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Abraham Barrier of Jackson Co, AL
Posted by: Patty Woodall (ID *****0717) Date: December 03, 2002 at 22:15:59
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The 1830 Jackson Co, AL lists the following Barriers but spelled Byer(s) which is why you have not been able to find them on the 1830 census. They lived in Crow Creek Valley where I live and where the land they entered was located.

Martin Byers 00010001 - 1100001
John Byers 00011 - 00001
William Byer 00001 - 10001
Charles Barrier 20001 - 11001

I'm not sure of the spelling of Charles Barrier's name on the census. My mother copied this info many (40 or so) years ago from the actual census. I do not have the page numbers for sure but may be 36, 37, 39. Charles Barrier lived near the mouth of Big and Little Coon which were valleys next to Crow Creek Valley.

The 1840 Jackson Co, AL census shows the following and I don't know the spelling on the census for sure:

Charles Bayers 001101 - 221101
William Barrier 120001 - 001001
Sarah Barier 1 female 50 - 60 years

Jackson Co, AL Deed Book, p. 576 dated 13 Aug 1839
Charles N. Barrier and wife, Elizabeth, sell to John Dudley, son of Joseph Dudley, deceased, for $250 79-93/100 acres of land lying between Big and Little Raccoon [Coon] Creek being the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Section 17 Township 2 South Range 7 East of the Huntsville meridian.

I do not know where Charles N. Barrier lived in 1840 in Jackson Co, AL. I am not familiar with the names of people living around him. Even though Alabama Records compiled by Gandrud in Vol. 19 states that Charles N. Barrier "came from Sand Mountain, Jackson Co, AL to Titus Co, TX", there is no indication that he ever lived on Sand Mountain unless from the 1840 census and of that I am unsure at the moment but will try to find out. The above deed was NOT on Sand Mountain. Actually, the land on Sand Mountain was not available for sale before 1842. It had been Cherokee Indian land until the Treaty of 1835/36. The Cherokees had two years in which to leave and the Trail of Tears was not until 1838. Then the land had to be surveyed and it was not available for sale until 1842. Sand Mountain is about 5 to 8 miles from the land in the above deed. It is possible that Charles Barrier moved to Sand Mountain after selling but never owned any land there and moved to Texas before it was available for sale. White people could move on the ceded Cherokee lands when the Cherokees left but some white people moved onto the Cherokee lands before they left.

Even though Jackson Co, AL was created in Dec 1819 the land was not availabe for sale until 1830. There is no 1820 census of Jackson Co, AL.

Only one Orphans Court book has survived for the years 1820-1830 which is really estates settlements. In Dec 1821 Martin Barrier bought at the James Gilliland Estate Sale. That is the only mention in the abstract that I have of any Barriers.

The deeds are the only records that have survived until about 1842 and then the various court records are sketchy. I have not looked at the deeds for the Barriers and the abstracts that are in my mothers files are difficult to decipher and I hesitate to put them here.

There is nothing in my Barrier file to indicate with proof that Abraham Barrier was in Jackson Co, AL. If he was here, he died before 1830.

I will look thru a better abstract of the 1820-1830 Orphans Court book tomorrow and if I learn anything will post here.

All the land the Barriers entered was in Jackson Co, AL. These land entries have been posted elsewhere on this site.

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