Mary E Barnes

Brief Life History of Mary E

When Mary E Barnes was born on 11 September 1841, in Chemung, New York, United States, her father, Jesse Barnes, was 44 and her mother, Rachel Swartwood, was 40. She married Theodore L French on 11 September 1862, in Genoa Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. She died on 16 March 1931, in Richland, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview Junction, Richland, North Dakota, United States.

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Theodore L French
Mary E Barnes
Marriage: 11 September 1862
Jesse Royal French

Sources (9)

  • Mary E French in household of T L French, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Mary E French, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • Mary E. Barnes Lane, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1843: Black Hawk, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Black Hawk, Iowa, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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