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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Avery Lawrence Barnes and Addie Mae Michael

Lewis Frances Barnes married Annah Elizabeth Brawley and they had a son named
...Avery Lawrence Barnes who married Addie Mae Michael and they had a daughter named
......Vivian Mae Barnes who married Oscar Alexander Huneycutt and they had a son named
.........William Avery Huneycutt who married Eleanor Elaine Reese and they had
............ME!

Avery Lawrence Barnes was born on 7/9/1877 in Davidson County, NC to Lewis Frances Barnes (DOB 10/1/1851 in Davidson County, NC; DOD 9/21/1934 in Davidson County, NC) and Annah Elizabeth Brawley (DOB 12/15/1856 in Davidson County, NC; DOD 3/2/1929 in Davidson County, NC). Avery was one of maybe 12 children (there are a couple that may fit elsewhere in the tree but I currently have them as Lewis and Annah's children).

1880 U.S. Census of Tyro,  Davidson County,  North Carolina; Roll:  961; Family History Film:  1254961; Page:  176B; Enumeration District:  37; Image:  0364, Lines 2-5, "Lewis F. Barnes"
Lewis F. Barnes, Head, W(hite), M(ale), 28 yrs old (DOB 1852), Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Anna E. Barnes, Wife, W, F, 23 yrs old (DOB 1857), Married, Keeping House, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Avery L. Barnes, Son, W, M, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Dora C. Barnes, Daughter, W, F, 1 yrs old (DOB 1879), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC




Something happened (polio?) that caused him to be lame and he had to use crutches the rest of his life. Evidently his father, Lewis, was concerned for Avery's ability to make a living so he made sure Avery had a good education for the times. Avery attended Reeds Accademy. About 1897 he gained ownership of a dry goods general store and the house beside it in the community of Churchland, Davidson County, NC. He was also made the Postmaster there in 1897.

Avery Lawrence Barnes

Avery married Addie Mae Michael on 1/28/1900 in Davidson County, NC. They lived in the house beside the store.

Marriage Records 1881 - 1900 Volume II, Davidson County, NC, Pg 24, "Avery L. Barnes, 22, Dav Cty, s/o L.F. &  E.A. Barnes, m. A. M. Michael, 21, Dav. Cty, d/o W.R. &  ___  Michael on 1/28/1900, by L.F. Snider JP at JP's"

Bible Records of Davidson County, NC, Vol I, compiled by Genealogical Society of Davidson Cty, NC, Pgs 4-8, Bible of Avery Lawrence Barnes, contributed by Gilmer Lawrence Barnes, Ossie Maxine Barnes by Mary Jo D. Shoaf

Addie Mae Michael was born 4/28/1878 in Davidson County, NC to William Rankin Michael (DOB 6/9/1843 in NC; DOD 4/9/1936 in Davidson County, NC) and Paulina Jane Hedrick (DOB 2/14/1845 in Davidson County, NC; DOD 2/7/1920 in Davidson County, NC). Paulina Jane Hedrick has also been known as Pauline Jane Hedrick, Pernina Jane Hedrick and Pauline Janet Hedrick. William Rankin Michael was often called Rank Michael.


1900 U.S. Census of Boone,  Davidson County,  North Carolina; Roll:  T623_ 1192; Page:  12B; Enumeration District:  28, Lines 75-77, "Avery F. Baines" (sic)
Avery F. Baines, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born July, 1877, 22 yrs old, Married 0 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Dry goods grocer, Can read and write, Owns home free of mortgage
Addie M. Baines, Wife, W, F, Born April, 1879, 21 yrs old, Married 0 yrs, 0 children, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Floyd Swicegood, Lodger, W, M, Born 1882, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Dry goods salesman



Avery and Addie Mae had 3 children:
1) Gilmer Lawrence Barnes (DOB 1/8/1901 in Davidson County, NC; DOD 3/27/1982 in Davidson County, NC) married Mackie Lucille Meacham. They had Wayne Meacham Barnes, Annie Barnes, twins Norine Caroline Virginia Barnes and Angeline Barnes, twins Edna Lucille Barnes and Edwin Lawrence Barnes.

2) Vivian Mae Barnes (DOB 3/4/1904 in Davidson County, NC; DOD 5/8/1988 in Norwood, Montgomery County, NC) married Oscar Alexander Huneycutt. They had 3 children: Audrey Ruth Huneycutt (married Cecil Robert West), Lee Wilson Huneycutt (married Eloise Coggins), and my Dad William Avery Huneycutt (married Eleanor Elaine Reese).

3) Ossie Maxine Barnes aka Bill Barnes (DOB 10/21/1905 in Davidson County, NC; DOD 9/24/1994 in Davidson County, NC). Never married.






Avery Lawrence Barnes died of spinal meningitis on Nov. 11, 1907 in Davidson County, NC. He was buried at the Barnes Cemetery (next to Churchland Baptist Church), Hwy 150, Davidson County, NC. Addie Mae never remarried and raised her children as a single mother.

