BARNES (BARNS)

This information is extracted from the book The History of the Town of Hingham Massachusetts, The Genealogies written by George Lincoln, originally published 1893. See the introduction to this site.


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The BARNES (BARNS) Genealogies


1. THOMAS (said to have been the s. of a Roland), was an early resident of Hing. and the ancestor of all the families who have borne the surname in this town. He had a land grant in 1637, on Bachelor, now Main St. containing three acres, which was bounded N. by Thomas Hett, and S. by Ralph Smith. This lot is the one upon which stands the dwelling erected by Rev. Joseph Richardson, in 1816, and now belonging to heirs of the late Martin Hayes. Thomas was by occupation "farmer," and "weaver." The chris. name of his wife was Anna. She outlived him, and d. 5 Apr. 1691. He d. nearly twenty years previously, and a gravestone erected to his memory, and now standing in the Hing. Cemetery, bears the foll. inscription: --
THOMAS BARNS
AGED 70 YEARS
DYED YE 29 DAY OF
NOUEMBER. 1672

His will, dated 29 Apr. 1671, gives the names of w. and ch. The inv. of his est. includes 12 horned cattle, 9 swine, produce, weaving material, etc.

Ch., all bt. in Hing., were --

      i. THOMAS, May 21, 1643.  Was living when his fa's will was made, but prob.
         removed from Hing.
 2.  ii. JOHN, May 21, 1643.
    iii. ELIZABETH, Dec. 8, 1644.  m. --- Murfea, or Murfett.
     iv. ANNA, June, 1647.  m. Richard Breame.
      v. JAMES, Apr. 8, 1649.  Was a merchant at Boston, and is said to have d.
         without issue.
     vi. SARAH, Feb. 23, 1650-51, d. in 2 dys.
 3. vii. PETER, June 6, 1652

2. JOHN2 (Thomas1), bt. in Hing. May 21, 1643. ...

Ch., bt. in Hing., were ---

      i. ELIZABETH, July 4, 1669, d. soon.
     ii. MARY, July 4, 1669.
    iii. ELIZABETH, Apr. 30, 1671.
     iv. An infant, July 28, 1672.
      v. THOMAS, June 13, 1675.

3. PETER2 (Thomas1), bt in Hing. June 6, 1652. ...

Ch., b. in Hing., by wife Anna, were ---

      i. CORNELIUS, Aug. 24, 1684, d. at 21 yrs. of age.
 4.  ii. JOHN, Dec. 10, 1685.

4. JOHN3 (Peter2 Thomas1), bt. in Hing. Dec. 10, 1685. ...

Ch., all b. in Hing., were ---

      i. PETER, 1716.  m. Jan. 2, 1735-36, Martha Whotney of Hopkinton, Mass.
         "Farmer."  Resided at Hopkinton.
     ii. JOHN, May 7, 1717, d. soon.
 5. iii. JOHN, Nov. 18, 1718.
 6.  iv. CORNELIUS, 1720.
      v. THOMAS, 1722, settled at Merrimack, N.H.
     vi. JOSEPH, July 6, 1726.  m. Jan. 23, 1749, Joanna, dau. of Jeremiah Sprague,
         and settled as a physician at Merrimack, N.H.
 7. vii. BENJAMIN, July 6, 1726. 
   viii. ANNA, 1728, d. 12 Nov. 1744, æt. 17th yr.
     ix. LYDIA, 1730.  m. May 30, 1751, Capt. Elijah Davis of Dorchester.
      x. OLIVE, 1733, d. 19 June, 1737.
     xi. ENSIGN, 1735, d. 18 June, 1737.

5. JOHN4 (John3 Peter2 Thomas1), b. in Hing. Nov. 18, 1718. ...

Ch., all b. in Hing., were ---

 8.   i. JOHN, Oct. 2, 1749.
     ii. ENSIGN, Oct. 9, 1751, d. 9 Jan. 1753.
 9. iii. ENSIGN, Oct. 22, 1753.
     iv. An infant, Jan. 14, 1756, d. in 6 dys.
      v. ABEL, Aug. 26, 1757, d. young.
     vi. WILLIAM, Jan. 25, 1761.  REmoved to Roxbury, where he m. and had issue.
    vii. JAMES, June 12, 1763, d. 9 Nov. 1785, æt. 22 yrs.
   viii. JOTHAM, Nov. 2, 1766.  Removed to Boston.  Was m. and had issue.

6. CORNELIUS4 (John3 Peter2 Thomas1), b. in Hing. 1720. ...

Ch., all b. in Hing., were ---

      i. ABIGAIL, Apr. 15, 1744.  m. Dec. 3, 1767, Jesse Bates.
     ii. ANNA, Nov. 14, 1747.  m. Jan. 2, 1774, Joseph Hammond.
    iii. CORNELIUS, Nov. 9, 1752, d. 1 March, 1754.
10.  iv. CORNELIUS, July 10, 1757.
      v. CELIA, Nov. 13, 1767.  m. Apr. 15, 1788, Laban Hersey. 

7. BENJAMIN4 (John3 Peter2 Thomas1), b. in Hing. July 6, 1726. ...

Ch., all b. in Hing., by his first w., were ---

11.   i. BENJAMIN, June 7, 1747.
     ii. CANTERBURY, June 11, 1749, d. 20 March, 1754.
    iii. LUCY, May 7, 1751.  m. Apr. 16, 1772, Elias Whitney, Jr.
     iv. RACHEL, June 5, 1753, d. 21 March, 1754.
      v. RACHEL, Jan. 1, 1755.  m. Feb. 24, 1774, Bezaliel Bennet.
     vi. TRIPHENA, Oct. 26, 1756, d. 16 Dec. 1757.
    vii. CANTERBURY, Dec. 24, 1758, d. 8 Sept. 1759.
12.viii. CANTERBURY, Apr. 13, 1760.
     ix. LYDIA, Apr. 11, 1762.  m. May 24, 1781, Urbane Lincoln.
      x. VINTON, Oct. 21, 1764.  Removed either to Vermont or Canada.
13.  xi. THOMAS, June 21, 1767.
14. xii. GEORGE, July 16, 1769.


End of the BARNES genealogies