Nancy Barnard was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina about 1805 and married in North Carolina John David Carne, M.D. who was born in South Carolina about 1802. Their oldest children born in 1831 and 1835 were born in North Carolina from which it may be deducted that she married circa 1830. They migrated to Tennessee from North Carolina after 1835. They first resided in Henry County, Tennessee where Dr. Carne practiced medicine until 1850. Subsequent to that date Nancy Barnard and her family resided in Gibson County, Tennessee about seven miles east of Trenton. She died at age 56 in Gibson County on September 1860. In 1864 Dr. John D. Carne remarried and lived only one year until 1865. Children of Nancy Barnard Carne and Dr. John David Carne were: (i) Ann Carne born 1831 in North Carolina, married to James G. Bell in 1852 with one child, Annie J. Bell, for whom John David Carne made a special provision in his will; It appears that Ann Carne died an early death at an unknown time and place. (ii) Margaret E. Carne born 1834 in North Carolina, married in 1859 George Cook and died 1908. She had nine children. She is buried in Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Gibson County. (iii) Martha Elizabeth Carne born about 1837 in Tennessee married William Cook in 1863 and is shown on the 1900 United States census Gibson County, Tennessee with three of her children in her household, and in the 1880 census for that county with eight children. (iv) Mary Jane Carne born 1839 in Tennessee, married George Meakin Hopkins in 1963, died iu 1907 and is buried in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. She had six children. (v) John David Carne, Jr., born April 3, 1842 in Henry County, Tennessee who died in 1888 was married in 1865 to Mary F. Simmons. His second wife was Sarah A. Hale whom he married in 1876. After teaching school he was a long term Clerk of Court for Gibson County. He served in the Confederate Army in the 47th Regiment Tennessee Infantry and severely wounded at Shiloh. He is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Trenton, Tennessee. (vi) The Rev. James Bland Carne, a Presbyterian minister, was born January 5, 1848 and died July 25, 1885. He was married in 1871 to Mary C. “Molly” Warren. He had five sons. l He is also buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Trenton, Tennessee. He also served in the Confederacy. Cemetery survey data for John David Carne, Jr. and James Bland Carne recites that their parents were Dr. John David Carne and Nancy Barnard.
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