John P. Barnett

Born: 23 July 1764, Orange Co, Virginia
Son of Henry "Harry" James Barnett and Mary Grundy

Died: 8 Sept 1828 - 84 years, 1 month, 16 days old

Buried: Freeman Cemetery, Blue River Township, North of Edinburg, Johnson County, IN
Bronze Marker placed by William Donaldson Chapter DAR.

Service: Enlisted Jan 1779, and served as a fifer under Capt Ambrose Madison, Col Francis Taylor, Virginia Troops
Discharged 11 April 1781. Elizabeth Barnett

Proof: Pension W 9718.

Married: 16 Feb 1783, Elizabeth Self   b. 17 Aug 1766   d. 26 Sep 1840   bur. Freeman Cemetery


John P. Barnett was also a Baptist Minister

Directions: Freeman Cemetery
From US Hwy 31 near Edinburg, turn West on CR 700N. This road goes for a short distance that passes two houses on the left and ends at the cemeteries. Freeman Cemetery is north of the road and Atterbury Cemetery is south of the road. This cemetery is located next to the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area. There are signs along the highway pointing to Freeman Cemetery and Atterbury Cemetery. Going northbound, the sign is at the edge of the highway and going southbound on Hwy. 31, the sign is in the ditch behind a utility pole.

  • Information collected by Mrs I E Tranter of Franklin, Indiana
  • Information submitted by Rick Bloom
  • Information from "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana" compiled by Mrs. Margaret O'Byrne
  • Information from "Ancestral Line of a Johnson County Pioneer Family" (History of the Barnett family told by Mary A. Barnett, granddaughter of John P. Barnett). Franklin Democrat (newspaper), Franklin, Johnson Co, IN 16 July 1897

  • Information courtesty of Brad Manzenberger, see his webpage:
    Revolutionary War Graves of Johnson County, Indiana
  • Pictures taken by Edward Hitchcock, Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR, Bedford, IN on 8 June 2004.

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