I have researched further and find that there were two Thomas J Barnes in Missouri about the same time.One lived in Boone Co.,Mo. and married Mary Ann McBain 2 July, 1840. The other and my ancestor Thomas J. Barnes homesteaded in Henry Co. where his son Richard Anderson Barnes was born. Richard Anderson Barnes died 17 Jan. 1916 in Rogers, Benton County Arkansas.Thomas married Sarah Elizabeth McBrien around 1840/41 and where is unknown but probably Bradley Co.,Tn. where they moved from.Thomas later moved to Newton Co. and then to Benton Co., Ar. The only children I know of are is William Lafayette, James, Richard A., John M., and George W. but I'm sure they had more.