BARNETT, JOHN, the fourth in descent from John Barnett, who came from Londonderry, Ireland, to Pennsylvania, prior to 1730, and settled near the North mountain, then Hanover township, Lancaster county, was born August 18, 1752, in Hanover township. He was a farmer by occupation. At the outset of the Revolution he was appointed a lieutenant in the Hanover battalion of associators, commanded by Col. Timothy Green. He served with distinction at Long Island, August 27, 1776, and through the campaign of 1777 was in constant active service. During the remainder of the war he was in command of a volunteer company, which was formed for the protection of the frontiers from the encroachments of the Tories and their allies, the savage Indians of New York. The sword which he carried through the war is now in possession of William Barnett, of Dayton, Ohio. Major Barnett died May 12, 1823. He married, April 29, 1784, Mary McEwen, of Hanover, a very estimable lady. She was born September 9, 1762; died March 10, 1806, and is interred by the side of her husband.
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