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From: Pryse Duerfeldt <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] David B. Barnhart? Thanks
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 15:52:14 -0400
At 02:45 PM 09/17/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Craik's History doesn't have a bio for David Barnhart. His name does appear
>on page 106, in the history of the Appanoose congregation (which includes
>Eight Mile), though there is more mention of Daniel B Barnhart, who may or
>not be the same as D B Barnhart, also mentioned.
>Craik says that COB'ers first appeared in the area just after the Civil War,
>and indicates they were folks from Canton, Fulton County, IL. "In 1866,
>Elder Daniel Barnhart moved from Wabash county, Indiana, into what later
>which sounds confusing when the next paragraph says:
> "In 1871, Daniel B Barnhart moved from Roanoke, Virginia, to
> thus became one of the early members of the church...."
>Other early Eight Mile members recalled by "Brother Barnhart" include Daniel
>Barnhart and wife [the only mention of Daniel that I've found], George Bowen
>and wife, John Michael and wife, Jacob Kaub and wife, John Kaub, Wash. Turner
>and wife, Brother Firestone and wife, David Barnhart and wife, Abraham
> and wife, Isaac Barnhart and wife, and Jacob S Keim and wife," whom Craik
>says came from Indiana, Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, and
>Mile schoolhouse, one of the meeting places, he says, "is located eight and
>one-half miles southeast of Overbrook."
>Apparently there was out migration in the 1880's, and Eight Mile dwindled
>away, some of its members joining Ottawa and some Appanoose. "About
>them subsequently identified themselves with the Old Orders, among that
>number Elder Daniel Barnhart..."
>A D.B. Barnhart was one of three ministers at Appanoose in its early days.
>"The Appanoose church was built on the I B Garst farm, seven and one-half
>miles southeast of Overbrook..." Among those mentioned as having been
>elected to the ministry at Appanoose were Earl Barnhart (May 22, 1920),
>those ordained in the congregation were D B Barnhart (October 4, 1884).
>"Elder Barnhart" is mentioned as serving for many years in oversight of the
>While David Barnhart is listed in the index only the one time, Daniel
>Barnhart's name appears on pp 106, 107, 185, 202, 215 and Daniel B
>Barnhart on 106.
>Earl Barnhart is on 107. Isaac on 106. George Barnhart on 194 and 276;
>Josephus on 141, and W R Barnhart on 93.
>I hope some of this helps.
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