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Francis Barnett Francis Barnett
November 17 @ 8:15am
I am a descendent of John Barnett b 1678 Londonderry Ulster. I have quite a bit of genealogy information besides my trees and looking for examples of good websites and ways to make the information available to our family. If you have a website that you could share with me my e mail is I'll also share my web work with you. Don't want to lose the research which could be helpful to others. We have lots to be proud of as Barnett families.
Ralph Barnett
March 18 @ 12:42pm
My Great-Grandmother was named Francis Barnett, was married to Joseph Barnett
Allan Barnett
June 18 @ 8:56pm
Hi Frances, my line also came though Derry (Londonderry) from Scotland, William Jr and William Sr.
Ralph Barnett Ralph Barnett has a question!
June 9 @ 9:28am
Ralph Barnett joined the group - 831164 - He recently upgraded to Y-67 and is waiting on Y-111. Where does he fit into the Barnett group? Also, what else can we test in order to better differentiate our relatives. So far, closest Y matches are 3rd degree with last names other than Barnett. OOPS. Thanks so much!
Kelly Bennett Kelly Bennett
April 16 @ 3:37pm
Hi, my name is Kelly Bennett (born Barnette). I know little about my father's dad's side as he died when he was younger. My dad was John Edward Barnette Jr. and was born in South Carolina in 1926. His mother was Willie Sue Barnette (born Hunt) born in Alabama and his dad was born in South Carolina. It shows on John Sr.'s death certificate his father's name was also John Barnette (but has the spelling of Burnett, a mistake obviously done by recorder on death certificate) It shows his mother's name was Ada E. Perry, (with married names of Barnette, & Myer or Mize), born in S.C. and his father born in North Carolina. I know that his family came from Ireland and changed their name from Barney to Barnette. I can't find anything else out about them. If anyone knows any information about them please let me know, thank you.
George Barnett George Barnett has a question!
March 31, 2016 @ 5:09pm
I have a new Barnett that has come up in my Y-DNA and I can find nothing about him anywhere. He is listed as Jesse Barnett b. 1777 and d. 1818. No place of birth or death is given. My most distant confirmed relative is John Barnett born about 1770 and d. around 1745 in Pulaski County, MO. He married a Nancy b. 1780 in SC and she died after 1850 in Camden County, MO. My John Barnett is DNA matched to several Barnard's, Jacob, b. 1780, d. 1821, possibly in Ireland, Zadock his brother, b. 1779 in Ireland. Several other Barnard's match as well. This Jessie Barnett b. 1777 is the only other Barnett in my Y-DNA so he is of great interest. Does anybody have any information about him?
Ralph Barnett
March 18 @ 12:52pm
I am sure Zadock Barnett is in my Barnett line. I haven’t received results yet from 2 different DNA tests
Laura Barnett-Queen
March 23 @ 3:57pm
Hi Ralph, I descend from Joseph Barnett (Barnard) born 1800 in KY and died before 1850 in Saline County IL. In 1820, he lived next door to David Barnett Sr. who had sons and one was named Zadock. Not sure how Joseph and David Sr. are related but they must be. Do you know Lynn Barnett from W. Frankfort? He is from this group of Barnetts as well and he is waiting on his DNA results as well. Let's stay in touch. I'd love to know your results and see if we are a match. When you get your DNA results, please consider uploading them to Gedmatch - it is a site that serious genealogists use and there are a lot of different tools there. Thanks.
Laura Barnett-Queen
March 23 @ 3:58pm
I also have Ancestry and 23 and Me DNA. My user name is Llbqueen55.
Reva Barnett
March 30 @ 6:42am
I have Zadock Barnett b 1787 in South Carolina, He has a brother John Barnett b 1785 in South Carolina as well.
Teresa VanMeter Teresa VanMeter has a question!
November 13 @ 12:45pm
Does anyone have any information about a William Albert Barnett b. Nov 16 1872? He is my great grandfather and VERY little information has been found. My DNA connects me to Jeremiah E. Barrnett so I know I am in the right place but I can not find evidence of his father anywhere. His WWI Draft card lists Georigiana Hobson-Barnett as his next of kin but I am leaning towards that being a sister in law or an aunt? She was married to William M. "Buddy" Barnett. Please, Help a cousin out! This mystery is making me crazy! :)
Ralph Barnett
February 28 @ 8:31am
hello. I don't know if same person or not, but I knew a Albert Barnett that lived in Gallatin County, IL. near Equality, IL. in the Kedron /eagle creek/community in late 40's and early 50's. For research purpose, he had a serious club foot. He ran a grocery store. I went there as a small child with my parents and grandparents
Ralph Barnett
March 18 @ 1:03pm
My Albert was born in 1872 also. This Albert was really a good person. He had a really bad club foot.
Patricia Thompson Patricia Thompson has a question!
