Thomas Duncan BAREFOOT Winnie Lee BAREFOOT Eliza Kathryn MAGBY Mini tree diagram

John Joel BAREFOOT1,2,3,4

16th May 19081,2,3 - 24th Apr 19703

Life History

16th May 1908

Born in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.1,2,3

24th Apr 1970

Died in Roff, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.3

after 24th Apr 1970

Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma,.3


  • In the 1910 census Joel was reported with his parents and several stepsibnlings and a stepbrother.  According to this census, Joel was as 2 yrs old in May 1910, but in the January 1920 census, he was only 11 yrs old.  This would indicate he was born Jan-May 1908.

    1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 13 May, Fitzhugh Township, District 253, Page 15B, Hse/Fam #Unreadable
    Barefoot, T D Head M W 57 Marriage 3 Married 3 yrs US US US Farmer rents [b abt 1853]
    Barefoot, Kate Mother M W 39 Marriage 2 Married 3 yrs 7 children/6 living TX AR AR [b abt 1871]
    Barefoot, Floyd Son M W 9 Single OK US US [b abt 1901]
    Barefoot, Hazel Dau M W 8 OK US US [b abt 1902]
    Barefoot, Jessie Dau M W 6 OK US US [b abt 1904]
    Barefoot, John Joel Son M W 2 Single OK US US [b abt 1908]
    Dennis, Robert Stepson M W 11 Single OK TX TX [b abt 1899]

    John Joel's father T D died in 1917, widowing his mother Katie for a second time.  In 1920, Katie and Joel were reported in Baylor County, Texas, in a household with siblings, with his elder brother Harvey H Dennis reported as the head of the household.

    1920 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas, 15 May, Justice Precinct 5, District 15, Page 9A, Hse #150, Fam #151
    Dennis, Harvey H Head Rents M W 30 Single TX US TX Laborer Owns [b abt 1880]
    Barefoot, Katy Mother M W 49 Single TX AR AR [b abt 1871]
    Dennis, Robert Brother M W 21 Single OK US TX [b abt 1899]
    Barefoot, John Joel Brother M W 11 Single OK AR TX [b abt 1909]
    Barefoot, Winnie Sister M W 9 Single OK AR TX [b abt 1911]

    Note that Robert Dennis' father's state of birth was unknown, reported only as the US.  In 1910 his father's birth state was reported as Texas.

    Laurie Kurtz, a granddaughter of Jessie Barefoot Thomas shared a story with a cousin, Barbara Rivas, who a genealogist of the Barefoot and related lineages.  Barbara relayed informatIon between Laurie and this researcher and another cousin who is a daughter of Winnie Barefoot.  it is thought the story originally came from Laurie's mom.  Laurie originally sent the information about Joel in an email several years ago.

    "John Joel had Muscular Dystrophy. They found treatment and a nice clinical home in Clinton, OK where he lived until he died."
    --  Barbara Rivas, relaying information reported to her by Laurie Kurtz, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 4 February 2017

    John Joel Barefoot
    Birth May 16, 1908 Oklahoma, USA
    Death Apr 24, 1970 Roff, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
    John Joel Barefoot was the son of Thomas Duncan Barefoot (1851 Arkansas - 1917 Grady Co., Ok) and his third wife Eliza Kathryn Magby (1 Jan 1871 Williamson Co., Tx - 1964 Oklahoma City, Ok.
    Parents Thomas Duncan Barefoot (1851 - 1917)
    Floyd Monroe Barefoot (1900 - 1938)
    Winnie Lee Barefoot Davis (1910 - 2004)
    Burial Fairview Cemetery, Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma, Plot A, 090, 6
    Created by Gene Phillips Jul 29, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #74104804,


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