Mary Elizabeth HUDSON Mini tree diagram

John Henry BARNETT1,2

14th Aug 18131,2 - after 14th Mar 18751,2

Life History

14th Aug 1813

Born in Elbert County, Georgia.1,2

5th Apr 1838

Married Mary Elizabeth HUDSON.1

after 14th Mar 1875

Died in Standing Pine, Leake, Mississippi.1,2

14th Mar 1875

Buried in Barnett Memorial Garden, Standing Pine, Leake County, Mississippi.2


  • In many genealogies, there is a serious discrepancy between the reported birth dates of John H Barnett and his son John B Barnett.  Some genealogies report John B's father as John Henry Barnett.  John Henry Barnett's birth date reported on his grave as 14 August 1813 is impossible given the details we know about John B Barnett's life.  Censuses report ages making his birth about 1822-1824, except 1870, which makes it about 1815.

    The report of John B's participation in the Seminolian Wars (in about 1836) also makes it unlikely he was born much later than about 1820.  It makes me think the wrong grave has been referenced, for another John Henry Barnett, instead of the John H Barnett who was the father of John B Barnett who married Minerva Owens.

    From the names of the children in the household of John H and Mary E Barnett in 1850 and later, it appears to me that their son John is John Wesley, not John B Barnett.  In the 1850 census, the son named John is named John W, matching John Wesley Barnett, son of John Henry Barnett.  Further, John W is only 1 years old in the 1850 census, making him born about 1849, while John B Barnett had to be born in 1920 or earlier to participate in the Seminole Wars, and he was married in 1841.    The 1870 census also has the son as John W, age 17.

    Because they both lived in Mississippi, the Barnett family of John Henry and Mary E Hudson are probably related to the Barnetts of John B and his father John H at some point back in the generations, but I have not yet found the link.  They are both possibly connected in some was to the line of Joseph Royall Barnett of Virginia, descended form a European line originally named Barnard, whose name was change to Barnett in the colonies.  As of May 2014, I have not been able to determine a link between these three Barnett lines.  It appears several genealogies have mixed two families, copying each other, mixing John H, father of John B Barnett, with John Henry, who appears to be the father of one John Westly/Wesley Barnett, born about 1849, according to the 1850 and 1860 census..

    One early genealogy I found that had John Henry Barnett and an unknown wife in Mississippi as the parents of John B Barnett, has the unworkable dates of birth.

    John B BARNETT
    Birth 1814 in Atlanta in De Kalb, Georgia
    Death 14 Feb 1897 in Orinne, Love, Oklahoma
    Father John Henry Barnett
    Birth 14 Aug 1813 in Elbert, Georgia
    Death 14 Mar 1875 in Standing Pine, Leake, Mississippi
    Step-Mother Mary Elizabeth Hudson
    Birth 2 Feb 1820 in Elbert, Georgia
    Death 21 Mar 1879 in Leake, Mississippi
    Married 5 Apr 1838  -- Toni Boren,

    The following vital statistics and grave appear to be for a different John H Barnett than we need in our tree as the father of John B Barnett, who married the Cherokee Minerva Owens.

    John H. Barnett
    Birth Aug. 14, 1813
    Death Mar. 14, 1875
    Spouse Mary E. Hudson Barnett (1820 - 1879)
    Burial Barnett Memorial Garden, Standing Pine, Leake County, Mississippi
    Created by Natalie Maynor Jun 27, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #20133981,

    The parents of John B Barnett of Georgia, Mississippi, and Indian Territory appear to be reported in the following genealogy.

    John H Barnett
    Birth 11 Apr 1785 in  Prince Edward, Virginia
    Death 3 Nov 1844 in  Madison, Tennessee
    John Barnett 1763 - 1807
    Mary Carter 1765 - 1810
    Marriage 08 Jan 1807 to Elizabeth Robertson
    Birth 8 Jan 1788 in Georgia
    Death 29 Nov 1875 in Madison, Tennessee
    --  Hicks-Boren,

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