John Barnes

1773–6 October 1849 (Age 76)
West Leyden, Lewis, Lewis, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Barnes was born in 1773, in West Leyden, Lewis, Lewis, New York, United States, his father, John Barnes, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Collins, was 29. He married Mehitable Hough on 29 August 1796, in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 October 1849, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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John Barnes
Mehitable Hough
Marriage: 29 August 1796
Ira Barnes
Collins Barnes
Amanda Barnes
Pamelia Barnes
Nelson Barnes

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  • Marriage
    29 August 1796Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 3
    New York is the 11th state.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 21
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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    Sources (8)

    • John Barnes in entry for Charles Barnes, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
    • John Barnes, "Find A Grave Index"
    • MGL 2891 vital records CT

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