I am a direct descendant of one James BARKLEY (1729) who settled in Orange County, N.Y. (then Ulsetr County) He had BARKLEY relatives in New Jersey in and around Somerset County and Basking Ridge, N.J.
A related N.J. very distant cousin is sure that she traces back to these NJ BARKLEYs. But her information is limited. She does allege however that some of her BARKLEY ancestors changed the family surname to BARTLEY in the mid to late 1700s, and then wandered westward.
In short, I am looking for any BARTLEYS from NJ who can trace back to BARKLEYS in their genealogy. If so, please contact me and share whatever information you may have. The BARTLEY > BARKLEY N.J. line settled in N.J. in 1727.
Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org as I am a retired New Yorker now living in Ireland, and downloads from Genforum are for some reason unknown are harder to do and print than to print an e-mail here.