|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1820|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1909|
George Lyman BARNEY was another pioneer of Illinois. He was born in Ferrisburg, Vermont on March 6, 1820. He was the son of Dennis and Roxanna (LYMAN) BARNEY. He came to Illinois in 1836 with his parents and settled on Crow Creek not far from Lacon, Ilinois. His father started the first woolen fulling and carding mill in the area. The first mill burned and they started a second. It also burned. George was married twice. His first wife was Mary Ann RATHBONE. Family tradition says they had three little boys who died 8S infants, however, I know they had two girls who lived to grow up. The little boys I cannot prove. Mary Ann died and George married second Mary Elizabeth BAKER in 1860. They had three children:
1. Edmond S. BARNEY, born Feb. IS, 1861. He was killed when he ran to catch a train at Pekin, Illinois, missed his hold on the hand rail, and was pulled under the train. He lived several hours, although his legs were badly mangled. He was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth FRYE, by whom he had a daughter, Gertrude, who married Lester PIERCE, and an infant son, Frankie, who didn't live. His second wife was a Mrs. GRIGSBY. They had no children.
2. A daughter whose name, birth and death dates are unknown.
3. William Henry BARNEY, born October 20, 1867, married in McLean County, Illinois September 25, 1887 Eldora May HEFNER, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Ophelia
(HAYES) HEFNER. They had nine children, none of whom are buried in this cemetery.
Created by: Cliff
Record added: Jul 05, 2006
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