Hiram J. Barnett, b. about 1811, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, d. after 1860, Tennessee

Hiram J. Barnett (Samuel 2, James 1) was born about 1811 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky and died after 1860.[1]

Hiram was probably one of the males under ten listed in the Samuel Barnett household in the 1820 U.S. census;[2] and one of the males ages 15-19 in the Samuel Barnett household in the 1830 U.S. census.[3] In 1833 and 1834 Hiram paid a poll tax in Hardeman Co., Tennessee[4] and in 1840 he was listed as head of household in Marshall Co., Mississippi, near his father Samuel.[5] While most of Samuel’s children moved on to Texas, Hiram returned to Hardeman Co., Tennessee by 1844 when he again paid taxes in that county[6] and where he was living and farming in 1850 and 1860.[7] No death date has been found for Hiram J. Barnett, but he probably died between 1860 and 1870 when his wife and some of his children are listed in the 1870 U.S. census without him in neighboring Tipton Co., Tennessee.

Hiram married Sarah H. Webb on 14 Feb 1832 in Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee.[8] Sarah was born about 1815 in Tennessee.[9]

Besides appearing in her husband’s census household in 1850 and 1860, Sarah was listed as head of household in Tipton Co., Tennessee in the 1870 U.S. census. Four of her nine children were living with her; she was keeping house and had personal property worth $100, but no real estate.[10] By 1880 Sarah and some of her children had crossed the Mississippi River and settled in Greene Co., Arkansas. She was living with her youngest children, Benjamin and Florence.[11] No death information has been found for Sarah (Webb) Barnett, but she probably died after 1880 in Greene Co., Arkansas.

Hiram J. and Sarah H. (Webb) Barnett were the parents of nine children:

1. Samuel James Barnett, b. 1835, d. after 1900
2. Jones W. Barnett, b. about 1837, d. 1888
3. Mary S. Barnett, b. about 1840
4. George W. Barnett, b. about 1843
5. Sarah Frances Barnett, b. about 1845
6. Elizabeth Barnett, b. about 1848
7. John N. Barnett, b. about 1851
8. Benjamin M. Barnett, b. about 1856
9. Evaline Florence Barnett, b. about 1859

[1] Maynard, Frances O, “Descendants of James Barnett,” Frances O. Maynard, Cit. ID: Barnett.

[2] U.S. Government, 1820 U.S. Census, Saml Barnett household, Caldwell County, Kentucky, populati on schedule, Darnell’s Parish, p. 50, line 26; NARA M33, ro ll 19; accessed 24 Jul 2008 online at http://ancestry.com.

[3] 1830 U.S. Census (Digital images. Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com)), Samuel Barnett household, Hardeman County, Tennessee, pag e 385, line 6; NARA micropublication M19, roll 176; accesse d 15 Nov 2007 online at http://ancestry.com.

[4] Hardeman County, Tennessee, Trustee Tax Book 1824 – 1880 (Nashville, Tennessee : State Library and Archives, 1975), 1833 Taxable Polls and Property, Tax books 1824-1854 – FH L US/CAN Film [ 989359

[5] 1840 U.S. Census (Digital Images. Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com)), Marshall County, Mississippi, population schedule, Northern Division, page 8, line 27, Hiram Barnett household; citing NARA micropublication M704, roll 218; accessed 20 Jul 2011

[6] Hardeman County, Tennessee, Trustee Tax Book 1824 – 1880 (Nashville, Tennessee : State Library and Archives, 1975), 1844 Taxable Polls and Property, District 8, Tax books 1824 -1854 – FHL US/CAN Film [ 989359 ]

[7] 1850 U.S. Census (Digital images. Ancestry (http://ancestry.com)), Hiram Barnett household, Hardeman County, Tennessee, popula tion schedule, page 71, dwelling 44, family 44; NARA microp ublication M432, roll 881; accessed 19 Jul 2008 online at h ttp://ancestry.com and 1860 U.S. Census (Digital image. Ancestry (http://ancestry.com)), Hardeman County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 13, page 179, dwelling 1335, family 1240, H.J. Barrett household; citing NARA micropublication M653, roll 1253; accessed 9 Jul 2012.

[8] Hardeman County, TN-Vitals, list, marriage records 1824-1950.

[9] 1850 U.S. Census (Digital images. Ancestry (http://ancestry.com)), Hiram Barnett household, Hardeman County, Tennessee, popula tion schedule, page 71, dwelling 44, family 44; NARA microp ublication M432, roll 881; accessed 19 Jul 2008 online at h ttp://ancestry.com.

