William Allen Barnett

24 March 1832–18 June 1912 (Age 80)
Johnson, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Allen

William Allen Barnett was born on 24 March 1832, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. He married Eliza Doty on 21 June 1852, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Perry Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 18 June 1912, in Cicero, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80.

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William Allen Barnett
1832–1912
Eliza Doty
1835–1854
Marriage: 21 June 1852
George W Barnett
1853–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1852
Johnson, Indiana, United States
children

(1)

    George W Barnett

    Male1853–Male

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 24

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn’, ‘to set light to’). 2. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Barnett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Barnett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William A Barnett, "United States Census, 1900"

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