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Abraham "Abraham Francis" Barge

Abraham "Abraham Francis" Barge

Male 1776 - 1840  (63 years)

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  • Name Abraham Barge 
    Nickname Abraham Francis  
    Born 12 Dec 1776  Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1803  Coastal Area, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Residence Jan 1803  Fort Johnston, Southport, Brunswick, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Service Jan 1804  at sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Forcibly abducted and impressed into British naval service 
    Occupation Abt 1812  New Bern, Craven, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Mariner 
    Tax 1815  Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Taxable Property 
    Census 1820  Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Federal Census - Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina 
    Tax 1825  Captain Gilberts District, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Georgia Property Tax 
    Tax 1828  Captain Whitaker District, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Georgia Property Tax 
    Tax 1830  Captain Whitaker District, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Georgia Property Tax 
    Residence Abt 1832  Washington Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Tax 1836  Captain Powell District, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Georgia Property Tax 
    Tax 1837  Captain Jackson District, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Georgia Property Tax 
    Tax 1838  Captain Williamson District, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Georgia Property Tax 
    Census 1840  District 88, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Federal Census - District 88, Washington, Georgia 
    Occupation Abt 1840  District 88, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Farmer 
    Died 29 Jun 1840  Washington Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Jul 1840  Barge Family Cemetery, Oconee, Washington, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Probate 3 Nov 1843  Washington Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    _UID 2FD8161D2038AC4483CAC176B409CED36415 
    Person ID I4192  Lechthaler/Powell Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 May 2013 

    Father Lewis Barge,   b. Abt 1741, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1809, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Christiana Shamberger,   b. 3 Nov 1748, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1844, Butler Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    _UID C5B2361ED850B3438464358687571A1A9E48 
    Family ID F1418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Harris,   b. 1 Apr 1795, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1865, Washington Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1812  New Bern, Craven, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
    _UID 7AAA49BFE7C7FD41A4FDEFE3B3C4617DE03E 
    Children 
     1. John L. Barge,   b. 25 Feb 1816, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1848  (Age 32 years)
     2. Charles H. Barge,   b. 12 Dec 1817, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jul 1878, Washington Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years)
     3. Colin McIver Barge,   b. 16 Feb 1820, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary A. Barge,   b. 1 Jun 1822,   d. 23 May 1907  (Age 84 years)
     5. Sarah M. Barge,   b. 20 Oct 1825, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George W. Barge,   b. 14 Aug 1828
     7. Joseph W. Barge,   b. 29 Jun 1831
     8. Mariah Louisa "Maria" Barge,   b. 27 Jun 1833, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James Madison Barge,   b. 19 Apr 1835, Washington Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1897, Washington Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     10. Cicero M. Barge,   b. 30 Mar 1837, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1862, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F1416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Abraham Barge & Hannah Harris Marriage Bond
    Abraham Barge & Hannah Harris Marriage Bond
    Francis Barge & Hannah Harris Marriage in 11 Jan 1812 Carolina Federal Republican Newspaper
    Francis Barge & Hannah Harris Marriage in 11 Jan 1812 Carolina Federal Republican Newspaper
    Lewis Barge Estate Division in Cumberland Co. Land Rec (Bk 27 Pg 143)
    Lewis Barge Estate Division in Cumberland Co. Land Rec (Bk 27 Pg 143)
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 1
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 1
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 2
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 2
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 3
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 3
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 4
    Hannah Barge Bible Page 4
    Abraham BargeTombstone in Barge Family Cemetery, Oconee, GA
    Abraham BargeTombstone in Barge Family Cemetery, Oconee, GA
    Abraham Barge Estate Account 3 Nov 1843
    Abraham Barge Estate Account 3 Nov 1843
    Abraham Barge Estate Account 1845
    Abraham Barge Estate Account 1845
    Abraham Barge Estate Account 6 Jan 1850
    Abraham Barge Estate Account 6 Jan 1850
    Map of Oconee Georgia Area
    Map of Oconee Georgia Area
    Lewis Barge Estate 1860 Land Division to Heirs Pg 1
    Lewis Barge Estate 1860 Land Division To Abraham Barge Heirs Pg 1
    Lewis Barge Estate 1860 Land Division to Heirs Pg 2
    Lewis Barge Estate 1860 Land Division To Abraham Barge Heirs Pg 2
    Lewis Barge Estate 1860 Land Division to Heirs Pg 3
    Lewis Barge Estate 1860 Land Division To Abraham Barge Heirs Pg 3

  • Notes 
    • The Barge family record on page 1682-1683 of George Powell's book notes Abraham and Hannah married 7 Jan 1811. Some marriage record sources (Craven Co. Court record, NC marriage bond) from North Carolina have 8 Jan 1812. I went with NC court docuemnts versus family bible with may have been based on faulty recollections.
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      Barge family bible can be found online at
      http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=7366&REC=1
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      George Powell books lists children William B. and Robert. Because of the birthdates noted in his copy of the Barge family record I suspect these are not Abraham's children. They may be grandchildren.

