John B Barnes

Brief Life History of John B

When John B Barnes was born on 28 March 1824, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Barnes, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Martin, was 19. He married Nancy VICARS in 1842, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. His occupation is listed as preacher at shake rag baptist church in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States. He died on 25 December 1896, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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John B Barnes
Marriage: 1842
Robert B. Barnes
Elizabeth Barnes
Vesta Ann Barnes
Patrick Moore Barnes
Susan Barnes
Pad Barnes
William Carroll Barnes
Aquilla J Barnes
James H. Barnes
Berthia B Barnes
Mary Alice Barnes

Sources (17)

  • John Barnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records
  • John Barnes, "Find A Grave Index"

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1825 · The Crimes Act

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The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.

English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).

Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is 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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