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DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE

BARNETT FAMILY

Transcribed by Janelle Swearingen

 

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Part II – Military Records

 

PART I - WILLS

 

All of the wills here were transcribed either from the originals or from microfilm of the originals.  None are abstracts or from printed sources.

 

 

Virginia

North Carolina

Other States

 

 

 

Augusta Co. VA

Caswell Co. NC

Calloway Co. KY

Fluvanna Co. VA

Mecklenburg Co. NC

Lincoln Co., KY

Goochland Co., VA

Rockingham Co. NC

 

Louisa Co. VA

 

 

Montgomery Co, VA

 

 

Orange Co. VA

 

 

Pittsylvania Co. VA

 

 

 

Augusta County, VA

 

WILL OF JACOB CLEMENS – I have two copies of this will – one is the loose original will and the other is the will as it was recorded in the Augusta County Will Book.  They are identical.

(Two of his daughters married Barnetts)

In the name of God Amen, I Jacob Clemens of the County of Augusts & Colony of Virginia considering the uncertainty of this mortal life & being of sound & perfect mind & memory blessed be Almighty God for the same but being now indisposed do make and publish this my last will & Testament in manner & form as follows.  That is to say First of all I leave & bequeath unto my well & beloved wife Clemens her saddle mare and Furniture also her Bed & Furniture Also Twenty Pounds due by Felix Gilbert after paying what Debts are due by me out of it (if she does not marry) or else to Fall to the youngest Children, viz Ruth, Isabella Clements, like wise she is to have the Plantation during her widowhood.  Also I leave and bequeath unto my Three Daughters Ann Barnet & Mary McNight & Rachel Barnet one shilling to each it is also my will that the above legacy be payed or tendered the day of my Burial.  I allso leave & bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Clemens the young Roan mare and Coalt & side saddle.  I also leave and bequeath unto my Five Daughters viz: Margaret Clemens, Elizabeth Clemens, Rebeccah Clemens, Ruth Clemens & Isabel Clemens  the remainder moveable Estate to be sold & equally divided betwixt my Five Daughters above mentioned and I do hereby appoint Thomas Gilham and James Campbell my Sole Executrix and Executors of this my last Will & Testament.  Hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.  In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of September One Thousand seven hundred and fifty nine.

 Signed Sealed and Delivered                       His

in the presence of                        Jacob (I) Clemons

Andrew Hamilton                              Mark

Thomas Lloyd

Robert Lockridge

 

At a Court held for Augusta County Novemr the 21st day 1759 This last Will & Testament of Jacob Clemens decd was proved by Robt Lockridge & Andrew Hamilton two of the witnesses thereto & admitted to record & on the motion of Thomas Gilham & James Campbell Executors who made oath according to law Certificate is granted for obtaining a probate in due form they having with Andrew Hamilton & Robert Lockridge their securities entered into & acknowledged their Bond.

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Fluvanna County, VA

 

Fluvanna Co. VA Will BK 1, p. 87

I John Barnett of Fluvanna County calling to mind the mortality of my Body do make the following Testimentary disposition and appointment of my Estate.  First I desire that all my just Debts be paid.  Item I lend to my well beloved wife Sarah all my Estate both real and personal during her natural life except a part of the land whereon I live, lying in Ballingers Creek formerly conveyed to my son William Barnett by a deed of gift which is supposed to be insufficient, which gift I hereby ratify and confirm to my said son William Barnet, that is, of all the land I possess below a Chopt Line beginning at a sicamore on the head of the Island in the Creek aforesaid, and then along a line of Chopt Trees to a white oak on the roadside near where Thompsons Shop formerly stood to him and his heirs forever.  Item I give to my son James, after my wife’s decease the land and plantation whereon I now live, lying above the line aforesaid, and also my negro woman Aggy to him and his heirs forever.  And all the rest of my estate be it of what nature or kind soever that shall be remaining after my wife’s decease, I desire should be equally divided amongst my children hereafter named to wit. James, Mary, and Dicy.  Lastly I appoint John Alloway Strange, and William Payne Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all wills by me before made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of August 1784.  Signed Sealed and Published and declared by the said John Barnett to be his last will and Testament in presence of John Thompson, James Stevens, Benjamin Barnett.  [signed] John Barnett.

[presented at court 7 Dec 1786]

 

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Goochland County, VA

 

WILL OF THOMAS FARRAR

Goochland Co. W & D BK 3, p. 561-562

In the Name of God Amen.  I Thomas ffarrar of the parish of St. James in the County of Goochland being of perfect mind and memory but calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis I Commit my Soul into the hands of Almighty God and my Body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix and Executor hereafter mentioned and as touching my Worldly goods I give and bequeath as followeth.

Item I will that all my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and defrayed.  Item I give unto my son John ffarrar one shilling current money in full for his part of my Estate.

Item I give unto my Daughters Martha Sarah and Mary one shilling Currt money to each of them in full for their parts of my Estate.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Katherine Barnet one negro Woman called Jane wth her increase to be delivered to the said Katharine Barnet and her increase after the decease of my Wife Katherine farrar wch I give to her and her heirs forever. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my grand Daughter Mary Watkins one negro boy called Davy to her and her heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my GrandDaughter Elizabeth ffarrar one negro Woman called Nanny wth her increase not already bequeathed with one New feather bed and Compleat furniture thereto to her and her heirs forever be delivered after the decease of my wife Katherine ffarrar.

Item I give and bequeath to my grand Daughter Lucy ffarrar one negro called Jenny (?) to her and her heirs forever.


Item my will is that all my Negroes not already bequeathed be kept and not any way disposed of till my Just Debts be pd wth all my personal Estate afterwards to be equally divided between my Loving wife Katherine ffarrar my son Joseph ffarrar whom I do hereby Constitute and appoint to Execute my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore and affixed my seal this twenty eighth day Ffeb MDCCXXXX.  Signed Sealed Published and Declared in pressents of Us George Payne, John Watson, Edward M (his mark) Moore, Joseph ||| (his mark) Hamilton.   [signed] Thomas  T (sign Ligitt) ffarrar.

At a Court hold for Goochland County June 15, 1742 This will was proved by the oaths of John Watson and Edward Moor to be act of Thomas ffarrar dec’d and was ordered to be recorded.

