P. C. BARNETT was born near Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., February 16, 1809. and is a son of James C. and Nancy (Cox) Barnett. James C. Barnett, was born in North Carolina in 1774. His father, Thomas Barnett, was a soldier in the Revolution, and went out in a North Carolina company. He moved to Warren County when James C. was a young man, and subsequently moved to Logan County, where he died. In 1818 James C. moved to Missouri, and there resided until his death in 1867. Subject's mother died in 1814. Subject is the elder of two children and the only one now living. He went to Missouri with his father and remained there until he was seventeen years of age. He then came back to Warren County, and remained with his grandparents a short time, and there attended school and subsequently went to the Cumberland College at Princeton. Thence he came to what is now Livingston County, settling near Smithland, and in 1835 came to this county and settled on his present farm. He first purchased 770 acres, and owned at one time about 2,000 acres of land. A part of this he has since divided among his children, and he now owns about 700 acres in the home place. He also pays some attention to stock raising, and handles about seventy-five head per year. He commenced merchandising in 1851 and continued in business until 1871. He first opened a store on his farm, but subsequently moved to Carrsville, where his son J. C. is at present engaged in merchandising. From 1851 to 1875 he also engaged in buying and rehandling tobacco. Mr. Barnett was married May 25, 1834, to Miss Jeanette Threlkeld, daughter of Thomas Threlkeld. Mrs. Barnett was born November 20, 1819, and was the mother of eight children, of whom four are now living: James C. at Carrsville; Thomas T., Sallie, widow of Richard Miles, and William. Mrs. Barnett died in this county in October, 1875. Mr. Barnett has served as magistrate.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 718.