The Barnaby Family

of Somerset County, Maryland


Information from “The Boston Family of Maryland” by Mathew Wise

James Barnaby, according to a deposition, was in Northampton County, Virginia on 12 Feb 1637/38. James and Sarah Barnaby were headrights for John Holloway in Accomack Co., Virginia in 1640 and for Roger Johns in Northampton County, Virginia in 1651.

James Barnaby (Jr.), probably the son of James and Sarah, was born about 1635. By 1664, James Barnaby, Jr. entered Somerset County, Maryland from Northhampton County, Virginia for on 12 March 1663/64 he patented “Barnaby’s Lott” (200 acres) at Manokin. In his will, signed 26 January 1665/66 (probated 28 May 1667) he made bequests to wife Mary (executrix), her dower rights; to son James, 200 acres (according to Patent); and to daughters Rebecca and Elizabeth Barnaby, the latter to have personal property bequeathed her by her god-father, Col. William Kendall. In the event of the deaths of his wife and children without issue, his estate was to pass to John Whitehead, Jr., of Northampton County, Virginia. (Ann. Wills box 1, folder 3). James Barnaby Jr. died and was buried at Manoakin on 17 Feb 1666/67.

Mary Barnaby was listed as relict of James Barnaby 1 April 1666/67. Archives of Maryland, Vol. LIV. On 28 January 1667/68 banns for the marriage of Mary Barnabe, widow, to Henry Miles were published, but she was married by John Winder, JP of Manokin to Edward Jones on 1 April 1669. She died that same year. Her sixteen year old son James Barnaby was killed in an accidental shooting by Mercy Fountaine on the Edward Jones property on 3 March 1681. At a Somerset County Court on 18 Aug 1671, John Avery entered a complaint against Edward Jones to recover Mrs. Avery’s fee for having instructed the children of Mrs. Barnabe. “That your peticioners wife made a bargain with Mary Barnabe to school her children one summer and for consideracon your peticioner was to have one two-year old heifer . . . [left] at the house of the said Barnabe until she had a calfe.” The court ordered Jones to deliver the heifer, “appointed him by the widowe Barnaby deceased, with her increase” (Torrence, p. 287).

Elizabeth Barnaby, the daughter of James (Jr.) and wife Mary, was born on 18 Feb 1660/61 at Hungar’s Parish in Northampton County, Virginia. On 1 July 1680 Elizabeth Barneby married John Henderson.


The Lineage

1. James BARNABY, Sr. – m. Sarah

2. James BARNABY, Jr. – b. abt. 1635 – d. 17 Feb 1666/67 Somerset Cnty, MD – m. Mary

3. Elizabeth BARNABY – b. 18 Feb 1660 – d. after 1747 – m. John HENDERSON, Sr. – b. 12 May 1661 Northampton Cnty, VA – d. 9 Jan 1744

4. Charles HENDERSON – b. abt 1687 – d. 29 Jan 1762 – m. Parthenia MERRILL – b. abt 1691 – d. abt 1762

5. Levin HENDERSON – b. abt 1727 – d. Mar 1789 – m. Mary ? – b. abt 1740 – d. Feb 1810

6. Curtis HENDERSON – b. abt 1765 – d. 4 Oct 1809 Worcester Cnty, MD – m. Lydia STEVENSON

7. John HENDERSON – b. abt 1805 – d. Dec. 1881 Worcester Cnty, MD – m. Elizabeth H. HOUSTON – b. abt 1807 – d. bef 1860 Worcester Cnty, MD

8. Julius E. HENDERSON – b. May 1846 Worcester County, MD – m. Emma D. FOSTER – b. Oct 1857 Worcester Cnty, MD

9. Edward Foster HENDERSON – b. 16 October 1881 Pocomoke City, MD – d. 20 May 1944 Fairmont, WV – m. Ivy Pauline NULL – b. 26 Nov 1885 Christiania, PA – d. March 1969 Fairmont, WV

10. Laura Jane HENDERSON – b. 3 January 1915 Fairmont, WV – d. 12 Oct 1986 Fairmont, WV – m. Edward C. JONES, Jr. – b. 6 Mar 1899, Hambleton, Tucker Cnty, WV – d. 31 Dec 1978 Sarasota, FL

11. David Henderson JONES – m. Mary Thelma MAY

12. David Henderson JONES, Jr.


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Updated 11 April 2010