 

 

Goochland Co. W & D BK 7, pp 118-119

In the name of God Amen the Seventh day of October One thousand seven hundred and fifty five I John Barnett Senr of the County of Goochland being at this present very sick and weak in Body but of a sound and perfect disposing mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for it considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time thereof do make Ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my Soul to the hands of God my Creator that gave it me, and my Body I commit to the Earth to be Buried after a deceant Christian like manner, and as to what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and dispose in manner and form following.  Item First I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Barnett that part of my Land he now lives on to him and his heirs forever. Item and the other part of my Land with the plantation I now live on I give and devise unto my youngest son Jesse Barnett to him and his heirs forever, the Branch between them to be ye dividing.

Item And remaining part of my Estate both Real and personal I give and bequeath unto the rest of my Children namely Richard Barnett, John Barnett, William Barnett, Joseph Barnett, Edward Barnett, Catherine Whitler, Sarah Barnett, Mary Barnett, and Frances Barnett to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divided between them, at the Death or Marriage of my Wife desiring my Estate may not be appraised.

Item I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Dear wife Catherine Barnett, my Son John Barnett, and my Son Thomas Barnett, to be my Sole and full Executors of this my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I the said John Barnett Senr have hereunto set my hand and Seal.  In Presents of Samueal (S) hix Senr, Henry Whitler, John Farrar.

At a Court held for Goochland County September the 21st 1756.  This writing was proved by the oaths of Samuel Hix Senr and Henry Whitler to be the last will and Testament of John Barnett Senr deceased and was thereupon admitted to record.

 

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Louisa County, VA

WILL OF JOHN DAVIS  [his daughter Ann was wife of James Barnett]

Louisa County, VA WB 2, pp. 162-164


In the name of God amen I John Davis of Trinity Parish in Louisa County being Perfect sence and sound Memory do make constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as Follows: Item I lend to my Beloved Wife Susana Davis three Negroes Named Abraham, Charles and Peter and also the house and plantation whereon I now live and two Feather Beds and one horse and Saddle and Bridle and half my other Moveable Estate during her Natural Live.  Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Samuel Davis Two hundred and nine acres of land which already laid off to him.  I give to him his heirs and assigns forever.  Item I give and Bequeath to my son Micajah Davis two hundred and Ten acres of Land beginning at Samuel Davis Corner on the Road and Along that line to Netherlands Line and along Netherlands Line to Blased White Oak Sapling near a Branch by the path side that leads to Samuel Raglands Quarter and then cross the Branch and Run up the Branch close to it and keep the course of the Branch to the Backline and along the Backline to Make up his compliment to him and his heirs and assigns forever.  Item I give and bequeath to my son William Davis one young mare Saddle and Bridle and one Leather Feather  Bead and Furniture and two hundred acres of land adjoining Micajah Davis from the Creek line to the Back Line to him and his heirs and assigns forever.  Item I give and Bequeath to my son Dickey Davis two hundred acres of land more or less Including the plantation whereon I now live after my son Williams two hundred is laid off and one Feather Bed and Furniture and one horse colt Saddle and Bridle to him and his heirs and assigns Forever, I also give and Bequeath to my two sons Micajah and William Davis one Hundred acres of land more or less on the North side of the Road lying in the North Fork of Poore Creek to be Equally Divided between them. To them and their Heirs and Assigns forever, Item I give and Bequeathe unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bradley Twenty Shillings To her her Heirs and Assigns forever I also lend to my Daughter Elizabeth Bradley the third of what Negoes is alive at the Death of my Beloved wife and after the Decease of my Daughter Elizabeth Brandley to be Equally Divided amonst her children that are then Liveinge To them their heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and Bequeath to my daughter Anne Barnett the third part of what Negroes are alive at the death of my beloved wife to her, her Heirs and assigns forever; Item I give and Bequeath to my daughter Mary Smith the third part of what Negroes are Alive at the death of my beloved wife to her her heirs and assigns forever & the Rest of my Estate what is not already given is to be Equally divided amongst my six Children viz Anne Barnett, Mary Smith, Samuel Davis, Micajah Davis, William Davis and Dickey Davis given to them and their Heirs and assigns forever.  Item if either of my two youngest sons William or Dickey Davis should Die before they come to Lawfull age or have any Lawful Issue then the part of my Estate alloted them be Equally divided amongst the rest of my children them their heirs and assigns forever; Lastly I appoint constitute and ordain my beloved wife Susana Davis my son Samuel Davis and my son Micajah Davis to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking and makeing void all other wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do confirm this to be my last will and Testament in Testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of the Eighth month one thousand seven hundred and Seventy two.  Signed, Sealed and published in Presence of us James Johnson, Lucy Johnson and Richard Bloxsom.   John Davis {Seal}

 

Louisa County Wills BK 2 p. 165 At a Court for Louisa County April the 12th 1773.  This Will and Testament [of John Davis] was this day in open court proved by the affirmation of James Johnson Lucy Johnson and Richard Bloxsom (Quakers) and by the court ord to be recorded.  Test. John Nelson Clerk

 

Know all men by these presents that we Susanna Davis Saml Davis Micajah Davis John Medlock and William Ragland Junr are held and firmly bound Robert Anderson the first Justice in the Commission of the Peace for Louisa County for and in Behalf and the use and Behalf of the Justices of the sd County and their successors In the sum of five hundred pounds to be paid to the sd. Robert Anderson his executors administors and assigns to the which payment well and Truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators Jointly and Severally Firmly by these Presents Sealed with our seals Dated this twelfth day of Aprill & Anno Domini 1773.

 

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Montgomery County, VA

 

ORIGINAL WILL OF JAMES BARNETT , SR., found in the metal boxes at the court house at Christianburg, Va..  [sent to me by Fordyce Logan - flogan@mac.com

WILL of JAMES BARNETT, dated May  7 1791.

In the name of God, Amen! I, James Barnett, of the County of Montgomery and Commonwealth of Virginia, being through the abundant mercy of God of a sound and perfect understanding and memory, do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament and desire it to be received by all as such.

 

IMPRIMIS

I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my Maker, beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient merits and mediations of my most compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ, who gave himself to be an atonement for all my sins and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him.

 

IMPRIMIS.

