born December 14, 1831 at South Kyme, England
died August 11, 1915 Allegan Michigan
Married in the Church of England
at South Kyme, Lincolnshire
Janurary 7, 1853
born August 4, 1833 at Lincolshire, Lizingham, England
died Janurary 27, 1915 - Allegan Michigan
Both are buried at Oakwood Cemetery,
Their 1st child, a son
was born in East Mendon, New York
on April 24, 1856.
Their 2nd child, a son William
must have been born in
Lee Township - no date.
Their 3rd child, a daughter Charlotte
born Jan 29, 1858 in Manlius.
They adopted daughter Maude Benson also.
sailed for America the same year as married,
arriving in New York in June.
After sailing six weeks and three days,
they were ship wrecked and
lost most of their belongings.
They first setteled in East Mendon,
Monroe County, NewYork.
They moved to Bedford,(North of Battle Creek)
Calhoun County, Michigan in October 1856.
They moved to Lee Township,
Here they lived the life
of the farmer and bravely endured all the hardships
Also being among those brave
hearts who took the steps toward making the
William Barnett served in
the War of 1861-1865 as a private in the
The family moved to Cheshire
Township, Allegan County in 1866
GILE Basil 06/29/1981 GR Press
GILE Arthur 01/22/1940 GR Herald
1870 census paper shows William Barnett, age 38,
Eliza, age 37, James W, age 14, Charlotte, age 11 and
looks like Mary E but can't read age - looks like 6/2 or 6/12.
Maybe this is the adopted daughter Maude.