      These same children are also noted in Oliver's Barge book, without exact birth years (e.g. 18__)

      Either the biirth dates in the family bible are in error or these are not children of Abraham. I assumed they are not Abraham's children..
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      Transcript of information from the website http://www.southern-style.com/barge.htm:

      See Lewis Barge notes for complete transcript.

      Excerpts:

      William J Barge History

      Abram [Abraham] followed the sea, in his younger days, for many years, until the thunder struck his vessel and it deafened him so that he could hardly hear. He then retired from the sea and settled at Washington County, Georgia. and was successful as a farmer. Accumulated a pretty property there.

      [Note: this is also on page 116 of Oliver's Barge book]
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      Land records from Cumberland County Register Of Deeds Remote Access Site at http://www.ccrodinternet.org/.

      Bk 27 Pg 143: Documents division of Lewis Barge estate between Abraham, Rachael, John, Richmond, Edward, Abel, and Sahah. Dated 1 Mar 1813.

      Bk 28 Pg 542: On 13 Jul 1815 Richmond, Edward, Rachael, John, and Abraham Barge deeded a tract of land to Colin McIver for $60.

      Bk 28 Pg 819: On 13 Dec 1816 Richmond, Edward, Rachael, and Abraham Barge and Thomas J. Robeson deeded a tract of land to Colin McIver for $100. Christianna Barge relinqished her right to the property as outlined in Lewis Barge will in "consideration of the natural affection for her heirs".

      Bk 28 Pg 845: On 13 Dec 1816 Edward, Rachael, and Abraham Barge, Colin and Sarah McIver, and Thomas J. Robeson deeded tracts of land to Richmond Barge for $142.11. Christianna Barge relinqished her right to the property as outlined in Lewis Barge will in "consideration of the natural affection for her heirs".

      Bk 31 Pg 56: On 28 Nov 1818 Abraham Bargde deeded tract of land to Racheal Barge for $165. Christianna Barge relinqished her right to the property as outlined in Lewis Barge will in "consideration of the natural affection for her heirs".

      Bk 31 Pg 74: On 13 Dec 1816 Richmond, Edward, Rachael, and Abraham Barge, Colin and Sarah McIver, and Thomas J. Robeson deeded tracts of land to William Lumsden for $199.46 1/2. Christianna Barge relinqished her right to the property as outlined in Lewis Barge will in "consideration of the natural affection for her heirs".

      Bk 31 Pg 181: On 13 Dec 1816 Richmond, Edward, Rachael, and Abraham Barge and Colin and Sarah McIver deeded tracts of land to Thomas J. Robeson for $2489.71 1/2. Christianna Barge relinqished her right to the property as outlined in Lewis Barge will in "consideration of the natural affection for her heirs".

      Bk 31 Pg 293: On 20 Jul 1818 Abraham Barge deeded a tract of land to George T. Hearsey for $700.

      Bk 34 Pg 430: On 7 Mar 1820 Kenneth McIver and George F. Hearsey deeded to James R. Gee and Abraham Barge for $100 a tract of land in Cumberland Co.

      Bk 53 Pg 455: On 11 Mar 1835 Abraham Barge of Washington Co. Georgia deeded a tract of land to Duncan McCormick for $50. Note: This was not registed until 1857. George Powell book has Abraham dying in 1840. So some confusion exists in my mind on this deed. Plus, selling 1000 acres for $50 seems weird also.
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      The Fall 1859 division of Lewis Barge's land amount heirs including the heirs of Abraham Barge (including Sarah M., Maria L., James M., and Cicero M.) can be seen under North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1917, Cumberland Co., Letter B, Barge Lewis at
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004763326_01557?cc=1911121&wc=11525744#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F11517931
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      See email archive for 12/20/11 email from Nancy Fuller that included a Wood family ancestor tree. Some Wood family member may connect back to Barge land and/or Abraham and Hannah Barge estate.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S319] Thomas Powell and John Hardman, George Travis Powell Jr., (Macon, Georgia, 1985), Vol II Page 1682,1683,1687.