 

I give my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurrection from thence at the last day. As to my burial, I desire it may be decent at the discretion of my son James. As to worldly Estate, I will and positively order that all my just debts be paid and the remainder to be disposed of in the manner following:

 

Item. I give and demise to my loving son James all the lands I possess in the Kentucky country upon his paying to my Son John 15 pounds and when said land is sold; also 2 bonds upon my son William, one 32 pounds, 9 shillings, and one of 30 pounds, and a note of 14 pounds, 15 shillings; and my young horse upon his paying to his son William 10 pounds to David 5 and to James 5 and to my daughter Rebecca 7 pounds, 10 shillings when collected from said bonds, which said bonds note and horse I give and devise to my son James and his heirs forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife the fly mare and saddle, 3 cows and all the household furniture, also a bond on James Williams of 10 pounds, living in Green County in North Carolina I give and devise to my wife or assigns forever.

 

I also declare that the words were done by my express consent as witnesseth my hand and seal this 27th day of May, 1791

 

Teste James Barnett, Joseph Barnett , James Barnett Jr.. & David Barnett

 

In a Court held for Montgomery County the fourth Day of October, 1791, The Last Will and Testament of James Barnett was Proved by the oath of Joseph Barnett, James Barnett Jun., and David Barnett and ordered to be Recorded.

 

Test Wm Trigg DC

 

Recorded

 

 

Montgomery County VA, Will BK 1, p. 369

I, James Barnett, make this my last Will and Testament.  After my lawful debts are paid, I will by property to be divided as follows:

Item 1 - I give unto my three grand-daughters, Elizabeth, Rachel, and Sally, daughters of my son, John Barnett, a portion of my personal property equal to one child’s part, to be equally divided among them, provided that the suit brought by their guardian against me shall be nulified and never again renewed by him or them.  If they should not comply with these conditions my will is that they shall be entitled to no part of my estate, either real or personal. 

Item 2 - It is my will and desire that my son William and son-in-law, James Barnett, shall have an equal part of all my personal estate with the rest of my children, and the heirs of such as are deceased, all of whom I wish to come in for an equal part.

Item 3 - I give unto Skyler Barnett one mare, one tract of land in Montgomery County on Brush Creek containing one hundred acres, one saddle and bridle, one feather bed and furniture.  Item 4 - I give to my grand-son, James Barnett, son of David Barnett, one dun colored mare, all my lands not settled by my family - I wish all my children and the representatives of such as are deceased to share my lands equally.

Item 5 - It is my desire that my sons, James and David, should have my old tract of land for which I have given them title bonds, the line to run between them to the south line so as to make David’s larger than at present.

I appoint my son David, John Kent, and James Barnett my executors.  In Testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of July 1808.

James Barnett

[wit] Henry T. Harris

Zachariah Roberts

Wm. Martain.

 

At Montgomery December Court 1808 this last Will and Testament of James Barnett, Gentleman, deceased, was presented in Court and proven by the oath of Henry T. Harris, and Zachariah Roberts, two of the witnesses thereto subscribed, and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of David Barnett, John Kent, and James Barnett, the Executors therein named, who made oath and entered into bond with security according to law, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate in due form.  Teste - Charles Taylor, Clerk.

 

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Orange County VA

 

 

WILL OF JOHN BARNETT

Orange County VA Will BK 2, p. 145


In the name of God amen I John Barnett being sick and weak and in low condition but in proper sense mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the certainty &  uncertainty of this life causes me to make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner & form following.  Item I lend to my beloved wife Marran Barnett my land & plantation whereon I now live and all my Personal Estate during her Natural life in case she don’t marry but if she marries my Desire is she should have no more than the law allows and after hear decease my desire is that my son John Barnet should have it and his heirs forever and in case he should die without heir my desire is that my Daughter Anna should have it and in case she should die without heir my desire is it should be equally divided amongst the rest of my Daughters.  Item I give and bequeath to my son James Barnet my Lost Mountain land to him his heirs & assigns forever and in case he should die without heir my desire is that it should be equally divided amongst my Daughters.  Item I give and bequeath to my son Ambrose Barnet one Tract of Land lying on the branches of Smiths Run and bounded by Edward Price Zachary Gibbs John Medley to him his heirs or assigns forever and in case he should die without heir my desire is it should be equally divided amongst my daughters.  Item my Desire is that after my wifes decease or when she marries my Personal Estate should be equally Divided amongst my Children only my Daughter Sarah Wats shall have to the value of Nineteen pounds ten shillings current money less than the rest which she has already received.  Item my desire is that my Water mill should go with the mannor house.  Item my desire is that if any of my children should marry and my wife should think fit to give them any part or parcel of my Estate that it should be valued to the full value by those Justices of the peace and memorandum of the same put on the county Record and Lastly I do constitute and appoint my beloved wife Marran Barnet Executrix of this my last will and Testament till my son James and my son Ambrose shall come to age and then my desire is that they should joyn with her and in case my wife should die before my sons comes to age my desire is that my son in law John Watts should be Executor in my wifes room till my sons shall come to age and no longer.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seal this 1 day of April 1750.  Test: Elliott Bohannon, David Harris, Zach Gibbs, Dunkin Bohannon, Joel Yarbrough.   [signed] John Barnett

 

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Pittsylvania County VA

 

The will of James Barnett which was recorded in 1815 in Pittsylvania County, was first recorded when he died in 1804 in Caswell Co. NC.  It was later recorded in Pittsylvania County as part of a suit among heirs. 

 

Thomas, son of James filed suit against the other heirs and the following is part of that suit.

 

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY Judgment Book 13, p. 347

October Court 1808

Thomas Barnett...................................................Complainant

against

John Barnett, William Barnett, Joseph Woolfork, and Elizabeth his wife--who was Elizabeth Barnett, Francis L. Campbell and Nancy, his wife,--who was Nancy Barnett, which said John, William, Elizabeth and Nancy are the children--and heirs of James Barnett, Dec’d and Anne Barnett widow & Relict of the said James Barnett, Dec’d.

This cause is dismissed by the order of the Complainant at his Costs.

