Elizabeth "Lizzie" McBarnes married Eugene M. Merrit. Elizabeth's parents were Dennis and Mary Jane (Dickey) McBarnes. I don't know who Mary Jane Dickey's parents were, but she was from Harrison County, Ohio. She died 28 Aug 1909 at Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, and she is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington. Her father may have been William Dickey.
Her obituary from The Bloomington Bulletin, Sunday, August 29, 1909:
RODE FIRST TRAIN TO BLOOMINGTON
Pioneer Resident is Gone
Mrs. Dennis M'Barnes Expired
at 715 Last Evening
Mrs. Dennis Mcbarnes, a pioneer resident of this city and vicinity, died at her home 1210 East Washington street, last evening at 7:15 o'clock following an illness of several years with rheumatism, bronchitis, and the general debilities of old age. She has been in poor health for the past eight years and ever since the death of her husband, which occurred in 1902, she has gradually been growing worse. Notwithstanding her afflictions, she was always of a cheerful, sunshiny disposition and took great interest in life. She has been confined to her home for the greater part of the past few years and rarely was able to go any place. she was a woman of many virtuous qualities and took much pride in her household and great interest in her children and was a great lover of the little ones. An incident in her life to which she requently referred with great and pardonable pride, was the fact that in company with her husband and four children, she came to Bloomington on the first passenger train that was ever run into this city. That was in 1853 over the Illinois Central railroad.
The deceased was born in Cadiz, Ohio, March 4, 1826. Her maiden name was Miss Mary J. Dickey. She grew to young womanhood there and on September 18, 1847, at that place, was united in marriage to Mr. Dennis McBarnes. In 1853, they decided to remove to this city and as stated arrived here in that year. they remained here for a few months looking for a location and then removed to a farm east of the city about 7 miles upon which they resided for many yearss and which is still a part of the estate. Mr. McBarnes retired in the year 1893 (?) and they removed to this city, purchasing the home on East Washington street.
They were the parents of seven children, five of whom are living. There are as follows: Mrs. Margaret Caldwell and Edward McBarnes, living on the old home place east of the city, John McBarnes of Holder, Mrs.Timothy Benjamin of Holder, and Mrs. Hannah M. Summerland who made her home with her mother and who took care of both her father and mother during the latter years of their lives. The two deceased children are Mrs. Elizabeth Merritt who lived in Saybrook and Mrs. Sarah Brewer of Bloomington. There are eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. McBarnes when a girl united with the Christian church and for many years was a member of the Christian church in Benjaminville. The funeral will be held Monday morning and interment will be in the Bloomington cemetery beside the remains of her husband.
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Eugene Merritt and Elizabeth McBarnes had two known children before Elizabeth died: Elisha Dickey Merritt and Nellie Merritt.Eugene died 04 April 1945 at Saybrook. Elisha died 03 November 1950. I don't have obits for them.
Can't help you with Dickey line, but was able to answer your question as to whether "this McBarnes had a mother with a surname of Dickey".
I am researching the McBarnes line, but perhaps someone among the Merritt descendants would know something about the Dickey family.Here is a recent obituary of a grandchild of Eugene and Elizabeth McBarnes Merritt, which lists some descendants:
The Times Leader
January 12, 2002
Delmar Merritt, 93, of Princeton, Ky., died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 11:58 a.m. at Rivers Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa, Ky., following a short illness.
A retired development superintendent at Gamble Skomgo, member of Central Presbyterian Church, member of the Masons in Gibson City, Ill., #733, York Rite Bodies in Princeton and Shriners in Madisonville, Ky., he was born November 10th, 1908, in McLean County Ill., a son of the late Elijah Dickey and Meda Means Merritt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Phillips Merritt; a son, Delmer Merritt Jr., who died in November, 1995; and a sister, Wilma Pininsky.
Survivors include two sons Phillip Merritt of Peoria, Ill., and Dickey Merritt of Indianapolis, Indiana; three daughters, Marilyn Walrich of Kendallville, Indiana, Mary Wilson of Rome City, Indiana, and Becky Hartigan of Princeton, Ky. ; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eunice Ames and Jeanette Thomas, both of Marinette, Wisconsin. .
Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 11th, at 4:00 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Stahr officiating.
Masonic services were held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton, Ky.
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I can email you a wonderful photo of Mary Jane Dickey McBarnes, a very pleasant-looking lady.