Biography of John Barden
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Barden, John, was born in New Hampshire in 1825 and is a descendant of old New England stock. The first of the family come to this country from Scotland early in the 17th century and suffered in common with others from the French and lndian wars. He was educated in the common schools of his day, after leaving which, he was for a time in his father's store and factory. In 1846 he engaged in railroad business. He assisted in the construction of the Northern Railroad of New Hampshire, and the Nashua and Wilton Railroad. In 1849 he came to Ithaca with contractor P. W Jones, to construct the present Cayuga and Susquehanna branch of the D. L. & W. from Ithaca to Owego. The spring following he went to Scranton and was engaged in building the road from there to Great Bend. When the road was completed he returned to Ithaca, where he has resided until the present time. Mr. Barden is a Democrat, and in 1889 was elected mayor of the city of Ithaca, which office he held two years. He has been director of Tompkins County Bank for over twelve years. He has been twice married; his first wife was Eliza A. Coddington, and his present wife Abby S. Shaw, of Towanda, Pa.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Tompkins County, NY
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012