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Wednesday 08/28/2013
Odd and Ends—the Series Finale
Updated: August 28, 2013 - 10:35 am

Series finale

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Wednesday 08/21/2013
1920s Bring Warrick, Joy Families to Bounds Creek
Updated: August 21, 2013 - 11:05 am

Twelfth in a series

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Wednesday 08/14/2013
The Burch Family Arrives in 1913
Updated: August 14, 2013 - 11:02 am

Eleventh in a series

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Wednesday 08/07/2013
Memories of Decoration Day
Updated: August 07, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Tenth in a series

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Wednesday 07/31/2013
Preachers, Singers and Shouters: the Family of Rev. James H. Barker
Updated: July 31, 2013 - 1:37 pm

In doing the research for these articles and interviewing different people with New Prospect connections, the family of Rev. James H. Barker always came up during some part of the conversation. The impact that the Barker family left on the congregation and community cannot be overlooked. Many members of this family are interred in the New Prospect Cemetery. There has also been some type of connection with the New Prospect Baptist Church and this family for over 150 years. Although not charter members of the church, James Henry “Jim” Barker (1841-1899) and his brother George Thomas “Tom” Barker (1846-1937) were two of the earliest members of the church. They were both baptized into the membership of the congregation in August of 1859. They were the sons of John R. Barker (b. 1813) and wife Sarah (Whittemore) Barker (b. 1821), both natives of Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina. The Barker arrived in Wayne County from Madison County, Tennessee in the late 1850’s. The names of John R. and Sarah Barker never appear on any New Prospect church roll. It appears their sons stepped out and united with the congregation on their own. It has been previously stated in a prior article that James H. Barker was a Veteran of CO A 47th MO Volunteer Infantry.   He was discharged as a 1st Sergeant. According to the diary of William Pinkney White, Barker was wounded at the Battle of Bollinger’s Mill. Family tradition states he walked with a limp the remainder of his life from the injury. 

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Thursday 07/25/2013
From Tennessee, North Carolina Came the White Families
Updated: July 25, 2013 - 9:33 am

Eighth in a series

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Thursday 07/18/2013
The Leach, Eads Families: A Fiddler and a Farmer Meet in Greenville
Posted: July 18, 2013

Seventh in a series

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Thursday 07/11/2013
90th Birthday Celebration Sunday
Posted: July 11, 2013

On Sunday, July 14, from 2-4 p.m. the family of Freda (Mann) Rayfield will host a birthday celebration for her at the AARP Building in Piedmont. Family and friends are invited to stop by to say hello and visit with Freda and help her make the day special. The family does request no gifts, please, as your presence will be gift enough.

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