Captain Isaac BARKER, Sr
(-Bef 1776)
Rebecca BARKER


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Captain John ROUSE, Jr

Rebecca BARKER

  • Born: 1750
  • Married: 1766
  • Died: 1820

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   General Notes:

Descendants of Levi Barber- LJE Jun 2001:
"Col Levi Barber moved to Ohio in the fall of 1799, lived many years in Marietta and Harmar. 7 Feb 1803 mar Elizabeth third child of Capt John Rouse of Belpre Ohio...
"LJC from a paper on Barber Genealogy: 'Elizabeth [ROUSE] Barber, the wife of Col Levi Barber, who lived many years on the north side of the Public Square in Harmar, where his son Levi now lives [1871], was the third child of Capt John and Rebecca BARKER Rouse, was born on the 16th day of June 1772 and died 28 Jun 1831..."

"Rouse Family of Belpre Ohio"
by Lucy COLE Fleming (notes), Seldon COLE, Mrs Clarence SLOAN, Laura Curtis PRESTON- 30 Mar 1939.
"...Mrs Rebecca (Barker) Rowe, dau of Capt Isaac Barker who was lost at sea before 1776..."

The American Pioneer Vol 2 pg 112-34 Cincinnati OH 1843, Stimson Collection Class 051 Book A51P 55838
"Shortly after our call on Alonzo Frouse, Belpre, Mrs TD Phillips, Marietta, said there is a book in Marietta College Lobrary, in which the journey of the Rouse family and others to Ohio, is given in detail, as related to Dr S P Hildreth by Mrs Bathsheba ROUSE Greene, Marietta...
"Parts relating to the Rouse family are here copied. It corrects come of Alonzo Rouse's records-LCP
"Or the journey of some New England families 'across the mountains' from New England to Muskingum in 1788
"By Dr S P Hildreth
(Omitted: conditions at close and after the Revolution- the Ohio Company purchase- long journey over rivers and mountains etc. Mrs John Rouse was Rebecca Barker, daughter of Capt Isaac Barker- lost at sea 1761. Mrs Jonathan Devol, a sister)
"Among other families who ventured on this long and perilous journey...In the year 1788...were those of John Rouse and Capt Jonathan Devol. Before the period of the revolution, Mr Rouse had followed vocation of whaleman and seaman, from New Bedford, but that event put stop to all pursuits of this kind. He was now living on a small farm in the town of Rochester, Massachusetts...He was now near fifty yers of age...His family consisted of wife and eight children, viz: Michael, a stout young man of twenty-two; Bathsheba, nineteen; Elizabeth, seventeen; Cynthia, fifteen; Ruth, eleven; Stephen, six; and Robert and Barker, twins four years. Capt Johnathan Haskell, who also lived in Rochester, joined in fitting out the expedition, and furnished a large covered wagon and two horses, and Mr Rouse the other two. An active young man named Cushing, who wished to settle in the west, was employed to drive the wagon...
"A party of young ladies, on horseback, accompanied the females as far as "The Long Plain", which was a portion of the north end of the town of New Bedford, distance six miles from Matteposett Harbor. Here they tarried about a week amongst kinfolk and former neighbors; for at theis place Mr Rouse had lived many years and here a large portion of the children had been born. The week flew rapidly away...and the parting morning came...Capt Haskel joined them that morning from Rochester, and early in October 1788...They commenced the long journey to Muskingum, as the new settlement was then called...
"Captain Joseph Cook, who had married a sister of Mrs Rouse, and Edward Bennett, an old neighbor, accompanied them as far as Providence...which reached second day at evening. Here they were joined by the family of Capt Jonathan Devol, composed of Mrs Devol and five children, viz: Sally- 12 years; Henry- 10, Charles- 8, Barker- 5, and Francis- 1 year. Mrs Nancy Devol was the sister of Mrs Rebecca Rouse. Her husband had been absent nearly a year, and was attached to the party of pioneers sent by the Ohio company, in the autumn previous...Their (Devol) covered wagon, with four horses...was driven by Isaac Barker, an only brother of the married femailes. He was about thirty years of age, in the vigor of manhood, and had left a wife and family in Rochester, until he could return and bring them on the following year...
"Chapter II
"The following morning they left Providence, bidding adieu to their friends, who had accompanied them from 'The Long Plain' and to another sister, Mrs Fish. From here by easy stages, they traveled to Hartford, Connecticut...from Farmington, Litchfield, and Ballsbridge, to the North River...crossed at Fishkill landed at Newburgh...went on to Blooming-grove.
"pg 120 After leaving Carlisle Pennsylvania, at a place called the 'Bigspring' they were overtaken by an old neighbor, who was on his way to Muskingum with his family- driving ox team three yokes. He was a tout upright man with a tremendous Roman nose- portly front, about fifty years of age, 'Uncle Daniel Cogswell'. He had been out to the west the autumn before, returned in summer to move out his 123 'Uncle Daniel' had been both a sailor and a soldier in the late war...
"pg 127 Reached Simrel's Ferry late November, after many hardships. Here they found Benjamin Slocomb and family, going to Muskingum. Uncle Daniel took passage with him... Rouse party secured a boat, forty feet long, twelve feet wide, without roof- in the stern of the boat was a rude fire-place for cooking- beds were spread on the floor...Reached Pittsburgh Sunday evening, at junction of the Alleghany and Monongahela Rivers and saw the waters of the charming Ohio, the object of their toils...Tied up to shore- river fell- land side of boat on shore- outer side filled with water.
"pg 129 Left Pittsburgh Monday afternoon. That evening a violent storm. Had to tie up to the 'Indian shore'. At Buffalo they were joined by the men who had taken the horses overland.
"pg 131 They reached mouth of Muskingum at dark, Thursday, fourth day after leaving Pitsburgh. Ice had made in the Ohio last twenty-four hours...Next morning Muskingum frozen from shore to shore...
"pg 131-132 It was the fore part of December and the emigrants had been more than eight weeks on the road..."

