We lost another Jefferson Cousin, Evelyn Barger

November 14, 2009 by

My friend and fellow Jefferson researcher, Herbert Barger has lost his wife. Our prayers go out to him and his family.

Evelyn Barger

Evelyn Barger wife of Herbert Barger, Jefferson Descendant

Evelyn Dorothy Lee Bomar Barger
(December 6, 1930 – November 9, 2009)

Evelyn Barger died peacefully with her family at her side at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday, November 9, 2009 at age 78.Evelyn was born on December 6, 1930 in Knoxville, Tenn. She married Herbert and they were married for 61 years and she enjoyed being a military wife. She was deeply involved with her Providence-Fort Washington United Methodist Church and assisted with various church functions and activities for more than 40 years. She was always giving and putting others above herself.

She was a member of the Washington D.C. Constitution Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and served that association as Registrar and Treasurer for many years.

She was a collateral descendant of Thomas Jefferson and co-authored, with her husband, Herbert, the family genealogy book, “The Jefferson Family of Virginia.”

Her greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother and grandma. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Barger, Fort Washington, MD. Other survivors include their four children: Linda F. Patterson, husband Jim, San Antonio, TX, Pamela A. Buell, husband Frank, Ashburn, VA, Harold L. Barger, wife Carol, Waldorf, MD, Rebecca K. Hart, husband Mike, Ashburn, VA.

Her grandchildren were her most precious gems. They include 9 grandchildren, James, Justin and Jeffrey Patterson, Jessica Jones and Sarah Buell, Jennifer Johnson and Johanna Barger, and Rachel and Emily Hart. Her great-grandsons are Matthew Benny and Alexander James Patterson.

In lieu of flowers, donations or memorial contributions may be sent to Providence-Fort Washington United Methodist Church, 10610 Old Fort Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744.

A private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

A Jefferson Cousin Herbert Barger writes about a possible small world

January 23, 2009 by

Freom Herbert

Regarding the Browns, we were visiting Prestworld, a large plantation open for visitors near Clarksville, Va. on Lake Gaston. The docent there told us that a lady named Brown was visiting and was making a large donation for the upkeep of Prestworld and she told this lady we were Jefferson related. She was about 80 I supposee and as we were upstairs on the tour she climbed the long statirs and asked our guide, “where are those Jefferson relations?” We talked for awhile but I never got her lineage, but she was very interisting to talk with.

(We wish you had run into Clara but she is much younger and I am sorry to say, not a rich as the lady you saw.)

We also had another interesting meeting with a Jefferson cousin, Grace Jamieson  who together with he husband owned, at that time, the famous historical plantation, Berkeley Plantation on the James River, south of Richmond. She and her husband, Malcolm, have since passed on and their son runs it. She descended from Peterfield’s brother, George, while my wife, Evelyn, descends from their brother John Robertson Jefferson. 

Descendant of Elizabeth Jefferson George

January 23, 2009 by

We lost the husband of a Jefferson Cousin we care about.  He is Herbert Yeatts husband of Gladys Meyers. Gladys is great grandaughter of Elizabeth Jefferson who married Hugh M. George .

Gladys has written to me since the 1980′s about her George Family.  His obit is at this link:

http://www.legacy.com/NewsAdvance/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=122968667

www.legacy.com will have it for longer then a month.

We are so sorry for your loss. Gladys.  Thank you for being our cousin and friend. Linda and Betty

A Jefferson cousin meets a Brown in VA

September 6, 2008 by

Herb Barger writes:

President Jefferson from Herb Bargers web site

President Jefferson from Herb Bargers web site

Regarding the Browns, we were visiting Prestworld, a large plantation open for visitors near Clarksville, Va. on Lake Gaston. The docent there told us that a lady named Brown was visiting and was making a large donation for the upkeep of Prestworld and she told this lady we were Jefferson related. She was about 80 I suppose and as we were upstairs on the tour she climbed the long stairs and asked our guide, “where are those Jefferson relations?” We talked for awhile but I never got her lineage, but she was very interesting to talk with.

We also had another interesting meeting with a Jefferson cousin, Grace Jamieson  who together with he husband owned, at that time, the famous historical plantation, Berkeley Plantation on the James River, south of Richmond. She and her husband, Malcolm, have since passed on and their son runs it. She descended from Peterfield’s brother, George, while my wife, Evelyn, descends from their brother John Robertson Jefferson. 

