more Historical RECORDs Concerning Adam Barnhart and his wife,
Elizabeth Leininger Barnhart
 

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As promised you can scan down to see the 1850 and the 1870 Mercer County Census records from Ancestry.com plus and an important death certificate. (I am sorry, I have forgotten who sent me this document)

The pages (611 & 612) at the left are excerpted and photo- merged from a book called the History of Mercer County  Pennsylvania; Its Past and Present.  It was compiled by several authors working with several institutions and historical sources and was published by Brown, Runk and CO, out of Chicago in 1888.   It is a large volume filled with many names of those hardy pioneers and settlers who "peopled" that county.  if you have ancestors from there, it is worth a look. 

As you can see Adam's name is mentioned only twice in this large book but he is listed with other more prominent early settlers names.  His listed as one of the larger contributors ($1).  Adam seems to be a man who slips under the radar of society and that may be because he was a man of naturally reticent characteristics.   

On both these pages Adam's wife is not mentioned even though other men's wives are mentioned on page 612.  Perhaps Elizabeth did not belong to the same church.

It seems by 1836 Adam has separated
from his original Good Hope Church congregation.
Perhaps he had been wooed away by a strong evangelical preacher (◄ See this first paragraph on p. 612 to the left) or he may have just had a difference of opinion about what a church should be about.  Many nowadays have that same problem with in their own churches.

Death Certificate
In the last sentence a "George Shoemaker" is mentioned.  Could this be a son or grandson of "Phillip Shoemaker" who sold land to Adam Barnhart in 1765 those many years before back in Mountjoy Township in Lancaster Co.? 

Below is the last historical record I have for Adam Barnhart.  It is an excerpt from an 1850 Federal US Census Mortality Schedule.  It lists the cause of his death as "Dingering".  I could not find just what "dingering" is.  If anyone one has a clue, please let me know
.  Adam is record 28 out of a total of 35 records on the original page.  Several on the page had died of "fever" or "unknown" causes.  Many died of "titny"?????

 Unexplained: Adam is recorded here as dying in July but in the first box on the left it reads: "Name of every person who died during the year ending 1st of June 1850 whose usual place of abode at the time of his death was in this family".  Does this mean that Adam actually died in 1849?  He could have been 75 in that year too depending on what time of the year he was born.  Did the Ass't. Marshal who recorded this information make a mistake?  It wouldn't be the first time I have seen mistakes on "official" records.  All of us are fallible. The words in red type we inserted by me to assist the reader.          

 
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On all the former census records from 1810-1840 (found back on this page) there are children that I cannot fit into Adam and Elizabeth's family.  Perhaps they were a Christian family that believed in taking care of orphans and widows.  Perhaps they were other children of the Morelands who perhaps died of disease or fell to other happenstance. ???? A puzzle for the future.

Adam Barnhart

 in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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Name:

Adam Barnhart

Age:

75

Birth Year:

abt 1775

Birthplace:

Pennsylvania

Home in 1850:

West Salem, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA

Gender:

Male

Family Number:

2431

Household Members:

Name

Age

Adam Barnhart

75

Elizabeth Barnhart

69 (six years

younger than Adam)

Joseph Barnhart

33

Margaret Barnhart

This # was very difficult to read on the actual census record. Her actual age would be about 18. MJH

Elizabeth Barnhart

 in the 1850 United States Federal Census

Name:

Elizabeth Barnhart

Age:

69

Birth Year:

abt 1781

Birthplace:

Pennsylvania

Home in 1850:

West Salem, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA

Gender:

Female

Family Number:

2431

Household Members:

Name

 Age

Adam Barnhart

  75

Elizabeth Barnhart

  69

Joseph Barnhart

  33

Margaret (Moreland)                  Barnhart      Looks like age "10" on 1850 census record but her Death Certificate reveals that she was born in 1832.  That would make her abt. 18/19 in 1850.  She later marries  Joseph (Josh.) Barnhart. Their oldest daughter Catherine was born in 1851.      MJH 

 

 

 

 

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Josh Barnhart

Son of Adam and Elizabeth

     in the 1870 United States

             Federal Census


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1870 United States Federal Census

Name:

Josh Barnhart

Age in 1870:

53

Birth Year:

abt 1817

Birthplace:

Pennsylvania

Home in 1870:

West Salem, Mercer, Pennsylvania

Race:

White

Gender:

Male

Post Office:

Sharpsville Furnace

Value of real estate:

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Household Members:

Name

Age

Josh Barnhart

53

Margret Barnhart

37

Mary E Barnhart

19

Catharine Barnhart

17

Lewis T Barnhart

13

Wm Barnhart

10

Andrew G Barnhart

6

 

New information uncovered concerning Adam and Elizabeth Leininger Barnhart discovered in 2013     click here

Margaret Bernard

   in the 1910 United States

      Federal Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

Margaret Bernard

Age in 1910:

78

Birth Year:

abt 1832

Birthplace:

Pennsylvania

Home in 1910:

West Salem, Mercer, PA

Race:

White

Gender:

Female

Relation to Head of House:

Mother

Marital Status:

Widowed

Father's Birthplace:

Pennsylvania

Mother's Birthplace:

Pennsylvania

Native Tongue:

English

Able to Read:

Yes

Able to Write:

Yes

Neighbors:

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Household Members:

Name

Age

Andrew Bernard

47

Cassie Bernard

56

Margaret        78 Bernard

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Some important information is learned about

Margaret Moreland Bernhard

on her Death Certificate. ????

 

1.  Her true birth date is 12 Feb1832 and her age at death is 81.  
2.  Her Father and Mother's maiden name: John Moreland, Mahan. (This is likely her mother's surname.)
3.  Her Death Certificate is signed by her son Andrew C. Bernhard who lives in Greenville, PA. At the time of his mother's death. He has never married, abt. age 50.       

 4.  She is classified as a "Widow".

 

What is verified by the 1870 & 1910 Census's above.
1.  Josh. (Joshua) Barnhart is the son of Adam and
Elizabeth Barnhart.
2.  He marries Margaret (Moreland).
3. They have at least 5 children, Andrew being their
youngest son.
4.  "Cassie" in the 1910 census is classified as "sister" of Andrew and her name is a nickname for Catherine, b. abt. 1753/54. She either has never married or she is divorced.
5. Andrew, at the time of his mother's death has never been married.