|Birth: ||Apr., 1860|
The April, 1860 birth date is from Sarah Barnes (born in 1898), a daughter of Joseph Columbus Barnes, Adolphus' brother. The 1900 census has his birth date as April, 1859. 1860 matches the marker, so I picked it.
I firmly believe that this grave marker is in error, that the person buried here may not be Adolphus T Barnes.
• Adolphus T. Barnes did not die in 1896. He is clearly traceable in US Census records from 1860 through 1920:
1860 Sevier Co, Arkansas
1870 Scott Co, Arkansas
1880 Howard Co, Arkansas
1900 Chickasaw Nation, Indian Terr.
1910 Indianola, Pittsburg Co, Oklahoma
1920 Wister, Le Flore Co, Oklahoma
I believe he was buried in Oklahoma.
• The two graves in this "Old King Graveyard" came about this way: Sometime in the 1940s, men from Weyerhaeuser Company, which then owned that land, got together with brothers Ray Barnes and Hosey Barnes. Ray & Hosey were grand nephews of the brothers John T Barnes and Adolphus T Barnes.
The Weyerhaeuser men had found the two graves, or bodies, and wanted to preserve them. They contacted the Barneses for help in identifying them. Somehow they came up with the identifications of John T Barnes (1850-1889) and Adolph Barnes (1860-1896). The dates are off, but Adolph's death date is way off. My guess is that the younger generation did not know that he'd moved to Oklahoma in the 1890s.
This was told to me in May, 2006, by Ray's son, Jimmie Barnes.
- Dorsey Barnes Drane
Thomas Barnes (1827 - 1888)
Elizabeth Ann Nall Barnes (1828 - ____)
John T Barnes (1849 - 1892)*
Thomas Hosea Barnes (1850 - 1925)*
James Abney Barnes (1852 - 1931)*
Joseph Columbus Barnes (1857 - 1926)*
Adolphus T Barnes (1860 - ____)
Old King Graveyard
Maintained by: Dorsey Barnes Drane
Originally Created by: D Ann
Record added: Jan 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33106420