    2. [S372] DAR Genealogical Research System, http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/.
      Nat’l Num: 578043, 804074, 868198
      BARGE, LEWIS A006007
      Child/Child : ABRAHAM / [1] HANNAH HARRIS
      Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank(s): SOLDIER, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
      Birth: 1741 PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA CO PENNSYLVANIA
      Death: 2-2-1809 FAYETTEVILLE CUMBERLAND CO NORTH CAROLINA
      Service Source: OATES, THE STORY OF FAYETTEVILLE & THE UPPER CAPE FEAR, PP 129-130; NC REV WAR PAY VOUCHERS, #1251, #4613, ROLL #S.115.67
      Service Description:
      1) SIGNED LIBERTY POINT DECLARATION
      2) MILITIA DIST OF WILMINGTON


    3. [S79] Ancestry.com Public Member Tree (Considered VERY unreliable unless independent sources cited), Various trees.
      Transcribed from handwritten notes written by Maxine Barge Campbell Spriggs abt 1954 Will book A, page 137 March 1808

      See Lewis Barge for complete copy of will.

    4. [S441] Barge Families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cunberland County, North Carolina, and Butler and Wilcox Counties, Alabama, Oliver C. Weaver Jr., (Birmingham, Alabama, 1999), pages 115-118.

    5. [S376] Newbern Gazette Newspaper, http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html., 10 Jun 1803, Page 1.
      Shows a letter waiting for Abraham Barge at the Post Office in Newbern.

    6. [S377] The Wilmington Gazette Newspaper, http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html., 6 Jan 1803, Page 3.
      Shows a letter waiting for Abraham Barge in the Wilmington Post Office.

    7. [S441] Barge Families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cunberland County, North Carolina, and Butler and Wilcox Counties, Alabama, Oliver C. Weaver Jr., (Birmingham, Alabama, 1999), pages 116.
      From "Impressed American Seamen" compiled by US Secretary of State:
      - Barge, Abraham, Native of Fayette Ville, N.C.; on Ship La Mignonne 13 Jan, 1804
      - Barque, Abraham. Was on board Brig Lucie, Peter Chase, Master, of Newbern, N.C. on ship La Mignonne 16 Feb. 1804.

    8. [S185] See notes for individual (or marriage).
      Also see Lewis Barge notes.

    9. [S441] Barge Families of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cunberland County, North Carolina, and Butler and Wilcox Counties, Alabama, Oliver C. Weaver Jr., (Birmingham, Alabama, 1999), pages 99.

    10. [S228] USGenWeb Project Web site.
      at http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/1815taxables.htm

      List of Taxable Property Given for the Year 1815

      Barge, Abraham
      1 slave

    11. [S84] 1820 Federal Census, series M33 roll 83 page 147.
      Listed as Abrm Burge.
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free white males:
      to 10 - 3 (assumed to be John L., Charles H., Colin M.)
      10 to 15 - 0
      16 to 18 - 0
      16 to 26 - 0
      26 to 45 - 0
      45 and up - 1 (assumed to be Abraham)
      Free white females:
      to 10 - 0
      10 to 15 - 0
      16 to 26 - 0
      26 to 45 - 1 (assumed to be Hannah)
      45 and up - 0
      Total Slaves - 2

    12. [S717] Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1729&enc=1.
      Searched: Abraham Barge, Abram Barge
      Years found: 1825 - Captain Gilberts District, Washington, Georgia

    13. [S717] Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1729&enc=1.
      Searched: Abraham Barge, Abram Barge
      Years found: 1828, 1830 - Captain Whitaker District, Washington, Georgia

    14. [S365] Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832.
      The following data is extracted from 1832 Cherokee County Georgia Land Lottery.
      Name: Abraham Barge
      Number: 253
      District: NINTH DISTRICT, FOURTH SECTION, CHEROKEE
      Residence: Martin's
      County: Washington
      Comment: granted previous to the first day of January, 1838

    15. [S366] Records of Washington County, Georgia, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49312., page 42.
      Residents Washington County Who Drew Land Lottery 1832
      Barge, Abraham

    16. [S717] Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1729&enc=1.
      Searched: Abraham Barge, Abram Barge
      Years found: 1836 - Captain Powell District, Washington, Georgia

