James C BARNETT Ervin James Columbus BARNETT Alice Miney WILSON Christina MAINES Mini tree diagram

James Christopher Columbus BARNETT1,5,2,3

about 18791,2,3 - before 19071,4

Life History

about 1879

Born in Young County, Texas.1,2,3


Married Alice Miney WILSON in Indian Territory.1

18th Nov 1904

Birth of son Ervin James Columbus BARNETT in Antlers, Jack's Fork County, Pushmataha District, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.6,7,8,9,10,11,12

before 1907

Died in Oklahoma.1,4


  • In some family sources this individual is named Christopher Columbus Barnett.  Other records indicate his first name was James.  In the 1880 census, he is named Christopher Barnet (various officials spelled the family name differently).  In 1900 his name is Christopher C Barnett.  When he enlisted in the army in 1903, the name is James C Barnette.  From all the sources, it appears he had four names, James Christopher Columbus Barnett.  His son likewise, who the family knows as James, also had three given names, the first being Ervin.

    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]

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June, Township 7, Marietta, District 150, page 6A, Hse/Fam #90
    Barnett, Jas Head W M Oct 1856  43 Married 23 yrs  MS GA SC Farmer Rents
    Barnett, Christiana  Wife W F Mar 1858  42 Married 23 yrs  1 child/1 living IL NJ IN
    Barnett, Christopher C Son W M Nov 1877  22 Single TX MS IL Farm Laborer
    Barnett, Minerva Mother W F July 1823  76 Widowed Married 59 years 13 children/7 living SC VA SC
    Brown, Jim Boarder W M Nov 1872  26 Widowed Alabama Unknown GA Farm Laborer
    Gatlin, Jeff Boarder W M Feby 1874  27 Single MO England TN  Farm Laborer
    Mabrey, Thos J Boarder W M June 1870  29 Single GA GA AL  Farm Laborer

    "My great grandmother Alice Wilson Hancock Hasty:  ... She married Christopher Columbus Barnett and they had a son, my grandfather, James Columbus Barnett."
    --  Kitty Byers, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 21 February 2013

    Christopher Columbus Barnett
    Birth 1879 in Texas, Death BEF 1910 in Oklahoma
    Parents James C Barnett 1854-1920, Christy Ann Maines b 1858
    Marriage 1900 to Alice Miney Wilson
    Birth 02 JUN 1882 in Cooke, Texas
    Death 09/1978 in Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma
    Son Ervin James Columbus Barnett
    Birth 18 Nov 1904 in Antlers, Pushmataha, OK
    Death 08 Jul 1986 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    --  K & D, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25295257/person/1636453998

    In his enlistment record from 1903, his name is James C Barnette.

    U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
    James C Barnette
    Birth abt 1879 Dallas, Texas, United States
    Enlisted 13 April 1903 Little Rock, Arkansas
    Enlistment Age: 23 (Born abt 1880)
    Brown Eyes, Black Hair, Dark Complexion
    Discharged 25 Dec 1904 in Ft Myer, Virginia for disability

    This military record reports he was born in Dallas, Texas.  Young County is in north Texas a couple of counties northwest of Dallas County.  Perhaps the recording as Dallas was a generalization to a well-known location by the army clerk.

    Note that this army record names him as James C.  Did Christopher Columbus Barnett have an additional first name of James, after his father?  He named his son four names, Ervin James Columbus Barnett.


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • K and D, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25295257/person/1636453998
  • 2. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Young County, Texas
    • 13 June, Precinct 2, District 168, page 17, Hse #145, Fam #149
  • 4. 1910 Federal Census, Choctaw County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, Hunter Township, District 60, Sheet 5B, Hse/Fam #83
  • 5. Kitty Byers, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 February 2013
  • 6. Wikipedia
    • "Antlers, Oklahoma," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antlers,_OK
  • 7. Wikipedia
    • "Pushmataha County, Oklahoma," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushmataha_County,_Oklahoma
  • 8. Social Security Death Index
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #55567085, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55567085
  • 10. 1930 Federal Census, Hughes County, Oklahoma
    • 11 April, Holdenville, District 15, page 9B, No Willow St, Hse/Fam #7
  • 11. 1910 Federal Census, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma
    • 4 May, Antlers, District 268, page 15A, Hse #271, Fam #277
  • 12. Ancestry Trees
    • K & D, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25295257/person/1636453998

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