Texas.General Land Office, Land Records, 1874-1978; index, 1874-1904, Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978-1988
Deed Records v. 13-15 1882-1887, FHL microfilm #1536181
Vol. 14, pp. 475-476
Transcribed by Yvonne Curry
5 November 2003
M.W. & Sallie Barnett
G.F. & J.M. Barnett
The State of Texas
Know all men by these Presents That We M.W. and Sallie Barnett his wife for and in Consideration of Six hundred Dollars and 25 ($62500) to me Paid this day by G.F. Barnett and JM Barnett of Parker County Texas hereby sell bargain and convey to the said GF & J.M. Barnett all of the right title and interest we have and hold in the following described land belonging to the Estate of JJ Barnett and acquired by us as heirs of the said JJ Barnett deceased and by deed of Elizabeth Barnett dated July [?] 1882 Said Deed Conveying an undivided one half interest in said land [?] JN Barnett GF and James M Barnett and Mathew W Barnett the same being Elizabeth Barnetts interest in said land as the surviving widow of JJ Barnett deceased said land here conveyed is sale of our interest in and to Three hundred and fifty acres of the seven hundred and thirty Eight acre survey in the name of Robt W Coldwwell which said three hundred and fifty acres was own by said JJ Barnett and occupied as a homestead at the date of his death and is particularly descried in two deeds to JJ Barnett from MJ and MW Beavers One of said deeds bearing date March 2nd 1872. Conveying Three hundred acres recorded in Book No 4 Records of Parker Co Texas Pages 316 & 317 The other bearing date Dec 14th 1872 Conveying fifty acres recorded in Book No. 4. Records of Parker CoTexas Pages 317, 318 & 319. Said land is situated in Parker Co. Texas at the mouth of Patricks Creek. One [sic] the Brazos River and in consideration of the said Sum of Six hundred and 25 Dollars above mentioned we hereby warrant and defend unto the said GF Barnett and James M Barnett all the right title and interest we have or may acquire as heirs of said JJ Barnett and Elizabeth Barnett binding ourselves our heirs and assigns forever
Witness our hands and scrawls [?] for seals this 6th day of July 1883
MW Barnett seal
Sallie C Barnett seal
Before me John W. Squyres a Notary Public of Parker County Personally appeared MW Barnett and Sallie C. Barnett his wife wife [sic] who resides at Park in Parker County Texas Parties to the foregoing attached Deed and Bill of Sale bearing date the 6 day of July 1883 both of whom are well known to me who acknowledged severally that they had signed sealed and delivered the same for the purposes and considerations therein stated and the said Sallie C Barnett having been examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having had the same fully explained to her she the said Sallie C Barnett acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared to me that she had willingly singned sealed and delivered the same of her own free will and accord without fear or compulsion on the part of her said Husband and that she wished not to retract it. Witness my official seal and signature of my office in the town ofWeatherford this Sixth day of July 1883 LS
John W Squyres J.P. Ex offico
Notary Public Parker-Cols County Texas
This is to certify that the above and foregoing instrument of writing was filed in this office for record the 11th day of February 1884 at 1 ¾ oclock P.M. and duly recorded the 13 day of February 1884
LCW Patton Clk. Co. Ct. P. Co.Tex By GBC Patton Deputy
I am including a link to the genealogy and local history collection at the Plano Public Library. Their collection includes a photo of Letitia (Forman) Barnett. She was the wife of George W. Barnett (1819-1882). There was also a picture of the Forman home.
The collection also includes a picture of the R.W. Carpenter home, father-in-law of Ruth Donna Barnett, and the diary of Lizzie (Matthews) Carpenter.
Hiram Barnett, son of Samuel and Sarah (Goheen) Barnett, was born about 1811 in Caldwell County, Kentucky. He married Sarah Webb, 14 Feb 1832 in Hardeman County, Tennessee. They were the parents of: Samuel Barnett (b. abt. 1835); James W. Barnett (b. abt. 1837); Mary Barnett (b. abt. 1840); George W. Barnett (b. abt. 1843); Sarah Frances Barnett (b. abt. 1845); Elizabeth Barnett (b. abt. 1848); John N. Barnett (b. abt. 1851); Benjamin M. Barnett (b. abt. 1856); and Evaline Barnett (b. abt. 1859).
