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Sterling Rex Barnes

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Smirl Dr. (FM 1140) & Terry Ln. in Heath Cemetery, Heath, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 50' 21.45368000004", -96° 28' 46.47375000012"
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    Virginia native Sterling Rex Barnes (1799-1866) migrated to this area from Mississippi with his wife Martha Ann (Mitchell) (b. 1809) and family in 1846. A pioneer settler in the community of Black Hill, now Heath, he was a charter member of East Trinity Masonic Lodge No. 157 in Rockwalll, organized in 1854. Barnes was the local justice of the peace in 1852 and operated a toll bridge at a site on the east fork of the Trinity River, now under the waters of Lake Ray Hubbard. Five sons and one son-in-law served with the Confederacy during the Civil War. (1981)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Sterling Rex Barnes Historical Marker Location Map, Heath, Texas

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy, Texas Freemasons, Masonic Lodges, Freemasonry
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