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Re: searching for information on 5th great grandmother Martha smith
« Reply #18 on: Friday 09 October 20 18:06 BST (UK) »
Martha (Smith) Barkley in 1830, listed right after son John, who got the house and land. She got rights to live in the house:

1830 Census Saville Township, Perry County

John Barkley
1 male 30 to 39
1 female 20 to 29

Martha Barkley
1 female 20 to 29
1 female 60 to 69

next name, a Smith in-law maybe:
Margaret Smith, 1 female 40 to 49, 3 younger females, 1 male 10 to 15

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH59-5CN

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Daughter Martha's will:
Pennsylvania Wills, Perry County
Martha Barkly, of Ickesburg, Saville Twp, page 53
written 9 Oct 1880
died 3 March 1881
probate starts 7 March 1881

to Martha Ann Klinepeter $50
to Presbyterian Church, Ickesburg, $50
to Margaret English (crippled girl) best bed, and balance of the money
John A Barnes, executor
witnesses  C C DeLancy, Kate J Bower

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Daughter Martha in 1880, note father's birth place
1880 Census Ickesburg, Perry Co
June 18, 1880
Martha Barkley, 75, single, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania, father in Ireland, mother in Pennsylvania

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWN1-T55

That doesn't mean for sure that he was born in Ireland. That would depend on how well Martha knew the facts and remembered them.  But it at least gives a big hint as to his heritage.

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Martha (Smith) Barclay's son Andrew was in Tuscarora Twp, Juniata Co, Pennsylvania, in 1860. Could that be where she died, and not Tuscarawas County, Ohio? They sound the same. Or do you know for sure she had a child in Tuscarawas Co, Ohio? Or other solid information.

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for Smith in "Eastern part of Cumberland County" PA in 1790:

I found 12 on the first 3 pages of that section and then quit looking. Martha's parents will have to be found some other way. - And there is no information yet that says that she met and married William Barclay in the area where they later lived. They could have come from elsewhere.

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Re: searching for information on 5th great grandmother Martha smith
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 11 October 20 22:28 BST (UK) »
Martha's son William was alive 9 May 1869 when he signed this application for a pension based on his participation in the War of 1812.

in Huntingdon County
9 May 1869
William Barkley, enlisted at Carlisle, Cumberland County, on or about 28 February 1814. served as a private in a company commanded by David Moreland and attached to a regiment commanded by Col James Fenton. served 6 months. honorably discharged 28 August 1814. was then and is now a citizen of Pennsylvania.
signed William Barkley, Post Office Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, PA. witness: George P Wakefield

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an index record to his pension files says his wife's name was Jane:

War of 1812
WO 9552
William Barkley
widow: Jane Barkley
service: Captain D Mooreland Co., Pa Militia

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His son Robert's death certificate, Dec 31, 1912, Shirley Twp, Huntingdon Co, says parents: William Barkley, born Perry County, Jane Piper, born Pennsylvania
informant: someone in Shirleysburg

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This is Martha's son William, in Shirley Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA in 1870.
1870 Census, Shirley, Huntingdon Co

William Barkley, 76, born in Pennsylvania, laborer, father foreign born
Jane, 73, both parents foreign born
Nancy 35, Elizabeth 32, Robert 30, James 15, Amanda 10
Margaret 9, Robert 8, George 5

all born in Pennsylvania

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZPC-KW3

note that he says his father was foreign born. His sister Martha's info in 1880 said her father was born in Ireland. So it looks more like William Barclay (c1794 - 1829) was born in Ireland.

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Re: searching for information on 5th great grandmother Martha smith
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 11 October 20 22:30 BST (UK) »
I didn't find Martha (Smith) Barkley in 1840. Nor her daughter Martha, nor her son William. I found the other children in 1840 and 1850 and Martha Smith is not with any of them. It's possible she died between 1830, when she is on the census next to her son John, and 1840, when John is listed close to Samuel (and Margaret) English, but no sign of Martha Smith.