Barkman, Andrew

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Andrew Barkman was born 1835 according to his tombstone.[1] to Garret Barkman (B. Aug 13, 1803, D. Jan 27, 1884) and his wife Eliza Lee (B. Nov 23, 1806, D. Mar 27, 1872).[2][3] He was a middle child in a large family.[2] He was baptized October 11, 1839 at the old Rensselaerville Baptist Church[4]

Marriage & Children

After serving in the Civil War, Andrew married a woman named Hannah in May of 1870. Hannah apparently died just after the 1880 Census and then Andrew remarried Mary Fisher[1], who was many years his junior, having been born in February 1855.[5] Andrew and Mary had the following children:

  • Edith V. Barkman (B. Aug 1882)[5]
  • Edna M. Barkman (B. Aug 1884)[5]
  • Arthur S. Barkman (B. Aug 1886)[5]
  • Harriet G. Barkman (B. July 1891)[5]
  • George W. Barkman (B. May 1895)[5]

Military Service

Residence: Westerlo, 1890
Enlistment Date: 31 July 1863
Enlistment Place: Syracuse, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 15th Calvary
Company: Company K
Promotion Date:
Muster Out Date: 1865
Muster Out Place:
Additional Remarks: He was shot in the head.[6] Enlisted at the age of 21 years to serve 3 years. No further record.
Sources Used: 1890 Veteran's census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant General for the State of New York, regimental rosters.


Andrew worked as a farmer, basketmaker and day laborer.[7]


Before the Civil War, Andrew and his family lived in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY.[3][8] After the Civil War, Andrew returned home where he married a woman named Hannah in May of 1870.[9] At the time, they were living next to Andrew's brother and parents in Westerlo. Andrew was working as a farmer. A decade later Andrew, who was still living in Westerlo, was recorded as a basketmaker.[10] Apparently shortly after that census, Andrew's wife Hannah died and he remarried in about 1882 to a woman named Mary Fisher.[5] He and Mary subsequently had a large family. In 1890 US Veterans Census recorded Andrew in Westerlo.[6] In 1900 Andrew and his family were still living in Westerlo and he was working as a day laborer and living in a rented house.[5]


Andrew died 1907[1]. In the 1910 US Census his widowed wife and several children can be found living in Westerlo.[11]. Mary Fisher Barkman died 1924[1]. They are buried in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.[1]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tombstone, Westerlo Rural Cemetery
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. 3.0 3.1 1850 US Census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY
  4. FamilySearch
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 1900 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  6. 6.0 6.1 1890 US Veterans Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  7. US Censuses
  8. 1860 US Census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY
  9. 1870 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  10. 1880 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  11. 1910 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY