Notes for Baber Family Members
Individual Notes from the database.
The notes are of no particular order or family relationship.

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Note 76: Doctor Shepard Baber

Mr. Roosevelt Baber said that Doctor S. Baber agreed to go live with Minnie on the condition that they would promise to take him back to Edwardsville, Alabama for burial. He was 93 at his death.

Note 77:  Mary Elizabeth Baber

"Relatives and friends were greatly shocked by the news of the sudden death of Mrs. Mary E. Hopper, of Benton township, which occurred in Spring Hill, Iowa, on Sunday morning, April 14, 1929, at the age of 69 years, her demise occurring on her birthday. Mrs. Hopper was called to the home of her brother-in-law, Mr. 
Frank McLaughlin, in Spring Hill last Friday by his critical illness, and who died on Monday morning with heart trouble and complications. Within an hour after arriving in Spring Hill Friday, where she had been taken by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter Baber, Mrs. Hopper suffered an acute attack of gall stones and grew
worse until death claimed her. The remains were brought to Chariton on Monday, and on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, funeral services, conducted by Rev. LaFavre, of Russell, were held at the Salem church, south of Chariton, followed by interment in the Salem cemetery.

"Mary Elizabeth Baber, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Baber, was born in Warren Co., Iowa, on April 21st, 1860 (sic).  "In November 1878 she was united in marriage to William W. (sic) Hopper, who preceded her in death on April 17, 1907. To this union were born seven children, A(illegible), William A., Russell A., Mary Alice, Roy E., Flossie and an infant babe, all of whom have preceded her in death, except her daughter, Flossie, who cared for her mother tenderly in her last remaining years.

"She leaves to mourn her death one daughter, Flossie, a  daughter-in-law, Mrs. Maude Hopper, a granddaughter, Maxine, one sister, Mrs. Ida Wolfe, of Los Angeles, California, and three brothers, George of Carlisle, Iowa, Robert of W. Des Moines, Iowa, and John T. Baber of Valley Walk, Texas, besides many other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors.

"Early in life she united with the Evangelical church and was ever faithful to her savior, but on account of ill health has been unable to attend church for several years. She was always kind and loving to those about her and was ever patient through her sickness and suffering and will be greatly missed in the home and

Undated clipping, Lucas Co. Genealogical Society collection

Note: The most obvious of several problems this obituary has as the fact it states she died April 14, 1929, "on her birthday, "then goes on state she was born April 21st, 1860.

Note 78:  James R. Baber, son of James Baber, Martha Dowdey

James R. was never in the Battle of Chickamauga. Following is the sequence of his Civil War experiences leading to his death.  James R. Baber was a Private in Company G, Third Regiment, Alabama Calvary.  He joined September 6, 1862 at Jacksonville, AL.  He was signed up by General D. P. Forney for three years or the war.  For October 30 to December 31, 1863 he was missing in action at Shelbyville, TN.  On June 27, 1863 he was captured by the Yankees at Shelbyville, TN and sent to Louisville, KY on July 3, 1863. On July 6, he was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.  On July 14, 1863 he was transferred to Fort Delaware in the North
where he was received between July 12 and the 20th, 1863.  While at Camp Delaware, he died and is buried there near the Delaware River.  John M. Baber, a detailed blacksmith, was in the same group with James R. Baber.  On January 9, 1864, he was paid $145.60. James R. Baber's family may never have known what happened to him because some of them told he had been killed at Chickamauga.  One omitted fact: after being captured at Shelbyville, he was shipped to Nashville, TN on June 30, 1863.  This was before, of course, he was sent on to Louisville, and before the Battle of Chickamauga.

Note 79:  William Hugh Baber

Hugh Baber helped found the Rice Growers Association of California in the early twenties, serving on its Board of Directors, and as vice-president until his death. He was actively involved in the formation of the California Central Valley Flood Control Association between 1948 and 1965, serving first as vice-president and later as president, continuing on the Executive Committee until 1968. He also helped found the Sacramento River and Delta Water Users Association and was its first president from 1954 to 1968.

Hugh Baber served for more than 25 years as a director of the California Wool Growers Association, serving as president from 1931-1933. He was elected president of the California Cattlemen's Association from 1937-1939. In 1953 Hugh was chosen "California Livestock Man of the Year" by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He was president of the National Wool Growers Association from 1963-1964. In the spring of 1971 Hugh was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City.

Note 80:  Will of Elizabeth Correll, grandmother of Elizabeth John Baber

In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Correll of the Co. of Montgomery & the state of Virginia being of sound mind and knowing that it is appointed for all persons once to die do make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in the manner & form as follows Viz. First I desire my body to be buried in a decent Christian manner and as to the wordly property & effects that it has pleased God to bless me with. I give & devise in a manner & form following Viz First it is my will & desire that all my just debts be justly paid if any thing should be due at my decease-x I will to my daughter Ann BRIGHT my plantation in Montgomery Co. which I purchase from Jacob Eperly. Also one bureau, one folding table, one walnut chest , and one small dressing table & two feather beds & beding , & four large silver spoons now in her possession& also my block , and the balance of my effects which may remain after mt desease I will to be equally devided between my daughter Ann Bright and my grandaughter Emily Beemer & my grandaughter Elizabeth John Baber, in and after the following manner Viz all the part of my estate real & personal herein mentioned & devisen to my daughter Ann Bright is to be at her own disposal to do with as she may think proper for her own benefit, but not to be subject to the disposal of her husband Geo Bright nor his heirs in any way Excepting so willed by my daughter Ann Bright nor is it nor any part of it to be subject to the payment of his said George Bright's debts in any way whatever & the part of my setate herein willed to my grand daughter Emily Beemer is to be at the disposal of her mother Elizabeth Beemer during her natural life to use in part or in whole as she may think proper, & after her death & after her death any remainder that may be left is to be the property of the said Emily Beemer.. and the part of my estate herein left to my grand daughter Elizabeth John Barber is to be at the disposal of her mother Fany Baber to do or dispose of in any way that she may think proper during her natural life & at her death the remainder of said estate if any remains is to be the property of the said Elizabeth John Baber -x It is not my nor will that any part of my effects which shall be left at my deces shall be sold but that a division be made of the same agreeable to this my will as herein directed by my executor herein appointed,, and lastly I appoint my son-in-law George Bright as my Executor to this my last will and testament revoking all others in testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of October in 1830.
Ballenger Mays
George Beemer Elizabeth Correll seal
Ann Bright
At a court held for Floyd Co. at the courthouse on the 20th day of February 1832 This last will and Testament of Elizabeth Correll, deceased. 

