Richard Barnes, of Boone county, North Carolina, had — Elias , Equilles, Richard, Samuel, Shadrach, Amos, Abraham, and Sally. Elias, Equilles and Shadrach were in the revolutionary war, and Equilles was killed at the battle of Cow Pens. Amos, Shadrach and Sally (who married Randall Simms), settled in Madison county, Ky. Amos afterward removed to Howard County, Missouri, where he lived and died. Shadrach was married in North Carolina, to Hannah Turner, and had three children at the time of his removal to Kentucky. They went from North Carolina to Kentucky on pack-horses. Mr. Barnes (Shadrach) subsequently removed to Missouri, and settled in Howard county. He died in Boonville, Mo., in the 92d nyear of his age. His children were — Elizabeth, Equilles, Philip, Sally, James, Amos, John, Abraham, Benjamin, Nellie, Thomas, and Sophia. Elizabeth married William Taylor, who settled in St. Charles county, Mo.,in 1810. Equilles married Dolly Herndon, and settled in Howard county. Philip married Fanny Barnes, his cousin, and also settled in Howard county. Sally married William Ridgeway, who settled in Boone county. James married Elizabeth Burkhart, and settled in Boone county. He was one of the noted pioneer Baptist preachers of Missouri, and during the Indian war he taught school in Cooper's Fort, and the afterwards celebrated Kit Carson was one of his pupils. In 1815 he went to New Orleans with a fiatboat loaded with nine different kinds of wild meat, besides honey, corn, potatoes, onions, furs, hides, deer and elk horns, etc. He died in 1875, in his 87th year. Amos Barnes married Dorcas Kincaid, and settled in Boone county. John married Sally Hubbard, and settled in the same county. Abraham married Grace Jones, and settled in Cooper county. Benjamin married Lucretia Simms, and settled on the line between Boone and Callaway counties, in 1819. He raised a large family of children, and is the only one of his father's family now living. He is a sociable old gentleman, and fond of fun and jokes. During his younger days he made seven trips to Sante Fe, New Mexico, and rode the same little pony every time. He was Captain of a wagon train, and received good pay. Nellie Barnes married Harris Jameson, who settled in Boone county. Thomas married Susan Fields, and settled in Cooper county. Sophia married Jefferson Boggs, a brother of Governor Boggs, and settled in Cooper county."
Shadrack Barnes was a soldier in the North Carolina Militia from the Salisbury, North Carolina District. At page 313 of the book "Pioneer Families of Missouri," written by Bryan and Rose and published in 1876, is an article on this Barnes family in which it is positively stated that Elias, Shadrack and Aquilla Barnes, who were brothers, were soldiers in the Revolutionary War and that Aquilla was killed at the Battle of Cow Pens, South Carolina. Further and more positive proof that Shadrack was a soldier in the Revolution reposes in the Department of Archives and History at Raleigh, North Carolina in the Treasurer's Papers (Vouchers) showing that on October 10, 1784. he was allowed 9 pounds, 4. shillings and 6 pence for his service in the Militia from Salisbury District, under No. 8979, for his service in the Revolution. The auditors spelled his name "Shedrick Barns" but this is not unusual. In the bond for marriage of his brother, Aquilla, to Hannah Lee in Rowan County in 1770, their names were spelled Barns and the name Shadrack was written "Shadr'k." In the bond for marriage of William Taylor to Rebecca Barnes (daughter of Elias and niece of Shadrack) in Madison County, Kentucky, the name is spelled "Shadrick Barns." On page 78 of the U.S. Census for Howard County, Missouri for 1830, the name is listed as "Shadrick Barns." The evidence of membership in the North Carolina Militia of Elias Barnes is in the North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts.
Richard Barnes of Rowan County, North Carolina, had eight children: Elias , Aquilla, Richard, Samuel, Shadrack, Amos, Abraham, and Sarah (Sally). In 1770 Shadrack Barnes became bondsman on his brother Aquilla's bond for marriage to Miss Hannah Lee of Rowan County, North Carolina. Elias (who later migrated to and died in Kentucky), Aquilla and Shadrack were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. Aquilla was killed at the Battle of Cow Pens. (See Page 313 "Pioneer Families of Missouri"; Bryan & Rose; published 1876.) Amos, Shadrack and Sally (who married Randall Sims) all traveled by packhorse and settled in Madison County, Kentucky, about 1785. Shadrack Barnes migrated to Howard County, Missouri, in 1808. During the War of 1812 the frontier soldiers of the U.S. Army were withdrawn as protectors of the settlers from hostile Indians in order to fight the British. In order to protect the settlers in Howard County, three forts were built and the settlers moved into the forts. These were Forts Hempstead, Kincaid and Cooper. Shadrack Barnes and members of his family took refuge in Fort Kincaid and later Fort Hempstead. His son, John, is listed as being present with him in Fort Hempstead (History of Howard and Chariton Counties, 1883). His sons, Amos, Aquilla, Abraham,James and John, and William Taylor, who married his daughter Elizabeth, were at Fort Kincaid.
The fact that there were a number of marriages of members of the Barnes family to members of the Sims family makes a discussion of the Sims family appropriate. Matthew Sims of North Carolina married a Miss Emory in North Carolina and migrated to Madison County, Kentucky, in 1779. They had five children: Nancy, William, Elisabeth, Lucinda and Josiah. William married Sarah Barnes, daughter of Elias Barnes and niece of Shadrack Barnes, in Madison County, Kentucky, March 15, 1791. William Sims and his wife Sarah Barnes Sims had eleven children: Elias, James, Tarlton, William R., Irvin, John, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Lucretia, Nancy and Sarah (Sally). 0f the foregoing eleven children, James Sims married Hannah Barnes (born Kentucky 1810), daughter of Philip and Frances Barnes and granddaughter of Shadrack Barnes, while Lucretia Sims married Benjamin Barnes (born 1793), son of Shadrack Barnes. Furthermore, of the eleven children of William and Sarah Barnes Sims, Elias married Elisabeth Martin and had eight children: William Sims (born 1818); James M., Garland M., Winnifred, Lucy Ann, Minerva, Sallie and Robert Sims. William Sims (1818) on March 31, 1842 married Frances Barnes (born 1822), a daughter of Philip and Frances Barnes and a granddaughter Shadrack Barnes. Elias Barnes, being a soldier in the Revelation (his record is found in North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Volume V, Page 61, folio 3), the descendants of the Sims family listed above are eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution under Elias as well as Shadrack Barnes. Elias married Rebecca Turner (sister of the wives of Shadrack and Samuel Barnes). Their son, Abraham Barnes, married Temperance Taylor, Their daughter, Rebecca, married Isaac Lloyd (son of Thomas Lloyd of North Carolina. Their daughter, Sally Ann, married Turner Richardson Hayden who had a daughter Rebecca E. Hayden who married Paul Morris Wright who had a daughter, Harriet Laura Wright, who married William 0rr Smith and lives at Columbia, Missouri.
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