James Barnwell

Brief Life History of James

When James Barnwell was born in 1842, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Enos Barnwell, was 29 and his mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Morrison, was 33. He lived in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 15 October 1897, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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James Barnwell
Catherine Fellrath

Sources (7)

  • James Barnhill in household of Enes Barnhill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Barnwell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1860 United States Federal Census

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World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): habitational name from a place so called in Cambridgeshire and another in Northamptonshire, both named with Old English beorn ‘warrior’ (genitive plural beorna) or the Old English personal name Beorna + well(a) ‘stream’.

Irish (Dublin, Meath): of English origin (the same as 1 above). Sir Michael de Berneval or de Barneval took part in Strongbow's expedition to Ireland in 1172. He first held land in Berehavan, Cork, before the main landing in Leinster. The English surname was Gaelicized as de Bearnabhal.

History: A John Barnwell (c. 1671–1724) emigrated to SC from Ireland at the end of the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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