||St. Mary`s County, MD
- Barnes, Col. Abraham of Leonardtown
In 1764 I gave my son John a very sufficient quantity of goods to begin trade and merchandise. Contrary to my expectations, he has carelessly lost and sunk all I gave him and is more in debt than I am able to pay, he having stripped all the ready money I had and has involved me in a very considerable security to Osgood, Hanberry and Company, merchants in London, and others. On the whole, this will amount to an equal share of my estate, but above all, he has robbed me of my happiness and peace of mind at a time of life when I expected to be free from any disturbance or anxiety. When he
reflects on this and that this profound unhappy condition and misfortune is entirely owing to his own obstinancy in rejecting my advice and opinion in all things and at the same time not informing himself of the true state of his affairs and endeavors to keep everything material from my knowledge. From this melancholy consideration, he cannot, with any reason, expect any further favor or indulgence from me. Therefore, I give all to my son, Richard Barnes.
Exec: Son, Richard Barnes. Wit: Hugh Hopewell, John Black, James Bates.
||Walden Family | Barnes Family
||6 Apr 2009 |
||King Mary, b. Abt. 1700, St. Mary's Co., Maryland |
||St. Mary's Co., Maryland
| ||1. Barnes John, b. Abt. 1721, St. Mary's Co., Maryland |
|>||2. Barnes Richard, b. Abt. 1723, St. Mary`s County, MD , d. Jan. 1759, Rowan Co., North Carolina |
| ||3. Barnes Mary King, b. Abt. 1725, St. Mary's Co., Maryland |
||6 Apr 2009 |