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HUSBAND: Richard BARRIER Born: 1768 Place: Spartanburg, SC Marr: 1789 Place: Died: 1854 Place: Wayne Co., KY Burial: Place: Corder Cemetery Concord, Wayne Co., KY Father: Abraham BARRIER See Family Group Sheet No. 10656 Mother: Elizabeth REYNOLDS
WIFE: Catherine MASSEY Born: Place: Died: Place: Burial: Place: Father: Mother:
CHILDREN: 1. Name: Henrietta BARRIER Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place: 2. Name: Elizabeth BARRIER Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place: 3. Name: Rachel BARRIER Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place: 4. Name: Aaron BARRIER Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place: 5. Name: Katherine BARRIER Born: Place: Marr: To: Joseph BAKER Died: Place: 6. Name: George Wesley BARRIER Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place: 7. Name: Jane BARRIER Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place:


(A) Members of this family line may have used various spellings of thier surnames. The names, BARRIER, BERRIER, BEHRINGER, BERGER & BARGER all appear on documents in Pennsylvania and North Carolina which were executed by, or which related to these people.

(B) Jo Gross reported on 2 Aug 1999 that a book located at the public library in Monticello, Wayne Co., KY, contains the following biographical information concerning the Reverend Mr. Barrier:

"Richard Barrier was ordained in 1801 at the age of 33 years. He was a farmer. He became a Baptist minister in Pulaski and Wayne Counties in Kentucky. At one time he owned more than 1,000 acres on Little South Fork of the Cumberland River in Wayne County, Kentucky.

Richard and Catherine were married for 65 years. He was born in 1768 and died in 1854. He was referred to as "Walking Dick." Parents were Abraham and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Barrier. All the Barriers in Wayne County were referred to as "Byers" or "Bars" Richard was the fifth of nine children and the fourth of six sons. His sisters were Sally, Catherine and Hannah. His brothers were John, George, Frederick and Martin. Richard's father was from Wurttemburg, Germany, his mother probably was American born, and his father, Abraham, was half-German. Abraham's father was French. His travels took him to Rowan County, North Carolina, Lincoln County, North Carolina, Spartenburg, South Carolina, Clark County, Kentucky and Wayne County, Kentucky. Reverend Richard Barrier was the first minister of Big Sinking Baptist Church (1804). He was minister for Mt. Pisgah Church at the same time. He was one of the founding fathers of the Corcord Baptist Church. By 1811, his New Cumberland Association was composed of 13 churches and 447 families.

The Reverend Richard Barrier and his wife, Catherine, are buried in the Corder Cemetery at Concord in Wayne County, Kentucky. The cemetery is located on property that was in the Corder family since ca. 1820 when Gordon C. Corder obtained the land through land grants from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Alfred Corder was the last Corder to own the farm. He sold it in the late 1950's after rearing five children on the farm."

(C) This family appears to be related to the George Henry Berger/Barger family of Rowan County, NC.

The George Henry Berger Family


(1) Hahn, George Franklin. Barrier, Berger, Barger Families: Some of Their Relatives and Related Places and Events Events of Their Time. Salisbury, NC: Privately Printed. 1977 - (Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. FHL US/CAN Film 1036548 Item 8)

(2) Research notes provided by Jo Gross, 1033 Fox Orchard Run, Fort Wayne, IN 46825


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