This picture of George J. Barnett was probably taken about the time of his engagement to Lee Myrtle McNutt. The photo was posted at the Find a Grave website by Kate Ruckman. Here’s the link: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=barnett&GSfn=george&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=46&GScnty=2746&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=29568152&df=all&
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.
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.
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.
This picture of Charlotte Marzelle Barnett (left) was taken about 1933. She is accompanied by her mother, Verda Mae (Baker) Barnett, and her daughter, Charlotte Marzelle Storti.
Burkett to Barnett – Warranty Deed
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. 736-737
Drawn 31 Jan 1884; proved 1 Feb 1884
Transcribed by Yvonne Curry
19 November 2003
GH Burkitt and [too faint to read] Murphy of Anderson County, Texas forThree hundred and thirty [?] dollars to M.W. Barnett of Parker County, Texas a parcel of land in Parker County Texas known as
“survey No 2 Block A on the waters of Patricks Creek a Tributary of the Brazos River about 7 miles S. 50o W from Weatherford by virtue of land script No 5208 issued to International and Great Northern Railroad Company”
The land was patented to Burkitt and Murphy by Letter Patent No. 355 vol. 43 on 23rd of May 1877 and is described more fully as
“Beginning at the most Eastern S.E. Corner of the James Clayton original survey of 640 acres. Thence N 30 East with said Clayton SE Boundary line at 1391 varas to a stake for corner 36 varas S 30 W from a spring just East of said line: from which Corner is Live Oak in a ravine bears N 29 ½ East 2 3/10 vars. Thence S 60o East at 650 varas to a stake for corner on W. line of J.D. Rodgers Survey Thence S 30o West ¼ varas said Rodgers West corner. Thence S 60o East at 178 varas to C.L. boundary Bandys N. Corner. Thence S 30o West 278 varas to the East Corner of T.O. Conners Survey. Thence N 60o West at 672 varas the N. Corner of same. Thence S 30o West at 672 varas the said T.O. Conner West Corner. Thence N. 60o West 156 varas to the place of Beginning and containing 110 [?] acres of land.”
Burkitt and Murphy warrant title against “ every person lawfully claiming . . . the said or any part thereof.” [Signed] G.W. Burkitt and Daniel Murphy at Palestine Texas on 31 January 1884
1 Feb 1884 GW Burkitt and Daniel Murphy appeared before A B Sangerman a Notary Public for Anderson County, Texas