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Barker, Jesse

This was behind glass (at my grandmother's, Sarah Morgan Smith, when I was a child, and I would literally sit and stare at my great, great grandfather Jesse. I thought he was so handsome and wanted to know more & more about him. My grandmother was his granddaughter so she knew stories and even took me to Wolfe Creek Cemetery (border of Parke & Fountain counties near Wallace, IN) to see his grave. The sad part of the whole story is that he was quite a rich man, had given the property and some of the money for the Wolfe Creek Church and yet he had no tombstone. She pointed several times where he was, and that only fascinated me more !! kz

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