Biography of Barney Ratnour
Madison County, NY Biographies





Ratnour, Barney, president of the village of Oneida, was born in the town of Lenox, June 1, 1830, a son of Abram and Barbara (Pease) Ratnour. His father, a farmer, was of Mohawk Dutch descent, and an early settler of the town of Lenox; he gained considerable reputation on account of his ability as a drummer in the old State militia. Barney Ratnour was educated in the common schools and has always been a farmer: he has also dealt to a considerable extent in real estate. He settled permanently in Oneida village in 1867. Mr. Ratnour is a well known and valued citizen of Oneida, and has frequently served in positions of public trust. He has held the office of excise commissioner, was member of the town board of the old town of Lenox, and for the past two years has been president of the village of Oneida. He married in May, 1870, Harriet E. Davis, a daughter of George Davis of the town of Vernon, Oneida county. Of this union are two children: Fred B. and Florence May.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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