I find that gggGrandfather David Lindsay is first reported in now Harrison County, Kentucky in 1787 where he purchased land from Thomas Moore. This article indicates  the first white settlers arrived in Fleming County in 1787.


Could David & family have been a migrant who come with the Barnes and Stockton families, leaving ggGrandfather John in Fleming County where he married Mary Glass in 1800?


See "Jersey Settlement" and Applegate's, also of Maryland ..... [ENTER]



This article was first printed in Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 3, Summer 1992, p 566-576.

The Barnes Family of Fleming County, Kentucky


Larry D. Bowling


Pat Donaldson


The "Barnes Family" arrived in Fleming County in 1787 along with several other Marylanders to establish the first white settlement in that county. This article explores what has been learned about this family and their associates and raises the question: "are these some of the descendants of James and Ketura Shipley Barnes through their son Robert and Lois (Porter) Barnes of Washington County, Maryland?"



ROBERT BARNES2 (James1) was married 11 Feb. 1728 St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Md., to Lois Porter, d/o Peter and Lois (Shipley) Porter. The will of Robert Barnes (now called Robert, Sr.), of Chew's Farm, Frederick (now Washington) Co., Md., was written 2 Dec. 1773. Depending upon how one interprets the contents, the names listed below were the surviving issue of that marriage. Using the order in which they were named in the will to construct a hypothetical time frame for children born of this union, one would begin with the date 1728/1729 for the first child and proceed to add a child approximately every two years, thus:

    i. RACHEL, (b. ca. 1728/1729)

    ii. JOSHUA, (b. ca. 1730/1731)

    iii. ROBERT, (b. ca. 1732/1733)

    iv. NATHAN, (b. ca. 1734/1735)

    v. KATY (Katherine? Or Keturah, for his mother?) (b. ca. 1736/1737)

    vi. PETER (or is he the son of Katy?), (b. ca. 1738/1739)

    vii. SARAH, (b. ca. 1740/1741)

    viii. SYLVANUS, (b. ca. 1742/1743)

    ix. EZEKIAL, (b. ca. 1744/1745)


Sylvanus3 and Ezekial3 were called the "two youngest sons" in Robert's will. Of these two sons, we know that both served in Joseph Chapline's Co., from Washington Co., Md., in the Revolution. Sylvanus was married 21 June 1779 in Washington Co., Md. to Sarah Phelps. He and Ezekial moved to the Springhill and Georges Twp. area of Westmoreland (now Fayette) Co., Pa., and from there to Wood Co., Va.(W.Va.). Ezekial and wife, Nelly, were also in Wood Co. in 1798; thus, the locations of the two youngest sons are known. 



A lawsuit between John Dorsey and Joshua Barnes "of Robert" was recorded 1 Apr. 1779 [Washington County Circuit Court Record RR Bg 27]. The addition of the identification may be an indication that there was another Joshua Barnes who was a contemporary residing in the same county. Bits of information which may help to support this theory are: Henry Barnes and Joshua Barnes served in the same unit in the Revolution. Henry is identified as the "son of Joshua" when he purchased horses from Joshua Barnes 14 Mar. 1783 [Washington County Deed Record C:265]. A Henry Barnes later appeared in Fayette Co., Pa. with Sylvanus and Ezekial and one later appeared in Fleming Co., Ky. The 1790 federal census of Washington County listed Joshua Barnes as a white male over age 16, with 1 m under 16 and 2 females in the household. A charge of assault and battery was brought against Joshua Barnes in the Washington County Circuit Court 20 April 1791 by Michael Salovan (Sullivan?).


Meanwhile, Joshua Barnes' name appeared on the tax lists of Bourbon Co., Ky., in 1787, which then included Mason and Fleming counties. In the spring of 1787, "the Barnes and Williams families" accompanied George Stockton and wife, Rachel Dorsey Stockton (daughter of Edward Dorsey of Ann Arundel Co., Md.) , and Stockton's cousin, Isaiah Keith, from southwestern Pennsylvania down the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers to Fleming , Ky., where they built a stockaded settlement known as Stockton's Station. The "Williams family" included Basil, John, Jarred, Thomas, Laurence, and Zadock (who was killed by the Indians in 1788) Williams - all from Washington Co., Md. The "Barnes family" included Joshua Barnes whose wife was Delila Williams, and possibly others. Of this Joshua Barnes family, the following:


