George Washington Barnett

26 January 1819–7 December 1882 (Age 63)
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Barnett was born on 26 January 1819, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel BARNETT, was 36 and his mother, Sarah GHEEN, was 30. He married Letitia Hawkins Forman on 10 May 1853, in Plano, Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. In 1880, at the age of 61, his occupation is listed as farmer in Collin, Texas, United States. He died on 7 December 1882, in Plano, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Plano, Collin, Texas, United States.

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George Washington Barnett
Letitia Hawkins Forman
Marriage: 10 May 1853
Eugene Barnett
Kate Emma Barnett
William Young Barnett
Frank Bourland Barnett
Corrie Selina Barnett
Joseph Forman Barnett
Melinda Orvilla Barnett
Ruth Capitola Barnett
Martin H Barnett
Donna Ruth Barnett

Spouse and Children

10 May 1853
Plano, Collin, Texas, United States


    Eugene Barnett


    Kate Emma Barnett


    William Young Barnett


    Frank Bourland Barnett


    Corrie Selina Barnett


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel BARNETT


    Sarah GHEEN




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 11

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English:1. 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’). 2. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Barnet, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Barnett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geos W Barnett, "United States Census, 1860"

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