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

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