Peter Barnes

3 June 1779–20 March 1848 (Age 68)
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Barnes was born on 3 June 1779, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Peter Barnes, was 53 and his mother, Eleanor, was 52. He married Anna Chunn on 23 August 1797, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 20 March 1848, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 68.

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Peter Barnes
Anna Chunn
Marriage: 23 August 1797
Samuel J. Barnes Sr
Burkett Barnes
Peter Barnes
Ruth Barnes
Vachel Barnes
Burgess N Barnes

Spouse and Children


    Anna Chunn


23 August 1797
Baltimore, Maryland, United States


    Samuel J. Barnes Sr


    Peter Barnes


    Ruth Barnes


    Vachel Barnes


    Burgess N Barnes


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World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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Sources (3)

  • Peter Baines, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Peter Barnes, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Peter Barnes, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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