Alexander Barnes (1879-1938), in Picture-Taking Barnes’ one-armed chair.
In the 1880 census of township, Wilson County: farmer Elias Barnes, 36; wife Margaret, 35; and sons Franklin, 6, and Alexander, 6 months.
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 23 March 1916, in Wilson County, Alex Barnes, 36, of Old Fields, son of Elias and Margarette Barnes, married Dicy Deans, 21, of Nash County, daughter of Wiley and Mariah Deans.
In 1918, Alexander Barnes registered for the World War I draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 28 December 1879; lived at R.F.D. #3, Lucama; his nearest relative was wife Dicey Ellen Barnes; and he farmed on C.E. Brame’s land.
In the 1920 census of Spring Hill township, Wilson County: on Smithfield and Red Hill Road, Ellic Barnes, 40; wife Dicy, 26; and children Grover T., 3, and Bessie M., 1.
In the 1930 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: Alex Barnes, 50, widower, farm laborer.
Alexander Barnes died 26 October 1938 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson. per his death certificate, he was born 1880 in Wilson County to Laris and Margreat Barnes; lived at Route #2, Wilson; was married; and worked as a laborer. Luther Creech was informant.
Thanks to Edith Jones Garnett for sharing this photo.