What Happened to Hiram Barnett?

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.

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4 comments on “What Happened to Hiram Barnett?

  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

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  2. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.
    +1

  3. Did you check for death records in Marshall County, MS, in case he went back there? Do you know where in Texas the rest of the family moved? If you have the county, maybe something is available there on Hiram. I wish you luck in finding him again.

  4. Donna Bradshaw says:

    My cousin found your blog and sent me the link. It is fascinating! I have been researching MY Barnett line for over 30 years. Your Hiram followed the exact pattern that my family followed but I didn’t lose them I just can’t go back past 1810 KY. My ancestor is Zimiri Houston Barnett b 1810 KY. He married Emaline Stewart in Fayette, TN then moved on to Marshall, Mississippi where they had all of their children. Then on to White, Arkansas where he died. I will watch your blog and would be very interested if my Zimiri tied into your family somehow. I am also following a Stephen B Barnett who was also born in KY in 1807 and followed the same migration pattern that Zimiri and Hiram did. Zimiri went back to TN to enroll in the Civil War.
    I will watch your blog and study your information closely. Thank you for sharing!!
    Donna Barnett Bradshaw

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