Happy 150th Birthday West Virginia! Anyone who knows me knows how I love my home state. I have learned to like my small town in Kansas, but West Virginia always will be my home. My family was in WV long before it was a state and most of my family is still in WV. I do have a few ancestors that left and settled elsewhere. These folks are mostly on mom’s side. Jane Jarrett Carnes, my 3rd great grandmother, is one of those ancestors.
Jane Jarrett was the daughter of Isaac Jarrett (1770-1859) and granddaughter of James Jarrett (1750-1822). She was born around 1806 in (West) Virginia. She married Henry Carnes in Clay County (West) Virginia around 1823. She was living in Boone County (West) Virginia in 1850. I have not been able to find Jane and Henry in the 1860 census but they were living in Clay County (West) Virginia when Henry died between 2 Sept 1864 when his will was written and 28 Nov 1865 when the will was proved. (WV Will Books, 1756-1991; Clay County, V. 001, pg 5, 6, 7).
I was quite surprised to find Jane Jarrett Carnes living in Waterville, Marshall, Kansas on the 1870 census! She is actually counted twice.
1870 Census -Waterville, Marshall, Kansas; enumerated on 15 July 1870 by W.A. Smith
Pg. 13 family dwelling: 112 & family #113
Carnes, Clark 39 Virginia
Virginia 28 Virginia
Jane 64 Virginia
Hall, Caroline 22 Virginia
1870 Census -Waterville, Marshall, Kansas; enumerated on 20 July 1870 by W.A. Smith
Pg. 28 family dwelling: 216 & family #220
Carnes, Jane 65 Virginia
Isaac 32 Virginia
Catherine 24 Virginia
Ellett 09 Virginia
Estelline 06 Virginia
Octavia 04 Virginia
Virginia 02 Virginia
I assume that Jane, Isaac and Clark all came to Kansas at the same time. Birth records for Virginia Carnes show she was born in Kanawha County 27 Sep 1867
Isaac Carnes Marshall County Kansas Land Record
Clark Carnes Marshall County, Kansas Land Record