Mary was born near Salem, Washington Co. Indiana, daughter of Andrew W. Barnett (1819-1877) and Rebecca Jane Burris (1825-1884). She died of Yellow Fever in Cedar Key, Florida. She and her husband John M. Jordan and young children Benjamin Franklin (Frank) (1873-1940), Caroline Elisabeth (Carrie) (1875-1967), Lebert E. (1877-1963), and Florence (1880-1904) had moved from Kansas, where they farmed on property near Olathe he had purchased from a native American, to an island off Cedar Key. Friends of theirs had recently removed there and we operating a hotel in Cedar Keys.
After her death, her husband brought his family to Minnesota to live on the farm of his elderly father John M. Jordan in Wacouta, Goodhue MN. John did not bring his infant daughter Florence with him to MN. His youngest child, Florence was an infant when her mother died and was taken care of in Florida by the Johnson family, the friends who had moved earlier to Florida and ran the hotel. The Johnson moved to Texas and took Florence with them. Later, they moved to Edmonton, Alberta, CA, where Florence married and had about four children before dying quite young. The family have lost track of Florence's line and would greatly appreciate any information about her. We do not know whether she was called Florence Johnson or Jordan in Canada or what her husband's name was but she married young and they lived in Edmonton, Alberta.
Andrew W. Barnett (1819 - 1877)
Rebecca Jane Burris Barnett (1825 - 1884)
John Michael Jordan (1834 - 1917)
Benjamin Francis Jordan (1873 - 1930)*
Caroline Elisabeth Jordan Schaaf (1875 - 1967)*
Lebert E. Jordan (1877 - 1963)*
Florence Jordan (1880 - 1904)*
Mary Elizabeth Barnett (1842 - 1881)
Robert Frank Barnett (1842 - 1920)*
Elizabeth A. Barnett Daniels (1846 - 1915)*
Specifically: Not a recent death but grave unknown. Probably in or near Cedar Keys, Florida.
Created by: Judy Schaaf
Record added: Jan 25, 2013
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