JOSHUA BARNES, born sometime around 1753 (per DAR records and to have a son born ca. 1772/1777). His will was written 31 May 1806 and probated at July Term, 1806, Fleming Co., Ky. His wife was Delila Williams and they had the following issue [not necessarily listed in the order of birth]:

i. BASIL, b. ca. 1770/1780 (probably the male 16-21 who first appears with Joshua in 1792); deceased by Oct. 1833 when his son, JOSHUA PORTER BARNES, was named administrator of the estate. Basil was married 11 May 1809 in Fleming Co., Ky. to PRISCILLA WILLIAMS.


iii. LOIS


v. ANARY/ANN/ARAH; m. 5 Oct. 1813 John Callerman/Colterman,Jr.

vi. CYNTHIA, b. ca. 1786/1787 Pa.; d. 3 May 1857 Fleming Co.; m. 17 Feb. 1807 William Dudley, Jr.

vii. RACHEL, b. Mar 1795; d. 26 Mar. 1835; m. 28 Apr. 1818 Thomas Salathiel Fitch.

viii. DELILAH, b. 20 Nov. 1796; d. 15 Feb. 1834; m. 21 Dec. 1830 Elisha Fitch.

So we now have a Joshua Barnes with a daughter named Lois (after his mother, Lois Porter?) and a grandson named Joshua Porter Barnes. The name of the eldest son, Basil/Bazle may be for Basil Williams; it is interesting, however, to note the following: Bazil Barnes sued Frances Castiol in a case of ejectment in Washington Co., Md. Prothonotary Court, April Term 1782. The deposition of Thomas Pollock "of Kentucky" was taken and the case was dismissed in 1784 [Appearance Docket 1782-1792, p.41, case 106].




When the U.S. Census of Maryland was taken in 1790, the following were among those listed in Washington County:

Robert Barnes, 1 m 16+, 4 m -16, 3 f, 4 slaves

Robert Barnes, Jr., 4 m 16+, 1 m -16, 5 f, 2 slaves

These are not necessarily father and son. The terminology may have been applied to indicate the younger of two men with the same name.


The Robert Barnes who is believed to be the ancestor of Larry D. Bowling, joined Joshua Barnes at Stockton's Station by 1 November 1793, which is the date Robert's name first appeared on the Mason Co. (parent county of Fleming), Kentucky tax list. Listed as a white male over age 21, sharing his household was a male over 16 but under 21. This would put his birth prior to 1756 if the male is his child (probably his son, Robert, Jr.) In the 1800 tax list of Fleming County, Robert Barnes Sr. had two additional white males over age 21 in his household and one white male between 16 and 21. Adding Robert Barnes Jr., who is now listed separately, the number and approximate age brackets of these males now closely match the Robert Barnes of the 1790 census of Washington Co., Md.


In 1798, the year Fleming County was formed, Robert purchased 200 acres of land there from Michael Cassidy, who was also from Maryland. Robert Barnes, Sr. was still alive in September 1809 when "he conveyed the plantation whereon I now live containing 100 acres and Robert is to live there and use as much of the cleared land as he chooses rent free for and during his natural life" to Samuel Barnes. On March 11, 1812 the Sheriff of Fleming Co. "as a result of a judgment in favor of Alexander Dougherty against Robert Barnes, Jr., Robert Barnes, Sr. and Samuel Barnes, the deputy seized, advertised and sold lots #75, 77, 79 in Flemingsburg to William P. Roper, the high bidder, for $12." This is the last time Robert Barnes, Sr. is mentioned in the court records or other documents. Additionally, no will was found. Based entirely upon circumstantial evidence, the following is presented as that possible family unit.


ROBERT BARNES, born sometime before or during the early 1750s (to have a son b. ca. 1774); died after 11 March 1812, Fleming Co., Ky. Name of wife unknown. Issue:

i. Robert, Jr., b. ca. 1772/1774; m/1, before 1798, Maryan _______; m/2, Ann (Hineman/Hindman/Hyneman Nichols, d/o John Hineman and widow of John Nichols, of Mason Co., Ky., 25 Feb. 1808 [bond]. Robert Barnes, Jr. purchased some town lots from the trustees of Flemingsburg 14 May 1798. He and his wife, Maryan, sold part of these 11 September 1798. From 1798 through 1820, these are the only two men named Robert Barnes found in Fleming County. Consistently designated as Jr. and Sr., they are believed to be father and son and will be treated as such from this point forward.

