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George Barnett,  Fox

George cash-claimed a quarter in 24, 4S 47W in 1891.

In 1900 Arapahoe County George W. Barnett, born June 1846 in Illinois, is single, a "stock raiser".  Next household is Lyman H. Walker, April 1845 New York, also a stock raiser, married to Maggie H. Jan 1847 Michigan.

In Crown Hill cemetery "Uncle - George W. Barnett - June 6, 1944 - April 7, 1910"


In 1900 Littleton George J. Burnett, born Jan 1843 in New York, is a farmer, with Catherine Sep 1849 Indiana.  They have Frank M. July 1873 a school superintendent, Reba A. Feb 1876 a telephone operator, Octavia E. July 1877, Georgia S. May 1889 a telephone operator., Grover March 1888, and Catherine A. Nov 1892, all kids born in Colorado.

In 1910 Littleton, George J. 68, born in New York, is a stock raiser, with Catherine H. 61, Indiana, with Jerome A. 22, and Catherine A. 17, both born in Colorado.

Jerome Grover Burnett registered in Littleton, saying he was born March 27, 1888 in Littleton, a farmer, caring for his wife and mother.


1910   "Among those who marketed hogs in Wray Tuesday we noted G.A. Haskell and G. Barnett."


Anna Mae McDougal was born to Leander and Susan (Hager/Hazen) McDougal in Johnson County Nebraska November 25, 1879.  She married John Barrie Barnett (son of William and Ella (Sherrett)) in Tecumseh, Johnson County, and they lived in Tecumseh in the 1910 census.

William A. Barnett -1850-1892 is buried in Johnson County, and Luella   Daughter of John B. Sharrett and Elizabeth Straley. Married William A. Barnett Dec. 17, 1874 in Otoe, Nebraska. She had 6-children: Edgar E., Cora L., Emma, John B., Arthur H., and Elizabeth. She married Samuel Thornton Canon Feb. 14, 1894 in Upper Spiney Creek, Johnson, Nebraska. She married Boone Abraham Leatherman Jan. 19, 1919 in Woodward, Oklahoma. She's buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Harper County, Oklahoma. 16771022


The 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Barnett, of south of Yuma, was painfully scalded on the right side of her face, neck, and shoulder a few days since.  The little girl ran into her mother, who was carrying a pot of boiling coffee, and the liquid was slopped out onto the child.  The burns were dressed by Dr. Raring, and the little one is reported to be getting along nicely"

In 1920  Yuma precinct John B. Barnett, 38, and Anna 40, have Forrest 15 and Doris 9, all four born in Nebraska. 

Forrest Barnett, 21, married Jennie Glenn, 23, in Yuma March 1, 1925, ceremony performed by J.R. Cordry, minister.

John, Anna, and Doris are  still farming near Yuma in 1930.  They were in Johnson County, Nebraska in 1910.

Doris married Loyal Weeks.

They, with married kids  Forrest and Doris, all were in Oklahoma with John's mother.  John died there of blood poisoning in 1934.

In 1940 Forrest D. Burnett and Jennie are in Yuma County, with John F. 14, and D. Dale 12, both born in Colorado.

Anna is widowed in 1940 Yuma, a housekeeper for  Edward Klein - a lumber merchant - and Emma A.  on South Birch.

She died August 1972, and is buried in Yuma.

Forrest D. 1903-1980 and Jennie -1901-1993 are buried in Fort Morgan.

Doris and Loyal Weeks are buried in the same lot in Yuma as Anna.

Leander McDougal (21 Dec 1912 Tecumseh Chieftain – copy provided by J. Wallace)

Leander McDougal was born at Johnstown, NY, October 4, 1834 and died at Tecumseh, Neb., Dec. 13, 1912, making his age seventy-eight years, two months and nine days.

James McDougal, the father of the deceased, took his family from New York state to St. Joseph, Mich., when the subject of this obituary was a child of three years. For a great many years the family resided there, Mr. McDougal growing to man's estate and receiving his education at St. Joseph. He was married to Miss Susan Hazen, at Buchanan, Mich., October 21, 1863 and the family came to Johnson county, Nebraska, in 1871 moving onto a homestead, four miles northeast of Tecumseh. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McDougal, four of who are living, and who are in the order of their ages, John E. McDougal, Owen J. McDougal, Mrs. John Bowen and Mrs. John Barnett, all being of Tecumseh at this time. A son, Charles, died of diphtheria at the age of three years, and a daughter, Mrs. Roscoe C. Gore, passed away here last spring. Mrs. McDougal died March 6, 1895. After a continuous residence on the farm here from 1871 until 1893, Mr. and Mrs. McDougal gave up the active work and responsibilities of the place and moved to Tecumseh, and here they spent their reclining years, and in the way it was possible for their children to be with them a goodly portion of the time and to administer to their needs and to care for the every want.

Mr. McDougal was a soldier in the Civil war, having originally enlisted with Company L, Third Michigan cavalry. Following a nine months service with this company he was discharged and he re-enlisted at once, but, having contracted chronic sore eyes in his army life, he was unable to pass the examination and was rejected. During all the active years of his life he engaged in farming. Mr. McDougal experienced the hardships incidental to pioneer life in this county, but he had a great faith in the development of Nebraska, and he remained here throughout all the discouragements of earlier years only to see a…populated, rich agricultural … grow… of a seeming barren waste. The gentleman had been a member of the church since youth, being associated and working with the Mt. Zion Baptist church when he lived on the farm, and taking a membership and deep interest in the Tecumseh Baptist church when he moved to the city. He lived as he professed, a true, conscientious Christian life, and during the five or six years that he suffered with sciatic rheumatism, the beauty of his character was reflected in his patience, his consideration of those about him and of his never failing belief that he would eventually find relief from the pains of the flesh and an everlasting home with the Master. A week before he passed away he contracted pneumonia, and his weakened condition would not permit him to overcome the ailment. He died at 10:00 o'clock, p.m., on Friday of last week, with the children, who had spent many, many nights vigil at his bedside.

The funeral was held at the Baptist church at 10:00 o'clock, Monday fore noon, and was well attended. There were numerous beautiful floral offerings. The service was conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. C.W. Heady, assisted by Rev. John H. Wolfe, and a fitting tribute was paid the memory of a noble man. Following the services at the church, the procession proceeded to the Tecumseh cemetery, where burial was made in the family lot.

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