Aaron Barker II
(Abt 1760-Abt 1823)


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Permelia (Milly) Ash

Aaron Barker II 2

  • Born: Abt 1760, Virginia
  • Marriage: Permelia (Milly) Ash about 1779 in Virginia
  • Died: Abt Apr 1823, Nelson County, Kentucky about age 63

bullet  General Notes:

Have seen birthdate listed numerous places as 1770, yet this could not be correct as he had a child in abt 1780.

Possible father: William Barker of Fairfax County, VA. Probate of his will mentions an Aaron Barker as a legatee, but doesn't name his specifically as a son. Will also mentions a grandaughter - Nancy.

Aaron is listed in a Nelson County, KY 1789 tithable list.
From: http://members.cox.net/dalenp/ABarker.html

AARON BARKER (1760-1823+)

Aaron Barker was born in 1760; probably in Virginia. Following his marriage to Permely Ash, their second child was born in what is now Harrison County, West Virginia. Their next child was born in Kentucky so they must have moved in the early 1780s. Their daughter Mary had died by the time Aaron wrote his will on 1 June 1821. Their other four children all moved to Spencer County, Indiana.

It is said that in 1856 his son, William, reported that on his death-bed Aaron stated that "He regretted to die as he feared the Barker name would die out as William was sickly and might not live to become a father." William had eight sons and fourteen grandsons and by 1923 when this story was told at a family reunion the number of males bearing the name of Barker who are direct descendants of him numbered not less than eighty-three.

Though few documented facts about Aaron are available, we can draw some conclusions about his life as we review his will and the inventory of his estate.

Aaron Barker
1 June 1821

In the name of God amen. I Aaron Barker of Nelson County and of state of Kentucky being of sound mind and memory but calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit. First it is my will that all my just debts be paid.

Item I will and leave for the support of my wife Milly Barker during her natural life the following property, that is to say, one third of all the tract of land whereon I now live to include the mansion house and spring and to have as much wood for fuel and timbers for rails from the other two-thirds that will keep up the fence on her part of the land. Also I leave her my servant girl, Nelly, with all the household and kitchen furniture together with all the stock of every kind and plantation utensils. Should it so happen that my grand-daughter, Molly Woodsmall, should marry before my wife dies, then it is my will that she have out of my estate that I leave in the hands of my wife one second rate horse, saddle and bridle, one second rate cow and calf and one common featherbed, furniture, one small pot and oven and half dozen knives and forks. But if my wife should die before she marries or comes of age, then the above mentioned property is to be made up to her by my executors out of my estate. And it is my will that she live with my daughter Milly Young until she either marries or comes of age without any charge against her whatever.

Item I give & bequeath to my son William Barker the two- thirds of the land whereon I now live to occupy as he may think proper together with the one-third I leave to my wife after her death to him and his heirs forever. But it is my will that my son William as I leave him all the land, give to my granddaughter Molly Woodsmall twenty-five dollars when she marries or comes of age. Now be it known that the land together with what I have heretofore given to my son he is to have out of my estate.

Item I will my servant girl, Sally, as follows: after my wife's death my desire is that she be valued by 2 or 3 men and for my daughter Milly Young to keep the girl at her valuation by paying to my other two daughters Nancy Grigsby and Liddy Cooper each one-third of the valuation. The house that I sold to Reuben Grigsby, my daughter's husband, for fifty dollars; the bond I hold is considered as much of Nancy's 3rd past paid, and for Wm Young, my daughter Milly's husband, to have one year from & after the girl is valued to raise & pay the money to the other two girls.

Nelson County, Kentucky Will Book D p510.

Aaron Barker

Also it is my will and desire that after my wife's death that all my estate of every kind whatever, which is not herein before divided, be sold on a credit of twelve months and the proceeds to be equally divided between my daughters Nancy Grigsby, Milly Young, Liddy Cooper and the children of my deceased daughter Woodsmall to have one share equal between them except for my grand daughter Milly Woodsmall who I have before provided-for. This I leave to my daughters and their children lawfully begotten & my will & desire is that whatever dividend may be to each of my grandchildren be paid to them by my executor when they marry or come of age.

I do hereby nominate and appoint William Barker and William Young my executors to this my will revoking and denouncing all and every other and former will by me made. Ratifying and confirming this to be my only last will and testament in writing whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

(This will was entered for probate at the Nelson County, Kentucky, court on 21 April 1823.) Aaron Barker INVENTORY OF AARON BARKER'S ESTATE 16 May 1823

3 Sows & 8 shoats $ 14.00
3 Heffers $3.33 each 10.00
1 Cow 10.00
3 Sheep 4.50
1 Bay horse 17.50
1 Black horse 7.50
1 Plow 2.00
1 Featherbed and furniture 30.00
1 Do Do 30.00
1 Bureau 12.00
1 Small chest and cover 3.00
5 Sleys for weaving & 3 pair of harness 5.30
1 Loom & Tackling 5.00
1 Old tub & barrel 0.75
1 Quilting frame 0.25
1 Pair of hames & pair of traces 2.50
4 ?Pegans and on Tub ? 1.00
1 Log chain 2.50
2 Reap hooks 37 1/2 cents each 0.75
1 Grid iron 1.25
3 Axes five shilling each 2.50
1 Pr of iron wedges 2.00
1 Auger,old clevis & old pair of chains 2.00
1 Old barrel & old irons 1.50
2 Hoes 75 cents each 1.50
1 Skillet & lid 1.00
2 Old pots 1.00
1 Tea kettle 1.50
1 A half dozen chains 33 1/3 cents each 2.00
1 Pair of And Irons 2.00
1 Shovel 1.00
1 Flat Iron 1.25
1 Pair of Steelyards 1.00
1 Old gun 1.00
1 ?Wian? meal sifter 1.50
1 Looking glass & brush 1.00
1 Box with Knives and forks 2.50
1 Coffee mill & spice morter 3.00
1 Puter (pewter) dish 5 plates & 6 spoons 3.00
1 Lot of tin ware 0.75
1 Cupboard & furniture 7.00
1 Earthen pitcher 0.75
1 Pair of Cotton chards (Cards) 0.50
Several old books & 2 candlesticks 1.00
1 Bed and furniture 30.00
1 Old chest 1.50
2 Old Grindstones 1.00
1 Bea hive 1.00
10 Geese @ 16 2/3 cents each 1.66 2/3
2 Trays and Crocks 1.50
1 Hackle 1.25
1 Pair of Wool Chards (cards) 0.50
1 Big Spinning Wheel 0.50
1 Old Bedstead 0.75
2 Keggs 1.00
1 Old little Spinning Wheel 3.00
1 Little wheel 1.75
1 Reel 1.00
1 Box Of tools 2.00
1 Old Box & old Tub 1.00
1 Negro Girl Slave 200.00

Total amount $ 440.66 2/3
Virginia - Fauquier County -- 1790 Personal Property Tax List B

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Barker, Jonathan 04
(Possible relative?)
Have seen death listed as 21 Apr 1823


Aaron married Permelia (Milly) Ash, daughter of George Ash and Mary Byrne, about 1779 in Virginia. (Permelia (Milly) Ash was born about 1761 in Prince William County, Virginia, died about 1823 in Nelson County, Kentucky and was buried in Nelson County, Kentucky.)

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