Henry Barnes

Type Value
Name Henry Barnes
Born 1773-05-17 Georges Creek, Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland
Gender M
Died 1856-08-03 Xenia, Green County, Ohio
Buried Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Green County, Ohio
Type Value
Father William Barnes b. (1735, Georges Creek, Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland) d. (1824, Tygarts Valley, Marion County, West Virginia)
Mother Mary Matilda Marietta b. (c. 1742, Maryland, USA) d. (1815, Monongalia County, West Virginia)
Married 1762-00-00, Georges Creek, Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland
Type Value
Family Mary Dean b. (1780, Kentucky) d. (1857-11-23, Xenia, Green County, Ohio)
Married 1800-12-01, Clark County, Kentucky
Children 3 Eliza Jennie Barnes b. (1810-05-11, Xenia, Green County, Ohio) d. (1889-04-10, Xenia, Green County, Ohio)
6 Henry Barnes b. (1814-11-30, Green County, Ohio) d. (1872-12-05, Xenia, Green County, Ohio)
2 Dean B. Barnes b. (1801-04-28, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky) d. (1875-04-28, Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana)
1 John Barnes b. (c. 1800, Madison County, Kentucky)
8 Andrew D. Barnes b. (1820)
4 Hannah Barnes b. (1806, Kentucky)
7 Elizabeth Barnes b. (1816, Ohio)
9 Jackson Barnes b. (1822, Ohio)
5 George Barnes b. (1810, Clark County, Kentucky)


Henry Barnes was a lieutenant of dragoons in the War of 1812.

Henry Barnes first came to Ohio in 1808 with Daniel Dean, as did Joshua and Caleb.

Henry Barnes, being an excellent mechanic, and so became a useful associate and friend of Daniel and their mutual friendship was never betrayed by either, but continued a strong support to each other during life. Barnes came to this County in 1808 with Daniel and located in Xenia, which then had only a few houses. He owned about one-fourth of the present site of the City. He built many houses in Xenia assisted by Daniel Dean, Dean furnishing the timber while Barnes did the work. Parts of some of the buildings yet remain that they built. Barnes was a strong man in other respects - he was a man of some education - was a surveyor. He was a man of General Jackson’s type. He was a member of a company of Indian Hunters in Kentucky, and had been engaged in many Indian hunts in Kentucky. On his immigrating to Ohio his military character was soon recognized, and he was placed as Captain over a company of militia at his new home, and this State being full of treacherous Indians one can well see that such a man as Captain Barnes would be considered a very valuable citizen. Barnes continued to reside in Xenia until his death. He was a member of the M. E. Church, and a Christian man. He had seven children. Henry, who was during the Civil War Sheriff of Greene County and also the Treasurer of Greene County two terms; Dean, John, Andrew, Mrs. Hannah Buckles and Mrs. Eliza J. Clemans and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, all of which families married and had large families – valuable members of society.

To show the determination of the mother, wife of Captain Barnes, there was an emergency which required her presence back in Kentucky. She mounted her horse with her little child less than a year old, and rode back to Kentucky alone, a distance of 150 miles, back to her old home.

Roll Of Capt. John Davis’ Company The following data is extracted from Roster Of Ohio Soldiers In The War Of 1812. (Probably from Green Co.) Served from May 3, until May 20, 1813.

Capt. John Davis Lieut. David M. Laughead Lieut. Stephen Commwell Cornet, Henry Barnes Sergt. John B. Todd Sergt. Adam Shigley Sergt. David Hanes Sergt. John John

HENRY BARNES. SR. Henry Barnes, a native of Virginia, re-moved to Kentucky in 1799, and came to Xenia in 1807. He was the father of Henry Barnes, Jr., ex-sheriff of Greene County, and the grandfather of Major George Barnes, yet living in Xenia. He was the owner of lots lots 29-68. Xenia. 29 was situated on the corner of Main and Collier streets, on which was his cabin home. Lot 68 was in the rear of this, fronting on Market street.

Barnes. Henry. Sr.. Xenia ; John Davis. L. D.. captain; from West Chester, Virginia, to Kentucky. 1794. to Ohio. 1807; buried in Woodland: died .August 2. 1856. aged seventy-five.

Henry Barnes was a pioneer settler of Xenia. Ohio, and was captain of light horse cavalry at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812. He was afterward a successful business man at Xenia