Robert, Jr. was listed in the 1820 census of Fleming Co., Ky., as a male 45 & up. In his household was 1 female 45+, 1 f 26-45, 2 f 16-26, 1 f 10-16, 1 m 10-16 and 1 m 0-10. His name appeared on the tax lists of Fleming County for the year 1824. In 1826 Robert Barnes, Jr. of Nicholas Co., Ky. sold lot 39 in Fleming Co. to James Graham (Fleming Co. Deeds 0:130). He was taxed in Nicholas County in 1826 and 1827 but was gone from the lists in 1830 and 1831. From 1835 through 1837, he was taxed in Mason County, but again disappeared in 1838. An unidentified Daniel Barnes appeared on the tax lists of Mason for the first and only time in 1838. Without documentation to support our theory, we can only suggest that the following are his probable issue: Margaret (b. ca 1800), m. 6 Feb. 1821 Simeon Lloyd; Alvin (b. ca. 1803; d. after 1880), n. m.; Nathan m. Amelia Roper 13 Sep. 1825; Thomas m. Melvina Jackson 18 July 1825; and Sally Ann m. Robert Stockwell 27 Jan. 1825. Alvin and Margaret both listed Maryland as the birthplace of both of their parents when the 1880 census of Fleming County was taken.

ii. EPHRAIM, b. between 1765 and 1775 according to census data and from his appearance on the tax lists it would appear that his birth was about 1774. He was deceased by March 1836 when Andrew Yeates filed his mortgage foreclosure and listed Epharaim's [sic] heirs. In Fleming Co. May Court 1831, "Sally Ann Barnes came into court and by and with the consent thereof chose Abram Hillis as her guardian" (Fleming Co. Order Book E:292). Ephraim Barnes last appeared on the 1825 tax list and in 1826, James, his oldest son, appeared for the first time with the same amount of personal property. Moreover, on the 1829 tax list, Andrew Yeates is listed with the 100 acres on Triplett Creek which is the subject of the 1836 mortgage foreclosure. Thus it would appear that Ephraim may have died in 1826. Ephraim Barnes was undoubtedly married in Fleming Co. as a bond was filed there 2 Feb. 1801 for the pending marriage of Ephraim Barnes to Elizabeth McIntyre with James McIntyre as the bondsman. An account of the search which led us to Ephraim Barnes as the ancestor of Larry D. Bowling and information on Ephraim's descendants is included at the end of the dissertation concerning the possible issue of Robert Barnes.

i. SAMUEL, b. ca 1781; deceased by 29 Aug. 1820, the date of his estate inventory in Fleming Co., Ky. [Will Book B]; m. 27 Feb. 1806 in Mason Co., Ky., to Anna Waller, d/o Thomas Waller. Anna appears as the head of the household in the 1820 census and later court documents identify their children as: Frederick Mortimer Barnes; Sophia Ann Barnes who m. Elias Wheatley; Elizabeth Eleanor Barnes who m. Thomas M. Small; Ary S. Barnes; and Thomas Waller Barnes.

A lawsuit was filed in Fleming County Circuit Court 4 Feb. 1815 by Samuel Barnes in which he accuses Robert Barnes, Jr. of taking numerous household items "which he (Robert) knew were rightfully his (Samuel's)." Earlier, on 3 Sep. 1809, Samuel had sued Robert Barnes, Sr. in a case of "covenant broken." Reading between the lines, one might conclude that the arrangement whereby the elder Robert transferred his home and land to Samuel, with the stipulation that he be allowed to remain and live there, was no longer satisfactory. The raid on the household goods could have been Robert, Jr.'s attempt to take some of the personal effects which would have remained in Robert, Sr.'s home after his death, items which, not being specifically listed in the contract, might be considered part of his estate to be shared among the other children.

v. HARRIET, b. by 1787 (if married at age 18); Robert Barnes was the bondsman for her marriage to Samuel McDonald 3 Oct. 1805 in Fleming Co.

vi. RACHEL, b. ca. 1780-1790; Robert Barnes was the bondsman for her marriage to William Davis 25 June 1808 in Fleming Co.


