When Malinda E "Ada" Stallings was born on 19 July 1884, in Wedowee, Randolph, Alabama, United States, her father, James Monroe Stallings, was 22 and her mother, Mary Josephine "Josie" Kidd, was 18. She married Thomas Jefferson Barnes on 17 May 1900, in Ider, DeKalb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Morgan Township, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 22 July 1935, in New London, Stanly, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Rowan, North Carolina, United States.
English: prrobably an altered form of Starling . This surname is also common among African Americans.
Americanized form of German Stalling .
History: The majority of the American bearers of this surname trace their origin to Nicholas Stallings from England, who settled in VA in the 17th century.