Will book A page 3 Floyd Co., Virginia

Note 81:  James A. Holman, Jr.

James original name was Dallas & the early records shows this name.  s a boy, someone had a dog named Dallas & he was so teased that his father (James, Sr) called a family meeting & it was decided to change Dallas's name to James A, Holman,Jr. & he was called Jim.  All of the later records show his name as James or Jim, even his cemetery records & gravestone. 

Note 82:  John Mayo Trevelian

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume IV

John Mayo Trevilian, son of John Trevilian was born in Goochland Co., Virginia, in June, 1800. He was also a Virginia planter. He married, in 1823, in Goochland Co., Virginia, Mary Argyle, daughter of Sir Frederick and Rebecca (Winslow) Argyle.  She was born in Goochland Co., in June, 1807. Children: Mary, married Thomas Tabb; Annie, married John Sanderson; Martha (Mattie), married Lafayette Baber, of Lynchburg; Captain Charles B., of Williamsburg, Virginia; John Guerrant, of whom further; Rosa, married Henry Lewis.

Note 83:  Ferdinand Colwet, Husband of Frances Martha Babers

Ferdinand & his brothers with their father owned an island around Bayou Sorrell, also, Iberia Cypress Lumber Co. 
There is a Cypress Island N. St. Martinville, Louisiana.

Note 84: Charles Babers

Charles Babers b: December 13, 1864 in LA +Elizadie Girouard m: July 10, 1901 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Loreauville, Louisiana.  
Marriage 1: 1901 Church certificate had to be translated from French. Witnesses: Elie Blanchard, Amades Girouard, and Dizier Girouard.

Note 85: Elizabeth Anna Vandiver, wife of George Baber

Two years after George died, Elizabeth moved to Texas in a covered wagon, with her three children, Artemesa, James & Leonara, to join her brothers Logan and Zachary. She was accompanied by a Negro slave known as Jack and an old woman named Granny Depew. The whole family settled in and around Burnet, Texas.

Note 86: Mary Ann Elizabeth Baber


Know all Men, That we J. C. Hill & G. C. Thomas of the Co. of Benton and State of Tennessee, in the sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind our heirs, executors and administrators, and each and every one of us and them, both jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

The Condition of the above obligation is such:
That Whereas, J. C. Hill hath prayed and obtained a license to marry Mary A. Baber, Now, if the said Mary A. Baber be an actual resident in the Co. aforesaid, and there shall not hereafter appear any lawful cause why the said J. C. Hill and Mary A. Baber should not be joined in Holy Matrimony as Husband and Wife, then this obligation to be void and of no effect; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Witness our hands and seals, the 4 day of Oct 1870
J. C. Hill (Seal)
G. C. Thomas (Seal)


To any one Legally Authorized to Solemnize Marriages:
These are to Authorize you to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between John C. Hill and Mary A. Baber of your Co., agreeable to an Act of Assembly, in such cases made and provided: PROVIDED ALWAYS, that the said Mary A. Baber be an actual resident of this Co.; otherwise this shall be null and void, and shall not be accounted any License or authority for you, or either of you, for the purpose aforesaid, more than the same had never been prayed or granted.
Given under my hand, at the Clerk's Office, in said Co., this 4th
day of October 1870. D. A. Bruer Clerk

I Hereby Certify, that I solemnized the Rites of Matrimony between the
within named parties on this 6th day of October 1870.
Eld. George Hollowell

Note 87: Ambrose Baber

Dr. Ambrose Baber, Macon's first practicing physician in the 1820s, also heavily influenced the city's formation until his shocking death. Historical references relate that Dr. Baber prescribed a dose of cyanide of potassium according to the instructions in Ellis' Formulary. The pharmacist who filled the order advised the patient not to take the prescription because the dosage seemed far too strong. Heeding the warning, the patient questioned Dr. Baber.  The doctor confidently swallowed the prescription to prove its accuracy and he died almost immediately. Apparently, the prescription book contained a typographical error (belatedly corrected in the next edition).

Name: Ambrose Baber 
State of Residency: Georgia 
Title: Chargé d'Affaires 
Appointment: Aug 16, 1841 
Presentation of Credentials: Dec 1, 1841-Jan 10, 1844 
Termination of Mission: Presented recall on or shortly before Jan 10, 1844 
Note: Commissioned to Sardinia (capital at Turin). See under Two Sicilies and Holy See for other U.S. diplomatic representative in the Italian peninsula. 

From "The Macon [GA] Telegraph Nov. 1, 1826-Dec.26, 1832, Abstracts of Legal Notices" Ambrose BABER announces that Dr. William B. ROGERS, formerly of Milledgeville, a well known practitioner of medicine, has become associated with them.

