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Catherine
Bushart
Barringer

(1763 - 1810)

Mathias
Barringer

(1727 - 1776)

Wilhelm
 Behringer

(1692 - 1743)
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Mathias Barringer

                                       
                                       

Born: 30 Oct 1727, Germany
Died:  1776, John's River, in Quaker Meadows near Morganton, Burke County, NC

 

Mathias Barringer was born 30 Oct 1727 to Wilhelm Barringer/Behringer and Mary Paulina Dekker in Germany.  Mathias' brother, John Paul Barringer, was the first to make the voyage to the "New World" in 1743.  He came to Pennsylvania, but soon relocated to North Carolina.

 

 
Mathias married Margaret Bushart.  Margaret was born 15 Aug 1742 and died 05 Oct 1839, the daughter of John Bushart.  Mathias was 15 years older than Margaret.
 
Mathias was a prominent citizen in the community and when a militia company was organized in the area where he lived, he was elected militia Captain.  British oppression at the time made such a militia necessary.
 

Barringer Home

 
 
In July 1776, Mathias and a small group of militiamen went on a scouting expedition in the Quaker Meadows area (near Morganton, Burke County, NC).  A Cherokee war party trapped them and Mathias was killed in the first round of fire.  Plilip Frye, who hid behind a log, was the only survivor and reported how the Indians scalped Mathias - as well as the others.
 

Mathias' son, Mathias Jr., was 9 years old at the time of his father's death. 

 

The people of Catawba County erected a granite monument to the massacre victims on July 2 1897 at the Courthouse in Newton, North Carolina.

 

Mathias Barringer & Other Massacre Victims Memorial Monument in Newton

 

The monument reads...

A tribute to
Mathias Barringer,
Lipsidom Adam,
Grunot - Hass - Wilson
and another, who were
massacred on John's River in
Gen. Rutherford's
forced march against the
Cherokee in 1776 and to
Philip Fry
who is one escaped and to
Conrad Tippong,
One of Lafayette's men,
by a grateful posterity.
July 2, 1897

 
 

The Barringer house became the site of the first Court of Catawba County in 1843.  The house was later moved to Newton and became the first Catawba County Library.

 
 
Children of Mathias Barringer and Margaret Bushart
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Catherine Bushart Barringer 06 Aug 1763 08 Feb 1810 John Setzer I
Mathias Barringer Jr. 22 Sep 1767   Catherine Haas
 
 
After Mathias Barringer's death, his widow (Margaret Bushart Barringer) married Conrad Tippong.
 
 
 
September 1779 Land Survey

Thanks to Eric Barringer for the copy of the 1779 Land Survey Document

 
 
 
 

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Thanks to Eric Barringer for sharing the copy of the 1779 Land Survey Document. 
Eric can be contacted at eabarringer@gmail.com

 
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
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