Name and Place
William Barnett moved to the Illinois territory in 1808 and settled at the Irish Settlement. He died in 1818.
William was born in Abbeville, South Carolina.
John had at least two sons:
John, his oldest son, lived for many years on the place his father settled. William, the second son, while returning home from a compaign against the Indians in 1813 was drowned while crossing Plum creek, within a distance two miles from his father's house.