John Owens, Robert McClellan, Samuel Meranda, and William Harrod.See "Virginia Land Grants In Pennsylvania." in ´The PA Genealogist, vol. II, 1967, pp. 126-127.
According to Draper Mss. 23CC98-99:"Sometime after Braddock's defeat...two girl sisters by the name of Barnett, the youngest six years old and the other some years older, were taken prisoner by the Indians.The oldest became reconciled to stay with them.The youngest, although but six years old [when captured] never forgot her white name or where she was taken.After having been a prisoner twelve years, she came back to the whites of her own accord, married Thomas Cummins and lived about fourteen miles from Ft. Pitt..."Susanna Cummins' sister was given up after Dunmore'd War in 1774 but ran off again to rejoin the Indians.
There is the story of Joseph Barnett, who erected a blockhouse on the Manada, who fought Indians under Gen. Braddock and Gen. Bouquet, whose son William Barnett was captured and adopted by Indians circa 1757.When found, the boy did not want to leave his Indian family behind.See ´The Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains, ±pp. 43-45.
There were Barnetts among the whites and blacks delivered up by the Shawnees and Delawares to Gen. Henry Bouquet in 1764.
A James Barnett served with Capt. Andrew Lewis during Dunmore's War; came to Kentucky with James Harrod; went to Harrodsburg, then to Boonesboro.A James Barnett was one of the forty-four members of Capt. George Owens' Company at Ft. Jefferson during 1780, where many of the men there were said to have Indian wives.
Joseph Barnett came to Kentucky with his brothers Alexander Barnett and Robert Barnett and established Barnett's Station in what became Ohio County.The station was attacked by Indians and some of the residents, including some of this family, were captured near the fort.Some of those captured there were known to have been later adopted.Accounts of the attack exist in Draper Mss. and elsewhere.See ²American State Papers, ±Indian Affairs, deposition of Joseph Barnet, June 8th, 1790.
Joseph Barnett appears on the muster roll of the company of Shawnees led by Joseph Parks from the eastern reservation lands in Ohio to Kansas in 1832.His family of ten consisted of two females over 50, one male between 25 and 50, one female between 25 and 50, two males between 10 and 25, and four children under 10, two boys, two girls.See Roy, p. 40.
In the summer of 1833, the missonary William D. Smith visited Kansas in search a site for a new mission.He made his headquarters at the home of Joseph Barnett, "a well-educated, part-Shawnee," on the Shawnee reserve.See Barry, p. 236.
Among the Wyandot and Shawnee cases heard in 1871 by Ely Parker, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, were the cases of James, Joseph, and Matthew Barnett, then deceased.
Joseph Barnett had been the guardian of Catherine Young, Milton Karryhoo, James Monture, and Abraham Williams.Matthew Barnett, who died in 1856, had been the guardian for Josiah Scott Coon.Joseph Barnett had died leaving two daughters, Mary and Louisa.Joseph's brother, Cassius Barnett, was then living on Grand River in Indian Territory.See JAIFR, vol. VIII, #2, p. 18, 19, 28.
Listed on the 1843 Muster Roll of Wyandots from Sandusky was Matthew Barnett's family, consisting of one male 25 to 55, one female 10 to 25, and one female under 10.