Surname Saturday – Barkley
August 27th, 2011 by Jessica

This week we take a look at the lineage of the Barkley surname as it pertains to my family’s history.

Earliest Known Ancestor

Henry Moses Barkley, my 5th great grandfather, was born 1772 in Tyrone County, Ireland.  He married Zelpeh Moore in Lewistown, Pennsylvania sometime around 1810.  He died 24 Apr 1857, presumably in Jasper, Indiana.

Barkley Family Lineage

Barkley Family Lineage


Jessica Marie Cole > Douglass Lyal Cole > Duane Lyal Cole (1929 – 1994) > Agnes Berniece Barkley (1911 – 1991) > John Charles Barkley (1884 – 1964) > John Calvin Barkley (1854 – 1898) > William Moses Barkley (1821 – 1899) > Henry Moses Barkley (1772 – 1857)

Wedding Announcement for Agnes Barkley

Wedding Announcement for Agnes Barkley

Items of Interest

  • Agnes Berniece Barkley married Lyal Newton Cole on February 23, 1929 in Porter County, Indiana.  Her wedding announcement in the local newspaper said, “Agnes Barkley Cole, Daughter of Charles Barkley, whose marriage to Lyal Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cole of 551 Boundary Street was solemnized Saturday afternoon in Baptist church.”

Additional Information

2 Responses  
  • DaD writes:
    August 29th, 20112:57 pmat

    From my new notes…

    “Aug 23rd was the 100th anniversary of my grandmother (Agnes [Barkley] Cole’s) birthday. I always admired her for her strength and contagious laugh and I miss her to this day. I often called her on (call day) Sunday when I called my far away family and she loved hearing from her grandson. She always had a cheery greeting and something positive to say. It’s been twenty years since I heard that laugh in person but it still rings in my ears when I think of her.”

  • Jessica writes:
    August 30th, 20114:51 amat

    I appreciate so much that you are adding tidbits about the relatives you personally knew, DaD! I was too young to remember great-grandmother Agnes. It sounds like she was a wonderful woman. Thanks for sharing!

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