David Otis Barnett

David Otis Barnett

Male Abt 1798 - Abt 1877  (~ 79 years)

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  • Name David Otis Barnett 
    Born Abt. 1798  Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt. 1877  Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ECW, pp. 5-6: Thomas Lane Malinda's father "ran a ferry across the Ohio River" between Kentucky and Indiana. "After David's marriage to Malinda, they lived for seven years in Harrison County, IN. In 1828 they moved to Putnam County, IN and settled on the walnut River where he went into a partnership with his brother, James Edward Barnett, in the distilling business from 1830 to 1834. From 1834 to 1842, these two brothers formed another partnership and built a water powered grain mill on the Walnut River. this mill was the inspriation for Paul Pickett's poem, 'The Old Barnett Mill.' . . . [6]

      Both brothers also owned farm land in Putnam County. David and Malinda made a settlement for property 20 July 1839 and again 17 Dec 1846. The 1840 Census showed David living on a farm between his father James Otio Barnett and his brother John Barnett.

      In the winter of 1844 David and his brother James Edward Barnett started for Louisville KY to market 500 hogs. When they arrived, they found the market so poor they decided to butcher the hogs and take [the meat] down the river to New Orleans. They butchered and salted 50 hogs a day and in December, with the Ohio River full of ice, they started for New Orleans.

      Before leaving they sent their mother-in-law, Ann Lane, back to Putnam county to stay with Malinda and Elias (the two lane sisters had married the Barnett brothers); both women were expecting babies at the time. After marketing the salted hams at New Orleans, the brothers returned on horseback and arrived in Putnam County the last day of February 1845. David's sixth child was born while David was on this marketing journey. . . .

      David moved his family to Illinois in 1863."

      Extracted and edited by Roy Richard Thomas July 2007
    Person ID I1612  Complete
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2011 

    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 1 Nancy Unknown,   b. Abt. 1807, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Malinda D. Lane,   b. 13 Jun 1805, Harrison County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1858, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1824  Harrison County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Barnett,   b. Abt. 1831, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Maranda Barnett,   b. Abt. 1835, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James T. Barnett,   b. Abt. 1837, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. David H. Barnett,   b. Abt. 1838, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Catherine Barnett,   b. Abt. 1843, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Craven Barnett,   b. Abt. 1845, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nancy A. Barnett,   b. Abt. 1849, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F5840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1798 - Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Oct 1824 - Harrison County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt. 1877 - Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    David Barnett (1798-1877) & John Deal (1799-1880), Putnam County
    David Barnett (1798-1877) & John Deal (1799-1880), Putnam County

    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.