Biography of Andrew I. Barnes
Potter County, PA Biographies

ANDREW I. BARNES, lumberman and farmer, P. 0. Millipore, was born in Wayne county, Penn., March 30, 1836, a son of Gabriel and Salena J. (Starr) Barnes, who settled in Sharon township, Potter county, in 1838, where the father engaged in lumbering, at which business he continued until his death. He reared a large family of children, named as follows: Ann, Adeline (Mrs. F. Fuller), Andrew J., George H. (killed at the battle of Chattanooga), Charles, James (both in the army), Susan (Mrs. William Caldwell), Alice (Mrs. George Corwin) Mary (Mrs. William McMurray), Thomas, Fremont, Rodney and Ida. Andrew J. Barnes was reared in Sharon township, and began life as a lumberman. He enlisted in the Civil war in October, 1861, in Company G, Fifty third Pennsylvania Volunteers, serving eleven months, when he was honorably discharged on account of disability. After his return home he reembarked in the lumber business, as agent for Weston Bros., of Olean, W. Y., in which he has been very successful. He has cleared and improved most of the farm he now occupies, which was his father's homestead, and has been in the mercantile trade at Millipore since 1878. He married twice. His first wife was Delia, daughter of Silas Babbitt, of Sharon township, by whom he had five children: Guy S., Silas, Belle (Mrs. O. B. Howard), Charles and Jessie. His present wife was Laura, daughter of William Lockwood, of Oswayo township, by whom he has four children: Alfred, Leslie, Salena, and Weston (an infant son). Mr. Barnes is one of the leading citizens and business men of Sharon township. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Grand Army of the Republic. In politics he is a Democrat.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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