James P. Barnett Esq.
Attorney at Law
Rev. John Barnett
was born July 25th
died Aug. 7th
Buried Adamson Cemetery, Caldwell County, Kentucky. This tombstone is unusual in that it lists the occupation of the decedent. Submitted by Jared Nelson of the Times-Leader.
Rev. John Barnett, father of James P. Barnett, was affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian church and came to Caldwell County after being ordained in 1815 by the Logan Presbytery. He was pastor of the Bethlehem and Piney Fork congregations and was, for a time, connected to Cumberland College.
According to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church website Mr. Barnett "lost his eldest son, a young man of rather unusual promise. He was one of the early graduates of Cumberland College."