Kit 10943

Posted by - May 21st, 2011

James Newton Barnett b 1858 AL d 1927 Walker County AL

Following is the lineage of Kit Number 10943 from the oldest proven or speculated ancestor. Due to concerns for identity theft living persons are not included or are so noted by initials and obscured dates of birth and death, etc

Group Barnett 2 Y                            Haplogroup J2

Contact: Bill Barnett


Note: More research needs to be done on this family, however, family tradition indicates James Newton Barnett’s parents were Bradford Kimsey Barnett and Mary E. (surname unknown)

In a quick check of the 1880 census records at Family  Mic Barnette was able to locate James Newton with his mother, Mary E. in 1880 in Blount County, Alabama. Township 13 Page 418A.

Mary E. was listed as being age 45, born in GA, birthplace of parents not given. Others listed in the household were born in Alabama with their mother listed as being born in Georgia. No place of birth was listed for their father.  Newton, son,  age 21 Farm laborer; Marion, son, age 19, farm laborer; Ellen, daughter, age 16; Lucinda, daughter, age 12; Mary K, daughter, age 10; Ralina An, daughter, age 7.

Family tradition states James Newton Barnett’s father, Bradford Kimsey Barnett, was killed in a field as he was working. The family has notes and a diagram showing the location of his grave, but, the notes do not tell where the area in the diagram is located. The grave of Mary is marked with an inscription that reads: “Mary E., Wife of Bradford Barnett”

More work, mainly census work,  was done on this family August 23, 2003. We were able to potentially extend this line several generations. Anyone who can help firm up this lineage with source information the help would be appreciated.


1840 Census Benton County, AL lists David Barnett age 80-90. In addition there are a number of other Barnetts in the county who could potentially be sons, grandsons or otherwise related Barnetts  including: Amos, Isaac, John, Daniel, Riley, Mark, Robert and Uriah. We are stretching our necks out at this point with the feeling David may be the furthest back ancestor of this participant. Further proof is desired. If related all the males in this county should have the same Y-Chromosome marker results.


According to family tradition Uriah was an ancestor. Uriah Barnett was born in South Carolina about 1783 or 1787 depending on the census used. His wife was Kessiah who was born somewhere in Georgia about 1785 or 1788. This family is found in the following censuses: 

1830 Hall County, GA (Probably him)

1840 Benton County, AL

1850 Neshoba County, MS

1860 Neshoba County, MS


Riley Barnett, probable son of Uriah and Kessiah Barnett, was born about 1807 in Georgia. His wife was Sarah born about 1812 in South Carolina. Riley and sarah were enumerated in several censuses, namely:

1830 Morgan County, AL

1840 Benton County, AL

1850 Benton County, AL

1860 Tuscaloosa County, AL


They had children named the following:

E. A  (male) born about 1832 in AL

B (probably Bradford Kimsey) (male) born about 1834 AL

F (male) born about 1834 in AL

PC (male) born about 1836 AL

C (male) born about 1838

S (female) born about 1840 AL

M (female) born about 1846 AL

N (female) born about 1848 AL

W (female) born about 1849 AL


Bradford Kimsey Barnett born about 1835 married about 1855 to Mary E who was born about 1834 in Alabama. They are found in the 1860 census of Tuscaloosa County, AL in the North Port Post Office area, next door to his parents Riley Barnett and Sarah Barnett. They had a least the following children:


Nancy born about 1855 AL

William born about 1857 AL

James Newton born about 1858 AL

George born about   1859 AL

Generation V

James Newton Barnett (Born 6 Oct 1858 Alabama -Died 10 Dec 1927 Walker County, Alabama) Married Walker County, Alabama 6 Dec 1883 Patsy Loucreasa Davis (Daughter of Thomas Wilburn Davis and Antilissa Loucreasa Morgan) (Born 20 May 1861 -Died 20 Marc 1920) 


1) Algernon Deloss Barnett (Born 20 May 1884) Married  Louise Garner

2) Mary Arvie Zena Barnett (Born 1886 Al) Married  Harmon Huel Hyche (1876-?)

