John C. Carnes married Elizabeth Bair in Holmes County, Ohio on Nov. 18, 1847.They moved to Concord Township, Indiana and are both resting in White City Cemetery.
John C. Carnes Post No. 144, at St. Joe, was organized in March, 1883, and named after the first man killed from Concord township in the Civil war. Carnes was killed at Paducah. Kentucky, while mounting a cannon. There were about thirty-six charter members, and the post was organized in the hall over Jacob D. Leighty's store. Leighty was the first commander of the post. They remained in the hall until about 1889, when they occupied the hall over the St. Joe Valley bank. In 1910 a monument was erected in the cemetery, commemorating the heroes of '61. This monument is twenty -two feet six inches in height, cost twenty-two hundred and sixteen dollars, and was dedicated on May 30, 1912.