Children of Enoch Barmore

N. Jane Barmore

Miss N. Jane Barmore, the oldest child, is under the old roof tree, with her brother, James Langdon Barmore, at Barmore's Turn Out.

[NOTE: And is the author of this Barmore Family History in 1890.]

Ella Barmore

Ella Barmore, the second daughter of Enoch Barmore, married Colonel Davis Lewis Donnald. She was the only child who was married at her father's death. At the commencement of the Civil War her husband had eighteen thousand dollars at interest, besides several thousand dollars worth of other property. At the close of the war when he returned after three years service for his country and began to look after his individual interest he found almost his entire monied estate heaped up in his house in the form of Confederate bills. However, he was a business man, and notwithstanding his constitution had been severely shocked from service not only in the Civil War, but the War of 1845 with Mexico, he soon rallied, and engaged in monied employment. Just when he was beginning to do a lucrative business he died, when their oldest child, a daughter, was only 17 years old. She, Ella Barmore Donnald, with great firmness, self-denial and Christian rectitude succeeded in raising eight children, four sons and four daughters. She educated them all sufficiently to do business. Edwin A. Donnald, her fourth child, who was indeed a promising young man, has gone to his reward. Enoch Barmore Donnald, her eldest son, has for several years filled the responsible place as foreman of the cloth room of the Enoree Factory. John Q. Donnald, her third son, married Miss Alice Stephens, of Hartwell, Georgia. He is succeeding well in business. David L. Donnald, the youngest son is a good pharmacist at Pelzer. He has the seventy-five dollar gold medal which was awarded his father, Colonel D. L. Donnald, for service in the Mexican War. Anna E. Donnald, the eldest daughter, married John Archer of Anderson, S. Carolina; Janie A Donnald, the second daughter, married A. J. Sproles, of Greenwood, S. Carolina; Sallie E. Donnald, the third daughter, married J. W. White, of Newberry, S. Carolina; Mary Ella Donnald, the fourth daughter, married Arthur E. Arnold, of Athens, Georgia, each of whom are succeeding in business.

Francis E. Barmore

Francis E. Barmore, the third daughter, was the loveliest and most accomplished one of the family. She died March 4, 1856; was twenty-one years old.

E. Eugenia Barmore

E. Eugenia Barmore, the fourth daughter, is an amiable, cultivated, Christian woman. In September 1858, she married Hugh Brownlee. He volunteered into the Confederate army. He died 1862, at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a prisoner of war. She subsequently married James Vandiver. She and all her descendants, namely: E. B. H. Brownlee, Charles V., and one grandchild are living in Lee County, Mississippi. Her two sons are well-to-do farmers. Her daughter is a bright little ten-year old lassie. Her two interesting Brownlee daughters, Fannie and Banna, both died in girlhood.

Mary E. Barmore

Mary E. Barmore, the fifth daughter, married Dr. G. W. Tribble, of Due West, in October 1860. She has five children and one grandchild. She has been a widow since October 1879. Mary united with the church when a little girl. Her two oldest boys are succeeding in telegraphy, the three younger children have not completed their education yet. James Langdon Tribble, her oldest son, was a model boy, and it is said by those who have known him from his childhood that he is an exemplary Christian. his beneficial influence with his brothers is remarkable. His mother, his two sisters, and his youngest brother live with him at Burkley, Kentucky.

Maggie W. Barmore

Maggie W. Barmore, the sixth daughter and youngest child, married B. C. DePre, of Due West, October 1873. Their home at present is Columbia, S. Carolina. Maggie was still in her minority when her guardian died, whose almost entire property went with the lost cause, and she consequently never realized but four hundred dollars of five thousand due her when she became of age. It is but justice to say that we believe her guardian was an honest man. He had commenced doing a profitable business, and had he lived a few years longer she would have been made safe. She has three sons and two daughters, all young, bright, and intelligent children. They love their books and are devoted to their Sunday school. Her oldest son living joined the church when he was a little over twelve years old.

William C. Barmore

William C. Barmore, Enoch Barmore's oldest son was killed in battle at Gettysburg, Penn., July 2, 1863. His remains were removed a few years after the close of the war with several other soldiers by the ladies of Virginia to Hollywood Cemetary, Richmond, Virginia.

Hugh Robert Barmore

Hugh Robert Barmore, the second son, volunteered as cavalier man in 1862. He was in his eighteenth year. Having been an invalid and partial cripple all his life, when he came to be examined by the medical board he was discharged as physically unable to forego the fatigue and hardships incident to camp life. The next year when circumstances became more pressing, he volunteered the second time, and went out as a cavalier man in Butler's Division, Hampton's Legion. He was with the army at Greensboro, N. Carolina, when Lee surrendered. He became of age in the fall of 1865. There was due him at that time, of his portion of his father's estate, something over four thousand dollars; he compromised with his guardian for $2,500; went into the mercantile business at Hodges; was burnt out in January 1875. He married Miss Jennie Clinkscales in October, 1873. He has no children. his home is Williamston, S. Carolina. He is a commercial traveler.

James Langdon Barmore

James Langdon Barmore, the third son, when only six years, underwent a severe surgical operation, and has consequently never been constitutionally strong. He was one of the seventeen-year-old reserves who went out in Coleman's Company in September, 1864; was at Florence guarding prisoners at the time of the surrender. He likewise compromised with his guardian in their final settlement for $2,500. It was a little more than half of his patrimony due him. he was in the mercantile business with his brother, H. R. Barmore, at Hodges, and lost his all in that destructive fire, January 1875. Since then he has been farming exclusively. In February 1874, he married Miss Ella Nicely. He lives at the old homestead, Barmore's Turn Out, in the house his father built in 1850. He owns the fine Barmore chalybeate spring, whose healing waters are so highly reputed. He has four sons and one daughter. His second son, James Louis, is a confirmed invalid. The four other children are as promising, physically and intellectually, as the average child of their age. His sons E. Willie, James Louis, Franklin Miller, and Robert Harold Barmore, with Hon. W. E. Barmore's two sons, W. Eugene and R. L. Barmore, are the only male descendants in this state of the sixth generation from George Barmore, who bear his surname.

It is remarkable that in so large a number of descendants there have been so few males who have borne the name. At present [1890] the descendants are several hundred in this State, and there are only eight males who bear the surname.

Miss N. Jane Barmore,
Turkey Creek Community,
Abbeville County, South Carolina

SOURCE: History of the Barmore Family by Miss N. Jane Barmore. 1890.

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