3) Lennie Ora Barnett (Born 1888) Married (unknown) Gurganus

4) Chesley Arlen Barnett (Born 8 Oct 1889 Horse Creek (now   Dora) Walker County, AL-Died 6 May 1969 Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL) Married Gena Ethel Deason (6 Jul 1893 AL-16 Jul 1971 Jasper, Walker County, AL)

5) Ples Earle Barnett  (Born 1891-Died April 1943 Etowah County, Alabama) Married  Jessie Anne Hyche (3 Sept 1895-1986)

6) Cecil Ira Barnett (Born 1893) Married Bertie Russell

7) Simmie Ambrose Barnett (Born 1894)Married  Dixie Ellen Arwine (1896-?)

8) Jesse Kimsy Barnett ( Born 1896) Married  Hattie Busbin

9) Asia Tolbert Barnett (Born 1900 -Died Texas) Married  Lessie Langley

10) James Lynn Barnett ( Born 1902) Married  Ida Mae Laird

11) Martha Jane Barnett (Born 1904)Married  (Unknown) Black

Generation VI

Chesley Arlen Barnett (Born 8 Oct 1889 Horse Creek (now Dora) Walker County, AL -Died 6 May 1969 Walker County, Alabama) Married Gena Ethel Deason (6 Jul 1893 AL-16 Jul 1971 Jasper, Walker County, AL) 


1) Chesley Arlen Barnett Jr (Born 14 June 1914 Walker County, AL-Died 2 March 1991 Birmingham, Jeffereson County, AL) Married Lessie Mae Usrey- Living

2) Christine Barnett (Born 6 Oct 1916 Walker County, Alabama-  Died Walker County, Al.) Married Walker County, Al. Guy Tatum

3) Doyle Barnett (Born 6 Oct 1918 Walker County, Al.-Died  Colbert County, Al.) Married in Oklahoma Josephine (Unknown)

4) Henry Newton Barnett (Born 25 March 1920 Walker County, Al.- Died Calhoun County, Al.) Married Walker County, Al. Bennie Mullin

5) Aubrey V. Barnett-1922 Walker County, Al.-Living) Married Walker County, Al. Lora Cain

6) Clifford Barnett (Born 2 Sept 1925 Walker County, Al.-Died Walker County, Al.) Married Walker County, Al.  Frances Holland

7) Robert E Barnett (Born 14 Feb 1929 Walker County, Al.-Died Calhoun County, Al.) Married Walker County, Al.  Dean Jones

8) Earl Lynn Barnett (1936 Walker County, Al.-Living) Married Walker County, Al. Johnnie Faye Nichols

9) Rex Barnett (Twin) (Born and Died 1937 Walker County, Al.)

10) Ray Barnett (Twin)(Born and Died 1937Walker Co, AL)


Chesley Arlen Barnett Jr. (Born 14 Jun 1914, Walker County, Alabama-Died 2 Mar 1991, Carraway Methodist Hospital Birmingham, Alabama) Married Lessie Mae Usrey (b. Gamble, Walker County, Alabama-Living) 


1) Billy Ray Barnett (Born Bankhead, Walker County, Alabama)  Married Opal Charlotte Judy Kennedy (Born Seaman, Alabama-Living)

2) Carolyn Barnett (Born 1 Feb 1937, Bankhead, Walker County, Alabama -Died 18 Dec 2002 Jefferson County, Al) Married David Anthony Argent (Born Walker County, Al-Living)

3) Patsy Ruth Barnett Born Bankhead, Walker County, Alabama- Living) Married Jack Argent (Born Walker County, Al -Living)

4) Chesley Arlen Barnett III (Born Parrish, Walker County, Alabama-Living) Married Jayne Rhae Wooten (Born Arley, Winston County, Alabama)

5) Henry Doyle Barnett (Born Parrish, Walker County, Alabama- Living) Married 1) Cynthia Vess 2) Delores “Dee” McKinney

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