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 Doctor Leonard “D. L.” Barnes

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Doctor Leonard “D. L.” Barnes

Birth
Death
27 Oct 1905 (aged 60)
Burial
Clayton, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
33000488 View Source

Dock Leonard "D. L." Jones was born in Sandy Level, Johnston County in 1845, the youngest of 7 known surviving children (5 boys/2 girls) born to farmers, Elias Barnes and his wife, Edna Bell.

Dock was 16 years old when the Civil War erupted, and his 3 older brothers (James, John, and Elias) joined the Clayton Yellow Jackets, NC 24th Company C, and left home to serve. Not long after, D. L. joined the NC 1ST Regiment Infantry, Company C, where he served until war's end. Only 3 of the 4 brothers would return from battle, Elias being killed. Their father lived to see the return of his sons, but passed in 1867.

In about 1875, 30-year old D. L. Barnes married a local girl, Mollie, and the couple would have 4 known children -- all daughters: Megg (c. 1876), Mary Cleve (1878-1954), Nora (c. 1880), and Ruth (1894-1964). Dock and his wife owned and operated a farm in Wilders, Johnston County; but he was also Justice of the Peace and responsible for uniting many young couples in the county.

Late in life, D. L. developed cancer that severely affected his facial muscles, and he was known to have sought treatment from specialists in Goldsboro, NC and as far away as Baltimore, MD, where he underwent an operation on his eye. He lost his battle with cancer, passing in October 1905 at age 60.

His daughters Mary Cleve Barnes, Ruth Barnes Talton are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Clayton.

Dock Leonard "D. L." Jones was born in Sandy Level, Johnston County in 1845, the youngest of 7 known surviving children (5 boys/2 girls) born to farmers, Elias Barnes and his wife, Edna Bell.

Dock was 16 years old when the Civil War erupted, and his 3 older brothers (James, John, and Elias) joined the Clayton Yellow Jackets, NC 24th Company C, and left home to serve. Not long after, D. L. joined the NC 1ST Regiment Infantry, Company C, where he served until war's end. Only 3 of the 4 brothers would return from battle, Elias being killed. Their father lived to see the return of his sons, but passed in 1867.

In about 1875, 30-year old D. L. Barnes married a local girl, Mollie, and the couple would have 4 known children -- all daughters: Megg (c. 1876), Mary Cleve (1878-1954), Nora (c. 1880), and Ruth (1894-1964). Dock and his wife owned and operated a farm in Wilders, Johnston County; but he was also Justice of the Peace and responsible for uniting many young couples in the county.

Late in life, D. L. developed cancer that severely affected his facial muscles, and he was known to have sought treatment from specialists in Goldsboro, NC and as far away as Baltimore, MD, where he underwent an operation on his eye. He lost his battle with cancer, passing in October 1905 at age 60.

His daughters Mary Cleve Barnes, Ruth Barnes Talton are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Clayton.


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  • Created by: pbfries
  • Added: 17 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 33000488
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33000488/doctor-leonard-barnes: accessed ), memorial page for Doctor Leonard “D. L.” Barnes (4 Sep 1845–27 Oct 1905), Find a Grave Memorial ID 33000488, citing Clayton City Cemetery, Clayton, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by pbfries (contributor 46951237).