Thomas Duncan BAREFOOT John Wiley BAREFOOT Laura Ann BAREFOOT Jane McClain MOBLEY Mini tree diagram
John Tipton BAREFOOT

John Tipton BAREFOOT1

18231 - 18971

Life History



8th Sep 1851

Birth of son Thomas Duncan BAREFOOT in Arkansas City, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4

2nd Dec 1858

Birth of son John Wiley BAREFOOT in Center Point, Howard, Arkansas.1,5

Mar 1874

Birth of daughter Laura Ann BAREFOOT in Arkansas.6,7,8



Other facts


Married Jane McClain MOBLEY


  • John Tipton Barefoot is reported by one or more genealogies as the son of Dillon W.H. Barefoot (Son of Stephen Barefoot) and Nancy Choate.  John married Jane McClane (or McClain or McLane Mobley).  Their son Thomas Duncan's information follows, giving their basic vital information.

    Thomas Duncan Barefoot II
    BIRTH 8 SEP 1851 Arkansas City, Arkansas, Arkansas
    DEATH 12 JAN 1917 Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma
    John Tipton Barefoot 1823-1897
    Jane McClane Mobley 1828-1908
    Marriage (2nd) to Katie Magby 1871-1965 (date unknown)
    --  Casperson-Boyd-Jenkins-Riley, Ancestry Trees,

    Dillon left Nancy twice, as detailed in the petiton below.  She finally requested divorce, which wa granted.  She went on to marry Gilbert Spurlock   Details are provided by several genealogies.  I am providing the info from the Barefoot Genealogy by Barbara Gingrich-Rivas, whom I know to be a careful reasrcher.  She has not included the documentation here for her own somewhat arcane reasons, which I honor.

    Dillon W H Barefoot (Son of Stephen Barefoot)
    b.c. 1795 Edgecombe County, North Carolina
    d.c. 1830 Tennessee
    m.   3 Apr 1818 Tennessee 1
    Nancy Choate
    b.c. 1800 Tennessee
    d. 10 Aug 1866, Sevier Co., Arkansas
    m (2) Gilbert Spurlock
    b 1800 TN
    d  30 Jan 1852  Sevier Co., Ark
    --   Barefoot-Withrow Genealogy,

    Included here from Barbara's profile of Dillon and Nancy is a transcript (transcriber unknown) of Nancy Choate Barefoot's petition for divorce after being abandoned by her husband.

    Nancy Barefoot's Petition 39-1825

    To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee now in session-The petion of Nancy Barefoot most Humbly showeth that your petitioner intermarried with Dillon W. H. Barefoot in the year 1817.

    That about six months after our marriage and before we became housekeepers, my said husband took to rambling, and your petitioner hearing of him at Knoxville went from her fathers house in Maury County to that place in hopes to engage his attention and induce him to settle   he promised to do so and we settled in sequatchie valley, but he having no disposition to provide a living by industry I soon became in a distressed situation from poverty and went and returned to my fathers house again in Maury County.

    In the course of last year I made another attempt to settle with him & try to make our living but within a few months he determined again to ramble.  I once more returned to my father, he having declared his intention to go to South America and join the patriots & your petitioner not having heard of him in the course of the year, and being fully persuaded from former experience that he has no disposition to locate himself anywhere or use any exertions to support a wife and child, most humbly prays that your Honourable body will grant her divorce from her said husband, and your petitioner as in duty bound will ___  pray.

    Nancy Barefoot

    State of Tennessee
    Maury County

    We the undersigned subscribers do certify that we have been acquainted with Dillon Barefoot about the time he was married to Nancy Choate, the above petitioner, that he staid in the neighbourhood but a few months after his marriage, and after that only settled a few times after being absent several months.  And we do further certify that we believe the statements made in the above petition to be true.

    Nathan Williams
    James G Smith
    John Gilbreath
    Stephen D Pillow
    Cousicks (?), ____
    Jesse S Rop
    D Russell
    E (?)  Blocker (?)

    [It is not know what the mentioned committe below is, or the meaning of the name Coleman.]

    Nancy Barefoot's Petition - by the Committee of Propositions & grievences

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