Joseph BARNETT Drusilla BARNETT Nancy BARNETT Agnes GLENN Micajah Cicero BARNETT Martha BARNETT John BARNETT James BARNETT Richard BARNETT Elijah BARNETT Lucy WADE Mini tree diagram
Reverend Joseph Royal BARNETT

Reverend Joseph Royal BARNETT

Joseph Royal BARNETT10,2,4,6

also known as Joseph BARNET1

also known as Joroyal BARNETT2,5,8

10th Oct 17582,3,4,5,6 - 6th Jun 18122,3,4,5

Baptist Minister, Moderator of Broad River Assocation in Virginia9

Life History

10th Oct 1758

Born in Goochland County, Virginia.2,3,4,5,6


Resident in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.1

about 1793

Birth of daughter Nancy BARNETT in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina.11

6th Jun 1812

Died in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina.2,3,4,5

after 6th Jun 1812

Buried in Barnett Cemetery, Camp Croft State Park, Spartanburg, South Carolina.7,4,8

Other facts


Married Agnes GLENN


  • A genealogy has information for the children of Joseph Royall andAgnes Barnett.

    Joseph Royal Barnett
    Birth 10 Oct 1758 in Goochland CO, VA
    Death 6 Jun 1812 in Spartanburg CO, SC
    Wife:  Agnes (Aggy) Glenn 1757 - 1852
    Children:  Elizabeth Barnett d 1854, Nancy Barnett d 1853, SarahBarnett 1775-1826, Thomas Barnett 1786-1857, Joseph III Barnett1788-1853, John Barnett 1790-865, Glenn Barnett b 1795, Mary (Polly)Barnett b 1798,  Jeremiah Barnett 1801-1889, Agnes Barnett 1804-1860--  Alexander,

    The Greive genealogy lists children's names (but does not knowMartha's name).  But it has no dates for any of the children exceptGlenn.  It gives us both the birth and death date for Glenn,supplementing the above.

    Joseph (JoRoyal) Barnett
    Birth 10 Oct 1758 in Goochland County, Virginia
    Death 6 Jun 1812 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Spouse Agnes Glenn 1757-1852
    Marriage 1780 in Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Glenn Barnett 1795-1870
    --  Greive Family,

    1790 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, page 24
    Joseph Barnet [Joseph Barnett]
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 3
    Free White Persons - Females: 1
    Number of Household Members: 5

    One researcher provides this information about Joseph Royal Barnett.

    He was a Baptist Pastor.


    On the afternoon of Aug 2nd, 1997, a number of the descendants ofMicajah and Joroyal gathered together at the Barnett Cemetery in CampCroft to dedicate these stones; this followed the annual Reunion ofthose descendants at Quincy`s on Reidville Road, near Spartanburg. Atthe dedication service, a memorial to these two ancestors wasdelivered by Rev. Joel H. Fisher, husband of Lorene B. Fisher. Thefollowing is a copy of his remarks (with minimum editing):

    We are gathered here today, to honor the memory of two of ourancestors: Rev. Joroyal Barnett, born Oct 10 1758 in Virginia, diedJune 6, 1812 in South Carolina, and Rev. Micajah C. Barnett, Sr., bornMay 13, 1760, also in Virginia, and died on January 9, 1837, inSpartanburg County, South Carolina.

    These two brothers were sons of a Spartanburg County pioneer family,that of Joseph Barnett (born 1731, died 1802) and Lucy Wade Barnett,from Goochland Co. Virginia. We are standing in Joseph & Lucy Barnettfamily cemetery for this ceremony.

    I`d like to say a few words remembering and honoring Rev. JoroyalBarnett. He married Agnes (we believe she was a Glenn), who was bornabout 1757-60, in Virginia, and died in 1852, in Spartanburg County,South Carolina, well into her 90`s. They had 11 Children.

    Joroyal was a charter member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church. He heldthese offices there: Association Messenger, Church Clerk, OrdainedElder, Deacon, and Ordained Minister. He was their beloved ministerwhen he died in 1812 of a colic disorder.

    Historian John R. Logan said of him, quote (Elder Joroyal Barnett wasa member of the Cedar Springs Baptist church and was one of thepioneer ministers of the Broad River Association. In 1811, he waschosen Moderator of the body which is evidence of his high andrespectable standing in the Association of that day and time)

    On 22 March 1812, Elias Stone, Ordinary of Spartanburg District, SouthCarolina, certified that he had publicly read the citation toAdminister on the Estate of the Rev`d Joroyal Barnett, deceased. Heread that at a meeting of the Methodist denomination in about a mileof the house of the deceased on the 22nd of March 1812. (Estate file#432). We assume this was at Antioch Methodist church. I suppose EliasStone was a Methodist and that is why the citation wasn`t read atCedar Springs, and the Methodist Church was only 1 mile from Joroyal`sresidence. Old Cedar Springs Baptist was about two miles from hishouse. We can only speculate.

    We do not know positively if Joroyal is buried here, but we are prettysafe in assuming that he is. His father died 10 years prior to Joroyaland he is buried here and his stone survives.

    Joroyal`s military service came before his ministry. I chose tomention it last. I ordered a copy of Joroyal's Revolutionary Warservice record-three pages arrived with very little data.

    He served in Roebuck`s Regiment in the militia (since the fall ofCharleston) and was paid on June 30, 1786. We regret we do not knowany particulars of his service. Bobby G. Moss records him in hisRoster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. Hisaccount # is AA297.

    Joroyal died 185 years ago. He lived only 53 and 3/4 years. Hisdescendants number in the thousands. He has left us a legacy wellworth emulation.

    Inscription from head stone in Camp Croft State Park, Spartanburg,South Carolina

    Evidently the original stone for Joseph Royal Barnett was stolen. Anew stone was dedicated in 1997. His new stone reads:
    Joseph Royal Barnett Pvt SC Militia Rev War

    Family Data Collection - Individual Records
    Joroyal Barnett
    Spouse: Agnes Glenn
    Parents: Joseph Barnett, Lucy Wade
    Birth 10 Oct 1758 Goochland Co, VA
    Death 6 Jun 1812 Spartanburg Co, SC

    Rev Joseph Royal Barnett
    Birth Oct. 10, 1758
    Death Jun. 6, 1812
    Spouse Agnes Glenn Barnett (1756 - 1852)
    Inscription PVT  SC MILITIA  REV WAR
    Burial Barnett Family Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SouthCarolina
    Created by Tina Poole Davis Aug 06, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #40359368,


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