Barnes – Bosworth

The Barnes and Bosworth Families

We connect to the Barnes and Bosworth families through the children of Isaac Edwin Hammitt and Ruth Eva Fennell.  This branch traces the family of Thomas Barnes, of New Haven, Connecticut.  Originally from Barking, Essex County, England, born in 1591, he came to America in 1637.  The majority of the descending Barnes families remained in the New Haven area for several generations.  Then in 1814 Asahel Barnes (3x great grandson of Thomas Barnes) and his wife, Patty Ives, removed to Burton, Geauga County, Ohio, with their five children.

The Barnes family history is the cumulative work of three family members over two generations.  It is important to note the bulk of the Barnes Family research on this tree was done by Shirley Barnes Weber and Ruth Barnes Hammitt.  These sisters worked tirelessly together for many years, doing research the “old fashioned way” – by trekking to county seats, libraries and cemeteries.

The marriage of General Charles Asahel Barnes, to his second wife, Marcia Crocker Bosworth in 1851 introduces the Bosworth Family line.  This branch traces the family back to Edward Bosworth, born 1589 in Market, Bosworth County, England.

The backbone of the Bosworth family tree on this site is based on the extensive work of Mrs. Mary Bosworth Clarke, “Bosworth Genealogy.  A History of the Descendants of Edward Bosworth who arrived in America in the year 1634”.

Some of the branches, in particular the Pennsylvania and New York Bosworth families, have been built upon.