 

 

 

Will Book 11, p. 479

     I Ann Barnett of the Town of Danville, Virginia do make publish this my last will & Testament in manner & form following hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  Vizt: 1st it is my wish  and desire that my just debts be paid by my Executors hereafter named.  2nd It is my wish & desire & I do hereby will & bequeath unto my grandson William Barnett son of my son William the house & lot whereon I now live known in the plat of this town of Danville by No. 14 by his paying unto my son John Barnett the sum of two hundred fifty dollars being half the purchase money to him & his heirs forever.  3rd It is my wish & desire & I do hereby will & bequeath unto my grand daughter Lucy Barnett daughter of my son John Barnett & the said William Barnett (son of my son William & Alexander Campbell son of Francis Campbell the ballance of property.  Outstanding debts money on hand to be equally divided between them to them & their heirs forever.  4th & lastly I do hereby nominate & appoint my friends & grandsons Wm. Barnett & Alex Campbell my Executors to carry this my last will into effect given under my hand this 15 day of December 1815.  Witnesses:

James D. Patton                         Ann Barnett

Allan Sullivan

Selby Benson

Presented in court by Selby Benson 17 Nov 1817 and by James D. Patton 19 Jan 1818.  Ordered to be recorded.  Selby Benson secu­rity for William Barnett, one of the executors.

 

 

Will of Thomas Barnett

Pittsylvania Co. VA Will BK 11, pp. 347-348

In the name of God amen.  I Thomas Barnett of the town of Danville Virginia being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory and knowing that death as a certain fatality awaits all men and conceiving it proper to dispose of what worldly Estate I have been blessed with, I do hereby make and publish this my last will and Testament in form and manner following (to wit) Imprimis I desire my body to be decently intered at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.  As regards my worldly estate I dispose of it in the following manner (Viz)

Imprimis I leave to my wife Frances Barnett during her life the two houses and lots known in the plan of the town of Danville Va by the numbers nineteen & seventeen with all the improvements thereon also all the household and kitchen furniture &c except such as shall be named hereafter. 

Item I give to my son Joseph Barnett a tract or parcel of land containing twelve hundred and thirty four acres lying and being in the county of Pittsylvania on the North fork of Rutledges Creek for and in consideration of Joseph having given to me the priviledge of selling two Negro men by names Lee and Sam for my Benefit to him and his heirs forever. 

Item I give to my Daughter Sally Barnett a certain tract of land containing five hundred & forty six acres lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania . . .  . Dolly and her first child Isaac with her increase to her and her heirs for ever.  Item I give to my Daughter Frances Barnett a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and Eleven acres lying and being in the County of Pittsylvinia on the waters of Rutlages Creek (It being the tract I purchased of Jacob Stillwell) also a Negro girl by name Milley & a boy by name Bill To her & her heirs for ever. 

Item I give to my son Joseph Barnett one good bed and furniture one Burow also my whip Colt.  Item I give to my Daughter Sally Barnett one good Bed and furniture one Barow one good horse saddle and bridle.  Item I give to my daughter Frances Barnett one good horse saddle & bridle one good bed & furniture also one Burow to them & their heirs for ever.  Item I give to my wife Frances Barnett all the remaining slaves (viz) Davy Cyrus Sarah Patience Lidia Kizeah and Adam to dispose of as she may think fit at or before her death. 

Item It is my wish that all my remaining stock consisting of horses cattle, hogs sheep &c also my Carriage & wagon remain in the possession of my wife Frances Barnett for the benefit of the family to be disposed of as she may think fit to their advantages. 

Item it is my desire that all my interest (Viz) one their part of the tole bridge across Dan river near Danville be sold by my executors on a reasonable credit & the proceeds thereof be applied to the payment of my just debts. 

Item it is my desire that all my outstanding debts consisting of judgments bonds accounts &c be collected by my executors and appropriated to the payment of my just debts and if any surplus after the discharge of said debts it is my wish and desire that said surplus be at the disposal of my wife Frances Barnett. 

Item as there are two vacant lots (unimproved) in the Town of Danville which I have not yet disposed of It is my desire that they be disposed of by my executors and the money also applied to the payment of my debts.  I appoint my beloved wife Frances Barnett Executrix my son Joseph Barnett Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  It is my desire that my executors give no security in Court when qualified as Exrs to this my last will and testament publishing this as my only true one.  Witness my hand and Seal this 28th day of June 1810.  Signed sealed & published in presence of James D. Patton, Thomas Stewart, James Gatewood, Alx A. Campbell.     

[signed]         Thomas Barnett

 

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 20th day of August 1810 The within Last Will and Testament of Thomas Barnett Decd was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of James D. Patton and Thomas Stewart Subscribing witnesses  & ordered to be recorded and at the same Court continued and held on the 21st day of the said month August.  On motion of Frances Barnett the executrix in said will named who made oath according to law and entered into and acknowledged bond in the personality of Ten thousand Dollars conditioned as the Law directs certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.  And Joseph Barnett the Executor herein named refuses to join in the probate and at another court held for the 20th of April 1818 the same was again presented in court and on motion of Daniel Sullivan who made oath thereto according to law and with George T. Lansdown, Carter Mickleborough & Thomas Sutherlin his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $25,000 conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration of the estate of said Decd and administered by the executrix with the will annexed in due form.

 

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Caswell County, NC

 

Caswell County, N. C. Will Book E, p. 134; Pittsylvania County, VA Will Book 11, p. 433

     In the name of God, I James Barnett Senr being advanced in years but of sound mind do make and ordain this my last will & Testament.  To my well beloved wife Ann Barnett I lend at my death six negroes namely Old Peter, James, Violet, Judith, Patty and little Jim together with all my household & kitchen furniture two horses Columbia and Dobsten and all my stock of horses cattle & hogs; at her death my will is that my son William Barnett have the boy little Jim and my son Thomas Barnett have the horse Dotsten and that all the other negroes above named together with their increase, the household & kitchen furniture and the stock be equally divided between my five children John Barnett, William, Thomas Barnett, Betsy Woodfork and Nancy Campbell.  To my son John Barnett Barnett [sic] I lend at my death four negroes namely old Glausten, Cloe, Grabred and Jenny and at his death them and their increase to his children.  I also bequeath him one mare called Bald.  To my son William Barnett I lend at my death three negroes Little Glaucerton, Young Peter and Rose and at his death them and their increase to his children.  I also bequeath him one called Maze and one set of blacksmith tools.  To my son Thomas Barnett I lend at my death four negroes namely Lu, Charles, Hezekiah and Milly and at his death them and their increase to his children.  I also bequeath him one still.  To my Daughter Betsy Woolfrolk five negroes namely Nick, Patrick, Mary, Sally and Wilson which negroes I lend her during her life and at her death them and their increase to her heirs forever.  To my daughter Nancy Campbell I lend at my death three Negroes namely Morrison, Louisa & Retta and at her death them and their increase to her heirs forever.  I will that all the money that Micajah Davis of Richmond is endebted to me be equally divided between John Barnett, William Barnett and Betsy Woolfork.  It is also my will and desire that no inventory nor appraisement be made of my estate on my decease but that as soon as possible after this my will is proven each legatee may receive his legacy as herein directed.  I appoint my sons John Barnett, William Barnett, and Thomas Barnett Executors of this my last Will and Testament.  Signed this 16th day of August  in the year  1804  and in the presence of     

Robert Payne

William Clarke                                                                                James Barnett

Currie Barnett               

 

In addition to the above my will is that all moneys due me by land accounts or otherwise not specifically disposed of be collected for the use of my well beloved wife Ann Barnett and also all the moneys now in my possession.  My will further is that all the above legacies [sic] remain as above written as well as negroes as money.  September 9, 1804.

