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John Millard Barnes (b. February 13, 1824, d. July 03, 1864)
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John Millard Barnes (son of Ransom Barnes and Sarah Barker)103 was born February 13, 1824 in Georgia, USA, and died July 03, 1864 in Jonesboro, Georgia in aConfederate Hospital.He married Nancy Cavender on December 12, 1843 in Hall County Georgia, USA104, daughter of Clemeth Cavender and Rebecca Rachel Dedman.
Notes for John Millard Barnes:
Company D, 1st Georgia State Line, Civil War
He was a private for his full term in the company. Barnes was a farmer from 803 District, Hall County--his post office was New Bridge. He was a native of that county, and was born February 13, 1824. He married on December 12, 1843, to Nancy Cavender, and they had five children. His oldest child was C. R. Barnes.
John Barnes was "Present" on all extant muster rolls except for March 31, 1864, when he was on furlough. A Federal sharpshooter shot him in the leg on June 2, 1864, near New Hope Church when he left the "ditches to get rashions," and the surgeon categorized the wound as serious. Barnes went to the State Line Hospital at Jonesboro, and died there on July 3 due to lung complications, perhaps pneumonia or pleurisy. Two days later, his wife unaware of her husband's death, began a trip to visit and nurse him. As she rode a mule toward Atlanta where she would catch a train to Jonesboro, Nancy Barnes met a wagon driven by their friend Berry Elliott. He was taking Barnes' body home.It was then that she learned of her husband's death. Barnes had been dead two days--the body had not been embalmed--so, that night, Nancy Barnes buried him in the family cemetery (Cavender Memorial Cemetery near Murrayville), and she read scriptures over his grave.
Sources: Pension Applications, Georgia Soldiers and Their Widows, Mrs. Nancy Barnes, Hall County, Georgia Department of Archives and History; Georgia State Line Miscellaneous, Box 3337-10; List of Casualties, Georgia Department of Archives and History; and Four
Families Through Georgia, Harold E. O'Kelley, 1985.
More About John Millard Barnes:
Burial: July 07, 1864, Cavender Memorial Cemetery, Hall County Georgia, USA.
Military service: Pvt., Co. H, GA State Line, Civil War.
More About John Millard Barnes and Nancy Cavender:
Marriage: December 12, 1843, Hall County Georgia, USA.104
Marriage Notes for John Millard Barnes and Nancy Cavender:
Hall County Marriage Book A, pg 59.
Children of John Millard Barnes and Nancy Cavender are:
- +Clemeth Ransom Barnes, b. December 30, 1844, GA, d. January 26, 1916.
- +Joseph Barnes, b. April 22, 1847, GA, d. February 01, 1896.
- +Alfred Webb Barnes, b. October 13, 1849, GA, d. October 10, 1935.
- +Sarah Rebecca Barnes, b. July 14, 1853, Hall County Georgia, USA105, d. January 08, 1926, Hall County Georgia, USA105.
- +Mary A. Barnes, b. October 24, 1859, GA, d. March 30, 1939.