James Madison Barnett Timeline

5 Nov 1844
James Madison Barnett was born in Hardeman County, Tennessee to James J. and Elizabeth (Wylie) Barnett. (Barnett Family Bible)

1849
Five-year-old James moved with his family to Texas. (Mrs. E.F. McEntire, Barnett family articles, History of Freestone County, Texas, Freestone Co. Genealogical Society.)

1850
The Barnett family was living in Limestone County, Texas. (1850 U.S. Census)

1857
The Barnett family moved to Parker County, Texas. (Mrs. E.F. McEntire, Barnett family articles, History of Freestone County, Texas, Freestone Co. Genealogical Society.)

1860
James Barnett, age 15, was living in the household of J. Barnett in Parker County, Texas. (1860 U.S. Census)

Fall 1863 – April 1865
J. M. Barnett served in the Texas State Frontier Militia. He served in the cavalry, protecting the settlements from the Indian raids. (Soldier’s Application for a Pension, J.M. Barnett pension, Acct. #50034 (1931))

1870
James Barnett, age 25, was living in the household of Jas. Barnett in Parker County, Texas. (1870 U.S. Census)

15 Sep 1875
James Madison Barnett and Mattie Ann Kelly were married in Parker County, Texas. (Parker County (Texas). County Clerk, Marriage Records, 1874-1935, Salt Lake City [Utah] : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978, Barnett-Kelly marriage license and return, FHL US/CAN Film 1025739.)

6 Sep 1876
Their first daughter, Henry Etta Barnett, was born in Parker County, Texas. (Barnett Family Bible)

18 Oct 1878
Their first son, George Johnson Barnett, was born in Parker County, Texas. (Barnett Family Bible)

24 Oct 1880
A daughter, Cora Jane Barnett, was born in Parker County, Texas. (Barnett Family Bible)

28 Feb 1883
James and his brother, George F. Barnett, purchased a tract of land at the mouth of Patrick Creek on the Brazos River, from John N. and Elvira Barnett for $500; their interest in the estate of J.J. and Elizabeth Barnett. (Texas. General Land Office, Land Records, 1874-1978 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978-1988), Book 14, pp. 471-472; FHL US/CAN film 1536181.)

6 Jul 1883
James and his brother, George F. Barnett, purchased a tract of land at the mouth of Patrick Creek on the Brazos River, from M.W. and Sallie C. Barnett for $625; their interest in the estate of J.J. and Elizabeth Barnett. (Texas. General Land Office, Land Records, 1874-1978 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978-1988), Book 14, pp. 475-476; FHL US/CAN film 1536181.)

11 Feb 1884
James and his brother, George F. Barnett, purchased land at the mouth of Patrick Creek on the Brazos River, from Mary and W.F. Cook, children of their deceased sister, Sarah Jane (Barnett) Cook; their interest in the estate of J.J. and Elizabeth Barnett. (Texas. General Land Office, Land Records, 1874-1978 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978-1988), Book 14, pp. 472-475; FHL US/CAN film 1536181.)

23 Sep 1886
Their fourth child, a daughter, Hattie May Barnett, was born in Parker County, Texas. (Barnett Family Bible)

9 Feb 1890
Charles Wilkerson Barnett, James’ fifth child, was born in Parker County, Texas. (Barnett Family Bible)

7 May 1892
Child number six, Lillian Barnett, was born in Parker County, Texas. (Barnett Family Bible)

29 May 1894
James and Mattie’s last child, William Barnett, was born in Parker County, Texas. (Barnett Family Bible)

1900
James M. Barnett, a fifty-five-year-old farmer, was living in Parker County, Texas, with his wife, Mattie A., their six children, and his mother-in-law, Mary Kelly. (1900 U.S. Census)

1910
James M. Barnett, age 65, was living in Parker County, Texas, with his wife, Mattie A., and four of their children. He was working as a farmer. (1910 U.S. Census)

1920
James M. Barnett, age 75, his wife, Mattie A., and two adult children, were living in Parker County, Texas. (1920 U.S. Census)

22 Dec 1928
J.M. Barnett made out his will. (Texas County Court (Parker County), Wills 1874-1945 (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978-1988), J.M. Barnett will (1931))

1930
James, age 85, and his wife, Mattie, along with their daughter, Cora, were living in Parker County, Texas. (1930 U.S. Census)

6 Aug 1931
J.M. Barnett was approved for a Confederate pension from the state of Texas. (Soldier’s Application for a Pension, J.M. Barnett pension, Acct. #50034 (1931))

10 Sep 1931
James Madison Barnett died of old age in Parker County, Texas. He is buried in Hiner Cemetery. (Texas Department of Health, State of Texas Death Certificate, Texas Department of Health, Austin, James Madison Barnett death certificate no.87 (1931))

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