James Otis Barnett

James Otis Barnett

Male 1774 - 1850  (76 years)

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  • Census Records
    U.S. Census Washington, Putnam County, IN 1850:  Barnett & Deal Families
    U.S. Census Washington, Putnam County, IN 1850: Barnett & Deal Families

    INTRODUCTION: This census document is important because it shows that these members of the Barnett and Deal families lived very near each other:

    "James [Otis] Barnett, age 76 b. Abt. 1774 Virginia, farmer, no real estate owned, cannot read/write; wife Elizabeth, age 74 b. Abt. 1776 North Carolina, cannot read/write.

    Lucretia Barnett, age 28 b. North Carolina, no occupation, no real estate owned; two children b. Indiana: John F. 11, Nancy E. 8.

    James E. Deal, age 25 b. Abt. 25 Indiana, miller, no real estate owned; wife Hannah, age 23 b. Indiana; both children b. Indiana: Isaac W. age 3, Sarah,age 1.

    Thomas Houge, age 25 b. Abt. 1825 Virginia, farmer, owned real estate $500; wife Martha, age 26 b. Abt. 1824 Virginia; one daughter b. Virginia: Rachel A. 3.

    Edward Barnett, age 39 b. Abt. 1811 Indiana, miller, real estate owned $4000; wife Eliza, age 37 b. Abt. 1813 Indiana; seven children b. Indiana: Thomas L. 18, Lewis 15, William E. 13, Ann E. 11, James 7, Sarah E. 5, Zachery T. 2.

    Isaac J. Anderson, age 20 b. Abt. 1830 Indiana, wagon maker; wife Elizabeth, age 19 b. Abt. 1831 Indiana.

    David Barnett, age 52 b. Abt. 1798 Kentucky, farmer, real estate owned $4000; wife Malinda, age 45 b. Abt. 1805 Kentucky; seven children b. Indiana: Sarah 19, Maranda 15, James T. 13, David H. 11, Catherine 7, Craven 5, Nancy A. one."

    Edited by Roy Richard Thomas May 2008

  • Name James Otis Barnett 
    Born 15 May 1774  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 06 Jun 1850  Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I845  Complete
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2011 

    Father Byram M. Barnett,   b. Abt. 1740, Amherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1797, Hardin County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Isabella Monroe,   b. Abt. 1743, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1811, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt. 1758  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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)  [1
    Married 6 Jun 1797  Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. David Otis Barnett,   b. Abt. 1798, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1877, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +2. 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)
    +3. Mary Barnett,   b. Abt. 1800, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1892, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
    +4. Sarah Barnett,   b. 12 Nov 1801, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May1862, St Johns, Harrison County, Iowa, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Peter Barnett,   b. 07 Jun 1803, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1881, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +6. Nancy Ann Barnett,   b. 21 Jan 1805, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1843, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +7. Barbara Barnett,   b. 07 Jan 1810, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1848, Clay City, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +8. James Edward Barnett,   b. 04 Jun 1811, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1893, Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +9. Elizabeth Barnett,   b. 08 Dec 1813, Harrison County, I Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1842, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     10. Isaac Barnett,   b. Abt. 1814, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Solomon Barnett,   b. Abt. 1816, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1886, Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +12. Lewis Barnett,   b. 14 Jan 1817, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1849  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1774 - Henrico County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1797 - Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Jun 1850 - Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Descendants of James Barnett and Elizabeth Keller, Erold Clark Wiscombe (ECW), page 3.
      "Little is known about early life of James Otis Barnett. Relatives state that he grew up near the vicinity of Richmond VA and that his people were from or of English extraction. . . . The first document relating to James Otis Barnett is that of his marriage on 6 June 1797 in Washington County KY to Elizabeth Keller (Kellar).

      There is a James Barnett listed in the 1800 Census return for Washington County KY. Shortly after marrying, the couple seemed to set up housekeeping nearby in Harrison County KY and lived there until the year 1809, when they moved to Harrison County IN. The farm they lived on was located ten miles from Corydon IN and five miles from the Ohio River.

      In the fall of 1827, they moved their family to Clay County IN and settled on a farm near Jordan Creek. The Indiana Magazine of History, v. 56, p. 339, lists James Barnett as one of the first families of Clay County in 1830. He was living next to his son, Peter Barnett, and Mathias John Killion, a son-in-law. . . .

      It is not known when they left Clay County IN, but the 1840 Census of Putnam County lists James and his wife as living in Warren Township, Putnam County. His sons David and John Barnett appear to be living nearby. In 1849 when his youngest son, Lewis, died, the widowed, young daughter-in-law, Lucretia, moved into the home of James Otis and Elizabeth Barnett with her two children, John F. Barnett, age 10, and Nancy, age 8. (1850 Census).

      An early history of Putnam County (1879) states that James Barnett was an early settler of Washington Township, Putnam County IN. The 1841 tax list of this township does not list him there, but six of his sons lived there: James Edward, Lewis, Solomon, Peter, David, and John Wesley Barnett. . . ." [3]

      Edited by Roy Richard Thomas July 2007