Enos Karnes

Last updated 23 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 6 Sep 1816

Died: 6 Dec 1890 in , Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

marker-enos-louhana-karnes-1890-1904: Gravestone of Enos Karnes (1890) and Louhana [Karnes] (1904); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 Nov 2021), memorial IDs 60553936 (Enos) and 60553939 (Louhana), photograph uploaded 23 Oct 2010 to both memorials; citing “Oberlin Cemetery (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas)”

Comment: Source includes name (Enos Karnes).

obituary-luhany-brennit-1904: Obituary for Luhany Brennit (1904); “Dead,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 18 May 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1904 > 11 > 18” page 5; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 18 Nov 1904 (Friday), page 5, column 4”

Comment: Source includes name (Enos <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

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birth

marker-enos-louhana-karnes-1890-1904: Gravestone of Enos Karnes (1890) and Louhana [Karnes] (1904); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 Nov 2021), memorial IDs 60553936 (Enos) and 60553939 (Louhana), photograph uploaded 23 Oct 2010 to both memorials; citing “Oberlin Cemetery (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas)”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept. 6, 1816).

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death

marker-enos-louhana-karnes-1890-1904: Gravestone of Enos Karnes (1890) and Louhana [Karnes] (1904); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 Nov 2021), memorial IDs 60553936 (Enos) and 60553939 (Louhana), photograph uploaded 23 Oct 2010 to both memorials; citing “Oberlin Cemetery (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas)”

Comment: Source includes date (Dec. 6, 1890).

obituary-luhany-brennit-1904: Obituary for Luhany Brennit (1904); “Dead,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 18 May 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1904 > 11 > 18” page 5; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 18 Nov 1904 (Friday), page 5, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (<conflict>. 6, <conflict>) and location ("Decatur county, Kansas [...] until the death of Mr. Karns). See research notes for conflict details.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Louhana "Luhany" Brennit (1825 – 1904)

Married: 1847

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

obituary-luhany-brennit-1904: Obituary for Luhany Brennit (1904); “Dead,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 18 May 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1904 > 11 > 18” page 5; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 18 Nov 1904 (Friday), page 5, column 4”

Comment: Source includes year (1847).

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Child: Samantha J. Karns (1848 – 1915)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Moved To Residence: 1857 at , , Kansas Territory, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-luhany-brennit-1904: Obituary for Luhany Brennit (1904); “Dead,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 18 May 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1904 > 11 > 18” page 5; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 18 Nov 1904 (Friday), page 5, column 4”

Comment: Source includes year (1857) and location (Decatur county, Kansas). Note that Dectur county, like the state of Kansas, did not yet exist in 1857. The location was correctly known as the Kansas Territory.

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Attributes

Residence: 1875 at , Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

obituary-luhany-brennit-1904: Obituary for Luhany Brennit (1904); “Dead,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 18 May 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1904 > 11 > 18” page 5; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 18 Nov 1904 (Friday), page 5, column 4”

Comment: Source notes that Enos and Luhany lived in "Decatur county, Kansas" from the time they moved there in 1847 (before it existed as a county or a state) until he died in 1891. The year of 1875 is a milestone in that it was the year the county was created.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Death Date: This database uses 6 Dec 1890. The obituary for Luhany Brennit gives a date of 6 Nov. 1891. [obituary-luhany-brennit-1904]

SPELLING

Surname: This database uses Karnes. The obituary for Luhany Brennit uses Karns. [obituary-luhany-brennit-1904]

FOLLOWUP

The 1870 U.S. Census shows an entry for Enos and Luhanna Karnes living in Morgan, Mercer County, Missouri on page 54/179B (image 54 in the Ancestry database). However, despite the many similarities with respect to other sources, there are also many discrepencies, and I'm not convinced it's the same couple.

He may have died from "a chronic kidney disease contracted during the war."

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

obituary-luhany-brennit-1904: Obituary for Luhany Brennit (1904); “Dead,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 18 May 2018), image “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1904 > 11 > 18” page 5; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 18 Nov 1904 (Friday), page 5, column 4”

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