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Monday, November 22, 2010

Gilmer Richard Barnes, III and Frances "Fanny" Johnston

Gilmer Richard Barnes, III (DOB: 1780 in old Rowan County, NC; DOD: 9/28/1854 in Davidson County, NC) married Frances "Fanny" Johnston (Dob: 1787 in ? ; Dod: About 1874 in old Rowan County, NC) on 11/21/1808 in old Rowan County, NC. Frances was also known as France Johnson,  Fanny Johnson, Fannie Johnston or Fannie Johnson.

The ancestors of Gilmer Richard Barnes, III as found on the Internet (I cannot verify these myself):

Abraham Barnes had Richard S. Barnes, Sr. (Dob 1723 in NC; Dod: ? in old Rowan County, NC).

Richard S. Barnes, Sr. had Gilmer Richard Barnes, Jr. (Dob: 8/8/1751 in ? ; Dod: 2/1834 in old Rowan County, later Davidson County, NC). Gilmer Richard Barnes, Jr. married Catherine ? (Dob: 1755 in old Rowan County, NC; Dod: ?) and they had a plantation in the Boone township of Davidson County, NC.

Gilmer Richard Barnes, Jr. and Catherine had Gilmer Richard Barnes, III.


The ancestors of Frances Johnston as found on the Internet (I cannot verify these myself):

Francis Marion Johnson (Dob: 1761 in Granville County later Butte County, NC; Dod: 1846 in Ashe County, NC) married Susannah Brotherton (Dob: ? to John Brotherton who was born in 1735 in Donegal, Ireland and died in 1807 in NC; Dod: Before 1800 in Ashe County, NC) in 1784 in old Rowan County, NC. Francis Marion Johnson was in the Revolutionary War. He joined the army in 1778 in Rowan County, NC.

Francis Marion Johnson and Susannah Brotherton had Fanny Johnston.


Gilmer Richard Barnes, III bought his first land, consisting of 260 acres, on the North Yadkin River and Ready Run. In 1839, he had accumulated over 800 acres.

He and Fanny and their daughter, Nancy, were 3 of the 11 charter members of the Pine Meeting Baptist Church which later split and became Churchland Missionary Baptist Church and now is Churchland Baptist Church.

Richard and Fanny Barnes had 8 children:
1) John Barnes (Dob: 11/3/1816 in Rowan County (now Davidson County), NC; Dod: 9/19/1892 in Churchland, Davidson County, NC) married Margaret Rattz. John Barnes is my direct ancestor.

2) Elizabeth Barnes (Dob: 9/7/1809 in Rowan County (now Davidson County, NC) ; Dod: About 1855 in Eaton, Lawrence County, AR) married William Nunnally (DOB: 1/22/1806 in NC, DOD: 7/3/1879 in Eaton, Lawrence County, AR) on 11/6/1830 in Rowan County, NC.

3) Nancy Barnes (Dob: 3/19/1819 in Rowan County (now Davidson County, NC) ; Dod: 1/4/1852 in Lawrence County, NC) married Burgess Thomason (DOB: 4/3/1812 in Rowan County, NC; DOD: 7/28/1887 in Lawrence County, AR) on 7/13/1840 in old Rowan County, NC.

4) Sophia Barnes (Dob: Between 1810-1811 in Rowan County (now Davidson County), NC; Dod: About 1847 in ? ) married Henry Beck (DOB 11/14/1809 in ?; DOD: ? in ?) on 4/23/1831 in Davidson County, NC. She also married James William Wood (DOB: About 1806 in Rowan County, NC; DOD: About 1879 in North Carolina) on 4/23/1831 in Davidson County, NC.

5) Mary Barnes aka Mary Nancy Barnes, Nancy Barnes, Polly Barnes (Dob: About 1820 in Rowan County (now Davidson County), NC; Dod: 5/4/1894 in Davidson County, NC) married George Beck (DOB: 10/1828 in Davidson County, NC; DOD: ? in Davidson County, NC) about 1850 in Davidson County, NC.

6) Samuel William Barnes (Dob: 1822-1824 in Rowan County (now Davidson County), NC; Dod: 10/5/1896 in Davidson County, NC) married Margaret Ann Click (DOB: 1822-1825 in NC; DOD: 6/1890 in Davidson County, NC).

7) Frances Barnes aka Fannie Barnes, Francis Barnes, Fanny Barnes (Dob: 6/29/1824 in Davidson County, NC; Dod: 5/7/1905 in Churchland, Davidson county, NC) married Moses Lamb (DOB: 4/25/1828 in Davidson County, NC; DOD: 4/14/1889 in Churchland, Davidson County, NC) on 8/29/1848 in Davidson County, NC.

