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John J. BARNES 12407 - Christian Co

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John J. BARNES 12407 - Christian Co

Posted: 29 May 2014 6:35AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Barnes, Johnson, Meacham, Croft
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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville, 1884. Fruit Hill Precinct.

JOHN J. BARNES is a native of Christian County, the date of his birth being May 19, 1840; he is a son of Melville and Mary E. (Johnson) Barnes, the father a son of William Barnes. The parents had three children: William H., John J. and Elbert M. The subject of these lines has always resided in the county, and has engaged in agricultural pursuits; he has with his brother 500 acres of land, which are devoted to general husbandry. Mr. Barnes has filled the position of Magistrate for Fruit Hill Precinct two terms, is a member of the Universalist Church, and gives his support to the Republican party. He was first married to Mary J. Meacham, a daughter of James Meacham, of this county. This union gave one child – Melissa E. His second marriage was to Miss Margaret M. Croft, daughter of Roland and Peggy Croft. There are two children by this marriage: Lucian E. and Charlie J. Mr. Barnes and his brother are much respected citizens of Christian County, and are very enterprising and substantial farmers.

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