Hanson P Barnes

Brief Life History of Hanson P

When Hanson P Barnes was born on 3 April 1863, in Accomack, Virginia, United States, his father, William George Barnes, was 31 and his mother, Mary E Barnes, was 11. He married Olive P Baker on 30 November 1887, in Centerville, Accomack, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Metompkin District, Accomack, Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died in 1935, at the age of 72, and was buried in Nelsonia, Accomack, Virginia, United States.

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Hanson P Barnes
Olive P Baker
Marriage: 30 November 1887
William Samuel Barnes
Thomas Wright Barnes
Lafayette Hanson Barnes
John Parker Barnes

Sources (21)

  • H P Barnes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harison P. Barnes, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Hanson P. Barnes, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.


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1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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