I am in process of typing up a book loaned to me by a friend that she will be posting on her website.While I have it here I will be happy to make copies for those whose ancestors are found within.
The book, published in 1912, is titled, “History of Barry County with Biographies.”It is NOT indexed so I can not do look-ups at this time.Once the typing is complete my friend will post it and index it.I will post here the names that have a biography (some also include a picture).Most, but not all, of these people were living at the time the book was written.The first 69 pages are the history of Barry County which does include info on early pioneers and others.These I can not yet deliver to you.
As I was typing I came across a few interesting notes that might help in your research: 1. There was a cholera epidemic in Barry County in 1838 and another in 1854. 2. “It was provided by the Ordinance of 1787 that as soon as any of the states to be formed out of the Northwest Territory should have a population of sixty thousand free inhabitants, it should be admitted by its delegates into the Congress of the United States.” 3. Barry township was organized on March 23, 1836.
Bios included are:
Nathan BARLOW John BESSMER Andrew Jackson BOWNE Dr. Charles S. BURTON Charles F. COCK George E. COLEMAN Philip T. COLGROVE David R. COOK Oscar L. CROOK Len W. FEIGHNER Charles F. FIELD Henry A. GOODYEAR Robert J. GRANT Charles M. HENDERSHOTT HICKS Christopher A. HOUGH Milton F. JORDAN Alonzo E. KENASTON John C. KETCHAM Loyal E. KNAPPEN Archie McCOY Judge James B. MILLS Ezra MOREHOUSE John W. MUNTON John Morse NEVINS William and Kittie (Bowne) OLNEY Ebenezer “Eben” PENNOCK William W. POTTER Lee H. PRYOR Samuel C. and Harry S. RITCHIE James P. and Anna M. (Robinson) ROBERTS – Includes daguerreotype picture. Julius RUSSELL Philo A. and Henry S. SHELDON Clement McDonald SMITH David W. and Leonora (McDonald) SMITH William H. and Fred W. STEBBINS William J. STUART Thomas SULLIVAN Dr. Birge C. SWIFT William L THORPE George S TOMLINSON Dr. William UPJOHN Christopher H. Van ARMAN Luke WATERS John WEISSERT Milo Thatcher WHEELER Henry Oscar YOUNG