James Madison Barnett
by Nolen L. Brunson
James Madison Barnett was born on December 27, 1822 (one report says in Union County, SC). On January 7, 1845, he married Rosa (or Roseanna) Dill (born August 2, 1827, the daughter of John [or Jack] Dill and Nancy Mitchell. Nancy (who also has Dill ancestors) was born on October 21 (2 on stone), 1806, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Mitchell, Sr. and his (believed) third wife, Mary Ann Harbin (see Chapter 28[B][IV][b] of The Lanford-Lister Connection for more on the Mitchell and related familes).
The 1850 census report for Greenville County (p. 369, dwelling 770, family 770) shows the family as follows: James Barnett, 26, male; Rosanna, 23, female; Martha (probably Martha E. [Lennie]), 3 female; Levina (not sure of spelling, probably Mary Lavennie), 3, female; and Pinckney (probably Luther Pinckney), 1, male.
Lorene's material shows the James Madison Barnett family as appearing in the 1860 census report for Greenville County, Gowansville Post Office, dwelling 238, family 205, as consisting of: James Barnett, 37, farmer; Roseanna, 33, female, housekeeper; Mary, female, 12; Martha, female, 12; Luther, 10, male; Hester, 8, female; John, 6, male; and Thomas, 4, male.
So far as has been learned, James Madison Barnett was not a soldier in the regular Confederate Army. However, it is possible that he is the James Barnett referred to on page 200 of Lawrence, Hogback Country, as a private in Capt. Joel Berry Farmer's Company of the Third Regiment of the First Corps of Reserves on September 4, 1862. The biographical information concerning Rev. Mays Barnett, contained in the History of Alabama, furnished by Mike Barnett, says that he (James M.) was a Confederate soldier. (Possibly he is also the "James Barnett" mentioned as a private in the same company, on p. 123 of Lawrence's Shadows of Hogback.)
Mann Batson's book (page 10) indicates the presence of a James Barnett in Mason's Beat (Dark Corner area, Glassy Mountain Township), in 1863, along with Joel Farmer. It also indicates (see page 334) a James Barnett as the owner of a distillery in 1860, employing one person and having an output of 1500 gallons annually. One cannot be sure of the specific James Barnett being referred to in each case.
The family is also shown in the 1880 Census for Greenville County, Glassy Mountain Township (#243), as James Barnett, 57, farmer, and Rosa A., 53, homemaker.
James Madison Barnett signed his Will on October 1, 1889; it is of record in the Greenville County Probate Court records (see 54/17), having been witnessed by B. P. Barnett (undoubtedly ), H. S. Reid (probably Stafford) and T. H. Reid (probably Tom). He gives to his wife Roseanna, for the balance of her life, "the home place south of the big road leading from Glassy Mountain Church to Gowansville"; at her death, the property was to be disposed of "according to deeds made by me in deeds this day drawn to the children". He did this, he stated, to avoid putting so much detail in the Will.
The Will goes on to provide that his wife was also to receive the personal property, and that the three children of his daughter Martha E. Gosnell (that was Lennie, who had died on August 24, 1884) were to get the sum of $100.00 each. The three grandchildren were identified as Maggie, Ellison and another (handwriting very hard to decipher here; seems to be something like Tella or Greella, followed by the initial B.). In addition, the Will also provides that each of his children (identified as L. Barton, Luther P. Barnett, Hester M. Evans, and John Barnett - Thomas is not mentioned because he died about 1860) was to get the sum of $75.00 each. Luther P. Barnett and John Barnett were named Executors (see Will Book G, Page 228).
James Madison Barnett died on December 13, 1890, and was buried in Glassy Mountain cemetery; his stone reads "At Rest". B. P. Barnett proved the Will dated October 1, 1889, witnessed by B. P. Barnett, H. S. Reid and T. H. Reid) on December 22, 1890; the Executors qualified and Letters Testamentary were granted to them on the same day (see Greenville County Probate Court records, Apartment 54, File 17) .
Mann Batson's book shows (page 454), as a widow of soldiers who lost their lives in service of the Confederate States, Class C, No. 4, 1901, Rosa Barnett, age 73, of Gowansville.
