Joseph BARNETT Mary BARNETT Mary MCEWEN Thomas BARNETT Elizabeth GRAHAM Mini tree diagram

John BARNETT1,1,2,2

18th Aug 17521,2 - 5th May 18231,2

Life History

18th Aug 1752

Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,2

29th Apr 1784

Married Mary MCEWEN.2

2nd Jun 1785

Birth of daughter Mary BARNETT.2

before 10th Mar 1806

Death of Mary MCEWEN in Pennsylvania.3

5th May 1823


after 5th May 1823

Buried in Old Hanover Presbyterian Churchyard, Grantville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
    John Barnett
    SAR Membership #69474
    Birth Date 29 Aug 1752
    Death Date 12 May 1823
    Mother Elizabeth Graham
    Spouse Mary McEwen
    Children Mary Barnett

    Maj John Barnett
    Birth Aug. 18, 1752 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Death May 5, 1823 USA

    John is the son of Joseph Barnett and Elizabeth Graham Barnett. He married Mary McEwen on 29 Apr 1784. They had a daughter Eleanor on 25 May 1788 and a son Joseph on 22 Nov 1789, per the Old Hanover Church Register of Births. A "John Barnett" was assessed taxes in the amount of 1 lb, 15 shillings and 3 pence for a 1797 fund to repair the Old Hanover Church cemetery wall. A wall still surrounds the cemetery to this day and has gone through many repairs since then. (Rev. Thomas H. Robinson's Early History of Old Hanover Church, Dauphin Co., PA, 1878, published by the Historical Society of Dauphin County, 1878, various pages) In 1785, this area in Lancaster Co., PA, became Dauphin Co.

    Maj. John Barnett is listed on the 1993 SAR Veterans of the Revolutionary War plaque at the gate entrance.

    Commemorative BiographicalEncyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania : Containing Sketches of Prominent and Representative, 1896, page 186, says he died 12 May 1823. Gravestone says 5 May instead

    An early Barnet to this area is Robert Barnet, in Lancaster Co. PA warrant #166, dated 9 Jun 1738 in Hanover Twp., surveyed 200 acres on C23, p 63 and patented on 7 Jun 1822 to Christian Hunsicker on H20, p 231 for 267 acres.

    According the William Henry Egle's book, Notes and Queries, Vol. 2, 1891, page 253, his gravestone at Old Hanover Churchyard says:

    August 18, 1752
    May 5th, 1823.
    (Agrees with marker photo)

    JS sent me his father, Joseph's FaG connection.
    Parents Joseph Barnett (1726 - 1808)
    Spouse Mary McEwen Barnett (1762 - 1806)
    Dau Mary Barnett Hatton (1785 - 1840)
    Sibling Thomas Barnett (1761 - 1836)

    Burial Old Hanover Presbyterian Churchyard, Grantville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

    Created by LSP Feb 05, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #33557354,


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