Me> Clifford H. Bretthauer m. Rose Elizabeth Bryan (my mother), daughter of John Nathan Bryan and Elberta O'Berry, daughter of James Franklin O'Berry and Elizabeth Waller Barnes, Florida, daughter of Laura Kate Niblack and James Alpheus Barnes, Florida, son of Elizabeth Jane ?? and Benjamin Barnes (born 1804/5), Darlington, SC, son of Unknown and Jesse (Jr?) Barnes (b. abt 1765) NC, son of Orpha Fort and Jesse (Sr?)Barnes (b. abt 1738 Edgecombe County NC)
I have documentation on this line back through the Florida Barnes families, but would very much appreciate information about Benjamin Barnes' father Jesse and back. I inherited many old Barnes (and Bryan) photos and correspondence between Elizabeth Waller Barnes and her sister and niece - from the 1920s and 1930s. Elizabeth Waller Barnes O'Berry (d. 1946)also had an interest in genealogy...she left handwritten lists of Barnes' family births, marriages and deaths of her parents, siblings and children.
Thank you for any information you will share regarding this Barnes' family.