August 20, 2017 @ 3:10pm
Has anyone come across the name Albert Barnett? Born 1823 in Spotsyvania, VA. Raised in Howard County, MO and died in Kirksville, MO 1900. I have found DNA connections to BARNETT/Farrar, McCann, Graves, Hutchins, Gibbs and possibly Neavill. But, I cannot find Albert' s name listing his parents. My brick wall. He enlisted in CW in Lafayette County, MO. Union side. He married Sarah Elliott and had two children. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Would love to move on to other ancestors but am stuck!
Eva Littier
September 21 @ 12:41pm
My grandfather was Alvin, but I have not come across an Albert. On second thought, I have. Let me see if I can locate his information and get back to you.
Ralph Barnett
March 18 @ 12:45pm
Must be more than 1 Albert Barnett. The one I knew, was born in 1872 and lived in Gallatin County, Illinois
Ruth Appleby Ruth Appleby
December 26 @ 7:38am
Looking for any information on William Barnett, who was born in Ireland c.1804 and is found in Manchester, Lancashire, from 1826 onwards, when he married Ellen HARDMAN. The family remained in Manchester. My descent is through William and Ellen's son James who married Emma Owen in 1850, their son John who married Mary Cummins in 1873, their son Frederick who married Mary WILKIN in Hartlepool, County Durham, in 1913, and their daughter Olga. Any connections eagerly anticipated!!
Ralph Barnett
March 18 @ 12:40pm
I have taken 2 DNA tests, and hope to find a lot of answers. I am a direct descendant of Barnett’s than lived in Southern Illinois and also Virginia. Haven’t received results yet
Jeffrey Porter Jeffrey Porter has a question!
January 27 @ 9:26am
I am seeking confirmed information ad to the parentage of William S. (?) Barnett born 15 Jul 1775 in Harrodsburg, KY - died 22 Sep 1846 in Mt. Washington, KY. Many people seem to believe Byrum Barnett and Isabella Monroe are his parents, but several purported facts seem to refute this.
Ralph Barnett
March 18 @ 12:35pm
I am a Barnett, and direct descendant of a long line of Barnett’s. I am in Southern Illinois, where a large percentage of Barnett’s lived. I have taken 2 different DNA tests, but haven’t received any results yet. I am hoping to get a lot of un-answered questions
bob scheaffer bob scheaffer
April 15, 2017 @ 10:42am
my great grandmother was florence, flosie Barnett. born 1889 gallatin county, il. died 1875 saline county. married Lon Hayes b1879 Texas d.1948 gallatin county il. i think her father was Jacob franklin barnett b.1863 gallatin county il. died 1950 saline county il. wife mary chaffin b.1864 gallatin county il. d1930 gallatin county il. trying to find more info if possible. gallatin county court house burned down in late 1950's all records lost as far as i can tell.
Laura Barnett-Queen
April 27, 2017 @ 1:57pm
I am not familiar with jacob Franklin Barnett but I am descended from some Barnetts from Gallatin/Saline County. My first known Barnett is Joseph Barnett about 1800-1850. He had biological sons Elisha, Edward (mine), and Edmond. Edward was killed in 1863 at the Battle of Ft. Donaldson in Nashville, TN as a Union soldier. Luckily, he had a son, Isaac Edmond, who is my GG grandfather. I am having trouble finding genetic matches with any of them. I do not have any male Barnett relatives in my line but have been searching others for a male who may test. Have you tested? I did autosomal DNA. Kit # 512625. Maybe we have a connection somewhere. Laura Barnett-Queen
bob scheaffer
April 30, 2017 @ 10:59am
barnetts are on my mothers side. and yes i have done my y-dna, my mt-dna plus family finder on this site and also have done it on
Laura Barnett-Queen
February 3 @ 3:56pm
Thank you Bob. I found another descendent of Jacob Franklin Barnett in my search - Becky Barnett Barnes - she is waiting on DNA results from Ancestry. I am trying to see if my 4th great grandfather could have been William Barnett’s father. Do you have a parent for William Barnett born 1829?
Mark Morrison Mark Morrison has a question!
