Barbara Jarvis

28 June 1828–18 April 1890 (Age 61)
Lewis, Virginia, United States

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Jarvis was born on 28 June 1828, in Lewis, Virginia, United States, her father, Caleb Jarvis, was 27 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

Spouse and Children

about 1844
Calhoun, Virginia, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Diana White




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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

Age 16

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.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Gervase, composed of the Germanic element gār, gēr ‘spear’ + a second element of uncertain meaning and original form. The name was borne by a saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara Hardway in household of George Hardway, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Babara Hardway in household of George Hardway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Barbary Hardway in household of G Cel Hardway, "United States Census, 1850"

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