A son of Josiah Barkley in the early 19th century moved to Texas before Texas fought for its independence from Mexico.
His first name is unknown to me. His father Josiah Barkley was born in Orange County, NY, and pioneered MI when it was still a territory.
This Barkley line represents descendants of a James Barkley who emmigrated from Northern Ireland on the HMS George and Ann in 1729. Josiah was the great gradson of James Barkley; and the person I am trying to find along with his descendants in TX would have been the gggrandson of the aforesaid James Barkley (who m. Mary Moffat in NJ or NY.)
A letter dated August 1942 or 1943 sent by a MI Barkley to his YOUNG cousins back in MI, mentioned that while doing his basic military training during WWII in TX, he was invited to a Barkley/Barclay reunion there. At that reunion held every August back then,, he reported that he met many Barkley/Barclays who were very familar with this Barkley/Barclay line, all the way back to James Barkley who settled in Orange County, NY in 1730.
He also mentioned in his letter a Dr. Redman who was married, as I recall, to a Nell Barclay Redman who he alleged was somehow related to him.
If this makes any sense to any Texas Barkley/Barclay, please contact me as this person (the son of Josiah Barkley and his descendants)represent a big missing piece in my direct and collaterial line genealogy, and any help or clues would be greatly appreciated to resolve this mystery.
Luogh North, Doolin,
County Clare, Republic of Ireland
(No zip code)
P.S. I am a former New Yorker who retired here to Ireland in 1995, and am a direct line descendant of the aforesaid James Barkley.
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