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. 472-473
Transcribed by Yvonne Curry
1 November 2003
May [sic] Cook
To GF Barnett
The state of Texas
Mary Cook of Parker County Texas for Seventy five Dollars to GF Barnett and Jas M Barnett both of Parker Co Texas to the following described land belonging to the Estate of JJ Barnett decd three hundred and fifty acres of the seven hundred and thirty eight acre survey in the name of Robt Coldswell which was owned by JJ Barnett and occupied by him as a homestead at the date of his Death and is described in two deeds to JJ Barnett from MJ and MW Beavers one Deed dated March 2nd 1872 for three hundred acres recorded in Book No four Pages 316 and 317, records of Parker County Texas. The other dated Dec 14th 1872 for fifty acres recorded in Book No four Pages No 317. 318 and 319 records of Parker County Texas The land is situated in Parker County Texas at the mouth of Patrick Creek on the Brazos River and is warranted by Mary Cook unto GF and JM Barnett as an heir and grand daughter of JJ Barnett decd and his wife Elizabeth Barnett
Signed Mary Cook [her mark] on 11th day of February 1884
11 Feb 1884 Mary Cook appeared before L.C.W. Patton, Clerk for County Court in Parker Co. and acknowledged the deed.
William (Will) Barnett was born 29 May 1894 in Parker County, Texas. He was the youngest son of James M. and Mattie A. (Kelly) Barnett. In his WWI draft registration he was described as tall with a slender build, brown eyes and light brown hair. He worked as a bookkeeper for an insurance firm, a clerk at a lumber yard, and a bank cashier. He was named as executor in his father’s will and handled the paperwork after the death of both of his parents. He married Dorothy Ribble on 23 Jul 1926 in Parker County, Texas. They were the parents of one son, James Thomas Barnett (b. 1928). His wife, Dorothy, died 9 Sep 1955 in Parker County, Texas. Sometime around 1957, Will remarried to Edith Knight (1896 – 1970). Will died in Parker County, Texas on 10 Oct 1973 at the age of 79. He was buried in East Greenwood Cemetery in Parker County, Texas.
I had a great experience this last week at the familysearchlabs website. I used the Texas Death Records database to find death certificates for several of my Texas Barnetts and for some related families. The site was easy to use, but I did have a couple of names that I couldn’t find, even though I had previously found them in the Texas death index and there was one record where the image wasn’t found. I spent about 2 hours at the site and obtained copies of 10 death certificates. If you haven’t visited this site yet I would encourage you to check it out.