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Francis Henry Lee Barnacassel
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Birth: May 18, 1846
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1923
Custer County
Nebraska, USA

His given name was Francis but he went by Henry. Henry enlisted June 1864, 9th Battalion NC Sharpshooters, Co B, and he served in that company with brothers John and Ephraim. Henry and 3 of his brothers were paroled at Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865. Henry is listed in muster rolls as Francis Henry, Francis Henry Lee, HL, and various forms of Barnacastle and Cassel. He used the name Henry Cassel or Barnacastle from the Civil War until his death. Some Appomattox records call him H.L.B. Cassel. The middle name Lee only appears in his Civil War receipts, perhaps he added it as tribute to Robert E Lee.

Henry married Jennie Goodel Bloss, and they moved with younger brother John to Nebraska, taking the train and then covered wagon to get there. Henry and family then moved to Colorado around 1887. Oldest son James Frank died there in 1888. Henry obtained a land grant on October 27, 1891, from the Denver Land Office (a Preemption Act entry in Register of Cash Receipts, and a Timber Culture Act in Register of Timber Culture Entries). It was for 160 acres in Lincoln County, CO. His name on that document was Henry Barneycassel. 1900 census El Paso, CO shows him married but living alone. Don't know where the family lived.

In 1915, Henry and Jennie moved to Finchville, Nebraska, probably to be near brother John. They were in Colorado in early 1915, though, because Jennie received a manuscript from her maiden aunt concerning the Bloss genealogy, and it was sent to Deer Trail, Colorado.

According to letter from Frona, Henry always signed his name Henry Barnacassel, and his obituary called him Henry Barnacastle. Online source says the obituary in the Arnold Sentinal was published 7/11/1923 - if correct he died in July instead of February.

Henry and Jennie are buried next to brother John and family. We're not sure if Leon's body was moved from Colorado to this plot, he purchased the plot. Also, it is said that there are more than one infant buried here, no name and in unmarked graves.
Family links: 
  Frances W Barneycastle (1795 - 1860)
  Anna Benigna Keller Barneycastle (1805 - 1870)
  Jennie Goodel Bloss Barnacassel (1859 - 1931)*
  James Francis Barneycassel (1880 - 1888)*
  Leon Gordon Barnacastle (1883 - 1960)*
  Blanche Marian Cassel Engels (1885 - 1951)*
  Edna Martha Barnacassel Hoffman (1888 - 1972)*
  Yerby Augustus B. Cassel (1828 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth Barneycastle (1831 - 1915)*
  George Barnacastle (1832 - 1904)*
  Mary Aurelia Barneycastle Clodfelter (1835 - 1916)*
  Leah Emily Barneycastle (1837 - 1915)*
  Temperence Octavia Barneycastle (1839 - 1924)*
  Ephraim B Barnacassel (1845 - 1928)*
  Francis Henry Lee Barnacassel (1846 - 1923)
  John Romulous Barna Cassel (1848 - 1922)*
  Anna Louisa Barneycastle (1851 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Waldheim Cemetery
Custer County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Maureen
Record added: Apr 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25973688
Francis Henry Lee Barnacassel
Added by: Maureen
Francis Henry Lee Barnacassel
Added by: Diane (Wonch) Stunkel
Francis Henry Lee Barnacassel
Added by: Diane (Wonch) Stunkel
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: May. 3, 2014

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