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 William Barnes

William Barnes

Birth
Death 7 Sep 1823 (aged 217–218)
Burial Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 15886678 · View Source
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In Memory of William Barnes
Who died September 7, 1823

Aged 218

This age is what is on the marker though it has to be incorrect.....

Mystery of the 218-Year-Old Man
Author(s): Williams, Robert L.
Source: The State (NoCar F251 S77), December 1980, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p17-18, il
Abstract: Olney Presbyterian Church of Gastonia has a graveyard with one particularly interesting grave. The tombstone of William Barnes, who died in 1823, is inscribed with the phrase "aged 218 years." Although there is no acceptable explanation for why the marker reads this way, members of the church today do not think Barnes lived to be 218.
Subject(s): Cemeteries--Gastonia; Epitaphs

East Carolina University


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 25 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15886678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Barnes (1605–7 Sep 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15886678, citing Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .