Sadie Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born 5 March 1891 in Johnston County, North Carolina. Her parents were Gaston and Tabitha Jane Massey Fitzgerald. She married George Herbert Barnes on 18 Feb 1914 in Johnston County, NC. Their daughter, Nancy Rose Barnes, married William Washington Springle. The Barnes family lived at Four Oaks, Grantham Township, Wayne County, NC.
The original photo shown above, belonged to Sarah Ophelia Rose Barnes, who was married to Thomas Whitley Barnes. I’ve done a previous blog posting on Ophelia. She is second from the left, in the white dress. Standing next to her is her daughter-in-law, Sadie Elizabeth Fitzgerald Barnes, also in a white. Nancy Rose Barnes (1914-2006), called Rose by the family, is the young girl standing in front. The two ladies on either side are unknown, but most likely were related. Our Barnes family remembers being told that Sadie Fitzgerald Barnes had Native American ancestry, but we have never confirmed that.
Sunday’s Obituary is a blogging post suggested by Geneabloggers.