History of Washington County Ohio, H Z Williams & Bro, 1881, pg 500:
"...John and Rebecca Rouse, with their family, arrived at Belpre Washington Co Ohio in 1789, having come from Massachusetts in 1788, accompanied by Maj Jonathan Haskell and Capt Jonathan Devol. An interesting circumstance is related
concerning their departure from their Massachusetts home. A neighboring farmer boy was in love with Bathsheba, the oldest daughter of Mr Rouse, and just before the family left for the west, the boy's father urgently begged Bathsheba to remain, offering as an inducement to marry his son, the deed for a fine farm. But the faithful daughter would not desert her father and mother. She became very useful in the community of Belpre, and for a number of years taught school, she being the first teacher in the Northwest Territory. The other children were: Cynthia, who married Hon Paul Fearing; Betsey, wife of Col Levi Barber; Michael, Ruth, Stephen, Robert and Barker, the two latter being twins. Robert died of scarlet fever, and the others married and settled in the county, some of their descendants being on the old place in Belpre township..."

ANCESTRY.COM 31 Jul 2000
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 126
page 206
[p.206] Mrs. Marie Le Baron Andrews Hiteshew.
DAR ID Number: 125638
Born in Parkersburg, W. Va.
Descendant of David Le Baron, John Rouse and Capt. Noah Fearing, as follows:
1. Warren Parkhill Andrews (1846-1907) m. 1881 Sophia Willis Mayberry (1856-92).
2. Edward Warren Andrews (1811-95) m. 1834 Mary Le Baron Gilbert (1813-95); George Mayberry (1819-70) m. 1841 Frances Elizabeth Kincheloe (1823-65).
3. Tillet Gilbert (d. 1830) m. 1793 Martha Le Baron (1772-1852); John Pennybacker Mayberry (1790-1866) m. 1816 Lucy Willis Fearing (1796-1886).
4. David Le Baron m. 1704 Martha Chatfield (1747-1820); Paul Fearing (1762-1822) m. 1795 Cynthia Rouse (1776-1822).
5. John Rouse m. 1766 Rebecca Barker (1750-1820); Noah Fearing m. 1756 Mary Nye (1731-68).
David Le Baron (1740-1819) served, 1775, in Capt. Edward Shipman's company, Col. Webb's Connecticut regiment. He was born in Killingworth, Conn., died in Benson, Vt.
Also No. 101600.
John Rouse (1741-1818) served as a private under Captains Major and Soper, Colonel Marshall's Massachusetts regiment. He was born in Dartmouth, Mass.; died in Belpri, Ohio.
Noah Fearing (1732-1809) served as captain of a company of minute men who marched on the Lexington Alarm. He was born in Wareham, Mass.


1. Removed; Oct 1788, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA. From Rochester Massachusetts with family, arriving Dec 1788.

2. Removed; Spring 1789, Belpre, Washington, Ohio, USA. From Marietta Ohio with family.

   Marriage Information:

Rebecca married Captain John ROUSE, Jr, son of John ROUSE, Sr and Sarah SAMPSON, in 1766. (Captain John ROUSE, Jr was born about 1740-1742 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA, christened in Rochester, , Massachusetts, USA and died about 1818-1819 in Belpre, Washington, Ohio, USA.)

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