Hello Todd, I have a question for you, you mention you were looking for the clan of your family tree. Are you talking about Native Blood line or something else? Anyway The Kerns family line changed the last name spelling several time over the years and I also have the spelling of Carnes in my tree along with: Kerns,Kearns,Carnes,there is also: Cairns, Keirns spellings, I have had a heck of a time searching for family. Do you have these Carnes in your line?:
Benjamin Carnes b. 1857 in Ross Co., Ohio Chancey L. Carnes/Kearns b. march 23 1911 in Ross Co., Ohio Clara Carnes b. 1879 David Carnes b. 1735 Henry Carnes b. June 1852 Ross Co., Ohio Joseph Carnes b. Feb 7 1796 Maria Carnes b. abt. 1864 Martha Ann Carnes b. Aug. 1 1861 Mattie Carnes b. abt. 1861 Nancy Carnes b. 1859 Nancy Carnes b. 1792 Peter Carnes Rachel Carnes b.1876 Susanna Carnes b. 1850 William Carnes b. 1878
This is all I have with that spelling for last name. Please email me and let me know I have much more with different spellings if any of these fit your Carnes line.