History of the Restoration Movement


John Samuel Barker

1861-1934

John S. Barker was a self-proclaimed prophet of God. He lived in Limestone County, Alabama. During the course of his adult life, he influenced a number of people to depart from churches of Christ to follow his peculiar teachings. The group refered to themselves as Barkerites. He lived and died near his home February 17, 1934, and is buried in the Barker Family Cemetery

Directions To The Old Homeplace of John S. Barker

From Hwy. 72 in Rogersville, Alabama head north on Main St. (Hwy. 207) and turn right on College Street (Co. Rd. 26.) The road will become Upper Snake Road. Go about five miles and turn right on Lovell Rd. The old house will be on the right.

GPS Location
34.86372576876629, -87.18425184488297

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Directions To The Barker Family Cemetery

From Hwy. 72 in Rogersville, Alabama head north on Main St. (Hwy. 207) and turn right on College Street (Co. Rd. 26.) The road will become Upper Snake Road (Co. Rd. 20). Continue until you come to Barker Cemetery Road on the right. The cemetery is at the end of the road.

GPS Location
34.867508, -87.17936

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John C. & Nancy S. Barker


John C. Barker
Born
October 22, 1824
Died
December 31, 1887
??? to his country
believer in Christ


Nancy E.
Shoemaker
Wife of
John C. Parker
Born
February 2, 1839
Died
December 24, 1889

 

 

 

 

 


John S. Barker
November 5, 1861
February 17, 1934
At rest

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