Jorile R BARNETT James BARNETT John N BARNETT Thomas BARNETT Evaline BARNETT William D BARNETT Sarah BARNETT Maude Bell BARNETT Frances Jane BARNETT Mollie Pricilla BARNETT Lola Ollie BARNETT Myrtle BARNETT Elnorah Ethyl BARNETT Nancy Jane GIBSON Isabella Carline BARNETT Nancy Ophelia WEDONTKNOW Mini tree diagram
Francis Marion BARNETT

Francis Marion BARNETT3,5,6,7,11,12,9

21st Feb 18411,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 16th Mar 19254,10,2

Life History

21st Feb 1841

Born in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina.1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

1867

Birth of daughter Sarah BARNETT in Washington County, Illinois.3

1868

Birth of daughter Maude Bell BARNETT in Hill County, Texas.3,10

21st Aug 1874

Birth of daughter Frances Jane BARNETT in Whitney, Hill, Texas.13,3,14,15

1876

Birth of daughter Mollie Pricilla BARNETT in Hill County, Texas.6,16,17,3,18,19

after 1880

Birth of daughter Lola Ollie BARNETT in Texas.20

about 1887

Birth of daughter Myrtle BARNETT in Stonewall County, Texas.5

about 1891

Birth of daughter Elnorah Ethyl BARNETT in Stonewall County, Texas.16,21,5,6

2nd Apr 1891

Death of Nancy Jane GIBSON in Stonewall County, Texas.2,4

1913

Death of daughter Sarah BARNETT in Texas.2

1920

Resident in Justice Precinct 4, Stonewall, Texas.4

16th Mar 1925

Died in Stonewall County, Texas.4,10,2

Residence at time of death thought to be

after 16th Mar 1925

Buried in Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Aspermont, Stonewall County, Texas.1,2

Other facts

 

Married Nancy Jane GIBSON

Notes

  • Francis is listed as Francis M in the 1850 census with his father andstep-mother in Monroe County, Tennessee.  The 1880 census lists him asF M.  Various researchers in that discussion also refer to him asFrank, which we would expect.  I found his full name in a comment byBarbara Stevens on a genealogy discussion list on Ancestry.com:
    "Francis Marion Barnett b. 1840 son of Jorial Burnett [sic]."  ThoughBarbara gives his birth date here as 1840, census age consistentlyindicates he was born in about 1841 or 1842.

    In 1850 he is with his father, stepmother Nancy Powell Barnett and hissiblings, enumerated with the feminine spelling of his name, butlisted as Male.

    1850 Federal Census, Monroe County, Tennessee, 14th Civil District,page 229 (scan 115), 12 November, Hse/Fam #1608
    Jariel [Jorial] Barnett 42 M Farmer $600 Real Estate. $200 Personal  bSC (no wife)
    Nancy Barnett 25 b SC
    -- page 230 --
    Frances Barnett 8 b NC

    In 1860 he is 19, and still in his father's household, with his secondstepmother Sarah Morgan Gibson Barnett.  His name is again spelledFrances, and additionally he is reported as Female!

    1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Illinois, 22 June, Ashley,page 42, Hse # 298, Fam # 270
    Jorial Barnett 52 M Farmer $600 Real  $200 Personal South Carolina
    Sarah Barnett 38 F Missouri
    Frances Barnett 19 F North Carolina

    Frank and his brother William served in the Union army.  William waskilled in action.  Barbara Stevens, a descendant researching theBarnett line, reports this along with some other helpful informationabout Frank:

    "[Jorial's] sons Frank, William served in Civil War.  William [was]mortally wounded and died in Ashley, IL 1862. ... Francis MarionBarnett ... was in the Union Army and settled in Double Mt., Stonewall[County in Texas] in the 1880s, moving from Hill Co., TX.  He wasthere in 1890 (Union soldier census) and 1900 too I believe."
    --  Barbara Stevens, Ancestry.com Discussion Group, 20 Mar 2005,http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.texas.counties.stonewall/86.123.1.2.2/mb.ashx

    A distant cousin and fellow Barnett researcher located a website withthe Civil War registration information for Francis Marion Barnett.

    Francis M. "Frank" Barnett, a farmer from Nashville, Washington Co. ILstood 5' 10" tall with dark hair, hazel eyes and a dark complexion.He was born in Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina.  Served duringthe Civil War with the Union Army, with Co. D, 48th Illinois InfantryEnlisted as a Recruit from Ashley on February 15, 1862.  Mustered inas a Private Re-enlisted as a Veteran from Nashville on March 1, 1864in Centralia, IL.  Mustered in as a Private April 21, 1864 inScottsboro, Alabama.  Promoted to Corporal Mustered out on August 15,1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas
    --  Genealogy Trails, Washington County, IL. Veterans,http://genealogytrails.com/ill/washington/vets_b.html

    See the 1890 census Veteran's Schedule below for details of FrancisMarion's Civil War service.  I found Frank in the 1920 census inStonewall County, as Barbara Stevens said.  See the report later inthese Notes.

