Snaps, no. 20: Sallie Barnes Creech.

Sallie Barnes Creech (1883-1948).

In the 1900 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Elias Barnes, 60; wife Margarette, 60; and children Alexander, 20, and Sallie A., 17, both farm laborers. Living nearby, Wright Creech, 27; his first wife Lucy, 22; their children Leonora, 3, Richard, 2, and Pennina, 1; and servant Daisy Green, 8.

On 25 May 1907, Wright Creach, 34, of Cross Roads township, son of Fred and Peggie Creach, married Sallie Barnes, 23, of Cross Roads township, daughter of E. and Margaret Barnes, in Cross Roads township.

In the 1910 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Wright Creech, 38; wife Sallie A., 26; children Leory, 13, Richard, 12, Penny, 9, Naomie, 7, Luther, 4, Lilly, 2, and Johnnie, 4 months; and Willie, 9, and Odalia Barnes, 7 [who were described as sons-in-law, but were actually Wright’s step-children and Sallie’s children.]

In the 1920 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: on New Wilson and Raleigh Road, farmer Right Creech, 48; wife Sallie, 37; and children Willie, 19, James O., 17, Maomie, 18, Luther, 14, Lillie May, 11, Alex, 9, Elizabeth, 8, Beulah, 6, Gertrude, 3, and David, 1.

In the 1930 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: farmer Wright Creech, 56; wife Sallie A., 47; and children Lillie M., 22, Elex, 20, Elizabeth, 18, Gertrude, 13, David, 11, Sallie, 8, Genava, 6, Addie L., 3.

In the 1940 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: farmer Seth Wilder, 37; wife Lillie May, 32; children Willie May, 2, and Seth Jr., 1; widowed mother Chestiney Wilder, 72; widowed mother-in-law Sally Creech, 57; and her children Sally, 18, Geneava, 16, and Addie Lee, 13; and lodger Walter Monque, 26.

Sallie Barnes Creech died 4 May 1948 at 612 Lodge Street, Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 6 December 1887 in Wilson County to Larus Barnes and Margaret Barnes; was the widow of Wright Creach; and was buried at Mary Grove Church. Informant was Willie Barnes, Richmond, Virginia.

Many thanks to Edith Garnett Jones for sharing this photograph of her grandmother.


  1. Sallie looks to be my great grand mother My grandfather Brinklee his first name was Herbert or Luther his wife Lilla Gray My father (O.C.) Orange Clifford Barnes

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