Carol, in the 1930 census, Dovie said she was 40 that would have made her been born in 1890 also she said she married for the first time at 14 yrs old. I dug some more, going from one barnes to the next. An with some kind of luck I found a Dovie Barns In Culpepper township Van Buren Co, Arkansas. It shows Dovie being born may 1890, and her father,s name was Jefferson Barnes. But I also found a Dovie Allen in Jackson county Richmond township that was a hirling in the John Balch house hold , this one is 18 yrs old. In 1902 Dovie would have been 12 yrs old. So she must have gotten married in 1904. I dont know that much about Arkansas, since I have lived my entire life In Texas, Child hood in Dallas Texas area and grown life in the Houston, Texas area. Is Van Buren County anywhere close to Jackson Co? If Doss went to Van Buren County and they married there, would the records be different or Jackson? I have a subscription to a geneology site, and have learned to use LDS site. But with what I have found out has been by looking at each and every name of barnes. On one site that im not suscribed to I found Dovie Barnes born in 1890 and it said its reference was the 1900 census. it said she live in Van Buren, Arkansas. So I went in on my subscription and looked at all Jackson Co. and Van Buren Co Barnes starting with A. I found her in the J's. But now may I ask you to look in the books at home for a Doss (of any form) to Dovie in 1904. The subscribed genealogy site i have has been timming out today. I am so frustrated with it. Let me know if you think im on the right track will ya. I think I need some encourageing. lol. Thanks for everything.