Abraham Barrons, b. January 17, 1756, probably in Wells, Me., came to Cornish about the time of leaving the Revolutionary army, say, 1778. I find the name of Abram Barnes in a list of soldiers from Wells, and think the two identical. He m. Margaret Stackpole (who was b. Nov. 12, 1755) and d. Oct. 24, 1819, aged 63. Wife d. May 22, 1846, aged 91. These had nine children named as follows:

  1. Lydia Barrons, b. Jan. 22, 1779; d. Jan. 23, 1830.
  2. Abigail Barrons, b. May 23, 1782; d. 1800.
  3. Polly Barrons, b. Aug. 4, 1784; d. Oct. 12, 1863.
  4. Sally Barrons, b. Aug. 26, 1786; d. July 31, 1845.
  5. Henry W. Barrons, b. Sept. 9, 1788; d. Feb. 9, 1860.
  6. Abraham Barrons, b. Oct. 29, 1791; m. Jane Estes, of Cornish (b. Mar. 26, 1799,), and d. Jan. 23, 1867. She d. Aug. 3, 1865. He spelled the name “Barrons.” Twelve children as follows:
    1. Sarah Barrons, b. Aug. 13, 1815.
    2. Eli Barrons, b. Nov. 20, 1816; d. Oct. 25, 1854. He m. Cynthia, dau. of Noah Rendall, of Limington, sister of Noah, 2d, Nov. 12, 1845. He d. Oct. 25, 1854. She d. Nov. 26, 1893. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Barnes lived at Moderation and there brought up her little son. She was skillful as a seamstress and a worthy woman, respected by all. She lived to see her son become a successful man of business, who with proper filial attention cared for her in her feeble years. Children:
      1. John H. Barrons, b. Aug. 25, 1847; d. Jan. 16, 1848.
      2. Almon H. Barrons, b. Nov. 23, 1848; m. and is now living in Hollis with issue.
    3. Olive Barrons, b. Oct. 13, 1818; d. May 7, 1848.
    4. Nancy Barrons, b. Feb. 8, 182 1; d. July 13, 1837.
    5. Jane Barrons, b. Dec. 9, 1823; d. Dec. 3, 1883.
    6. Mary A. Barrons, b. Apr. g, 1825; d. Mar. 24, 1850.
    7. Eliza E. Barrons, b. June i, 1827.
    8. Susan Barrons, b. Jan. 15, 1829.
    9. Abraham Barrons, b. April 24, 1832.
    10. Henry Barrons, b. July 24, 1834; d. Feb. 10, 1893.
    11. Hannah Barrons, b. Sept. 21, 1836; d. May 27, 1860.
    12. Nancy Barrons, b. Dec. 25, 1838.
    13. James L. Barrons, b. Feb. 14, 1840; d. Sept. 10, 1849.
    14. Adelia H. Barrons, b. Aug. 30, 1843.
  7. Hannah Barrons, b. Feb. 16, 1794; d. June 29, 1855.
  8. Nancy Barrons, b. Nov. 3, 1797; d. Apr. 12, 1885.
  9. Abigail Barrons, b. Mar 26, 1799; d. Feb. 2, 1880.

Note — The surname is now spelled Barnes by the younger generations. The change in the spelling, tradition says, was made at the instigation of a Methodist minister. I have found names of this family spelled Barons, Barrons, Barns, Barnes, and Barrows; the latter an error of the types. I assume that the surname is a transformation of LeBarron, which is French.