Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0970
Overview Diary of school teacher Bernie Hodges (later Mrs. John S. Barns; born June 23, 1873, died February 1, 1930), January 1 to June 18, 1893, regarding teaching, giving music lessons, visiting relatives, and riding horses, among other activities; there are also entries regarding a trip by boat from the [Burning] Springs to Parkersburg, and by train to Clarksburg and Buckhannon, and her decision to move to Ritchie County. There is also a shield-shaped metal insignia badge for Sergeant Thomas Rufus...
Collection Number: A&M.0958
Overview Letter (July 31, 1904) regarding Barns family authored by Frank Holbert of Duluth, Minnesota to John S. Barns of Harrisville, West Virginia, a cousin to Holbert. There is also one bronze medal that was awarded to John S. Barns of Harrisville, West Virginia at the St. Louis World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) in 1904 for apples exhibited; the medal includes its original velvet lined box, a one page note describing the medal, and the original box it was mailed in from the "International...
Collection Number: A&M.0925
Overview Papers of the Barns family of northwestern West Virginia, including: the Civil War diaries of Thomas Rufus Barns recording his experiences while serving with Company K, Tenth Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Infantry (1863-1864); Civil War records of Uz Barns, who served with the same unit, including discharge and pension papers (1865-1891); miscellaneous Civil War material, including currency and song sheets (ca. 1861-1865); and Barns family papers including financial records, and land...
Dates: 1816-1899; Majority of material found within 1831-1899
Collection Number: A&M.3066
Overview A framed lithograph of the James Barns residence in Cumberland Township, near Carmichaels, PA with an insert consisting of a drawing of the first successfully operating engine in Greene Co., ca. 1833, located in the Barns woolen factory on Muddy Creek, near Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. Included is an account by the donor about the Barns family of north central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Mention is made of abolitionism, agricultural trends, James Barns, William Shinn Barns,...