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DeSchmidt (#47529623)
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Great, Great Granddaughter of William A. Barnes & Rebecca Barnes, Great Granddaughter of William Wesley Barnes & Prudence Torrence Bush Barnes, Granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin Barnes & Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Barnes, buried at:
Gray-Barnes Cemetery.
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Penny Nelson
D.M.N. tombstone
I know you did not post the photo of the mysterious "D.M.N." tombstone that is in the Gray-Barnes cemetery (and I have contacted that person) but I am passing along what I sent to "LesaK" since you seem to know more about this cemetery...

Back on a VERY windy, cold day (ice crystals were growing up from the ground!) in January, 1985, during a trip from Ohio to Florida, I stopped (along with my husband) in the Gray Barnes Cemetery because I knew that my husband's GG Grandfather, David Morgan Nelson, had died in Tennesse Ridge sometime between 1910 and 1920. We had been told by his now deceased granddaughter that "Grandpa passed away while living there [with daughter, Annie Nelson Chandler] and was buried in a small cemetery in Tennessee Ridge."

When my husband and I had previously visited the Houston County Courthouse during the summer of 1983, they told us that they had recently had a major flood and had lost all of the records that would have pinpointed David Morgan Nelson's exact death date. The only possible clue we had that we'd found the right location of his burial was that tombstone marked "D.M.N." - David Morgan Nelson perhaps? We photographed it at that time - now over 32 years ago.

David's granddaughter told us in a letter that his wife, Lydia, had wanted to be buried next to him, but when she died a few years later, the roads were covered with ice and her family buried her in Dover instead.

Without actual cemetery records (Did anyone keep a record of burials in Gray-Barnes?), there is no way to prove that that mysterious tombstone is a 70+ year old NELSON or a NYMAN buried next to a 10-day old infant by the same name, but I just wanted to give you an alternative.

Thank you!
Penny Nelson
Spokane, WA
Added by Penny Nelson on Mar 21, 2017 8:57 AM
Susan Ing
RE: Martha B. Harper Barnes
She was approved through the Missing in America Project.
Added by Susan Ing on Dec 26, 2016 1:32 PM
Susan Ing
RE: Martha B. Harper Barnes
Her cremains were found on a shelve unclaimed. She was approved for burial through the government. No family. She sat on a shelve for many years
Added by Susan Ing on Dec 26, 2016 1:32 PM
Margaret Butler
RE: Barnes & Elwick
Thank you for writing me about the Elwicks. I've thought about contacting them, but I've never been close to even the Helwicks in my family here. What kind of people were the Elwicks there? Do you know? Just curious.
Added by Margaret Butler on Oct 09, 2015 11:37 AM
Barbra Keele-Barnes Lloyd
Roy Barnes
I didn't attach any of those people to him, or can I change their information, it's up to you to detach them as you have their memorials.
Added by Barbra Keele-Barnes Lloyd on Jun 10, 2015 1:20 PM
Barbra Keele-Barnes Lloyd
You are the one who has them connected not me so only you can change that. I followed the memorials back to you.
Added by Barbra Keele-Barnes Lloyd on Jun 09, 2015 5:35 PM
Barbra Keele-Barnes Lloyd
You have contacted the wrong person for that as it shows DeSchmidt linked William Wesley as a brother not me! Or did I link the other barnes to him. You need to go on those and send the message to the one that is caring for the memorials Of William and Granddaddy's great uncle that isn't his brother. I know who his parents were and do not have any links to him. That's up to the person who linked them. His parents are linked correctly but not two of the siblings. Contact the DeSchmidt in charges of those memorials. I can't help you.
Added by Barbra Keele-Barnes Lloyd on Jun 09, 2015 5:28 PM
RE: Mary E Durham
Good morning; After looking at my files for cemeteries, I see that I posted this picture in two places. The Mary E Durham in McIntosh Cemetery is correct. How I ever put Mary in two places is puzzling. However, it is corrected and I have deleted Mary Durham from Gray Barnes. Thank you for noticing this and telling me.
Added by LesaK on May 19, 2015 10:40 AM
Jock Barnes Jr.
Connecting with Family
I've lost contact with a lot of the family over the years and trying to piece together for my children their ancestory. I'm the son of Jock Barnes Sr., Grandson of Roy Eugene Barnes, Great Grandson of Roy Herschel Barnes, Great Great Grandson of William Wesley Barnes, Great Great Great Grandson of William A. Barnes. I remember Aunt Lizzie when I was younger, when Papa or Granny would take me to visit her and Rudolph. Two of my children are buried in the family cemetary - Abby and Allison. Currently living in Cary, NC.
Added by Jock Barnes Jr. on Jul 08, 2014 11:50 AM
B Thomas
Gertrude Barnes, b. 1879 in TN.
She is the mother of my aunt, Hester "Pat" Coolidge who married Charles D. Perrine, Jr. and lived in Glendale and Los Angeles. Gertrude's spouse was Edward Coolidge. I would love to know more about Gertrude's ancestors.
Thank you.
Added by B Thomas on Dec 08, 2013 7:06 PM
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