Barnhill Family Genealogy Forum
From the information you provided, I'm providing you with my research as to whom I believe is your Martha Matilda Barnhill. And yes, it is reported that they made the trip to MO in a covered wagon. I hope the information is helpful.
Martha Barnhill born ca 1869 in Jackson County, OH is the daughter of William C. Barnhill (1843) & Elizabeth Jane Patterson (1844) who married in Jackson County on Jan 10, 1867. William's brother, John Barnhill (1832), had married Mary E. Patterson (1840), sister of Elizabeth Jane, a few years earlier on Nov 20, 1859 in Jackson County. Mostly farmers and carpenters, the Barnhills moved to MO in about 1871 including Martha's "Aunt Maltilda" (1836) who had married Robert Hamilton (1829) in Jackson County on Aug 20, 1854. While some of the family moved to Adair County, MO, others, including Martha's parents, ended up in Bates County, MO. Martha had a number of siblings: Anna (1868), Matthew (1873), Elmer (1875), William (1877), Eliza (1879), Sarah (1882), and Benjamin "Bennie" (1885). Martha's paternal grandparents: Hugh Barnhill (1805)/Hannah Marie Richards (1804). Hugh's father: John (1745); Hannah Marie's father: David. Martha's maternal grandparents: Ezekiel (1813) and Mary (1808) Patterson, both born in Ireland, died in Jackson County, OH.
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