Henry Livingston "Slim" Barnes was my Great-Grandfather, also known as PawPaw. He was a Merchant Marine and he met and married my Great-Grandmother, Clara Mabel Brown Hutchison, in Galveston, Texas. He was actually my Grandmother's step-father as he married my Grammy when my Grandmother was a teenager. Grammy was 8 years older than him and divorced, and they did not have any children together so he did not have any natural children.
I had heard that he was from New York and his family was related to the Vanderbilts through the Snedekers, and that his parents (or at least mother, Della, and sister, Lois) moved to Galveston near him.
He and my Grammy lived in Galveston and LaMarque, Texas, and retired to East Texas near Lake Livingston. (He never lived in Houston.) He became the Fire Chief in LaMarque and later of the Big Thicket. He was a wonderful PawPaw and all of us loved him.
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