Abstracted from Riley-Barker genealogy, 1950: William Ellis Barker, s/o William Ransome Barker and Elizabeth Eve Ellis, b. 29 Mar 1835, Crane Savannah, d. 4 Nov 1895, buried at Salkahatchie Church Yard, grave marked with Confederate Cross of Honor; educated by private teachers, sent to a private school for boys; volunteered along with father 12 Apr 1861, Allendale, SC in Co. I, 1st South Carolina Volunteers; first to Charleston, then to James Island, then to Morris Island, stayed until Jun 1861, disbanded at Orangeburg, SC on account of outbreak of typhoid fever; enlisted 12 Apr 1862 for 2yrs, Co. D, 3rd Regiment, SC Cavalry; re-enlisted 2 Jan 1864, Colcock's Regt, Co. D, 3rd SC Cavalry. (Volume I, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service); transferred 10 May 1864, Co. G, 3rd Regt, SC Cavalry; reported on muster of 31 Aug 1864 (last available) as sick in Hospital in Savannah, GA since 8 Aug 1864; had plantation adjoining his father's "Sycamore." William m. (1) Mary Elzabeth Barnes; their children: 1. Francis ("Frank"), d. quite a young man; 2. Junius, d. when just a boy; 3. Rosamond, d. in infancy; . 4. Lula, m. Ira Bowers, had one son: Ira Bowers, Jr.; 5. Julia, m. Theodore Allen, s/o Emmett Allen and Mary Jane Barker, he a soldier in US Army in Spanish-American War throughout Campaign in Cuba, had one daughter: Elizabeth Allen, graduate of University of SC after study at Peabody University, Nashville, TN, graduate nurse of University Hospital of University of Georgia, nurse 1st Lt American Nurses' Corps in World War II, stationed in Italy for about two years, now in Florida, stationed at Jacksonville with Demonstration Unit; Julia Barker Allen, died when daughter Elizabeth was quite young.
Father: William Ransome Barker b: 20 MAY 1816 in Crane Savannah, Barnwell, South Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth Eve "Betsy" Ellis b: NOV 1815 in Combahee Plantation, Beaufort District, South Carolina
Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth Barnes b: ABT 1834 in South Carolina
Marriage 2 Eleanor King b: JUL 1845 in South Carolina