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Family of William H BARKLEY and Elizabeth J SMITH

Married1523 1861 Apr 251523 at Kent Co., MI1523.

It seems likely that the William Barkley listed in Michigan Marriages1953 was the son of Josiah and Fanny (Haines) Barkley: the marriage record for William Barkley and Hattie Teesdale indicates his parents (Josiah and Fanny), his birthyear as ~1832, and that it was his second marriage; census records for William and Elizabeth indicate his birthyear as ~1832 and he and Elizabeth named a daughter Fanny.

Elizabeth J SMITH b. 1842 Dec 6840 at Canada1271. d. 1888 Mar 25840. bd. Rockford Cem., Rockford, MI840.

William H Barkley is listed in Michigan Marriages1523, age 58, marrying (his second) to Hattie (nee Teesdale) Bittenbender (her second) on Jul 22, 1890. His parents are listed as Josiah Barkley and Fannie Haines. That record lists his birthplace as Oakland Co., MI. In 1870 and 1880, William, wife Elizabeth and family lived in Kent Co., MI. Following Libbie's death, he married second Hattie Bittenbender (nee Teesdale). In 1900, William, a widower, was living with sons Buron and Roy in Kansas. He was a farmer by trade.

Elizabeth's headstone reads "LIBBIE Wife of Wm Barkley" and has her full birth and deathdates. Daughter Carrie is listed on the same stone, below Libbie. Several records indicate Elizabeth was called "Libbie."

Child 1. Carrie

Carrie's birth and death dates appear on the same stone840 as Libbie Barkley, "WIFE OF WM BARKLEY," clearing indicating her parents.

Child 5. Burton

Burton's birth record lists his name as "Bertie Eber Barcley."

Child 6. Roy

Roy's birth record1455 lists his (transcribed) name as "Roy C Berkley." He is in many records listed as Roy B.

Children of William H BARKLEY and Elizabeth J SMITH:

1. Carrie M BARKLEY840 b. 1862 May 11840. d. 1865 Oct 7840. bd. Rockford Cem., Rockford, MI840.
2. Fanny E BARKLEY1271 b. 1864 Jan 62560 at MichiganI2560. d. 1939 Mar 162560 at 914 Malone St, Houston, TX2560. bd. Forest Park, Houston, TX2560.
md. Leo Joseph RIVETTE
3. Dena BARKLEY1271 b. 1870 May 62561 at Rockford, MI2561. d. 1941 May102561 at 5809 Center St, Houston, TX2561. bd. Forest Park, Houston, TX2561.
md. Frank J HILL
4. William S BARKLEY2558 b. 1876 Aug 261455 at Plainfield, Kent Co., MI1455.
md. Ethel SCRANTON
5. Burton Eber BARKLEY2557 b. 1880 Nov 161455 at Plainfield, Kent Co., MI1455.
6. Roy B BARKLEY2557 b. 1884 May 271455 at Plainfield, Kent Co., MI1455.


840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
1271. 1870 Fed Census MI, Kent Co., Cannon; www.ancestry.com
1455. Michigan Births 1867-1902, Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995; familysearch.org
1523. Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, 1822-1995, 1811-1959; familysearch.org
1953. 1940 Fed Census MN, Otter Tail Co., Fergus Falls; www.ancestry.com
2557. 1900 Fed Census KS, Elk Co., Longton; www.ancestry.com
2558. 1880 Fed Census MI, Kent Co., Plainfield Twp; www.ancestry.com
2560. Rivette, Fannie B Death Certificate; Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976; familysearch.org
2561. Hill, Dena Barkley Death Certificate; Texas, Deaths (New Index) 1890-1976; familysearch.org