Barnes, David A. (David Alexander), 1819-1892

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David Alexander Barnes graduated from the University of North Carolina with an A.B. in 1840. He lived at Jackson (Northampton County), N.C., and was a member of the state House of Commons in 1844, 1846, 1850, and of the Convention of 1861. He was a superior court judge from 1865 to 1868 and a university trustee in 1868. In 1873, he married Bettie Vaughan.

From the description of David A. Barnes papers, 1806-1892 (bulk 1850-1890). (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 25327584

David Alexander Barnes was born in 1819 in Northampton County, N.C. He was the son of Collin William Barnes (1783-1855) and his second wife Louisa (1795-1866), daughter of Bailey and Mary Barnes. His father was a planter and mill owner and member of the state Senate, 1829-1830. Collin William Barnes and his first wife Dorcas Stephenso had one son, William Henry, who married Eliza Ann Clifton. Collin William Barnes and Louisa Barnes had David Alexander; George B.; Joseph; Eliza Ann, who married Jesse Moore in 1838; Maria L., who married William H. Faison in 1847; and Caroline (1832-1892) (Carrie), who married William H. Drewry, a merchant of Petersburg, Va.

David A. Barnes graduated from the University of North Carolina with an A.B. in 1840; he later received an A.M. from UNC. He lived at Jackson and later Murfreesboro, N.C., and was a member of the state House of Commons in 1844, 1846, and 1850, and of the Convention of 1861. He was a superior court judge from 1865 to 1868 and a UNC trustee in 1868.

In 1873, he married Bettie Vaughan (1850-1918), daughter of Uriah Vaughan (1813-1890) and Sarah Jenkins Vaughan of Murfreesboro. They had four children: Elizabeth Vaughan (b. 1874), David Collin (b. 1875), Sarah Louisa (b 1878), and Annie Rosa Caroline. Barnes died in 1892.

From the guide to the David A. Barnes Papers, 1806-1892, (Southern Historical Collection)

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associatedWith Bagley, William C. (William Chandler), 1874-1946. person
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associatedWith Burgwyn family. family
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associatedWith McRae family. family
associatedWith Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894. person
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associatedWith Worth, Jonathan, 1802-1869. person
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Alveston Plantation (Northampton County, N.C.)
Jackson (N.C.)
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Birth 1819

Death 1892-06-24

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