T. T. BARNETT

T. T. BARNETT was born in Crittenden County, October 6, 1838, and is a son of P. C. and Jeannette (Threlkeld) Barnett (see sketch). His education was received at the schools of this county, and at the Cumberland Presbyterian College at Princeton. He remained at home and assisted his father in the management of the home farm until 1872, when he settled at his present farm. He first received about 340 acres from his father, and now owns about 1,500 acres, of which there are about 900 acres in cultivation. He also pays considerable attention to stock raising and trading, handling about 100 head per year. Mr. Barnett was married January 27, 1875, to Miss J. L. Hibbs, daughter of Lacey and Emma (Branch) Hibbs. Mrs. Barnett was born in Arkansas in the fall of 1849, and is the mother of one child--L. J. Mr. Barnett enlisted July 1, 1861, in the Third Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States army; was promoted to major in the fall of 1862, and in the spring of 1863 was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, and served in that position until the close of the war. For the first two and one-half years, his regiment served on foot, but at the end of that time the men were mounted, and the regiment placed under Forrest's command. Among the battles in which Mr. Barnett participated might be mentioned: Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, Paducah and Guntown, beside the many raids made by Forrest's cavalry through middle Tennessee. Mrs. Barnett is a member of the Baptist Church.

 

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