John A. Barnhill
John A. Barnhill , son of John Barnhill and Unknown , was born in 1788 in New Hanover County, NC, died in 1860 in Bladen County, NC, at age 72, and was buried in 1860 in Bladen County, NC.
John served as a soldier with the New Hanover Regiment (Nixon's) in the War of 1812. He was inducted as a Private and discharged as a Private.
(Roll Box 11, Roll Exc 602).
1820 Federal Census Records - New Hanover County, NC
1 male 26 - 45
1 female 26 - 45
1 female 45 and over (This could be his mother)
The female listed in the census over 45 yrs of age may be the mother of John.
1830 Federal Census - New Hanover County, NC
John Barnhill 50-60
1 male 0-5
3 males 5-10
1 female 0-5
1 female 60 - 70
The female listed over 60 yrs of age may be the mother of John.
1840 Federal Census - Long Woods Section
John Barnhill age 50 - 60
Wife 30 - 40
1 male 0-5
2 males 10-15
3 males 15-20
1 female 10-15
1850 Federal Census Records - Bladen County, NC
Subdivision on Northeast side of Cape Fear River
John Barnhill 62 Farmer
Anthony James 27 Laborer
Duncan 26 Laborer
Charles 24 Laborer
Noah 22 Cooper (Barrel Maker)
Martha A. 20
John R. 18 Laborer
Mary J. 14
Olen M. 9
Lucretia E. 8
Value of Real Estate: $1000.
John died sometime after the 1850 census was taken and prior to the 1860 census at which time Susan is shown as a widow.
John married Susan Gurganious Melvin in New Hanover County, NC. Susan was born in 1800-1810 in New Hanover County, NC and died after 1880 in Frenches Creek, Bladen County, NC.
Susan is a widow by 1860:
The 1860 Census: French's Creek, Bladen County, NC
Anthony J. 38 Head of House
Susan 58 widow, (Mother)
Charles B. 36
Duncan R. 36
Noah Hilary 33
Martha A. 25
John Richard 24
Mary Jane 21
Olen M. 18
(Letter received from her son Ollon M. M. Barnhill)
1862 Dec 9
Mrs. Susan Barnhill
I seate myself to write you a few lines to let you know I am well at this time and I hope these few lines will find you enjoying good health Dear mother I have nothing new to write to you at this time except the soldiers are coming in hear fast We are expecting a fight hear before long We are preparing for it as hard as we can for there is no knowing how quick the enemy will come Mother don't let this ???? you for I put my trust in a higher power Mother I think that from all that I can hear you will hear the cannon between now and January although I may be mistaken but if they are coming I want them to come and when they come I think they will go back We have a battry all a round town except one little place and their is too redgaments at work at them daly now Mother our company is on guard every day one half one day and the other the next We don't get no rest time at all Mother J.R. is well he is as hearty as ever I saw him he is on guard to knight and A.J. all so
Mother tell sister Lizzie that AJ is well and hearty Oh Mother I saw the ???? com in today loded with artilary and I was glad to see them Mother tell CB to com down to see me and tell him to bring me some potatoes So I will have to close give my love to all of the family and reserve a great portion for your self this is from you son
Signed O. Barnhill
(see copy of original letter on file)
(Letter to his mother)
1863 Jan 27
I seate my self for the purpos of droping you a few lines to let you know that I am well and I hope these few lines will reach you and find you well Mother I have nothing new to write at this time exept we all enjoy good helth We are looking for the enemy every day but I do not know wether they will come or not but you new not to be surprised if you hear the ball open in a few days but do not oneas yourself about us for I think we are all right we have about 11,000 troops hear now
Page 2 (missing at this time - Don trying to get from G. Kelly)
(see copy of original on file)
The 1870 Census: French's Creek, Bladen County, NC
A.J. 48 - VPE $200., VRE $800.
Susan 68 widow
J.R. 39 farmer
Martha A. 35, Domestic
Mary J. 33
The 1880 Census: French's Creek, Bladen County, NC
Margaret A. 40
Susan 78 widow mother
Ann Barnhill 15 neice
Martha sister 45
Ellis Jones 9, stepson
Milton Brown 25 Farm hand
Anthony is a farmer. His mother, Susan, a widow, is lving in the home. Also shown is Ann Barnhill, a neice, and his sister, Martha.
Also, Ellis Jones, shown as a stepson?
Children from this marriage were:
Anthony James Barnhill was born in 1821 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 18 Dec 1882 in Bladen County, NC, at age 61, and was buried in Dec 1882 in Haw Bluff Church Cem., Kelly, Bladen County, NC.
Duncan R. Barnhill was born in 1824 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 9 Mar 1865 in Elmira, NY Union Prison for Confederate Soldiers, at age 41, and was buried in 1878 in Elmira, NY National Cemetery (Properly buried).
Charles B. Barnhill was born in 1825 in New Hanover County, NC.
John Richard Barnhill was born in 1826 in New Hanover County, NC.
Noah Hilary Barnhill was born on 2 Oct 1827 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 2 Feb 1909 in Ivanhoe, Bladen County, NC, at age 81, and was buried in Feb 1909 in Haw Bluff Church Cem., Kelly, Bladen County, NC.
Martha A. Barnhill was born in 1830 in Bladen County, NC.
Mary Jane Barnhill was born in 1836 in New Hanover County, NC.
Ollon M. M. Barnhill was born on 30 Mar 1840 in New Hanover County, NC, died on 14 Mar 1880 in Bladen County, NC, at age 39, and was buried in Mar 1880 in Haw Bluff Church Cem., Kelly, Bladen County, NC.
Lucretia Elizabeth Barnhill was born in 1842 in Bladen County, NC and died after 1880.
Ivey Elizabeth Barnhill was born on 30 Jan 1843 in NC, died on 1 Sep 1887 in NC, at age 44, and was buried in Sep 1887 in Haw Bluff Church Cem., Kelly, Bladen County, NC.