John BARNETT Ida Frances SMITH Martha Jane WEBB Emily Caroline FOSTER Mini tree diagram

William B BARNETT1,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

9th Feb 18721,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 21st Aug 19491,2,4

Life History

9th Feb 1872

Born in North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

9th Oct 1890

Married Ida Frances SMITH in Polk County, North Carolina.7

20th Feb 1934

Death of Ida Frances SMITH in Columbus, Polk, North Carolina.1,9,10

21st Aug 1949

Died in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina.1,2,4

Arterioslerosis for 10 years

24th Aug 1949

Buried in Peniel Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk County, North Carolina.1,2,4

Other facts


Married Martha Jane WEBB


  • North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
    Willie Barnett
    Age 18, Birth Year abt 1872
    Spouse Ida Smith
    Spouse Age 18
    Marriage 9 Oct 1890 Polk, North Carolina
    Polk County Register of Marriages p 5

    1900 Federal Census, Polk County, North Carolina, 22 June, CampobelloTownship, District 124, page 11B, Hse #207, Fam #214
    Barnett, William Head W M Apr 1875  24 Married 10 yrs NC NC NC FarmerRents
    Barnett, Ida F Wife W F June 1874  25 Married 10 yrs 4 children/4living NC NC NC
    Barnett, Jessie J Son W M Sept 1891  8 NC NC NC
    Barnett, George W Son W M Oct 1893  6 NC NC NC
    Barnett, Joseph Son W M Oct 1895  4 NC NC NC
    Barnett, Lindsey E Son W M July 1888  1 NC NC NC

    1910 Federal Census, Polk County, North Carolina, 3 May, ColumbusTownship, District 119, Page 8B, Landrum Rd, Hse #150, Fam #157
    Barnette, William B Head M W 37 Married 19 yrs NC NC NC Farmer Rents[b abt 1873]
    Barnette, Ida Wife F W 37 Married 19 yrs 9 Children/9 living NC TN NC[b abt 1873]
    Barnette, Jessie [sic] Son M W 18 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt1892]
    Barnette, George W Son M W 16 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt1894]
    Barnette, Joe C Son M W 14 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt 1896]
    Barnette, Lindsey Son M W 12 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt 1898]
    Barnette, Myrtle Dau F W 10 Single NC NC NC No Occupation [b abt 1900]
    Barnette, Mary Dau F W 8 Single NC NC NC No Occupation [b abt 1902]
    Barnette, Alice Dau F W 4 Single NC NC NC No Occupation [b abt 1906]
    Barnette, Willie Jr Son M W 3 Single NC NC NC No Occupation [b abt1907]
    Barnette, Margret L Mother [Stepmother?] F W 63 Widow 4 Children/3living NC NC NC No Occupation [b abt 1847]

    1920 Federal Census, Polk County, North Carolina, 14 January, ColumbusTownship, District 145, page 8A-8B, Hse #153, Fam #154
    Barnett, William Head Owns Free & Clear M W 48 Married NC SC NC [b abt1862]
    Barnett, Ida Wife F W 47 Married NC NC SC Farm Laborer [b abt 1863]
    Barnett, Alice Dau F W 15 Widow NC NC NC [b abt 1904]
    - page 8B -
    Barnett, Willie M W 12 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt Nov 1907]
    Barnett, Troy Son M W 11 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt Dec 1908]
    Barnett, Broadus Son M W 7 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt 1902]
    Barnett, Lindsey Son M W 21 Single NC NC NC [b abt March 1899]
    Barnett, Laury Dau-in-law F W 18 Single NC NC NC [b abt 1901]

    1940 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 9 April,Campobello Township, District 42-22 Page 4A, Campobello Rt 1, Hse #55,Rents Farm $625
    Barnette, William B Head F W 68 Grade 1 b North Carolina Same house in1935 [b abt 1872]
    Barnette, Jane Wife F W 54 Grade 7 b North Carolina same house [b abt1886]
    Ayers, James Son M W 15 Single Grade 5 b North Carolina same house in1935 Farmer [b abt 1925]
    Ayers, Glenn James Son M W 13 Single Grade 4 b North Carolina samehouse in 1935 [b abt 1927]
    Ayers, Nelson Son M W 11 Single Grade 3 b North Carolina same house in1935 [b abt 1929]

    William's obituary has his middle initial as D instead of B, as inother sources.  His grave has Will B.