                                                                         Recorded 1815 in Pittsylvania Co. VA, Recorded 1804 in Caswell Co. NC

 

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Mecklenburg Co. NC

 

Mecklenburg County NC Will Book A, pp 137‑138 C.R. 065.801.11

Will of William Barnett Senior of the County of Mecklenburg, yoeman, being very sick & weak in body . . . to wife Margret, 1/3 of all my personal estate & to remain in possession of my dwelling house, etc. . . . to son Abraham, a tract of land 200 acres formerly bought of Peter Johnston, on the muddy branch of Buffaloe Creek & North side of Kings Mountain; to son Samuel, 200 acres the patent in my own name on east side of Little Broad River about 3 miles below Benjamin Harden; to my son Thomas, 73 acres patent in my own name on Kings branch adj. Francis Huron  (?), Col. Polk, & John Bates; to my daughter Mary Elliott, the oldest of my negro wenches named Dinah & £10; to my daughter Ruth, my next youngest negro wench Rhode, & £10; to my daughter Ann, my youngest negro wench Fan, & £10; to my son William & my youngest son James, all my lands in Mecklenburg County, 200 acres, my old tract adj. same survey patent in my own name, 360 acres; to my daughters Elizabeth & Margaret an equal share with the rest of my daughters; to my apprentice David Rea, a good new suit of clothes, good set of cooper tools & a new saddle; my youngest children to receive a  liberal education; Robert McNight Junr & my son Abraham Barnett, exrs . . . 12 March 1778.  William Barnett (Seal)

Wit: Robert M'Dowall, Robert Johnston, Robert Hunter. 

 

Mecklenburg Co., NC Will book A p 83. JOHN BARNETT, 27 Jul 1804, prb not  recorded with the will.
[contributed by Dee Ballard]


After the obligatory opening.

It is my will and desire that my negro woman Mary to be sold to the highest bidder and $100 of her price divided between the children of Samuel Elliott by his wife Ann wit: Thomas, John, Martha, Eloise, Robert, Polly, Elizabeth, Susannah, and Samuel Harvey Elliott and the balance of said Mary’s price like manner to be divided between John Barnetts, [Jr.] children that he now has or may have by his wife Susannah that he now has [unnamed].


I give and bequeath to my son Wm Barnet all my wearing aparel except my big coat which I give to my grandson John Elliot.  I give to my dau Mary Jack, wf of John Jack, ten silver dollars; and to my dau Ann Elliott two feather beds and all the furniture to them belonging.


I give to my son John Barnett the negro man Derry (or Dery) on condition that every Saturday of sd Derry’s life is to be his; I also give John my bay horse Diamond with saddle and bridle, my fire dogs, and half of my corn crop
in the field.


I give and bequeath to my dau Susannah Smartt 20 A lying on Reuben Weather’s line and lying within a tract laid off to Geo. W Smartt, and also my mare Peg, and the other half of my corn crop in the field to be hers and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my grandson John Elliott a note for $29 signed by John Drury, and also my chairs, tables, and kitchen furniture.

 

It is my will that my stock of hogs and sheep together with my farming utensils and other things not bequeathed are to be sold, and after my debts are paid the balance is to be divided equally among my children. Exrs: Son John and son-in-law Geo. W. Smart.


Wit: Peggy Barnett and Jas. C. McRee, Jurat.            John Barnet

 

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Rockingham Co. NC

     WILL OF JOHN BARNETT

Rockingham Co.NC Will BK B, p. 82

Be it known to all men that I John Barnett of Rockingham County North Carolina being in perfect senses and sound memory do make constitute and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner as followeth: Item first that my Tennessee land be sold and one half of the proceeds thereof I give to my daughter Ann Walker and I leave at my death all of my other property to be equally divided between my son James Barnett, Thomas Barnett and Nathaniel Barnett, and my daughter Betsey Phillips and my daughter Lucy Barnett, and there be deducted out of Nathaniel Barnetts share the sum that is due me from him in the Bill annexed and also out of Betsey Phillips share the value of Sookey and also out of Lucy Barnetts share the value of Mary and Louisa and I do hereby appoint James Barnett and my son‑in‑law William Barnett Executors to this my last will and Testament, revoking all other wills, trusting they will see the above wills fully and fairly carried into effect according to the true intent and meaning of the same, as Witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my Seal this [the will as recorded in the book omits the date and signature]

Memorandum of Items

1811 Paid to Nat Mason(?) and Lovel for Wm.Barnett and Adam Walker  

$200

100

1815 Paid to Micajah Davis for William Barnett and Adam Walker        

$200       

100

1826 A Bond with interest $300 to Patsy Barnett                      

 

300

   A Paid by Nat. Barnett to Patsy Barnett for

boarding Edward’s children

$100           

100

Paid for moving Patsy Barnetts goods $

 

50

do Sundry Articles $

 

  50

 

 

700

1821 Items furnished Nathaniel Barnett To cash lent $50 and $30  

 

80

1822 To 2 hands Boating 2 seasons          

 

200

1825 Jim, Tom and Pleasant and Boat I gave up to Nat. Barnett

and William Barnett that year To an attack on Moses Faxen (?)  $       

 

50

1826 Jim, Tom and Peter made 4 trips which

          amounted to $440 exclusive of up loads                                

 

440

         

 

770

By superintending for Jim in 1826 $

 

100

By Boarding children and fetching them to Rockingham $

 

100

1827 By Cash received at Camden      $

 

  75

By Jim letting his boat sink in Canal and damaging bottom                  $       

 

280

 

 

555

[p. 84] Brought forward

 

 

To the work of Tom 6 years        

$300

 

To Jim 3 seasons               

150

 

To Jim and Bob 2 trips to town        

  40        

 

 

490

1260

 

770   

  555

 

1260      

705

To Tom the year 1832                            

 

  50

State of North Carolina

 

755

                                                                                      

 

Rockingham County        Nov. Sessions 1833

The foregoing proper writings purporting to be the Last will and Testament of John Barnett Decd

were duly proved to be such by the oaths of Tilman Coleman and D. Dempsey and was admitted

to record.

