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Edward A. Barnett

EDWARD A. BARNETT, farmer-merchant, Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Stone) Barnett, was born in Washington, Wilkes County, February 23, 1855, the fifth of seven children, four boys and three girls. Both parents were natives of Wilkes County.

Mr. Barnett was educated in the schools in Washington, and at the age of nineteen years went on the plantation of W. A. Pope as superintendent, where he remained four years. He then for one year superintended the farm of M. M. Sims. These gentlemen were two large Wilkes County planters. He then bought a farm and began farming for himself, which he has since continued, enjoying a full measure of success and prosperity.

In addition to his farm he has conducted with profit a general merchandise store for seven years.

Mr. Barnett was married March 11, 1885, to Miss Mary, daughter of W. P. Hill, of Wilkes County, by whom he has had four children, all of whom are living.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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