A four year search for the ancestors and descendants of Alfred Barnes (also known as Alvin and Alvah) who "was born in Kentucky (16 March 1808) where he grew to manhood" before moving to Brown Co., Ohio, yielded the following information. He married Margaret Schick (daughter of Lewis, son of Ludwig) there on 12 March 1835. The search for Alvin's parents began with only two pieces of information, he was born in Kentucky and his father was born in Maryland. Since Alvin, as he was known, first appears in Brown Co., Ohio, the search began in the Kentucky counties directly across the Ohio River from there. These included Pendleton, Bracken, Mason, Lewis, Robertson and Fleming counties. Visiting the courthouses of these counties began to yield a wealth of information on various Barnes/Barns families, but nothing on Alvin's family. The search was expanded to other counties and went as far south as Pulaski County, a Barnes stronghold. Still no luck, but the information on Barnes in Kentucky continued to grow. A process of elimination using Barnes/Barns with males under 10 years of age in the 1810 Kentucky census was used to create a list of candidates. This yielded some 44 candidates as the potential father of Alvin! From this, a short list of "likely candidates" was developed which included Ephraim Barnes of Fleming County. About this time a revisit to the Fleming County Courthouse, uncovered an unindexed document dated March 1836 where Andrew Yeates foreclosed on a mortgage on the land of Ephraim Barnes, deceased, to protect it from his heirs. The heirs were listed as James, Samuel, Alfred, Sally Ann, Joseph, Uriah, Bradford and Susan.

Armed with this new document, much previous research began to make sense. For example, Joseph Barnes lived near Alvin in Brown Co. in 1840 and was married there only six month before Alvin. Both were from Kentucky and had named children after their brother's wives, Azenith and Margaret. Similarly, the reason Alvin moved from Brown Co. to Bartholomew Co., Indiana in 1851 and then to Des Moine County, Iowa in 1855 became clear. His brothers, Uriah and his previously documented brother Garland B.(radford) Barnes, had moved to Indiana and then to Des Moine Co., near where Alvin moved in 1855. It was later learn that Sally Ann Barnes, who had married Stephen Hester on 3 May 1831 in Fleming Co., Ky., had been the first of the siblings to move to Brown Co., Oh., shortly after her marriage. They then moved to Montgomery Co., Indiana in 1838 where Uriah and Garland were living. In 1840 they moved again to Des Moines Co., Ia. Susan Barnes married Franklin Loper in Des Moine Co., Ia. on 13 Apr 1842, having moved there from Montgomery Co., Ind. Uriah and Garland moved to Des Moine Co. in 1843. Ephraim's children had all left Fleming County about the same time. There are many other things that tie these people together, including the use of siblings names for their children.

In the 1880 U.S. Census for Des Moine Co., Ia. Uriah, Alvin, and Joseph listed the birthplace of their father as Maryland, as did Sally Ann Barnes Hester, who had moved west again to Harrison Co., Ia. Susan Barnes Loper died 20 August 1855 in Des Moine Co., Ia. 


The History of Fleming County by R. E. Cottrell provides valuable insight into pioneer life in Kentucky while clearly documenting early events. The first white settlers of Fleming County came down river on flatboat in spring of 1787 with George Stockton who had visited the area in 1776 and had built a cabin and surveyed his preemption in 1784. Stockton brought his wife, Rachel Dorsey Stockton and their children, George, Joshua, Phoebe (later wife of Joseph Barnes), and Edward. Michael Cassiday who had returned to Berkeley County in June 1786, came back to Kentucky in 1787 and in all probability came with Stockton. The Barnes family and the Williams family also came with Stockton and together they built a stockaded station known as Stockton's Station. Isaiah Keith, Stockton's cousin, settled in the station. Elsewhere in his book, Cottrell names many of the Barnes and Williams as well as other early settlers of the area. Early tax list also provide some indication of the arrival of these settlers. Joshua Barnes appears to have been with Stockton in 1787 as he is listed as one of those living in Stockton Station between 1788 and 1799 by Cottrell and appears on a 1788 tax list for Bourbon County, Ky. (now Fleming Co.). Others living in the station prior to 1800 included Robert Barnes, Sr., who first appears on a Mason Co. tax list of 1793 (now Fleming Co.), Robert, Jr., Samuel Barnes, Ephraim Barnes and Joseph Barnes who married Phoebe Stockton on 20 February, 1800. The Williams family included John, Basil, Jarred, Thomas, Zadock and Laurence Williams.

