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Fayette County, Iowa  

 History Directory

Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910

Author: G. Blessin


B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana


Vol. I, Biographical Sketches



~Page 943~


J. A. Barnhart


J. A. Barnhart was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, March 19, 1862, and is a son of P. A. and Mary Elizabeth (Antes) Barnhart, the former a native of Center county, Pennsylvania, the latter of Lycoming county, the same state. In 1865 they came to Fayette county, Iowa, and rented a farm one-half mile east of the present home. About three years later they bought the present home, which was then wild land. Here P. A. Barnhart and wife died.


On December 30, 1886, J. A. Barnhart was united in marriage to Elizabeth E. Shaw, a daughter of Abram R. and Matilda F. Shaw. To this union were born three children, Lawrence Phillip, Alta Etta and Loraine Josephine.


~transcribed by Mary Aldrich


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