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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Elizabeth Mae Barnes

Elizabeth Mae Barnes was born 8/9/1890 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 12/17/1856 in Iredell County, NC; DOD 3/2/1929 in Davidson County, NC). She was one of 9 children. Six of the children were boys and she was the youngest of the 3 daughters. Her oldest brother was Avery Lawrence Barnes who was my great grandfather.








Elizabeth M. Barnes was living at home with her parents in the 1900-1910 U.S. Censuses.

1900 U.S. Census of Tyro, Davidson County, North Carolina; Roll: 1192; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 40; FHL microfilm: 1241192, Lines 69-77, "Lewis F. Barnes"
Lewis F. Barnes, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Oct, 1851, 48 yrs old, Married 25 yrs (DOM 1875), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write, Owns farm mortgaged
Anna E. Barnes, Wife, W, F, Born Dec, 1856, 43 yrs old, Married 25 yrs, 9 children with 9 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Beulah F. Barnes (sic, Beulah Thomas Barnes), Daughter, W, F, Born Jan, 1881, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, At school
Joseph P. Barnes, Son, M, W, Born April, 1883, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, Farm Laborer
Grover C. Barnes, Son, M, W, Born Jan, 1886, 14 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, Farm Laborer
Royal Barnes, Son, M, W, Born April, 1888, 12 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elizabeth M. Barnes, Daughter, F, W, Born Aug, 1890, 9 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Clarence S. Barnes, Son, M, W, Born Dec, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Leo M. Barnes, Son, M, W, Born Oct, 1897, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1910 U.S. Census of Tyro, Davidson County, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1106; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0035; Image: 1048; FHL microfilm: 1375119, Lines 60-64, "Lewis F. Barn"
Lewis F. Barnes, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 58 yrs old (DOB 1852), Married 35 yrs (DOM 1865), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write
Elizabeth Barnes, Wife, W, F, 53 yrs old (DOB 1857), Married 35 yrs (DOM 1865), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
May Barnes, Daughter, W, F, 20 yrs old (DOB 1890), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Clarence Barnes, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm Laborer
Leo Barnes, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC




In the 1920 U.S. Census Mae Barnes was still single but rooming in High Point, NC while working in an "underwear mill"

1920 US Census of Tate St., Point Ward 4, Guilford County, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1302; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 347, Lines 67-78, "M.C. Cullen", May Barnes was a Roomer with the Cullen family
M. C. Cullen, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Wholesale Produce
Della Cullen, Wife, F, W, Married, 34 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Dallas Cullen, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Edith Cullen, Daughter, F, W, 10 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Pauline Cullen, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mrs. J.E. Fowler, Mother-in-law, F, W, 63 yrs old, Widowed, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ocie Loftesia (sic), Roomer, F, W, 24 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer in box shop
Rebecca Loftesia (sic), Roomer, F,W, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer in box shop
Maggie Hancock, Roomer, F, W, 27 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Weaver in silk mill
Ora Hancock, Roomer, F, W, 21 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Weaver in silk mill
Nova Stutts, Roomer, F, W, 20 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Weaver in silk mill
May Barnes, Roomer, F, W, 29 yrs old, Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Operator underwear mill

Mae Barnes married James W. McElroy (DOB 2/23/1878 in Jersey City, New Jersey) on 9/24/1921  in Salisbury, Rowan County, NC.



North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000
Name: Mae Barnes
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1890
Age: 31
Race: White
Spouse: James Mcelroy
Spouse Gender: Male Spouse
Age: 43 Spouse
Race: White
Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1921
Marriage County: Forsyth
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives

Name: James Mcelroy
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1878
Age: 43
Race: White
Spouse: Mae Barnes
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Age: 31 Spouse
Race: White
Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1921
Marriage County: Forsyth
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives

Name: James Mcelroy
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Race: White
Spouse: Mae Linwood Barnes (sic)
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Age: 31
Spouse Race: White
Marriage County: Forsyth
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives

Unfortunately they were only married 8 years before James McElory died in 1929 of cancer of the esophagus. He is buried in the Barnes Cemetery, next to Churchland Baptist Church, Hwy 150, Davidson, NC.
NC Death Certificate #125, Registration District #60-2416, Register #1248, James W. McElroy, DOD 12/13/1929 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
Residence: 911 East 7th St., Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
Male, White, Married to Mae Barnes, DOB 2/29/1878 in Jersey City, New Jersey, 51 yrs old
Occupation: Tile Setter
DOD 12/13/1929 at 10:30pm
Cause of death: Cancer of esophagus He did have an operation before death, No autopsy
Burial: 12/14/1929 in Lexington, NC

Elizabeth Mae McElroy was living back with her parents in the 1930 U.S. Census. She is listed as a widow but with her maiden name. That must be a mistake by the census taker.

1930 U.S. Census of Tyro, Davidson County, North Carolina; Roll: 1685; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 33; Image: 973.0, Line 90, "Alice Barnes", Lines 97-99 "Louis F. Barnes"
Alice Barnes, Head, Owns farm, F(emale), W(hite), 77 yrs old (DOB 1853), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Flem and Etta Harriston and family
May J. Buck (sic, looks like Mary J. Beck) and family
Louis F. Barnes (sic, should be Lewis Frances Barnes), Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 79 yrs old (DOB 1851), Married at age 24 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, farmer of general farm
Anna E. Barnes, Wife, F, W, 74 yrs old (DOB 1856), Married at age 19 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elizabeth M. Barnes, Daughter, F, W, 58 yrs old (DOB 1872), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer in cotton mill

Elizabeth M. Barnes married a 2nd time to Robert Lee Kenerly (DOB 8/20/1880 in Davidson County, NC) on 5/18/1933 in Rowan County, NC.

North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000
Name: R L Kenerly
Gender: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth M Mcelroy
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 18 May 1933
Marriage County: Rowan
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives

R. L. Kenerly died 9/15/1947 in Rowan County, NC of pulmonary thrombosis. He is buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, NC.

NC Death Certificate #19300, Registration District #29-70, Certificate #70, Robert Lee Kenerly, DOD 9/15/1947, Lexington Memorial Hospital, Lexington, Davidson County, NC
Residence: RFD #1, Linwood, Davidson County, NC
Male, White, Married to Mae Barnes Kenerly, DOB 8/22/1880 in Davidson County, NC, 57 yrs old
Occupation: Farmer
Father: Charles Kenerly, born in NC
Mother: Elizabeth Earnhardt, born in NC
Informant: Mrs. R.L. Kenerly, RFD #1, Linwood, NC
DOD 9/15/1947 at 4:10am
Cause of death: Pulmonary embolism due to Thrombophlebitis due to fracture of hip when he fell from wagon
Burial: 9/16/1947, Chestnut Hill, Salisburg, Rowan County, NC

Elizabeth Mae Barnes McElroy Kenerly lived a long life and died at the age of 103 years old on 3/1/1994 in Davidson County, NC. She is buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, NC.

Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration
Name: Elizabeth M. Kenerly
SSN: 238-50-****
Last Residence: 27292 Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 9 Aug 1890
Died: 1 Mar 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1951)

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Elizabeth Mae Kenerly [Elizabeth Mae Barnes]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 23850****
Father's Last Name: Barnes
Age: 103
Date of Birth: 9 Aug 1890
Residence County: Davidson
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 1 Mar 1994
Death County: Davidson
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Nursing and Rest Homes
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state Source
Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96

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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