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Maggie Barnes

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Validated By: Test Validator On Date: Feb. 10th 2023

Maggie Pauline Barnes (née Hinnant) was a validated American supercentenarian who is the current longevity recordholder for the U.S. state of North Carolina.


Maggie Pauline Hinnant was born in Black Creek, Wilson, North Carolina as the daughter of Louzaine Hinnant and an unknown father. She married William Orangie Barnes at Maggie’s stepfather Dread’s farm in Black Creek, Wilson 22 October 1899. The couple would have 15 children, of which eight would reach an adult age: Lillian, Clara, Gladys, Nell, Willie, Mary, Ruth and Mildred. The family moved to Kenly, Wilson, North Carolina in 1904 and Maggie spent the remaining part of her life in this area. Maggie Barnes died in Kenly, Johnston, North Carolina 19 January 1998 at the age of 115 years, 319 years.  She was survived by 4 of her 15 children.

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Mrs. Barnes was validated by the Gerontology Research Group.  At the time of her death, she was the 3rd-oldest verified living person in the world, and 2nd-oldest in the United States after Sarah Knauss.