Rosa died in November 5, 1905, and was also buried in Glassy Mountain cemetery. Her stone reads "With Christ In Heaven".
Here are the children of the marriage of James Madison Barnett and Rosa Dill:
(I) Mary Lavennie (Vennie) Barnett. It is believed that she was born on September 23, 1847, and the 1850 census indicates a daughter named Mary, born about 1848. It appears that she was a twin to Martha (Lennie), below. About 1865, she married Rev. Oliver C. Barton, who was born on September 12, 1847.
Rev. O. C. Barton is mentioned on p. 127 of Lawrence's book Hogback Country; there it is related that a scandal arose in the church in 1886 and serious difficulties confronted the congregation. However, it is related that several faithful members of the congregation continued to attend worship services whenever they chanced to secure a minister, and that Rev. Barton served the group for about a year. The, in 1888, the church was reorganized.
Vennie died on November 15, 1898 (buried in Motlow; her stone reads "She Was The Sunshine Of Our Home") and, it appears, Rev. Barton remarried Amanda Barton. There is a deed from Rev. O. C. Barton in favor of a Martha Pierce, about 1902, in the Greenville County R.M.C. office. That deed shows a dower renunciation by a lady named Amanda Barton. The 1903-4 Spartanburg City Directory lists them as residing at 27 Colton Street in Spartanburg, and the 1905 directory lists them as residing at 121 Duncan Street; his occupation is listed as "evangelist".
Rev. Barton died on December 4, 1906 (a short obituary was published on page 8 of the December 5, 1906 issue of The Spartanburg Herald), and was also buried in Motlow. His obituary did not list any next-of-kin, it merely said that he was a well-known Baptist pastor, 59 years old, living at 110 Farley Street, Spartanburg, who died after a five months illness.
It is believed that they had only one child, Lavincie (Vencie) D. Barton, born on August 10, 1876. She married Chess Barnett (James questions the last name), and died on July 17, 1901; she was buried in Motlow, and her stone reads "How Desolate Our Home bereft Of Thee".
The identity of this Chess Barnett has not been definitely established as of yet, but it may be that he is the same as C. F. Barnett, who died, according to Elizabeth Farmer's notes, on February 28, 1901. Elizabeth's notes say that he was Randall Barnett's son, but this doesn't seem likely. Could he be the same as C. F. Barnett, born August 10, 1876, apparently the son of W. H. Barnett and R. F. Hanna?
(II) Martha E. (Lena, Lenie or Lennie) Barnett. She was born on September 23, 1847 and died August 24, 1884, buried in Glassy Mountain cemetery. Lennie married (she was his second wife) James (Jim) Gosnell, Jr. (born 1831, died April 4, 1901, also buried in Glassy Mountain cemetery, son of James Gosnell, Sr. and Elizabeth Howard, mentioned in [B], above). For some additional information on Elizabeth Howard, see Appendix 9(VI) of The Lanford-Lister Connection.
(III) Luther P. Barnett. He was born on October 18 (or 19), 1850 (or 1849). (There is some uncertainty about his middle name. Almost all of the records refer to him as Luther P. Barnett or L. P. Barnett. Most records [Elizabeth Farmer and others] indicate that the "P" stood for Pinckney (or Pinkney); however, there is one report indicating that it stood Perry.) About 1870, he married Mary Jane Fowler, and, according to the stone at Glassy Mountain Baptist Church, she was born on September 23, 1851.
Note: Mary Jane was the sister of Martha Ann Fowler, wife of Simon D. Lister; of Nancy Fowler, wife of David Ballenger; of Rebecca (Becky) Ann Fowler, wife of Jefferson B. McMakin; and of Elizabeth (Betty) Fowler, wife of Mitchell (some report Michael) King Robertson and was the mother of John Eugene Robertson and Lyda Robertson, see Sec. (IV)(4), page , later in this Chapter. These five Fowler girls were the daughters of Matthew B. Fowler (born March 3, 1814, died March 30, 1884) and Kindness Barton (born August 6, 1818, died July 10, 1904).
