Civil Goff Barnes

Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
Death 8 Apr 1901 (aged 63)
Vancleave, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Vancleave, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 44015260 · View Source
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...Died on Monday, April 8, 1901, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Civil Barnes, aged 64 years...

The Chronicle-Star of Pascagoula Miss.
Fri. May 3, 1901 p. 4
Mt. Pleasant Items-

[Note: Civil lived near the cemetery where she is buried]
Civil is the daughter of David Goff [NC] and Marilla Pickett [NY] and the wife of Robert/John Barnes.
Her parents David & Marilla were living in the Dutch Bayou area of Escatawpa when they died, it is believed they are buried in the 'Old Elder Cemetery' on Dutch Bayou Road, however there are no markers.

In the 1860 census, Civil & daughter Charlotte are living with her mother Marilla Goff, and her brothers & sisters, all listed as Goff's - never found John Robert Barnes.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Civil Goff
Age in 1860: 24 -Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Jackson, Mississippi
Post Office: Americus
Name Age
Mar Goff 56 [nee Marilla Picket]
Civil Goff 24
David Goff 20
Ellis Goff 19
Nancy Goff 15
Albert Goff 14
Charlotte Goff 2 [d/o Civil]

Civil's husband John A/Robert Barnes is thought buried in the Historic Bill McMillan/James Roberts Cemetery, he taught school in the mid 1850's at the Red Hill Church/School [near the Wolf Pit close to the George Co line].
Source: From stories handed down from family members and Four Centuries on the Pascagoula by Cyril Cain.

He is believed to be from Maine, NC or GA.
No further info on Robert/John. He is our BARNES BRICK WALL. If you could share any info about Robert/John it would be appreciated.

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  • Created by: Linda Ellis
  • Added: 6 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44015260
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Civil Goff Barnes (18 Dec 1837–8 Apr 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44015260, citing Bill McMillan-James Roberts Cemetery, Vancleave, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Linda Ellis (contributor 46955879) .