Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary and Richard Barnes


lies the
body of
Mrs. Mary Barns:
Consort of
R. Barns:
died Nov. 22, 1838
Aged 42
Richard Barnes
Sept. 17, 1797
Feb. 6, 1871
Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 18 March 2011.  The stone for Mary Barnes is more primitive and common for this area of Kentucky during the 1830s and 1840s while Richard Barnes' tombstone illustrates how the styles had evolved during the 30 plus years between their deaths.
On the 19th of October 1812, Richard Barnes was bound to Jacob Houts in Livingston County to learn the tanner's trade, Richard "being 15 years old the 17th day of September last." [County Court Order Book E:148]
Richard Barnes and Polly Wiley married 23 July 1818 in Livingston County, Kentucky. Richard Barnes and his family are found living in Princeton in 1820 and thereafter.
Published 19 March 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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