John C. Barley Obituary

Clark County Clipper, February 16, 1905


(John C. Barley, Civil War Veteran)

Mr. John C. Barley, who departed this life, at 3:00 a.m., Friday, February 10, 1905, at this home near Ashland, Kansas, was born February 23, 1840, in the state of Pennsylvania.

At the age of 13 years, he removed with his parents to Marion, Indiana.

Later on and at the above named place he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah C. Dougherty.  To this union were born seven children, four daughters and three sons, all still living, four of whom were present at the funeral.  Acting as a brave defender of his country in time of the awful peril, Mr. Barley took his life in his hand and enlisted August 2, 1862, in Co. A, Fifth Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, U. S. Volunteers.  His enlistment was for "3 years or during the war."

He was honorably discharged June 15, 1865, at Pulaska, Tenn.  Subsequently he and his family made their home in Kansas, becoming early settlers of Clark county, residing for a while in Ashland, and since that in the immediate vicinity.

After brief funeral services at the residence the burial took place in the Ashland cemetery, at 1:30 o'clock p.m., February 13, 1905.

The sorrowing widow and the seven fatherless children have the sympathy of their friends in this community.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 10, 2005


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