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Samuel Newton "Sammie" Barnhouse
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Birth: Feb. 29, 1876
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1876
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Nicknamed "Sammie".
Sammie was the 6-month-old son
of William Harrison Barnhouse
and his wife Isabel Dragoo, of
Buchanan Twp. Berrien Co. Michigan.
Note: PLEASE, do NOT transfer this
memorial to other web sites.
Thanks, Nancy (Letcher) Heib.
His father William Harrison Barnhouse
was an Officer in the Civil War.
(Sammie was also, the Great Grandson
of Jacob and Isabella Dragoo).
Sammie had a twin sister named
Nellie A. Barnhouse who died on
March 3, 1876 at three days old.
Sammie died at 6 months and 12 days
of age, on Sept. 12, 1876.
Their father William Harrison
Barnhouse died just two weeks after
the death of their son Sammie.
(Isabell lost two children and her
husband all within 6 and 1/2 months).
Sammie's twin sister Nellie and his
father Wm. Harrison Barnhouse are
also buried in this cemetery, as
well as his paternal grandparents
Samuel and Nancy Barnhouse,
and his Great Aunt
Jane (Barnhouse) Dragoo.
Also, his maternal grandfather
John Fleming Dragoo Sr., and his Great
grandparents Jacob and Isabella Dragoo
are buried here.
Sammy and his father William's
obituaries were published in the
newspaper on the same day.
Sammy's obituary (and poem)
were published in
"The Berrien County Record",
newspaper in Buchanan, MI, on
Oct. 5, 1876, page 3. It reads:
Deaths: Died September 12, 1876,
SAMMIE N., infant son of Wm. H. and
Isabel Barnhouse, aged 6 months and
12 days.
We ask, can it be
That our dear little Sammy's no more?
They tell us yes, Sammy's with angles
Far away on that beautiful shore.

How sadly we felt
when the coffin was closed:
We knew he had gone from our sight;
But one thought we had
to cherish our minds-
The Lord will do everything right. L.K.
Note: The "L. K." after this poem,
possibly stands for Lorinda (Dragoo)
Kirkendall, who was Isabel's sister,
and who possibly wrote the poem.
Headstone photos, courtesy
of Robert D. Brown, President,
and newsletter editor, of
"Friends of Oak Ridge Cemetery",
and courtesy of "Friends"
member Spencer Miller.
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captions, and additional photos.
Family links: 
  William Harrison Barnhouse (1840 - 1876)
  Isabel Dragoo Barnhouse (1848 - 1888)
  Nancy A. Barnhouse Meffert (1866 - 1962)*
  Ira Wellington Barnhouse (1869 - 1894)*
  Samuel Newton Barnhouse (1876 - 1876)
  Nellie A. Barnhouse (1876 - 1876)*
  Herbert Clyde Knight (1879 - 1880)**
*Calculated relationship
Virginians Burying Ground
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Nancy Heib
Record added: Mar 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13547191
Samuel Newton Sammie Barnhouse
Added by: Nancy Heib
Samuel Newton Sammie Barnhouse
Added by: Nancy Heib
Samuel Newton Sammie Barnhouse
Added by: Nancy Heib
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