Agnes Melvina Barnes

Brief Life History of Agnes Melvina

When Agnes Melvina Barnes was born in 1862, in Dryden, Dryden Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, her father, Horace Holcomb Barnes, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Derby, was 24. She married Samuel Webb on 15 November 1882, in Almont, Almont Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Dryden Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Wales Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 14 November 1949, in Goodells, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87.

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Samuel Webb
Agnes Melvina Barnes
Marriage: 15 November 1882
Hattie Rae Webb
Glenn Robert Webb
Carrie Louise Webb

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  • Agnes L Webb in household of Samuel Webb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Agnes Melvina Barnes - Government record: Census record: birth: 1862; Dryden, Lapeer, Michigan, United States
  • Agnes Barnes, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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