Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Fifth Barnes Generation - Robert Barnes

      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) SmithJohn 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
      Rachel
      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

1 comment:

slippin88 said...

It's very cool to find this. I just received a compilation of genealogy information my uncle, a Barnes,compiled over the years. My grandfather was Adam Barnes Jr., born 1914 in OK. Son of Adam Barnes Sr., born 1881. Son of Loftin Grant Barnes Jr., born 1826. Son of Loftin Grant Barnes Sr., born around 1767 in VA.

Our information is very sketchy as to Loftin Barnes Sr.'s parents, but we believe he is descended from James Barnes and Ketura Shipley. Here is a link to a Y-DNA study many Barnes have participated in: http://www.users.qwest.net/~blarry134/LDBowlingwebpage/BarnesDNAstudy.html