Henry Westlake Barnett

Brief Life History of Henry Westlake

When Henry Westlake Barnett was born on 17 November 1831, in Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Barnett, was 21 and his mother, Mary Westlake Vickery, was 19. He married Elizabeth Mitchell on 25 March 1862, in Whitburn, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Payson Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1908. He died on 15 November 1917, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Westlake Barnett
Elizabeth Mitchell
Marriage: 25 March 1862
John Henry Barnett
Mary Helen Barnett
Sarah Barnett
Jane Barnett
Joseph Barnett
Fredrick William Barnett
Elizabeth Barnett
David Barnett
Emma Eliza Barnett
Albert Mission Barnett
Henry Barnett
Clara Eva Barnett
Leo Franklin Barnett

Sources (72)

  • Henry W Barnett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Wesley Barnett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Henry Westlake Barnett, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, Untied States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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HENRY WESTLAKE BARNETT Born 17 Nov. 1831 Died 15 Nov. 1917 Grandpa Barnett’s children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren have gathered bits of information from church records and other source …

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