Note 88:  Fountain John Baber

The father of Fountain John Baber may still be a mystery. I have attached him to William Baber because William and John Baber, Jr. were in Smyth Co. in the 1850 Census. John Baber, Jr. had a will that did not list any sons. We have a marriage of Sarah Betts to William Baber in 1837. Fountain Baber was living with the Gillespies at the time of the Census. I think this could have been because he and his step-mother would have been the same age if my findings on this data is correct.

Note 89:  Quin Morton Baber, Sr..

Obituary in Arkansas Democrat Gazette April 8, 1998:

MALVERN - Quin Morton Baber, Sr., aged 97, of Malvern died April 7, 1998, at his home.  Born in Franklin, Ark., a son of Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Baber, he graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and was a 1925 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  He was a retired vocational agriculture teacher and practiced veterinary medicine for 35 years.  He served on the State Veterinary Examining Board.  He was a charter member of the Malvern Lions Club, a Mason and honorary member of Rockport Lodge No. 58.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malvern.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Wilhelmina Van Marion Baber; one son, Dr. Quin M. Baber, Jr. of Benton; one daughter, Shirley Baber of Malvern; one sister, Bertie Mary Ledbetter of
Russellville; grandchildren, Quin III, John, Adrian and Brian; great-grandchildren, Alissa, Quin IV, Leigh Ann.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Malvern or a charity of choice.  Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at Shadowlawn Cemetery by Rev. Roy Smith. Visitation from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, April 8, Atkinson Funeral Home.

Note 90:  Nannie Rebeca Morton

After starting a home at Franklin, Arkansas, her father, Quin E. Morton sent her by railroad two Hamiltonian horses male and female and with them two mid-elderly Negro slaves male and female who remained until death.

Note 91:  Charles Tyler Baber

Charlie Tyler was born in the home of Baber Tyler Bell. After 1871 he moved with his family to Cedar Bluff, Alabama. He later went to the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis.  He got his medical degree in 1892 and his first internship was at Marked Tree, Arkansas. He did not like it there.
His second internship was at Piggott, Arkansas, which he did neither like. His 3rd internship was at Melbourne under Dr. Rufus H. Morton, and he liked it very much. He met Dr. Morton's niece visiting from Tennessee. Their marriage bond is dated 12 December 1895. Dr. Baber set up practice at Franklin, Arkansas and was there until late 1915 or early 1916 when he moved to the farm nearby at Myron. He practiced from there until November 1925, at which time he moved to  Franklin, Arkansas.

E. O., in researching family genealogy, reports that his father was "so busy with the practice of medicine [that he] had little time for man-to-man talk. Mother was the only source about his people. She said his grandfather married a Daniel and lived in or near Cedar Bluff, Ala. or Dalton, Ga., that he was serving Comm. and became ill, was relieved and after church service was found dead on church steps.  I can't recall her speaking of him as a minister or the place he was buried.  In talking about the children she always mentioned them in the same order: John Walker, Non, Chislom, and Ann.  Most talk was about Cedar Bluff, Ala.  She was never there."

Dr. C. T. Baber
Special to the Gazette (13 January 1926)  Melbourne, Jan 12.--Dr. C. T. Baber, aged about 64 of Fayetteville, died at that place Friday. Dr. Baber formerly lived in this Co. and he practiced his profession for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Family Records show death date as January 8th.

Note 92:  John Walker Baber

He was in the 7th Regiment of the Alabama Calvary during the time of the Civil War.  He was still in when only son Charlie Tyler Baber was born 1 August 1863 in the home of Babe Tyler Bell in Dalton, Georgia.  He was a Baptist and a Mason (his canteen was given to Dr. Quin Morton Baber of Malvern, Arkansas). Since all his possessions were destroyed during the war, he lived for a while with Babe Tyler and her husband, Vann Bell, a Baptist Minister.  Then he lived in Dalton, Georgia until after last daughter Allie was born in 1871. He then moved to Cedar Bluff, Alabama for some years, after which he moved to Melboune, Arkansas with his family where he died 27 March 1913. He lost his father at either Dalton, Georgia or Cedar Bluff, Ala.  Mother did not know the place he was buried nor did she mention his being a minister.  The children were always mentioned: John Walker; Non--he visited in our home at Franklin; Chislom, and Ann.

Note 93:  John Baber


I have always assumed that John was a child of the first marriage and that his Mother died at his birth.  He is the one reputed to have been born on the way to Kentucky from Virginia.

29th February 1822 - JOHN BABER married DELILAH DAVIS

Pulaski Co., Kentucky until 1841 and then Platte Co. Missouri.

Note 94:  William Wallace Tapscott

Pages 161 & 162. 

William Wallace Tapscott is a veteran agriculturist of Albemarle Co., and is owner of the Mount Warren Farm, comprising fourteen hundred acres situated in the south end of the County.  He has given half a century to farm labor and management, and is one of the most prosperous and substantial citizens in this section of the state. 
Mr. Tapscott was born at Richmond, Virginia, August 30, 1851, son of Benjamin and Charlotte W. (Wallace) Tapscott.  His maternal grandfather William Wallace was born in Scotland, and his great-grandfather, William Tapscott, was born in England.  William Wallace Tapscott was reared in Richmond, and was a boy there during the war.  As a youth he moved to Buckingham Co., and in the absence of capital did farm work for others for a time.  Eventually he became owner of three farms in Buckingham County.  From there he removed to Albemarle Co., and has built up a large landed property here.  He is owner of the old Governor Nicholas farm, one of the oldest in cultivation in Albemarle Co.. 
Mr. Tapscott married Cornelia S. Baber.  There were three children by that union, John Marwin, Edna Hill, and Charles S. Tapscott.  Mr. Tapscott married for his second wife Mary Willis Hamner, and there also three children of this marriage, William W., Harvey and Lottie.  The family are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Tapscott is affiliated with Taylor Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and is a democrat. 

