the sign, with all let­ters in cap­i­tals, is given on p. 47 of that publication.

The evi­dence and cita­tions for ser­vice in the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War by the seven sons of Fran­cis are treated col­lec­tively here. The two prin­ci­pal sources are Record of Ser­vice of Con­necti­cut Men in the War of the Rev­o­lu­tion, Hart­ford, CT, 1889, and Sims­bury Sol­diers in the War of the Rev­o­lu­tion, Abi­gail Phelps Chap­ter, National Soci­ety Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, Sims­bury, CT, 1982.

Aaron

1775: At LEX. Alarm.” CMWR, p. 21, per Sims­bury Sol­diers in the War of the Rev­o­lu­tion, p. 40

Three days ser­vice. Included in the “List of the Men who marched from the Con­necti­cut Towns ‘for the Relief of Boston in the Lex­ing­ton Alarm,’ April, 1775”—per CMWR, p. 21.

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The Early Barnard Settlers: Francis Barnard

The fol­low­ing mate­r­ial is from Fran­cis Barnard (ca. 1616–1698) and his Descen­dants, A Genealog­i­cal Study, Part A, by Walther M. Barnard, Ver­sion of 09 August 2009, pages 2–10. Used with permission.

Fran­cis Barnard1 (ca. 1616–1698)

Fran­cis emi­grated from Eng­land, arrived in Mass­a­chu­setts (as did sev­eral other unre­lated Barnards), and was among the early set­tlers of Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut (cer­tainly by 1644, per his mar­riage there), and Hadley and Deer­field, Mass­a­chu­setts (1659 and 1673, respec­tively). Prior to the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War (1775–1783), his descen­dants resided prin­ci­pally in Mass­a­chu­setts and Con­necti­cut. There­after, some removed to Ver­mont, and many migrated west­ward, set­tling mainly in New York, Penn­syl­va­nia, Ohio, Indi­ana, Illi­nois, Michi­gan, and Wis­con­sin (or the ter­ri­to­ries that sub­se­quently formed these states). Many Loy­al­ists (“Tories”) removed to Nova Sco­tia and Lower Canada (Ontario) dur­ing and imme­di­ately fol­low­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War. Today descen­dants of Fran­cis live through­out the United States and Canada.

Fred­er­ick Adams Virkus, edi­tor, Immi­grants to Amer­ica Before 1750: An Alpha­bet­i­cal List of Immi­grants to the Colonies,before 1750, com­piled from offi­cial and other records (orig­i­nally pub­lished Chicago, 1929–1932; exerpted from The Mag­a­zine of Amer­i­can Geneal­ogy, Sec­tion IV, Num­bers 1–27, Bal­ti­more: Genealog­i­cal Pub­lish­ing Co., 1965, p. 169), gives the fol­low­ing for Fran­cis and his imme­di­ate descen­dants [for­mat­ted for eas­ier read­ing online]:

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The Early Barnard Settlers: Introduction

The fol­low­ing mate­r­ial is from Fran­cis Barnard (ca. 1616–1698) and his Descen­dants, A Genealog­i­cal Study, Part A, by Walther M. Barnard, Ver­sion of 09 August 2009, page 1. Used with permission.

The Early Barnard Settlers

Emi­grat­ing from Eng­land, Barnards were among the ear­li­est set­tlers of New Eng­land. Although none were pas­sen­gers on the Mayflower which arrived in Decem­ber, 1620, bear­ing the Pil­grims which set­tled at Ply­mouth, Mass­a­chu­setts, Barnards were immi­grat­ing within 14 years to New Eng­land. List­ings of Barnard arrivals there in 1620 have been pub­lished, but these appear to be errors; they include arrivals to Con­necti­cut and Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts, some years before these local­i­ties were settled.

The fol­low­ing are listed as arriv­ing in 1620, as cited in Banks, Charles Edward, Topo­graph­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of 2885 Eng­lish Emi­grants: Bal­ti­more; Genealog­i­cal Pub­lish­ing Co., 1957 (all from Barnard, Roy, The New World Book of Barnards: Halbert’s Fam­ily Her­itage, Ohio, 1997, p. 51–52):

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Rosanah Wife of George A. Barnard

Rosanah Wife of George A. Barnard

Rosanah Wife of George A. Barnard

The head­stone says, Rosanah Wife of George A. Barnard. Who would know she was mar­ried at 16, mother at 17, widow at 18? Years later but still in her early 20s she became the wife of George Allen Barnard, and together they became my great-great-great grandparents.

How did she feel, in barely-settled Kit­tan­ning, widow and mother at only 18? Her mother had died, and her step-mother was barely older than she.

I won­der if she saw lit­tle but a hope­less life before her. She lived 81 years, and her son lived to be 98. I like how her memo­r­ial dom­i­nates the sky­line at Glade Run Pres­by­ter­ian Church ceme­tery, Day­ton, Arm­strong County Pennsylvania.

7. George Allen Barnard (1809–1885) was the son of George Barnard and Sally Higley. Rosanah John­ston (1814–1896) was the daugh­ter of David R. John­ston and Isabella Robin­son.

6. George Barnard (1782–1862) was the son of Fran­cis Barnard Jr. and Chloe Mills.

5. Fran­cis Barnard Jr. (1741–1828) was the son of Fran­cis Barnard Sr. and Lucre­tia Pinney.

4. Fran­cis Barnard Sr. (1719–1789) was the son of Joseph Barnard Jr. and Abi­gail Griswold.

3. Joseph Barnard Jr. (1681–1736) was the son of Joseph Barnard Sr. and Sarah Strong.

2. Joseph Barnard Sr. (ca. 1650–1695) was the son of Fran­cis Barnard and Han­nah Meru­ell. Sarah Strong (1655/56–1732/33) was the daugh­ter of Elder John Strong and Abi­gail Ford.

1. Fran­cis Barnard (ca. 1617–1697/98). Han­nah Meru­ell (ca. 1627-ca. 1675). Elder John Strong (1605–1699). Abi­gail Ford (1608–1688).