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James BARCUS

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  • Name James BARCUS 
    Born 14 Mar 1760  MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name James BARKHURST 
    Died 1842  Jefferson County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Newman, Harry Wright, Maryland Revolutionary Records, Baltimore, MD: Maryland Archives, 1938:

      Name: James Barkers
      Birth Date: 1760
      Rank: Pvt.
      Establishment: Maryland Line
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      (2) Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., Ohio Census, 1790-1890 [database on-line], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-:

      BARCUS, JAMES
      State: OH
      Year: 1807
      County: Jefferson County
      Record Type: Tax List
      Township: Warren Township
      Page: 008
      Database: OH Early Census Index

      BARCUS, JAMES
      State: OH
      Year: 1808
      County: Jefferson County
      Record Type: Tax List
      Township: Warren Township
      Page: 018
      Database: OH Early Census Index

      BAREUS, JAMES
      State: OH
      Year: 1809
      County: Jefferson County
      Record Type: Tax List
      Township: Warren Township
      Page: 007
      Database: OH Early Census Index

      BARKHURST, JAMES
      State: OH
      Year: 1810
      County: Jefferson County
      Record Type: Tax list
      Township: Smithfield Township
      Page: 023
      Database: OH 1810 Washington Co. Census Index

      (3) A household headed by James BARCUS is listed in the 1820 census of Warren Township, Jefferson County, OH.

      Listed in James's household are 3 free white males between 16 and 26 years of age; 1 free white male over 45 years of age; and 1 free white female over 45 years of age.

      Assuming that James is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that James' wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, she would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in James household are children of James and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of three sons (which sons would have been born between 1794 and 1804, according to the 1820 census).

      (4) A household headed by James BARCUS is listed in the 1830 census of Wells Township, Jefferson County, OH.

      Listed in James' household are 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white males between 70 and 80 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; and 1 free white female between 70 and 80 years of age.

      Assuming that James is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 70 and 80 years of age, he would have been born between 1750 and 1760, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that James' wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 70 and 80 years of age, she would have been born between 1750 and 1760, according to the 1830 census.

      The compiler is unable to identify all of the other persons listed in James' household in the 1840 census.

      (4) Beulah Barkes :

      For Barkes researchers: The Revolutionary War Pension Application of James Barkus (Barkhurst, Barcus), Jr., b. 1760 in MD, d. 1842 in Jefferson Co., Ohio. The application was obtained in 1971 from James R. Barcus of Mingo Junction, Ohio, and printed in "John H. Barkes And Hester Ann Barkes: Genealogy And Family Picture History" by Nancy Barkes Wilson, pub. 1982, p. 4:

      This pension request docket cover says, "Ohio-Pittsburgh 22614" and is recorded in Book E, Volume 8, page 107. This docket cover shows his last name as "Barkers"----however, the inside documents appear to all spell the name "Barkus"---hard to interpret the writing with a certainty.

