Hyder Pitt Barnes

1848–1883 (Age 35)
La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Hyder Pitt

When Hyder Pitt Barnes was born on 24 April 1848, in La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Buck Barnes, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Spencer, was 35. He married Maria Louisa Harritt on 17 April 1869, in Ford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Grant, Riley, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 8 July 1883, in Bandera, Bandera, Texas, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyder Pitt Barnes
Maria Louisa Harritt
Marriage: 17 April 1869
Catherine Lydia Barnes
Helen E Barnes
Joseph Barnes

Spouse & Children

17 April 1869
Ford, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Helen L. Barnes


  • Anna Eliza Barnes


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  • Male1848–1883Male

  • Lydia M Barnes


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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 2

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 13

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Hecter Barnes in household of Joseph Barnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hider Barnes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • H P Barnes, "United States Census, 1880"

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