Barbara Jarvis

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Jarvis was born on 28 June 1828, in Lewis, Virginia, United States, her father, Caleb Jarvis, was 28 and her mother, Diana White, was 25. She married George Washington Hardway about 1844, in Calhoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Washington District, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Center District, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 18 April 1890, in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Hardway
Barbara Jarvis
Marriage: about 1844
Caleb Hardway
John Hardway
Diana Hardway
Daniel Marion Hardway
Peregrine Hardway
Louvernia Rose Hardway
Emaline Hardway
Christopher Columbus Hardway
Rebecca J Hardway
Charles F Hardway
Luiza Hardway
Margaret Hardway
Ellen Hardway

Sources (41)

  • Barbara Hardway in household of George Hardway, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Barbara Jarvis Hardway, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Barbara Hardway in entry for John Arnold, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Gervais(e), itself from ancient Germanic Gervas, with gair ‘spear’ as the first element and an uncertain second, perhaps a borrowing of Celtic wass- ‘servant, vassal’. The Latinized name Gervasius was borne by a Christian saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

English: in Yorkshire, sometimes a habitational name from Jervaulx in East Witton (North Yorkshire). The place takes its name from the river Ure + Old French val, vals ‘valley’.

Americanized form of French Gervais and of its variant Gervaise, cognates of 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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