A reminder that the spelling here will most likely represent that taken directly from the original record, or perhaps off microfilm copy of same, or from a well-known compilation. It does not necessarily represent the preferred spelling by the individual, his family or his descendants.
1837, Jun 13, WILLIAM BARKELOO's death notice appears in the "Arkansas Gazette". He died June 9th, 1837, leaving a widow, Frances, and two children.(p.3,Vol.I.,"Obits & Deaths",Arkansas Newspaper Extracts,1819-1845, James L. Morgan,1981.)
1837, Jul 12, FRANCES A. BARKELOO, appointed administratrix for WILLIAM BARKELOO, deceased.
Notice appears in the "Pulaski Co.,Ark. Times & Advocate." (Morgan,p.2,Vol.II.,"Probate & Chancery Notices.")
1837, Aug 28, FRANCES A. BARKELOO's death notice listed in "Little Rock,AR Times & Advocate", and on Aug.29, 1837 in "The Gazette":"Mrs. Frances A. Barkeloo, in 32nd year, widow of William, died last Friday, Aug.25,1837." (Morgan,Vol.I,p.3,"Obits & Deaths.")
1837, Oct 24, JOHN R. BARKELOO, appointed administrator of William and Frances A. Barkeloo, deceased. "Pulaski Co.,Ark.Times & Advocate(Oct.30,1837)."(Morgan, Vol.II, p.2,"Probate & Chancery Notices.")
1838, Apr 18, JOHN BARKELOO, marries Mary Lockert in Pulaski Co.,AR.,as listed in "Early Arkansas Marriages Before 1850".
1839, Mar 04, HENRY F. SHAW, Little Rock, guardian of Sophronia W. and Thomas A. Barkeloo, minor heirs; rent of dwelling of deceased, William Barkeloo, now occupied by John R. Barkeloo,"Ark. Times & Advocate", (also Mar.22,1841, Mar.7,1842); "Pulaski Co.,Ark.Gazette",Dec.30,1844.(Morgan,p.2,"Probate & Chancery Notices.")
1842, Dec 21, JOHN R. BARKELOO, is listed as the Pulaski County Door Keeper in a published roster of Arkansas House of Representatives. ("Arkansas Gazette") (Morgan,p.147,"Bio Notes").
1848, January Term, Miller vs. BARKELOO, Pulaski Co., Circuit Court,(8 ARK 318)- George C. Miller moved to set aside John R. Barkeloo's judgment. Henry F. Shaw, Lorenzo Gibson & Richard Coulter were Miller's securities. Judgment- "Refused."(p.74,"Abstracts of Arkansas Reports,Jan.1837 thru Jan.1861",Joan Taunton,1988.)
NOTE- MARY J. BARKLOO, age 30(c1820), born in Arkansas, appears in the 1850 Fed. Census of Arkansas, Pulaski Co.,Little Rock(taken 13 Dec.1850), with daughter, Mary J. Jr.,age 11,b.AR. This is probably Mary (Lockert) Barkeloo, widow of John R. Barkeloo. Both are residing with family of (474/474) Henry F. Shaw,44,b.D.C.,carpenter; his wife,Nancy(Bland) Shaw,27,AR., and their son, William B. Shaw,13,AR.(deaf & dumb).
1851, July Term, BARKELOO's Heirs vs. Mayor & Alderman of Little Rock,Pulaski Co., Circuit Court,(12 ARK 118)- Minor heirs of Barkeloo petition for supersedas of order to sell certain lots owned by them in Little Rock. Proceeds of the sale were to pay expenses of paving sidewalk in front of lots. Judgment- "Granted."(Taunton,p.113.)
William Barkeloo(d.June 9,1837), appears to be a descendant of the family of Harmanus J. Barkeloo of Wayne Twp.,Butler Co.,OH., who died suddenly in Aug.1822, leaving a large family, some of whom returned to their Brooklyn,NY stamping grounds with their mother,Elsie(Van Brunt) Barkeloo. Some of the older children remained in Ohio, including a son, Jacques Barkeloo, b.May 18,1798,NY., who appears to be the same in Campbell Co.,KY tax records in 1819-21.
William's widow, Frances A. Barkeloo, "died Aug.25,1837, in her 32nd year", making her birthyear about 1805. As yet, a marriage record has not been found for William and Frances. One would surmise John R. Barkeloo(c1819-a1848), appointed administrator only after the death of the widow, to be either a son or younger brother of William. For John to be a son of William would put a damper on Frances being John's mother, as she would have to have been about age fourteen at marriage, and at John's birth.
The two minor heirs of William were identified as Sophronia W. and Thomas A. Barkeloo, the latter of whom must be the same found in San Antonio,Bexar Co.,Texas in 1850, age 19, born(1831) in Kentucky, and enumerated with wagonmaster,William H. Pearson. Thomas A. Barkelow,age 50, was still living in Shelby Co.,TX in 1880. He admits to being born in Kentucky, but claims his father was born in Ohio, his mother in Kentucky. Thomas was about age six when both his parents died. It is only slightly possible that Thomas' father(William) could have been born in Ohio, as opposed to being born in New York. If William was fairly close in age to his wife, Frances, then an Ohio birthplace is possible, but still not probable, and it would dispel any relationship of William and John being father/son, but more likely brothers, uncle/nephew, or even close cousins. Assuming Frances Barkeloo to be Thomas and Sophronia's birth mother would not require imagination as Frances would have been about age 24 at the time of her marriage to William. The marriage must have occurred around 1830, possibly a year or so earlier.
There are actually two candidates among the NY Barkeloo clan to be considered here. The initial requirement seems to be emigration to KY or OH near Cincinnati after 1800 and before 1820. Another requirement is that the children of said candidates must not already be known, and their ages must exhibit some relationship to census data assumed to be that of their parents, or, in this case, the alleged parental candidates.
Additional arguments on this Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas line are available from the Barkuloo Orphan Line page that deals directly with the William Barkelow case: William Barkeloo(c1802-1837)
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