Robert Bizzell Barnhill
- Born: 4 Oct 1860, New Hanover County, NC
- Marriage: Katherine Sherman 3 Jan 1891
- Died: 17 Oct 1922, Pender County, NC, at age 62
- Buried: Oct 1922, Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC
Robert "Bizzel" was born in what was then considered part of New Hanover County. In 1880, the area was changed and became part of Pender County. He remained in Pender County for the remainder of his life.
In 1880 Robert is living at home with his mother Eliza Jane, a widow, and his brother Clarence. His sister, Melissa has married.
1880 Federal Census - Pender County, NC.
Eliza J. 45 Widow
C.A. 22 son Cooper
Robert 18 son farmer
1890 Federal Census not available.
1891 Jan. 3rd - Robert and Kate married.
1900 Federal Census Records - Caswell Township, Pender County, NC
Census taken on 14 June, 1900 Enumerator: Eli Larkin
Robert B. Barnhill 39
Eliza Jane 8
Robert David 2
Willie Don 1
Bessie (Blanche) 1month
Eliza J. Mother, Widow
Robert is a farmer, owns his home and farm, free from mortgage. He can read and write. Katie has attended school and can read and write. Daughter Eliza Jane has been attending school and can read and write. The remaining children are 6 yrs and younger.
Eliza Jane, widow and mother of Robert Bizzell is living in the household. She can read and write. Eliza was the mother of 3 children and 2 of these children are living at this time. Melissa, her daughter, has died.
1910 Federal Census Records - Caswell Township, Pender County, NC
The Census was taken on April 19, 1910.
Robert Barnhill 49
Eliza Jane 18
Robert David 13
William Don 11
Bessie (Blanche) 9
Henry B. 2
The record indicates that three more children have been born since the last census in 1900.
Eliza Jane, widow and mother of Robert Bizzell is still living with the family. Eliza was the mother of 3 children and 2 of these children are living at this time. Melissa, her daughter, has died.
Willie Don shown as "William Don" on this census. He was always known as "Willie Don" or just "Don".
Robertís occupation: Farmer, owns his farm, free from mortgage.
Katie is a housewife
Eliza does housework for family
Anna helps out on the farm
Nettie cooks for the family
Robert David works on the farm
William Don goes to school
Blanche goes to school
Alice goes to school
Jerald goes to school
1920 Federal Census Records - Caswell Township, Pender County, NC
Robert Barnhill 59 Farmer
Census taken Aug. 15, 1920
Robert's mother Eliza Jane Henry Barnhill, who had lived with the family, died three months after the last census was taken in 1910.
Robert owns his farm, free from mortgage.
The older children have married and another daughter has been born since the last census.
North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
Name: Robert B Barnhill
Date of Birth: 1861
Date of Death: 17 Oct 1922
Death County: Pender
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67
North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
Name: Robert Bizzell Barnhill
Birth Date: 4 Oct 1861
Birth Place: Pender, North Carolina, United States
Death Date: 17 Oct 1922
Death Location: Caswell, Pender
Spouse's Name: Husband of Mrs R B Barnhill
Father's Name: Griffy Barnhill
Mother's Name: Elizer Jane Henry
Robert married Katherine Sherman, daughter of David Sherman and Ann "Eliza" Watson, on 3 Jan 1891. (Katherine Sherman was born on 28 Oct 1868 in Bladen County, NC, died on 8 Aug 1929 in Pender County, NC and was buried on 9 Aug 1929 in Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC.)