|James Davis Barnes
James Davis Barnes 155
Family stories from Robert F. Hill related in 2004 report that James Davis Barnes was a Boat Captain stationed in Norfolk [Bob Hill relates in Feb 2008 that he feels that he was mistaken about Captain Barnes and it was more likely that the Boat Captain was Mr. Baker.] and that Barnes was an "Older man to Pearl ... Pearl came down to Norfolk from Ohio after they had met through correspondence".
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Blacksmith (1900) / House Carpenter (1910).
James married Myrtle Pearl Hill, daughter of Rev. John Henry Hill and Pharabey McComas, circa 1898. (Myrtle Pearl Hill was born in May 1880 in Perry Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio and died after 1946 in Norfolk City, Virginia.)