↑ Children determined by his will probated September, 1855 and death date established by the same. "Alexander County, North Carolina, Will Abstracts, 1847-1910". Compilers: Grace Turner and Miles Philbeck, 1984.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4BQ-495 : accessed 18 August 2015), Brinsly Barnes, Alexander county, Alexander, North Carolina, United States; citing family 629, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). Note: The Census of 1850 shows that his son Elias (per his will) was living in the household along with Sally a 64 female (apparently his spouse) and Sarah a 27 year old female (apparent spouse of Elias or it could be Brinsley's daughter who is referenced in his will).
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