[10] 1870 U.S. Census, Digital images. Ancestry (http://ancestry.com), Tipton County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 12, pages 22 & 23, dwelling 165, family 165, Sarah Barnett household; citing NARA micropublication M593, roll 1567; accessed 10 Jul 2012

[11] 1880 U.S. Census (Digital images. Ancestry.com), Greene County, Arkansas, population schedule, Poland, ED 102, SD 1, page 20D, dwelling 181, family 180, B.M. Barnet household; citing NARA micropublication T9, roll 45; accessed 12 Feb 2013.

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Samuel or James? Son of Hiram J. Barnett

Samuel Barnett was born about 1835 in Tennessee, the oldest child of Hiram and Sarah (Webb) Barnett. He is listed in Hiram’s 1850 census household in Hardeman Co., Tennessee as 15 years old, born in Tenn. Hiram’s household (listed as H.J. Barrett) is again found in Hardeman County in the 1860 U.S. census, but Samuel is not listed in the household. A further search of Tennessee marriage records and census records finds no sign of Samuel Barnett. What happened to him, where did he go?

On 24 Oct 1855 in Hardeman County, James Barnett married Narcissa Box. Jas Barnett (age 24, born Ten) and Narcissa Barnett (age 20, born Ten) are listed in Hardeman County in the 1860 U.S. census with two children: Sarah E. Barnett (age 4, born Ten) and Mary J. Barnett (age 2, born Ten). A Box family history stated that Narcissa Box married James S. Barnett (Hardeman County, Tennessee Family History, vol. 2).

Neither Samuel or James Barnett were found in the 1870 U.S. census, but James (age 44, born Tennessee) and Narcissy (age 40, born Tennessee) were listed in Greene Co., Arkansas in the 1880 U.S. census. Included in the household were a daughter, Jane Shelten (age 21, born Tennessee, widowed) and a granddaughter Henry Shelten (age 3, born Arkansas).

S.J. Barnett paid taxes in Greene County in 1877 and 1878 (“Court Records,” Greene County, Arkansas GenWeb, accessed 7 Aug 2012 online at http://www.argenweb.net/greene) and S.J. Barnett was also listed in a reconstructed 1890 census (accessed 7 Aug 2012 online at http://www.argenweb.net/greene).

Samuel J. Barnett (born Oct 1835 in Tennessee, widowed) was listed in the 1900 U.S. census in Greene Co., Arkansas with one grandson: Josiah R. Miller (born Jan 1892 in Arkansas). Mollie Shelton married Jacob M. Miller, 19 Mar 1882 in Greene Co., Arkansas.

No where do Samuel and James Barnett appear in the same records at the same time. These facts taken together seem to point to the conclusion that Samuel Barnett and James Barnett are probably the same person. Samuel James Barnett married Narcissa Box in Hardeman Co., Tennessee in 1855 and had at least two children: Sarah E. and Mary J. Barnett. Mary J. is probably the Jane Shelten in the 1880 census record and the Mollie Shelton who married Jacob M. Miller. Jacob and Mollie (Shelton) Miller may have been the parents of Josiah R. Miller listed in Samuel’s 1900 census household.

Hiram Barnett Update

I was finally successful in finding Hiram Barnett in the 1860 U.S. census. In a line by line search in Hardeman Co., Tennessee, I found the H.J. Barrett household that matches the family of Hiram Barnett. Here’s a summary of what appears on the census:

Barrett, H.J., age 51, M, farmer, personal estate $200, born Ky

Barrett, Sarah H, age 44, F, born Tenn

Barrett, Jones M., age 22, M, farm labor, born Miss

Barrett, Geo W, age 17, M, farm labor, born Tenn

Barrett, Sarah F, age 15, F, born Tenn

Barrett, Elizabeth, age 12, F, born Tenn

Barrett, John N., age 9, M, born Tenn

Barrett, Benjamin M.,age 4, M, born Tenn

Barrett, Evaline, age 1, F, born Tenn

In addition a Public Member Tree (“My Forebears Since Jamestown by meggars55) at Ancestry pointed me in the direction of additional records:

Sarah H. Barnett and some of her children appear in the 1870 U.S. census in Tipton Co., Tennessee and in 1880 they appear in Greene Co., Arkansas.

It appears that Hiram Barnett may have died sometime between 1860 and 1870, probably in West Tennessee and his family went on to settle across the Mississippi River in Greene Co., Arkansas.