The Barton Book (courtesy of Mrs. Myrtle Lee, living in Tigerville) shows, on page 51, a Fowler daughter who married a Barnett, but her name is given as Rebecca Ann; her date of birth is given as 1848. The editor believes that the Barton Book is in error here, and another Fowler sister, listed as Mary, born 1850 or 1851, is the one who married Luther P. Barnett. Mary Jane is shown in the 1860 Census (family of Matthew B. Fowler and wife, Kindness Barton) as being 10 years of age.
The relationship of these five Fowler girls to Rachel Fowler, who married Moses H. Lister, is uncertain; however, it seems clear that Rachel was much older - perhaps she would have been a sister to Matthew B. Fowler and an aunt to these girls?
Mann Batson's book (page 216) mentions L. P. Barnett and the context indicates that his residence was on the "main Gowansville road", which, it is believed, is now Highway 11 at that point, or approximately so. L. P. is also mentioned on page 218, and the context indicates that he lived near Rev. O. C. Barton and that further away were the residences of Big Bill Howard, Ben Ross, George Center and the home of J. A. (James Alexander? see Chapter 7[IV], page , below) Center.
(The George Center family is shown on page 364, dwelling and family 696, of the 1850 Census of Greenville County as: George Center, 38; Elender Center, 31; Rosanna Center, 13; and Narcissa Center, 11.)
The book on the Plumblee family (The Plum(ly, lee, ley, blee) Family, From Bucks to Buncombe, 1862-1981, written by Millard Quentin Plumblee, published privately in Salisbury, North Carolina, 1982, page 160), says that he (Luther) owned the eastern half of Squirrel Mountain (Big Bill Howard owned the western half).
The information given in the History of Alabama concerning Luther is to the effect that he was a successful farmer, had always taken an active and prominent part in local affairs and had served a number of years as Township Commissioner and as a member of the Board of County Commissioners. For more than thirty years, he was on the Tax Equalization Board for Greenville County, was a Democrat, and was very active in party affairs. He retired in 1910.
A photograph showing a portion of Luther's homeplace was recently published in Dean Campbell's pictorial essay (see Preface), Page 32.
Mary Jane died on September 26, 1909 (Luther Z. Barnett's records indicate September 6, 1909) and Luther P. died on April 12, 1925 (Luther's records indicate April 12, 1921). Mary Jane was buried in Glassy Mountain Baptist Church cemetery, and her stone reads "A Christian, A Devoted Wife & Mother". The place of burial for Luther has not been learned, but it is also probably there, in a grave now unmarked.
Information from local sources (Ross Greene) indicate that the homeplace (now owned by members of the Greene family) was damaged by fire, probably in December, 1994. It has recently (January, 1995) been pushed over and demolished.
Here are the children of Luther P. and Mary Jane, according to Elizabeth Farmer's records and records recently obtained from Luther Z. Barnett, together with information from Lorene B. Fisher and Mike Barnett:
(1) Perry O. Barnette. He lived in the Oak Grove area and, according to the stone at Gowansville, was born in 1872 (Lorene adds December); there is an "e" added to his name. Apparently, he was married twice, first to Anna C. Turner (born October 10, 1876, daughter of William C. Turner and Texanna Revan; died November 11, 1902, buried in Gowansville cemetery), then to Ethel Johnson (born, according to the stone at Gowansville, in 1886 and died in 1969; she was the daughter of John Tyler Johnson). It is believed that he was a farmer and a blacksmith in Landrum. Perry died in 1948 and was also buried in Gowansville cemetery, between the two wives.
(2) Marcus Henry Barnett (Henry). He was born on June 2, 1873 (information from Jennie Rhinehart through Lorene). He married Sarah Delilah Brannon (born July 11, 1883). It is believed that he was a carpenter in Greenville County. Sarah died on January 30, 1944, and Henry died on November 14, 1949; both were buried in the Spartanburg area.
(3) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Barnett. She was born in March, 1876, and married her first cousin Crafford Earl Lister, son of Simon D. Lister and Martha Ann Fowler.
