Residence 1900: Cauley, Santa Rosa, Florida: “Cauley” was a family that lived in this area, possibly, an area which I have yet to define as a township, at this point. There were also other families; McLelland was one and I did find a McLelland Community on the map listed below.
A sloppy transcription of the 1900 Census (by me), with comments:
Samuel Barnes (head of the household), in 1900 U.S. Federal Census in the township of Cauley, Santa Rosa County, Florida, is 73 years old; he and his wife have been married for 54 years! Samuel was born in Georgia. His wife, Elizabeth, is age 70; she has borne 4 children, all of whom are living. Her maiden name is Holland and she hails from North Caolina.
Sam and Elizabeth’s son, Joseph lives “next door” to them in this census. I believed that his wife was named Laura, but in this census “Vetsie” or ?Betsy? is listed as his wife. Joseph is age 31; they’ve been married for 6 years. Both were born in Alabama. Joseph Barnes’ son is William and he is age 6. William Barnes was born in Florida March of 1894. Joseph’s daughter is Mary C; she was born June, 1897 and she was also born in Florida.
Another of Samuel and Elizabeth’s sons live nearby and is listed on this page as Charlie Barnes. His age and year of birth isn’t listed! However his birth month is September and he has been married to his wife Anna for three years. Charley/Charlie was born in Alabama and his wife was born in Florida. They have a daughter and a son. Both children were born in Florida, probably in Santa Rosa County. Nettie’s birthday is Dec of 1897 and Joseph D. Barnes was born in November, 1899. He is just 5 months old in the census!
Also, the Henry Barnes listed on this census page is I believe, another of Sam and Elizabeth’s sons. He is “Henry Barnes”; he was born in May of 1865. Henry’s wife, “Viney” was born in Florida, but he was born in Alabama. Question: Where in Alabama did the Barnes family live?
Henry and his wife have been married 12 years; they have 3 children, all of whom are living. Mary E. Barnes was born Feb 1889 and she is 11 years old (born in Florida); Ruth is 5 or 6 years old and was born in May of 1895. Lillie is a September baby, born 1896; she is three years old.
There is at least one or more other family members listed on this census page for the Barnes family. Sarah Barnes married Mr. Farrington. She was born in Alabama in May 1873. She is 27 years old; she had 4 children but in 1900 only three of them are alive. Her son William H. is listed on the census page; he was born August 1888 and he is eleven years old. He was born in Florida. Mary E., a daughter, was born in Feb. 1891, also in Florida. James, a son, was born June 1899; he is 11 months old.
The father of Sarah, Henry, Charlie, etc. is listed in “My Heritage” as being both William Jackson Barnes and as Samuel Jackson Barnes. This may be an error I made earlier in my research of these folks. Or an error in the record sources. I do believe the correct name is Samuel for the father of this family.
You can discover more info by searching at My Heritage, FamilySearch, etc. I am looking for someone who knew members of the Barnes Family in Santa Rosa County, (or their descendants, rather). Please contact me.