Surname Saturday – Barnes Kinfolk of Wayne County, NC

We have two lines of Barnes kinfolk in our family tree, and this picture is of at least three generations of our Wayne County, North Carolina kinfolk. The original photo belonged to Sarah Ophelia Rose Barnes, who was married to Thomas Whitley Barnes (1861-1892). I've done a previous blog posting on Ophelia, as she was … Continue reading Surname Saturday – Barnes Kinfolk of Wayne County, NC

Photograph of the Week – Barnes Marries Barnes

On this date in 1914, Ernest Howard Barnes (1885-1951) married Helen Catherine Barnes (1881-1973) in New York City, NY. Their paths crossed in NYC when a mutual friend introduced them, because they shared the same surname. Very soon afterwards they married. In this lovely picture Helen is wearing a beautiful linen and lace wedding gown … Continue reading Photograph of the Week – Barnes Marries Barnes