Biography of Eleazer Barnes
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ELEAZER BARNES, of London, a retired farmer, and pioneer of Monroe county, was born June 10, 1807, ta Pittsford, Vt. In 1833 came to Michigan. November 21, 1883. he received a deed from Black Hawk Rankins, of 80 acres of land. In 1835 he purchased 80 acres more, and erected one of the first frame houses in the township. February 28, 1836, married Calista Throop. of London, who was born June 10, 1812. Four children were born to them. Mrs. Barnes died November 11, 1863. In 1851 Mr. Barnes was a member of the State Legislature for one term. In 1838 was made member of the board of supervisors of Monroe county. Has been a great politician in his early days. His son, Dorr is one of the leading farmers of Milan, and has held the office of supervisor and several other offices.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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