(1) My Uncle Nes said Judge Baird told him that he, Judge Baird, had two ancestors (a Baird and a Barnett) in the Siege of ??. He, Uncle Nes, couldn't recall what siege, and when I suggested "the Siege of Londonderry" he said perhaps that was the one, but it seemed to him it was in Scotland. This was related to me by Uncle Nes when he was along in years and his memory was poor. As this Siege of Londonderry is the only famous siege, and as the family were living there at the time, I feel I am not mistaken in concluding that this is the siege to which Judge Baird referred.
(2) This quotation is from "Striking Events in Irish History", by Dowsett, and I have used that work as my authority for this summary of the Siege of Londonderry.)
(3) This quotation is from Ogilvie’s "The Presbyterian Churches", and I have used that work freely in this brief outline of the history of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
(4) "Pennsylvania Genealogies", by Egle, can be found in most of the large libraries of the country. It contains many pages of Barnett data, following the line of John born 1700. It gives the dates of birth of Robert as 1701, James 1703, and John 1705, but the dates as shown above have come to me from other sources. And as it appears from the will that Robert and James received a smaller share of their father’s estate than did John, I concluded that the latter was the eldest and that the dates as they came to me from the other sources must be correct.)
(5) The "Pennsylvania Genealogies" record shows that John born 1700 had a son Joseph born in Ireland in 1726 or 1728. As this record shows the family emigrated to America prior to 1730, and as the quotation from the Ogilvie work (p. 3) says that "from 1729 onwards a steady stream of immigrants began to flow", I conclude that these families came in 1729.
(6) In all my research work I have never located one known to be descended from this William.
(7) Mrs. Hannah Virginia Cahill of San Antonio, Texas (see Hannah Cahill) granddaughter of Hannah Barnet, who was taken captive by Indians, has worked with me on this genealogy hunt for many years and has been my inspiration throughout.
(8) See footnote #5
(9) See footnote #5
(10) The reservations attending this data as given on pages 4 and 5 also apply
(11) Another and final paragraph of this paper is given on page 24
(12) This brief outline of the Braddock Campaign and the subsequent expedition against the fort is taken from "Highlights in History', by Mansfield, and "History of Braddock's Expedition", by Sargent. The Judge‑Baird data is inaccurate in that it states that in the second expedition the fort was captured and the French garrison taken. The facts are as stated at the bottom of this page.
(13) This is followed by a reference to the account of the Paint Creek Expedition mentioned above. It should be stated here that if Alexander did serve with Boone in 1778, that was before and not after any service he may have seen under General Gates, for the latter did not succeed to the command until December, 1780.
(14) History of Braddock's Expedition, by Sargent.
(15) Augusta County, Virginia Records, by Chalkey.
(16) This deed is in file 32 of the Ohio County Circuit Clerk's offices.
(17) Ohio County in the Olden Days, by Harrison Taylor.
(18) Taken from one of a series of articles running in the Hartford Herald during the latter part of 1907, contributed by John H. McHenry, Jr., as related to him by Stephen Stateler, an Ohio County pioneer (1770‑1856). This Stephen Stateler account is given more briefly in Collins history of Kentucky.
(19) It should be borne in mind that all the reservations attendant upon this data where previously given are also applicable here.
(20) Ohio County, organized in 1798, was a part of Hardin County, Ky. 1798‑1792
(Kentucky became a separate state in 1792)
Nelson County, Va. 1792-1784
Jefferson County, Va. 1792-1784
Kentucky County, Va. 1780-1776
(21) See page 16 for more pertaining to this
(22) So referred to in Collins History of Kentucky and in county records.
(23) Records in the Hardin County Clerk's office show that one Christopher Jackson had Col. Alexander haled before court for charging "high blooded fees for official services" as Justice of the Peace. There are many records of litigation between said Jackson and the Barnetts, and apparently Jackson was a contentious sort of person. I do not believe the charge against Col. Alexander was justified, for it is not like the Barnetts to take unfair advantage of others. In fact, the reverse is usually true.