Note 95:  Pleasant John Baber

Enlisted at Richmond, KY Sept. 10 1862. Captured at Cheshire, on July 20th 1863.  Transferred to Camp Chase, Ohio.  Died of Variola Feb 9, 1864.)  From the Confederate Cemetery in Rock Island Illinois:  Pleasant Baber--Pvt. 11th Ky. CSA--died Feb. 9, 1864 grave number is 436.

Note 96:  Jonathan Baber

Enlisted to serve in War of 1812 at Winchester, Ky.  Served as a Private in Capt. Samuel R. Combs Company, Col. Richard Johnson's Regiment Kentucky Mounted Volunteers.  He was discharged from Service on November 20, 1813 at Fort Meigs.  He did not participate in the bloody battle of the River Thames because he was ill in a hospital at Fort Meigs.  He was granted a land bounty for service on Warrant 3427 under the act of September 1830.

John and Malinda are believed to be buried at the graveyard near the site of the old log house herein mentioned.

Note 97:  Richard Walden

13th November 1783 - From Richard Walden Snr of Pittsylvania to Richard Walden Jnr of Campbell for £100 all that tract of about 400 acres of land
in Campbell on the north side of Staunton River, bounded by my corner on Jeffery Earlys line on the river.
Signed Richard Walden, Snr.
Recorded 6th October 1785

Note 98:  Charles Edmund Beavers

Served in Confederate Army, Company F, Mallett's Battalion Camp Guard, & in Company I, 6th NC Infantry; captured twice, at Kinston, NC, escaped, & then again at Winchester, VA, September 9, 1864; confined  at Pt Lookout, MD, & released June 3, 1865. 

Note 99:  Stanley Baber, Sr. born 1820

Enlisted at Richmond, KY Sept. 10, 1862. Captured at Cheshire, on July 20th, 1863. Transferred to Cincinnati, Ohio then to Camp Chase, took Oath of Allegiance, Feb 1, 1865.  Residence: Winchester, Clark Co., KY.  The Democrat, Friday, Dec. 21, 1900: Judge Flanagan has received a letter from J. W. Jones, of Union Hall, Ky., in which the writer gives the following as the surviving members of the independent company commanded by Capt. John S. Williams in the Mexican war:  Eli Bruce, Winchester, Ky.; Stanley Baber, Hunt, Ky.

Note 100:  Sally Ming

Letter, dated 24 May 1830, from Nancy Ming of Simpson Co., Kentucky, to Walter L. Fontaine (1787-1860) of Buckingham Co., Virginia, concerning a suit involving George Baber (b. ca. 1795), also of Buckingham Co..  Baber obtained a court decree preventing Fontaine from paying money owed to Ming.  She requests a copy of the bill filed by Baber, and requests Fontaine to collect if at all possible, and to keep her informed of the status of the case.  She also mentions her poor health.  Relationship to Sally is unknown.

Note 101:  John E. Baber

There was a Baber Hotel in Forest, Clinton Co. Indiana. There Susannah Kildow quilted for people for $1.00 per spool of thread. The Babers and the Kildows both lived up stairs Below is where John Baber's brother Levi Baber lived and John Baber ran a grocery store.

Note 102:  Etta Mae Owens, wife of Charles Albert Baber

Fairfield Recorder, Fairfield Texas  Friday, September 17, 1926

Mrs. C. A. BABER, who was bitten by a spider several weeks ago, died in a sanitarium at Palestine last Monday afternoon. From all accounts she suffered untold pain for many days before she had to succumb to the poison
of this small insect.  Mrs. BABER was the wife of C.A. BABER, who resides north of town a few miles and owns and operates a large farm. She held the respect of all who knew her and was a faithful worker in her church, as well as a devoted wife.  She is survived by her husband and several relatives. Funeral services were conducted at Elkhart, Texas Tuesday. This was her old home and many of her friends from here attended the funeral. The Oracle joins her many friends in offering words of sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Note 103:  Powhatan Miller Baber, Sr. 

Powhatan Miller Baber, Sr.  was a preacher near Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Apparently his church caught fire one day and he tried to save the church organ.  In doing so, he inhaled too much smoke, caught Pneumonia and died a couple days later.  His wife, Elsie Chris, moved back to West Virginia and had just enough money to eventually purchase a large home in the heart of Morgantown, next to West Virginia University. Elsie was a great money manager and an intelligent woman, having had two years of college (something less common for women at the time). She later became a social worker and rented rooms in the house out to college students. The 4 daughters and son all got jobs early in life to help the family get along and all went to college.

When Elsie died in the early Sixties she left an estate to her children valued over $150K, a lot considering the time, and the number of kids she had to rear.

Note 104: William Baber, Private, Virginia Militia

Source: Library of Virginia Digital Collection

Baber, William 1787-1789 Soldier-Mecklenburg Militia 12 pounds yearly Mecklenburg County Mecklenburg the 26th March 1787 Gentlemen Please to pay to W. ? Bennell or W. Thos. Vaughan the pension granted me which is twelve pounds due last October of ? oblig. (unreadable words) William Baber The Genl Auditor Publick accts This is to certifie that William Baber of Col. Lewis Burrols Regt of Virginia Militia did in the service of his country loose the sight of both of his eyes as appears from the testomony given the ______ of Mecklenburg. It is my fully opinion that the said Baber right to be on the pension list given under hand this 3rd day of August ?? 1788. 

