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Family information: Barnett, Hall and allies
I grew up in Woodruff,
South Carolina, USA, where my father was born, and his father before him,
and so on. My mother was a Hall from near Anderson, SC. Most of my
relatives and ancestors were farmers in upcountry South Carolina.
I am directly descended from people with the following surnames:
Addis, Barnett, Brockman, Burriss/Burress/Burrows, Campbell,
Chamblee, Carnell, Gates, Goolsby/Gouldsby, Hall, Lanford/Lankford,
Leatherwood, Martin/Merten, Massey, McClure, McDaniel, Page, Parsons,
Here are a few more details about recent generations:
- Benjamin Lewis Barnett, III
- Me. Born 2 August, 1959 in Spartanburg, SC.
- Benjamin Lewis Barnett, Jr.
- My father. Born 22 July, 1926, Woodruff, SC. Married Annalyne Louise Hall
of Anderson, SC, 25 October, 1958. Her parents were Grady Sanford Hall
and Vergie Louise McClure, both of Anderson.
- Benjamin Lewis Barnett, Sr
- My grandfather.
Born 22 September, 1905. Died 7 November 1980.
Buried in Greenhaven Memorial
Gardens, Woodruff, S.C.
I've been told that he was originally named Lewis
Benjamin, but changed the order around because there was another
fellow in town that he didn't like much with the same initials. He
worked his way up from being a rural route postal carrier to be
the postmaster of Woodruff. Married Mattie Bernice Skinner, also
- Mattie Bernice Skinner Barnett
- My grandmother. Born 14 Nov. 1902. Died 11 Oct. 1996.
Buried in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Woodruff, S.C.
Worked for years as a teller at the Woodruff State Bank, and kept
Grandpop in line. She was as sweet as could be and as patient
as the day is long.
- William Henry Barnett
- My great grandfather. Born
13 March, 1842. Died July 27, 1927. Buried in Bethel Cemetery, Woodruff,
S.C. In addition to his military service, he was
active in the Cavins Masonic Lodge. He was married twice,
had fourteen children, and fathered
his last child (my great aunt, Mary Lee Barnett) at age 70. My
grandfather was one of the children by William Henry's second
wife, Nancy Mary Parsons, of Lanford Station, S.C.
- Joseph Barnett
- My great-great grandfather. He fought in one of the Seminole
Wars, and was married to Emily Campbell.
- Annalyne Louise Hall
- My mother, born 7/23/1934, graduate of Winthrop College, taught
school in Woodruff until I was born.
- Grady Sanford Hall
- My grandfather, was a farmer near Anderson SC.
- Vergia Louise McClure
- My grandmother, graduate of Anderson College, taught school in
various schools in the Anderson, SC, area. I get my sweet
tooth from her. She always had a pie available for dessert.
Relatives on the Web
Here are some links I've found to people I'm related to, or who
at least thought we might be related at some point.
What I have to share is mostly from secondary sources, but I'm happy to hear
from people who think we may be related!
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science/
University of Richmond, VA 23173/
Martin family history - by Janice Martin of Adger, AL (This link
is to Janice Martin's Martin family lineage beginning with Merten of
Ferndorf, but it is part of another genealogist's web pages.)
Earl Barnett's family tree page - Earl is a Baptist minister
in Soldotna, Alaska, but has family in NW South Carolina. As far
as we can tell, we aren't related.
Heide Marie Brown - we appear to have some Hall, Chamblee
and Massey ancestors in common
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Last modified: Tue Feb 15 14:23:44 Eastern Standard Time 2005