    17. [S717] Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1729&enc=1.
      Searched: Abraham Barge, Abram Barge
      Years found: 1837 - Captain Jackson District, Washington, Georgia

    18. [S717] Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1729&enc=1.
      Searched: Abraham Barge, Abram Barge
      Years found: 1838 - Captain Williamson District, Washington, Georgia

    19. [S51] 1840 Federal Census, series M704 roll 53 page 224.
      Free white males:
      to 5 - 1 (assumed to be Cicero M.)
      5 to 10 - 1 (assumed to be Jame M.)
      10 to 15 - 0
      15 to 20 - 0
      20 to 30 - 2 (assumed to be Charles H. and Colin M.)
      30 to 40 - 0
      40 to 50 - 0
      50 to 60 - 0
      60 to 70 - 1 (assumed to be Abraham)
      70 to 80 - 0
      Free white females:
      to 5 - 0
      5 to 10 - 0
      10 to 15 - 1 (assumed to be Maria L.)
      15 to 20 - 1 (assumed to be Sarah M.)
      20 to 30 - 0
      30 to 40 - 0
      40 to 50 - 1 (assumed to be Hannah)
      50 to 60 - 0
      60 to 70 - 0
      70 to 80 - 0
      Slaves, Males, 24 thru 35 - 1
      Persons Employed in Agriculture - 2

    20. [S185] See notes for individual (or marriage).
      See Lewis Barge notes also.

    21. [S210] Find a Grave web site, www.findagrave.com.
      Francis Abraham Barge
      at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=251856&GRid=41492665&
      Note: As far as I can tell the location of this person in this cemetery is conjecture.

    22. [S685] Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990, Washington Co.
      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 79 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed by Hannah Barge 3 Nov 1843

      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 108 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed 1845

      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 176 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed 1847

      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 188 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed 1849

      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 297 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed by Hannah Barge 6 Jan 1850

      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 450 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed by Hannah Barge 22 Apr 1852

      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 621 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed by Hannah Barge 26 Jan 1853

      At Returns 1843-1855 vol A-C Img 674 of 724
      Abraham Barge estate return filed by Hannah Barge 1854

    23. [S319] Thomas Powell and John Hardman, George Travis Powell Jr., (Macon, Georgia, 1985), Vol II Page 1682,1683,1687.
      Has date a 7 Jan 1811.

    24. [S364] North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909&enc=1.
      Name: Abraham Barge
      Spouse: Hannah Harris
      Marriage Date: 8 Jan 1812
      Marriage County: Craven
      Marriage State: North Carolina
      Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 0296803-0296808
      Source: County Court Records at New Bern, NC & Family Hist

    25. [S367] North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802&enc=1.
      Groom: Abraham Barge
      Bride: Hannah Harris
      Bond Date: 8 Jan 1812
      Bond #: 000024552
      Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
      ImageNum: 003391
      County: Craven
      Record #: 01 018
      Bondsman: Jno. Shaw
      Witness: J. G. Stanly, (

    26. [S373] Marriage and death notices from Raleigh register and North Carolina state gazette, 1799-1813, Carrie L. Broughton, (North Carolina State Library ), http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=2017&REC=1., pg 73.
      Marriage - Harris, Hannah to Capt. Francis Barge, Jan. 9, Newbern. Raleigh Register Jan. 24, 1812

    27. [S374] Carolina Federal Republican Newspaper, 11 Jan 1812, Page 3.
      Married
      On Thursday evening last, Capt. Francis Barge, to Miss Hannah Harris.
      (Note: Thursday before Saturday the 11th is the 9th)

    28. [S446] Marriages of Craven County, 1851-1908, & Marriage Bonds, 1773-1868, Jo Ann Ernul Murphy and Eula Pearl Beauchamp, (privately published, 2006, now out of print), http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/marriage/index.htm.
      GROOM'S NAME - Barge, Abraham
      BRIDE'S NAME - Harris, Hannah
      DATE OF MARRIAGE - 01/08/1812
      MARRIAGE REGISTER BOOK NUMBER - Vol.1
      COMMENTS - marriage bond

    29. [S603] North Carolina County Marriages, 1762-1979, https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1726957.
      004640858 image 1077-1078 of 3068 (image attached)
      004364799 image 23 of 488 Abraham Barge and Hannah Harris, bondsman Jno. Shaw (w) J.G. Stanley C.C.


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