Mrs. K. W. B. Barnes, was born in Deerfield, Mass in 1836. She was christened Maria Burbank Williams but was called by the name Kitty. She also used the pen name "Kate Cameron" In 1856 she married Dr. Norman S. Barnes. She was a writer of many stories, poems, and hymns.
From Waifs and their authors by A. A. Hopkins, 1879
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Jesus is our Pilot. Mrs. Maria B. W. Barnes. [Jesus the Pilot.] In Bradbury's New Golden Censer, N. Y., 1864, together with others with the signature "Kate Cameron." We also find the same name appended to hymns in Bradbury's New Golden Chain, 1861; and his New Golden Shower, 1862.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)