Brinsley Barnes
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Brinsley Barnes (1766 - 1852)

Brinsley Barnes
Born in Wilkes, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Feb 1796 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Alexander County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Brinsley Barnes was born in 1766 in Wilkes, North Carolina.His parents were John Barnes and Ruth Elizabeth Fisher. He married Sarah Barnes on February 02, 1796.[1] Together they had eight children: [2]

  1. John Barnes
  2. Elias Barnes
  3. Sarah Barnes
  4. Aaron Barnes
  5. Elizabeth Barnes
  6. Ruth Barnes
  7. Mary Barnes
  8. Joshua Barnes

He died in September 1855 in Alexander County, North Carolina and was buried at Three Forks Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina.[3]


  1. North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Brinsly Barns and Sarah Barns, 02 Feb 1796; citing Wilkes,North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,330,286.
  2. 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.
  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #166216914

See also:

  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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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A reliable source is needed for burial site. Check will please.
posted by Paula J

In reply to your comment below dated 28 Feb 2019 at 11:25, read the Will attached to this profile. They are all named in it.

posted by [Living Barnes]
The later children of this profile appear to be born when Brinsley was 90 years old - there appears to be some errors, most likely the wrong children are attached to this profile.
posted by SJ Baty
Brinsley lived in one location but since Alexander County was not formed until 1847 much of his life and records are contained in Wilkes County.
posted by [Living Barnes]
Spouse may be in error. Could be Sally per 1850 Census of Alexander Co., NC
posted by [Living Barnes]

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