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Re: Barneys and Potters and Briggs, Oh My:-)
Posted by: Cliff Barney Date: December 21, 2001 at 05:29:07
In Reply to: Barneys and Potters and Briggs, Oh My:-) by Linda Tope Trent of 1475

Hi Linda -

I have that Cynthia Potter and Nancy Potter were not sisters; perhaps they were cousins. There was a third brother who md. a Potter girl.

I will sincerely appreciate information you can share with me on the family and descendants of Benjamin & Nancy (Potter) Barney. Here's what I have. -- Cliff in Virginia

1. Dr. Edward Barney, born 18 Aug 1749 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Mass.; died 9 Aug 1839 in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.; buried in Old Belleville Cem., Belleville, Jefferson Co., N.Y., son of Capt. John Barney Jr. and Rebecca Martin. He married (1) on 29 Oct 1770 in Leyden, Franklin Co., Mass. Elizabeth Brown, born 3 Oct 1750 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Conn.; died 5 Mar 1793 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt.; buried in Wilkins Cem., Guilford, Windham Co., Vt., daughter of Benoni Brown and Mabel Porter; (2) on 4 Dec 1793 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt. Phebe Bennett, born 1768 in Vt.; christened 1769; died 1 Oct 1844 in Belleville, Jefferson Co., N.Y., daughter of Elder Josiah Bennett and Sarah (---).

Notes for Dr. Edward Barney
"Jacob Barney, 1634" pp 130, 140 by Mary E. Wesbrook, 1982
Colonial Families of America, Vol. 6
"Boston Transcript" genealogical column 2846, 17(3), 246(3), 3877(5)
DAR Lineage Book 73:120-121
DAR Patriot Index
LDS Computer File Index, Vt. (IGI)
Index to American Lineages
"Barney- Hosmer," by William F. Adams, 1912
"History of Guilford, Vt."
Laura H. Barney Bible at Flowers Mem. Library, Watertown, N.Y.
Old Belleville Cem. records
"Genealogy of the Barney Family," by Godfrey Waldo Barney
"The Growth of A Century" (Henderson, New York), pp 564, 575 & 579.
"Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Jefferson Co., N.Y.," in "Jefferson Co., N.Y. Genealogical Informer," Sept. 1995, p.18 --- it has his death as 9 Aug 1835 in Ellisburg, N.Y.
Foresman manuscript
"Gazetteer of Jefferson Co., N.Y.," pp.422-423
"Genealogy and Family History of Jefferson Co., N.Y."
He was a physician and Baptist Deacon
       "The Growth of A Century," p 564: He came from Guilford, Vermont, abt 1803 and settled in the town of Ellisburgh. He was a physician and farmer. He died in 1835, aged 86 years. Three of his sons, substantial business men, settled and raised families in that town, and were foremost in efforts to repel invasion during the War of 1812, especially in defence of Sackets Harbor. They favored education and were active in founding Union Academy at Belleville, in 1824, and patronizing it liberally in later years. John, Benjamin and Eliakim Barney were always staunch friends of Old Union, and gave their sons and daughters opportunity to share its honors.
       DAR Lineage Book 77:51 - Edward Barney (1749-1801) served as a private in Capt. Asa Rice's Co., Col. William Williams' Regt., N.Y. state militia. Born Rehoboth, Mass.; died Ellisburgh, N.Y.
       DAR Lineage Book 70:207 - has his death as 1801 (wrong)
       The 1850 census of Ellisburg, N.Y. lists che children of Caroline (Barney) Taft; and also lists Lydia Barney, age 53, wife of Luther Jenkins, with children.
       Hamilton Child's "Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.," published in 1890: Edward Barney, son of General Benjamin Barney, a Revolutionary soldier, was a native of Vermont. He married, Mabel Brown, and they reared a large family, all of whom settled in Ellisburgh. He came to this town in the winter of 1804, with an ox-team and sled, the journey occupying three weeks, and bought 160 acres of land, where Herbert H. Barney now resides for which he paid $1.25 per acre, and upon which he erected a log house. John Barney was born in Guilford, Vt., in 1778. He married Cynthia Potter, in 1801, and they had four sons and five daughters, viz.: Hiram, David, Samuel G., John, Aurilla, Julia, Laura, Harriet, and Electa. Samuel G., born in 1815, married Maria J., daughter of John Clark, in 1846, by whom he had a son, Herbert H., born in 1848. Herbert H. was educated in Union Academy, Hungerford Collegiate Institute, and Geneva High School. He married Eliza A., daughter of William and Hannah (Griswold) Phillips, in 1888, is a farmer, and owns the homestead where he was born, and which has never been owned out of the Barney family. He also owns the Sheardson farm.
       Roy Perry <> (July 1999): "Edward Barney is buried in an almost destroyed cemetery in the town of Ellisburg, near Belleville. If his wife Phoebe was buried there, her grave has disappeared."
       Roy Perry <> (July 1999): University of the State of New York, New York State Library, Albany, N.Y., Jan. 6, 1896: "This is to certify that on page 74 of a manuscript volume entitled 'Treasurer's Certificate, ' Vol. 9, in the custody of the Regents of the University in the State Library, the name of Edward Barney is recorded as a Private in the Cumberland county (now Vermont) regiment of the New York State Militia, which regiment was under the command of Col. William Williams, and in the company commanded by Captain Asa Rice; and that this said regiment was employed in active service in the Revolutionary War." (Signed) George Rogers Nowell.

