Descendants of Jonathan BARNES Sr.

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First Generation

1.  Jonathan BARNES Sr 1,2  was born on August 11, 1735 in Perquimans Co, NC. 3,4  He died after 1800.  Jonathan Barnes was the son of Jeremiah Barnes & Sarah Shearwood, his wife.

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I, page 373 -
4/5/1760 - received by request into the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting.
4/1/1780 - dismissed

http://perqtax.homestead.com/files/oath1778b.jpg
(Perquimans Co, NC)
Loyalty Oath to the state of NC 1778
John Barnes - signature, hard to read

10 May 1775 - Chatham Co, NC
Deed from Jonathan Barns to Conner Dowd proved by John Montgomery.  (Conner Dowd was a Tory who had his considerable lands seized during the Revolution. MAM)

Nov. 1775 - Chatham Co, NC
A road be laid out the best way from the Iron works on Deep River to Cumberland line and that any twelve of the following jury lay out the same Viz: William Clark, Matthew Jones, John Birdsong, Thomas Robinson, Aaron Eveans, George Harlan, Thomas Beal, John Nall, George Hendry, Jonathan Barns, Nathaniel Powell, Solomon Morgan, Wm. Daniel, Samuel Temple, William Dowdy and Thomas Dowdy.

Aug. 1777  - Chatham Co, NC
A road be laid out the best way from out of the road that leads from Chatham Court house to Evan's mill from the said mill to the county line the most direct course to Robert Cheeks ford on Deep River and that any twelve of the following persons be a jury to lay out the same. Viz: Ribert Rutherford, Mial Scurlock, Alexander Clark, Mathew Jones, James Williams, Elijah Hunter, Daniel Brown, Solomon Morgan, William Berber, William Daniel, Nimrod Burk, John Elliot, John Wilkins, Jonathan Barns, George Hendry, Jeremiah Milton, Joseph McCulley and Thomas Beal.

Nov. 1778 - Chatham Co, NC
The following persons appointed a jury or any twelve of them to lay out a road the best way from the Iron Works to Cumberland line Viz: James Kenrick, John Thompson, Samuel Temple, William Daniel, William Barber Sr., John Wilkins, Jonathan Barnes, Nathan'l Powell, Thomas Beal, Christopher Smith, Thomas Dowdy, William Dowdy, Gilbert Patterson, John Montgomry and John Wilcox.

same date as above
The following persons appointed to serve as jurors next court viz: Elisha Cain, Presley Geroge, George Harland, Aaron Harland, Daniel Brown, Jonathan Barnes, John Wilkie, Isaac Brooks, Thom's Brooks Jr., Richard Lane, Benjamin Watts, Henry Bray Jr., John McCaslin, John Baulding, Peter Sinclair, Thomas Taylor, James Stewart, Edmund Waddill, William Clark, Thomas Roberson, William Poe Jr., George Dismukes, Spencer Stewart, Zachariah Harman, William Dillard, Benjamin Harris, David Mattox, Robert Wallace, Burwell Williams and James Massey.

Chatham Co, NC - Deed Book D, page 587
Deed from Jonathan Barns to Seth Barns
Indenture made this 19th day of January 1789, between Jonathan Barns of Chatham county, and Seth Barns, son of Jonathan Barns for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he bears for his son, and for the further consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid, for a tract of land lying on the north side of Deep River, and containing eighty acres.

Attest:
James Anderson
L Harman
John Thompson

Signed - Jonathan (X) Barns

  1 Perquimans County North Carolina, Births, Marriages, Deaths & Flesh Marks, 1659-1820, Weynette Parks Haun, (Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, IN).
2   Ibid.
3  Ibid.
Ibid.
 

Deed Book G, page 49
Deed from Jonathan Barns to Abigal Barns
Indenture made this 21st day of December 1792, between Jonathan Barns and Sarah, his wife, of Chatham county, and their daughter, Abigal Barns, spinster of the same county, for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which they bear to their daughter, have granted to her a tract of land containing two acres, beginning on the other side of the public road opposite to the store house now occupied by Cornelius Dowd.

Test:
Archibald McBryde
Signed - Jonathan (X) Barns
Sarah (X) Barns
 

There are several more deeds, but those are probably the most important.  Of interest is one from 1792, Jonathan Barns to Benjamin Tyson.  Witnesses are Jonathan Barns, Jeremiah Barnes.  Witness Jonathan is shown as Jonathan Barns, Jr in a 1796
deed witnessed by Seth.

Seth, Jeremiah, and Jonathan, Jr all sign their names.  Old Jonathan signs with an X.

There is one other of note.  James Barnes of Anson Co to Adam Weaver of Chatham Co.  James signs with an X.

Seth witnesses a 1787 deed between Jeremiah Barns and Joseph Gilbert.