(B)odewick Brodie 
(unsure of letter above) 

Feb. 23, 1788--payment of twelve pounds last recorded yearly payment

Note 105:  Sarah Betts

This deed made this 22nd day of October in the year 1857 between SARAH BABERS and Henry Copenhaver Jnr and Minerva Jane his wife of the one part
Witnesseth that said SARAH BABERS and Henry Copenhaver Jnr and Minerva Jane his wife for and in consideration One Hundred & Fifty Dollars to them in
hand paid do grant and convey to said Henry Copenhaver a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in Smyth Co., Virginia in Chilhowee containing eight acres more or less and bounded as follows viz: Beginning at a stake the beginning corner of the old survey and with a line thereof S18W27 poles to three white oaks S57C38 poles to a stake in line of the dower and with the same N39W8 poles to another stake N44.5E37 poles to a sourwood in the old line thence north 77W52 poles to the beginning which said lot of land was assigned to said Henry Jnr by commissioners acting under an order of the Co. Court of Smyth Co. made in the cause therein pending in the name of James Harris vs Henry Copenhavers heirs at the April term of said Court 1838 and ratified at the January term of said Court 1839 from which said report it will appear that about two acres thereof is covered by the dower of said SALLY BABERS & Henry Copenhaver Jnr & Minerva Jane his wife do hereby convey said tract or eight acres more or less with all its appurtenances to said Henry Copenhaver and his heirs with general warranty. 

Witness the following signatures and seals.
SARAH (x) BABERS, Henry (x) Copenhaver, Minerva Jane (x) Copenhaver.

Virginia: In the Clerks Office of Smyth Co. Court 22nd October, 1857. 
This deed of bargain and sale from SARAH BABERS and Henry Copenhaver Jnr & wife and Henry Copenhaver was acknowledged in the office the above date by
the said SARAH BABERS and Henry Copenhaver Jnr & wife as their act and admitted to record the said Minerva Jane Copenhaver, wife of the said Henry Copenhaver Jnr being examined as the law directs.        Testator: J.F. Pendleton.

This deed made this 28th day of January, 1857 between SARAH BABERS of the one part and Henry Copenhaver trustee for Nancy Jane Reedy and her heirs of
the other part all of the Co. of Smyth and State of Virginia. Witnesseth that the said SARAH BABERS for and in consideration of the love and affection she bears for the said Nancy Jane Reedy, her daughter and the wife of Samuel Reedy as well as the further consideration of One Dollar to her in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged doth hereby give, grant and convey to the said Henry Copenhaver the following property to wit; one red & white cow and calf, one horse,one spotted sow and nine pigs, three beds and bedding, one fircp?, one lot of cooking utensils, one lot of cupboard ware, one set of knives and forks, one little spinning wheel and one chest, one table etc. which said property the said Henry Copenhaver is to hold in trust for the sole use and benefit of the said Nancy Jane Reedy and her heirs forever. 

Witness the following signatures and seals the day and year first above written. 

SARAH (x) BABERS, Henry (x) Copenhaver.

Virginia: In the Clerks Office of Smyth Co. Court the 28th day of January, 1857. This deed of trust from SARAH BABERS to Henry Copenhaver to secure Nancy Jane Reedy was acknowledged in the office aforesaid the above date and admitted to record.      Testator: J.F. Pendleton.

Note 106:  Otto H. Baber - Obit

Mexico Man Fatally Injured 

Otto H. Baber, 51, of Mexico, died about one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Miami County hospital, from injuries received last Friday in a fall. The fatal accident occurred at his brother, Guy Baber's farm south of Mexico, where he was assisting in hay making.  Mr. Baber was unloading hay when a trip rope on the hay fork broke and he was thrown from the load of hay to the barn floor. He sustained a fracture at the base of the skull.  The body was brought to the Kline funeral home here for burial preparation and removed to the Baber home in Mexico Tuesday morning.  The funeral was held at the Progressive Brethren Church at Mexico, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. J. W. Clark, of South Bend, Elder Frank Fisher and Rev. M. B. Spatch officiating.  Burial was make (sic.) In Greenlawn Cemetery.  Deceased was born in Erie township, December 18, 1879, the son of James and Rachel (English) Baber.  July 28, 1901 he was married to Iva E. Richardson. The widow and two daughters, Beulah and Lucy survive: also the following brothers and sisters: Guy Baber, R. 6, Peru; Samuel Baber, Mexico; Manda Skinner, Logansport; Ida Wibe; (sic.);, Hattie Hoover and Anis (sic.) Fahl, Mexico, and Delores Brechbiel, Courter.  Mr. Baber was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church.

Note 107: Judith Baber married Henry Hatcher

HATCHER, Henry and Judith Baber, bond 12 Dec 1793. Consent by William Anderson who says,"...Mr. Hatcher has applyed to me for a few lines to you. I can only say that she [Judith Baber] has lived in my house for some time past and has been to herself for two years and there is no objection to the match. Therefore will thank you to issue the license..." George Baber (b) and Henry Hatcher (b).  Minister return recorded 19 Dec 1793 by Joseph Drury lists the bride as Judith Beaver.

Note 108:  Robert Lindsay Baber

Robert Lindsay BABER was in the 4th Virginia Calvary and was fighting near Waynesboro.  He was a scout. For some reason he decided to yell charge and head down the hill at the Yankees with his sword drawn.  As he got to the Yankees he fell off of his horse and was laying there with a bleeding head and the Yankees were about to finish him off with bayonets.  Robert Lindsay BABER made a Mason sign and Captain Bliss of the Yankee bunch was also a Mason and recognized the sign, so he was instead taken to a Yankee hospital and fixed up (rather than killed).  Waynesborough, Va., Sept. 28, 1864.  

From a photograph of Capt. Bliss:)   George N. Bliss Holder of Congressional Medal of Honor (for Valor) for leading a charge at Waynesborough, Va., Sept. 28, 1864, where he gave sabre cuts to Capt. William A. Moss, Color Bearer Hugh Hamilton and Privates Robert Baber and Thomas W. Garnet, 4th Va. Co. P. A. Cav."

