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Transcribed biography of N. Barnard

N. Barnard was born in Wayne County, Ind., October 6, 1829, and is a son of William and Sallie (Williams) Barnard; his father was born in 1803, in Surry County, N. C., whence in 1811, he removed with his parents to Wayne County, Ind., in 1817, where he married; he came to Porter County in 1835, and bought a claim of 100 acres for $50, on which a cabin was built and some clearing made. In 1836, he moved to Cass County, Mich., returning hither in 1838, and did a great deal toward improving Jackson Township. N. Barnard lived with his parents until manhood. At the age of seventeen, he began to learn carpentering, at which he labored intermittently for twenty years. On February 2, 1851, he was married to Mary J. Lumpkin, of Wayne County, born May 29, 1831; she is a daughter of James and Sarah (Thornburgh) Lumpkin; her parents removed from Tennessee to Wayne County in 1819. Mr. and Mrs. Barnard have had born to them the following named children: Orlando and Mary B., living and Sarah L., John R., Ordelle and William E., deceased. Mr. Barnard is one of the pioneers of Jackson Township, coming hither in 1835; he has been engaged in farming twenty-seven years, and has now 467 1/2 acres of good land, 350 of which are improved. Mr. Barnard has been and still is passionately fond of hunting. He is an unwavering Republican.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 355-356

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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