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Barger Family History Society


The Draper's Meadow Barger Family

1.  Philip Barger, b. _____, Germany, d. 8 Jul 1755 (killed by Indians 
    At Draper’s Meadow Massacre in VA)
     2.  Philip Barger, b. _____, d. 8 Jul 1755 (killed by Indians at 
         Draper's Meadow Massacre in VA) See Note (2)
          3.  Philip Barger, b. 1741, Augusta Co., VA - See Note (1)
              + Eve Clements, b. 1 May 1749, d. 7 Oct 1791 Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA
               4.  Gasper Joseph Barger, b. 19 May 1977, Blacksburg, VA, d. 1852
                   + Elizabeth Rollings Brown, b. 11 Sep 1766, m. 12 Jan 1789, d. 28 Apr 1848
                    5.  Eve Barger, b. 2 Oct 1789, d. 9 Oct 1789
                    5.  Margaret Barger, b. 7 Apr 1791
                    5.  Philip Barger, b. 6 Nov 1792 Sparta, White Co., TN, m. 2 Oct 1811, d. 6 Oct 1842 - See Note (3)
                        + Sarah Gist, b. 29 Jul 1794, d. 30 Mar 1857, (d/o Benjamin Gist & Rhonda Hinds)See Note (4)
                         6.  Eliza Barger, b. 17 Aug 1812, d. 3 Nov 1883 Moniteau Co., MO
                             + William Boone Fulks
                         6.  Gilford Preston Barger, b. 13 Dec 1813, d. 19 Jun 1898
                             + Martha Summers
                         6.  Rodah Barger, b. Feb 1815
                         6.  Matilda Montsharmon Barger, b. 28 Jan 1817, d. 11 Nov 1880 MO
                             + George Estes
                             + Philip Coffelt (2nd husb. of Matilda M. Barger)
                         6.  Montgomery Carrick Barger, b. 21 Sep 1819
                         6.  John N. Barger, b. 24 Jan 1822 Boone Co., MO, d. 27 Nob 1891 Salem, OR
                             + Rebecca Jane Smith, b. 1 Jan 1825 OH, d. 21 Sep 1919 Portland, OR
                              7.  Eliza Ann Barger, b. 16 Apr 1843 Holt Co., MO, d. 2 Mar 1921 Salem, OR
                                  + Richard Watson Helm
                              7.  Cyrus Willard Barger, b. 29 Apr 1848 OR, d. 30 Dec 1924 Portland, OR
                                  + Katie Thornton
                                  + Sarah Elizabeth Clifton, b. 1847 St. Joseph, MO, d. 1936 WA (2nd wife of Cyrus Willard Barger)
                                   8.  Nelie Mary Barger, b. 18 Feb 1867
                                   8.  John Wadleigh Barger, b. 20 Nov 1871, d. 26 May 1931 OR
                                       + Reina Coffinberry
                                       + Sarah Leila Ashby, 1885-1963 (2nd wife of John Wadleigh Barger)
                                        9.  "Infant" Barger, b. 1905
                                        9.  Thelma Elizabeth Barger, 1906-1976 OR
                                            + Claude H. Jones
                                        9.  Helen Barger, 1908-1995 OR
                                            + Alva Marvin Wisdom
                                            + Philip Gregory Blais, b. 1914 OR (2nd husb. of Helen Barger)
                                             10.  Lucinda Joan Blais, b. 1947 OR
                                                  + William Russell Roe
                                                   11.  Letitia Carmel Roe, b. 8 Nov 1967 Germany
                                                        + Michael Lee Morton
                                                        + John Farmer (2nd husb. of Letitia Carmel Roe)
                                                   11.  William Russell Roe, Jr., b. 13 May 1970 OR
                                                        + Devon Larie Ferguison
                                                  + Gust Devern Peck (2nd husb. of Lucinda Blais)
                                                   11.  Athena Marie Peck, b. 17 Mar 1974 ID
                                                        + Randy Martin Pardue
                                                   11.  Jessica Leila Peck, b. 5 Dec 1976 ID
                                                        + Jose Magdaleno Cazarez y Ramirez 
                                             10.  Robert Gregory Blais, b. 1949 OR
                                                  + Peggy Jean Hines
                                   8.  Malcom Willard Barger, 1874-1920
                                       + Nellie M. Wakefield
                         6.  William Baily Barger, b. 11 Sep 1823, d. 1896
                         6.  Sarah J. "Sally" Barger, b. 8 Feb 1825
                         6.  Helen Elizabeth Barger, b. Dec 1826
                         6.  Melissa Barger, b. 10 Apr 1830
                         6.  James Barger, b. 1 Jul 1832, d. Feb 1897
                         6.  Harriet Barger, b. 20 Oct 1834
                    5.  Jesse Barger, b. 1 Apr 1795, d. 22 Apr 1795
                    5.  Abraham B. Barger, b. 16 Apr 1796
                    5.  Sarah Barger, b. 20 Jan 1798
                    5.  James C. Barger, b. 4 Mar 1799
                    5.  Elizabeth Barger, b. 10 May 1801
                    5.  Henry Brown Barger, b. 12 Jun 1805
                    5.  Julia Barger, b. 18 Jul 1805
                    5.  Permelia Barger, b. 13 Jul 1807
                    5.  Harriet Barger, b. 1 Nov 1809
                    5.  Adelia Barger, b. 21 Apr 1812 Sparta, White Co., TN, d. 25 Jul 1880, Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., AR
                        + John "Jack" Toliver Craig
               4.  Jacob Henry Barger, b. 13 Mar 1769, d. 7 Sep 1822
                   + Susannah Barger
               4.  John Barger, b. 12 Aug 1771, d. 23 Mar 1821
                   + Christina Jane Towney
               4.  Philip Barger, b. 24 Dec 1773, d. 9 Aug 1776
               4.  Christian Jacob Barger, b. 8 Aug 1776, d. 1844
                   + Martha Price (mar. 18 Jan 1802)
               4.  Eve Barger, b. 13 Jan 1779, m. 3 Nov 1795
                   + Dangerfield Dobbins
               4.  Philip Barger, b. 1781, m. 17 Apr 1804
                   + Magdalena Shrader Shroyer
               4.  Catherine Barger, b. 26 May 1782, m. 11 Oct 1798, d. 20 Jun 1858
                   + John Daniel Helm, Jr.
               4.  Adam Barger, b. 8 Apr 1784, d. 11 Aug 1864
                   + Deborah Colbert (nee Phelps) (mar. 12 Aug 1810
                   + Lucinda Nolan (2nd wife of Adam Barger)
     2.  Casper Barger
        


