Family of James Bradley Barnhill

This photo is from the Annie Byrd McKee collection.

Left to Right on front row:
Zilphia Saphire Barnhill, b. 1 June, 1890
Mardie Floss Barnhill, b. 30 June, 1880
Virginia Anders Barnhill, b. 25 April, 1906
Charles Vance Barnhill, b. 9 December, 1904

Left to Right on back row:
Edgar Tolson Barnhill, b. 10 January, 1888
Susan "Sudie" Virginia Barnhill, b. 16 September, 1892
John Hulon Barnhill, b. 6 December, 1877

This picture was taken on the steps of Haw Bluff Baptist Church south of Kelly in Bladen County, NC.

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Additonal data provided by Bill Barnhill:

Here is info on the James B. Barnhill family. I believe James' middle name was "Bradley" not "Bradbury" Barnhill. His headstone at Haw Bluff shows this.

James Bradley Barnhill was the son of John Phillip Barnhill and Zilpha Horrell. He was born 12 Dec 1853 and died 9 Jan 1913 and is buried in the Haw Bluff Cemetery near Kelly, in Bladen County.

James was married twice:

1st to: Virginia Anders Boswell B. 20 May 1858 D. 25 Aug 1895, daughter of John Cannady Boswell & Mary Sapphire Woodcock.

Virginia was the mother of:
John Hulon Barnhill B. 6 Dec 1877 - D. 11 Feb 1964
Married: Ella Vance Shingleton

Mardi Floss Barnhill B. 13 Jun 1880 - D. Sept 1973
Married: William A. Clark

Edgar Tolson Barnhill B. 30 Jan 1888 - D. 6 Aug 1956
Married: Zuma Belle Carter

Zilpha Sapphire Barnhill B. 1 Jun 1890 - D. 11 May 1964
Married: Hybert "Dade" Cornelius Devane

Susan Virginia Barnhill B. Sep 1892

Other children not in photo:
Adolphus Monroe Barnhill B. 31 Jul 1882 - D. 20 Apr 1951
Married: Eva Marie Fischer

Olivia Clayton Barnhill B. 25 Nov 1884 D. 24 Mar 1954
Married: 1st - King David McMartin; 2nd - Ira C. Craven

James Rufus Barnhill B. 10 aug 1895 D. 22 Oct 1971
Married: Irene Elizabeth "Betty" Hildreth

Virginia Anders Boswell Barnhill died 15 days after giving birth to James Rufus. He is believed to have been adopted by the "William Pope" family and appears with them in the 1900 census at age 5 and in 1910.

James remarried 10 Sept 1902 in Point Caswell, Pender County to Caroline Lena Jordan, daughter of David Alexander Jordan & Euphemia "Effie" Scriven.

Lena was the mother of:
Charles Vance Barnhill B. 10 Dec 1904 - D. 5 Aug 1958
Married: Lessie Leone Butler

Virginia Anders Barnhill B. 25 Apr 1906 - D. 13 Jul 1964
Married: Charles Castle Byrd

Contact Bill Barnhill ( for more information.

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