Robert Barnes, son of Adam, and the progenitor of our line, was born upon "Hopewell" about 1788. He was apparently his father's favorite son and his father must have thought highly of his judgement and ability, because, although he was not the eldest son, he was made executor of the estate and the preperty was left in his hands until the youngest child reached sixteen. According to the information available from the Chancery records, Robert continued to live upon the homestead after his marriage and until the property was sld in 1820.
Robert married December 18, 1813, Sarah Smith, daughter of John and Sarah (Arnold) Smith. John Smith and Sarah Arnold were married September 28, 1789, by the Rev. William West, minister of Old St. Paul's PE Church, Baltimore, Maryland. I do not know where Robert lived after 1820, when "Hopewell" was sold, but it is known that his mother (Adam's widow, Ruth Shipley Barnes) retained her dower rights in the property in the deed of sale.
Robert, in his will,dated April 16, 1852, and proved May 21, 1855, left a portion of "Hopewell" (31-3/4 acres) to his son Adam, and described it as adjoining the old home place on the northwest side. He also left a tract of land which he described as having been bought from John K. Longwell. Sarah, his wife, purchased a tract of land called "Kinfauns" from John Smith, Jr., presumably her father, on July 3, 1837. This was described as being in Carroll County near "Morgan's Run" and it would be natural to suppose this was the place where Robert Barnes later lived and died. His widow, Sarah, dated her will April 30, 1863, and it was probated January 15, 1866.
The children of this marriage were as follows:
Robert S., born 1818, married Sarah Smith
Sarah, married Richard Frizzell
Levi Tivis, born November 19, 1827
Nimrod Henry, born September 18, 1829 married Julia Ann Wagner- our progenitor
Burgess Nelson married Elizabeth A. Barnes
Eliza A., born 1833, married William H. Hughes