1st Mrs. John King
Joseph Stewart BARRY
(-Bef 1842)
Sarah Jane KING
(Abt 1806-After 1880)
Elizabeth K. BARRY


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Elizabeth K. BARRY 2

  • Born: 22 Nov 1839, Illinois 3
  • Marriage: Eli STRONG on 22 Feb 1860 in Cole County, Missouri 1
  • Died: 10 Dec 1873, Stotesbury, Vernon County, Missouri 4

bullet  Burial Notes:

Probably buried in Turley Cemetery, southeast of Stotesbury. See Burial Note for James Riley Strong.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1850, Cole County, Missouri. 2

Household of Samuel Legg: Elizabeth Barry, age 10, female, white, born in Illinois.

2. Curatorship: 1854-1859, Cole County, Missouri. 5

7 Nov 1854, Bk 3:112
In open court, John R. Barry and Elizabeth K. Barry, minor heirs of Joseph S. Barry, Dec'd, chose Marcellus Barry as their Curator. A bond of $500 was given. Court ordered the appointment of Marcelmus Barry as their Curator. [Given name spelled both as Marcellus and as Marcelmus.]

12 Feb 1856, Bk 3:232
First Annual Settlements by Marcelmus Barry, Curator of the estates of John R. Barry and Elizabeth K. Barry. Approved and ordered to be filed. [These court records do not contain the information contained in the settlements.]

11 Feb 1857, Bk 3:312
Citation issued to Marcellus Barry, Curator of John R. Barry and Elizabeth K. Barry, to show cause why he has not made the annual settlement.

4 May 1857, Bk 3:313
Marcellus Barry, Curator of the estate of John R. and E. K. Barry makes settlement under citation, which was discharged on judgment of costs.

3 Feb 1858, Bk 3:375
Third Annual Settlement approved and filed.

16 Feb 1859, Bk 3:471
M. Barry, Curator, makes his Fourth Annual Settlement of the estate of J. Barry. Approved and filed. [Note that this entry does not mention Elizabeth K. Barry.]

[Evidence of a Curatorship or Guardianship should date back to 1845-1846 in Morgan County, Missouri, but those records have not been found. It would appear the above proceedings were the result of Marcelmus turning age 21, at which time the family was living in Cole County and he could serve as Curator. What's odd about this Curatorship, as to John R. Barry, is why it appears to have continued past 1856, the approximate year he attained age 21. No settlements after 1859 were found.]

3. Census: 1860, Cole County, Missouri. 6

Household of Sally Legg (mother): Elizabeth Strong, age 21, female, born in Missouri.

4. Census: 1870, Moniteau County, Missouri. 7

Household of Ely Strong: Strong, Elizabeth, age 30, female, white, keeping house, born in Illinois


Elizabeth married Eli STRONG, son of Hiram STRONG and Rebecca SCRIVNER, on 22 Feb 1860 in Cole County, Missouri.1 (Eli STRONG was born on 16 May 1833 in Illinois 4 and died on 13 Apr 1876 in Stotesbury, Vernon County, Missouri 4.)



1 Guy M. & Ruth Wells Sone, Compilers, Marriage Records of Cole County, Missouri, 1821-1900, (1964), FHL Film No. 874,050, Bk B:199.

2 1850 Census, Cole County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 443,605, (Dwelling 794).

3 Strong Family Bible. It would appear the Strong Family Bible may have originally belonged to Eli and Elizabeth Strong, for the births of their children appear to have been entered before the births of the children of J. R. and Polly Strong. This bible may have been the bible that was purchased in 1876 from the Estate of Eli Strong, Dec'd by Sarah Legg, mother of Elizabeth (Barry) Strong and Polly (Legg) Strong, which upon her death probably passed to Polly. Beginning with the birth of Eli and Elizabeth's daughter, Betty, in 1873 (Elizabeth died a week later), the entries appear to have been made by Polly until she died in 1916, at which time the handwriting noticeably changes and thereafter is presumed to be that of Bertha (Strong) Young, Polly's youngest daughter and the possessor of the bible, or at least the Family Record pages, at the time of her death in 1963. It thus appears that before Polly started maintaining the Family Records, the bible only contained entries for the family of Eli and Elizabeth Strong. Once Polly took over, she appears to have added the entries for the J. R. and Polly Strong family. [While Elizabeth's and Polly's handwriting is similar, there are some subtle differences. For example, the "B" in "Born" begins with a loop in the case of the entries for the family of Eli and Elizabeth, while it begins with a straight stroke for the family of J. R. and Polly. Also, the names of J. R. and Polly's children are listed separately in a column on the first page that was originally intended for deaths.] One possible exception to this scenario concerns the marriage information for Eli and Elizabeth - that may have been added by Polly at the same time she added her own marriage information. The handwriting for both marriage entries seems to be identical and it also matches the death entries for Eli and Elizabeth, which were probably made by Polly. Moreover, both marriage entries spell "married" as "maried." The Family Record pages have been removed from the bible, which appears to no longer exist. Originally, these pages immediately followed the end of the Old Testament. It is not known when or by whom the Family Record pages were removed. They may or may not have still been part of the bible when Bertha Dell Young nee Strong died in 1963. After Bertha's death, only the Family Record pages were passed on to her grand-nephew, Robert E. Strong, Jr.

4 Strong Family Bible.

5 Probate Record, Cole County, Missouri, Vols. 2-3, 1845-1859, FHL Film No. 981,825.

6 1860 Census, Cole County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 803,615, Page 227 (Moreau Twp, Dwelling 316, Family 320).

7 1870 Census, Moniteau County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 552,292, Page 419 (Moreau Twp, Dwelling 27, Family 28).

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