In the spring of 1788 a second station was established by John Fleming, and a little later that spring, Michael Cassiday established a third. Primarily because of the indian threat these early settlers lived within the protection of these three stockaded stations. Others mentioned as early settlers included the Overleys, Thomas Jones, John Clifford and John Burke. Others living at Stockton's Station before 1800 included Larkin (Lakin/Leakum) Dorsey, John Ross, Bruce Wartley, John Murphy, James Finley (he was a sixteen year old boy at Kenton's Station when the Washburns arrived in 1785), the famous minister, William Dudley and Daniel Peck. At Cassiday Station lived the Cliffords, Murphys, Craigs, Coles, Dilliplans, and Simon Kenton. At Fleming Station lived the Overlays, Thomas Jones, Andrew Thompson, Thomas Williams, John Jackson, Thomas Barton, Robert Henderson, Daniel Peck, John Faris, William Robinson, Owen Humphrey, William Grimes, and Thomas Kellum. Many of the early settlers of Fleming Co. came from the northern valley of Virginia (Berkeley Co., now W. Va.), southwestern Pennsylvania (Fayette, Westmoreland and Washington Cos.) and western Maryland. Those from Maryland included the well-known Maryland family, the Dorseys (John, Edward, Rachel, Larkin), Darnalls, Kirks, Fitchs, Plummers, Donovans, Shockleys, Spencers, Hollands, and Reeves. Those from Pennsylvania included the Finleys, Keiths, Sousleys, Pecks, Fultons, Harpers, Drennans, Andrews' and Evans.

In the early 1770's, George Stockton and his half brother, John Fleming moved to southwestern Pa. In 1776, George Stockton, John Fleming, William McClary, and Samuel Strode launched a pirogue into the Monongahela River on whose banks they lived and drifted down river entering the Ohio River at Pittsburgh and continuing on to Kentucky. This is the same path followed in 1787 when Stockton, the Barnes family and the Williams family left southwestern Pa. for Ky. Thus were the early beginnings of Fleming County, Kentucky.

In addition to these early settlers of Fleming Co., several other Barnes are present early in Fleming Co. These include Neriah Barnes, Sr. who was born between 1760 - 1765, moved from Fayette Co., Ky. where he was living in 1802 - 1803 to Fleming Co. where he appears on a tax list of 24 April, 1807. In March 1818, he bought the personal property of Robert Barnes, Jr. at a sheriff's sale and leased it back to Robert for $10 per year. Nathan Barnes appears on a 27 July 1810 tax list and is in Capt. Wallingford's Co., Ky. Militia during the War of 1812. He sued George Collins over a debt dating from August 1823. In 1808 Samuel Barnes assigned the rights to a slave to Henry Barnes. Henry relinquished those rights in 1809. Francis Barnes is a private in Capt. George Stockton's company in 1814. James Barnes is listed on the 1794 and 1795 Mason Co. tax list as a male 21+, as is Aaron Barnes. James Barnes married Silence Montgomery in Mason County 25 March 1795.

So what is the relationship of these members of the Barnes Family that settled Fleming Co. and perhaps more importantly, where did they come from? A look at their relative ages gives some indication of their relationship. Both Joshua and Robert, Sr. were born in the mid-1700's, while Robert, Jr., Ephraim, Joseph, and probably Samuel were born after 1765. Thus, one could speculate that Joshua and Robert, Sr. are brothers and, since the children of Joshua are known from his will, that Robert, Jr., Ephraim, Joseph, and Samuel are the sons of Robert, Sr., who had four males living with him between 1795 and 1800.

The answer to the question of the origins of the "Barnes Family of Fleming Co." is more difficult because of the paucity of records during the period following the American Revolution. However, some indications can be gained from what is known. First, Ephraim Barnes was born in Maryland between 1765-1775. Interestingly, an Ephraim Barnes married an Eleanor Barnes in Frederick Co., Md. 19 August, 1794. The names of Robert, Joshua, Nathan, Henry, Francis and Rachel Barnes are also found in the Frederick Co., Md. area during that time period, some as members of the family of Robert Barnes and Lois Porter Barnes. As stated earlier, Basil Barnes, oldest son of Joshua Barnes, named his son born in 1814 Joshua Porter Barnes and his daughter, Lois. Did these names come from their great grandmother Lois Porter? Furthermore, the names James, Robert, Samuel, Albert, Joshua, Joseph, Sarah and Rachel are used repeatedly by descendants of the Barnes family of Fleming Co. as witnessed by Ephraim's children James, Samuel, Albert, Joseph and Sarah Ann.

