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Clemeth Ransom Barnes (b. December 30, 1844, d. January 26, 1916)Clemeth Ransom Barnes (son of John Millard Barnes and Nancy Cavender) was born December 30, 1844 in GA, and died January 26, 1916.He married Mary Ann McDonald on December 01, 1864 in GA.
Notes for Clemeth Ransom Barnes:
BARNES, CLEMETH RANSOM
Company D, 1st Regiment, Georgia State Line, Civil War
His given names came from his grandfathers, Clemeth Cavender and Ransom Barnes. He was a private and farmer from Hall County, and was born there on December 30, 1844. While yet on active duty, he married Mary Ann McDonald on December 1, 1864. Barnes died January 26, 1917, in Hall County, and his family buried him in the Cavender Memorial Cemetery near Murrayville.
With his father, John Barnes, Clem enlisted December 1862 at Dahlonega.Federals wounded him in the arm at the Battle of Atlanta.Clem Barnes was a charter member of "Cowan's Cavalry Scouts" and served until the end. In his pension application he said he
... does not know when Co was discharged.... I was separated from my command near Columbus Ga during the night just a few days before the surrender [of R. E. Lee]. Command was near Columbus in April 1865 when [he] left it. In the night, in the Battle, [I] was separated from command. I tried to find my command, but were so badly scattered I could not.
Then he went home.
Sources: Company D Muster Rolls, Georgia Department of Archives and History;Pension Applications, Georgia Soldiers and Their Widows, C, R. Barnes and widow, Hall County, Georgia Department of Archives and History; List of Casualties, Georgia Department of Archives and History; Four Families Through Georgia, Harold E. O'Kelley. On the Casualty List the name was "C. R. Burns."Frequently the spelling of John and Clem's name was "Barns." Records were to script, and it was easy to mistake "Barns" for "Burns" and vice-versa. There were two men named Burns in the company R. C. Burns and R. J. Burns. At the Battle of Atlanta R. C. Burns was 1st Lieutenant, and R. J. Burns died earlier from disease. The General Order announcing a commission for R. C. Burns erroneously cited "R. C. Barnes." Later they corrected the spelling. Therefore, we think that the wounded soldier was "C. R. Barnes."
More About Clemeth Ransom Barnes:
Burial: Unknown, Hall County Georgia, USA.
Military service: Pvt., Co. H, 1st GA State Line, Civil War.
More About Clemeth Ransom Barnes and Mary Ann McDonald:
Marriage: December 01, 1864, GA.
Children of Clemeth Ransom Barnes and Mary Ann McDonald are:
- John V. Barnes, b. Abt. 1866, d. date unknown, Y.
- Nancy Barnes, b. Abt. 1868, d. date unknown, Y.
- James F. Barnes, b. Abt. 1870, d. date unknown, Y.
- Fannie Barnes, b. Abt. 1872, d. date unknown, Y.
- Joseph Washington Barnes, b. Abt. 1874, d. date unknown, Y.
- David Glenn Barnes, b. Abt. 1876, d. date unknown, Y.
- Dony Barnes, b. Abt. 1878, d. date unknown, Y.