Muscatine County Iowa

Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.

Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 689

FRANKLIN BARNES, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. West Liberty; was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1833; in 1839, with his parents, removed to Muscatine, Iowa, where he has since resided. Mr. B. married Miss Elizabeth Larne, of Johnson Co., Iowa in 1857; she is a native of Wayne Co., Ohio, and came to Iowa with her parents in about 1845; they have five children---Thedora, (now Mrs. Wagner),Susie, Fannie, Harry and Nellie. Mr. B. has a fine farm of 360 acres; is one of Muscatine Co.'s stanch and enterprising farmers. He has ever been a stanch Republican. His parents Enos and Charlotte (Bagley ) Barnes, were natives of Vermont and New Hampshire; married in Vermont in 1815, removing thence to Ohio; they were among the very early settlers of that part of the State; they had nine children when they came to Iowa, in 1839, eight still living--- Almond, Simeon , Gilbert, Charles, Lucy (now Mrs Colman ), Amy (now Mrs. Cheesboro), Diantha (now Mrs. Givans); and Franklin. Mr. B. died in November, 1877, at the age of 82 years; his wife is still living, at the advanced age of 83.

Back to Biographical Index Page

Back to 1879 Table of Contents Page

Back to the Muscatine Co. IAGenWeb Index Page