Joel D. Barnes

                 Goodspeed 1890


Joel D. Barnes, one of the prominent and substantial tillers of the soil of
Pike County, Missouri Township, is a native of Arkansas, being born in Pike
County, May 13, 1855, his parents both being natives of the same State. His
father J.C. Barnes was born in 1835, and his mother, nee Martha Lewis, was
born in the same year. They were married in 1854 and were the parents of
four children, viz.: Joel D., Zilpha (who married John Buster), Mary E.
(married Charley Blanchard), and Louisa C. (married John Brooks). The 
father was a planter, and emigrated to Pike County in 1845. At the outbreak 
of the late war he enlisted in the Confederate cause, in Speer's company, 
Dawson's regiment; he was captured at Arkansas Post and carried to Chicago, 
where he died in the hospital in 1864 of small pox. His widow afterward 
married Mr. J.W. Holloway, by whom she had five children, viz.: John, 
Zeagus, William, Mattie and Sarah. She was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South. The subject of this sketch was educated in Pike 
County, and in 1874 was married to Miss Malvina Harrison, a native of 
Mississippi, by whom he is the father of seven children, viz.: Albert
(deceased), Charley, Joel T., Ardela and John D. The others died in 
infancy. Mr. Barnes is the owner of a farm of 240 acres of good land, 125 
under cultivation. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist 
Episcopal, South. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to 
Pisgah Lodge No. 250.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, The Goodspeed
Publishing Company: Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis), 1890, Pike County,
page 315.

Update 03.19.01              David Kelley 1997                 BIO-0008.HTM