Barnett Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, business and tax receipts, contracts, and material concerning the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches County. Original and photocopied documents relating to Mr. and Mrs. John Calhoun Barnett, their sons, John C. Calhoun Barnett and Robert Donnell Barnett, and other relatives, as well as some genealogical material are found in the collection.
- Event: Donated in 1974
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
John Calhoun Barnett, the son of William Barnett (1785-1827), was born 15 March 1812 in Tennessee. He married Mary English Morrow in 1832. About 1842 they came to Nacogdoches with their family. Barnett, one of the first ordained Presbyterian ministers in Texas, served variously as a circuit riding missionary, a school teacher and a book salesman. Barnett died 4 April 1859 and is buried in Upper Chireno Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. His wife is thought to be buried in the same cemetery.
(Ericson, Carolyn Reeves."Barnett, John Calhoun." Nacogdoches, Gateway to Texas, Vol. I. Nacogdoches, Texas; Ericson Books, 1991. p.19).
0.50 Cubic Feet
This collection consists of 107 items, is described in 18 folders and is housed in one clamshell box. It is organized at the item-level.
- Guide to the Barnett Family Papers
- Linda Nicklas and Jan Tracy
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