April 21, 2017 @ 10:22pm
I am looking for people who are researching the families of Joseph H Morrison Sr (b 1759 Martinsburg, Berkeley County Virginia d 1835 Centralia, Marion County, Illinois); Margaret Wilson (b abt 1710 d abt 1770 Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania) - wife of Guyon Gavin Morrison; and William Barnett (b abt 1830 Illinois d bef 1900 Gallatin County Illinois). I am also hoping to find a descendants of Joseph H Morrison Sr that will do some DNA testing. Joseph H Morrison Sr married first Margaret Rainey (1765 Halifax Virginia d 1804 Washington County, Virginia), and married second Elizabeth Ford (b 1780 Baltimore County, Maryland d 1844 Marion County, Illinois). William Barnett married first Elizabeth Marable and second Mary Songer. I am researching the family tree of my sister's husband Mark Lindell Morrison (b 1958): (Clan Morrison DNA Project M488, FTDNA 616454, GEDMatch A333596, YSearch ZMW47 and Ancestry DNA ID M.M.) We have family information solidly confirming the family back through 2nd great grandfather James Phillip aka "Geams Earl" Morrison (b 1850 Texas d 1941 Fannin County, Texas). I have census and other documents found on Ancestry and other sites that confirm 3rd GGF Joseph H Morrison Jr and 4th GGF Joseph H Morrison Sr. When I first started researching the line, I did what a lot of other people do and copied from other Ancestry member trees. At the time, there was between 30 to 35 (now over 50) trees listing a James Morrison of Washington County, PA, as the father of Joseph H Morrison Sr and Guyon Gavin Morrison as the father of James. Eventually I realized there was a discrepancy among those trees regarding the birth date of that James Morrison, varying from 1735 to 1755. I later found a history book of the area listing the birth date of that James Morrison as 1755, and I accepted that as most likely to be correct. If James was born any time after about 1740 at the earliest, he can't back the father of Joseph H Morrison Sr. We decided to try a DNA test to assist in resolving that problem and to try to find a rumored link to Native American heritage (it is in the maternal line). First, Mark, his father, and his father's brother all did Ancestry Autosomal DNA tests. In the results of those tests, we found a lot of "Shared Ancestor Hints" for wives of grandfather William Earl and great grandfather William Early Morrison. We have a Shared Ancestor Hint for a living great granddaughter of 2nd GGF James Phillip Morrison and a "Distant Cousin" match to the family of Mattie Jane McIntyre, the wife of James Phillip. We have 21 Shared Ancestor Hint matches to the family of Lycenia Laura Allen, the 2nd wife of 3rd GGF Joseph H Morrison Jr. We have 14 Shared Ancestor Hint matches to the family of Elizabeth Ford, the 2nd wife of Joseph H Morrison Sr. We have 3 Shared Ancestor Hint matches to Margaret Wilson, the wife of Guyon Gavin Morrison. I have found one distant cousin match that I believe links to Elizabeth Morrison, a granddaughter of Guyon Gavin Morrison. There are no Ancestry DNA matches that I have found so far that link to a 5th GGF. Having said all of that, I do fully understand the "circumstantial evidence" quality of Autosomal DNA. There are a few Distant Cousin matches to descendants of a Nathaniel Morrison, who is also a geographical match in Beckeley County, Virginia. Here is the problem. Since Autosomal DNA did not help with the birth date of the 5th GGF James Morrison, we decided to try Y-DNA and ordered a 37 marker test through the Clan Morrison DNA Project. Instead of resolving get the 5th GGF problem, we were hit with a bigger problem. Mark's Y-DNA test results do not match anyone that has up to this point tested through the Clan Project, but he very strongly matches two descendants of William Barnett (Barnett DNA Project Group 18). That suggests a probable Non-Paternal Event. I have been in contact with the researcher who is working with the two Barnetts that Mark matches, but have not received any additional information. She has been unable to find anything about the line prior to 1830. So, we have Autosomal test results that I believe are confirming the 2nd through 4th great grandfather's through their respective spouses. The fact that there are no Autosomal or Y-DNA matches directly to them suggests to me that Mark, his father and uncle, are the first males of the line to test. Knowing that there was probably some sort of undocumented adoption or other NPE, and having the Autosomal DNA matches to the descendants of Margaret Wilson make me think she may have been involved in the NPE either as a participant or mother of a participant (again, please note that Mark definitely does not match her husband Guyon Gavin Morrison). The FTDNA TiP suggests the event was at least 4 (59%) to 8 (89%) generations back. Another "problem" with figuring out the father of 4th GGF Joseph H Morrison Sr is a few Autosomal DNA matches to descendants of a Nathaniel Morrison (Clan Morrison DNA Project Group R) who also have a geographical connection of Berkeley County, Virginia. Complicating the ability to do more DNA research is the fact that going back through the 3rd GGF, there are only 2 first cousins and 2 first cousins once removed that are available for further Y-DNA testing. There are no other living direct line males. Another complicating issue is that research does not find any potential ancestors for the Y-DNA matching Barnetts. That line does not appear in any documents prior to the appearance of William Barnett and there are no Ancestry member trees that I have been able to find that list a possible ancestor. I have received a lot of great help from Clan Morrison DNA Project members Edwin Holcombe, Luan Marks and Ron Bridges (Ron is also an Autosomal match, but we have not yet figured out where he fits in), but I am just about at the limits of my skills and in need of help from researchers who are familiar with the above mentioned people. The primary goal is finding the father of 4th GGF Joseph H Morrison Sr, figuring out the connection with the Barnetts, and the matches with possible 6th great grandmother Margaret Wilson. I and Mark's family will greatly appreciate any assistance that anyone can provide! Please contact me at dmarshall1951-at-gmail-dot-com Thank you! Dave Marshall
Sherry Rogers
April 23, 2017 @ 6:54am
you might check with a Jeff Barnett he had hisDNA done and didnt match barnetts group either hope it helps you
Mark Morrison
May 1, 2017 @ 5:15pm
Thank you for the tip. How do I find Jeff Barnett?
Laura Barnett-Queen
February 3 @ 3:53pm
I am also searching For relatives of the same William Barnett. I believe he may be the son of my 4th great grandfather, Joseph Barnett.