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Family of Thomas T. Barnes

At the present time little is known about the parents of Thomas T. Barnes. Is is suspected that his mother's given name was Mary and his father was possibly a George Barnes of South Carolina who enlisted in the Mexican American War and was killed sometime between 1846 and 1848. Obviously, further exploration is needed.

Children of Mr and Mrs. Unknown Barnes:

  1. Thomas T. Barnes
  2. Male Barnes, b: abt 1833
  3. Female Barnes, b: abt 1834
  4. Mary Ellen James Barnes, b: 15 Sep 1835
  5. Elias N. Barnes, b: 26 May 1843

Mary Ellen James Barnes

  • Born: 15 Sep 1825, York County, South Carolina, USA
  • Died: 7 Sep 1901 Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina, USA
  • Buried: Laurelwood Cemetery
  • Married: Silas Jordan Fincher
    • Born: 29 Dec 1812, Mecklenberg County, North Carolina, USA
    • Died: 30 Aug 1880, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA
    • Buried: Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery

Bio Note: Family lore tells us that Mary Ellen saved her family from starvation after the Civil War by dividing her provisions in half and hiding one half and one cow in a swamp. When Sherman came through on his infamous march of destruction, he generally took all the food that he could and destroyed the rest in the hope that the people of the South would starve. When he cleaned out Mary Ellen's pantry, he thought that he had destroyed another southern family, but Mary Ellen had managed to outsmart him. [Source: Fincher Family Tree,,]

Children of Silas and Mary Ellen Barnes Fincher:

  1. John F. Fincher, b: abt 1856
  2. Hugh McCommon Fincher, b: 6 Feb 1859
  3. Sarah Ann Stowe Fincher, b: 21 Jun 1861
  4. James Elias Fincher, b: 3 Apr 1864
  5. Susan Rebecca Fincher, b: 26 Sep 1866
  6. Charles Coppage Fincher, b: 1 Dec 1869
  7. Fannie Fincher, b: abt 1872
  8. Lillie Cornelia V. Fincher, b: 2 Oct 1876
  9. Henrietta Fincher, b: abt 1879

Elias N. Barnes

  • Born: 26 May 1843
  • Died: 13 Aug 1892, Arkansas, USA
  • Married: Ellen Lowery, Bef 1869
    • Born: 11 May 1840, Anson County North Carolina, USA
    • Died: 15 Sep 1913, Arkansas, USA

Children of Elias and Ellen Barnes:

  1. William Marion Barnes, b: 3 Sep 1869
  2. Mary B. Barnes, b: 10 Jul 1871
  3. Rhoda Alma Barnes, b: 16 Jul 1874
  4. John David Barnes, b: 10 Se[ 1877

[Source: Kath Lowery, Barnes Family Tree,]