1790 Chatham Co, NC census:
Jonathan Barns  2 - 5 -  1 slave
Seth  1 - 1

Jonathan BARNES Sr and Sarah STEEL were married on February 25, 1762 in North Carolina.5   It's possible that Jonathan was living in Cumberland Co, NC at the time of his marriage.  Sarah STEEL died after 1800. 6  9/5/1761 Sarah was received by request to the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I, pg 419

Jonathan BARNES Sr and Sarah STEEL had the following children:

 +2 i. Seth BARNES (born about 1765).
 3 ii. Abigail BARNES was born in North Carolina
 +4 iii. Rebecca BARNES (born about 1777).
 +5 iv. Jonathan BARNES Jr (born on February 11, 1781).

  5 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: North Carolina, Vol 1, page 373.
  6 1800 Chatham Co, NC census.
 
 
 

Second Generation

2.  Seth BARNES 7 was born about 1765 in Chatham, Perquimans, or Chowan Co, NC.  He died on March 30, 1836 in Maury Co, TN. 8,9,10   He was a Quaker until 1790.
Seth witnesses a 1787 deed between Uncle Jeremiah Barns and Joseph Gilbert.

Seth Barnes was dismissed from the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting 11/6/1790.  Since that was near the time that he married, I assume that he married outside the Quaker Church.

1790 Chatham Co, NC census:
Jonathan Barns  2 - 5 -  1 slave
Seth  1 - 1

DARK,  WILLIAM -  Inventory taken Aug., 8, 1801. Bonds taken by the de'd... one on James Baker, Richard Dowd,  ( I think, it's very faint) Seth Barnes, Samuel Brooks, Edward Smith, Timothy Landrum & James Haines?
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/EstateRec_.htm

TN 1810 census reconstructed - SETH BARNES - 1810, 1811.
This man lived somewhere in the Mt. Pleasant- Pisgah Church area. He was 49 years old in 1814.  Just above this notation were the names of Barnabus Barnes, James Barnes, Polly Barnes.

1820 Maury Co, TN census:
same page as Alexander and a John Barns
1 1 - 1 - 1
2 1 2 - 1

1830 Maury Co, TN census:
image 141, beside son Alexander
Alexander   2 1 - - 2 - 1      1 - - 1 1
Seth   - 1 - 2 - - - - 1     - - - 1 2 - - 1 (he's 60-70, she's 50-60)

Seth BARNES and Jane UNKNOWN were married about 1790 in NC. 11  Jane UNKNOWN 12  was born between 1770 and 1780 in NC. 13  She lived in Maury Co, Tennessee probably with Archibald in 1840.  She died after 1840.  Could be living with Archibald in 1840.  Seth BARNES and Jane UNKNOWN had the following children:

 +6 i. James S BARNES (born on September 25, 1792).
 +7 ii. Alexander Seth BARNES (born about 1794).
 +8 iii. Adelaide BARNES (born between 1791 and 1800).
 +9 iv. Archibald M BARNES (born about 1811).
 
 
 
 

4.  Rebecca BARNES was born about 1777 in Chatham Co, NC.  Possible daughter of Jonathan.

  7 Jennifer Ete 2/2003.
  8 Maury Co. TN, Will Book X pg 356, Inventory of the estate of Seth Barns.
  9 Jennifer Ete 2/2003.
  10 Maury Co. TN, Will Book X pg 356, Inventory of the estate of Seth Barns.
  11 1790 Chatham Co, NC census.
  12 Jennifer Ete 2/2003.
  13 Ibid.
 

Cane Creek Monthly Meeting - 6/1/1799 "Rebekah (Doude) (form Barns) dismissed for marrying out of union."

Rebecca BARNES and Richard DOWD were married about 1799 in North Carolina.  They lived in Chatham Co, NC in 1850.  Richard DOWD (son of Conner DOWD and Mary GREAVE) was born on June 2, 1775 or 1776 in Cumberland Co, NC.  He signed a will on May 6, 1851.  He died in 1856 in North Carolina.
 

5.  Jonathan BARNES Jr was born on February 11, 1781 in Chatham Co, NC according to his tombstone.  He died on December 17, 1821 in Maury Co, Tennessee.  He was buried in Barnes cemetery on Monsanto Property, Maury Co, TN.
Is this really the father of John L?  Did they get his birth date right on his tombstone?

Taxable Property in Chatham Co. for the year 1815:
Jonathan Barns, 1 white poll, 275 acres on Deep River, adjoining McKenzie & Co

1820 Maury Co, TN - possibly this John (age 26-45) on the same page as brother Seth Barnes
John Barns
2 1 1 2 1
2 2 - 1 -
1 male slave 26-45

1820 Williamsport, Maury Co, TN - or this John (age 26 - 45)
John Barns
2 - - - 1 -
2 - - 1 -
2 male slaves under 14
1 male slave 14 - 26
3 females slaves to 14
2 female slaves 14-26

I believe that one is the father and one is the son John L.
 
 

Jane W was born on January 13, 1787 in according to her tombstone.  She died on April 3, 1828 in Maury Co, Tennessee.  She was buried in Barnes cemetery on Monsanto Property, Maury Co, TN.
Obviously not the mother of John L.  Jonathan BARNES Jr and Jane W had the following children:

 +10 i. John L BARNES (born about 1797).
 +11 ii. Sarah Ann Jane BARNES (born on December 1, 1811).
 

Prepared by:
Marcia McClure
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