I am a descendant of James Silas Barker and Ida Delitha Petty. I have traced the Barkers back to Hendrake (Hendrick) Barker and Mary Widon. I found Mary's last name on a paper I found in Lexington Tn library.
Amanda Ellen Barker and William Thomas Grissom were my grandparents.
I think all of the Bakers came from NC to Tn and probably without moving. I don't know that for sure but I think part of NC became TN.
Hendrake died before 1850 and Mary remarried A. N. Hodgin.
I saw some other papers that listed Robert Barker with Hendrake but didn't state what the relationship was. I am assuming Robert may be Hendrake's father.
Hendrake and Mary had 4 sons.
William R 1832