    While in Illinois, Frank married his stepsister Nancy Jane Gibson,daughter of Sarah Morgan Gibson, the widow who married Jorile after hemoved the family to Illinois.  By 1970, we find Frank and Nancy Janein Hill County, Texas, a few houses from his father and stepmother.They are enumerated on the page prior to Jorile and Sarah.  From theage of their oldest child, it appears that Frank and Nancy Janemarried about 1866.

    1870 Federal Census, Hill County, Texas, 23 August, PO Hillsboro, page38, Hse/Fam #259
    Barnet, Francis 25 M W Farmer  $100 Real Estate born Alabama
    Barnet, Nancy 23 F W born Illinois
    Barnet, Sarah 3 F W born Illinois
    Barnet, Maude 2 F W born Texas

    The ages of their children are again helpful in determining when theBarnetts moved from Illinois to Texas.  The oldest daughter Sarah wasborn about 1867 In Illinois, while the second daughter Maude Bell wasborn about 1868.  We don't have the exact birth dates of these girls,and their births could be in 1866 and 1867, rather than 1867 and 1868. But the data we have means we will be pretty close if we say theymoved to Texas in about 1867.  Their ages in 1880 are similar, whichindicates they probably moved in late 1867 or early 1868.

    I am a bit puzzled by the birth state for Francis here.  He was bornin North Carolina, Cherokee County to be exact.  We have gooddocumentation of them in that county and the neighbouring county ofMonroe County, Tennessee.  There was another family of Barnetts inAlabama, so it appeared superficially that this might have been one ofthat group.  There are several Francis Marion Barnetts in Texas atthis itme, but I have not found representatives of the two lines inthe same places.  The children, wife and ages matcfh the family ofJorile/Jorial Barnett's son Francis Marion Barnett.  So I cannotaccount for the repotritng of birth in Alabama.  This is the onlyplace where this occurs, as far as I know.

    In 1880 Frank and Nancy Jane are living next door to his Jorile andSarah.

    1880 Federal Census, Hill County, Texas, 5 June, District 73, Page 13,Hse #106, Fam #105
    Barnett, F M  W M 39   M W Farmer  NC SC SC
    Barnett, N J  W F 33 Wife  Keeping House  IL IL MO
    Barnett, Sarah  W F 13 Dau  At Home IL NC IL
    Barnett, Maude B  W F 12 Dau  At Home TX NC IL
    Barnett, Fookie J [Frankie Jane]  W F 5 Dau  At Home TX NC IL
    Barnett, Mollie P  W F 3 Dau  At Home TX NC IL

    From the ages of the children, we can determine that Frank and Nancymoved from Washington County, Illinois, to Hill County, Texas shortlyafter Sarah's birth in about 1866 or 1867.  They were in Texas by thebirth of Maude Belle in about 1868.

    I have not yet (June 2008) found them in the 1870 census.

    Barbara Stevens comments on his later years:
    "He was in the Union Army and settled in Double Mt., Stonewall [Countyin Texas] in the 1880s, moving from Hill Co., TX.  He was there in1890 (Union soldier census) and 1900 too I believe."

    From this and the documents that Barbara Stevens cites, it appearedthat Frank moved to Stonewall County, was enumerated there by theUnion soldier census in 1890.  I later found the reference Barbarareports on.  This was the Veterans Schedule of the 1890 census.  Mostof this census was destroyed in a fire.  This schedule records onlythe house number, name, rank and regiment, with enlistment anddischarge information for the veteran himself.

    Census details located by Nadene Snyder indicate that another Frank MBarnett was enumerated in Wood County, Texas, in 1910.  I found thatthe 1910 census information was for another Francis Marion Barnett,born in Alabama of Georgia parents.  That Francis Marion Barnett'swife was Martha  This would be a member of the Barnett lineagediscussed above: VA-SC-TN/AL-TX.  Some of them were in Georgia andTennessee before moving on to Texas.  There are several Francis MarionBarnetts in various parts of Texas!