(4) Susan Lee Barnett, usually called Sue. She was born on April 30, 1877, and married Charlie S. West, who was born on April 22, 1876 in upper Greenville County, the son of Simpson West and Harriet Smith (see Chapter 15[A][IX] of The Lanford-Lister Connection). Sue was a lifelong member of Gowansville Baptist Church, and their home was nearby, on the east side of Highway 14, between Gowansville and Landrum; it now had the address 5960 N. Highway 14. Charlie was a farmer.
In a letter dated May 6, 1983, Grady Howard related to Lorene B. Fisher what his mother had told him about the location of old Cross Roads Baptist Church and an old cemetery. The church was very close to the present intersection of Highway 11 and Tugaloo Road, very close to the former home of Alexander Dean (Little Elec) Campbell and his wife Elsie Mae Plumley; in fact, she said that Tom Reid lived in a big two-story house where the Campbell's house now stands.
She (Grady's mother) also told him that for many years you could see field stones in the old cemetery and that she had been told that it was a cemetery where blacks were buried. Grady then related that Alex had told him that Otto Smith had plowed the old cemetery up while he (Alex) had gone to a funeral. When Alex asked Otto why he had done it, Otto replied that it was just an old Black or Indian cemetery.
Grady continues, apparently relating what Alex had told him: "A few days later Charlie West and wife, Sue Barnett came by and stopped and Charlie wanted to know what happened to the cemetery. Said his grandparents were buried there. Sue told him to shut up and he hadn't checked on it in fifty years. Alex told him that he didn't intend for it to be done. Nothing more was said."
After a long illness, Sue died at her home at age 80 on September 25, 1957. Funeral services were conducted at Gowansville by Revs. E. B. Crain, Broadus Belue and T. E. Reid. Pallbearers were Willie Barnett, Lespie Barnett, Ralph Henson, Billy West, Richard West and Thomas West. She was thereafter buried in the church cemetery. She was survived by her husband (Charlie), four daughters (Bertha, of Joanna; Lillian, of Route 2, Greer; Myrtle, Route 5, Hendersonville; and Nell, of Route 2, Landrum), two sons (Thomas and Spurgeon, of Route 2, Landrum), two sisters (Mattie and Hattie, of Route 2, Landrum), thirteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. There was an unusually large honorary escort, including County Supervisor John P. Ashemore, State Representatives Rex L. Carter and Frank Eppes, together with Shade Crain and Quain Bruce. Petty had the arrangements.
After Sue's death in 1957, Charlie married Vena Neves. Vena was born on February 16, 1889, the daughter of John P. Neves and Lucinda Hall. She first married James Bee Hayes (born March 22, 1883, died on November 1, 1950, buried in Mush Creek Baptist Church cemetery) and three children were born of this marriage; a daughter, Helen Hayes, who married Lance Barton, of Landrum (she died just after Christmas in 1994 and was buried in Highland Cemetery); another daughter, Calla Hayes, who married N. T. McKinney of Travelers Rest; and Viola Hayes, who married Duard Heath, formerly of Tigerville, now living in Greer.
After his retirement, Charlie lived at Route 2, Landrum, in the Gowansville community. He and Vena moved from the house above (north of) Gowansville Church to another house below (south) of Gowansville. It is believed that the specific place of residence is no longer standing, but it was approximately where the house bearing the present address of 5351 N. Highway 14 presently stands.
After a serious illness of two months, Charlie died, at age 85, at home, on November 14, 1961. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Hollis Lovelace, Broadus Belue, E. B. Crain and W. L. Freeman, at Gowansville. Pallbearers were Bill Walker, Carl Walker, Charlie West, Jack Lee West, Joe West and Jerry Few. He was buried in the church cemetery. He was survived by his wife (Vena), four daughters (Bertha West Barnett, of Cross Hill; Lillian West Few, of Greer; Nelle West Dillard, of Landrum; and Myrtle West Walker, of Hendersonville), two sons (Thomas D., of Landrum, and R. Spurgeon, also of Landrum), and the three step-daughters mentioned above.
After Charlie's death, Vena married Charles H. Jones, but the date of that wedding has not been learned. It is believed that no children were born of the second or third marriages.
