William Barnes (1792 - 1880)

Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA

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Place of Burial: Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA
Birthplace: Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA
Occupation: blacksmith
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About William Barnes

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Birth: Oct. 7, 1790 Sandy Bedfordshire, England

Death: Sep. 9, 1880 Kaysville Davis County Utah, USA

Son of Thomas Barnes and Frances Day.

John Richard Barnes said that his father was born October 26, 1792, at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England and the tomb stone said October 7, 1790.

Beatrice Barnes Chaney said he died September 19, 1880 and his tomb stone said September 9, 1880, Kaysville Layton Memorial Park, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Jeffries, 4 Nov 1816, Sandy, Bedford, England.

Children - Ann Barnes, William Jeffries Barnes, Sarah Barnes, John Richard Barnes.

The family was converted to the gospel in England. The two daughters, Ann and Sarah, came to America before their parents. William, his wife, Elizabeth Jeffries, and their two sons, William Jeffries Barnes and John Richard Barnes, came later.

While in England, William learned to be a blacksmith, and served seven years as an apprentice. He was the first blacksmith in Kaysville. He bollowed the trade for 16 years. He taught Robert Barton the trade. He was a very Barnes carried the mail from the station to the post office.

He owned the first bicycle in the town and used it on his trips back and forth. As late as the 1930's mail was still being brought from the Union Pacific Station by a horse drawn express wagon with Daniel Harvey as driver.

Family links:

  • Thomas Barnes (1763 - ____)
  • Francis Day Barnes (1761 - 1834)
  • Elizabeth Jeffries Barnes (1795 - 1869)
  • Ann Barnes Smith (1817 - 1871)*
  • William Jeffries Barnes (1820 - 1893)*
  • Sarah Barnes Layton (1826 - 1906)*
  • John Richard Barnes (1833 - 1919)*

Burial: Kaysville City Cemetery Kaysville Davis County Utah, USA Plot: 26-4-A-21


William Barnes's Timeline

October 26, 1792
Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
October 26, 1792
St Pauls Vicarag, Northill, Bedfordshire, ENG
January 13, 1795
Age 2
Northill, Bedfordshire, England
March 6, 1817
Age 24
Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
August 20, 1820
Age 27
Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
July 6, 1826
Age 33
Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
July 28, 1833
Age 40
Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
November, 1853
Age 61
May 13, 1856
Age 63
September 9, 1880
Age 87
Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA