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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
GEORGE W. BARNARD was born in Ohio County, Ky., August 10, 1832, and is a son of Loyd and Nancy (Hawker) Bernard, both of whom are natives of Kentucky, and of English descent. Loyd Barnard was employed on his father’s farm until he attained his majority. Soon after his marriage he bought wild land, near Hogg’s Falls, and subsequently improved a farm, upon which he resided until his death, which occurred, in 1843, in his forty-fifth year. He continued to add to his possessions from time to time, owning at his death about 1,000 acres. He and wife were from early life members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in which he officiated for many years as a class leader. George W. Barnard received a fair common school education at the early schools of Ohio County. He has always resided on the old homestead, near Hogg’s Falls, where he was born and which he now owns. The farm consists of 100 acres and is well improved. Mr. Barnard is successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits, make the culture of tobacco a specialty. He was married in September, 1854, to Mary J. Bennett, also a native of Ohio County, and a daughter of James an Julia A. (Igleheart) Bennett. Six children – three sons and three daughters – have been left to them, viz.: James S., Semiramis, Emma, Jacob H., Annie and Herman W. The two eldest daughters are married. Mr. Barnard and wife have been from early life church members, he of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and she of the United Baptist Church. In politics he is a Democrat.