Herbert and I were researching the Jeffersons in the 1980′s.  He was involved with the Jefferson DNA study.  We do not believe that President Jefferson fathered any of Sally Hemming’s children.  There were a group of 8 Jefferson relatives that lived near Montecello and the historical evidence points that Randolph Jefferson (brother to the President) was the father of Eston Hemings. For more information from Herber Barger’s site,  click here.

Wedding of Vera May Crawford to Lee Barbee 1913

August 24, 2008 by

This is the wedding of my grandfather Ralph Wm. Crawford’s sister Vera May Crawford to Lee Andrew Barbee.   

 

Mel

 

 

Wedding of Vera Crawford & Lee Barbee 1913

President Thomas Jefferson and how we are related!

August 22, 2008 by
portrait by Sully of the President

portrait by Sully of the President

I got a phone call from Clara daughter of Mary Brown Randolph!  She is visiting Monticello!!!!  I am sure that she was curious how we are related to the President.  (Someday I will be able to insert ancestor charts for your viewing pleasure.) We are all related to Mary Frances Young Crawford.  She is the mother of Clara Crawford Brown and Iva Crawford Ward Smith

President Thomas Jefferson is our first cousin.  His grandfather was Capt. Thomas Jefferson (1676-1731).  Capt Thomas and Mary Field had two sons (plus other children) Col. Peter Jefferson (father of the president) and Field Jefferson (ours).  So Clara if you can see this as you travel, you are the First Cousin 7 times removed to the President. (We are first cousins because we share the same grandparents. We are 7 generations apart (removed) from the President)

Mary Frances YOUNG CRAWFORD (1857 MO – 1938 CA) daughter of:

Valeria Ann Julina Smith MAHAN YOUNG (1838 VA – 1870 MO) d/o

Cynthia Anzolette Merriaman JEFFERSON MAHAN (1814 va – 1872 mo) d/o

Alexander JEFFERSON (1779 VA – 1858 VA) son of

Peterfield JEFFERSON (1735 VA - 1794 VA) s/o

Field JEFFERSON (1702 VA – 1765 VA) s/o

Capt. Thomas JEFFERSON (1676-1731)

William and Clara Crawford Brown 1920 census

August 15, 2008 by
brown-1920-census Gray's Harbor Co WA

brown-1920-census Gray

I think I have the 1920 census record enlarged so you can read it.  This is the family of William and Clara Brown in Grays Harbor Co Washington.  The 5 boys are listed living with this family as well as our darling Mary Brown, first cousin to my Mother, Betty.  If you would like me to continue publishing my Crawford Brown research, please comment or email me that you are reading it.  Thank you, Linda

Jefferson brothers Harry Byrd and Carroll of Virginia

July 27, 2008 by
Here is a picture of Harry Byrd Jefferson in front of his brother, Carroll’s store in Sandy Level, Pittsylvania Co VA.
Byrd Jefferson at his brothers store

Byrd Jefferson at his brothers store

Click on comments for more pictures and history of the store.
Rick Jefferson, son of Harry Byrd writes:
I have a lot of memories there.  I first recall his store in 1962, when we moved to Sandy Level.  He had lots of general merchandise and two gas pumps outside where full-service was always provided.  He also had two small (6ft) pool tables in the back room where I learned how to play the game.  Carroll had the old soda machines in the early 60s where you had to put a nickel in the coke machine (lift top type) and slide the bottle around till you pulled it out near the front of the machine.  The two benches out front got a lot of use too.  I recall several of us sitting out on the bench one summer, including the county Sheriff.  While there, a car came up Rt 40 doing about 100 MPH.   
That’s about it for now on the store.  The store is being used to sell antiques these days, called the Sandy Level Trading Post.  (Click on Comments for the rest of the story!)
The store as it looks today.
Jefferson Store now antique store

Jefferson Store now antique store

2008 June VA Genealogical Society Newsletter

July 18, 2008 by

I posted to my page called useful genealogy links.  More stuff on VA records.

Family of William Brown 1920 Grays Harbor WA

July 10, 2008 by

This is the census record of Mary Brown and her brothers and sisters.  I tried to in-large the image and save it to a disk but I was not successful.  Should I print the record then scan it?  Any ideas will help. Thanks.

Please click here this should send you to Ancestry and the actual census record. Please send me a comment if you can’t see it.


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