There are other reasons to believe that the Barnes family of Fleming Co. came from the Washington and Frederick Co., Md. area. First, the "Williams family", made up of Jarret, Laurence, Thomas, John, Zadock and Basil were also from the Washington Co. area. Jarret and Laurence were the sons of Capt. Basil Williams, Revolutionary War soldier. Similarly, Garland Bradford (namesake of Ephraim's youngest son Garland Bradford Barnes) was the son of William Bradford. William Bradford enlisted in Capt. John Reynolds unit from Frederick Co. in July 1776. Laurence Williams enlisted in the same unit in June 1776 for six months. William Bradford later enlisted in Joseph Chapline's Co., Washington Co., Md., along with Henry, James, Joshua, Silvanus, and Ezekiel Barnes.

Following the War several of the Barnes and Williams of Washington Co., Md. moved to southwestern Pennsylvania. Silvanus and Ezekiel Barnes, sons of Robert and Lois Porter Barnes, are living in Springhill Township, Westmoreland Co., Pa. in 1783. A Robert Barnes (7 whites) is living about 40 miles away in Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. in 1783. Living in the same township are John Fleming, Rev. James Finley, William Barnes, Samuel Burns (Barnes?), Arthur Burns, Obediah Robins and Samuel Hodgkins, all families that moved to Fleming Co. or Brown Co., Oh. Living in adjoining Washington Co., Pa. are Jarrett, Basil, Thomas, Zadock, and John Williams arriving there from 1779 to 1781.

Also serving in the Revolutionary War from Maryland and moving to Fleming Co. was Michael Cassiday. John Rohrer, b 1765, Samuel Rohrer, b 1787 in Washington Co., Md. and Rev. John Tevis, b 1792 in Baltimore Co., Md. also migrated to Fleming Co., Ky. early on. These same surnames later appear in Brown Co., Ohio area settled by the children of Ephraim Barnes.

And who was the Robert Barnes, Jr. in Washington Co., Md. in 1790 and what happened to him? Under the assumption that Robert Barnes and Joshua Barnes, sons of Robert and Lois (Porter) Barnes, were born about 1730-40 and that they probably married 1755-65 producing issue 1756-1786, and that each would have named their sons Joshua and Robert, then there is room for the third Robert Barnes, along with others (such as the Ephraim Barnes who married Eleanor Barnes in Washington Co. in 1794 and moved to Fayette Co., Pa., and the Neriah/Uriah Barnes, Jr. and Sr., who appear in Ky.), who remain unidentified but who appear in the same areas as those of direct interest.

Other Barnes' related information gathered from the Washington Co., Md. court records and other sources include: A Washington Co., Md., Circuit Court case, dated 25 August 1792, was entered in the Appearance Docket as: Conrod Kanode vs Robert Barnes, note filed, Hezekiah Barnes Spba. (In 1790, Robert Jr.'s neighbor was John Knode.)

In the record of Trials, 28 September 1792, the following: John Callahan, for the use of Lodwick Davis vs Ezekiah Barnes and John Barnes D f 20 C money; Robert Barnes Spba rule plea payment on amt. of debt, etc. signed 4 December 1793.

Another court case was entered April 1793 in the Judicials of Washington Co., Md., as: "George Mansell, for the use of Benjamin Gaither, for the use of Robert Barnes vs Ehraim Porter, Co Sa D f 15 C money dams cost issue Sci fa.

On June 3, 1793 Robert Barnes, Jr. was sued for slander by William Larkin, Negro.

An Ephraim Porter is in Woodford Co., Ky. by 1810; James Porter is in Fleming Co., Ky. Gaither "Gater" Barnes and his brother, Luther, resided for a time across the river from Fleming County, Kentucky, in Adams County, Ohio, (the county adjoining Brown County, where Ephraim's children resided) before relocating to Illinois and Des Moines Co., Iowa. Gates/Gater and Luther were the names of two of Ezekial Barnes' sons.