At age 94, Vena, then living at 216 Stewart Street in Greenville, died on November 18, 1983. Funeral services were held at the Wood Mortuary, conducted by Revs. Carrol Davis and Dagnall Richter. Pallbearers were Barry Barton, Lee Hayes, Michael Stockton, Donnie Stockton, Ronnie Stockton and Earl Foster. She was buried in the Mush Creek Baptist Church cemetery, beside her first husband. In addition to her three daughters mentioned above, she was survived by a brother (Pluratus Neves, of Travelers Rest), two sisters (Ruth Neves, who had married a Garvey and was living in Greenville, and Clara Neves, who had married a Lanford and was then living in Spartanburg), 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
(5) James Matthew Barnett, also known as Mack Barnett. He was born on April 12, 1879. He first married a Turner, then later (December 24, 1902) married Lou Jennie Ballew (born September 19, 1884, in Greenville County, daughter of David Lawrence Ballew and Mary Catherine Gosnell). Mack died on March 31, 1956, and was buried in Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery. It is believed that he was a merchant in or near Landrum. Jennie, while living at 118 Grady Avenue in Tryon, died on November 25, 1979, after a brief illness, and was also buried in Oak Grove cemetery. She was a member of Landrum First Baptist at her death, and was survived by the children mentioned below, a sister (Bertha B. McDaniel, of Moncks Corner), a brother (W. L. Ballew, of Nashville) and eleven grandchildren.
(6) Naomi Leonnie Barnett. She was born on January 16, 1882, and married James A. Henson, usually called Jim. He was born on November 25, 1879, was the son of William (Bill) Henson and Mary Dill (not yet further identified), and was the brother of her sister Mattie's husband, Dave Henson. Naomi died on November 11, 1927, and Jim died on January 23, 1951. Both are buried in Ebenezer Welcome. Here are their children and grandchildren (not sure of the order of births):
(7) Urrah Carl Barnette. He was born on March 6, 1884. (He is a different Carl than the one who is buried in Ebenezer Welcome; that is Charlie Ervin Barnett's son, Carl Dupree Barnett.) He married Emily Bertha Lynch (born December 27, 1887, in or near Landrum, daughter of Rucker Lynch and Arkansas Jones), but the date of that marriage has not been learned.
Carl was a member of First Baptist in Landrum, and, until his retirement, operated Barnette Shoe Repair in Landrum. Jennie Rhinehart also reports that he owned an apple orchard north of Gowansville. After a 10-day illness, he died at his home, age 77, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 1956. His funeral was held at the Church, Rev. C. W. Farrar officiating. Burial was in Fairview (Landrum) cemetery. Pallbearers were Buford Barnette, Paul Brown, Ralph Lee Henson, Spurgeon West, Edward Dillard and Elford Barnette. Survivors included his wife Bertha Lynch Barnette, three sons (Willie Barnette, of Hendersonville; Lonnie Booth Barnett, of Inman, Route 3; and James Barnette, of Greenville), three sisters (Susan B. Barnett [Mrs. C. S.] West; Hattie Barnett [Mrs. James N.] Brown; and Mattie Barnett [Mrs. David J.] Henson; of Route 1, Landrum); one brother (Walter Barnett); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Petty had the arrangements, and Carl's death notice was in the May 17, 1956 issue of The Greenville News.
Bertha later married Theodore H. Cathey, Sr. (born in Jackson County, NC, about 1882, the son of Alonzo Cathey and Thesadosie Clement), who had first married Callie Seay. It is believed, based on death notices and similar information, that they had five sons and four daughters.
