Person:Royal Barney (1)

m. 13 DEC 1802
  1. Philania (Philena) Barney1804 - Aft 1880
  2. Edson Barney1806 - 1905
  3. Royal Barney1808 - 1890
  4. Oremel (Oremall) Barney1812 - 1887
  5. Schuyler Barney1821 - Abt 1899
Facts and Events
Name Royal Barney
Gender Male
Birth? 15 DEC 1808 Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States
Burial? JUN 1890 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut, Salt Lake City C
Ancestral File Number 2951-C7
Other? Notes
Death? 9 JUN 1890 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

!BIRTH-MAR-DEATH: History and Genealogy of the Ballous in America; by Adin

                Ballou, p. 666.
                TIB index cards.
                Church Chronology; by Andrew Jensen, p. 216.
                American Compendium; Vol 7; p. 891.

BIO: At web site - - We don't even know what Royal Barney's name was. He is called Royal Barney in some records, Royal Barney, Jr. in others, and Royal A. Barney in still others. We have elected to call him Royal Barney, Jr. with no certainty as to its correctness. He was the son of Royal Barney and Rachel Marsh and was born December 15, 1808 in Ellisburg, New York. He is the brother of Edson Barney <barnee1.htm> who also became a member of the First Quorum of Seventy. Royal was married to Sarah Bowen Estabrook on November 4, 1829 in Amherst, Ohio, fathering six children by her. Later he practiced plural marriage having in all six wives. The Ancestral File lists twelve children of the six marriages. Royal was baptized as a young man for by 1834, he accompanied his brother Edson and the Prophet Joseph Smith <smithj2.htm> on Zions Camp, an expedition to provide relief to hose saints who were suffering persecution in Missouri. He must have served with faithfulness and honor for he was selected the following year in 1835 to be ordained a Seventy and called to the First Quorum of the Seventy. This call, of course, places him in the roster of General Authorities. Brother Andrew Jensen, writing in Church Chronology, states that he was ordained under the hands of Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon <rigdos1.htm>. Oliver Cowdery writing in the Messenger and Advocate (Sept. 1836) included Elder Royal Barney in a list of "the names of Ministers of the Gospel belonging to the church of the Latter Day Saints, whose licenses were recorded, the last quarter, in the License Records, in Kirtland, Ohio," He was sued by one "Henry Skinner in 1837 on a note made by them to Joseph Smith and negotiated by him to Skinner. Skinner obtained a default judgment by confession (with no actual appearance by the defendants), after which the Barneys and Angell appeared and sought to set aside the judgment on the ground that the note was given for notes of the "Kirtland Safety Anti-Banking Society," which were alleged by Paine, on behalf of the defendants, to have been illegal and without value. This defense failed in June 1837, and Skinner recovered a judgment against the Barneys and Angell on the note." (Court of Common Pleas Record Book U, p. 99, Geauga County, Ohio.) We find no record of Elder Barney through the years of the Missouri Persecutions nor the Nauvoo era. But he and his family did join in the trek west with the saints arriving in Utah in 1852. Andrew Jenson writing in Church Chronology, records: "June 9, 1890 (Monday) Father Royal Barney died in Salt Lake City.