Colonel Levi BARBER, Sr
Elizabeth ROUSE
Joseph KELLY, Sr
Cynthia FLAGG
Captain Levi BARBER, Jr
Abigail Morris KELLY
Lucy Mayberry Barber 
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Lucy Mayberry BARBER


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Captain James Franklin COLE

Lucy Mayberry BARBER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 13 Oct 1854, Harmar, Washington, Ohio, USA
  • Married: 17 Oct 1878, Harmar, Washington, Ohio, USA
  • Died: 14 Jul 1936, 407 Fort St, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA

   Another name for Lucy was Tootie.

   General Notes:

1860 Ohio Census, Washington County, Harmar Village, Roll No 1048, pg 122:
Levi BARBER 45M RR Agent Real Property $50K Personal Property $1K Born Ohio, Abigail M 41F Ohio...Lucy M 5F Ohio...

1870 Ohio Census
Washington County, Harmar, Marietta, Roll 1279 pg 289:
Levi BARBER 55 WM Produce Market Real/Personal $40K/$5K OH, Abigail 52 WF Keephouse OH...Lucy Barber 15 WF at school OH...

1880 Ohio Census
Washington County, Marietta, Roll 1076 Vol 66 ED 230 Sheet 22 Line 28:
Levi BARBER 65 WM married farmer Born OH Father CT Mother MA, Abbie M 62 WF wife keeping house OH...Lucy Cole 25 WF dau OH, Seldon Cole 1 WM grandson OH...

Harmar 19 Dec 1861
My Dear Son,
I received your very kind letter this afternoon. Was glad to hear that you are in good health. Lucy is just recovering from...The little girl was pretty sick for two days. She had high fever and a hard cough they came out finally at last. You better believe I nursed her good. The dear little thing would look up at me and say 'Don't let brother Henry and Pa know I am sick.' When I ask why, she would reply 'It would make them feel so bad.' Today is the first time she has had her clothes on for three days. She is so bright and cheerful. Has played with dolly and made some pictures tonight. Sleeping finely. Has no fever. You must not be alarmed about her. I think she is out of all danger.
Saturday night the 21. Lucy is still improving. Has not been out doors yet but all around in the house. There is one thing I must tell you about your dear little sister. That is she never closes her eyes without praying for every member of the family especially Pa and brother Henry. There were three days she could not set up without me taking her up to...and when night would come she would say, 'Ma I want to pray for dear Pa and Henry. One night she was so sick her throat was so sore she could not speak loud but in a whisper she asked God's blessing for dear pa and Henry. I could tell you many things Lucy says about you but do not know that it would be interesting...
Your Affectionate Mother
A. M. Barber
Dear Henry write often. Receive a kiss for Lucy, Levy and also from your Mother. My love to Pa.

Letter from Lucy to her father (Levi Jr) written when she was quite young [While he and Henry were off to War?]:
"My Very Dear Pa,
I have been to Sabbath school today and only fell down once it is so slippery. Me, Sallie, and I were at Mattie's to tea last evening. I kissed Mattie Crawford for you and she sends one in return. Harry is a dear sweet baby. When are you going to move. I wish you and Henry [14 year older brother] would move down here. You would get more than one hug and kiss. Spry and Jim are good boys and kill many rats. Anna is well and sends love to Grandpa. My hand is so tired. Write me another good letter. The one you sent is most to pieces.
Love and kiss to Henry
Your dear little girl
Lucy M Barber."

