The Barnes family is the family my Great-Grandmother Vada Barnes Lawrence. She is the mother of my Mom's Mother Ruth Janie Harriett Lawrence Treat.

The earliest known ancestor on the Barnes line is James Jackson "Uncle Jack" Barnes. He was married to Malina Nancy Josephine Brown and then to Elizabeth Tennessee Hatchett. He was the father of 15 known childen.

He was a member of the Peace Society during the Civil War. He was a conscripted Confederate soldier. He was a member of the Legislature of Searcy County, a Searcy county commissioner, and the County and Probate Judge for Searcy County.