Mary Barter married Hiram Bickford in 1839
Robert Barter came on in 1807, and began on lot No. 2, in the third range, and it is said, and probably truly, that his was the only family that remained in town during the panic created by the War of 1812. It is said he would have gone, only his wife had just put a web into the loom to weave, which had to be finished and the cloth made into garments for the children before they could go, by which time the scare was over. He was the father of twenty-four children, many of whom are living. The fact of his having so large a family caused a traveler who was passing through the town and happened along at the log school house at noon-time to inquire if "Mr Barter lived there." He died in 1856, aged about ninety years.
The source of this story is unknown. It was sent to me by another cousin, Erma Yonts, a descendant of Henry Miler and Rosine A Walker
FAMILY STORY AS WE KNOW IT