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Joseph Conditt Barnett of Ohio County

Many members of the Barnett family in Ohio County are buried in Alexander Cemetery.

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Battle, Perrin & Kniffin, 1885

Ohio County

Joseph C. Barnett was born September 4, 1818, in Ohio County, Kentucky, and is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Conditt) Barnett.  Robert Barnett came with his father’s (Alexander Barnett’s) family to Ohio County from Virginia in 1788.  He was the only son in a family of seven children that lived to be grown.  He was a successful farmer, was a captain in Hopkins’ campaign against the Indians in the War of 1812, and afterward county surveyor for Ohio County for twenty years, in connection with farming; he died in August 1865.  Joseph C. was reared on the farm and was educated by his mother chiefly; a thorough scholar educated in the East.  At twenty-two years of age he engaged in farming for himself, which has been his principal occupation since.  He now owns 350 acres of land, one-half improved.  He holds various positions in the Methodist Church.  His wife, who was a Miss Frances D. Bennett, was a member of the same denomination.  He was elected magistrate and served four years.  He formerly a Democrat, and now a stanch Republican.  He has five children living:  Matilda E., wife of W. Tinsley; George W., a Methodist minister; William B., also a Methodist minister; Fannie M., now Mrs. J. W. Taylor, and C. M. attending De Paw University, Green Castle, Indiana.  His present wife was the widow of Captain Henry M. Bennett, who was an officer in the Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry – her maiden name was Tinsley.