Re: Found Book: Sebastian Co. with many names.
Here is what I have on John Barnes:
JAIL TALESBy H. L. Curry, Curator
Most of the following stories were taken from the pages of Goodspeed'sHistory of Arkansas, 1889.They are not republished to embarrass any living descendants of the people involved but to record a way of life few of us know today.
THE KILLING OF BARNES AND MATHEWS:
On one Sunday evening in 1859 or 1860, John Barnes and Daniel Mathews quarreled on the streets of Greenwood, and shot and killed each other with pistols.Barnes was a cattle dealer on a visit to this county from Texas.
Hhope this will help.Deanie