James W. and Sadie M. (Barnes) Murphy, 10N 48W


In 1880 Gentry County, Missouri, James W. Murphy is four months old, with farmer father James 39 and Hester A. 30. Isaac H. is 14, Kissiah 12, Thursettie 6, Sarah R. 4, Hester 2,

In 1900 Worth County, Missouri, Sadie - born June 1888, is with John H. and Mary E. Barnes, both born in Missouri. Leona is 20, Myrtle A. 19, Elmer 16, Emory 15, Alva 14, Sadie 11, Harriett O. 10, John E. 18, Phoebe P. 4, and Walter W. 3.


John is buried in Gentry County, 1853-1935 # 18232846, with Mary Ellen (Maxwell) Barnes 1859-1955 # 18232848.

Sadie's brother " John Edgar Barnes, the fifth son of John H. Barnes and Mary Elizabeth (Maxwell) Barnes, his wife, was born February 6, 1892 near Columbus County seat of Cherokee County in southeast Kansas. In 1895 the family returned to Worth County, Missouri, where John attended Hurst public school. At the time of his induction into the United States Army, John, a single man, was in Sterling, Colorado."
John Edgar Barnes' service record states his serial number 2846287, a ge 26 3/12 years, his organization Co. 24 164 Dap Brig to May 16/18; 345 Inf. Co D to death. His engagements were St. Mihiel Salient; Verdun Sector. He served overseas from June 4, 1918 to death and was killed in action on November 1, 1918. He's buried in the Meuse-Argonne # 55961654.
J. Edgar Barnes claimed a tract - over 240 acres - in section 19, 10N 48W in 1919.

The American Legion veterans of Grant City, Missouri named their post the John Edgar Barnes Post No. 92 in his honor. "


James William Murphy married Sadie Matilda Barnes on October 26, 1910, recorded in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

James claimed a tract in 31, 10N 48W in 1919.

In 1920 Logan County, James is farming, 39 born in Missouri, with Sadie M. 31 Kansas.

They're still farming in 1930 Logan County.

In 1940 he's listed as "William" and they're running a retail grocery store, in Crook precinct.

James William Murphy registered for WWII with a Crook address, born January 4, 1880 in Gentry County, Missouri. His reference was Mrs. Dessie Warner of Gentry.
(that's a niece Dessie Morgan, daughter of Thursa. Dessie R. Warner 1899-1951 is buried in Gentry County # 45770911)

James W. Murphy 1880-1968 is buried in Sterling # 56830790, with Saidee M. (Barnes) Murphy 1888-1940 # 57989621.

Hester Ann (Nevins) Murphy 1849-1906 is buried in Gentry County # 53906719, with James T. 1840-1918 # 53906690.