Ernest Howard Barnes was born in Wayne County, North Carolina in 1885. His parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents had also all been born in North Carolina. Members of his Barnes Clan arrived quite early in America, with many coming to Virginia and Pennsylvania, and most of his ancestors had immigrated during the 1600s and early 1700s from England, Scotland, and Ireland. When land opened up in North Carolina, they became land owners there, eventually settling near the border of what would become Johnston and Wayne counties.
On 22 February 1914 Ernest Howard Barnes married Helen Catherine Barnes in New York City, NY. She was also known as Ellen Barns, and was born in Kings County (now called Offaly County), Ireland in 1881.
With two Barnes lines we are always glad to hear from others searching for their Barnes roots. Many thanks to all the Barnes researchers for sharing information!