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Manurva/Maynervie was the daughter of Jessie L. Barnett and Sarah Elizabeth McVay. This branch of the family received several land grants in former Chickasaw territories in Mississippi around the time of the Removal of the Five Civilized Tribes.
Sarah Elizabeth's father was Javan McVay, who seems to have been closely related to Hugh McVay, a governor of Alabama in the late 1830's.  The exact relationship is difficult to pin down because of the repetition of given names in the McVay family, but Marcia Kalapus has made great strides in untangling the various McVay lines recently.

The back of the photo reads simply,
"James Pinkney Barnes
Manurva Addline Barnes".
They are the parents of
Hannah Elizabeth Barnes Threadgill,
my great-great-grandmother.

Tombstones in Prentiss County,
Mississippi read, "J. P. Barnes,
Feb. 14, 1855 - March 23, 1929"
and "Maynervie A. Barnes,
Jan. 11, 1861 - Nov. 20, 1926"


Mystery Solved! Sandra Cook wrote to identify the group in this photo as her grandmother's family and the son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren of James P. and Maynervie. Thanks, Sandra!
Standing (L-R): Mary Bell Barnes Mayo, Bessie Alma Barnes, and Shelby Barnes. Seated: John C. and Luella Bailey Barnes. Luella died in childbirth at the age of 39--her twins died as well.