Note 109: Dinah Frances Baber

When James Parfitt VEATER and Dinah parted, Susannah went into the care of Dinah's sister, Mrs. Ford, Mercy stayed with her mother, while James was in the care of his father.  Later, James joined Susannah under the guardianship of their Uncle Ford and after some time he boarded with his mother and her new husband, George WILLIAMS, at Abertillery, near Blaina.  Divorce among ordinary working people was almost unheard of in 19th century England and Wales so perhaps James and Dinah just separated and took new partners.

Note 110:  Nancy Winston Bowman - Wife of James Thomas Baber

Will - Gilbert Bowman - Nelson Co. - 25 June 1827
In the name of God Amen.  I Gilbert Bowman do make this my last will and Testament. Item 1st I do give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah S. all my estate both real and personal for her natural life.  Item 2: It is my desire that all my estate shall be equally divided at the decease of my wife between my children Nancy W. Baber, William Harrison, Robert, John, Sophia, Sherod, Susannah, Gilbert Washington, James & Joseph & Samuel Woodson and that my daughter Nancy W. Baber shall stand charged with the amount of three hundred dollars for a negro girl and some property given her at the period marriage.  Item 3rd: To my daughter Sarah W. Powell I do hereby bequeath the sum of one dollar.  Item 4th I do hereby appoint Jesse Sopling and Samuel Harding to settle all my just debts and to settle all my unsettled business and after the accomplishment of such my wife shall act as the Executrix of my Estate and at her decease they shall again act as executors of this my last will and Testament.

In testimony whereof I do hereunto affix my hand and seal this thirteenth day of March eighteen hundred and twenty seven.
In the presence of Gilbert Bowman {seal} Rich'd N. Anderson, Garland A. Shepherd, Berry Mozby

At a court held for Nelson Co. the 25th day of June 1827 This instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Gilbert Bowman deceased was produced in said court and proven by the oaths of three subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Note 111: John Thomas Baber

ORPHAN: Thomas, James & Robert Baber 
PARENT: James Baber GUARDIAN: Benjamin Thurmond
DATE: 2 Feb. 1835 AMOUNT OF BOND: $1,000
SECURITY: William M. Thurmond PAGE: 199

ORPHAN: Thomas, James & Robert Baber
PARENT: James Baber GUARDIAN: William Powell
DATE: 6 Jan 1840 AMOUNT OF BOND: $1,000
SECURITY: Benjamin Thurmond, Turner Thurmond & PAGE: 397
John Bowman

Note 112:  Asa J. Baber  Obit

Paris, Ill. Nov 25-After a struggle lasting for several years, Asa J. baber, one of the foremost bankers of Illinois and president of the First National Bank of Paris, died at his home in this city at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. The deceased was 84 years old and is survived by a widow and one son, Fred Baber, cashier of the same bank, and a daughter, Miss Blanche Baber. The deceased was born in Virginia and with his parents came to Illinois in 1832, settling in Edgar Co.. He first entered the mercantile business in Paris and later established the First National Bank here, of which he has been its head for more than thirty years. He was considered one of the wealthiest men of the Co.. He was a well known politician in republican circles throughout the state.

Note 113 Walter Frank Morgan

Walter Frank Morgan a Private in the 6th Kentucky Cavalry during the Spanish American War.  He enlisted under an assumed name of Lee Walter Morgan and his tombstone which was provided by the veterans administration so designates.  This tombstone is erected on Walter Frank Morgan's grave at Liberty Cemetery in Coles County, Illinois.

As told by, Eva Morgan Cook, Walter Frank was a high school graduate a significant education for one of his generation.  He was teaching school in southern Ohio and a young lady would meet him after school against her fathers will.  The father apparently in anger threatened Walter by indicating he would shoot him if he continued to meet his daughter.  Walter told him if he came to shoot him he'd need to shoot first and the straightest.  The meetings continued and the father came with gun in hand.  Walter in self defense shot the father dead.  Whereupon he fled across the river to Kentucky and joined Teddy Roosevelt's Roughrider Cavalry troops and participated in the Spanish American War.  Veterans Administration Records show that a Lee W. Morgan, Walters assumed name, served as a private in Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry from 5/22/1898 to 1/24/1899, and is a veteran of the Spanish American War.

Upon his discharge he returned to southern Ohio to see his family.  A friend came to the family home and warned him that the sheriff was coming and Walter fled west to Illinois where he met and married Sarah Christine Baber.  They moved on west to Winfield, Kansas where they raised their family.

Note 114: Woodson Forman Baber

Woodson F. Baber was born March 24, 1846 amd died May 28, 1927. He is burried in Paris, IL. He came to Coles County, IL from Kentucky as a boy, with his parents, three brothers and two sisters; Billie, Elijah, Frank Sarah, who married Jim Deverick of Hutton Twp., and Nancie who married John A. Walker of Ashmore Twp. Coles Cnty., IL.

Woodson enlisted in the Civil War at Charleston, IL on April 28, 1864 and served 100 days. He was discharged June 11, 1864. He married Sarah Louthan at Ashmore, IL. They went to Neosha Cnty., KN in a covered wagon train. They had three children; Rosa May, Adie Bell and Fred F.

Sarah died in Kansas and he came back with the children to his sister, Sarah Dererick, in Hutton Twp. He stayed there about one year and then went back with the children to Kansas. He was in Kansas for a while and then he and his brother, Billie, came back to Ashmore in covered

Woodson then married Harriett Willson of Hutton Twp. They had two children; Willie, who died when 10 months old and Mary Elva who was born March 27, 1885 and died March 5, 1975.

On his death certificate his daughter is listed as the informant and she states the Woodson's father was John Franklin Baber and his mother was Sarah Bactrusia and that they wee both born in KY. She also notes that his wife is Margaret Bishop. Woodson had lived in Paris for 35 years before his death.

