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 William Barnes

William Barnes

Sandy, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England
Death 9 Sep 1880 (aged 89)
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 26-4-A-21
Memorial ID 120634 · View Source
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Son of Thomas Barnes and Frances Day.

John Richard Barnes said that his father was born October 26, 1792, at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England and the tomb stone said October 7, 1790.

Beatrice Barnes Chaney said he died September 19, 1880 and his tomb stone said September 9, 1880, Kaysville Layton Memorial Park, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Jeffries, 4 Nov 1816, Sandy, Bedford, England.

Children - Ann Barnes, William Jeffries Barnes, Sarah Barnes, John Richard Barnes.

The family was converted to the gospel in England. The two daughters, Ann and Sarah, came to America before their parents. William, his wife, Elizabeth Jeffries, and their two sons, William Jeffries Barnes and John Richard Barnes, came later.

While in England, William learned to be a blacksmith, and served seven years as an apprentice. He was the first blacksmith in Kaysville. He bollowed the trade for 16 years. He taught Robert Barton the trade. He was a very Barnes carried the mail from the station to the post office.

He owned the first bicycle in the town and used it on his trips back and forth. As late as the 1930's mail was still being brought from the Union Pacific Station by a horse drawn express wagon with Daniel Harvey as driver.

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  • Maintained by: Shirley Barnes
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120634
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Barnes (7 Oct 1790–9 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120634, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Barnes (contributor 46949522) .