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Heman V Barnard
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1830
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada
Death: Dec. 3, 1893
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

The Nauvoo Independent, 8 Dec. 1893 - Heman Barnard a prominent farmer living several miles southeast of Powelton dropped dead Sunday Moring, the cause of death being heart failure.
He had arisen from bed and gone out to shovel paths in the snow and had entered an outbuilding where he was found dead shortly after. Mr. Barnard was born in Canada on 2 April 1830. He was an old resident in this neighborhood and was regraded as a honorable, upright and industrious man.
She is survived by a family of grown children. The funeral took place at Powellton on Tuesday.

Ref: Per Ms. Rosa McAndrews, Kahoka, MO - Sarah played as a child along the banks of the Ohio river. Her Father was a cooper (barrel maker) who lived near Montrose, IA after they moved from Ohio.

Heman and Alfred lived near Brockville, Canada. When they crossed the border and went to register. The official said "Are your two brothers Loyal to the Queen?" They said "Yes, we are". Then they were told to go back to Canada. They went back to Canada but when they tried to enter the U. S. again they replied they were not loyal to the Queen and got to enter the U. S. They went to Gloversville, NY where there was a glove factory. {I think there is a reference to a married sister living in Gloversville. PRO}

Later Heman and Alfred moved on probably using the Ohio River to travel. I think they stayed in Ohio for awhile. This is where Heman may have met Elizabeth Wheeler and they got married and then moved on westward. {Probably not so as Heman and Elizabeth were married in Ft. Madison, IA; Heman and Elizabeth may have become acquainted in OH. PRO} Heman and brother Alfred next were living in or near Montrose, IA as Coopers (barrel makers). {This is probably where Heman and Elizabeth met. PRO}

Later Heman purchased 80 acres of prairie grass farm in Hancock Co., IL. They lived in a little house, 2 rooms up and 2 rooms down and raised 13 children in it. My Mother, Laura Barnard, was a twin girl. Her twin sister was Lucy. Mother said the children had to stand up to eat and slept in trundle beds. When they were all grown and leaving, Grandpa built a big house.

When Mother was grown, her job was to milk the cows twice daily. Aunt Abbie helped with the milking and took care of the milk. They made butter to sell. When Saturday night came Laura, my Mom, dressed in Calico or something a little fancy. She and some of her sisters walked 1 1/2 miles to a dance. I don't know if all the girls were good dancers or not but Mom used to waltz for a prize. She said they danced until 3 o'clock in the morning, then walked home, changed clothes and went out to do the milking. Such was the fun in the country in the late 1880 and 1900's.

There were 13 children in Mother's family. Most of the children were farmers but Uncle Frank was a carpenter. Aunt Ruth and her husband, Frank (Siebert) ran a laundry in Mulvane, KS til she died of typhoid fever. Mother went to KS via the train taking the Santa Fe from Ft. Madison, IA to help care for Aunt Ruth. Mom came down with typhoid fever at Aunt Kate's home after Aunt Ruth died. She said it was an awful illness. She recovered. Aunt Kate lost a baby on the way to Kansas and it is buried on the wayside route somewhere in Kansas. The Harman family did not stay in Kansas many years but returned to Illinois. Later they purchased a farm six miles north of Keokuk, Iowa where they spent their remaining years.
Family links: 
  John Barnard (1798 - 1861)
  Freelove Thomas Barnard (1799 - 1861)
  Sarah Elizabeth Wheeler Barnard (1830 - 1903)*
  Elizabeth Ellen Barnard Weber (1855 - 1906)*
  John E Barnard (1856 - 1916)*
  Katharine Barnard Harman (1857 - 1928)*
  Franklin Wheeler Barnard (1861 - 1928)*
  Ruth Barnard Siebert (1862 - ____)*
  Alfred E Barnard (1864 - 1940)*
  Eva Ann Barnard LeClere (1866 - 1909)*
  Laura Barnard Long (1868 - 1944)*
  Lucy G Barnard Golden (1868 - 1908)*
  Vernitia Bell Barnard Bolton (1874 - 1921)*
  Samuel Ferdinand Barnard (1876 - 1938)*
  Caroline Wilson (1878 - 1906)*
  Alexander Barnard (1824 - 1830)*
  Olivia Barnard Davies (1826 - 1899)*
  Heman V Barnard (1830 - 1893)
  Asa Barnard (1832 - 1888)*
  John R Barnard (1836 - 1888)*
  Anna Barnard Earl (1840 - 1912)*
  Alfred Ernest Barnard (1842 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
Thornber Cemetery
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Bob Orr
Originally Created by: Connie Breeden
Record added: Mar 13, 2010
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Heman V Barnard
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Heman V Barnard
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