We obviously have different James Madison Barkers although they may be kin. The William Barker I am descended from came to Pittsylvania County VA from Surry County NC in 1810 and died there in abt. 1814. His sons, Joseph and Allen came there with him and quite a few of their descendants lived in Henry County for many, many years, including my James Madison Barker. William Barker also had children who stayed in Surry County, NC - John, Jeremiah and Delilah Barker Norman. Zerena Barker Lemons may have been his daughter, also, but I have never been able to find any proof of that. My ancestor, James Madison lived in Henry County his whole life. We did have some Barker relatives in Lee County, however, so it could be the same family. I have some info on the Lee County Barkers but my info is not complete on this part of the family - I may find a trip to Lee County coming on. If you want to e-mail me at email@example.com
I will send you reports with everything I have on both the Henry County family and the Lee County family. I don't want to argue with anyone but I am absolutely certain that these are two different James Madisons. My James was born 31 Aug 1809 and died 19 Sept 1878 in Henry County.
I would be glad to share all of my info with you or anyone else. I would really like to establish the link between the two if possible.