Richard Tilman Barnes
Edith Devilla Beale
Lydia Cristie Barnes


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Lydia Cristie Barnes

  • Born: 12 Jul 1876, Virginia
  • Marriage: Samuel Tilden Saunders circa 1902
  • Died: 17 Jul 1960, Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA at age 84
  • Buried: 19 Jul 1960, Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, Isle of Wight Co., VA

bullet   Cause of her death was Cerebral Vascular Accident.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1930 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA District 21 records Lydia Cristie Barnes Saunders living with her Barnes family. The census lists the following household: Marion Barnes (indexed as Bowns at (45 - female/head), Garnett Barnes (49 - brother) (indexed as Fornett Bowns), Myrna Barnes (41 - sister) (indexed as ?? Bowns), the widow Cristie Saunders (54 - sister), and the widowed mother, Devillo Saunders (82) (indexed as sister). Other census records indicate that this is the family of Lydia Barnes Saunders and that Devillo is a Barnes and not a Saunders.
For example:
The 1920 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA District 217 records Richard L. (79 - NC) and Danilla E. (73 - VA) Barnes with children Jethro G. (38), Marion E. (34), and Norma J. (32).

The 1910 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA District 123 records Richard Tilman (69 - NC) and Devilla E. (63-VA) Barnes with children Garnet (28), Emily (26), Marion (24), Norma (22), and Dorothy Lee (20). Richard and Devilla have been married for 33 years.

The 1900 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA District 64 records Richard L. (June 1841-NC/NC/NC) and Edith D. (May 1847-VA/VA/VA) Barnes with children Lydia C. (July 1876), Jethro G. (May 1881), Dorilla E. (July 1883), Marion E. (Nov 1884), Norma J. (Dec 1887), and Lee (indexed as Free) (March 1889).

The 1880 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA District 105 records Richard T. (39-NC/NC/NC) and Devilla E. (33-VA/VA/VA) Barnes with children Lydia C. (4) and Richard W. (1).

For further reference: The 1870 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA records Daville E. Beale (23) living with W. E. Beale (37), Garrie E. Beale (23), Martha L. Beale (6/12), Lyddia W. Beale (62), and Lyddia E. Beale (26).

The 1860 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA West Side Nottoway River records Wm E. Beale (27), Lydia W. Beale (50), Lydia E. Beale (20), and Devilla Beale (14).

The 1850 Federal Census for Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA St. Lukes Parish records John E. (39) and Lydia (41) Beale with children William E. (17), Ann L. (16), Norman W. (14), Lydia (10), John T. (8), and Edith D. (3).

bullet  Research Notes:
Mrs. Christie Barnes Saunders, 83, died Sunday morning in Lane's Nursing Home in Suffolk after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Southampton County, and a member of Buckhorn Baptist Church, Como, N.C. She was widow of Samuel Tilden Saunders of Isle of Wight County, and a daughter of the late Richard Tilmon and Devilla Edith Beale Barnes, of Southampton County. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Devilla Emily Barnes of Newsoms, and Mrs. Fee Barnes, of Bonnerville, Fla. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in W.J.M. Holland & Sons Funeral Home by the Rev. E.E. Ballard, pastor of Buckhorn Baptist church, the Rev. Edwin C. Thornton, pastor of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Burial will be in Beaver Dam Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Beale, Eppa Prince, Paul Majette, Rosser Bryant, Kemper Daughtrey, Ben Bryant, Neal Seegars and Cyrus Howell.
[Lydia Christie (BARNES; Mrs. Samuel T.) SAUNDERS, lifelong resident of Southampton Co., d. 17 Jul 1960, Suffolk, age 83, interred in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery*, near Franklin, 19 Jul 1960, "The Tidewater News" (Franklin, VA), July 18, 1960, p. 4] [*Isle of Wight County Historical Society, Grave Site Survey Task Force list:] Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Mrs. Bruce Saunders (, and re-formatted by File Manager.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Cristy Barnes Saunders (widowed)
Residence: Newsoms, Southampton Co., VA
Occupation: retired Housewife
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 84
Birth Date: 12 Jul 1876
Death Date: 17 Jul 1960
Death Place: Lane's Nursing Home, Suffolk, Virginia
Burial: July 19, 1960 at Beaver Dam Church Cemetery
Registration Date: 19 Jul 1960
Father: Richard Tilmon Barnes
Mother: Devilla Edith Beale
Spouse: Samuel Tilden Saunders
Informnat: Miss Emily Barnes of Newsoms, VA


Lydia married Samuel Tilden Saunders, son of Richard (Dick) Saunders and Angeline Rawls, circa 1902. (Samuel Tilden Saunders was born on 22 Nov 1873 in Holy Neck, Nansemond Co, VA, died on 17 Jan 1925 in Windsor Township, Isle of Wight Co., Va. and was buried on 19 Jan 1925 in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrsville, Isle of Wight Co., VA.) The cause of his death was Pistol shot wounds in head - blows from blunt instrument - homicide.

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