Facts and Events
Wayne County, New York was created in 1823 from Ontario County or Seneca County, New York.
Father possibly comes from Madison County, New York.
possibly born in Madison County, New York or Wayne, Schyuler County, New York.
Possible clues to Barnes family
Possibly a descendant of Roger Williams, "prophet" of United States Baptist, Rhode Island pioneer
unknown if there is any connection to
Jonathan Barnes war of 1812 Military Land Warrant Hancock County, IL 11-29-1817 Sargent of Brooks Company, 38th Regt Inf
Joseph H Holland Hancock County, IL Military Land Warrant 12-1-1817 Nathanial D Holland Military Land Warrant 12-1-1817
1840 John Barnes page M704 Roll ? page 219 L. R. Williams p. 212 Levi Williams p. 196
1842 Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL Tax Index lists a John Barnes page 166, 5N5W
1850 Hancock Co., IL M432 Roll 109 page 281 John Barnes (only Barnes from New York) 63 years old. oldest son 8 years old born in IL, other male (possible named Andrew, difficult to read) 28 years old born in IL
1860 NY Williams in Hancock Co., IL
Henry Williams 29 years old occupation - Miller living in Hancock Twp. (next door to an Alfonzo W Barnes 50 years old born in New York - farmer)
William F Barnes 37 years ? occupation - Land agent born in New York oldest child 17 years born in IL - lived in 3rd ward of Warsaw
E.V.A. Barnes (Male) 49 years born in New York occupation - farmer youngest child 6 years old born in New York - lived in Wiilcox Township.