Caroline Alice Greene
b. circa 1823, d. 16 May 1901
- Caroline Alice Greene was born circa 1823 in Georgia.
- She was known as Carrie.
- She married James W. Barnes, son of Thomas Barnes and Sarah W. Sanders, on 24 October 1838 in Hancock County, Georgia, or possibly Jones County.
- James W. Barnes and Caroline Alice Greene appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Kemper County, Mississippi, with no children listed in the household. Also enumerated in Kemper County in 1840 were James Barnes' brothers Burwell and Lewis, and relative Jeremiah Sanders.
- On Monday, 25 March 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Had a visit from Mr Barnes & Lady, Mr Bates & Colonel Moses Evans."
- James W. Barnes and Caroline Alice Greene appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Eugenia C. Barnes, Zenobia H. Barnes, Mark S. Barnes and Abi Elizabeth Bowin. Also in the household was Kentucky-born lawyer F. S. Stockdale, age 22.
- James W. Barnes and Caroline Alice Greene appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Plantersville PO, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Eugenia C. Barnes, Zenobia H. Barnes, Mark S. Barnes, Thomas Barnes, Evelina Wood Barnes and John T. Barnes. Also in the household was Robert Barnes (age 18, born in Mississippi), probably a nephew.
- Eugenia Barnes wrote in a letter to her cousin Evelina Barnes Wood on 3 February 1861, "Miss Evelina Wood, or, "Little Sis," is the sweetest child I ever saw. She can run about every where and is able to speak many little words. She is as good as she is pretty, and consequently a great favorite with us all. Ma's and Pa's life seems bound up in that child."
- James W. Barnes and Caroline Alice Greene appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Anderson, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Zenobia H. Barnes and Evelina Wood Barnes.
- James W. Barnes and Caroline Alice Greene appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Washington, District of Columbia, at 624 G Street NW.
- Caroline Alice Greene became a widow at the 21 October 1892 death of her husband James W. Barnes.
- The following appeared on 23 October 1892 in The Galveston Daily News: (Anderson, Oct. 22) General James W. Barnes died at his home, about three miles southeast of this place, yesterday at 7 o'clock a. m., in the 75th year of his age. General Barnes was among the early settlers of Grimes county; was one of the commissioners to locate and lay out the town of Anderson, the county seat when the county was organized. The general was always broad and enlightened in his views, and was a successful planter here prior to the civil war. He was during the war elected to a brigadier generalship of state militia. Since the war he had been connected with a number of important business enterprises in Texas. He was the father of Mrs. C. C. Gibbs of San Antonio and the grandfather of Mrs. T. D. Cobb of Houston, who, with Mrs. Dr. R. Quinney and his faithful life partner, are left to mourn his loss. He was interred in the family burying ground to-day at 10 a. m. His death has cast a gloom over this community.
- There is a widow Carrie Barnes (born March 1835), enumerated in the 1900 census in Grimes County as a boarder in the hotel of John Preston. The age disparity makes it unclear whether this is James W. Barnes' widow.
- On 15 May 1901, Eugenia C. Barnes wrote to Edward Bowin: (postmarked San Antonio, May 15 1901, 2 cent stamp, addressed to Mr Ed Bowin, Care Claud Clarkson, Grand Central Depot, Houston, Texas)
103 Washington St., San Antonio, May 15
Dear Cousin Ed, Ma has been wanting to write to you ever since she reached here, but she has not been able to do so. She has requested me to write, which I do with pleasure, only I regret I cannot give you a favorable account of her health. She stood the trip out finely, but the first night she slept between two open windows, caught a cold which is almost pneumonia. She is now sick in bed, has been for a week with physician attending. She is very little better today. I sleep in her room to wait on her at night and Sister attends to her in the day.
Ma begged me to tell you how glad she was to see you, and cousin Maggie and Mattie and especially to thank you all for your kind help and attention. You all certainly made her old heart happy. She kept saying how glad she was to see you. When we go back, if God spares her life, we will let you know and hope then to meet again.
With much love, your cousin, Eugenia Quinney. Remember me kindly to Mr Claud. And tell Mattie that her Aunt Carrie said she was "just as pretty as ever." E.Q.
Information and transcription from Christy Neeb's database at RootsWeb.
- Caroline Alice Greene died on 16 May 1901 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
- She was buried at City Cemetery #5 in Bexar County, Texas.
- Last Edited: 7 Nov 2013