Marinda T. Barnett

Marinda T. Barnett

Female 1823 - 1906  (83 years)

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  • Name Marinda T. Barnett 
    • Her obituary gives her first name as "Marinda." Other sources call her, "Milinda."
    Nickname Melinda 
    Born 14 Feb 1823  Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ronald L. Baker, "From Needmore to Prosperity, Hoosier Place Names" (1995): Putnam County was "Named for General Israel Putnam, Revolutionary War officer."
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Apr 1906  Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920: "Myrinda Deal [sic], age 83, d. 5 Apr 1906, Brazil, Clay, IN."
    Buried Barnett Cemetery, Washinton Twnsp, Reelsville, Putnam, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The history of old Reelsville, Washington, Putnam, IN as described at:

      http://www.countryconnect.com/reelsville/reel.html

      "A busy little town called Reelsville once nestled in a valley half a mile north of the village of Pleasant Garden on Road 40. Its history began in the fall of 1824 when John Reel and his brother, Henry, built a keelboat, loaded it with an assortment of flour, meal, meat, and whiskey and set out from their home in Montgomery County, Ohio.
      They were the sons of Henry Reel Sr. whose father had brought him from Germany about 1776. In 1824 John was about 31 years old, had a wife and four children, but he was no stranger to adventuring. As a young man he had carried his gun and swum the Miami River to enlist in the war of 1812. His experience in the military was rather short, however. John?s army papers indicate his enlistment was for two months, May 21 to July 24, 1812, His younger brother, Henry, who was unmarried, was no doubt eager to explore with him.

      The Reel brothers started their trip down the Ohio River to the Mississippi and up the Arkansas River to Little Rock where they sold their goods, bought a mule, guns, and provisions and started the long trip home. When they reached what is now Vincennes, the Wabash River enticed them further to the junction of the Eel River near the present town of Bowling Green. They continued up the Eel where they met an early settler, James Athey. With his help, John found a site suitable for a grist mill and in June, 1826, John brought his wife, Sarah, and his family, which by now included a fifth child, to the location which eventually became Reelsville.

      He built a log mill to grind corn, which he operated for ten years and in 1837 built a frame mill 50? x 54? made of local limestone. His son, Daniel, helped run it until it was swept away in a flood in 1875. Daniel rebult it and continued to operate it for several more years.

      Back in Ohio, Henry married his sweetheart, Catherine Starr, and with four of their other siblings and spouses followed John to Putnam County. Other settlers came and in 1852 John formally filed a plat for Reelsville.

      John Reel died in 1858 and his wife, Sarah, in 1859. They, along with several of their 11 children and descendants, are buried in the Reelsville Cemetery. The Upper Boone Cemetery between Reelsville and Greencastle and the Lower Boone Cemetery located a mile or two west of Reelsville also contain graves of many old settlers of this region.

      The town grew north and south of the railroad and by 1864 it boasted two dry goods stores, a harness shop, a hotel, a carpenter?s shop, a freight house, the post office, and the mill. By 1879 there was also a telephone office, a drug store, two doctors, a grade school, and a church. Growth also spread west along the railroad tracks to accommodate two grocery stores, water tanks and coal bins to service the railroad, stock yards, and a sawmill. The railroad provided passenger service twice a day.

      Today, only the church and the cemetery remain of this bustling little town, now a quiet bedroom community. The school and post office are now located half a mile south to Pleasant Garden but both still retain the name, Reelsville."

      Edited by Roy Richard Thomas September 2009
    Person ID I0249  Complete
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2013 

    Father John Wesley Barnett,   b. 21 Oct 1799, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1877, Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lumus Lucas,   b. Abt. 1823,   d. Bef. 1850  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Columbus P. Lucas,   b. 7 Jun 1845, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1873, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Family ID F240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Daniel N. Deal,   b. Aug 1825, Harrison County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1906  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1850  Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "Daniel N. Dial [sic] & Marinda [sic] Lucas, 5 Feb 1850 Putnam, IN"
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Deal,   b. Abt. 1851, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Albert Deal,   b. 23 Oct 1855, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1912, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Diana Elizabeth Deal,   b. 5 Nov 1858, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1892  (Age 33 years)
    +4. Noah Deal,   b. 2 Aug 1859, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1932, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Charles Deal,   b. 4 Jul 1866, Washington, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1945, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1823 - Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1850 - Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Apr 1906 - Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA 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
    Marinda Barnett (1823-1906) Obituary
    Marinda Barnett (1823-1906) Obituary

    Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, IN