Looking for information on the parents/siblings of Elizabeth R Barnett Skidmore, born 26 Feb 1821, most likely in northern Alabama or southern Tennessee.
I have seen several references to Elizabeth R having been the daughter of Robert Stephen and Lucinda Millwee Barnett of Morgan County, Alabama. I do believe there was a relationship between Elizabeth R and this family, because she lived very near to them in 1850, in Sevier County, Arkansas, and there are other connections; however, unless she was born two years prior to their marriage, she was not their daughter. My information is that they were married in 1823.
Elizabeth R's maiden name may or may not have been Barnett, but she married John M Barnett. He was from Madison County, Alabama, and was living in Madison County, Tennessee, by 1832. The birthplace of their two sons, Deltry Moore and Andrew N, was listed as TN in the 1850 census. (Mississippi was also listed as Andrew's POB in later censuses.)
Sometime before the autumn of 1842, they moved to Arkansas, where John died. After his death, Elizabeth R Barnett married Elijah D Skidmore in Sevier Co, AR, on 6 Sep 1842. Elijah later became the legal guardian of John M Barnett's sons, (Deltry) Moore and Andrew. On the 1850 census, Deltry and Andrew appear to be Skidmores, but their surname was recorded in the Skidmore family Bible as Barnett, as was Elizabeth's.
Elijah D Skidmore died during the Civil War. In the 1870 census, Elizabeth and 3 of her children were enumerated in the household of Elijah & Susan Smoot in Scott County, AR. Susan Smoot was Susan McMillan prior to her marriage, and was living in the dwelling adjacent to Elijah & Elizabeth Skidmore in the 1850 census. Both she and Elizabeth R listed Tennessee as their places of birth. Perhaps they were sisters?
I have no further information on Elizabeth R's past, but I do have information on John M Barnett's family. He was the son of Moore Barnett and his wife Elizabeth. Moore died in Madison County, AL, around 1827. The children of Moore & Elizabeth were:
Lucinda Jane Barnett (McMillan Scroggins) Archibald Jackson Steele Barnett (married Elizabeth Wood in 1848) Westley A Barnett John M Barnett James H Barnett (of Mississippi as of 1846)
The administrator of Moore Barnett's estate was Hugh Barnett. Andrew McMillan & Enos Henderson were securities. Andrew & Enos were living in Madison County, Tennessee, in 1830. According to Moore's probate records, Elizabeth and the children were also in Madison County, Tennessee by February 1832, when she appointed Robert M Barnett of Morgan County, Alabama, to act as attorney in their interest.
All of the children except James H were in Sevier County, Arkansas, by November 1846 at the latest, when probate papers were filed there for the estate of Wesley A Barnett, who died 8 Sep 1846. Archibald Jackson Steele Barnett died in November 1848.
I am interested in corresponding with descendants of any of the people listed above, and I am especially interested in any information regarding my ggg-grandmother, Elizabeth R Barnett Skidmore.