James migrated to Mo. in 1808 to what is now Rocky Fork Township, Boone Co., Mo. During the war of…

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James migrated to Mo. in 1808 to what is now Rocky Fork Township, Boone Co., Mo. During the war of 1812 he was at Fort Kincade. He taught school at Fort Cooper and one of his pupils was the afterwards celebrated "Kit Carson". In the early months, He took a flatboat to New Orleans loaded with nine kinds of wild meat, honey, corn, potatoes, onions, furs, hides, deer and elk horns, etc. and returned with the profits of his trip in the late spring of 1815. He frequently visited his father in Fort Hempstead. There he met and married Elizabeth Burkhartt who was at Fort Hempstead with her mother and father, Elizabeth and Christopher Burkhartt. Christopher designed the great seal of the State of Missouri. James was the first of his family to settle in, what is now, Boone County Missouri in an area then known as "Thrall's Prairie". Death notice - age 86 yrs 4 m 18d-Columbia, Missouri Statesmen February 12, 1875 3/4,19 February 1875 2/3, Life Sketch & Missouri Religious History 8 September 1865 2/4. There has been a book written on his descendants and a copy of such can be found in the Historical Society of Missouri located in the lower level of the Ellis Library, University of Missouri-Columbia. James Barnes served as the second Sheriff of Boone Co, MO (1822-1826). James Barnes Cemetery in Randolph Co, MO... Off Hwy 63 onto Chapel Grove Cemetery Rd, go to wooden bridge but do not cross. follow fence line south abt 1/8 mile no stones but it is said there were at one time Rev James Barnes who died in 1875 is known to be buried here. Elizabeth Hobbs (Burckharrt) Barnes the wife of James who died apr 26 1863 is also believed to be buried here.

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James Turner Barnes
September 18, 1788
234 Madison Co, KY
13 February 6, 1875
147 86 Moberly, Randolph, MO
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