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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume 8B – Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 1886.
JOHN BARNES was born October 24, 1819, in Henry County, Ky. He is a son of Samuel Barnes, whose father, Samuel Barnes, Sr., emigrated from Virginia shortly after the Revolutionary war, and settled in Kentucky, where he died in 1844, at the advanced age of ninety-six years. Samuel Barnes, Jr., was a farmer and died in Henry County, Ky., in 1880, at the age of eighty-six years; his wife, Sallie (Adams) Barnes, was a daughter of David Adams, of Ireland. She died about the year 1834, aged thirty-six years. Subject is the second child and eldest son of a family of eight children. He stayed with his father until twenty-three years of age, and in 1842 came to Fulton County, Ky., which has since been his home. For the first ten years after his arrival he lived with the family of Mr. Adams, but in the meantime purchased a track of 160 acres of land, lying about five miles south of Hickman, on which he opened a good farm. He has added to the place from time to time until he is now the possessor of 440 acres of as good land as there is in Fulton County. He was married March 6, 1870, to Sallie, daughter of Samuel and Martha (Growder) Chandler, of Tennessee. Several children were born to this union, but all of them died in infancy.