Louhana "Luhany" Brennit

Last updated 23 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 12 Jan 1825 in , , Tennessee, United States

Died: 14 Nov 1904 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 (Louhana [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 (Luhany Brennit). This is presumed to be a nickname for Luhany.

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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 (Jan. 6, 1826).

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 (January <conflict>, <conflict>) and location (Tennessee). See research notes for conflict details.

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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 (Nov. 14, 1904).

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 (November 14, 1904) and location (northwest of Oberlin [, Decatur County, Kansas]).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Enos Karnes (1816 – 1890)

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

Residence: 1891 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 includes year of her husband Enos' death (1891) and location (Decatur county, Kansas), noting they resided in the county from 1847 through his death.

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

Birth Date: This database uses 6 Jan 1826. The obituary for Luhany (Brennit) Karns gives a date of 12 Jan 1825. [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 is the same couple.

Luhany was survived by three daughters, "Mrs. J. W. Smith" (Decatur County, Kansas), "Mrs. T. J. Spear" (Decatur County, Kansas) [Samantha] and "Mrs. Wiggins" (Princeton, Missouri). She was also survived by three sons; Sig Karnes (Oberlin, Kansas), Patton Karns (Oklahoma) and James Karns (Oklahoma). After her husband Enos' death, she stayed with her children, but mostly with Sig. [obituary-luhany-brennit-1904]

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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