The sons (sons of Theodore H. Cathey, Sr. and Callie Seay) were as follows: Wade Thomas Cathey, Sr., lived in or near Greer and/or Lyman, had a son, Wade Thomas Cathey, Jr., a professor of electrical engineering at Colorado University, who got a government award to establish a national optics research center, written up in The Greer Citizen on August 26, 1987; Ralph Cathey, of in or near San Bernadino, CA (was he also known as Ted Cathey?); Clyde Cathey, of in or near Charlotte; Robert G. (Bob) Cathey, born in or near Pelzer, veteran of World War II, retired restaurant owner/operator, moved from Asheville, NC to FL in 1976, died on December 17 (year not learned, but after 1981) in Palmetto, FL, leaving wife (Anita Cathey), a son (Robert T. Cathey, of Johnson City, TN), a stepson (Michael Dixon, of Asheville), a stepdaughter (Pat Perkins of Atlanta), three brothers (Wade, Clyde and Ted [or Ralph]), three sisters (Jessie, Carolyn and Mary), and five grandchildren; and Hamlin Raymond Cathey, a Baptist Minister, born about 1912 in Pelzer, graduated from Wake Forest and Southwestern Seminary, veteran of World War II, pastored churches in Pittsylvania County, VA and Fall Stone, NC, prior to retirment in 1977, died at age 69 on October 31, 1981, in Chatham, VA, surviving were his wife (Dorothy Wood Cathey), two sons (David W. Cathey and Timothy H. Cathey), a daughter (Carol Cathey Roberts) four brothers ( Wade, Ralph, Clyde and Robert G.), and three sisters (Jessie, Carolyn and Mary).
The daughters (of Theodore H. Cathey, Sr. and Callie Seay) were as follows: Jessie [who married a Penry or Perry, of Charlotte], Carolyn [who married a Walters, also of Charlotte], Mary [who married a Hills, of Yorba Linda, CA], and Grace [who married a Todd, of Charlotte]).
Mr. Cathey died on July 11, 1970, at age 88, in a Tryon hospital, and was buried in Forest Lawn cemetery, Charlotte.
Bertha was, at her death, a member of the Campobello Baptist Church. She died at age 97 on November 5, 1985, while a patient at Camp Haven Nursing Home. The funeral was held at Petty's (Rev. Billy Walker) and she was buried in the Fairview (Landrum) cemetery. Survivors included a son (Willie Barnette, of Horse Shoe, N. C.), four step-sons (Wade, Ralph, Clyde and Archie [or is it R. G.?] Cathey), and three step-daughters (Jessie C. Perry, Carolyn C. Walters and Mary C. Hills). Her death notice was in the November 6, 1985 issue of The Greenville News.
(8) Hattie V. Barnett. She was born on April 22, 1886, and married James Nelson Brown (born August 1, 1880, son of Terrell Brown and Rhoda E. Brown). Dr. Howard mentions James "Jim" Brown on p. 38 of his book; he says that Jim lived about half the distance between Ebenezer-Welcome and Glassy Mountain churches, about two miles. Dr. Howard further says that Jim served both churches as Sunday School Superintendent; he walked or rode a horse each Sunday morning to Ebenezer-Welcome, where he served for 30 years. He served the Glassy Mountain Church in the afternoons for many years. James died on January 26, 1941 and was buried in Ebenezer Welcome cemetery. Hattie died on March (or May) 1, 1979, while a resident of Landrum, at Grady Hipp Nursing Center, in Greenville, after a long illness. She was also buried in Ebenezer Welcome cemetery. (It is believed that James "Jim" Brown had a brother, Isom Brown, who served as a magistrate for a few months in 1923; it may be that he is the one who remodelled the Tinsley house near Liberty Methodist Church.)
They had two children: a girl, Lois Brown, who married Floyd Hall, son of Milton Hall (has a son named Dewey Hall); and a boy, J. Paul Brown, who married Modie (or Modell) Campbell (daughter of Alexander Lafayette [Fate] Campbell and Phurby Pearl Queen.
(9) Mays Milton Barnett, Sr. He was born on July 10, 1888, near Gowansville, and was usually called Mays (sometimes Maze). He was educated in the public schools of Greenville County and graduated from North Greenville Academy, leaving there in 1913.
On June 12, 1913 (Luther Z.'s records indicate June 22, 1913), he married Vance Long (Vannie) James, who was born on October 18, 1885, the daughter of Zedic W. James and Florence John Hudson. Mr. James was a contractor and builder in Greenville. As mentioned above, Vannie had a sister, Jennie, who was the mother of Edward Dillard, husband of Nelle West.
