I have all the details on the life of this my GG Grandfather. Except the details of his birth.
He married Martha Johnson in 1868 and died in 1931.
Family notion was that he was born in England and his parents were William Barnett of England and Margaret McArthur of Scotland. Family lore was that his father died quite young and his mother not able to afford him gave him to a family named Todd who raised him as a worker on their farm. Sure enough there he is on the 1851 census, age 6! with "William" Todd and "Margaret" Todd. Could he have been born in England and still been shipped overseas under the age of six? I can find no records of a Barnett being born in Oxford County in 1846. Now I'm not even sure if he was a Barnett?? Can anyone offer any advice on this mystery?