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William S Barnett

William S Barnett

Male 1832 - 1894  (62 years)

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  • Name William S Barnett 
    William S Barnett Biography
    William S Barnett Biography
    Memoirs of Georgia, (Atlanta, Georgia: The Southern Historical Association, 1895)
    William S Barnett (1832-1894)
    William S Barnett (1832-1894)
    Born 3 Feb 1832  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1894  Grantville, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grantville City Cemetery, Grantville, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave  memorial for William S Barnett
    Findagrave memorial for William S Barnett
    Created by Logan, 23 Nov 2008
    Notes 
    • WILLIAM S. BARNETT represents another of Georgia's pioneer families, and is the grandson of a revolutionary soldier whose name he bears. That William Barnett was a Virginian and gave five years of faithful service to his country in that heroic struggle. At the end of this strife as he and a friend were on their way home, being in need of food and without any means of obtaining it, having no money, when they could no longer endure their hunger they chanced to see a calf, which they seized and killed, and almost before it had ceased kicking they had skinned a portion of it and were beginning to make a meal of it. Shortly after the revolution Mr. Barnett brought his wife, Mary Hewey, to Georgia, andhere in Greene county in 1784 his son John was born and grew to manhood. He served in the war of 1812 and received a land warrant, and in 1827 he left his boyhood?s home in Greene county and moved his family to Heard county to settle upon the land conveyed to him by this warrant. The journey was long and toilsome, being made in a two-wheel ox-cart, much of the way through an unbroken forest where they were obliged to cut their own way through the woods. Arriving at their destination they stretched a tent, in which they lived until their little cabin home could be erected, a small and humble abode with its dirt floor, but none the less the abiding place of domestic tranquillity. John Barnett's wife, Elizabeth Butrill, was the daughter of William and Martha Butrill, natives of Virginia, who moved first to North Carolina and after a short time to Georgia and made for themselves a home in the wilderness. William S. Barnett, the son of John and Elizabeth Barnett, was born in Heard county in 1832, and was reared in their humble home, bravely enduring the many privations and making the best of the few privileges that fell to his lot. In 1851 he married Miss Penelope Moreland, daughter of Isaac T. and Penelope (Ousley) Moreland; the father, a native of Virginia, born in 1784, came to Georgia at a very early day, where, in ]ones county, in 1834, his daughter Penelope was born. Mr. and Mrs. Barnett are faithfful members of the Methodist church. Their only child, Ida, is the wife of Lee W. Bohannan. Late in the war, in 1864, Mr. Barnett joined the regiment known as Joe Brown's state troops, often referred to as "Joe Brown's pets." After the war he returned to his home in Coweta county, and has since remained upon the old farm. He began life in moderate circumstances, but has been greatly prospered, has been able to surround himself with an ample supply of the good things of life and to win the esteem of all who know him. He is a Mason, and one of the leading men of the county. [1]
    Person ID I13446  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2018 

    Family Penelope Elizabeth Moreland,   b. 6 Nov 1834, Jones County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1897, Grantville, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1851  Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ida Barnett,   b. 1852, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1920, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F4049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1832 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Oct 1851 - Coweta County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1894 - Grantville, Coweta, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grantville City Cemetery, Grantville, Coweta, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S009920] Memoirs of Georgia, (Atlanta, Georgia: The Southern Historical Association, 1895), 1: 523.