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James Jehu Barnes
Birth: Nov. 27, 1871
Barry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1945
Huntington Beach
Orange County
California, USA

James Jehu Barnes was born November 27, 1871 in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri, USA.
His parents were Absalom Barnes (1831 1910) and Nancy Jane Gibson (1839 1900).

His siblings included John Abijah (1860 1942); Martha Elizabeth (1866 1936); Mary Alice (1867 1947); General Gaines (1873 1941); and Cazwell Green (1873 1941).

The 1880 US Federal Census shows Jehu residing in Grayson, Texas with his family.

In 1899 Jehu married Mary Amanda "Mandy" Vaughan (1876 1940).

The 1900 US Federal Census shows Jehu and Mandy residing in Jenkins and Mountain Townships, Barry, Missouri.

Their children included: Conrad Clement (1901 1975); Nellie Louisa (1904 2000); Frances Margaret "Fannie" (1907 1967); Vaughan Jehu (1910 1982); Harold Wayne (1913 1997); Woodrow W. (1916 1961); and Curtis Lee (1923 2007).

The US Federal Census records show the family from 1910-1930 residing in Texas.

The 1900 US Federal Census for Jenkins and Mountain Townships, Barry, Missouri, states that Jehu is a farmer.
In 1910 in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas he was a house carpenter.
In 1920 in Sherman, Grayson, Texas he was working for the railroad as a tank man.
In 1930 in Sherman, Grayson, Texas he was a welder in an iron foundry.

Mandy passed away August 31, 1940 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. She was driving to home in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, from visiting their daughter Frances and Frances' family in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.

Jehu came to reside with daughter Frances and her family.

This was during World War II.
Jehu proudly became an air raid warden.

And he went to the Huntington Beach pier almost every day to fish, and would bring home a great catch--at least one bucket full, sometimes two buckets.. What the family didn't eat right away, Frances would can in Kerr canning jars; and Jehu and his son (and Frances' brother) Curtis would smoke in the fish smoker. That way, there was plenty of fish for all the family.

His occupations had included working in an iron foundry, which left him partially deaf. On his own time he made creative, useful and artistic items from iron work.

Jehu was also an excellent carpenter and furniture maker and furniture refinisher.

His son-in-law Frank had a well-equipped tool layout in the family garage. Jehu would make splendid furniture for the family. And he got an antique desk for his grand-daughter Cherie J. and refinished it to a splendid appearance.

He carved wonderful items from wood. These included the three monkeys "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil;" and a turkey caller.

Jehu had friends in Huntington Beach, with whom he frequently got together. They enjoyed the game of tossing horse-shoes, at which Jehu was expert.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason. Wherever he lived, in Texas and California and elsewhere, he attended meetings of the Masonic Order.

James Jehu Barnes passed away January 9, 1945 in Frances and Frank's home on Elmira Street, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.
Family links: 
  Absolum Barnes (1831 - 1910)
  Nancy Jane Gibson Barnes (1840 - 1915)
  Mary Amanda Vaughan Barnes (1876 - 1940)
  Conrad Clement Barnes (1901 - 1975)*
  Frances Margaret Barnes Garvin (1907 - 1967)*
  Vaughn Jehu Barnes (1910 - 1982)*
  Harold Wayne Barnes (1913 - 1997)*
  Martha Barnes Perkins (1866 - 1939)*
  James Jehu Barnes (1871 - 1945)
  General Gaines Barnes (1874 - 1941)*
  Caswell Green Barnes (1877 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
James J.
Mary A.
West Hill Cemetery
Grayson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Buried 01.14.1945. 1st addition, lot 88, space 01, south east corner, record #6412
Created by: Cherie J.
Record added: Apr 05, 2011
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James Jehu Barnes
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For my grandfather James Jehu Barnes. Rest in peace.
- Cherie J.
 Added: Feb. 4, 2013

- Cherie J.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2011
This page is sponsored by: Cherie J.

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