    1890 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas, 2 May, VETERANSSCHEDULE, Double Mountain (Billet 4), District 91, Scan page 1, Hse#145, Fam #149
    Francis M Barnett  Corporal P Company, Regiment 48, Illinois;Enlistment 1862, Discharge 1865; service 3 years 6 months; Eye InjuryJuly 1864

    I have not seen a 1900 entry for Frank and Nancy Jane.  An anonymousgenealogy on Ancestry World Tree reports the death dates for Frank andNancy.  Incidentally, this sources spells Frank's father's name asJarial, a spelling I have found in no other source.  This source doesnot give a source for the dates, but they seem reasonable:
    Francis (Frank) Marion Barnett, b 21 Feb 1841 Cherokee Co NC, d 16March 1925 in Stonewall County, Texas
    Nancy Jane Gibson Barnett, b 02 Jan 1847 in Illinois, d 5 April 1891in Stonewall County, Texas
    --http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=5784840&pid=-1395160675
    --http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1395160667&tid=5784840&ssrc=

    In both the 1910 and 1920 censuses, I found Francis Marion as a widowliving with his daughters in Stonewall County.  I the 1910 census heis listed  as a Farmer, but in 1920 he is an invalid, and no one inthe household is reported as working the farm.

    1910 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas, 2 May, Justice Precinct5, District 259, Page 8B, Hse #131, Fam #139
    Barnett,  F M Head M W 69 Widowed NC SC SC Farmer, Owns
    Barnett, Mollie Dau  F W 31 Single TX NC IL Farm Laborer
    Barnett, Myrtle Dau  F W 23 Single TX NC IL Farm Laborer
    Barnett, Nora Dau  F W 19 Single TX NC IL Farm Laborer

    By 1920 his daughter Nora (Elnora Ethyl) has married but is living inFrancis' household with her husband Robert C Hudson.  None of thefamily members of Robert is reported as working on the farm.  I havenot identified the other couple in the household, Ervin J and Alma CBeauford.  Ervin is reported as a General Laborer, not a laborer onthe farm, and is reported not in any relationship to Francis as headof the household but another head of the family.  All three of theseare reported in the same household, but all three men are reported as"Head," and given no additional family number.

    1920 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas, 7 March, Commissioner'sPrecinct 4, District 229, Page 2A, Hse/Fam #26
    Barnett, Francis M  Head  Owns M W 79 Widowed NC SC SC Invalid
    Barnett, Priscilla M  Dau  F W 43 Single TX NC IL No Occupation
    Hudson, Robert C  Head  Rents M W 24 Married TX NC IL [OccupationUnstated]
    Hudson, Nora  E  Wife F W 29 Married TX IL NC No Occupation
    Hudson, Veda M  Dau  F W 1 month TX TX TX
    Beauford, Ervin J  Head  [Status of home/farm not stated]  M W 24Married TX TX TX  General Laborer
    Beauford, Alma C  Wife F W 18 Married MO IL KY No Occupation

    Notice that the birth places of Nora's parents is switched compared toprevious reports and the report here for her sister Priscilla.

Sources

  • 1. Gravestone of Francis Marion Barnett, Johnson Chapel Cemetery, nearAspermont, Stonewall, Texas
  • 2. Affidavit on F M Barnett, Stonewall Co TX, 23 July 1926
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Hill County, Texas
    • 5 June, District 73, Page 13, Hse #106, Fam #105
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Barnett,
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas
    • 2 May, Justice Precinct 5, District 259, Page 8B, Hse #131, Fam #139
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas
    • 7 March, Commissioner's Precinct 4, District 229, Page 2A, Hse/Fam #26
  • 7. 1850 Federal Census, Monroe County, Tennessee
    • 12 November, 14th Civil District, page 229 (scan 115), Hse/Fam #1608
  • 8. Genealogy Trails
    • Washington County IL Veterans,
  • 9. 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Illinois
    • 22 June, Ashley, page 42, Hse # 298, Fam # 270
  • 10. Barbara Stevens, Ancestry.com Discussion Group, 20 Mar 2005
  • 11. 1890 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas
    • VETERANS SCHEDULE, Double Mountain (Billet 4), District 91, Scan page
  • 12. Ancestry.Com Discussion Boards
  • 13. 1910 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas
    • 7 May, Justice Precinct 5, District 259, page 11B, Hse #187, Fam #189
  • 14. 1930 Federal Census, Runnels County, Texas
    • 5 April, Ballinger, District 1, page 6A, Sixth St, Hse # 136, Fam #148
  • 15. Nadene Snyder, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, June 2008
  • 16. 1940 Federal Census, Stonewall County, Texas
    • 19 April, Precinct 4, District 217-7, page 4B, Hse #130, Owns, $500
  • 17. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #46201337
  • 18. Gravestone of Pricilla Barnett Hudson, Johnson Cemetery, StonewallCounty, Texas
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=4531&GRid=14832
  • 19. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #14832490,
  • 20. 1880 Federal Census, Hill County, Texas
    • 5 June, District 73, Page 13, Hse #107, Fam #106
  • 21. 1930 Federal Census, Cochise County, Arizona
    • 29 April, Precinct 1 (outside Douglas), District 35, Page 3A, Hse #57,

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