BARNES FAMILY RESEARCH
My Barnes Family ancestry wends its way back to Thomas Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut through Thomas and his second wife, Mary Andrews and their son, Ebenezer and his second wife, Deborah Orvis and then through Thomas Barnes and Hannah Day; Phineas Barnes and Phebe Bement; Lemuel Barnes, Sr. and Rebecca Bement; and Lemuel Barnes, Jr. and his wife Polly Reed. David Benona, son of Lemuel Barnes, Jr. and Polly Reed, married Sarah Ann Andrus. This page is devoted to David Benona (or Benonia David) Barnes and his family. My family (**) descends from David and Sarah's daughter, Martha Rosette Barnes, b. 20 July 1844 who married Job Robards Crandle in 1865. Additional notes on David Benona Barnes.
Below is an article written by Marlea Rice Warren which is an account of Benonia David Barnes and his family. Marlea is a descendant of Benonia David and Sarah's son, John Marshall Barnes.
"The family of Benonia David Barnes, b. 16 Apr 1816, descends from the English immigrant, Thomas Barnes, one of the first settlers of Hartford, CT and his second wife, Mary Andrews through their son, Ebenezer and his second wife, Deborah Orvis. Thomas' first wife, Mary, was executed for witchcraft in Hartford in 1662.
Lemuel Barnes, Sr. moved from Connecticut to West Stockbridge, Mass. before the American Revolution and served in the Continental Army. In 1804 he moved his family to Virgil, Cortland County, NY. Lemuel Barnes, Sr. died in 1821 in Cortland County, NY.
Presumably Benonia David (also called David Benona) had moved from Virgil to Bradford County by 1840. In February 1841 he married Sarah Ann Andrus (daughter of Abijah and Sally Andrus). They raised their 17 children in the Canton area, 16 of whom grew to adulthood and had families except James who was killed by a stagecoach near Ogdensburg, Tioga County, and Rebecca who was 'buried in her wedding dress on the day she was to have been married.' Most of the children remained in the Canton area except for Polly who went to Kansas City, Missouri; Aaron, a railroad conductor who lived in Elmira, NY, and Charles who lived near Endicott, NY. Many of the descendants still live in the Canton area. Benonia David Barnes died 5 March 1901 and is buried in the East Canton Cemetery, Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Benonia David, his wife, parents and a brother, Simeon Perry Barnes, are buried in the East Canton Cemetery."
By Marlea Rice Warren, great granddaughter of John Marshall Barnes and Louisa Manderville Barnes, May 25, 1995.
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