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Family of James BARKLEY and Cornelia VANGORDER

Married34 1817~.

James and Matilda, having married quite late in life, apparently had no children.

The ages for all family members match the 1820 census for Reading correctly. The ages for all family members match the 1830 census for Barrington correctly, if the census was taken after Hiram's birth in May, and taking into account that Polly died in 1826. The 1840 census (Bradford) includes a male, age 70 to 80 years.

The 1855 census lists Hiram born in 1830 in Yates county.

The ages for all family members match the 1840 census for Bradford correctly, taking into account that Polly died in 1826.

The Steuben (Bath, NY) Democrat, Wed, Sep 27, 1949 (fultonhistory.com) mentions James Barkley of Bradford attending the Assembly Distrist No. 2 Democratic Convention, held at the house of Willie J Savory in Painted Post.

James was apparently a farmer his whole life. In the 1865 census, James, age 66, still farming, is listed as having 8 children and widowed. The 1870 census lists with him Matilda, his second wife. The date of his marriage to her is a guess.

The headstones of James, Matilda and Cornelia are grouped in that order, right-to-left.

Among other references, daughter Sarah (Sally) Bennett's death record1520 lists her mother's maiden name as "Vangorder," no first name given. Cornelia's exact birth year is in some small doubt. Her granddaughter Hyla Barkley's family list654 has a birthdate of Dec 18, 1798. The 1865 NY census has Cornelia Barkley, age 68, female, white, married, died on Mar 6 (1864), born in Ulster (county, NY), cause of death as typhoid fever. Cornelia's headstone, as examined by the author, reads: "Cornelia, wife of James Barkley Died Mar 6 186(?) Aged 65 years." The stone when read was very weathered. Her ages given in the censuses in which they appear imply birth years of 1797 through 1799. The transcribed birth record2522 from the Reformed Dutch Church in Shawangunk, New York, has Dec 19, 1796. 1796 is preferred, though from a transcribed source.

Child 7. Betsey

Betsey's headstone has d 3 May 1852 ae 19y 8m 28d, which implies a birthdate of 5 Jun 1832, versus 5 Aug listed by Hyla Barkley Veazie.

Children of James BARKLEY and Cornelia VANGORDER:

1. Abram BARKLEY654 b. 1818 Dec 18654 at Yates Co., New York84. d. 1888 May 271069 at prob Town of Orange, Schuyler Co., New York1069. bd. Monterey Cem, Orange, Schuyler Co., New York1069.
md. Juliett BARKLEY
2. Franklin BARKLEY654 b. 1821 Dec 22654 at Yates Co., New York38. d. 1896 Jan~1063 at prob South Bradford, NY34. bd. Bradford Cem., Bradford, NY34.
md. 1) Mary Ann GOBLE
md. 2) Mercy BUTLER
3. Polly BARKLEY654 b. 1824 Feb 17654. d. 1826 Aug 26654.
4. Lucretia BARKLEY654 b. 1826 Mar 4654. d. 1847 Jun 12654.
5. Daniel W BARKLEY29 b. 1828 Feb 1429 at New York656. d. 1905 Sep 2829 at Coopers Plains, NY4061. bd. Coopers Plains (Erwin), Steuben Co, NY840.
md. Angeline SEYBOLT
6. Hiram BARKLEY35 b. 1830 May 3654 at Yates Co., NY84. d. 1861 Oct 28654.
md. Mary Ann WILSON
7. Betsey BARKLEY654 b. 1832 Aug 5654. d. 1852 May 3654. bd. Steve Romance Farm Cem., South Bradford, New York1076.
8. Sarah (Sally) BARKLEY654 b. 1836 May 21654 at New York656. d. 1904 Sep 61520 at Echo, Antrim Co., Michigan2577. bd. Morehouse Cem., Echo, MI2577.
md. Calvin BENNETT


29. New York, Steuben Co Historian's Office, Marriage, Death and Burial Listings
34. New York, Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, examined by Bruce J Veazie, 2001
35. New York, Bradford Cemetery 002 - See source 34 - Bradford Cemetery 001
38. 1865 State Census NY, Steuben Co., Bradford notes
84. 1855 State Census NY, Schuyler Co., Town of Orange
654. Veazie, Hyla Barkley, Letter from, to ‘Margaret & Fred’ [Barkley – her nephew's wife and nephew], 17 Dec 1950
656. 1850 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Bradford; ancestry.com
657. 1860 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Bradford; ancestry.com
661. 1840 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Bradford; ancestry.com
662. 1830 Fed Census NY, Yates Co., Barrington; ancestry.com
663. 1820 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Reading; ancestry.com
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
1063. New York, Steuben Co. Historian’s Office, Bath, NY, notes and annotations made by Marion Springer, historian
1065. 1870 Fed Census NY, Schuyler Co., Orange
1069. Monterey Cem., Town of Orange, Schuyler Co., NY gravestones, Schuyler Co. NY Genweb
1076. Steve Romance Farm Cemetery, South Bradford, NY, gravestones, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nysteube/ba/bax3.html
1520. Michigan Death (and Burials), 1800-1995, 1867-1897; www.familysearch.org
2522. New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962; familysearch.org
2577. Bennett, Sally Barkley Death Certificate; seekingmichigan.org
4061. Obit - Barkley, Daniel W, Elmira (NY) Gazette and Free Press, Sat, Sep 30, 1905; fultonhistory.com