In 1854 part of McLennan and Milam counties became Bosque County. Several of Anselm's children lived in Bosque Co later on. It is believed Anselm's father was the Samuel Barnes who left a will dated April 5, 1816 in Lincoln Co, TN. The will mentions Anselm, Robert and William. Anselm Barnes was in Washington Co AR in 1835 where his name appears on a petition for a mail route from Fayetteville, Washington Co AR to Justice, Barry Co, MO. (found on another site) This Samuel is believed the one who married Polly Edmondson in 1807 Davidson Co TN.