 

 

 

Will of William Barnett

BK B, p. 38  Rockingham Co. NC

In the name of God Amen this twenty ninth day of October one thousand Eight and Seventeen I William Barnette of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.  Imprimis I give and bequeath to Fanny my dearly beloved wife four negroes namely Ben Frank Lawny & Matildy two head of horses halter & ? Also my stock of Every description and all my household and kitchen furniture of every description with all my farming utensils of all kinds also one house and lot in Santon with the Scales and weights which lot and scales and weights she may sell and put the money to her own support if she thinks proper also that seventh part of my present crop of Tobacco and the presant of corn wheat rye & rough food Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebeckah Gentry one negro Girl named Louisa with her increase.  Item I give and bequeath to my son Richard Barnett one negro boy named George Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Fanny Shelton one negro Girl named Nance with her increase Item I give and bequeath to my son William Barnette one negro boy named Nelson one feather bed & furniture.  I give & bequeath to my daughter Betsy Hampton one negro boy named Ulelsys.  Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Barnette one negro girl names Melindy with her increase also one sorrel mare one feather bed and furniture and the balance of my Estate not herein mentioned to be Equally divided ? Six children to wit Rebeckah Gentry, Richard Barnette, Fanny Shelton, William Barnette, Betsy D. Hampton, Polly Barnette and the property above given to my wife is to be equally divided after her death between the above named six children.  I also appoint my son William Barnette Richard Gentry and Richard Shelton my sole Executors of this my last will and Testament in manner and form above written Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of T. C. Givens, David D. Bostich.

William Barnette

August Session 1831.  The execution of the within last will and testament of Wm. Barnette was duly proved in open court by the oath of David C. Bostich a subscribing witness thereto it was admitted to record & Wm. Barnette one of the Executors qualified as such.

 

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Calloway County, KY

 

Calloway County Ky. Will Book ___, p. 248-249

Will of Thomas Barnett

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Barnett the of [sic] County of Calloway and State of Kentucky being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank God) and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath the same in manner following Viz.

1st I desire that a sertain piece of land known as the Woodside quarter be sold by my personal representatives and out of the moneys arising therefrom all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

2ndly I give my beloved wife Mary Barnett all the remainder of my lands to have and to hold with all the tenements thereto belonging and the use of the same during her natural life and then to be sold and equatally divided amongst my children hereinafter named.  3rd I give to my wife the said Mary Barnett all my slaves herein named (viz) Gabriel Old Peater Joseph and Jim to have and to hold and the use of the same during hir natural life then to be sold amongst my children hereinafter named and all other bidders excluded, and equitably divided amongst the said named children.

4thly I give to my wife the said Mary Barnett all my live stock viz, my horses cattle and hogs to have and to hold and the use of the same during hir natural life then to be sold by my personal representatives and equitably divided amongst my children hereinafter named.  5thly I give to my wife the said Mary Barnett all my house hold and kitchen furniture during her natural life then disposed of as mention in article fourth.  6thly I give to my wife the said Mary Barnett all the grain or growing crop bacon or pork on hand and the use of the same and disposed of as mentioned in article fourth all so all my farming tools in the same manner.  7thly I will and desire that all the foregoing property be equatibly divided amongst the following named children of mine.  Thomas S. Barnett Elizabeth D. Washam Harritt C. Barnett Agness Jane Henslee and Catherin L Barnett.  8thly I will and desire that my grand sone Robart J. Lawson have two hundred dollars out of the above named property.  9thly All the remainder of my Grand children to wit the heirs of Susan Lawson Nancy Grogan Frances Coleman I have given to them heretofore by deed of gift and otherwise what I wish and desire them to have.  10thly I will and desire that all that I have given to my children or grand children before the date of this my last will by deed or gift or otherwise remain as I have given it.  And lastly I do hereby constitute my friend Merideth W. Henslee executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th day of October in the year 1857. 

Signed, sealed, published               Thomas Barnett

and declared as and for

the last will and testament

of the above named Thomas

Barnett in the presence of us

witness  G. W. Tugman (?)

    J. C. McCuiston

 

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Part II – Military

 

REVOLUTIONARY PENSION APPLICATIONS

Thomas Barnett, William Barnett, Carter Barnett

 

Thomas Barnett #8041

Declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.  On this 28th day of May 1833 personally appeared in open Court before the Justice of the Court of Please and Quarter Sessions for the County of Mecklenburg and State of North Carolina now sitting Thomas Barnett a resident of the above named County & state aged 74 years and after being duly sworne agreeable to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.  I was born in Orange County N. Carolina in the year 1759.  I Entered the service of the United States in the spring of 1779 as a substitute in place of James Stuart.  We were ordered to Hillsborough & there rindavouz in the county of Orange North Carolina under William Harden Capt., Thomas Barnette Lieut, Hugh Barnette Ensign.  I was orderly sergeant. Col Little of Orange County was our Col. Maj. Dixon our Maj.  William Saunders Adjutant.  We were kept there between one & two months waiting for orders.  Was then sent home until Called.  Staid some time at home and in the same summer was called under the same officers & when collected was marched toward South Carolina and when we came to the South Line three months was near expired and a number refused to cross the line & some did not.  We were then marched to the city of Charleston.  I served three months & ten days after we went into South Carolina and was discharged in the night in a severe thunder storm to keep the enemy from knowing our regiment was discharged.  The enemy was then in sight but had not stoped the passage by land into the town.  My discharge for this tour I have lost.  In the year 1781 I went into Guilford County N. C. to see two brothers who lived there.  They were raising a Company of Horse to suppress the tories who were doing great damage at that time in the County of Guilford & Chatham N. C.  I then substituted myself in place of a man by the name of Michim for three months under Capt. James Robinson, Lieut John Barnett, Ensign William Barnette, Col. Literal was our Col.  Maj. Knight our Maj.  And when the British under Lord Cornwallis came to Hillsborough I was taken prisoner by a party of tories under the command of Col. Pibs who commanded about three hundred men.  I was rescued by Lee’s troop of horse before they got to the British Camp.  I then joined Col. Malmedy on Haw River who was pursuing some tories & served my tour out and was discharged.  But this discharge is also lost.  In June 1781 I turned out volunteer in a troop of Horse for three months under Capt. Harralson, Lieut Martin, Ensign Stephen Stuart.  I was orderly sergeant.  We marched into South Carolina & joined General Green.  Marched with him on to the Eutaw Spring & was in the Battle on the 8th September was sent in the time of ingagement to guard about three hundred prisoners we had taken.  We guarded them on to Salisbury Rowan County N. C.  We then left them marched on home & was discharged.  This discharge I have also lost.  I served in the whole some few days over twelve months nine months of which time I was orderly sergeant.  I have no documentary evidenct to establish my claims having long since lost my  discharges.  I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or anuity except the present under the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 and declare my name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any state. 