Notes for Elizabeth Brown: died in childbirth of 12th child, Mabel, who is buried with her; burial: Was it in Green Cem. in Guilford, Vt.?

Notes for Phebe Bennett: death: Aunt Betty's notes have the death date 1 Oct 1844, then (written in pencil), d. 1 Aug 1835 at Belleville, N.Y. Roy Perry <> (July 1999): "Edward Barney is buried in an almost destroyed cemetery in the town of Ellisburg, near Belleville. If his wife Phoebe was buried there, her grave has disappeared." Parents from World Tree #217645, Submitter

Children of Dr. Edward Barney and Elizabeth Brown, all born in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt.:

2. i. Elizabeth "Betsey" Barney, b. 2 Dec 1770; d. 31 May 1813; md. Cyrus Carpenter.
3. ii. Susannah May Barney, b. 5 May 1772; md. (1) Elijah Gore Jr.; (2) Liberty Goodenough.
4. iii. Capt. Edward J. Barney, b. 1 Jan 1774; d. 17 Mar 1821/22; md. Rebecca Packer.
5. iv. Hannah Barney, b. 29 Nov 1775; d. 7 Jun 1795; md. John Barney 3rd.
+6. v. John Barney, b. 2 Apr 1778; md. Cynthia Potter.
+7. vi. Benjamin Barney, b. 4 Jan 1780; md. (1) Sarah Chase; (2) Nancy Potter.
8. vii. Rebeckah Barney, b. 6 Apr 1782; d. 18 Nov 1860; md. Samuel Gore.
9. viii. Mabel Barney, b. 30 Mar 1784; d. 1 May 1784.
10. ix. Aaron Barney, b. 11 Oct 1785; md. (1) Cynthia Barney; (2) Lucy Millard.
11. x. Eliakim Barney, b. 8 Feb 1788; md. Sarah K. Barney.
12. xi. Miriam Barney, b. 1 Feb 1790; md. (1) abt 1808 _____ Noyes; (2) Ernest Cook.
13. xii. Mabel Barney, b. & d. 5 Mar 1793.

