Genealogy Notes for David Benona Barnes by J.B. Wilson
David Benona Barnes was born 16 Apr 1816 in Owego, Tioga Co., NY; died 3 March 1901 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA; he married Sarah Ann Andrus 7 Feb 1841; Sarah Ann was born 30 Sep 1824 in NY; died 10 Aug 1824 in Grover, PA.
David Benona Barnes was the son of Lemuel Barnes, Jr. and Polly Reed. He was descended from the early emigrant, Thomas Barnes + Mary Andrus/Andrews>Ebenezer Barnes + Deborah Orvis>Thomas Barnes + Hannah Day>Phineas Barnes + Phebe Bement>Lemuel Barnes + Rebecca Bement>Lemuel Barnes, Jr. + Polly Reed>David Benona Barnes + Sarah Ann Andrus. David Benona Barnes and Sarah Ann Andrus' had the following children:
Polly Malissa (1841-1905)
Benjamin Franklin (1843-1909)
Martha Rosette (1844-1905)
James Augustus (1846-1874)
John Marshall (1848-1924)
Aaron Phineas (1849-1917)
Benonia David (1851-1916)
Ellen Elzina (1852-1927)
Rebecca Delilah (1854-1878)
Joseph Stephen (1856-1932)
Henry Alonzo (1858-1894)
Murray Lemuel (Died as Child) (1860-1861)
Margaret Ann “Mag” (1861-1899)
Charles Robert (1864-1934)
Jennie Rachel (1866-1893)
Clarence Merritt (Twin) (1868-1946)
Carrie Mae (Twin) (1868-1895)
• AKA: Benonia David Barnes; Cemetery headstone reads: B.D. Barnes, 16 Apr 1816 - 3 Mar 1901; All census records 1850-1900 show him as David Barnes or David B. Barnes, not Benonia David.
• David was a stone mason by trade, but only in the 1870 census, in other census listings he was a laborer and/or a farmer; his brother, Simeon, was listed as a brick mason in the 1880 Fed. Census. Birthplace shown as Virgil, Virgil Township, Cortland Co., NY
• 1850 Fed. Census, PA, Bradford Co, Canton Twp, David Barnes, age 35, laborer, b. NY, wife: Mary Barnes age 30 (b. 1820), b. NY, children: Polly M. (11), Benjamin (9), Rosetta (7), James (5), John (3), and Aaron (1). Could Mary have been a first wife? Age & Name do not match family records.
• 1860 Fed. Census, PA, Bradford Co, Canton Twp. D. Barnes age 44, day laborer, b. NY, wife: Susan Barnes, age 36 (1824), b. NY; children: Polly, Benjamin, Martha, James, John, Phineas, David, Ellen, Rebecca, Joseph, Henry, Francis (?), should be Murray Lemuel.
• 1870 Fed. Census, PA, Bradford Co, Canton Twp, David Barnes age 54, stone mason, b. NY, wife: Sarah A, age 47 (1823) b. NY; children: David B, Helen A, Rebecca, Joseph S, Henry A, Margaret, Charles R, Rachel, Clarissa M. (2) , Carrie M. (2).
• 1880 Fed. Census, PA, Bradford Co, Canton Twp., David Barnes, age 64, farmer, b. NY, wife: Sarah Ann, age 56 (1824); children: Margaret, Charles R, Jennie R., Carrie May (12), Clarence (12).
• 1900 Fed. Census, PA, Bradford, Canton Twp. David B. Barnes, age 84 living with his son, Clarence Barnes, head, age 31 and wife Millie, children: Margaret A. and Henry A. Barnes.