In 1802, Robert Barnes (b. before 1765) appeared in Clark Co., Ky., where he remained until his death between 1820 and 1830, and where he was involved in numerous lawsuits in the circuit court. His wife was deceased by 1808 when he deeded land to his only son, Alfred Barnes (b. 1 June 1790 Md.). Two years prior to the appearance of Robert Barnes in Clark Co., Archibald Edmondson died. By 1795, Archibald and his wife, Malinda (Barnes), had moved to Clark Co., Ky., from Washington Co., Md., where John Barnes was their neighbor in 1790. In 1800 Neriah Barnes was the witness to the will of Archibald Edmundson. Neriah Barnes was in Fayette Co., Ky. in 1802; in Fleming Co., Ky., 1807-1822; Bath Co., Ky., in 1830, where he was enumerated as a male 60 - 70 years old. He may be the same Uriah Barnes (b. ca. 1764) who died in Montgomery Co., Ky., in 1857 at the age of 93.

The Robert Barnes, Jr., of Washington Co., Md., 1790, had only one male under the age of 16 (Alfred b. 1790?). The three other males over 21 may not have been his sons; they could have been unmarried brothers.

Issue of Ephraim Barnes and Elizabeth McIntire of Fleming County, Kentucky:

i. JAMES G., b. ca. 1803; d. between 1870 & 1880 Fleming Co., Ky.; m. 21 Mar. 1825 to Lucinda M. Choat (b. July 1810; d. after 1900 Montgomery Co., Ks.), d/o Richard Choate; 13 children.

ii. SAMUEL, b. 1800/1810; m/1, 24 Feb. 1825 to Cynthia Choat, d/o Edward Choat; m/2, 17 Oct. 1829 to Sarah Oxley. Samuel was in Pendleton Co., Ky. in 1860. His son, Harrison, moved to Modale, Ia., and to Douglas Co., Nebraska by 1900.

iii. ALFRED/ALVIN, b. 16 Mar. 1808 Ky; d. 16 Apr. 1884 Des Moines, Ia.; m. 12 Mar. 1835 Brown Co., Oh., to Margaret Shick (b. 1815; d. 11 Feb. 1888 Ks.); and had 11 children.

iv. SARAH ANN, b. 16 Sept. 1812; d. 3 July 1888 in Burt Co., Ne.; m. 3 May 1831 Fleming Co., Ky. to Stephen Hester, and had 7 children.

v. JOSEPH, b. ca. 1812; d. after 1883; m/1, 18 Oct. 1834 to Asenith Peddicord (b. 1811; d. 29 Sep. 1860) by whom he had 8 children; m/2, 19 Jan. 1862 to Sarah Case; m/3, Rebecca (Hall) Wright, and had 2 children. In 1880, Joseph was with his son, Nicholas, in Smith Co., Ks.

vi. JOSHUA URIAH, b. 15 June 1814/1815; d. 15 Apr. 1898 Cherokee Co., Ks.; m. 26 Apr. 1837 Montgomery Co., In., to Paulina/Pearlina Barnhill (b. 3 Jan. 1818; d. 3 Nov. 1896), and had 9 children.

vii. GARLAND BRADFORD, b. ca. 1819; d. after 1887 probably in Burt Co., Ne. m. 20 July 1837 Montgomery Co., In., to Elizabeth Ann Westfall, and had four children; m/2 Mary A. ?.

viii. SUSAN, b. ca. 1820/1825; d. 20 Aug. 1855; m. 13 Apr. 1842 Des Moines Co., Ia., to Franklin Loper and had 5 children.



Sources used in this article:.


Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, V 22, 1783 Tax list, Westmoreland Co., Pa., p. 419..


R. S. Cottrell, History of Fleming County, p. 24. "Obituary," The Daily Gazette, Burlington, Iowa, Thursday Evening, April 17, 1884..


10th Census of the United States-1880, T9, Roll 337, Des Moine Co., Iowa, Kingston, household 146..


Cottrell, p. 24..


Fleming Gazette , Flemingsburg, Kentucky, April 3, 1928..


Cottrell, p. 87..


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Carol Ruth Gehrs Mitchell,"The Barnes Family of Frederick County", Bulletin of Maryland Genealogical Society, 32 (1) 79..


Henry C. Peden, Jr., Marylanders to Kentucky 1775-1825, p. 155-156..


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Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, V 22, , 1783 Tax list, Westmoreland Co., Pa., p. 370..


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Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, V 22, 1781 Effective Supply Tax, Washington Co., Pa., p. 713. .