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, Camp Croft, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.7,4,8

Other facts


Married Agnes GLENN


  • A genealogy has information for the children of Joseph Royall and Agnes 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, Sarah Barnett 1775-1826, Thomas Barnett 1786-1857, Joseph III Barnett 1788-1853, 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 know Martha's name).  But it has no dates for any of the children except Glenn.  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 of Micajah and Joroyal gathered together at the Barnett Cemetery in Camp Croft to dedicate these stones; this followed the annual Reunion of those descendants at Quincy`s on Reidville Road, near Spartanburg. At the dedication service, a memorial to these two ancestors was delivered by Rev. Joel H. Fisher, husband of Lorene B. Fisher. The following is a copy of his remarks (with minimum editing):

    We are gathered here today, to honor the memory of two of our ancestors: Rev. Joroyal Barnett, born Oct 10 1758 in Virginia, died June 6, 1812 in South Carolina, and Rev. Micajah C. Barnett, Sr., born May 13, 1760, also in Virginia, and died on January 9, 1837, in Spartanburg 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 Barnett family cemetery for this ceremony.

    I`d like to say a few words remembering and honoring Rev. Joroyal Barnett. He married Agnes (we believe she was a Glenn), who was born about 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 held these offices there: Association Messenger, Church Clerk, Ordained Elder, Deacon, and Ordained Minister. He was their beloved minister when he died in 1812 of a colic disorder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Evidently the original stone for Joseph Royal Barnett was stolen. A new 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, South Carolina
    Created by Tina Poole Davis Aug 06, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #40359368,


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