Marty and Karla Grant
Barnes Genealogy - PA, NC
Welcome to my Barnes genealogy pages. I am interested in the Barnes families primarily of Chester Co., PA and central and western North Carolina. (I have another, unrelated Barnes line from Marion Co., SC.)
Barnes was the 99th most common surname in the United States in 2000, and 110th in 2010.
My most recent Barnes ancestor is my seven times great grandmother, Mary Barnes, born 1734 in Chester Co., PA. She married Samuel Carter in PA in 1756. They moved to North Carolina after that. They were Quakers. He died in Chatham Co., NC in 1804. She died, same place, in 1823. Her parents:
Brinsley Barnes, born probably in the 1710s, married Elizabeth Lindley ca 1730s in Chester Co., PA. He died in Wilkes Co., NC ca 1794. She died sometime before that, possibly in Orange Co., NC. His parents:
William Barnes, born ca 1685, married Elizabeth Key in 1708 in Philadelphia, PA. He died before 1731 in Chester Co., PA, she, after 1731.
Much of what I have on the Barnes comes from the book The ancestry and descendants of Robert Bruce and Catherine Cearley: Including the Bruce, Cearley, Barnes, Lowdermilk and Voncannon families, by Lawrence L. Little, Floyd S. Radis, 1989. I haven’t made much attempt to verify the data. It does seem sound based on what’s in the book. I have found some supporting material, and hope to find more.
Revised: February 1, 2023