I happened upon these old posts and I'm not sure if you are actively online any longer. I am a grand daughter of John William Barnes, son of John William and Ella Branson. Just wanted to correct his name - it's John William Barnes vs. William John. My grandfather was born in 1904 and was married to Lottie Birch Allen. They had three children, Elizabeth Ann (my mother), John William and Herbert Allen. If you're interested in more details, let me know. I am trying to figure out more about the Barnes side of the family, when they came to America and where they came from. Any help would be appreciated.