Biography of Richard C. Barless
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Barless, R. C., M.D., was born in Hoosac, N. Y., October 19, 1833, son of Andrew and Jeanette Barless, he a native of Milton, Saratoga county, and she of Arlington, Vt., who came to Rose in 1865. where he died January 6, 1873, and his wife July 4, 1876. He was a tailor by trade. Subject was reared in Arlington, Vt., and educated in that place, White Creek and Sandy Creek, and began the study of medicine with Dr. A. L. Thompson of Sandy Creek, Dr. Miller of Alexander, Genesee couoty, and also with G. D. Wheaton of Rose; and took a course of lectures at Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia Pa. He enlisted August 22, 1862, in Company H, 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery as a member of the band, but acted as a physician. He was at Cold Harbor, Monocacy and Winchester. He returned to Rose, where he has since practiced his profession. He has been town clerk and justice of the peace, and is a member of the G. A. R., Sherman Post, No. 401. He married July 6, 1855, Helen J. Thompson, a native of Sandy Creek, and daughter of A. L. and Caroline L. Thompson, he a native of SehoHarie county, and she of Hoosac, N. Y. He died in Troy in August, 1891, and his wife February 17, 1853. Subject and wife have these children: Carrie, wife of M. Moulton of Lockport, N. Y.; A. James, who died in infancy; Charles J. and Clayton L. (twins), born July 17, 1867. educated in Rose Union Schools, editors of Farmers' Counsel and Times. Clayton J. married Jennie, daughter of Eugene Hickok, and they have one daughter, Musett Adele. Mrs. Barless, wife of Clayton, died January 8, 1889. Clayton married Lena Markham, by whom he has two children, Carrie M. and Gladys; Arthur T. who married Rose B. Colburn, and has one child, Mildre L., they live in Sandy Creek; Elmer R., a piano tuner, at home. Subject has been a practicing pension attorney fourteen years.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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