Looking for the parents of Albert Barnett 1823-1900

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Looking for the parents of Albert Barnett.  He states in the Census he was born in Spotsylvania, VA in 1823.  Went to the gold rush in El Dorado, CA.

He went to Missouri and married Sarah E. Elliott and had two children.  He served in the Union of the Civil War then later was a memeber of the GAR.

He belonged to the Walnut Grove Baptish Church in Walnut Grove of Howard County. I contacted the church and they stated this church is not the same one built in the 1800s.  He and his family moved to Kirksville, MO where he stayed until his death in 1900.  I have a copy of his headstone from the cemetary.   Missouri didn't have death certificates until 180?.  I asked this question on Google and it came back that his parents were Issac and Rachel Barnett but I have nothing to prove this.

Albert states his dad was born in Virginia and his mother in Kentucky but Issac came straight from England.  I don't know if he lied about ths for some reason or maybe Albert is his middle name.  He is my mystery man and I need help.  Thanks for any help.

in Genealogy Help by Patty Nelson G2G Crew (370 points)

Dear Patty, 

   The Gold Rush story matches this record:

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M491-81X : accessed 16 May 2016), Albert Barnett, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, California, United States; citing family 8, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Hope this helps. -NGP


Thank you.  I have this record and as usual, Albert doesn't list any family.  But, thank you so much for your help.


2 Answers

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If Isaac came straight from England,There is a record of a marriage too

Sarah Elliot there.In England.

There is a family record on Geni.com.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (921k points)
Albert stated he married Sarah Elliott in Missouri but can't find a record.  Issac was married to Rachel.  I'll check out Geni.com again.

Thank you for your help.

It's really appreciated.

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1860 Census, Albert Barnet age 38 born Kentucky,Wife Sarah  E. age 27

Dtr Henrietta,Son James.Page 25 1860 Census.Plot 577 page 36,1860 Census,

Solomon Barnet Ky. age 66born abt 1794.wife Ann age 60.This adds too your problem,

Is this possibly Albert father.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (921k points)
Idk Wayne but I'm certainly looking into it.  I know Sarah was from Kentucky but Albert has always stated he was born in VA.  Thanks for the tip.


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