Lorenzo Dow Barnes

Brief Life History of Lorenzo Dow

When Lorenzo Dow Barnes was born on 22 March 1812, in Tolland Center, Tolland, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Phineas Barnes Jr, was 41 and his mother, Abigail Smith, was 31. He died on 20 December 1842, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 30, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Lorenzo Dow Barnes
1812–1842
Hannah Edwards Hunter
1790–1875

Sources (6)

  • Lorenzo Dow Barnes, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Lorenzo Dow Barnes, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Elder Lorenzo Dow Barnes, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (6)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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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Lorenzo Barnes – One of the Many – One of a Kind

October 24, 2009 boap.org's Blog (Book of Abraham Project) Among the Charles Finney’s, Lyman Beecher’s, Alex Campbell’s and Joseph Smith’s of early American religion stood the nearly anonymous men …

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