The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (commonly known as Rhode Island) is geographically the smallest state in the United States, and the state with the longest official name. Rhode (pronounced "Road") Island is part of the New England region, and was one of the thirteen original American colonies that declared independence against British rule to begin the American Revolution.
The Barnes Family that came to the area in the 1860's. They originated from Kentucky then to Parke County, Indiana and then to Mahaska and Poweshiek Counties. Rosanna Barnes Musgrove was my 3x great grandmother. She had several brothers and Elias was one of the first the area. This would be my guess.