Notes:

(1) According to Mr. Ron Craig of Columbia, Missouri, Philip Barger, “as a boy of fourteen was one of the very few persons to survive the Draper’s Meadows Massacre, July 30th 1755. Eluding the Indians, he finally made his way back to his old home in the Shenandoah Valley and there he grew to manhood. He became a freighter at which he prospered. He married Eve Clements of Koiner's Store, VA. She was born May 1, 1749, and died at Blacksburg, VA on Oct 7, 1791. Soon after their marriage, Philip and Eve Barger moved to Draper’s Meadows to reclaim the land that had cost the life of Philip’s father. It was good land and the Bargers made a fine farm of it and there they spent the rest of their lives. Their children were all born there and Philip and Eve were buried on the farm. The present day town of Blacksburg is on one-time Barger land. A surviving letter written by Philip Barger in 1795 shows him to have been a cultured gentleman of refined sentiments and possessed of an enviable command of the English Language. He died at Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., VA, August 3, 1803. Philip and Eve had the following children: Gasper (Casper?), Jacob, Hohn, Philip, Christian, Eve, Catherine, and Adam. After Eve Clements Barger died, Philip married again, to Barbara May of Blacksburg, VA by whom he had four children: Mary, George (died in infancy), Frederick and Larene. Most of the children of Philip and Eve Barger moved to Indiana and Illinois.”

(2) Philip had a part in building the Barger Indian Fort. A marker has been erected to note the location near Blacksburg, VA. Source: Barger, G.J.P., MD., Barger Family Newsletter No. 2, 10 Jan 1956, LDS Fiche No. 6047052.

(3) Philip Barger died 30 Jul 1755 at Draper’s Meadow, VA during an Indian attack, together with his brother Gasper. According to Mr. Ron Craig of Columbia, Missouri, “Philip Barger was born in the German Palatinate about 1700. He came to Philadelphia from Rotterdam, Holland and from there to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia before 1740. He owned farmland near McGaheysville in what was then Augusta County, (later Rockingham County). His wife’s name is unknown. They were probably married in Germany. Philip’s brother, Gasper Barger, lived on a farm in the same community. He also had come to Philadelphia via Rotterdam, and this may be the origin of the erroneous family tradition that the Bargers were Dutch. In 1755, the Bargers came to notice when Philip and Gasper and Philip’s son, Philip, Jr., were making preparations for a journey to Draper’s Meadows in Southwest Virginia where they had bought farm land in a new land development, their purpose being to erect buildings before moving their families there. It will be recalled that this was the time of the French and Indian War. On July 9th, General Braddock was defeated and killed. Colonel George Washington was retreating with the reminants of Braddock’s Army and the Indians were out of hand everywhere. July 30, 1775, Indians struck the new settlement at Draper’s Meadow and the entire settlement was wiped out. Gasper and Philip Barger, Sr., being among those killed.”

(4) Buried: Green Grove Cemetary, Latham, Moniteau Co., MO (5) Sara Gist was a descendent of Christopher Gist, early explorer of the Ohio Valley, whose grandmother was Edith Cromwell, daughter of Richard and grandaughter of Oliver Cromwell.

Contacts:

CRAIG, Ron 2790 South Olivet Rd. Columbia, MO 65201

PECK, Cindy 820 Foxtail Road Adrian, OR 97901


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