Category Archives: North Carolina

N. C. Death Records – Nancy A. Musgrave Barnes (1837-1921)

Today I’m looking at the death record for Nancy Ann Musgrave Barnes on Ancestry.com. This Nancy Barnes was my husband’s great-great-grandmother, and she was married to Jacob H. Barnes. Her parents were Tobias and Apsilla Whitley Musgrave, and she was born … Continue reading

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Researching the Barnes Family of Johnston and Wayne Counties, North Carolina

I’ve been researching my husband’s Barnes line from North Carolina more extensively since receiving back his DNA results. This map is from the North Carolina Atlas of Historic Boundaries, by John H. Long, Compiled by Gordon Denboer, Charles Scribner’s Sons, … Continue reading

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Marriage of Herbert Barnes and Sadie Fitzgerald, 1914

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 … Continue reading

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Researching the Barnes Surname at the North Carolina State Archives

This spring I decided to finally take a trip to the North Carolina State Archives, in Raleigh, to research my husband’s Barnes line. I had one main objective – to find something new about Jacob Barnes (1759-1840). He died in … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Ryan Clan

The Ryan surname is often listed as one of the top ten surnames of Ireland. The Ryan Clan that I’m researching comes from Kilcolman, County Offaly (King’s), Ireland. “Ryan Family History. Irish: simplified form of Mulryan.Irish: reduced form of O’Ryan, … Continue reading

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Barnes and Musgrave Families of Wayne County, North Carolina

When I started researching my husband’s Barnes line, I knew they had Wayne County, North Carolina roots. My husband’s father and his Aunt Helen had told me that their father, Ernest Barnes, had been born in the Goldsboro area in … Continue reading

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Jacob Barnes – Land and Slave Divison in Johnston County, NC, 1840 – Friend of Friends Friday

Friend of Friends Friday is a blogging prompt from Geneabloggers to upload records of enslaved ancestors, whether they are your own or not, and to transcribe them to your blog.  These records are from the estate of Jacob Barnes, who … Continue reading

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Six Word Saturday – An unknown barefoot boy from Goldsboro

An unknown barefoot boy from Goldsboro. I have to confess that I have a crush on this young handsome Carolina boy. His portrait was in a collection of pictures that belonged to my husband’s great-grandmother, Ophelia Rose Barnes. From other … 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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