John Barclay and his two Families an Overview….

This page will cover the posts written on this blog about John Barclay and his two families.

John was married first to Margaret whose last name may be something like “Davidson” but this is not clear.  This family had seven children born to them: John, James, Sarah Agnes, Mary Jane, Alexander, Martha and George.

The second marriage of John’s was to Ellen/Helen whose last name might be Stevenson or Iverson.  John’s second marriage added four more children to the family: Charles, William, Mary, Anna.

I am creating pages for each family grouping to help make it easier to find the posts written about that family.  This will make it easier to find study the information and I highly recommend that you do that and not just jump around. Please read the posts carefully it is important.  Always feel free to ask me questions and request copies of original documents or suggest updates for genealogy always changes as new information comes to light.

Blogs are not the best for doing searches and can be confusing.  As the author I sort of know what is going on.  I have made copies of my posts and put them into a Word.doc so I can search it and I have a Table of Contents of the posts making it easier for me to find things.

There are three ways to search this blog:
  1.  Use the Archive Box on the right side of the blog and find the month and year and click and it will give you a listing of posts written during that time.  So if you use the dates below you can find the post you are looking for and see it in sequence.  Blogs go from past dates to present so they are backwards from a book.
  2. Use the Search box on the right of this blog to search using key words like a person’s name, the location, topics like Mayflower etc.
  3. Seek out the Categories which I have tried to organize by surname, cemeteries, locations and subjects.  The list is auto alphabetical within the grouping, so you need to scroll looking for what you want.  There is a number next to the category telling you approximately how many posts that the category.  It may not find all references to the keyword you are using, although I strive to be careful and diligent.
  4. Blogs are backwards from a book, so the oldest posts are the first. So you could technically go back to the beginning and go forward through the blog.  I strive to do the genealogy in a chronological manner but not always for this is also a story about their lives and family connections make it very complicated. When I start writing about a family, I do a summary post of the family of a specific couple listing their children and then try to follow it with more detailed posts about the children and their families if it works within the concept of the blog.  If you see revisiting in the title it means I have found new information or am going back to that person or couple and adding more detail.

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Table of Contents for posts published for the two families of John Barclay

John Barclay of Shakopee, Minnesota:  Please note that some of the posts about John also show how his children are related:

  • John Barclay’s Two Families, April 3, 2010
  • 1850 Connecticut – George and Alex, April 11, 2010
  • More Siblings in Connecticut 1850, April 18, 2010
  • The History of Enfield, Connecticut, April 24, 2010
  • Scottish Weavers Come to Thompsonville, May 2, 2010
  • Tracking John Barclay to Minnesota, May 10, 2010
  • The Brothers Find Father! May 15, 2010
  • The 2nd Family of John Barclay, May 23, 2010
  • John Barclay Joins the Fight! August 7, 2010
  • The Naturalization of John Barclay, August 26, 2010
  • John Barclay’s Land, September 11, 2010
  • Catching Up with the Barclay’s of Eagle Creek Twp. February 12, 2012
  • The 1890 Census and Veterans Schedules – John Barclay, February 25, 2012
  • Rejected Claim: John Barclay’s Civil War Pension! March 11, 2012
  • John Barclay December 1897, George’s Father succumbs! July 11, 2013
  • John Barclay and Ellen Rest Peacefully in Valley Cemetery, July 25, 2013
  • After the Death of John Barclay his wife Ellen lives another 10 years! August 8, 2013
  • Ellen Barclay’s Will and Probate 1907, Minnesota! August 21, 2013

John Barclay’s children of the first marriage to Margaret:

John Barclay, a son of the first marriage to Minerva Parks resulting in two children, John and Sarah:

  • George and Alexander’s Older brother John Barclay, December 26, 2014
  • What Happened to the Oldest Brother, John Barclay, January 2, 2015
    • Heirs of Alexander Barclay: John Avery Barclay, January 18, 2015
    • Heirs of Alexander Barclay: Sarah Ellen (Helen) Sears, January 23, 2015
    • Minerva Parks Barclay Remarries, January 30, 2015

James A. Barclay, a son of the first marriage:

  • Heirs of Alexander Barclay, James Barclay a brother…February 6, 2015

Sarah Agnes Barclay, daughter:

  • Heirs of Alexander Barclay, Sarah Agnes Barclay Blinn, February 13, 2015

Mary Jane Barclay Ford, daughter:

  • The Heirs of Alexander Barclay: Mary J. Barclay Ford, February 21, 2015
  • Mary J. Barclay Ford and Jerome’s deaths, February 27, 2015
  • Final Resting Place of Mary and Jerome Ford, Forestville…March 6, 2015
  • Probate of Mary J. Barclay Ford, March 13, 2015

Alexander A. Barclay, son:

  • 1850 Connecticut – George and Alex, April 11, 2010
  • The Brothers Find Father! May 15, 2010
  • The 2nd Family of John Barclay, May 23, 2010
  • Brother Alexander Barclay’s Civil War Service, July 11, 2010
  • A Study of the 4th Regiment for Minnesota, July 18, 2010
  • Comparing the 4th and the 9th Regiments, July 26, 2010
  • Catching up with Alexander Barclay: Dakota County, MN, March 22, 2012
  • 1890: Alexander Barclay, Awarded Civil War Pension! April 7, 2012
  • Alexander Barclay Attends his brother George’s Funeral! January 27, 2014
  • The Death of George’s Brother Alexander Barclay, November 24, 2014
  • Grace Barclay McDonald as Administrator of Alexander’s estate, December 1, 2014
  • Alexander Barclay’s Final Resting Place, December 8, 2014
  • Alexander’s Heirs in 1906, December 15, 2014
  • Alexander Barclay’s Estate and Final Settlement – A Summary, April 24, 2015

Martha M. Barclay

  • Alexander Barclay’s Heirs: Martha M. Barclay Ford, March 20, 2015

George Angus Barclay – see the separate page at the top of this blog for the posts published about George and Amarilla.

John Barclay’s 2nd family with wife Ellen:

Charles Barclay:

  • Ellen Barclay’s Will and Probate 1907, Minnesota! August 21, 2013
  • Alexander Barclay’s Heirs, the 2nd Family: Charles Barclay, March 27, 2015

William Barclay

  • Alexander Barclay’s Heirs, the 2nd Family: William Barclay 1863-1937, April 3, 2015
  • Another Visit to Montana in 2010: The Sites of Montana, Part II, December 26, 2015

Mary E. Barclay

  • Alexander Barclay’s Heirs, the 2nd family: Mary E. Barclay Clark, April 11, 2015

Anna E. Barclay:

  • Alexander Barclay’s Heirs, the 2nd Family: Anna Elizabeth Barclay Carter, April 17, 2015

There is still a lot of research on each of these families that needs to be done, with lots of questions about each family. I have created another page of posts at the top of this blog in a table of contents that focus on the search for the origins of John and Margaret Barclay.

If you have any information please leave a comment or contact me at: bjmcdonell@gmail.com

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