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Re: Barge Family Info.
In Response To: Re: Barge Family Info. ()

I called Mrs. Pecolia Barge this morning (19 Jan 2008). Her husband Foy Barge, now 87, is one of Jeff Barge's youngest sons. She provided the following information.

Jeff's mother, Sadie Barge, is named in the deed for land given to Jeff when he was 15 by his father George Abel Barge. Family history is that Sadie had been killed shortly after Jeff's birth and before the 1870 census by another woman over the affections of George Abel Barge. The infant Jeff was taken in by Martha Robins, then 22. Jeff, at age 3 months, is listed with her, William Simpson (30), and Prince Miller (15) in the 1870 Wilcox County AL census. George Abel Barge went to their home and claimed Jeff as his son, then brought Jeff home to live with him, his wife, and two daughters. Jeff remained in the home until after the 1900 census and lived close by for at least another 10 years.

I have requested a copy of a photo of Jeff as an older adult and will be glad to share that with anyone interested after I receive it. Please email me at lrtate@comcast.com for an electronic copy.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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