Benton County


Zachariah Barker born about 1795 eied 1866, a native of North Carolina, was a prosperous yeoman farmer, whose dwelling was located abut 3 1/2 miles south of Camden in Cypress Creek Valley. He was at the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815, a private in Capt. Joseph Price's Company (Colonel John Cocke, Commanding). His father, Lewis Barker, born before 1775, has been said for many years, by tradition, to have been a veteran of the Revolutionary War, some of the family still owns his muskett of that era. Barker once lived in Wake County NC but by January 1810, he resided on Big Richland Creek in Humphreys County. He sold out there in January 1819, and very soon thererafter moved to Cypress Creek tract (later belonging to his son, Zachary), where he died in 1839 or 1840.

Tennessee Ancestors Vol. 10

Zachariah Barker's mother was Mary Read. He was married to Celia Short. They were the parents of five children; Melissa Jane, Amy, Briggs, Needham and Zachariah.