James Ralston Barkey

Male 1828 - 1897  (68 years)


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  • Name James Ralston Barkey  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 21 Oct 1828  ,,, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    civil Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    FSID LZDW-PR2 
    Name James Barkey  [9
    Name James Barkey  [10
    Name James R Barkey  [8
    _MILT 2 Nov 1862  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1 Jul 1863  Turbett, Juniata, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 28 Sep 1897  Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    Buried Duncannon, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I11736  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father John Barkey,   b. 8 Mar 1807, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1872, Newport, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Shrauder,   b. 9 Feb 1819, <,,, Ireland> Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1894, Liverpool, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Shull,   b. 31 Jul 1831, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1857, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1851  [1, 2, 4, 7
    Children 
     1. John Ulysses Barkey,   b. 2 Jul 1852, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1916, Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     2. William Barkey,   b. 1854, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Lewis Barkey  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Lydick,   b. 22 Mar 1835,   d. 5 Nov 1889, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Children 
     1. James F Barkey,   b. 29 Mar 1861, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1905, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F10833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google Mapscivil - - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - 2 Nov 1862 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Sep 1897 - Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Duncannon, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James Ralston was a very strict man according to his son, John U. He was married twice. Catherine Shull was his first wife. They had two sons, John U & Lewis. She died when John U was four years old. Lewis eventually migrated to Iowa Falls, Iowa where he was a farmer. Had on son, Willard who became a lawyer. James R. married again (no names or dates) had one son James who never left Penna & another boy; no name available. Lewis & John U were never close & he kept John U at a distance when John U visited him in 1913. James other two sons visited John U & Ida R in Wyoming in 1913. They got along beautifully. (Originally written by Patsy Hoffman)

      From Find A Grave
      It appears that he was born in Chester County, the son of John and Rebecca Barkey, but that is unconfirmed.

      He married Catherine Shull September 11, 1851, and fathered John Ulysses (b. 07/02/52), William (b. 1854), and Lewis (b. ?). Catherine died in 1857, and he married Margaret unk. and fathered James F. (b. 03/29/61).

      A Civil War veteran, he was drafted in Harrisburg October 22, 1862, mustered into federal service there November 2 as a private with Co. F, 171st Pennsylvania Infantry (aka "Drafted Militia"), and honorably discharged with his company August 7, 1863, although he is listed as "absent sick at muster-out."

      He died at age 68 years, 11 months, and 7 days.

  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for James Ralston Barkey

    2. [S224] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Catherine Shull

    3. [S227] U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;), Database online.
      Record for James

    4. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 08 July 2018, 16:11), entry for James Ralston Barkey(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LZDW-PR2); contributed by various users. PersonID LZDW-PR2.
      James Ralston Barkey

    5. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF49-12S : 21 September 2017), James Barkey in entry for James Barkey and Annie Bell, 30 May 1889; citing Marriage, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, various county courts and registers, Pennslyvannia; FHL microfilm 21,161.
      James Barkey in entry for James Barkey and Annie Bell, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

    6. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV1-TCHC : 13 December 2015), James Ralston Barkey, 1897; Burial, Duncannon, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Evergreen Cemetery; citing record ID 27434903, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
      James Ralston Barkey, "Find A Grave Index"

    7. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org.
      Legacy NFS Source: James Ralston Barkey - Individual or family possessions: death: 28 September 1897; Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

    8. [S206] Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for James R Barkey

    9. [S228] U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for James Barkey

    10. [S229] American Civil War Soldiers, Historical Data Systems, comp., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;), Database online. Side served: Union; State served: Pennsylvania; Enlistment date: 2 Nov 1862.
      Record for James Barkey