John H Reeb to Lucy Cole 21 Feb 1887 Solcanda IL
" I have written to Capt. Mark & received no answer. I herewith give you notice that part of your land here was sold for taxes last year and you will have to redeem it before June or you will lose it. Enclosed please find advertisement as published in out county papers you can see for yourself it will require $39.55 to redeem it. The tax on the balance of your land $7.50. I have collected by rents $12 of which $9 belongs to you. Your total tax is $47. If you will send me $35 I will pay your tax and send you receipt of same. As I cannot hear from Capt Mark, if you see him attend to this matter at an early date.
Reex- John H Reeb, Golcanda Pope Co IL

11 Feb 1888
Sister Lucy
I read this morning your not addressed to me in Marietta after it had traveled around after me for a month or more. I must tell you now that I am utterly unable to help you. You certainly don't understand my situation. I bought this boat with borrowed money and have had the bad luck to sink which cost more money than I had to raise her. I will be obliged to pay $10 on an old tax claim against the land in Solcanda or else you will lose it and you will remember I paid $45 last spring which I would not have done for any one else under the circumstances. Whenever I am able to help you I will do so. It is not worth while for you to annoy me for I can positively do nothing for you or for anyone else until I make the money.
C Martius Cole

Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965 by Lucy James COLE Flemming
"Capt Levi Barber -7 born 1 Nov 1814 in Harmar. Married on 31 Oct 1837 to Abigail M Kelly ( daughter of Joseph and Cynthia Flagg Kelly. Abigail was born in Marietta 18 May 1818 and died 9 Feb 1886. Capt Levi Barber died in 1887.
"Their children were as follows:...
Lucy Mayberry born 13 Oct 1854 mar James F Cole...
Lucy Cole FLEMMING 1965
"Lucy Mayberry COLE - 9th generation page 120 (987)...born and lived all her life at 407 Fort Street Marietta OH."

Linda Jeanie ENGLE Jun 2001
"Lucy Mayberry BARBER is the 9th generation of Barbers in America.

The Connecticut Barbers, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut, Donald S Barber, McDowell Publications, Utica NY, 1992, p261:.. Children of Levi and Abigail, born at Marietta:
...Lucy Mayberry8, b 13 Oct 1854; m 1878 Capt James F Cole of Marietta, b Briscoe WV 1849, d 4 May 1881...
Children of Lucy and James:
Seldon Barber Cole, b 11 May 1879.
Lucy James Cole, b Sep 1881; m Edwin Allen Flemming; resided at Ludlow KY.

Barber Genealogy, Sect I Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909, Sect II Descendants of John Barber of Worcester Massachusetts 1714- 1909, Publ John Barber White, Ed Lillian May Wilson, Haverhill Mass, Press of the Nichols Print, 1909, clxiv 659p 24cm, 10-11369, CS71.B24 1909, Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909.
p298: 2275. Lucy Mayberry Barber8, (Levi7, Levi6, David5, Dr Samuel4, Samuel13, Thomas2, Thomas1) b. Oct 13, 1854; m. 1878, James F. Cole, son of Capt Caius Cole. He d. May 3, 1881.
3131. I. Seldon B. Cole, b. May 11, 1879; resides in Marietta OH.
+3132. II. Lucy J. Cole, b. Sep 3, 1881.
Mrs. Cole lives in the house which was erected in 1833 by her grandfather, Col. Levi Barber, and which has sheltered four generations of his descendants. It stands on the north side of the old market square, which is the site of old Ft. Harmar, and directly opposite the point where the Muskingum River empties into the Ohio.

Family Records of the Descendants of Gershom Flagg [Born 1730] of Lancaster Massahusettes (sic) with Other Genealogical Records of the Flagg Family Descended from Thomas Flegg of Watertown Mass and Including the Flegg Lineage in England Compiled and Published by Norman Gershom Flagg and Lucius C S Flagg 1907
pg 118:
[973] Abigail Morris Kelly, dau of Cynthia [607] b 18 May 1818 Marietta OH. She d 9 Feb 1886. Was m 1 Nov 1837 to Capt Levi Barber of Marietta OH. Issue (all born in Marietta OH)...
[987] 3 Lucy Mayberry, b 13 Oct 1854. Family No. 987 (Cole)
pg 120:
[987] Lucy Mayberry Barber, dau of Abigail [973] b 13 Oct 1854 in Marietta OH, was m 17 Oct 1878 to Capt James F Cole of Marietta OH, b 1849 at Briscoe WV. He was a contractor of US Govt work on rivers and d 4 May 1881 at St Lukes Hosp St Louis MO after an illness of five days. Mrs Cole and her son and dau were all born at 407 Fort St Marietta OH where she still resides (1907). Issue:
[991] 1 Seldon Barber b 11 May 1879. Unm, is a Postal Clerk.
[992] 2 Lucy James b 3 Sep 1881. Family No 992 Flemming.

