Washington Alexander Barclay and wife Catherine Nelson:
1860 White County Census
P113-10 BARCLAY July 12, 1860 - District 6, Cassvile PO 855/840
A. Barclay age 41 M W Farmer 1500 2000 NC-I (Alexander)
Catharin (Nelson) age 39 F W NC
Franklin 14 M W Tn-S
Columbus 12 M W Tn-S
Amanda E. 9 F W Tn-S (marries James Knox Polk Hutchings)
Nancy C. 7 F W Tn-S
Saroah J. 5 F W Tn-S
Isaac HENSLEY 30 M W Farm Laborer Tn-I
1870 White County, TN census
Catherine Barclay a widow
James O. age 8
White County, TN Administrators Book, Page 87
A. Barclay's Inventory
This is a true report of the amount of articles sold out of the Estate of Alexander Barclay, deceased, which is done according to the requirements of the law, the following are the names of the purchasers of the above named articles sold at said sale.
Washington Hutson 1 set Smiths Tools $12.05
Columbus Barclay 1 Table 1.00
Same 1 Iron Wedge .40
Same 1 Grind Stone 1.10
Same 1 Iron Wedge .45
Same 1 ? Iron .30
Sworn to before me
3 October 1867
H S Carrich D.Clerk
1870 White County, Tennessee, Dist 6, Shady Grove PO, Sh 353B
James Hutchings age 25 farmer $275 TN
Amanda E (Barclay) age 19 TN
Mary C age 2 TN
William age 1 TN
1880 White County, TN Census, District 6, Sheet 457A
James Hutchings age 34 Blacksmith TN TN TN
Amanda Hutchings age 29 wife Keeps House TN NC NC
Mary C. Hutchings age 12 dau At Home TN TN TN
Rascow Hutchings age 11 son TN TN TN Works on farm
Alexander Hutchings age 10 son TN TN TN Works on farm
Randy Hutchings age 7 dau TN TN TN
Cora Hutchings age 1 dau TN TN TN
1880 White County, TN census, District 6 Sheet 457A
George W. Hutchings age 59 TN SC SC farmer (father of James Knox Polk Hutchings)
Mary Hutchings age 57 wife TN ? KY Keeps House
Mary Hutchings age 20 dau TN TN TN At Home
George W. Hutchings age 18 son TN TN TN Works on farm
Alidda F. Hutchings age 15 dau TN TN TN At home
Eliza Hutchings age 80 Other SC ? ? At Home
1900 Polk County, MO. Census ED 125, Dist. 6, Sh. 1, Line 53.
James Hutchings age 54 Aug 1845 TN TN TN married 33 years 11 children 10 living
Amanda E. (Barclay) Hutchings wife age 49 Sept 1850 TN NC NC
Thomas J. Hutchings son age 19 May 1881 TN TN TN
John W. Hutchings son age 16 Mar 1884 TN TN TN
Florence Hutchings dau age 13 Mar 1887 TN TN TN
Moncy Hutchings dau age 9 Feb 1891 TN TN TN
Myrtie Hutchings dau age 7 May 1893 TN TN TN
1900 Polk County, Missouri, Jackson, ED125, Sh 75
Franklin A. Barclay age 55 May 1845 NC NC NC farmer
Rebecca wife age 45 Aug 1855 , 6 children born 4 living MO TN TN
Otis son age 21 June 1878 MO
Detroit son age 16 Nov 1883 MO
Nola W dau age 10 June 1889 MO
Ann Brown mother in law age 79 May 1821 widow TN TN TN
1910 Dallas County, TX, ED96, JP5, Sh. 232, 4-15-1910
James Hutchens age 64 marriage 1 for 40 years TN TN TN Farmer Gen Farm
Amanda wife age 50, 11 children born 10 living TN NC NC
John W. son age 24 single TN NC NC Farm Labor
Mosy dau age 18 MO TN TN
Mirtie dau age 16 MO TN TN
1920 Dallas County, Tx. Census Vol. 46, ED 101, Sh. 8, Line 96, Lancaster Township
James Hutchings age 74
Amanda E. Hutchings wife age 68
John W. Hutchings son age 36
Monsie Hutchings dau age 28
Below Copied from various sources including Mitchell Jones and others, I am not taking credit for their work, just wanted to show their hard work for history on this line:
"In December 1863, Alexander Barclay and Ammon Dildine, of the Peeled Chestnut Community of White County, TN, were passing through Buffalo Valley on their way back to their homes in White County. They had been to Kentucky to find a place for their families to live to get away from the dangers of the Civil War in White County. While traveling through Buffalo Valley they were murdered by Confederate deserters. Ammon Dildine was killed instantly, but Alexander Barclay was badly wounded in the stomach. Barclay was taken to the Garner home and laid on a straw pallet. He lived a few days before he died of his wounds. While laying on the pallet the deserters broke into the house and were going to shoot him again but Rebecca Bartlett stopped them by telling them he was dying. Later Alexanders Barclay's wife, Elizabeth Nelson Barclay, came riding a horse and with her young son, James Otis Barclay, in her arms. She was there to find a grave for her husband.
In December 1863 Alexander Barclay and Ammon Dildine, of the Peeled Chestnut community of White County, Tennessee, were passing through Buffalo Valley on their way back to their homes in White County. They had been to Kentucky to find a place for their families to live to get away from the dangers of Civil War in White County. While traveling through Buffalo Valley they were murdered by Confederate deserters. Dildine was killed instantly, but Barclay was badly wounded in stomach, etc. Barclay was taken to the Garner home and laid on a straw pallet. He lived a few days before he died from his wounds. While laying on the pallet the deserters broke into house and were going to shoot him again but Rebecca Bartlett, a young girl, told them he is going to die and she gave him a drink of water.
Later Alexander Barclay’s wife, Elizabeth Nelson Barclay, came to Buffalo Valley riding a horse and with her young son, James Otis Barclay, in her arms. She was there to find the grave of her husband.
Several days after the shooting Union troopers under command of I believe LT. Prettyman Jones entered Buffalo Valley, and were told of the outrage. They tracked the men down and a firefight occurred and the men were killed. One of the men was Moffett Crowell who ran into a barn and was killed.
I believe that the five men who killed Barclay and Dildine were Moffet Crowell, Thomas Maxwell, Harmon Young, Gillahan, and Sullivan. Moffett Crowell was deserter from Company K 13th Confederate Cavalry. Gillahan and Sullivan were not residents of area but were probably from Smith County, Tennessee. There was a Riley and William Gillahan from Chestnut Mound area of Smith County, Tennessee, that served in Company A of 84th Regiment of Tennessee Confederate Infantry and deserted their units on 20 January 1863.
We obtained information from a several sources including Nora Jones Steele, dau of Rebecca Bartlett Jones; Freeman Ward, descendent of Barclay and Dildine; Susan Hayden, a descendent of James Otis Barclay; Allison, Judge John, Editor, "Notable Men of Tennessee", Vol I, Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, 1905 has sketch on Professor R. I. Hutchings a descendent of Alexander Barclay; traditions in Crowell family. I was first told this story by Nora Jones Steele and then read an article on Crowells by Whited in which he claimed Moffett Crowell was killed and robbed of his gold by men under command of Prettyman Jones. When aspects of all the stories are compared they fit on details and time period. We do know that Dave Crowell and his gang of several people stayed in the Indian Creek area." End of their work.
Thanks to all of you who have worked so hard on this line. If not for you, I would not have found my connection to this line.
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