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Accession number WHC 2013.13
Scope & Content Box of letters, photographs and ephemera from the Pendleton home on Barnestown Road in Hope. Some are letters to and from Philip Pendleton during his service in the South Pacific in World War II. Also included are 2 large framed portraits of Pendleton and Barnes family members and one charcoal portrait by Will Hall of William Barnes, great-great-grandfather of the donor. Will Hall was a talented artist who married Sarah "Effie" Barnes, daughter of William Barnes. There is also one cardboard matted picture of Edna St. Vincent Millay, aged about 15, with 2 adults and several high school classmates including Henry Treat Pendleton. Pages from family bible recording birth, marriages & deaths.

According to the donor, "William Barnes was the father of Clifford Barnes. Clifford Barnes married Nellie Morton - they were the parents of Evelyn (Evie) Barnes and Florence Barnes. Evie Barnes married Cliff Taylor, and they ran the Taylor Inn on Elm Street in Camden, Maine. Florence Barnes married Henry Pendleton, my grandfather. Henry grew up on the old Pendleton homestead on Howe Hill Road. There were about 6 Pendleton boys, the old Pendleton house ended up with one of the brothers, Louis. Louis sold the Pendleton homestead (in the 1950's?), the house is now the site of the Rockefeller's Bald Mountain Farm.

Florence and Henry Pendleton lived at the house on Barnestown Road. At one time, there were Barnes' living across the street and I believe there was another house in the area (that is long gone) and the area came to be known as Barnestown (and hence the name of the road). The old house was built sometime in the late 1790's. We have a deed from 1834 where it was transferred from one Barnes to another - we assume this was a generational transfer and the house was built by the original Barnes sometime before that. From the saw marks in the attic it has been estimated at 1790's."
Collection Pendleton-Barnes Family Papers
Catalog Number WHC 2013.13
Extent of Description .42 linear feet (1 box)
2 framed portraits
Title Pendleton-Barnes Family Papers
Creator Pendleton and Barnes families
Search Terms Barnestown Road
Camden
Hope
Maine
Subjects Bibles
Charcoal drawings
Correspondence
Documents
Ephemera
Families
Farm life
Farms
Houses
Malaria
Photographs
Pictures
Portrait drawings
School children
Schools
World War II
Other number MS 009
People Barnes, Abel
Barnes, Benjamin
Barnes, Benjamin
Barnes, Evie
Barnes, Florence Adella
Barnes, William Clifford (later reversed to Clifford W.)
Barnes, William Ellison
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
Morton, Nellie Florence
Pendleton, Henry Treat
Pendleton, Philip Winston
Taylor, Clifford