George Wesley Barnes (1853-1935)

Source: The History of Barbour County, West Virginia, From its Earliest
Exploration and Settlement to the Present Time - by Hu Maxwell
The Acme Publishing Company, Morgantown, W.Va., 1899
Page 345

George Wesley Barnes, born at Cumberland, Maryland, November 3, 1853, son of George W. and Mary Constantine (Lentz) Barnes, was married at Clarksburg, September 16 1880, to Ida A., daughter of Corbin B. and Nancy (Woodford) Bradford. Children, Taisa E., George C., William C., Annie E., Pearl E. and Nettie May. He is a member of the M. E. Church, an Odd Fellow, K. of P. and K. of M. He is a Republican, and a farrier and smith, living in Philippi. He was educated in Barton and Cresaptown, Maryland. His paternal great, great grandfather came from England, and settled in Pennsylvania; and his great grandfather and grandfather (Abraham Barnes) were soldiers in the Revolution, fought through the war, and the latter was wounded in the neck and knee and drew a pension. He had three houses, on the same site, burned by Indians, and had three children killed by them, on Sideling Hill Creek, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Barnes' father fought in the Mexican War. The grandfather Lentz came from Baden Baden, Germany, 1828. He settled in Maryland. The mother of the subject of this sketch was then eight months old. Mr. Barnes came to Barbour in 1881. He has patented a brake-lever known by his name, and has other patents pending.


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