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Started by Kate Steere Jul 30, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Blaise Strandquist on May 30, 2011 at 9:16am

My gg grandparents (McDonough) came to D.C. in the early 1860's.  My gg grandmother died in a housefire in 1875 and is buried in Holy Rood cemetery.  The cemetery is in horrible condition and the cemetery's records (maintained by Georgetown University) are spotty at best.  I've had no luck so far in finding her grave. 


My gg grandfather remarried in 1879 and around 1884 moved the family to St. Louis.


While in D.C., my gg grandfather worked "for the gas company". 


My current efforts are to determine which Roman Catholic church they belonged to; which Gas Company my gg grandfather worked for; and to find any photos of their neighborhood from that time period.


Comment by Linda J. Barnes on February 19, 2010 at 7:10pm
BARNES of Maryland and Washington, DC

My husband, Charles Anthony BARNES' family originated in Baltimore, MD. We have the following info on them:

Charles Anthony BARNES

Son of Theresa Droege & Charles Franklin BARNES - Born 22 Oct 1917 in Washington, DC - Died 29 March 2004 in Charlotte, NC

Grandson of Laura Marguarite Hazard Smith & Charles Orrell BARNES - Born 9 May 1891 in Baltimore, MD - Died Dec 1923 - Washington, DC - Buried in Congressional Cemetery

Great Grandson of Priscilla White & Charles F. Barnes* - Born 1864 in Carroll Co, MD - Died after 3 Sept 1956 in Washington, DC? - both buried in Congressional Cemetery

Gr/Gr Grandson of Martha Frizzle/Friggle/Frigell? & Uriah BARNES - Born about 1836 in MD - Died 1890-1900 in MD?

Gr/Gr/Gr Grandson of Providence Brothers & Solomon BARNES (Unverified) - Born about 1807 in Carroll Co, MD - Died 1864 in Carroll Co, MD?

Gr/Gr/Gr/Gr Grandson of Elizabeth Parrish & Josiah BARNES (Unverified) - Born When? - Died 1853 in Carroll Co, MD

Gr/Gr/Gr/Gr/Gr Grandson of Ruth Shipley & Adam BARNES (Unverified) - Born 1761? in MD - Died 1809 in Baltimore, MD

Gr/Gr/Gr/Gr/Gr/Gr Grandson of Ketura Shipley & James BARNES (Unverified) - Born 1690 Where? - Died 13 July 1726 in MD?

I have more info but do not wish to overload. I would though like to add that Charles F Barnes* (1864-After 1956) is listed on the 1930 census (1337 A St, NE, Enumeration District 268, Precinct 9, Sheet 6-B He was widowed twice by then I believe):

Charles F. Barnes, single, age 66, born MD, parents born MD, no occup.

Catherine A. Kennedy, sister, widow, age 56, born MD; parents born MD; no occup.

Martha BARNES, mother, widow, age 89, born MD, parents born MD, no occup.

Please do contact me if you see any possible connections here, my e-mail address is:

Looking forward to hearing from someone with ties to the BARNES Family.

Comment by Amy I Anderson on August 13, 2009 at 5:46pm
My Calverts came to DC about 1830, and my Rathbone's in 1860. I have people in Glenwood Cemetery and Congressional Cemetery.

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