George Barnes

1735–
Virginia, United States

The Life of George

When George Barnes was born in 1735, in Virginia, United States, his father, James E Barnes, was 27 and his mother, Mary Wilkinson, was 26.

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Family Time Line

James E Barnes
1708–1751
Mary Wilkinson
1709–1791
Sarah Barnes
1731–
William Barnes
1750–1854
John M Barnes
1733–1810
Thomas Barnes
1734–
George Barnes
1735–
James Barnes
1737–1792
Francis Barnes
1738–1821
John W. Barnes Jr
1738–1799
Martha Barnes
1739–
Samuel Barnes
1739–1820
Leonard Barnes
1741–1810
Judith Barnes
1751–1816

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 23

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 41

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: 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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