Mays graduated from Furman in 1917. During 1917-1918, he was principal of the grade school at Gowansville and was principal of the Eldridge Baptist Academy (Eldridge, Alabama) from 1918 to 1921. He also was principal of the Oak Hill Academy (Kendrick, Virginia) from 1921-22. From 1922 to 1924, he served as pastor and head of the Bible Department at Haywood Institute, in Clyde. Beginning in 1924, he took charge of the Tennessee River Institute.
Dr. James A. Howard also relates in his book (p. 67) that Mays attended North Greenville and Furman. An article containing much interesting biographical information about him and his ancestors may be found on p. 849 ff, in the History of Alabama, 1927. At that time, he was the Director of the Tennessee River Institute, in Bridgeport, Jackson County, Alabama; this was one of the schools of the Home Mission Board known as mountain schools.
Mays died on March 9, 1932, and was buried in Gowansville cemetery. At the time of his death, he was Pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Vannie died on January 26, 1966, and was also buried in the Gowansville cemetery.
(10) Matilda (Mattie) Barnett. She was born on July 6 (Dill book says 16), 1890, and, in 1916, married David John (Jack or Dave) Henson, born January 13, 1886. Dave was the son of William (Bill) Henson and Mary Dill (not yet further identified). He was a farmer and textile worker, and was a member of Gowansville Baptist Church. It is understood that they lived, at least at one time, on the north side of Tugaloo Road, some distance southwest from the Cleve Evans home.
After one year of declining health, Dave died, at age 77, on April 15, 1963, at St. Luke's Hospital, while living at Route 2, Landrum. Funeral services were held at Gowansville, conducted by Revs. W. L. Freeman, Fay L. Lanford and E. B. Crain. Pallbearers were Guy Henderson, R. Q. Gosnell, Clinton Brown, Paul Brown, Thomas West and Lespie Barnett. He was buried in Gowansville and Petty had the arrangements. He was survived by his wife (Mattie), two sons (Ralph Lee and Carl D., mentioned below), three sisters (Mrs. Dora Pruitt, Mrs. I. E. Brown and Mrs. James Gosnell), and four grandchildren.
Mattie died on November 18, 1976, and was also buried in Gowansville cemetery.
(11) Earl Barnett. Dates have not been learned. One of Elizabeth's notes indicate that she is not sure whose son he was and another indicates that he died young. The information furnished by Mike Barnett (from the History of Alabama) indicates that he died when he was two years old.
(12) Walter Barnett. He was born in 1894, died in 1957 with spinal meningitis, and was possibly retarded. He was buried in Glassy Mountain cemetery.
(IV) Hester M. Barnett's date of birth is uncertain. It is believed that, about 1869, she married Robert Cleveland (R. C. or Cleve) Evans (sometimes Evins; born January 12, 1848, son of Boyd (or Berdine) Evans and Hannah Turner; Cleve died on January 5, 1933, buried in Gowansville cemetery by Petty).(IV) Hester M. Barnett's date of birth is uncertain. It is believed that, about 1869, she married Robert Cleveland (R. C. or Cleve) Evans (sometimes Evins; born January 12, 1848, son of Boyd (or Berdine) Evans and Hannah Turner; Cleve died on January 5, 1933, buried in Gowansville cemetery by Petty).(IV) Hester M. Barnett's date of birth is uncertain. It is believed that, about 1869, she married Robert Cleveland (R. C. or Cleve) Evans (sometimes Evins; born January 12, 1848, son of Boyd (or Berdine) Evans and Hannah Turner; Cleve died on January 5, 1933, buried in Gowansville cemetery by Petty).(IV) Hester M. Barnett's date of birth is uncertain. It is believed that, about 1869, she married Robert Cleveland (R. C. or Cleve) Evans (sometimes Evins; born January 12, 1848, son of Boyd (or Berdine) Evans and Hannah Turner; Cleve died on January 5, 1933, buried in Gowansville cemetery by Petty).
(V) John James Barnett, who married Harriet (Hattie) Elizabeth McMakin.
(VI) The census report indicates a son named Thomas, born about 1856. James T. Barnett's material indicates a birthdate of about 1856 and a death date of about 1860.