Biography of Michael J. Barnett
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Barnett, Michael J., Colton, was born in Ireland, November 24, 1852, a son of Jeremiah and Catbarine (Driscoll) Irish, mentioned elsewhere in this work. Mr. Barnett engaged in farming three years, then moved to the village, where he was engaged in teaming for some time. He was street commissioner three years in Potsdam, where he lived eleven years. He next moved to South Colton, where he bought the Riverside House in 1888, of which he has since been proprietor. This place is pleasantly located on the south bank of the Raquette River, and has a good livery in connection, with a a stage running to and from Potsdarn daily, affording excellent accommodations for travelers. Mr. Barnett married at Potsdam, February 22, 1876, Ellen Culhane, a native of Ireland, by whom he has had nine children: Kittie, who died aged eleven years; John T.; George B.; Joseph F,. who died aged four years; Mary A., who died in infancy; Leslie, also died young; Blanch E.; H. Grace, and Kittie B. Mr. Barnett is a Republican in politics, and he and family are members of the Catholic church.

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