Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - James Barnes

James Barnes
Was Born June 
5  1748 And Dec
June 17 1822

Buried on private property just off Highway 135 near Joy, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 1998. No other tombstones were visible in the area.

In 1819, Newsom Barnes acquired several tracts of land in Livingston County. That same year James Barnes gave to his beloved son, Newsom Barnes, for natural love and affection, three slaves; all stock of cattle, sheep, hogs and horses and all household, kitchen and plantation utensils. [ Deed Book D, p. 253] Three years later, in 1822, Newsom Barnes and John Knight conveyed to their parents, James Barnes Sr. and Nancy Barnes, for natural love and affection, "a good and Jenteel maintenance so long as both shall live." [Deed Book E, p. 194] 

Published 4 March 2014, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/ 

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