David L. Barnett was born in Ohio County, Ky., Jan. 17, 1821, and resided there, engaged in farming, until 1875, when he came to Owensboro, Daviess County, and has been employed by the Government as Store-Keeper. His parents were both natives of Ohio County. His father was killed by the falling of a tree, when David L. was four years old. His mother died when he was twelve years old, leaving three children – Cornelia, Elizabeth and David L. Elizabeth died at the age of fourteen; Cornelia is now the wife of Achilles Webb, and lives near Hartford, Ohio Co., Ky.; David L. was married May 18, 1843, to Sallie A. Baird, a native of Ohio County, born May 7, 1819. To them were born seven children – Rebecca, Sallie Ann, John L., Felix D., James, Clarence, J.A. Mrs. Barnett died Jan. 9, 1879. June 2, 1880, Mr. Barnett married Catherine Cracroft, a native of Greenup County, Ky., born in 1857. They have one child – Eulala, born April 9, 1882. Mr. Barnett owns seventy-five acres in Ohio County, and a home in Owensboro. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Politically he is a Republican.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.