J. H. Barnett

1830 - 1905

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

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BARNETT.--Rev. J. H. Barnett was born in Butler County, Ky., January 19, 1830; passed from labor to rest in Fredonia, Kans., July 14, 1905. The subject of this sketch was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1854 or 1855; placed himself under the care of Sangamon Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the state of Illinois in the fall of 1856; was transferred to Logan Presbytery, in Kentucky, and ordained by said presbytery in 1863. Brother Barnett was united in marriage to Miss Mary Taylor, March 19, 1863, who still survives him. He preached in Kentucky in his early ministry, where he was very successful in winning souls for his crown. He moved from Kentucky to Bellview, Ill., in 1879, where he preached to different congregations for a time; moved from Illinois to Sterling, Colo., where he preached as supply for a while; from there to Colorado Springs. In 1897 he came to Kansas, locating first at Garden City, Kans., then to Wellington, Kans.; preached for a while in Wichita Presbytery. He moved then to McCune, Kans., in the bounds of Fort Scott Presbytery, and on September 30, 1898, united with the said presbytery; located in Fredonia, Kans., in 1892. Brother Barnett's labors were mostly in country congregations, where he did much good work for the Master, his preaching being earnest, plain and full of the Spirit. When the call came, like Jacob, he had nothing to do but gather up his feet and depart in peace. His funeral service was conducted by Rev. B. Watts, assisted by the writer, July 16, 1905, and his remains laid to rest in the Fredonia cemetery, Wilson County, Kans.--Wm. Spencer.

[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, December 28, 1905, page 765]

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