AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY
INSTITUTED IN THE YEAR MDCCCXVI
Robert McFarland Barkley born Jan. 12, 1815 [Mifflin County, PA]
Margaret Barkley born Jan. 16th 1821 [Wayne County, IN]
James Henry Barkley born May 8, 1853 [Ogle County, IL]
Mary Jane Barkley born October 11, 1854 [Ogle County, IL]
Isabella Margaret Barkley was born April 29th 1856 [Ogle County, IL]
John Shaw Barkley born June 19th 1858 [Ogle County, IL]
Robert McFarland Barkley Jr. born Jan 10th 1860 [Ogle County, IL]
George Robb Barkley born July 25, 1865 [Delphi, IN]
Robert M. Barkley Nov. 25, 1862 [Jr. Buried Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Battle Ground, IN next to his grandparents in the Shaw row. The marker is missing.]
James Henry Barkley Feb 16, 1870 [Buried Sarcoxie, Jasper County, MO]
Robert McFarland Barkley Died Feb 20, 1873 [Granddaughter Cleo Barkley said he died in Montague County, Texas. He was buried on the family farm, and his grave lost.]
Margaret Barkley Died Jan 7, 1899 [Buried Old Spanish Fort Cemetery, Montague County, TX]
John S. Barkley Died Nov 4 1905 [Mt. View, Kiowa County, OK. Buried in Mt. View Cemetery. His widow paid for a tombstone before she moved to Texas, but it was never put on his grave.]
George Robb Barkley Died Feb. 1, 1924 [Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas]
Isabella Margart Barkley Dec 13 1943 [Actual date of death was 1944; Bible entry is incorrect. Belle died in Okfuskee, Okfuskee County, OK.]
Additional information about family:
1. Mary Jane Barkley was married 20 April 1873 in Montague County, TX to George Harwell. She died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX in 1886, and is buried in Thompson Cemetery.
4. George Robb Barkley was married 18 July 1906 to Maude Titterton.]
- Isabella "Belle" Barkley was married 8 April 1875 in Montague County, TX to John R. Day.
- John Shaw Barkley was married 9 January 1896 in Montague County, TX to Alice Frances Watson Ferguson, widow of John Ferguson.
[Note: This is a copy of the Bible owned by Robert McFarland Barkley and Margaret Elizabeth Shaw, who were married at Battle Ground, Indiana June 24, 1852. The Bible survived a tornado on November 4, 1905 in Mt. View, Oklahoma. John Shaw Barkley was killed at his job in a gin, and the family home about a block away was lifted from its foundations and destroyed in the storm. The Bible has major water damage and is very hard to read, with much of the ink smeared. The Bible is presently in the possession of one of the daughters of Ray Watson Barkley, son of John Shaw Barkley.
Robert, the son of Henry Barkley and Zilpha Moore, moved from Mifflin County, PA to Jasper County, IN about 1837; and about 1847 moved to Ogle County, IL. Margaret was the daughter of James Shaw and Mary "Polly" Cowan, who were married in Warren County, Ohio 4 March 1808. About 1810 the family moved to Wayne County, IN; along with John Shaw and wife Mary Cowan. A third Cowan sister, Abigail, was married in Wayne County to John Smith. In 1832 James and John Shaw and their families moved to Tippecanoe County. Abigail Cowan Smith died in Henry County, IN, but her husband and children later moved to Tippecanoe County.
William B. Shaw, brother of Margaret, was married 7 January 1835 in Tippecanoe County, IN to Ruanna Mills. After her death he was married 20 April 1874 in Jasper County, IN to Nancy Jane Barkley, sister of Robert M. Barkley.
Frances Barkley Willess, a great-granddaughter of Robert and Margaret Shaw, has added Information in brackets.[ ]
Frances Barkley Willess
1011 Karen Avenue
Austin, TX 78757
28 August 2000