Samuel Alexander Barclay

1815–1877 (Age 62)
Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel Alexander

When Samuel Alexander Barclay was born in 1815, in Bowling Green, Warren, 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 in 1850. He died in 1877, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dixon, Webster, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Alexander Barclay
Elizabeth Louisa Douglas
Marriage: 2 March 1846
Sarah Fidelia Barclay
Douglas Barclay
Julius Preston Barclay Sr

Spouse and Children

2 March 1846
Logan, Kentucky, United States


    Sarah Fidelia Barclay


    Douglas Barclay


    Julius Preston Barclay Sr


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

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. 
1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""

Age 9

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
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 Berkeley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Saml A Barclay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel A Barclay in entry for Julius Preston Barclay, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Samuel A. Barclay in entry for Julius P. Barclay, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

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