Mary - Susannah Barnhill, daughter of John Alexander and Susannah (West) Barnhill was born 1 March, 1773 in North Carolina. She married Willie (or Wylie) Atkinson about 1800, probably in Bladen County, North Carolina. Willie (or Wylie) Atkinson was born 25 January, 1781 in Notrh Carolina. Thet had four children that I know of - Mary, Ann, Jane, and Wylie. Willie Atkinson died 23 August 1857 in Bladen County, North Carolina and is buried with his wife in the Atkinson family cemetery in Bladen County, North Carolina. Susannah (Barnhill) Atkinson died 11 December, 1859. The children married as follows: Mary m. Luke Sykes;Ann m. John Sutton; Jane m. James Holton; Wylie m. twice - firstly to Elizabeth Sutton, and secondly to her sister, Sarah.