Samuel and Thomas were issued passports to travel through the Creek Nations. They settled on a piece of property in Wilkinson County, not far from the Buffalo River.
On February 1, 1809, Thomas married Naomi Clark in Burke County, Georgia. Naomi was born in Georgia ca. 1794. Prior to 1811, they relocated and settled in Pike County, Mississippi.
Thomas served in the War of 1812 in Captain D. T. W. Cook's Mississippi Militia, Wilkinson County. He was discharged in New Orleans on March 31, 1815.
|William Thomas Barron - Memorial Stone|
Naomi made many applications for more land for his service in the War of 1812. She received 40 acres issued on the 6th day of April 1852 under the Bounty Land Act of 1850. She applied and received more acreage on March 3, 1855. Naomi also received a widow's pension for Thomas Barron's military service in the amount of $8.00 per month, commencing on February 4, 1871.
Naomi Clark Barron died in Amite County, Mississippi on May 30, 1885.
The following children were born to the marriage of William Thomas Barron and Naomi Clark:
William Henry, 1811-1866This post is centered around their descendants through three of their children who settled in Louisiana:
Elizabeth "Betty", 1813-1888 (m. Elisha Estess, 1816-1883)
John, 1817-1876 (m. Betty Elizabeth Leggett, 1826-1881)
Nancy, 1919-1919 (m. James "Jim" Johnston, 1812-1881)
William Thomas, ca 1820-1917 (m. 1. Missouri Ann Huckabee-1831-1879; 2. Victory Butler, 1838-1888; 3. Amanda "Dida" Corkren, 1871-1956)
Lucinda 1823-1916 (m. Ansel H. Prewitt, 1812-ca 1871)
Naomi, 1827-1903 (m. Ira Jeremiah Cockerham, ca 1816-?)
Richard Berry, 1832-1901 (m. 1. Malinda Jane Winborne, 1837-1884; 2. Elizabeth Laird)
Arthur "Arch", 1835-1898 (m. Elizabeth Johnston, daughter of James by first wife)
- William Henry Barron
- William Thomas
- Richard Berry Barron
William and Malinda's son, John Wesley Barron was born in Mississippi on October 18, 1839. On November 5, 1868, he married Leuvenia Richardson in Rapides Parish. Leuvenia was born in Alabama on July 6, 1851.
John Wesley died on April 29, 1924 and Leuvenia died on July 10, 1921. Both are buried in the Big Creek Cemetery in Pollock, Grant Parish, Louisiana. (Editor's note: tombstone photographs are courtesy of debmcdaniel at FindAGrave.com)
John Wesley and Leuvenia settled in Grant Parish where they raised the following children:
James HenryOf these children, it was William Thomas Barron, born on June 12, 1873, who would later move to Catahoula Parish. On November 22, 1892, William married Emma Eloise Bailey who was born in Rapides Parish on October 21, 1872.