John Wesley Barnett

John Wesley Barnett

Male 1799 - 1877  (77 years)

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  • Name John Wesley Barnett 
    Born 21 Oct 1799  Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 Aug 1877  Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Barnett Cemetery, Washinton Twnsp, Reelsville, Putnam, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Barnett Cemetery Burials: "Barnett, John 21 Oct 1799-5 Aug 1877."
    Notes 
    • Erold Clark Wiscombe (ECW), "Descendants of James Otis Barnett and Elizabeth (Betsy) Keller: Early Settlers of Harrison, Clay, and Putnam Counties, Indiana" (Salt Lake City UT: mimeo, 1968, 84 pp.), p. 7:

      "3. John Wesley Barnett, b. 21 Oct 1799 Harrison, KY, d. 6 Aug 1877 Putnam, IN
      m. 28 Mar 1822 Corydon, Harrison, IN Rachel J. Ellis b. 11 July 1803 Louisville, Jefferson, KY, d. 8 Nov 1877 three months after her husband and was buried beside him in the Barnett Family Cemetery, Putnam, IN. Her father was John Ellis and her mother a Meriday.

      John and Rachel began their married life near Corydon, Harrison, IN where they lived until about 1828 with Johnís older brother, David Barnett, when they all moved to Putnam County to be with their father who had moved there previously.

      John on 2 Mar 1828 bought land in Putnam County, 160 acres for $1.75 per acre. It is claimed that he lived on this same farm until his death. He added to his property until he owned 850 acres near Reelsville IN.

      Family records state that John Wesley Barnettís father-in-law, John Ellis, walked to Harrison County IN with $900 in his belt. He had at least two sons in addition to his daughter Rachel. One son, Noah Ellis, had a daughter, Katie Ellis, who married Carl Carby; they had one daughter. The second son, Israel Ellis, had five children: john, Isaac, Dianna, Katie, and Rachel. . . ." [7]

    • U.S. Census Washington, Putnam County, IN 1850: "John Barnett, age 50 b. Abt 1800 Kentucky, farmer real estate owned $2500, wife Rachel age 45 b. Abt. 1805 Pennsylvania; six children b. Indiana: William E. 20, Dian 18, John W. 16, Josephus 12, Eliza J. 10, James N. 7."

      U.S. Census Washington, Putnam County, IN 1860: "John Barnett, age 60 b. Abt. 1800 Kentucky, farmer real estate owned $6000 other property $2800, wife Rachel age 56 b. Abt. 1804 Pennsylvania; two children b. Indiana: Eliza J. 20, James W. 17 farm laborer; domestic, Mary Miner [Minor], 16 b. Abt. 1844 Indiana; son, Josephus Barnett, age 22 b. Abt. 1838 Indiana, wife Mahala J. [Friend], age 18 b. Abt. 1842 Indiana."
    Person ID I1604  Complete
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2013 

    Father James Otis Barnett,   b. 15 May 1774, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1850, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann Keller,   b. 02 Apr 1780, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1838, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1797  Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel J. Ellis,   b. 11 Jul 1803, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1877, Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1822  Corydon, Harrison, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Marinda T. Barnett,   b. 14 Feb 1823, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1906, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. William Edward Barnett,   b. 09 Feb 1830, Reelsville, Putnam County. Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1907  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Diana E. Barnett,   b. 2 Apr 1832, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1905, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. John W. Barnett,   b. Abt. 1834, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Josephus Barnett,   b. Abt. 1838, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Eliza J. Barnett,   b. Abt. 1840, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James N. Barnett,   b. Abt. 1843, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Living
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Oct 1799 - Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Mar 1822 - Corydon, Harrison, IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Aug 1877 - Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Barnett Cemetery, Washinton Twnsp, Reelsville, Putnam, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Painting of a grist mill, ca. 1837, on the Eel River
    Painting of a grist mill, ca. 1837, on the Eel River

    This area became the site in 1852 of Reelsville, Putnam County, IN.

    Documents
    John Wesley Barnett (1799-1877), Putnam County, Indiana
    John Wesley Barnett (1799-1877), Putnam County, Indiana

    Copied from "Family Maps of Putnam County, Indiana"

    Received from Paul E. Williams.
    Lewis Barnett (1817-1849), John Wesley Barnett (1799-1877), David Barnett (1798-1877), Solomon Barnett (1816-1866), Putnam County, Indiana
    Lewis Barnett (1817-1849), John Wesley Barnett (1799-1877), David Barnett (1798-1877), Solomon Barnett (1816-1866), Putnam County, Indiana

    Copied from "Family Maps of Putnam County, Indiana"

    Received from Paul E. Williams.

    Headstones
    Barnett Family Cemetery - RIP Headstone
    Barnett Family Cemetery - RIP Headstone
    Generic Headstone for the Barnett Family Cemetery