"On the 26 of July 1906 I had an interview with "Grand Pall George W. Barnes who at that time lived near Evens Post Office in the Indian Territory. Mr. Barnes is a son of John and Sarah (Carner) Barnes and was born in Lincoln County North Carolina January 20, 1822, and was brought by his parents to Hall County, Georgia when he was less than a year old. His parents settled on Wahoo Creek a stream that flows into the Chattahooche River. They lived 18 miles north of Gainsville the county seat of Hall County. Mr. Barnes said that his father was a soldier in the war of 1812 and served under Gen. Andrew Jackson his grand father whose given name was also John served under George Washington in the war of the Revolution. Also, his grand father on his mothers side whose name was George Swim was a soldier under Gen. Washington and served through a part of the Revolutionary War. Mr. Barnes said that his father lived to be 93 years old and died in Pope County, Ark. in 1870, and is buried in the Union Church House Grave Yard 18 miles north east of Dover. His mother was 75 years old at her death and is buried in a grave yard in Forsythe County, Georgia..."