Re: barney town
Adhering to the doctrines of the Mormon church at that time, Benjamin F, Barney married as his second wife, Priscilla Ann Shepherd, daughter of Mases and Eliza Jane (Adamsan) Shepherd, He married his third wife, Caroline Nielsen, daughter of James and Badel Nielsen of Raskilde, Denmark, She had joined the church in Denmark and was baptized in the middle of the night due to her father’s bitterness to the Mormons. She set sail far America April 15, 1862 and arrived in New York City May 29th with 413 other immigrants, She walked most of the way crossing the plains, arriving in Salt Lake City September 24, 1862.
The three families all lived at Lake Share until 1873, when Brigham Young called Benjamin F. Barney to go and help settle Sevier County, where the Indians were on the rampage most of the time, and had driven the settlers out several times. Caroline (Beard) and her seven sons, the eldest one 17 and the youngest one 5 years of age, remained with their home at Lake Share. Priscilla, with her eight children, and Karen (Nielsen) with her three, left to fulfill the calling.
These two families first lived at Annabella, a few miles north of Monroe, their home being only a dug-out and a small amount of ground to plant a little corn to supply them with most of their food (corn bread). They lived but a short time here, and then built a one-room house in Monroe and lived there until 1879 when a considerable amount of land was made available for them to improve, about 3 miles northwest of Monroe.
In 1882 a one-room log house was built with a dirt roof, two windows, and a fireplace which was used for cooking for a number of years, A large wood-box was made on one side of the fireplace and board covering that was used for a sitting place. On the other side a large shelf was put high up between the fireplace and wall; here the Bible and records were placed. Uncle Lewis did all the recordings of these records. Several years later two mare rooms were built fifty yards from the first room, which gave them a kitchen and another bedroom. The first room was used as a bedroom and for entertaining company, with two rocking chairs in front of the fireplace. The cooking was not done on a stove in the new kitchen. Priscilla had her log house just one-half mile from Karen’s house.
Benjamin Franklin Barney died December 7, 1904 in Elsinore, Utah. Caroline (Beard) Barney died September 26, 1906 in Lake Shore. Priscilla (Shepherd) Barney died November 20, 1906 in Elsinore. Karen (Nielsen) Barney died October 28, 1933 in Monroe. According to his grand¬daughter, Ella (Anderton) Hoover, daughter of James W. and Sarah Jane (Barney) Anderton:
“Grandfather was of a rather stocky build, with beautiful hair with sort of a Dutch cut, and neatly kept. A rather long beard that stands out in my memory with some guilt and remorse due to mother leaving me with him one day; as she handed me down from the wagon with me screaming at the top of my voice, not wanting to stay, I grabbed his beard with a yank and pulled with all my strength. Instead of giving me the needed spanking, he put his arms around me, kissing me and telling me what a good time we would have. Grandfather delivered milk each day to the creamery that father ran just across the ditch from our house; always driving the horses at full speed in his white-top buggy. He would take Emma and me home with him and entertain us with stories.”