Biographies of Many Residents in Marion County, Ohio by Wilson 977.1514 D3b
Noah Ellsworth Barnhart, retired farmer in Pleasant Township, was born Jul 18, 1864, in the old homestead where he now resides, son of Noah Caughman and Elizabeth Grace Simpson Barnhart. His paternal grandfather, who came from Germany, helped organize the United Brethren Church in Marion Township. Mr. Barnhart attended Oak Hill School, and went to work on his fathers' farm. He was a farmer until his retirement in 1944. On May 14, 1892, he married Sarah Ellen Cratty of Prospect township, daughter of David and L. Jane (Riley) Cratty. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart are members of First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Marion. They are the parents of three daughters: (1) Glenna Marie Barnhart Brown of Dayton, who has two daughters (a) Naomi Brown Houghton who has three children, Bettina, Michael and Timothy.(b) Donna Brown Willes who has one son, John. (2) Ruah Barnhart Jones, who is secretary to Mrs. Byers at the Girls Industrial School near Delaware. She has one daughter, Patricia, a student at United Brethren College at Westerville. (3) Mildred Lucille Barnhart Jacobs of Milwaukee, Wisc., who has one daughter Eleanor.