William BARNETT b=1643 d=VA,Henrico-Co,Farrer's-Island
He was supposed to be a Huguenot from France. but others say he was from England.
He came to America in 1662 & settled in VA,Goochland-Co. In 1664 he married Ann ROLFE & the 2 children I know of are:
- John BARNETT, Sr. n=1687 d=1756 m=Katherine FARRAR with 11 children
- Henry?Harry J. BARNETT b=1694-1704 d=abt.1798 (of blood poisoning when he was moving to Kentucky) He had 24 children by 2 wives.
I have descendants for both the ROLFE family & BARNETT family ... if you tell me more of the names you have & who they married, I will see if I can make any more connections within my database.
sources: * 1985 "Pocahontas' Descendants" p310 by Stuart E. BROWN, Jr. & Lorraine F. MYERS & Eileen M. CHAPPEL for the Pocahontas Foundation & reprinted in 1994 as a consolidated edition by Genealogical Publishing Company (a revision, enlargement & extension of the list as set out in 1887 "Pocahontas & her Descendants" by Wyndham ROBERTSON);
* 1923 "Autobiography of Mary A. BARNETT & History of the BARNETT Family of IN,Johnson-Co" p49 by Mary A. BARNETT.
* Historical marker for IN,Johnson-Co's best-known & most unusual grave near the Shelby-Co line in a mound in the middle of County Road 400S (one road south of Amity off of 31, east of a creek) which reads: "Nancy (KERLIN) BARNETT Born May 14, 1793 - Died Dec. 1, 1831 Married to William BARNETT, Feb 20, 1808. He was born Sep 27, 1780, drowned in Ohio River Sep 24, 1854. William was the great-great-great-grandson of Pocahontas & John ROLFE. Daniel O. DOTY, 1846-1934, protected his grandmother's grave by staying here with his gun, while the county relocated this cemetery in order to build the road. A concrete slab was placed over the grave, to protect the marker, Aug 8, 1912."