James Griffin Barnett

Brief Life History of James Griffin

When James Griffin Barnett was born on 26 August 1844, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States, his father, William H. Barnett, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Barnett, was 44. He married Martha C. Nunn on 16 December 1867, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in District 253, Jackson, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and Center, Jackson, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 11 July 1928, in Commerce, Jackson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Center, Jackson, Georgia, United States.

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James Griffin Barnett
Sarah Wortham
Marriage: 16 October 1880
Ammie C Barnett
Osborn Timmons Barnett
Estell R Barnett
Notley William Barnett
Clara Lucille Barnett

Sources (15)

  • James G Barnett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James G. Barnett, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • James Griffin Barnett, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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Name Meaning

English: 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’).

English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): this surname has been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews in the English-speaking world, perhaps as an Anglicized form of a vaguely similar Jewish name such as Baruch .

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

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