John B BARNETT Caroline BARNETT Louisa Jane BARNETT Lucinda Catherine BARNETT Sarah Elizabeth BARNETT Frances A BARNETT John Franklin BARNETT William A BARNETT Susan A BARNETT Peter Lee M BARNETT James Christopher Columbus BARNETT Christina MAINES Amanda BARNETT Mary Ellen BARNETT Amos BARNETT Minerva Taylor OWENS Mini tree diagram
James C BARNETT

James C BARNETT1,2,3,4,7,5

Oct 18561,2,3,4,5 - before 19206,3

Life History

Oct 1856

Born in Mississippi.1,2,3,4,5

about 1879

Birth of son James Christopher Columbus BARNETT in Young County, Texas.8,10,7

9th Sep 1896

Nationality Application for Cherokee Citizenship; James C Barnett, his sisterSusan S Barnett Green; their mother, Minerva Owens Barnett, alsoapplied and was rejected, even though family sources report she was1/2 or fullblood Cherokee. in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

before 1907

Death of son James Christopher Columbus BARNETT in Oklahoma.8,9

after 1920

Death of Christina MAINES in Oklahoma

before 1920

Died in Oklahoma.6,3

Other facts

 

Married Christina MAINES

Notes

  • 1860 Federal Census, Itawamba County, Mississippi, 20 June, PO GunTown, page 1 (scan 219), Hse/Fam #2
    Barnett, John 36 M Farmer  $200 real $1125 personal  Georgia [born abt1824]
    Barnett, Minerva 38 F South Carolina [born abt 1822]
    Barnett, James C 6 M Mississippi [born abt 1854]

    1870 Federal Census, Prentiss County, Mississippi, 11 June, POBooneville, Township 6 Range 7, pages 5-6 (scan 428), Hse/Fam #31
    - page 5 -
    Barnett, John 55 M W Farmer $200 real $1125 personal Georgia [born abt1815]
    Barnett, Manerva 53 F W Keeping House Georgia [born abt 1817]
    - page 6 -
    Barnett, James C 15 M W Mississippi [born abt 1855]

    1880 Federal Census, Young County, Texas, 13 June, Precinct 2,District 168, page 17, Hse #145, Fam #149
    Barnet, James C  W M 22   Farmer MS GA GA [b abt 1858]
    Barnet, Christina  W F 20 Wife Keeping House IL -- -- [b abt 1860]
    Barnet, Christopher  W M 1 Son Single TX MS IL [b abt 1879]

    His parents are living next door.

    1880 Federal Census, Young County, Texas, 13 June, Precinct 2,District 168, page 17, Hse #144, Fam #148
    Barnet, John  W M 64   Farmer GA GA GA [b abt 1826]
    Barnet, Menerva W F 56 Wife Keeping House SC VA SC [b abt 1824]
    Barnet, William A  W M 25 Son Single Farmer MS GA SC [b abt 1855]
    Barnet, Susen A  W F 22 Dau Single Keeping House MS GA SC [b abt 1858]
    Barnet, Mary E  W F 18 Dau Single Farm Laborer MS GA SC [b abt 1862]
    Hays, William  W M 12 Ward Single Works on Farm TN -- TN [b abt 1868]

    In 1896, James and his sister Susan Green applied for membership inthe Cherokee Nation. They were among the many rejected.  Here is thetranscription of the handwritten cover of their application document.Their mother, said to be at lest half Cherokee, but full-bloodaccording to some family sources, had been rejected also.  MinervaOwens Barnett finally issued an affidavit giving up her attempt, afterlong and expensive attempts to get a positive hearing, when herprimary witness died with her case unresolved.

    No 5424
    James C Barnett
    and Susan S Green
    Cherokee Nation
    Ft Gibson  Indian Territory
    Filed: Sept 9-96
    A S McKennan
    Comr [Commander]

    James and Susan made their application at Fort Gibson, and in 1900Susan and her husband Jacob Green were enumerated in Cherokee for the1900 census.  James and his family, however, were way south near theTexas border, enumerated at Marietta in Chickasaw Nation.

    This is the area that became Love County, Oklahoma.  He and Christinahave had only the one child Christopher.  James' mother Minerva isliving with them, after her husband John passed away in 1897.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June,Township 7 South Range 2 East, District 150, page 6A, Marietta,Hse/Fam #90
    Barnett, James C Head W M Oct 1856  43 Married 23 years  Miss Geo SCFarmer, Stockman  Rents
    Barnett, Christiana Wife W F Mar 1858  42  Married 23 years  1 child/1living IL NJ IN
    Barnett, Christopher Son W M Nov 1877 76 Single TX MS IL Farm Laborer
    Barnett, Minerva Mother W F July 1823 76 Widow SC VA SC

    There are 3 boarders in the household, all working as Farm Laborers.It is not clear if they are working for James or elsewhere.  James'birth year as 1956 does not match ages in previous censuses, whichgenerally place his birth in about 1854.  1880, however, makes hisbirth year about 1858, so there is a wide variation.  It appears thenext door neighbor is Christina's brother.  The head of the householdis John Maines.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June,Township 7 South Range 2 East, Enumeration District 150, page 6A,Marietta, Hse/Fam #91
    Maines, John Head W M Nov 1869  30 Widowed IN NJ IN Farm Laborer [Noownership status reported]
    Maines, Lona Dau W F Aug 1888  11  Ind Terr IN MS

    James and Christina's son James died before the 1910 census.  But hehad married and had a son in the meantime, and their grandson is intheir household.  He is also listed as James C.  A genealogy reportshis full name as Ervin James Columbus Barnett.

    1910 Federal Census, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, 4 May, Antlers,District 268, page 15A, Hse #271, Fam #277
    Barnett, James C Head M W 54 Married 32 yrs MS GA AL Farmer Owns
    Barnett, Cristie M Wife F W 54 Married 32 yrs 1 child/0 living IL NJIN
    Barnett, James C Grandson M W 5 Single OK TX TX
    Lemons, Aaron Boarder M W 18 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Hager, Lee Son M W 19 TX MS AR Farm Laborer

    Note also in this census that Christina's name is given as Cristie,short for Christina, with the middle initial M.  This may stand forher maiden name Maines.

Sources

  • 1. 1910 Federal Census, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma
    • 4 May, Antlers, District 268, page 15A, Hse #271, Fam #277
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 1 June, Township 7 South Range 2 East, Enumeration District 150, page
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Helms/Owens,
  • 4. 1870 Federal Census, Prentiss County, Mississippi
    • 11 June, PO Booneville, Township 6 Range 7, page 6 (scan 428), Hse/Fam
  • 5. 1860 Federal Census, Itawamba County, Mississippi
    • 20 June, PO Gun Town, page 1 (scan 219), Hse/Fam #2
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, Choctaw County, Oklahoma
    • 10 January, Oakes Township, District 75, page 4A, Hse #69, Fam #71
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Young County, Texas
    • 13 June, Precinct 2, District 168, page 17, Hse #145, Fam #149
  • 8. Ancestry Trees
    • K and D, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25295257/person/1636453998
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Choctaw County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, Hunter Township, District 60, Sheet 5B, Hse/Fam #83
  • 10. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914

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