    Obituary Summary
    William D Barnett. Age 77
    Residence Landrum [Spartanburg Co SC]
    Died Sunday [21 August 1949] in a Columbia [Polk County NC] hospital
    Husband of Jane Ayers Barnett
    First wife was Ida Smith Barnett
    Survivors inlcude children, 2 half brothers, Herbert & Cethus Beach, 2half sisters, Mrs Mattie Jackson & Mrs Catherine Cash of Campobello
    Funeral services Wednesday [24 August 1949] at Peniel Baptist Church,Polk County NC
    Revs B W Reid and T A Jones officiating
    Burial in the church cemetery
    --  Published in the Spartanburg Herald, 23 August 1949 [Tuesday],  p2, Courtesy of Kelly O

    The dates and relationships reported from the spotty records are noteasily reconciled.   John Barnette died before 1910 and was survivedby his wife Margaret, who moved into William's home, and died before1920.  But Emily Foster Barnett Beach lived until 1938, surviving herhusband William Beach, who died in 1930.  William B Barnett isreported in Emily's obituary as one of the sons surviving her.

    William's death certificate reports that his father was John Barnettand his mother was Caroline Foster.  His obituary mentions amongsurvivors a half-sister who is reported as a daughter of EmilyCaroline Foster in the latter's obituary.  His obituary also mentionstwo half-brothers named Beach, and another Beach sister.  In Emily'sobituary, William is the only Barnett child listed among her children.

    Several genealogies report William Beach as Emily Caroline's onlyhusband.  Genealogies list a large number of Beach children, rangingin birth dates from 1880 to 1895 (three with unreported birth dates).SOme genealogies have the firsT Beach child as Edward born in 1879.So Emily and William Beach probably married about 1878.  Tthey werestill married when he died in 1930, at least from the unconnectedrecords we have.  Her age at marriage would be about age 17 or 18, amore common age of marriage.

    Was Emily married to John Barnett before he married Margaret and thenJohn and Emily divorced?  Maybe, but that was quite unusual for thatera.  Another possibility also stretches credulity.  William Barnettwas born in 1872.  And Emily was born about 1856,  To be William'sbirth mother, she would have had to have William when she was bout 16,and married at about age 15.  That is possible, but how likely?

    William B Barnette
    Birth Feb 9, 1872
    Death Aug 21, 1949 Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA

    Spartanburg Herald: BARNETT, WILLIAM D. 77, Landrum, h/o Jane AyersBarnett, 8-23-49 p 2

    Son of John Barnett & Caroline Foster
    Mother Emily Caroline Foster Beach (1855 - 1938)

    Spouse Ida Francis Smith Barnette (1872 - 1934)
    George Waitsel Barnette (1893 - 1976)
    Joseph Barnette (1895 - 1962)
    Lindsey Barnett (1898 - 1984)
    Myrtle Barnett Sims (1900 - 1977)
    Mary Willie Barnette Sellars (1903 - 1930)
    Alice Barnette Flynn (1905 - 1991)
    Willie J Barnette (1907 - 1981)
    Troy Barnette (1909 - 1974)
    Broadus Waitsell Barnette (1912 - 1973)

    Mattie Beach Jackson (1879 - 1954)
    Catherine Beach Cash (1884 - 1957)
    Lillie Mae Beach Ruppe (1887 - 1983)
    C Wilber Beach (1891 - 1892)
    Walter T Beach (1892 - 1918)
    Lindsey Leroy Beach (1893 - 1903)

    Burial Peniel Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk County, North Carolina,USA

    Created by Kelly Jane O Sep 28, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #42467697,


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