Ann Eliza Barnes

19 June 1851–4 May 1921 (Age 69)
Waterville, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ann Eliza

When Ann Eliza Barnes was born on 19 June 1851, in Waterville, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Shaw Barnes, was 26 and her mother, Jane Lee, was 22. She married William Donaldson Moffat on 3 May 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 4 May 1921, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Donaldson Moffat
Ann Eliza Barnes
Marriage: 3 May 1869
Daisy Dora Moffat
Lee Lillian Moffat
Mattie May Moffat
Willa Jane Moffat

Spouse and Children

3 May 1869
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 17

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Story Highlight

Funeral Notice of Eliza Barnes Moffat

This was in the Salt Lake Tribune, May 8, 1921, Sunday: "Funeral Service Announced for Pioneer Woman: Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Moffat, who died Thursday, will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'c …

Sources (3)

  • Ann E Barnes in household of John S Barnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Barnes in household of John Barnes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza Moffet, "United States Census, 1900"

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