This image is of the marriage record of Herbert Barnes, age 24, of Wayne County, NC and Sadie Fitzgerald, age 21, of Johnston County, NC . The marriage license application was on February 6, 1914 and the marriage was celebrated on February 18, 1914, in Johnston County, North Carolina. The marriage record is faint, and some lines are almost ineligible, but still it is great that the record was on an Ancestry.com database. Here is the source citation: Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
The record shows that Herbert Barnes’ parents were Tom Barnes, Deceased, and Ophelia Barnes, Living. Sadie Fitzgerald’s parents were Gaston Fitzgerald, Living, and Tabitha Fitzgerald, Living. I can’t make out the names of the three witnesses.
There is a recording of this marriage in the Barnes Family Bible.
In this same family bible, it shows George H. Barnes was born on March 6, 1889. He was known as Uncle Herbert, to his niece and nephews in our Barnes family. Searching for George Herbert Barnes in the U.S. Federal Census returns, it shows he switched back and forth between his two given names. In the 1900 Federal Census he was Herbert G. Barnes. In 1910 he was Herbert Barnes. In 1920 he was George H. Barnes. 1930 shows him as George H. Barnes, and in the 1940 census he was once again Herbert Barnes. In all of the census returns he was living at Grantham Township, Wayne County, NC [Sources: Ancestry.com. 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010].
After their marriage, George Herbert and Sadie Elizabeth Fitzgerald Barnes lived at the family farm in Grantham Township, Wayne County, NC. They had one daughter, Nancy Rose Barnes, born December 22, 1914.
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