He paid taxes in Hardeman County, Tennessee in 1833 and 1834. In the 1840 U.S. census he was listed in Marshall County, Mississippi. He again paid taxes in Hardeman County, Tennessee in 1844, 1845 and 1849. He was listed in the 1850 U.S. census in Hardeman County and again paid taxes there in 1852. After that he and his family disappear.
Did Hiram die in Tennessee or did he move? If he moved, where did he go? Did he go to Texas with the rest of the Samuel Barnett family? It’s a mystery.
During a recent research session I noticed that Evaline Barnett married Benjamin H. Moss in 1849 in Holly Springs, Marshall Co., Mississippi. This raised questions: What was she doing in Mississippi? Was this the right person? Could this be a mistake?
Later I was at the BYU Family History Archive site. As I searched for Barnetts I found they had many Texas histories online, so I searched them for Barnetts. I found a great biographical sketch for William Y. Barnett. William was the son of George W. Barnett and grandson of Samuel Barnett. The sketch gave some information on George W. Barnett as an early settler of Collin Co., Texas. The bio stated that George’s family left Kentucky when he was three years old and settled in Mississippi; he grew up in Holly Springs, Mississippi. A search of U.S. census records found Samuel Barnett and his son, Hiram, in Marshall Co., Mississippi in the 1840 census.
One correction should be noted, the family may have left Kentucky in the early 1820s, but they apparently did not go straight to Mississippi. In the 1830 census, Samuel Barnett was listed in Hardeman Co., Tennessee and he paid taxes in that county between 1823 and 1833. The Chickasaw Indians ceded their lands to the U.S. in 1832 and Holly Springs was founded in 1835. This also seems to confirm that Samuel Barnett moved his family there in the early 1830s.
During the Civil War James Madison Barnett served in the Texas state militia, protecting the settlers from marauding Indians and bandits. In 1931 he applied for and received from the state of Texas a pension for his service – unfortunately, he died just a month after receiving his pension.
J.M. Barnett Application for Pension
In the 1850 census James and Elizabeth Barnett are listed in Limestone County, Texas. They appear at the bottom of page 360. At the top of page 361 there are seven Longbottom family members listed ranging in age from 25 to 9. They appear to be in the same household as James and Elizabeth Barnett.
On the top of page 364, the children of James and Elizabeth Barnett are listed. They appear to be part of the Harden household which appears at the bottom of page 363.
At first glance it appears that the Barnett children were not living with their parents at this time. But another question arises: who are the Longbottoms and why are they living in the James Barnett household? A search for Longbottoms in the 1850 census in Limestone County, Texas found a Longbottom couple (ages 55 and 54) at the bottom of page 358 – could they be the parents of the Longbottom children?
I think that somehow the census pages got mixed up before they were numbered and that the Barnett children were in reality living with their parents, not the Harden family.
This picture was taken in 1974 in San Diego, California and shows four generations of our family: my oldest son, myself and my mother and grandmother:
Kneeling: Yvonne (Roos) Curry
Standing: Charlotte M. (Barnett) Wood [on left] and Charlotte M. (Storti) Roos [on right]
I’m working on a Kelly family history project for a writing class in which I am enrolled. I need some family stories and pictures for Mattie Ann (Kelly) Barnett and her siblings: James H. Kelly, Marietta (Kelly) Taylor, George S. Kelly and Harriet C. (Kelly) Battern. If anyone has anything to share, please contact me.
Charlotte M. (Barnett) Storti 1943
This is my mother’s favorite picture of her mother. Besides working at a dry cleaners and as a seamstress, Charlotte used to model hair do’s for magazines. This picture shows what a beautiful woman she was.