Washington County Ohio to 1980, Washington County Historical Society Inc, 1980, p207 "Joseph Kelly Family:
"Another daughter, the third child, Abigal (sic) Morris Kelly married Captain Levi Barber. Their [daughter] Lucy Barber Married James Cole. They had Seldon B Cole, unmarried; and Lucy Cole who married Edwin Flemming...

Washington County Ohio to 1980 (A Collection of Topical & Family Sketches), 1980, p83:
"The children of Capt. Levi and Abigail were as follows:...Lucy Mayberry 1854-1936. Capt. Levi's family lived their entire life in the home his father built in Harmar.
"Lucy Mayberry Barber married James Franklin Cole in 1878. He was the son of Caius Martius and Nancy Scott Cole and was born at Briscoe Run WV in 1849. He graduated from Marietta College in 1871. He worked with his father, who took contracts with the Gov on repair work on river, building dams etc. He died in St Louis MO in 1881 while working on a river project. Two children were born to James and Lucy: Seldon Barber Cole (1879-1966), unmarried, and Lucy James Cole (1881-1973). Lucy Mayberry and family spent her entire life in and died in the Barber homestead...

LDS Submission: Carlos Hickman 306 East 9 N Lehi Utah. LDS Heir: Don Carlos Hickman 12th Cousin il Capt LB. Lucy Mayberry BARBER Born 13 Oct 1854 Marietta Ohio Mar James F COLE.

   Marriage Information:

Lucy married Captain James Franklin COLE, son of Caius Martius COLE, Sr, Esquire and Nancy SCOTT, on 17 Oct 1878 in Harmar, Washington, Ohio, USA. (Captain James Franklin COLE was born on 16 Jun 1849 in Briscoe Run, , West Virginia, USA, died on 4 May 1881 in Hosptal, St Lukes, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 13 and was buried on 7 May 1881 in Cemetery, Oak Grove, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA.) The cause of his death was spinocerebral Meningitis.


1 Family Records of the Descendants of Gershom Flagg, Norman Gersom Flagg and Lucius C S Flagg, with Other Genealogical Records of the Flagg Family Descended from Thomas Flegg of Watertown Mass and Including the Flegg Lineage in England, Compiled and Published 1907
, p118.

2 Connecticut Barbers, Donald S Barber, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut, McDowell Publications, Utica NY, Pg 261.

3 Barber Genealogy, Lillian May Wilson, Ed, Sect I Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909, Publ John Barber White, Haverhill Mass, Press of the Nichols Print, 1909 clxiv 659ph 24cm, 10-11369, CS71.B24

, Pg 298.

4 Washington County Ohio to 1980, Washington County Historical Society, Inc,
, Pg 83.

5 Ibid, Pg 208.

6 US Census 1860, Ohio, Washington, Harmar, Roll No 1048, Pg 122.

7 Civil War Letters, Abigail M Kelly to Henry K Barber.

8 Ibid, Lucy M Barber to Capt Levi Barber.

9 US Census 1870, US Census 1870, Ohio, Washington, Harmar, Marietta, Roll 1279, Pg 289.

10 US Census 1880, Ohio, Washington, Marietta, Roll 1076 Vol 66 ED 230 Sheet 22 Line 28.

11 Letters, C Martius Cole to Lucy M Barber.

12 Interview Florence Louise Flemming, Florence Louise Flemming, Interview, 21 Jun 2001.

13 Obituary, Marietta "Weekly Leader".

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