Jorile R BARNETT Zachary Taylor BARNETT Thomas Jackson GREEN Mary Melissa GREEN Toliver Jorile GREEN James Taylor GREEN Susie GREEN Daniel David GREEN Susan J BARNETT Nancy POWELL Mini tree diagram
Clarinda BARNETT

Clarinda BARNETT2,5,3

about 18511,2,3,4 - after 1882

Life History

about 1851

Born in Monroe County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4

3rd Nov 1871

Birth of daughter Mary Melissa GREEN in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas.6,7,8,9,10,11,12

22nd Nov 1873

Birth of son Toliver Jorile GREEN in Hill County, Texas.13,14,15,16,17,18,1,19,19

27th Jun 1878

Birth of son James Taylor GREEN in Hill County, Texas.20,21,22,23,17,4,24,16,25,26

about 1882

Birth of daughter Susie GREEN in Hill County, Texas.27

after 1882

Death of Thomas Jackson GREEN in Indian Territory

after 1882

Died in Indian Territory

23rd May 1882

Birth of son Daniel David GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.28,29,30,17,31,32,16,26,33

Other facts


Married Thomas Jackson GREEN


  • I found one or two genealogies that have her name as Calrinda Ann, but did not have any source for the name.

    1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Illinois, 22 June, Ashley, page 42, Hse # 298, Fam # 270
    Jorial Barnett 52 M Farmer $600 Real  $200 Personal South Carolina
    Sarah Barnett 38 F Missouri [stepmother]
    Clarinda Barnett 9 F Tennessee
    Susan J Barnett 8 F Tennessee

    1870 Federal Census, Hill County, Texas, 23 August, PO Hillsboro, page 39, Hse/Fam # 265
    Barnet, Jorile 62 M W Farmer No Real Estate value  $150 Personal South Carolina
    Barnet, Sarah 49 F W Missouri [stepmother]
    Barnet, Clarinda 19 F W Tennessee

    The overall picture of the Barnett family found in Illinois in 1860 matches the characteristics of Clarinda Barnett who married Jackson Green in Indian Territory.  One discrepancy occurs, which is similar to common errors in censuses.  The birth state of Clarinda in the 1860 census with the Barnett family reports her birth state to be Tennessee.  In later censuses information for her sons Taylor (James Taylor) and Joe (Toliver Jorile) report the birth state of their mother Clarinda as Illinois.

    In 1910 Taylor's mother's birth state is reported as Unknown
    In 1920 it is Illinois

    In 1910 Joe's mother (should be the same as Taylor's) is reported as born in Alabama.
    In 1920 it is Illinois.

    From the 1860 Illinois census, we know the family had Illinois connections and one group of children of the name Gibson are with the Barnett family in that census.  So Clarinda came to Texas from Illinois.  We can cut the census enumerator some slack for confusing the birth place.  It was in Illinois that Clarinda's father married his third wife, Sarah Morgan.

    We must keep in mind that in that era objective details and a focus on information were not a part of the culture as it became in the course of the 20th century.  We are detail oriented now.  We like closure on every possible item of information.  That was just not the way they lived back then.

    Clarinda the daughter of Jorile (Jorial) was reported in the 1860 census as born in Tennessee.  But Jorile had moved to Illinois between 1852 and 1857, when he married Sarah Morgan Gibson, a widow living in Washington County, Illinois.  We find their blended family in the 1860 census, where all the Gibson children are reported born in Illinois, while the older Barnett children were born in North Carolina and Clarinda and her sister Susan were born in Tennessee.

    It is easy to see from this information why Clarinda's birth state might have been reported as Illinois in the later censuses.  Stranger discrepancies have certainly been sprinkled all through the US census records.  Her children remembered that she had come from Illinois, and that would be reinforced by the fact that her stepmother Sarah was born in Illinois.  But sometimes they remembered a family past farther back, even though Joe got it wrong in 1910 by saying it was Alabama instead of Tennessee.


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