Biography of George R. Barden
Yates County, NY Biographies





Barden, George Riggs, son of George and Dolly (Witter) Barden; was born in Benton August 17, 1812. His father was poor, and as George R. was one of the oldest of thirteen children, he was early put to work on the farm. At the age of twenty-five, he married (in 1837); and started for himself on the farm on which he now lives and of which he is the owner. His wife was Elmira Sutherland, and their children were Ashley W., Lucy A., Jennie E. and Theda H. Mrs. Barden died March 17, 1863, and January 31, 1865, Mr. Barton married Jane Wilkinson. He is one of the pioneer Republicans of Yates County, being a delegate to the first county convention of that party. In 1859 he was elected to the Assembly. He and his family are members of the Baptist Church, of which society he was one of the trustees for twelve years. He is one of the deacons at the present time and a member of the pulpit committee.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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