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William Virgil Barnes (1874 - 1938)

William Virgil (Billy) "Billy" Barnes
Born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, USAmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 20 Apr 1895 in Alexander County, North Carolina, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Alexander County, North Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Jul 2015
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Biography

William Virgil "Billy" as he was called was a farmer and a blacksmith. He could make shoes and shoe horses. He ground glass and made his own spectacles (glasses). He donated the land to build Dover Baptist Church.[1]

According to all the family, he was a staunch Republican (his wife's family were Democrats).[1]

William was born November 19, 1874 in Alexander County, North Carolina, USA.[2]

In 1880, William was enumerated with his family at Beaver Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina.[3]

William's marriage was on April 20, 1895, in Alexander County, North Carolina, USA.[4]

The 1900 census showed him living in Ellendale.[5]

The 1910 census showed him in Wilkes County and he had two unknown children; Dollie, age 12 and Ethel age 7.[6]

His 1918 Draft Registration stated that his occupation was a farmer and that he was of medium height and build and that he had blue eyes and dark brown hair.[2]

For the 1920 census he is back in Ellendale.[7].

According to his son, Glenn Barnes he was institutionalized in Broughton Mental Hospital in Morganton. He apparently had Bi-polar disorder. Today the disease goes undiagnosed for extended periods but is easily treated with medication.

William Barnes died December 13, 1938 at Elendale, Alexander County, North Carolina.[8]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Conversations with Henry Eugene "Gene" Pennell his grandson who spent summers at his home. April, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ8P-1J8 : accessed 16 September 2015), William Virgil Barnes, 1917-1918; citing Alexander County, North Carolina, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,765,558.
  3. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCF9-V17 : accessed 16 September 2015), William Barnes in household of Solomon D Barnes, Beaver Creek, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district 213, sheet 116A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0987; FHL microfilm 1,254,987.
  4. "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXTG-5MC : accessed 16 September 2015), William V Barnes and C R Pennel, 20 Apr 1895; citing Alexander, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 1,730,280.
  5. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSTV-34S : accessed 16 September 2015), William V Barnes, Ellendale Township, Alexander, North Carolina, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 68, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,181.
  6. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLS9-TVX : accessed 16 September 2015), William V Barnes, Boomer, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 162, sheet 7B, family 139, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,148.
  7. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZVB-7N3 : accessed 16 September 2015), William Barnes, Ellendale, Alexander, North Carolina, United States; citing sheet 13A, family 228, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,282.
  8. "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPVX-P45 : accessed 25 July 2015), William Virgil Barnes, 13 Dec 1938; citing Elendale, Alexander, North Carolina, fn 2077 cn 261, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,162.

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