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Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, Volume I, 5th ed., 1887
W. T. BARNES, Hickman County, was born in Nash County, N. C., September 21, 1817. He is a son of Benjamin and Temperance (Taylor) Barnes, natives of Nash County, their parents having in an early day immigrated to that county from Virginia. In 1827 the father came to Kentucky and settled in what was then Hickman (now Fulton) County. There he remained nine years, and then moved to Mississippi. In that State he lived only two years, and then moved to Weakley County, Tenn., where he died in November, 1846; the mother died in the May preceding. W. T. Barnes is the eldest son of fifteen children, of whom but six are now living. He remained in Tennessee until 1842, when he came to Fulton County, Ky. He resided there ten years, when he came to this county, and purchased his present farm of 220 acres. He also owns about 160 acres in Graves County. Of the whole there are about 215 acres in cultivation. Mr. Barnes was married in Fulton County, Ky., in September, 1842, to Miss Mary Newton, a daughter of William and Anna (Titsworth) Newton, natives of Tennessee. This lady died in May, 1843, in Stewart County, Tenn. In March, 1845, Mr. Barnes married Miss Fannie A. Weaks, a daughter of William and Polly (Adkins) Weaks, and born in Stewart County; the parents were from Virginia and were among the early settlers of Clarksville. Mrs. Barnes became the mother of eight children, of whom five are now living: Benjamin L., in Graves County; Mary T., wife of E. W. Stevenson; Donna M., wife of Frank B. T. Holland, of Humphreys County, Tenn.; Emma M. and William T. This lady died in 1871. Mr. Barnes was next married, September 20, 1874, in Weakley County, Tenn., to Mrs. Rebecca A. Stevenson, a daughter of John and Holland (Bowden) Olive, natives of North Carolina, the father being of English descent, the mother of Irish. Mr. Barnes served as magistrate ten years before the war, and has served two years sinch as such. He and wife are members of the Primitive Baptist Church.