1910 U.S. Census of Boone,  Davidson County,  North Carolina; Roll:  T624_1106; Page:  3A; Enumeration District:  20; Image:  623, Lines 33-36, "Addie M. Barnes"
Addie M. Barnes, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 31 yrs old (DOB 1879), Widowed, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read & write, Housekeeper of boarding house, Owns home
Gilmer Barnes, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1901), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Juliun M. Barnes (sic, should be Vivian M. Barnes), Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Issie M. Barnes (sic, should be Ossie M. Barnes), Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC



1920 U.S. Census of Tyro,  Davidson County,  North Carolina; Roll:  T625_1295; Page:  9A; Enumeration District:  41; Image:  754, Lines 14-17, "Ady Barnes"
Ady Barnes, Head, Owns home free of mortgage, Head, W(hite), F(emale), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Widowed, Can read & write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Gilmer Barnes, Son, W, M, 19 yrs old (DOB 1901), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
Virginia Barnes (sic should be Vivian Barnes), Daughter, W, F, 15 yrs old (DOB 1905), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
Oscar Barnes (sic, should be Ossie Barnes), Son (?), W, M, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation



My Grandma Vivian married Oscar Alexander Huneycutt on 9/2/1922 at the Burkhead Methodist Parsonage, Winston-Salem, NC. But Great Aunt Bill lived with her mother until her mother died. Then Bill lived on in their little house for 31 years until she had to move into a nursing home before her death. She never married or worked outside the home.

After Grandpa Avery's death, Granny Barnes must have sold the store and house. She had a house big enough to take in boarders and she boarded girls at a girl's school. Later she and Bill moved into a small 4 room house that her son-in-law, Oscar Huneycutt, built for her. Oscar was a carpenter and farmer all of his life. He and a friend went and camped there while they built the house. He would tell how cold it was because it was winter. The house never had indoor plumbing. Even as a little girl I was amazed at how primitive it was. They had a wood stove for heat and a well outside the back door for water and a privvie for a bathroom. I've often wondered why she had to move out of the larger house and into the little house.

I'm thinking it had to have been the early 1960's when I visited. I was born in 1959 and I was a little girl. I remember Granny Barnes being so thin and Aunt Bill was gruff. We rarely ever saw them so I was a little scared of Aunt Bill. I remember another time when Grandma Vivian and Aunt Ruth took me to visit Uncle Gilmer and Aunt Mackie at their 2 story farm house. I remember the big tree in the front yard that we sat under (again, in the time before air conditioners). Even when we would go visit Dad's parents, they had a big pecan tree in the backyard and every Sunday afternoon the whole family pulled chairs out under the pecan tree. The grownups would visit and talk while the men whittled and the women snapped beans or peeled peaches. I often took a nap on a homemade quilt spread out under the tree. Here is a photo of Grandma Vivian sitting out under the pecan tree.


1930 U.S. Census of Tyro,  Davidson,  North Carolina; Roll:  1685; Page:  10A; Enumeration District:  33; Image:  990.0, Lines 22-29, "Addie Barnes" and "Remer L. Barnes" (sic)
Addie Barnes, Head, Owns home, Owns radio set, F(emale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1878), Widowed, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer
Ossie Barnes, Daughter, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1906), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Remer L. Barnes (sic, should be Gilmer L. Barnes), Head, Rents farm, Owns radio set, M, W, 29 yrs old (DOB 1901), Married at age 20 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Mackie L. Barnes, Wife, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1903), Married at age 18 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Wayne Barnes, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1922), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Annie Barnes, Daughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Novie Barnes (sic, should be Norine Barnes), Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1926), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Angeline Barnes, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1928), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC








Addie Mae Barnes died on 9/11/1963 in Davidson County, NC and she is buried at the Barnes Cemetery in Davidson County, NC. Aunt Bill is also buried there.






Gilmer Lawrence Barnes


Gilmer


Gilmer


Uncle Gilmer and Aunt Mackie at their 50th Wedding Anniversary


Vivian Mae and Ossie Maxine Barnes


Ossie


Notice the house behind the girls? This must have been the house that Granny Barnes had when she boarded female students.


Ossie


Ossie and Vivian


Vivian Mae Barnes Huneycutt


Vivian


Grandma Vivian and Papa Oscar at their 50th Wedding Anniversary


Vivian Mae Barnes Huneycutt after Oscar's death


Here is a map of Davidson County, NC


Bible Records of Davidson County, NC, Vol I, compiled by the Genealogical Society of Davidson County, NC, Pg 6
The Bible of Lewis Francis Barnes, contributed by Mary Jo D. Shoaf, 1980.

Marriages
L.F. Barnes and A. E. Brawley "was married" 10/14/1875
Dora Cornelia and Cicero Shoaf 1/22/1899
Avery Lawrence and Adda Mae Michael 1/28/1900
Beulah Thomas and Junious W. Shoaf 12/5/1901
Joseph Pinckney and Carrie Shoaf 12/27/1903
Grover Cleveland and Zella Michael 1/10/1913
Clarence Spurgeon and Kate Saintsing 4/4/1920
Leo Marcellus and Cleo Heggie 12/20/1924
Elizabeth Mae and Robert L. Kenerly 5/18/1933

Births
Lewis Francis Barnes 10/1/1851
Anna Elizabeth Barnes 12/17/1856
Avery Lawrence 7/9/1877
Dora Cornelia 9/6/1878
Beulah Thomas 1/3/1881
Joseph Pinkney 4/4/1883
Royal Francis 4/30/1888
Elizabeth Mae 8/9/1890
Clarence Spurgeon 12/2/1894
Leo Marcellus 10/6/1897

Deaths
Beulah Thomas Shoaf 11/15/1902
Avery Lawrence Barnes 11/11/1907
Leo Marcellus Barnes (sic)  10/25/1929
Lewis F. Barnes 9/21/1934
Anna Elizabeth Barnes 3/2/1939
Joseph Pinkney Barnes 2/10/1963
Dora Cornelia 6/2/1964
Royal Francis 9/1/1971
Grover Cleveland 12/16/1972

Note: Lewis Francis Barnes was the son of John Barnes and Margarett Ratts.

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