Children of Dr. Edward Barney and Phebe Bennett, the first four born in Guilford, Vt. and the rest in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.:

14. i. Lydia Barney, b. 15 Nov 1796; d. 5 Jan 1797.
15. ii. Lydia Barney (?), b. 1797; md. Luther Jenkins.
16. iii. Darius Barney, b. 28 Aug 1798.
17. iv. Damaris Barney, b. 15 Mar 1801; d. 29 Jan 1871; md. Laban Brown.
18. v. Jeshuron Barney, b. 25 Mar 1805 in; d. aft 1835; md. _____ Potter.
19. vi. Caroline Barney, b. 23 Aug 1807; md. Reuben Taft.
20. vii. Eunice Barney, b. 19 Jul 1810; unmarried.

Generation 2

6. John Barney, born 2 Apr 1778 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt.; died 4 Sep 1869 in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.; buried in Woodside Cem., Belleville, Jefferson Co., N.Y. He married on 26 Sep 1800 in Leyden, Franklin Co., Mass. Cynthia Potter, born 1780 in Mass.; died 8 Mar 1846 in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.; buried in Woodside Cem., Belleville, Jefferson Co., N.Y., daughter of David Potter and Ruth Briggs.

Notes for John Barney
John and Cynthia (Potter) Barney had 9 children. See GBFA, p.277
"Index to American Lineages";
"Barney-Hosmer," by William F. Adams, 1912;
LDS Computer File Index, N.J. (IGI);
"Official History of Guilford, Vt.";
"Union Academy Endowment Book";
"County of Jefferson, N.Y. Gen. & Fam. History," by R. A. Oakes, vol. 2, pp 425-426, 1905 - Lewis Pub. Co.
Files of Mixer Cem., Ellisburg, N.Y.;
Henderson, N.Y. news clippings;
1850 census of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y., #2004/2008;
"Jacob Barney, 1634" pp 140, 165 by Mary E. Wesbrook, 1982;
Foresman manuscript;
"Gazetteer of Jefferson Co., N.Y.," p.423;
       He came from the town of Lyndon, Vermont, in March, 1806, to Ellisburgh, New York, and located on a farm near Belleville; the journey was made by him on foot, driving an ox-team and one horse. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and served at Sacketts Harbor. He was one of the organizers and served as one of the first directors of Bellevue Union Academy. His religious views were in accord with those advanced by the Baptist church. He was over six feet tall, and his shoulders were in proportion to his great height. In 1801 he married Cynthia Potter, and they were the parents of the following named children: 1- Orrilla, who became the wife of John Littlefield, and mother of Colonel Calvin Littlefield; 2- Hiram H., who was a graduate of Union College at Schenectady, New York, was a lawyer, following that profession in Cincinnati, Ohio, and for many years was state superintendent of schools of Ohio; 3- David Potter, mentioned at lenghth hereinafter; 4- Julia, wife of the Rev. Ebenezer Ward, who was a Baptist preacher, later a farmer, and resided near Cleveland, Ohio; 5- Harriet, wife of Jonah Sanford, of St. Lawrence County, New York, a lawyer and judge, and who served as colonel during the Civil War; 6- Lura, unmarried, who served in the capacity of teacher; 7- Samuel, who followed farming on the old homestead farm; 8- John whose death occurred in Ellisburgh, was a farmer in the town and in Adams, and was one of the men who went to California to seek for gold in 1849; 9- Electa, wife of the Rev. Albert Ellis, a Baptist preacher, of Michigan.

Children of John Barney and Cynthia Potter, the first three born in Leydon, Caledonia Co., Vt. and the rest in Belleville, Jefferson Co., N.Y.:

53. i. Orilla Barney, b. 1803; d. Apr 1881; bur. Mixer Cem., Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
54. ii. Lucius Barney (?), b. abt 1803.
55. iii. Hiram Howard Barney, b. 7 Oct 1804.
56. iv. David Potter Barney, b. 1807; d. 24 Apr 1889.
57. v. Julia A. Barney, b. 1809.
58. vi. Harriet E. Barney, b. 2 Dec 1812.
59. vii. Laura Barney, b. 1816; unmarried.
60. viii. Samuel G. Barney, b. 1815.
61. ix. Electa A. Barney, b. abt 1819.
62. x. John B. Barney, b. 1820.