Note 115:  Cleo Ethel Baber - Obit

The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, IL;  9/15/1998

Cleo E. Songer, 93, of Mattoon died at 7:54 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 13, 1998).  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Ave., Mattoon.  The Rev. Joseph Somers will officiate. Burial will be at Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon.  Visitation will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Songer was born March 8, 1905, at Hutton Township, Coles County, a daughter of Charles William and Bertha Stewart Baber.   She married Harry K. Songer in 1923.   He died in 1939.Survivors include two daughters, Marion Fulrath of Champaign and Winona Dowell of California; a sister, Virginia Spelbrine of Mattoon; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and a grandchild.  Mrs. Songer was a member of the First Alliance Church, Mattoon.

Note 116: Robert Baber, the Immigrant

Arrived USA, VA, York Co On 18 August 1679, he was indentured to Thomas Foster for four years.  After serving his indenture he moved to Old Rappahannock Co., VA, and then to King William Co.. Book: "Bristol and America Immigration - Wash. I, Vol II - 1663-79 - Baber 40-170, p 318: Servants to Foreign Plantations; John Baber - No Destination; Robert Baber - Bristol ffactor - destination - Virginia"  

He was a member of the Church of England, for the birth of his son, Edward, is recorded in the Charles Parish Register as follows: "Edward Baber, son of Robert by Sarah born Oct. 12, 1682". (p 45)  He evidently removed to King and Queen, for Jan. 22, 1718, he received a grant of 300 acres in King William Co., which was formed from King and Queen in 1702. (P. Bk 10, p409)  He also patented 500 acres on the upper end of Reedy Swamp in that same year. The date of his death is unknown.  Source Historical Southern Families V II by John Bennett Boddie, p14.

Robert Baber found as witness in Embry's Index to Old Rappahannock Co. VA, Book 1677-1682 and 1695-1699.

Caroline, New Kent, and King William Counties were once a part of York Co., which was formed in 1642 from Charles River, the "original shire".  Land Grant to Robert Baber, Virginia Patents Book 10, p 409 1710-1719  GEORGE To all Know ye that for diverse good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Thirty Shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver general of our Revenues in this our colony and Dominion of Virginia WE HAVE given, granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Robert Baber and to his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred acres lying and being on the upper end of Colt Jossings land on the south side of the reedy swamp in King William Co. and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a white oak by the south side of the swamp by three dead pines Colt Jossings upper corner thence south one hundred and sixty poles to a red oak near long branch thence North seventy four degrees westerly three hundred twenty six poles to a red oak thence north one hundred thirty four poles to two white oaks by the swamp thence down the run of the swamp to the beginning WITH ALL TO HAVE HOLD BE HELD, YIELDING AND PAYING, PROVIDED IN WITNESS, WITNESS our trusty and well beloved Alexander Spotswood, our Lt. Governor at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twenty second day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighteen in the fifth year of our Reign. /s/ S. SPOTSWOOD

This is an example of cargo on board the Bristol Factor according to a manifest on the next trip after the one that brought Robert Baber to Virginia.

Sailed 30 September 1679 from Bristol, England on "Bristoll Factor" and the cargo was as follows:   In the Bristoll Factor for Virginia, Stephen Watts twenty eight pound of shoes, three dozen of Irish stockens, six pare of Woosted hose, fourtene pound of haberdashery, foure pound of silk manufacture, halfe a hundred of Cheese, one Ferkin of butter, one short cloth, one hundred yards of Cottons, fowre dozen of bodices, ten suites of Apparrell twenty ends of English Fustians, one hundred of nailes, halfe a hundred of wrought Iron, one Feather bed, one Rugg and two pare of Blanketts, one hundred and fifty English glass bottles, two quarternes of Mault. (Whisky).  

Note 117: Biographical Sketch of Elijah Baber of Coles Co. Illinois

Elijah Baber farmer, Hutton Township, Coles County, Illinois, was born in Barren County, KY, October 29, 1844, the son of John and Mary Baber, natives of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively, who came to Coles County October 29, 1852, and settled in Ashmore Township, later moving to Hutton Township.  The mother died in Ashmore Township in 1866. The father's decease occurred in Hutton Twp. in 1893. Mr. Baber's youth was spent in Coles County, and he has always followed the occupation of a farmer, save for a period of four years, when he was engaged in mercantile pursuits in Westfield.  In 1898 he returned to his farm of 160 acres in Hutton Twp.

On April 4, 1867, Mr. Elijah Baber was married to Lucinda daughter of Ambrose and Rachel Edwards, of Ashmore Twp., and of this union eight children have been born, viz.: George T., who married Lula Kagay and had one son Byford: Hannah J., Charles, a farmer in Cumberland County, Illinois, and Sarah who is the wife of Frank Morgan of Ohio.  In his political views Mr. Baber is a Democrat.  He and his family were members of the United Brethren Church at Liberty, Coles County, Illinois

Note 118: Robert Baber

ROBERT BABER, husband of Katie Whiles was one of the hands in building the old Welton Mill on Richland Creek in 1820. Called by everyone Uncle Bobby an eccentric character who wore red when hunting to attract the deer. Was a keen Fiddler. Bought land from John Severee on the hill north of the first two storey Schoolhouse in Louis Twp. Bought land from brother WILLIAM where he erected a Log Cabin on BABER Creek. Indiana.

Note 119: Corea Baber Obit

Robinson, ILL.., Oct. 4. 1916 -- Four members of a family were killed, two of them instantly and a fifth probably fatally today, when Big Four passenger train No. 9 crashed into their automobile, one mile north of West Union, ILL. Miss Josephine Baber and C. E. Baber were killed instantly. Mrs. C. E. Baber and Mrs. George Baber died on there way to a hospital, and Ralph Baber, the driver, may not recover. All lived in Dudley, ILL.

