Category Archives: Barnes

The Death of Mary Ryan Barnes in Ireland – 1904

Researching the death of ancestor Mary Ann Ryan Barnes took a bit of time. We knew by 2005 that our Irish Barnes family had been parishioners of the Kilcolman Roman Catholic Church in County Offaly, Ireland. Back when Mary Ann … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Charming Children, Circa 1910

This portrait was one of many photographs belonging to Sarah Ophelia Barnes, née Rose (1863-1936). Ophelia lived for many years in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina. Her great-granddaughter, Betsy Coleman, shared the pictures with our Barnes family, in the hopes … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Woman in Nurse Uniform

This photograph was taken by the Walter Washington Foster Studio, in Richmond, Virginia. There are more of the Foster photos at the Virginia Historical Society. It was addressed to Miss Barnes, 354 R. Black.  The photo was in a trunk … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Bessie Pauline Barnes of NC?

This photograph of a lovely young girl, or teenager, was taken by the Parker Studio in Dunn, North Carolina.  No other information is associated with the picture, except that it was in a trunk belonging to Sarah Ophelia Rose Barnes. … Continue reading

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Workday Wednesday – David Jeptha Rose (1861-1940) – General Contractor

David Jeptha Rose (1861-1940) started his Rocky Mount, North Carolina general contracting business in 1890, and the company, D. J. Rose & Son, Inc., is still in business today. His firm was one of the first licensed general contracting firms … Continue reading

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Passenger Record for Ellen Barns – SS Campania – 1908

When researching passenger records online at the Ellis Island Foundation website in 2003 for Helen Barnes (1881-1973), I came across only one likely record for my husband’s grandmother. Some of the information seemed wrong, but I saved the record and … Continue reading

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