MRS. AMANDA PHIPPS BARNETT was born April 5, 1830, in Ohio County, and
is a daughter of Elijah and Harriet (Robertson) Phipps. She was liberally educated at Hartford College, and May 24, 1850, married Robert Emmitt Barnett. His father, Robert Barnett, was county surveyor for thirty years; was a captain of State militia and participated in the war of 1812. His death occurred in 1865. His son inherited many of his traits of character, was a natural mathematician, thoroughly educated, and was for many years county surveyor. He was a man of great influence and highly esteenjjed by all who knew him. His death occurred December 25, 1874. He left eleven children, as follows: Elijah, who was educated at the State University, Louisville, and is now county surveyor; Pauline, wife of John L. Barnett; Alexander, a graduate of Hartford,, now farming; Nestor, a graduate of Louisville Medical College, now practicing; Junius, a graduate of Carmi College (I11.), now in New Mexico; Ledru R., teacher of vocal music; Victor, Andrew M., Robert J., Alzien and Uzal C., all in school. Mr. and Mrs. Barnett were members of the Methodist Church. They took deep interest in the education of their children.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895