Interogatories put by the Court.

Where were you born?  I was born in Orange County, N. C.

In what year were you born?  In the year 1759 agreeable to the record kept by my parents.

Have you any record of your age?  Yes in my Bible

Where did you enter the service?  In the county of Orange North Carolina

Where do you now reside?  In the county of Mecklenburg and state of North Carolina which I removed to in the year 1799.

Sworn and subscribed in open court this ___ day of May 1833.

Thomas Barnett

(Witnesses who swore that they had personal knowledge of the service of Thomas Barnett were Iaiah and Hezekiah Deuise(?).  Isiah stated that he lived with the father of Thomas Barnett during the war.)  He was given pension of $55.00 per year.

 

William Barnett # W1532, BLWt. 27589-160-55

wife Mary

Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.  State of Tennessee County of McMinn.  On this 4th day of June personally appeared in open Court before justices of the county court of said county William Barnett a resident of said county and state, aged about 72 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.          That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.

This declarent was drafted and entered the service in the month of December in the year 1779 in a company of militia commanded by Capt. John Sharp in Mclenburgh (sic) County in the state of North Carolina where he then resided.  James Ligert Lieutenant and George Graham Ensign for a three month tour of duty. He then marched to Camden South Carolina and from thence to Charleston South Carolina.  We was then stationed for three months to guard that port and was discharged the twenty fourth of March 1780 by Col John Hampton, and was in no engagement during that time.

This declarent returned after to Mclenburgh County State of North Carolina where he resided then discharged.  Then volunteered under General John Sumpter for ten months tour of duty and march through the state of South Carolina and was in a scirmish at Orrangeburgh South Carolina and at Brown Oldfield.  He received his discharge about the first of March in the year 1781.  His company officers were Capt. John Foster (?), Andrew Baxter, Clo Middleton who was the only field officer as he recollects.  This declarent states that he served in all about thirteen months as a volunteer and a militiaman in the Revolutionary War and after his service he returned to Mclenburgh County where he resided and where he entered the service and where he was born as he has here aforesaid and returned there for ____ years and then removed to Hawkins County in the state of Tennessee and then removed to Knox County Tennessee where he resided about twenty five years.  He then moved to McMinn County where he now resides.  The declarant has no record of his age but from the best information was born in the year 1761 in Mclenburgh County in the state of North Carolina where he entered the service.  He was attached to the third regiment of North Carolina.  This declarant states that he has lost his discharge that he received.  He served with no regular officers as he recollects but he is very old and lost his recollection in a degree in all.  He served in the Revolutionary war about thirteen months. This declarant states that he knows of no person by whom he can prove any of the above service but by Andrew Bigham who was with him in the three months tour of duty.  He states that John S. Likens, Abraham Barb (?), Robert Swann, James F. Bradford who can testify to my_____ and veracity.

                his

William (X) Barnett

                    mark

Declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress passed July 29th 1848 an act granting pensions to certain widows.  State of Tennessee, Bradley County.  On this 5th day of August 1850 personally appeared before me Robert Dean an acting Justice of the Peace for the County and state aforesaid Marry Barnett a resident of Tennessee in the county of Bradley aged eighty one years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the privitions made by the act of Congress passed July the 29th 1848 Entitled an act granting Pensions to Certain widows that she is the widow of William Barnett who was a private in the Revolutionary war and received a pension which was paid at Knoxville East Tennessee at the rate of forty three dollars and thirty three cents.  She further declares that she was married to the said William Barnett on the 30th day of April in 1795 in the year seventeen hundred ninety five that her husband the aforesaid William Barnett died on the 29th day of August 1847 that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first of January 1800 (to wit) at the time above stated and that she is yet a widow sworn to and subscribed in the day and year above written.       

                     her

Mary (X) Barnett

                  mark

State of Tennessee, Bradley County.  On this 5th day August 1850 personally appeared before me Robert Dean an acting Justice of the pease for the county and state aforesaid William H. Barnett a creditable citizen of this county who after being duly sworn according to law says that he was personally acquainted with William Barnett and Mary Barnett who swore and subscribed the above declaration and says that William Barnett was a Revolutionary soldier and drew a pension as set forth in the above declaration and died on the 29th day of August 1847 and says that Mary Barnett has remained a widow ever since his death and further says that the ages and births of John Wilson Barnett, Polly Clark Barnett, Sally  Morrow Barnett, William Heaslett Barnett, James Marshell Barnett, Joseph Thompson Barnett, Samuel Henderson Barnett, Robert Carrick Barnett are all the children of the above named William Barnett and Mary Barnett and says the leaf containing the above names was taken from the old Bible and is the genuine family record of the above named William and Mary Barnett and was written at the request of the said William and Mary Barnett and she yet remains a widow.  Sworn and subscribed the day and year above mentioned.     

