Samuel Alexander Barclay

4 June 1815–20 January 1877 (Age 61)
Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Alexander

When Samuel Alexander Barclay was born on 4 June 1815, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel C. Barclay, was 41 and his mother, Jane Walker, was 43. He married Sarah Pollard on 20 November 1838, in Brownsville, Edmonson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Warren, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 20 January 1877, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dixon, Webster, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Alexander Barclay
1815–1877
Elizabeth Louisa Douglas
1815–1853
Marriage: 2 March 1846
Sarah Fidelia Barclay
1847–1884
Douglas Barclay
1850–1927
Julius Preston Barclay Sr
1852–1910

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1846Logan, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1818 · Jackson Purchase
    Age 3
    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from any of several places so called, such as Berkley in Somerset or Berkeley in Gloucestershire, both named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.History: The surname was brought to Scotland from southwestern England in the 12th century; Walter de Berchelai or Berkelai was Chamberlain of Scotland in 1165. It was long assumed that they were from the family that held Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, but the historian G. W. S. Barrow (1973, The Kingdom of the Scots) adduced evidence that they are more probably from Berkley in Somerset.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Barkley
    Barclift
    Berkeley
    Brickley

    Sources (9)

    • Samuel A. Barclay in entry for Julius P. Barclay, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
    • S A Barclay, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Samuel A. Barclay, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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