Richard BERNARD John BARNETT Jane ROLFE Unknown NOLASTNAME Mini tree diagram

John BERNARD1,3,1,4,2,3

also known as John BARNETT3,4

also known as William BARNETT3,5

16615,4 - 17094

Life History

1661

Born in Purton, Gloucester, Virginia.1,2,3

(most likely)

1665

Born in Jamestown, James City, Virginia.5,4

(less likely)

1676

Married Jane ROLFE in James City County, Virginia.5,4

1689

Birth of son John BARNETT in Henrico County, Virginia.6,2,3,3,7

1709

Died in Gloucester County, Virginia.1,3

(most likely)

Other facts

 

Died in Goochland County, Virginia.4

Notes

  • Family Data Collection
    John Barnett
    Spouse Katherine Farrar
    Parents John Bernard [only father is reported]
    Birth 1683 Goochland CO, VA
    Death 1756 Goochland CO, VA

    Family Data Collection - Births
    John Bernard
    Father Richard Bernard
    Birth Date 1661 Purton, Gloucester County, VA, USA

    Family Data Collection - Individual Records
    John Bernard
    father Richard Bernard
    Birth 1661 Gloucester Co, Purton, VA
    Death Date 1709

    Many genealogies appear to have copied each other in the error ofreported John/William with the same death date as his son John, thedate when John's will was probated, 21 September 1756.  I have foundone genealogy which reports more credible information about the birthand death of John Bernard, father of John Barnette.

    This genealogy, however reports that the father of John Bernard wasRichard Bernard, not William Bernard, as virtually all the othersreport.  (I have not found a genealogy that reports a wife ofWilliam/John Bernard, but Christopher has a birth date for her.)  Thisgenealogy, by Christopher Barnette, reports a different date for thedeath of John Bernard, in 1709, a more credible date.  He furtherreports a different date of birth, and different locations in Virginiafor both birth and death.  Due to the gross errors, generally lack ofdocumentation and general lack of care in the majority of the othergenealogies, I am inclined to trust this genealogy by ChristopherBarnette, lacking further independent documentation.

    Other genealogies report that the wife of William/Jon Bernard/Barnettwas Jane Rolphe.  There is a discrepancy in Christopher's genealogy,where he reports both John Bernard and Jane Rolphe as parents of JohnBarnett, but has failed to connect them as spouses!  The report foreach one shows no spouse, though they are both tied to John as theirson.  No other children are reported.  Christopher follows othergenealogies in reporting that John's year of birth is the same year ofdeath of his mother Jane Rolphe.  Jane must have died in childbirth,though I have seen no direct reference to that.

    One thing that makes me a bit uncertain about the information inChristopher's genealogy is that he says that his John Bernard was bornand died in the same county, Gloucester County, Virginia.  Yet hereports, as the other genealogies, that John Bernard's son JohnBarnette was born in Goochland County.

    Christopher reports the following details for John Bernard, father ofJohn Barnett.

    John Bernard
    born 1661 in Purton, Gloucester, Virginia
    died 1709 in Gloucester County, Virginia
    Parents:
    Richard Bernard, 1636-1691, Mother Unknown Bernard b 1640
    Spouse Unknown
    Son John Barnett
    born 1689 in Goochland, Virginia
    died 1756 in Goochland County, Virginia
    --  Christopher Barnette,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3025738/person/-1786477739

    Jane Rolfe
    born 1650-10-10 in Varina, Henrico, Virginia
    died 1676 in Kippax, Charles City, Virginia
    Parents:
    Thomas Rolfe, 1615-1675, Jane Poythress b 1630
    Son John Barnett 1689-1756
    --  Christopher Barnette,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3025738/person/-1786477742

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