William Heaslet Barnet

 

(On another form accompanying the application it states that Mary Barnett was Mary Heazlet before her marriage and that they were married in Knox County, TN)

 

Pension Application of Carter Barnett, widow Mary. #W5784, BLWT 26656-160-55

State of Tennessee, Roane County.  On this 13th day of March 1833 personally appeared in the Honorable Circuit Court for said County it being a Court of record, Carter Barnett aged about 70 years a resident of said County & state aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.  That he was born in Campden County North Carolina about the year 1763 That he has no record of his age.  That he was drafted about the year 1780 for the term of three months in Campden County North Carolina under Capt John Pedrich, Lieut Henry Farbish (?), Ensign John Gregory, in the regiment of Col. Long.  That he marched to Halifax then to Fayette in the state of N. C. That he served out his said term but did not receive any written discharge.  That he then volunteered about the year 17__ for three months in said Campden County under Capt John Jones, Genl Isaac Gregory, Col. Peter Dozier under the said service.  They were a part of the while with Col Parkers regiment of Grenadiers that he was in no regular battles under  ither service but in some skirmishes in the last.  That he marched under the service from the Plank bridge in said Campden County to North? River in Virginia.  That he served out his three months & was discharged but has long since lost his discharge.  He served altogether six months.  He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.  Sworn to in open court September 13

1833. Carter (X) Barnett

[Widow’s statement]

Declaration In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of March 3 1855

State of Tennessee County of Roane.  Be it remembered that on this the 18th day of March A.D. 1855 before the subscribed an acting Justice of the Peace within and for said county personaly appeared Mrs. Mary Barnett a resident of said county aged about ninety two years and made oath in due form of law that she is the identical person who is now receiving a Revolutionary Pension at the rate of twenty dollars per annum from the Knoxville Tennessee Agency as the widow of Carter Barnet a soldier in the North Carolina Line in the War of the American Revolution.  Affiant makes this declaration in order to procure the Land Bounty due her under the act of Congress of March 3, 1855, and for proof of service, identity and marriage she refers the Department to the papers on file in the Pension Office in support of her claim by which she is now receiving a pension under the act of February 3, 1855.  Further by these presents she hereby nominates, constitutes and appoints James W. Newman of Knoxville Tennessee her true and lawful Attorney in her name to prosecute her claim under said act of Congress.

Witness: A. Atkisson, B. F. Roberts.                          Mary (X) Barnet

State of Tennessee, Roane County.  On this 24th day of February 1858 personally appeared before me the underneath assigned & a justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Mary Barnett aged ninety five years a resident of the county and state aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law declares that she is the widow of Carter Barnett Deceased who was a private soldier under Capt _______ in the Regt Commanded by Col (Officers names not recollected or known by her.) But refers to the failes [sic] in the Pension Office that pensioned her said husband for his services in the Revolutionary war.  That her said husband Carter Barnett volunteered & was drafted in the State of South Carolina as she believes the day & date she cannot give but refers to the publick documents for her benefit that he entered the services for twelve months and continued in actual service in said war twelve months and was honorably discharged the time & place to her not known.

She further states that she was married to her said husband Carter Barnett in the state of North Carolina in Roan County by one George March Esq about the year 1799, that her name before marriage was Mary Linville that her said husband died in Roan County Tenn at his own house about the 3rd of November 1843 and that she is still a widow.

She makes this declaration and application for the purpose of obtaining the benefit of the act of Congress past

March 1848 for arrears and increase of pension and all other acts past by Congress for her benefit believing herself directly interested as a claimant for an increase or a Pension and makes this application to be failed with such additional evidence as my agent and Attorney may use in prosecuting said claim contermanding and revoking all Powers of Attorneys and other authority heretofore given by her.

I hereby constitute and irrivoakably appoint William C. Griffith of Anderson County Tenn my true and lawful Attorney to prosecute my said Claim for my husband’s Carter Barnett services in the Revolutionayr war for any and all amounts of Pensions arrearage and increase of Pension that may  be due me. . . . Mary (X) Barnett.  Witnesses: R. S.Roberts & Alpha Silvey.

 

LINCOLN CO.  KY

    BK? p. ?     Submitted by Fordyce Logan, Jr., flogan@door.net                 

 The will of William Barnett son of James Barnett Jr.

Item two---in the name of god amen, I William Barnett of Lincoln county and State of Kentucky being weak in body but sound in mind and memory. Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it's appointed for all. I do make this my last will and testament. First of all a give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it came. To be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the descretion of my executors. And as to my worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life. I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form. First I will that all of my just debts paid by my executors, then all of my estate, real and personal to rest in the care (?) of my wife until my oldest son John Barnett comes of age. If she remains a widow that long. He, John Barnett shall receive his portion at that time, reserving to his mother the one third of my estate, as her portion, during her natural life, and so in rotation as each child comes of age they shall receive their portion of my estate, but should my wife see cause to marry, then my estate shall be taken in the keeping (?) of my executors for the benefit of my children, reserving to my wife her legal portion. I also will that all of the money coming to me from my father's; estate and also all debts collected by my executors and be put on interest for the benefit of my children reserving for my widow her part of it. I will also that all of my land lying in the state of Ohio and also in Tennessee be equally divided among my children.  I also will that my executors take a young bay mare called Iahns and deliver her to Betsy Skillern to discharge a debt I owe to John Miller.. Totally revoking and disman (?) all and every will and legacy bequest and by me at all times ordaining that this alone to be my last will and testament in witness where i have hereinto set my hand and afixed my seal this seventh day of July eighteen hundred and nine.            
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a                      William Barnett
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I appoint   Richard Gains
                      Wm Miller
                         Armstrong Carr

my executors

Codicil- the words( during her natural life) and the word (equal) enleter lines before sign of testemant              

( seal.)                   
William Barnett

Samuel Findly
Andrew Kerr
Elizabeth Skillen

At a county court held in for Lincoln Co. Ky. On Monday the 20th day of November 1809. The last will and testament of William Barnett deceased was entered into court. Proven by the oath of Samuel Findly and Andrew Kerr subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
                                    Teste Thomas Montgomery lcc

[note by Fordyce--this is the will of my gg grand father William Barnett. The money and land that he speaks of in his will is most likely to be coming from the land that his grandfather James Barnett sr. had left to his son James Jr., as executor. James Jr. Being the father of William Barnett my gg grandfather this land was mentioned in James Sr's. will as land in Kentucky country.

It took until 1824 to bring this process to a close, due to the larger counties being broken up into smaller counties, which made the search for deeds a real problem, as the land was resold etc. It must have taken a lot of time in travel to bring this estate to a close. I am sure that my gg grand mother and her children should have received some part of this during her life time.

This Col. James Barnett was on the DAR's list as Col James Barnett of Augusta and Amherst Co. Va. Under a child named Reisen Barnett married to an Elizabeth East. I contacted the corrections div. of the DAR and was able to prove that this was incorrect. He is now listed as Capt James Barnett of Montgomery Co. Va. where his will was filed.  They also have a list of his actual children as listed in his will.  John, William, Rachael, David James, Ann and Margaret.]


 

 

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