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William James Barnes, Sr

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: February 18, 1715 (45)
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Barnes, of Marlboro and Abigail Barnes
Husband of Mary Barnes (Smith) and Martha Barnes
Father of Mary Cone; William Barnes, Jr.; Abigail Barnes; Thomas Barnes; Mercy Barnes and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Barnes; Dorothy Barnes; John Barnes; Abigail Jones (Barnes); Theophilus Barnes and 2 others

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About William James Barnes, Sr

WILLIAM BARNES, b. April 03, 1669, Marlborough, Massachusetts.

  • Moved to Haddam CT
  • Mentioned in father's will
  • from Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), Charles W. Mainwaring, Hartford, 1902, Vol 3, p 3-4 (http://dunhamwilcox.net/wills/barnes_wm1716.htm)
  • BARNES, William, East Haddam. Died 18 Feburary, 1715-16. Invt. £218-02-07. Taken by Daniel CONE and Daniel BRAYNARD. Court Record, Page 7 -- 6 March, 1715-16: Adms. to James SMITH and Mary BARNES joyntly. Page 61-2 -- 1 April, 1718: The Court appoint Joshua BRAYNARD of Haddam guardian to William BARNES, age 19 years, and to Samuel BARNES, age 8 years, sons of William BARNES, decd. Also appoint Samuel EVANS of Haddam guardian to Thomas BARNES, age 12 years, and appoint James SMITH of Coventry guardian to Abigail BARNES, age 13 years, and Eunice BARNES, age 9 years, all minor children of William BARNES, decd. Page 67 -- 3 June, 1718: James SMITH, of Coventry, Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms. Accepted and allowed. Order to dist. the estate amongst the children as follows:
  • To William BARNES, eldest son,£61-14-05. To Thomas, Samuel, Mary, Abigail, and Eunice BARNES, to each, £30-17-03

And appoint Thomas GATES, Daniel BRAYNARD and Daniel CONE, of Haddam, distributors. Page 94 -- 9 January, 1718-19: Distributors' report.

  • Information regarding birth obtained from: "History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1861," by Charles Hudson, T.R. Morris & Sons, Boston 1862 (hereinafter referred to as HTM); Marlborough Vital Records (hereinafter referred to as MVR); and "History of East Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1686-1970," by Louis E. Roy, The Heffernan Press, Inc., Worcester, MA 1970 (hereinafter referred to as HEB).
  • See also "Newsletter: Jabez Olmsted of Ware," Pub. & Ed. Carlton O. Hommel Vol. 2, Issue 2, April 1999, p. 7-8.
  • Reference: Donald T. Barnes and Carl Hommel.


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William James Barnes, Sr's Timeline

April 3, 1669
Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 9
County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
December 26, 1694
Age 25
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
August 7, 1698
Age 29
Brookfield, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
November 14, 1700
Age 31
Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Age 30
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
March 26, 1706
Age 36
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
February 18, 1715
Age 45
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States