Owen C. Bare & Catharine Pierce

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Owen C. Bare & Catharine Pierce
Posted: 10/30/2016 - 1:51 pm
My brick-wall is with the parents of Owen C. Bare.  DNA takes our line back to 1525 in Zurich Switzerland, but I am having difficulty locating the correct “Jacob” to continue our tree back from Owen.
 
Per U.S. and International Marriage Records; 1560-1900 Owen was born in 1782 in Pennsylvania.  In 1807 he married Catharine “Polly” Pierce (b. 17 Aug 1790, Maryland).  Both Owen and Catharine are buried in Mt. Catherine Christian Cemetery, Woodlawn, Jefferson, Illinois.
 
Owen C. Bare
b. 1782, Pennsylvania
m. 1807, , Augusta, Virginia
d. 5 Jun 1865, Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois
b. Mt. Catherine Christian Cemetery, Woodlawn, Jefferson, Illinois
father is Jacob Bar/Baer/Bare/Bear
mother is Barbara ( )
 
Catharine “Polly” Pierce
b. 17 Aug 1790, Maryland
d. 30 Oct 1864, Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois
b. Mt. Catherine Christian Cemetery, Woodlawn, Jefferson, Illinois
father is William Pierce of Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
mother is Phoebe Manning of Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
 
Their joint Memorial Marker is inscribed with
“Instrumental in establishing Mt. Catherine Christian Church.  The first names were recorded as members on Nov. 15, 1851.  The original four members were Owen Bare, Catherine Bare, Elias Gaskins and Mary Gaskins.  The church and cemetery were named after Catherine Bare.  Erected by Mt. Catherine Church and Cemetery Assn.”