Feb. 22, 1848 Wayland Allegan County Michigan, USA
Gravestone marker cannot be located, as most likely it was made from wood from the Barnes Mill.
Isaac was the first to buy land (1836) in what he named Lumberton (later called Wayland) and, with his sons, built a sawmill that was ran by the family during the time the Barnes family owned the land. A small section of this property was set aside for the use of a cemetery originally called The Barnes Burying Ground and when it was deeeded over the Wayland Township in 1869 it became the Hill Cemetery. The following is taken from Camden, New York Pioneer History, and explains the burilal location of Isaac and his wife. After a few years of rest on the prairie, further desire of adventure beset Mr. Barnes, and he roamed through the pine forest of Allegan County until he found a stream where he thought there was a good site for a mill, and he decided to make that his home, and built a log house, moved his family, and subsequently erected a mill as he planned: but his work was nearly done; a few days of sickness and he was laid to rest in his beautiful pine grove, and in three daya his wife was laid beside him. Thus, after life's fitful fever, they rest peacefully beneath the wide spreading branches of the stately forest trees. Thus, ended the lives of the true pioneers of the great West and of Camden, New York.