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William Carroll Barnes (1839-1918)
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Born: 10 Feb 1839 Carroll County Tennessee. 1 2
Married: Mary(Polly) Ann Smothers (1847-1944) the daughter of Green Berry Smothers (1826-1856) and Martha Pinkston (1830-1900) Abt 1865 .
Died: 28 Nov 1918 Benton County Tennessee. 3 4 5
Buried: Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery Benton County Tennessee.
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Henry Barnes

William Carroll Barnes
10 Feb 1839-28 Nov 1918
Married: 19 Apr 1838
Civil War - Union
Susan Wyatt

Spouse and Children

       Mary(Polly) Ann Smothers

Brothers and Sisters

BARNES, WILLIAM C(ARROLL), private, Co C, enlisted and mustered on same dates and places as James Henderson Barnes, above. Like James Barnes, William was a refugee resident of Snachwine, IL at the time of enlistment. He was 25 years old, 5'7" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN on 2/10/1839 to Henry and Susan Barnes. He became a company cook. At time of the discharge of the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65 he had lost a poncho worth $3 and retained a pistol worth $8. He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1890 while living in Arkansas. He died at Holladay, TN on 11/25/1919 and is buried in Benton Co, TN in Liberty Cemetery, a Northern Methodist Church cemetery. He has a military marker. His widow, Mary Ann Smothers Barnes, received a pension in 1919 while living in Tennessee. MR #1176


  1. 1870 United States Federal Census for Carroll Barnes,Benton County Tennessee
  2. 1900 United States Federal Census forWilliam C BarnesBenton County Tennessee
  3. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958 forWilliam C Barnes
  4. 1910 United States Federal Census forWilliam C BarnesBenton County Tennessee
  5. 1920 United States Federal Census forMary A Barnes BentonCounty Tennessee
  6. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd WestTennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley

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