8) Richard Barnes, IV (Dob: About 1828 in Davidson County, NC ; Dod: ? in ?) married Louisa ? (DOB: Abour 1832 in NC; DOD: ? in ? ) about 1850 in Davidson County, NC.

1810 U.S. Census of Carolina, Rowan County, North Carolina; Roll: 43; Page: 336; Family History Number: 0337916; Image: 00173, Line 3, "Richard Barns"
Name: Richard Barns
Township: Carolina
County: Rowan
State: North Carolina
Free White Males 26 to 44: 1
Free White Females Under 10: 1
Free White Females 10 to 15: 1
Free White Females 16 to 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 4

1820 U.S. Census of Battalions 2 and 4 or Lexington Side, Rowan County, North Carolina, Page: 334; NARA Roll: M33_81; Image: 190, Line 20, "Richard Barnes"
Name: Richard Barnes
Township: Battalions 2 and 4 or Lexington Side
County: Rowan
State: North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Males - 16 thru 18: 1
Free White Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Females - 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5

1830 U.S. Census of Rowan County, North Carolina; NARA Roll: M19- 124; Family History Film: 0018090, Line 10, "Richard Barnes"
Name: Richard Barnes
Place: Rowan, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 10

1840 U.S. Census of Davidson County, North Carolina; Roll: 244; Page: 359; Image: 1125; Family History Library Film: 0018093, "Richard Barns" (sic)
Name: Richard Barns
County: Davidson
State: North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 6
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6

1850 U.S. Census of Northern Division, Davidson County, North Carolina; Roll: M432_628; Page: 279A; Image: 122, Lines 27-28, "Richard Barnes"
Richard Barnes, 70 yrs old (DOB 1780), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $455 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Frances Barnes, 63 yrs old (DOB 1787), F, W, Born in NC

1860 U.S. Census of Northern Division,  Davidson,  North Carolina; Roll:  M653_895; Page:  357; Image:  185; Family History Library Film:  803895, Lines 29, "Fanny Barnes"
Fanny Barnes, 72 yrs old (DOB 1788), Domestic, $0 Real Estate Value, $75 Personal Estate Value, born in NC, Cannot read or write

1870 U.S. Census of Boone,  Lexington, Davidson County,  North Carolina; Roll:  M593_1134; Page:  29A; Image:  60; Family History Library Film:  552633, Lines 11-15, "George Bech", (sic, George Beck)
George Bech, 41 yrs old (DOB 1829), M(ale), W(hite), Farming, $500 Real Estate Value, $200 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC
Mary Bech, 51 yrs old (DOB 1819), F, W, Housekeeping, Born in NC
Joseph Bech, 19 yrs old (DOB 1851), M, W, Farming, Born in NC
Stephen Bech, 11 yrs old (DOB 1859), M, W, Farming, Born in NC
Fanny Barns, 83 yrs old (DOB 1787), F, W, Asst House working, Born in NC


Richard and Fanny Barnes are buried in a brick and rock enclosure in the Churchland Baptist Church cemetery on Hwy 150, Davidson County, NC. There is a bronze plaque there (see photo above).

Additional Sources:
N.C. Wills: A Testators Index, 1665- 1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell, Copyright 1987 in 2 volumes, Revised 1992 in 1 volume, 1996, ISBN: 0-8063-1361-7, Library of Congress Card #92-72852,
Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, Richard Barnes, County 032 (Davidson County), 1854, WB-2/101, AR (NC Archives), "Richard Gilmer Barnes"

Davidson County, NC Abstracts of Will Book 2, 1844-1868, And Deed Book 3, 1826-1828, compiled by Mary Jo Davis Shoaf, Pg 10

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Richard Barnes, Spouse: Fannie Barnes, 13 Dec 1889, Invalid, Application #743155, Certificate #529915, Wife
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Richard Barnes, Spouse: Fannie Barnes, 4/14/1908, Application #889359, Certificate #687723, NC
Davidson County Genealogical Society, Davidson County NC Heritage Book, by Davidson Cty Genealogical Society, published by Hunter Publishing Co, Winston-Salem, NC, 27113 in 1982 and re-pri (Hunter Publishing Co, Winston-Salem, NC), Pg 38, #129; Pg 39, #130; Pg 39, #132

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Richard Barnes
Gender: Male
Birth Place: NC
Birth Year: 1780
Spouse Name: Fannie Johnson
Spouse Birth Year: 1785
Marriage
Year: 1805
Marriage State: NC
Number Pages: 1

The Genealogical Journal of Davidson County, NC, Vol XXIII, No. 1, 2003, Winter, Pg 50, Our Beginning

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