Biography of Abraham Barnes
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Barnes, Abraham, born in Orange County N. Y., came to Van Etten in 1800, being the first to clear a farm in the town. Here he died in March, 1847, at the age of eighty two. He married Ruth Thomas, of Orange County, daughter of Moses Thomas, who was killed at the battle of Minisink by the Indians. His children were Jeremiah, Hannah, John, Jesse, Reuben, Moses, Abigail, Sarah, Katherine, Oliver, and Abram. The latter was born on the home farm, where he died January 27, 1884, aged seventyone. He married Elizabeth Baker, of Newfield, N. Y., daughter of Thomas and Catherine Baker, and their children were Thomas, Eliza, Lucy, Mate, Minnie, and Hala. Hala Barnes, born at Van Etten, October 9, 1842, married Sarah C., daughter of Chauncy S. and Caroline (English) Booth, of Van Etten, and their children are Ellis E., Winnie, Lewis, Iva A., and Willis. He received his education in the Ithaca Academy, was admitted to the bar at Binghamton, N. Y., June 8, 1870, and has practiced at Van Etten since the spring of 1871. He has served as justice of the peace, town clerk, etc., and was the successor of Thomas Finnegan, the first lawyer in Van Etten.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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