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Benjamin Smith Barnwell
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1834
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1907
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA

Benjamin Smith Barnwell was the twin brother of James Ladson Barnwell; born on the 8th day of February 1834, they were sons of William Wigg Barnwell and Sarah Reeve [née Gibbes] Barnwell, who had sixteen children. Benjamin grew up around Colleton Neck near Beaufort, South Carolina. His family were early settlers of Colonial South Carolina.

During the Civil War, Benjamin was a Captain in the 1st Regiment, South Carolina Mounted Militia, under the command of Col. Wm. E. Martin. Capt. Barnwell's company was known as "Palmetto Hussars" with most of the men from Beaufort.

On February 5th 1867, Benjamin married Mary Anna McCaslan, a daughter of James McCaslan and the former Margaret Bates Foster. Benjamin and Mary had three known children:
Mary Sue (1872-1904)
William McCaslan (1876-1955)
James Foster (1878-1943)

Benjamin Smith Barnwell departed this life on November 9th 1907 at his home in Abbeville. He was in the 71st year of his age.


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Wigg Barnwell (1793 - 1853)
  Sarah Reeve Gibbes Barnwell (1796 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Anna McCaslan Barnwell (1842 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Mary Barnwell Aiken (1872 - 1904)*
  William McCaslan Barnwell (1876 - 1955)*
  James Foster Barnwell (1878 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bower Williamson Barnwell (1825 - 1895)*
  George Gibbes Barnwell (1826 - 1902)*
  John Smith Barnwell (1828 - 1858)*
  Thomas Gibbes Barnwell (1831 - 1862)*
  Benjamin Smith Barnwell (1834 - 1907)
  James Ladson Barnwell (1834 - 1924)*
  Charles Heyward Barnwell (1837 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Melrose Cemetery
Abbeville
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: GMG
Originally Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86533938
Benjamin Smith Barnwell
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Benjamin Smith Barnwell
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Benjamin Smith Barnwell
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