Note 120: Adin Baber - Obit

Adin Baber, one of the most prominent and prosperous residents of Kansas township, died Monday morning, Feb. 10. Mr. Baber's illness was of very  short duration. He was in Kansas Thursday afternoon and while here  remarked to some of his friends that he was suffering from a bad cold.  Thursday night the first symptoms of pneumonia made their appearance and from that time on he gradually grew worse until the end came as  stated above.

Adin Baber is a native of Kansas township, where he has resided all his life. He was the son of George Baber, one of the early pioneers of Edgar Co., who located here in 1830. He was born in the 17th day of November 1834. In those early days educational advantages were limited and all of his education was acquired during the winter season at the district school, but by close observation and experience succeeded in obtaining a good business education. He began life with but little, but by perseverance, industry and square dealing, he accumulated a handsome property. His real estate holdings amounts to over 2,5000 acres, all of which is located in this county, the greater portion in Kansas township. His personal possessions are also very extensive.  He was the senior member of the well known commission firm of a. Baber and Co. located at the stock yards in Indianapolis.

September 12, 1860, Mr. Baber was united in marriage to Mary E. Hands, of this county, daughter of William H. Hanks, one of the prominent pioneers. To this union were born four children, three of whom survive.  Those living are Mrs. Evaline Wilhoit of near this city, Dexter Baber and Mrs.. Maggie Greathouse of Dudle, Aside from his widow and the children above named, the deceased is survived by on brother, A. J. Baber, of Paris; three half brothers and one half sister, as follows:  Geo. W. Baber, of Paris; Alfred Baber, of near this city; William Baber, of Independence, Kan. and Mrs. Elizabeth Epperson, of near this city.

The funeral services were conducted from the late residence on Wednesday, February 12 at 1 o'clock p.m. by Elder H. M. Brooks.

The body was followed to its last resting place at Fairview cemetery by a large number of relatives and friends.

From Kansas Journal Newspaper

Note 121: Sir Roger Wilbraham, married Mary Baber, daughter of Catherine Leigh and Edward

Solicitor General in Ireland at the time of the Tyrone rebellion. He was heavily involved in the very nasty war that was going on as the English re-established its rule in Ireland. He seems to have been a very robust man, who might not go down to well in a modern human rights court. 

In the seventeenth century the Wilbraham family owned approximately 28,000 acres in Cheshire, of which around 15,000 acres was located in the Longdendale Valley, including Micklehurst, Mottram and a small part of Godley.

Note 122: Will of Leonard Daniel, daughters married grandsons of James Baber/Mildred Arthur

December 31st, 1850

Leonard Daniel`s Will mentions; I give unto my daughter NANCY BABER`s heirs the other part of the land lying south said line for her support, no part of thereof or money from my estate shall be applied to the payment of JOHN BABER`s debts.  I give unto MARY BABER my Negro girl Milly, no part of my estate shall be applied to the payment of ROBERT BABER`s debts.   Granddaughter WHITSON BABER; my Negro boy Anderson & a child of Rilla.

Note 123: Jane C. Chandler Baber, widow of John Babers.

Census for Wilkinson Co., MS, p. 62; Family #517, Mrs. Jane C. Babers, age 50, b. MS was listed in the household of L. L. Babers (34, b. SC; a planter with $50,4850 in real estate and $270,000 in personal property.  Also in the L. L. household that Census year:  Wm. W. Helvy 10, b. SC and Wm. W. Babers 18, b. SC; a student.  John was still living at this time.  Was Jane just visiting Mississippi relatives?  In 1864, September 28, Jane C. Babers sold a half interest in 319 acres, her part of community property from the estate of John Babers to Claiborne Watson for $500, CRIBP: HH/434. Watson, in Winn Parish then sold half interest in the property to Townsend & Perrin in 1868 for $203.34; they turned it over to William Babers on January 18, 1868, CR/BP: HH/435, for $87.  The filing was probably in January 1869.

Again in 1870, p. 292; P0 Ft. Adams, Jane C. Babers, 65, b. MS; keeping house was listed in the Wilkinson Co., MS, household of Levi L. Babers, 43, farmer b. SC, worth $29,700.  Also in Levi's household: Levi R., age 4, Maggie M. 21, b. SC; at home, Mary J. Williams 17, b. LA; attending school, Elizabeth Oliver 45, b. MS; at home.

Note 124: James Madison Callicutt, son of Martha Melissa Babers and James Madison Callicutt.

James Madison Callicutt graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1917 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He joined the U.S. Army during World War I, and, after completing his education, he earned a commission and began a career as an Army officer.  He fought in World War II in the Philippines, serving in the First Cavalry Division. He retired from the Army as a full Colonel, and returned to the University of Texas at Austin as a member of the faculty.  He was an accomplished equestrian, playing polo, training and showing jumpers during his military career. He died at the age of 95 in his home in Austin, Texas.

Note 125:  Death of Jim Babers

From:  Winn Parish Enterprise, October 9, 1930, Ward Ten Man Killed Friday Night By Saline Man 

Arcadia, La., Oct. 5 - Charge of manslaughter was filed here today against T.W. Conklin, 34, a restaurant man of Saline, for shooting and fatally wounding his brother in law, Jim Babers, of Ward Ten, Winn Parish, at Saline Friday night.  Babers died at a Shreveport hospital last night.  Conklin will be released under bail pending grand jury action.  He has been in custody since the shooting.  Conklin claims self defense.  He charges Babers came to his home where Baber's wife was and began to abuse her and Conklin's wife.  When he tried to quiet Babers the latter assaulted him and he shot Babers, Conklin said.  A short time after Babers was fatally wounded, his wife gave birth to a baby at the Conklin home.

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