7. Benjamin Barney, born 4 Jan 1780 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt.; died 25 Aug 1859 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio. He married (1) on 20 Mar 1803 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt. Sarah Chase, born 14 Jun 1784 of Jefferson Co., N.Y.; died 3 Nov 1805 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt., daughter of Col. Paul Chase and Betsey Kinnicutt; (2) on 18 May 1806 Nancy Potter, born 21 Mar 1784 of Guilford, Windham Co., Vt.; died 5 Jul 1845 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio, daughter of Ephraim Potter and Susannah Rice.

Notes for Benjamin Barney
"Colonial Families of America," Vol. 6
"History of Guilford, Vermont"
DAR 48:399, 70:207, 73:120-121, 77:51
Joan Best, 71 Weichers Ave., Ronkonkoma, N.Y., (July 1979)
Union Academy Endowment Book
Certified copy of Birth Certificate for Benjamin Barney (1780)
Memorial to Eliam E. Barney
"Jacob Barney, 1634" pp 140, 166 by Mary E. Wesbrook, 1982.
1850 census of Dayton, Ohio, p.1;75;, #2201/2214
"Index to Henry Baldwin Genealocial Record," Vol. 1
Eugene Preston collection: Edward Barney manuscript (Parker descendants)
"History of Geauga Co., Ohio," pp.179-180, 222
"Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve," p.521
Virkus 6:58
Beverly Fam. of Va., p 597.
       Letter to EDP, 10 Feb 1921, from Lt. Col. James P. Barney, Office of the Quartermaster General of the Army, Washington, D.C.: "My great-grandfather went from Vermont to Jefferson Co., N.Y., and his son E. E. Barney went to Dayton, Ohio in 1832."
       Children: Joan Best of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. lists the last three children (Lucinda, Abigail, and Edna Potter Barney --- with their spouses). But she is not sure of the birth order, or if these were really the last three children. Other sources say there were eleven children, however. In at least one source, Child #7 (Nancy Judson Barney) is called "youngest daughter."
       Elizabeth D. Wilson (281) 374-0312 (11/21/01): War of 1812 - Ensign & Lt. in Capt. Daniel Talcott's Co., 55th Regt., N.Y. Volunteer Militia; served 5/30 - 6/7/1814; 7/29 - 8/21/1814.

Notes for Sarah Chase: no children; birth date: I had b. 1780; birth date from WFT #38:0262

Notes for Nancy Potter: birth place: My master FGS says "of Connecticut or Massachusetts"

Children of Benjamin Barney and Nancy Potter, all born in Henderson, Jefferson Co., N.Y.:

63. i. Eliam Eliakim Barney, b. 14 Oct 1807.
64. ii. Sarah Chase Barney, b. abt 1809.
65. iii. Mary Gore Barney, b. 1811.
66. iv. Morgan Lewis Barney, b. abt 1813; in infancy.
67. v. Elijah Gore Barney, b. 21 Aug 1815.
68. vi. Harriet Newell Barney, b. 25 Apr 1818.
69. vii. Lucinda Barney, b. abt 1818.
70. viii. Nancy Judson Barney, b. 5 Apr 1820.
71. ix. Abigail Barney, b. abt 1822.
72. x. Edna Potter Barney, b. abt 1824.
73. xi. Benjamin Haff Barney, b. 16 Feb 1826.

18. Jeshuron Barney, born 25 Mar 1805 in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.; died aft 1835. He married abt 1833 Miss (---) Potter, born abt 1810 of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.

Notes for Jeshuron Barney: name: Was it Jeshuram? That's what I have on my master FGS. GBFA p.280: He and his family are supposed to have been lost in a storm on Lake Ontario. According to family recollections he had four children, but I know the name of only #2615 Edward Barney:

101. i. Edward Barney, born 16 Dec 1834 in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.


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