Hugh William Barnes

Hugh Barnes

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Hugh W. Barnes
Born 1940s.
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Barnes-7591 created 21 Jul 2015 | Last modified | Last edit: 8 Aug 2017
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Categories: North Carolina Project | Baptist.

Hugh Barnes is a part of North Carolina History.
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Hugh at 67 in 2015 was late in coming to genealogy but not to research. It is now a passion that in 2017, lead to the creation of the Barnes-Oxford Genealogy Research Foundation, Inc. The foundation is a 501(c) corporation. The Foundation maintains a genealogy and history website

In order to improve the ability for articles on the website to get found in a Google search, Hugh has become skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). He now teaches it at a nearby community college and has a consultancy. His website articles appear only behind Ancestry, Wikitree and Find A Grave.

Genealogy has become an obsession as was now his abandoned interested in Republican Party politics. Hugh was a member of what was known as the Old Guard. It is exemplified by his great grandfather a Wilkes County North Carolina Baptist minister who donated a horse to the Union Army [Barnes-7607]. He is working on an e-Book on the Old Guard and will populate Wikitree with many of its former leaders.

The greatest person who influenced Hugh's life and instilled a strong sense of family values was his maternal grandfather Hugh Blair Oxford [Oxford-194]. Without Papaw, he would not have been the first person on either side of his family to attend college. He is a 1970 graduate of Appalachian State University. Following in Papaw's footsteps, Hugh is a newly elected Baptist Deacon.

Wikitree and DNA cousins have opened many doors for Hugh. The website in addition to genealogy will become a prime source for the history of the NC Foothills. The index to Lenoir Family Papers a collection dating from 1770-1940 will be exclusively available there. The papers cover details in the life of General William O. Lenoir a major player at the Battle of King Mountain and many of his descendants. General Lenoir was a Whig and refused three-time to run as their candidate for Governor. Hugh's early Barnes's were planters and Jeffersonian-Democrats.

He has discovered a new collection of source documents dating back to the late 1700’s that will be scanned and placed on the website. They are available nowhere and are of significant historical value.

Hugh is honored to be one of several Profile Manager for both his Barnes [Barnes-1145] and Oxford [Oxford-205] immigrants which are both Protected Profiles. Although low in rank, he is also proud that his Barnes grandfathers Brinsley and Solomon and Brinsley sons account for 7 Revolutionary War Patriots. When Brinsley's son-in-law’s are taken into account, that increase to 9.

Hugh teaches genealogy at a community college. He is uncompromising in his desire for through sourcing and two Smith members of Wikitree Ellen [Smith-62120] and Jillaine [Smith-32867] along with Vincent Piazza [Piazza-75] and Robin Lee [Lee-5956] set the standard that he hopes to follow.


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My paternal immigrant was 63 when the War broke out but provided material service and is recognized by the DAR. He had 5 sons all were member of the Chatham County, NC militia. My 4th great grandfather resigned from the militia and enlisted in Kingbury's artillery unit, the only independent artillery unit in the Continental Army. As a gunner, he fought at Valley Forge and Monmouth Courthouse and earned the nickname "Deaf John". I am a member of the SAR on the reord of my maternal 3rd gf
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Keeping up
My paternal line is Barnes. Born in 1713, my immigrant Brinsley arrived in PA from Ireland circa 1734. He, his spouse and all 8 of their children migrated to Orange Co., NC circa 1753. As a Regulator, he protested against the Royal Governor. Fearing Tory oppression, he and four sons migrated to Indian Territory (Wilkes County, NC) which was outside of government control. (See North Carolina tag to trace family migration.) Most stayed in Wilkes some migrated to Kentucky, Indiana an Missouri.
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My paternal great grandmother was a Ferguson
keeping up
I like to keep with innovation
My paternal 5th great grandmother was a Lindley
My paternal great great grandmother was a McGee
This is my mothers direct maternal line. My Grandmother said that Milstead's came on the Mayflower BUT there are none on the passenger list.
My Barnes Irish immigrant with his family of eight children settled Orange Co. in 1753. As Regulators they protested against taxes imposed by the Royal Governor. Fearing reprisal they migrated to Indian Territory (Wilkes/Burke County) circa 1784.
My maternal line is Oxford. We descend from Wendy Oxford a Captain in the Royal Army of English King Charles I. Wendy was persecute by Parliament when Cromwell became Prime Minister. He was placed in stocks. Fearing that harm would come to his 13 year old son John, Wendy indentured John on a VA tobacco plantation. John's grandson Samuel, Jr. migrated along with his father to NC where he served as a Revolutionary War.
My father's maternal line
My 5th paternal grandmother was a Quaker [Lindley-113]. She is proof that we are all sinners. Meeting House minutes confirm that in 1753, she was disowned for "Drinking Hard Liquor".
My 3rd great grandfather Samuel Oxford was a Revolution War Patriot and I am member on his record
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Hugh Barnes's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Hugh or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Hugh:
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On 8 Aug 2017 at 02:13 GMT Stephanie (Hooper) Barney wrote:

Thank you so much for reaching out Hugh. The Oxford's come in thru my father's line with my 2nd great grandmother Minerva Elizabeth Oxford marrying Count Pulaski Hooper. Are you on as well? I look forward to perusing your site. Stephanie

On 20 Jul 2017 at 17:20 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the US History Project and the North Carolina subproject!!

On 1 Jul 2017 at 09:22 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hi Hugh (I am posting these for new people and wiki-friends like you)

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

On 4 Jun 2017 at 04:48 GMT Michael Barnes wrote:

You have no control over the site of Solomon Barnes sr. I will remove the will when you install it. You are not the profile manager here, Hugh.

On 2 Jun 2017 at 04:47 GMT Michael Barnes wrote:

Hugh, nobody asked you anything.

On 3 May 2017 at 00:26 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hi Hugh

Sorry Hugh...I have been away. I would suggest merging the Barnes studies.

On 1 May 2017 at 23:46 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Hi Hugh,

Yes, there is already a Barnes Name Study. Since there were so many profiles listed on the category page, it got lost in the list. You can also find it in the second list of one name studies on the main ONS index page on the second list for space pages. Since you created another one, you will want to work with Alvin Barnes and merge the two space pages together using the form found here. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will be happy to answer them! ;-)

On 29 Apr 2017 at 15:34 GMT Paula J wrote:

Take all the time you like. I thought I recalled a Barnes study but it is not listed which means we need to set it up. If someone will send me a link, I will connect it for you.

Sorry - I mean we need to add categories so that it will be connected to the project.

On 29 Apr 2017 at 15:14 GMT Paula J wrote:


I do not see a one name study for Barnes. Would you like to start one? Then on your project page you make a list of tasks that need to be accomplished and invite people to volunteer. This is how we do it rather than assign people things.

You can link it to all of your g2g posts.

On 29 Apr 2017 at 14:43 GMT Paula J wrote:


G2G is a fabulous forum for collaboration of all types! You don't need my consent but of course you can conduct all of your communication on G2G.

Others may choose to communicate another way. In that case I suggest you invite them to join your thread. Most wil.

I want to be clear though and point out that neither one of us can require that others only use your G2G. If someone chooses to post on the profile or send a private message or an email, it is in keeping with our honor code that we respond.

My own advice, and it is only advice, is to pursue your planned way to communicate, which has many advantages, but remain flexible when needed. I am sure you would and it goes without saying.

Let me know if this answers your question. I hope all it well with you!


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