      "On the nineteenth day of August 1833 James Barkus, a resident of the county of Jefferson and state of Ohio, personally appeared before the judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said county. The said James Barkus, aged 73 years on the 14th day of last March, who being first duly sworn according to laws doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of congress passed June the 7th, 1832. That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1777---he thinks in the month of August. The regiment and line not now recollected; under General Smallwood, Colonel Guess, Captain Hindman, and Ensign Williams. Our lieutenant's name I do not recollect. He, the said lieutenant, shot himself through the leg as we were going to the Battle of Germantown. This applicant further states that he was born and lived on the Eastern Shore in the state of Maryland when he entered the service. That in the year 1800 he removed to Jefferson County in the state of Ohio and has lived here ever since. He marched to Germantown and was in the Battle of Germantown. As he was going to Germantown he marched through an orchard and the apples were ripe. From thence he marched to Schuylkill and from thence to Wilmington. After we crossed the Schuylkill to go to Wilmington, we met with some English who were upon a hill and they fired upon us. We were then wheeled about and marched back to Schuylkill. We staid there until night, and then, in the night (which snowed very hard) we marched to a place called the Gulf Mill. From thence we marched to Wilmington. Whilst we were at Wilmington, one night, as I was standing guard, two duck wagons (Note: the word looks like 'duck'), who had been pressed to haul wood, sometime in the night, were making off. I discovered them and hailed them by asking, 'Who comes there?'. They said, 'A friend'. I said, 'Advance friend and give the countersign.' They did advance but could not give the countersign. I told them they must stay with me until the relief came. They plead hard with me to tell them the countersign and let them go. They even offered me forty dollars if I would do so. But I kept them until relief came, and they were put under guard until morning and then sent back to their duty. I remained in the Army on duty at least six months. Unfortunately, I was taken sick and remained bad for some time when my father came for me. He procured a furlough for me and took me home. After some time I got well, as I supposed to go back to the Army. But my father, supposing that my constitution was so impaired that I was not able to stand a campaign or for some other causes to me now unknown, utterly refused to let me go back to the army. And I now positively assert that it was my wish to return to my duty in the Revolution and I frequently pled with my father to let me return but he utterly refused to let me go. I was then under the age of twenty-one. I served as an enlisted soldier in the Revolution at least six months. I know of no person now living who can testify to my services in the Revolution. Signed James Barkus "X". Attest: Josiah Scott

      Abraham Scott, Clergyman, and Richard Vorhes--both state they live in Jefferson County, are well-acquainted with him, believe him to be 73, and that in the neighborhood he is reputed and believed to be a former soldier."

      (5) A household headed by James BARCUS is listed in the 1840 census of Wells Township, Jefferson County, OH.

      Listed in James' household are 1 free white male between 80 and 90 years of age; and 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age.

      Since only one male is listed in James' household in the 1840 census, he must be the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 15 and 20 years of age. He was born between 1750 and 1760, according to the 1840 census. On the reverse side of the 1840 census schedule, James is shown as then being 80 years of age, and then being a pensioner for revolutionary or military services.

      The compiler is unable to identify the other person listed in James' household in the 1840 census.

      (6) Beulah Barkes :

      For Barkes researchers: The will of James Barkus (Barkhurst, Barcus), b. 1760 in MD, filed in probate in Jefferson County, Ohio in 1842. Source: Family Tree Maker WFT compiled genealogy CD #37, pedigree #0052:

      "I James Barkus of Wells Twp., Jefferson Co., Ohio, being of sound mind and memory, blessed be God for the same, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First, it is my will and desire that my Soul should return to God who gave it. That my body be buried in a decent manner. Item 1st--That all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid. Item 2nd---That all my property, both real and personal be sold by my executors at public sale and the money arising from shall be equally divided amongst all my following named children or their lawful heirs: 1st, my son, Richard Barcus or his heirs, 2nd to each of the children of my son, David, who is deceased, 3rd, my son, James Barcus, 4h, my son, Archibald Barcus, 5th, my son, George Barcus, 6th, my son, John Barkus, 7th, my son Daniel Barkust---to all these part and parcel alike, I do appoint my sons, George and Archibald, sole executors of this, my will and testament, written this 11 March 1840. Signed: James Barkus"
    Person ID I7454  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father James BARCUS,   c. 20 Feb 1742,   d. Bef 5 Aug 1803, Jefferson County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary (BARCUS) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. George BARCUS,   b. Abt 1798, DE Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. John BARCUS,   b. Abt 1800  [natural]
     3. Archibald BARCUS,   b. 23 Oct 1790, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1886  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
     4. Richard BARCUS,   b. Abt 1778, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856  (Age ~ 78 years)  [natural]
     5. David BARCUS,   b. Abt 1785,   d. 1835, Pultney Township, Belmont County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     6. James BARCUS,   b. Abt 1788  [natural]
     7. Daniel BARCUS  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart