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Generation 2:
Lois Irene Bare
    +David Rowe (living)
        --Stephanie Rowe (living)
        --Wendy Rowe (living)
        --Mona Rowe (living)
        --Casey Rowe (living)
        --Lissa Rowe (living)
        --Gus Rowe (living)

Generation 3: 
        --Lois Irene Bare
        --David Lee Bare
        --Ted Bare
        --Opal Bare

Generation 4: 
        --Carl Council Bare
        --Bart Bare

Generation 5: 
        --Lee Bare
        --George Bare
        --Rebecca Jane Bare
        --Mertan (Tine) Bare
        --James F Bare
        --William J Bare
        --Jesse Bare
        --Mack Bare
        --Ambrose Park Bare
        --Coreallis "Cora" Bare
        --Cordie Mae Bare

Generation 6: 
        --Leander Bare
        --Pharr Bare
        --Hamilton Bare
        --Absolom Bare
        --George Bare
        --Ellen Bare
        --Mary Bare
        --Briget Bare
        --Catherine Bare
        --Margaret Bare
        --Bartlett Bare
        --Harrison Bare
        --Matilda Bare
        --Emma Jane Bare
        --Freeland Bare

Generation 7: 
    +Elizabeth Unknown
        --Elias Lewis Bare
        -- Jacob Bare
        --Joseph Bare 
        --Hugh Bare
        --Daniel Bare 
        --Jonathan Bare
        --Wilborn Bare 
        --Unknown Son Bare
        --Unknown Daughter Bare
        --Unknown Daughter Bare
        --Unknown Daughter Bare

Generation 8: 
    +Unknown
        --Henry Bare
        --Jacob Bare
        --Unknown Daughter Bare
        --Unknown Daughter Bare
        --Unknown Daughter Bare
        --Unknown Daughter Bare
     
BARE

This name is a good example of the various ways a nickname could be used. In the Olde English, "Baer" or "Bera" can describe a person who went about unarmed and defenseless or who lived in isolation and remained unapproachable to others. As a Lancashire placename it finds its roots in Bare(grove) near a Lancashire township. As a topographic name then it describes anyone dwelling in or near a pasture or grove. The Priory Church in Cartwell, Lancashire was much used by the Bares in the past. Jennett Bare and William Bare were christened there on the 29th June, 1570 and the 9th April 1577, respectively. One William Bare married Elizabeth Taylor in April 1607 in the above Church. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Bare, which was dated 1274, The Hundred Rolls, Suffolk, during the reign of King Edward I, The Hammer of the Scots, 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Many of the young Bare men volunteered for service in the Civil War.  One family member has said that they were hot-tempered by nature and were convinced that they could win the war by them selves.  Jacob's son, Alfred, was killed in an accident on the Weldon military railroad on May 1, 1863, leaving Sabra a window.  Joseph and Susie had three sons in uniform, Lee, Felix and John. John was wounded (probably at Gettysburg) and died at Petersburg on July 13, 1863, the day Lee's troops reached that city on their retreat. 

Elias and Lucinda had four sons, Lee, Farrow, Hamilton, and Absolum, who served.  Lee was killed July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg.  On the night before the Battle of the Wilderness which took places on the 5-6 of May 1864, Absolum was seen by his first cousin Jesse Bare, but he was never heard from again.  Farrow survived the war, but was later killed in a shooting accident at Cicero Bare's.

 Jacob and Dicey had four sons in the war, Elias, Wiley, John and Jacob.  Elias never returned to his wife Barbara Severt.  Wiley was taken prisoner, but was released after the war.

 Hugh and Polly also had four sons in the Confederate Army, Rudolph, Hamilton, Jacob, and Jesse, who were at the Battle of the Wilderness with Absolum.

From http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~cathysgenealogy/genealogy/bare.htm