America Barker was my gggrandmother, Her son,my ggrandfather, John Cephas "Little" Barker, b. May 11, 1861 in Irisburg, Henry County, Va, died Oct. 2, 1947, in Leaksville (now named Eden) NC. He married Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Higgs. Their daughter (my grandmother), Minnie Maud Barker married Lewis Sullivan Isley. Lewis also descended from the Barker's by way of his mother, Jothenia "Thiney" Barker, daughter of,
Guilliam "Guill" S. Barker and Sarah "Sallie" Frances Barker Barker. Guilliam and Sarah were first cousins.