James Barnes

1786–
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James

When James Barnes was born in 1786, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Barnes, was 30 and his mother, Rachel Turner, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Barnes
1756–1841
Rachel Turner
1758–1834
Jesse Barnes
1779–1869
Sarah Barnes
1780–1864
Hannah Barnes
1790–
Thomas Barnes
1790–
Mary Barnes
1790–
Thomas Barnes
1780–1832
Silfey Barnes
1780–
Ezilpha Jane Barnes
1780–1822
Mary Barnes
1782–1864
Jesse Barnes
1786–1851
James Barnes
1786–
Alexander Barnes
1790–
Turner Barnes
1799–1869

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 3

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

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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