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Descendants of John E Carnes


John E Carnes was born in Genesee County, New York, and died October 21, 1814 in Pennsylvania, his death being caused by his falling from a tree. 
He married Jane Aiken February 16, 1809 in Centre County, Pennsylvania. She was born in Pennsylvania, and died in Wayne County, Ohio.

Child of John Carnes and Jane Aiken :

John E Carnes, Jr was born March 08, 1814 in Center County, PA, and died March 03, 1891. He married Margaret Clubine April 16, 1840 in Wayne Co, OH, daughter of John Clubine and Deborah Lemison. She was born in Westmoreland County, PA. Children of John Carnes and Margaret Clubine:

Mr. Carns came with his family to Black Hawk County, Iowa, in June, 1857, when he entered 200 acres of land from the Government, it being swampy land, located about one mile north of his present farm. On this land he made his home till 1880, when he removed to the place where he has since resided, and is now the owner of thirty-two acres of good land on section 15.

Mrs. Carns’s brother, James C. Clubine accompanied them to Black Hawk County in 1857.

Mr. And Mrs. Carns are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics Mr. Carns affiliates with the Republican party. He has served as township assessor three terms, and has held the office of justice of the peace four years.

Mr. Clubine, father of Mrs. Carns, was born in Germany, November 30, 1794, and when he was two weeks old his parents immigrated to America, locating in Ithaca, New York. He ran away from home at the age of fourteen years, and did not return for three years. He served in the war of 1812 nine months, being stationed at Governor’s Island, near New York. On leaving the army he went to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and was there married, remaining there several years, his wife dying in that county when Mrs. Carns was but four years old.

He was remarried, and a few months later moved to Wayne County, Ohio, and in 1842, he moved with his family to St. Joseph County, Michigan. He came to Black Hawk County, Iowa, in 1855 and settled in Lester Township. At the time of his death he was a resident of Jesup, Buchanan County, Iowa, aged eighty-six years.

Margaret E Carnes married 4-16-1840, Wayne Co, OH to Edwin Jefferson, b. 1861 son of William Jefferson and Eleanor. They had one child, Nettie Hank Jefferso. Edwin contracted consumption while in the war, from which he died April 4, 1870

U.S. Grant Carnes married Ada Van Ettan b. 10-28-1863, Belvidere, IL d. 8-17-1950, Dunkerton, IA

Thomas Carnes married Alice Ada Barker, b. 8-23-1854 in WI and died 6-26-1951, Stuttgart, Arkansas. The had the following children:

  1. Annie Carnes m. Thomas Hall
  2. Carrie Carnes m. Frederick A West. Carrie died 6-29-1945
  3. James Clyde Carnes b. 1-29-1882, Dunkerton, IA d. 12-31-1963; m. Mable Matilda Holdiman, b. 2-20-1899 d. 7-23-1955
  4. Harry Johnson Carnes b. 10-16-1886, Dunkerton, IA d. 2-20-1952, Oelwein, IA m. [1] Nellie Belle Wheeler, 1-15-1907 in Dunkerton, IA, b. 5-18-1886 in Dunkerton, IA, d. 3-5-194, IA; [2] Elva Anna Pingree Harrington in 1945, b. 8-1-1888, d. 10-31-1976
  5. Lula Carnes, b. 1891 m. Nelson Rodgers
  6. Charles Carnes, b. 11-30-1886, d. 6-28-1907


Family information provided by Karen Carnes Megerle, please contact her for further information.

Also notes from History of Black Hawk County, 1886, pages 302 - 303